Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 04/09/20)

Comet Families,

Please refer to the updated information below this announcement about eLearning and and the current plans for Eastern Howard instruction. At this time we would like to share an update with you once more.

Please refer to all of the documentation below. The letter from Dr. Richie has been updated along with schedules for the remainder of the school year.

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 03/12/20)

Updated Announcement 03/11/2020

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Due to the recent confirmed case of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County, all four of the Howard County School Corporations have collaborated and agreed that it is in the best interest of our students and school community to cancel tonight’s high school Howard County Music Festival performance.

Today, we were also informed that a hospital employee, who was in proximity to the patient confirmed with the virus, was present at last night’s Howard County Music Festival rehearsal with students.  For guidance we contacted the Indiana State Department of Health and spoke with Dr. Dan Rusyniak. Given the information, he did not find it necessary for the schools to take any further measures at this time other than the precautionary measures we currently have in place.  We will continue to work with our local and state health officials to ensure the safety of our students and staff. This is an ongoing situation that we are actively monitoring.

Eastern Howard School Corporation Administration


Eastern Howard believes the safety of students and staff is more important than anything else. While there have been reports of the coronavirus worldwide, Eastern has not seen any infections of this type. It is our policy to always be prepared though. Please take a moment to read through this information from our Superintendent, Dr. Keith Richie.

The full letter from Dr. Richie can be found at this link:

COVID-19 Letter to Parents

Updated information on COVID-19 can be found at:  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html​  

https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm

Eastern Adopts BoardDocs

Eastern Howard has adopted BoardDocs for management of school board documents and meetings. You can see the full information about BoardDocs below.

You can access BoardDocs at the following links:

https://go.boarddocs.com/in/ehsc/Board.nsf – This is the staff login link for Eastern staff/Board Members

https://go.boarddocs.com/in/ehsc/Board.nsf/Public – Link to the Public site used by members of the community

https://go.boarddocs.com/in/ehsc/Board.nsf/Scoreboard – Link to vote tallies while the Board meeting is in session.  This link is active only while the meeting is active.

School Day Schedule

The Eastern Howard school year has begun.  We understand that parents sometimes need to schedule appointments for their children or their own appointments in coordination with the school day.  We are pleased to announce the general school day length for students.  School start and end times are listed below.

Eastern Elementary:  8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Eastern Jr./Sr. High School:  8:05 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Eastern Cares

Eastern cares about our community, our students, and our patrons. Every month Comets donate time and invest themselves in giving back to our community. Volunteering, donation of facility time, and donations to families in need are just a few of the common good works of our staff and students. Every month we will update this area to show how our Eastern family is promoting caring and compassion. You can browse our document folder below for more information. When available we will also share photos and video through our gallery folder.