Fall 2020-21 Updates

Southmont Schools Community,

On June 5, the Indiana Department of Education released guidance to school corporations regarding reopening in the fall. While many decisions will need to be made between now and the beginning of school, we want to let you know where things stand as of today. The three county school corporations are working together with the county health department to provide as much consistency as possible for the 2020-21 school year. As more details are determined, we will share that information. Please know that we will continue to do the best that we can to balance the needs of all as we reopen, and we ask for understanding. Rest assured our focus will always be on safety.

We currently plan to start the school year with some form of in-person instruction. Please understand this is a goal, so it may not be possible if the health situation in the county changes. While our entire school community rallied to provide a quality instructional experience this spring, we feel that in-person instruction is by far the best approach for learning.

We currently plan to provide a real-time, remote learning option for all students K-12. This means the instruction will align with what is being taught in the in-person classroom. We recognize that students who have been exposed to the virus or who are especially vulnerable to the effects of the virus may need to utilize this option. Also, we understand that some families may not feel comfortable sending their children back to a physical setting.

As more details are determined we will communicate them to everyone. We continue to encourage our community to follow the recommendations from our local, state, and national health departments so that we can keep infections low in Montgomery County.

Stay safe and healthy this summer!

Dr. Shawn Greiner, Superintendent
Southmont Schools