Remote Learning November 16th to November 24th

Salem Community Schools Families,

Salem Community Schools and East Washington School Corporation are working together with the Washington County Health Department to slow the spread of COVID. Both Salem and East Washington in-person instruction will be closed Monday, Nov. 16th through Tuesday, Nov. 24th based on the recommendations of the Washington County Health Department.  We will move to Remote Learning Instruction during this time.  Individual student course work will be posted by their teachers to Google Classrooms by 9:00 am each day. Online Lions will continue as scheduled. Prosser students will continue to follow the Prosser schedule. Transportation will still be available for Prosser students. 

All middle school athletics are postponed during the remote learning time. This means there will be no practices or games. Any other extracurricular activities outside of high school athletics will be postponed as well. The walking track at the high school will also be closed to the community. Please pay attention to our school web page, school app, Facebook, and Twitter for updates. 

We are working with the Washington County Health Department to monitor the situation and the positivity rate of our county. The positivity rate will determine how we will return to instruction on Nov. 30th. We will know more by Nov. 25th and will update the community on that date. 

To view a message from Dr. Morgan, Washington County Health Officer, go to https://tinyurl.com/y28dwl93

If you or your children need internet access, we have a few options during this time.

  1. Thanks to our internet provider, Mainstream Fiber Networks, there is public wifi access available in two spots in Salem. This is 24/7 access. Choose the 1MSFNPublicWifi network. There is no password but you will need to accept the terms to gain access. On N. Harrison street in front of SHS and the parking lot adjacent to the football field. Near the Salem Public Library, there is an office building across the street.

  2. School Chromebooks will automatically connect to the internet at school in these areas: The parking lot at SHS near the football locker room, the front of SMS by the main steps, and the front parking lot at BSE between the main office and the gym.

  3. The Salem Public Library is providing free access during specific hours: The WiFi is available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day of the week. They also have 2 study desks available inside for 1-hour reservations and the computer lab is available for 1-hour reservations. 

  4. The YMCA has free wifi if you park in their parking lot.

  5. McDonald's has free wifi in their building or the parking lot.

  6. Cheddar Depot: find Cheddar Depot Guest and use password saycheese

  7. Arby’s - Find Arbys Wifi and it will take them to the authentication page to connect

  8. Taco Bell - same process as Arby's

  9. Little York Christian Church, 272 N State Rd 39, Scottsburg, IN 47170. Pull into the parking lot at the main entrance and you can access the internet from your car. There is a guest login with no password.

This is a potential plan in the event the Washington County Health Department requires us to implement a hybrid model.

Announcement

Salem Community Schools in-person instruction will be closed Monday, Nov. 16th through Tuesday, Nov. 24th based on the recommendations of the Washington County Health Department.  We will move to Remote Learning Instruction during this time.  We are working with the Washington County Health Department to monitor the situation and the positivity rate of our county. This will determine how we will return to instruction on Nov. 30th. We will know more by Nov. 25th and will update the community on that date  

Days

  • Last names A-J: Monday and Tuesday in-person. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday virtual

  • Last names K-Z: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday virtual. Thursday and Friday in-person

  • If your family contains students with varying last names please contact your building principal and we will make sure all family members attend the same day

Virtual Learning

  • Students will be assigned work through Google Classroom

  • Students will be assigned work for 10-30 min for each content area

  • Teachers will not be available during the school day as they are helping in-person students 

In-Person Learning

In-person learning will be similar to a traditional classroom with the changes listed below: 

  • Changes will be made to classrooms to create more personal space (reduce furniture, spread out desks, define areas, etc.). Students will face the same direction in classrooms as much as possible.

  • Students will be required to immediately report to classrooms upon entering school and not allowed to congregate in the hallways

Meals

Meals can be picked up once a week. You must accurately fill out the form each week to do so. The meal pick up form will be posted weekly to the school website, school app, Facebook, and Twitter

Attendance

Student attendance is required during school hours. Teachers will post an announcement to their Google Classroom each day with instructions on how virtual students should complete attendance

Transportation

If your student is scheduled for in-person instruction they will be picked up by their bus on days they are assigned to attend school. Students who are assigned to virtual learning will not be taken to school on virtual learning days.