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COVID-19 forces three Center Grove schools to e-learning, hybrid schedule

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Posted at 10:21 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 22:21:58-04

GREENWOOD — Concerns over a number of positive cases of COVID-19 is prompting Center Grove Community School Corp. to move three buildings to e-learning next week followed by at least two weeks of a hybrid schedule.\

According to an email to parents sent Thursday, Center Grove High School, Center Grove Middle School Central and Center Grove Middle School North will conduct all classes by e-learning beginning Monday for one week. The following Monday, Aug. 31, the schools will begin a blended model of instruction for at least two weeks through Friday, Sept. 11.

The district announced a determination beyond those two weeks will be made by Friday, Sept. 4.

The change is only for those three schools and does not impact the elementary schools, Bridges Academy, or the Center Grove Simon Youth Academy, the district said.

A district spokeswoman said to-date there have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Center Grove High School, one at Center Grove Middle School North, and one at Center Grove Elementary. The district has not said whether the confirmed cases are in students or staff members.

For the two-week blended model, students will be assigned to either Group A or Group B by last name and family which will determine which days they come to school and which days they do e-learning. Group A will attend in person on Mondays and Thursdays and e-learn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays with the exception of Labor Day week. Group B will attend in person on Tuesdays and Fridays and e-learn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with the exception of Labor Day week.

The district said extracurricular activities and athletics will continue with the required safety precautions in place.

Families will be notified of their group assignment by email, the district said.