We want our families to be aware that our schools are monitoring information from federal, state, and local health organizations regarding the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19.
This page will be updated with the latest information from Logansport Schools regarding our response plan and district communication.
We encourage our families to talk with their children about the importance of healthy habits as well.
On Thursday, March 19 Governor Holcomb announced all schools in Indiana to remain closed through May 1. Logansport Community School Corporation has created an eLearning plan. You can find the official letter from LCSC Superintendent, Michele Starkey, here:
We understand this is a trying time for everyone. This decision impacts all of our students, families, and educators in various ways. We appreciate the support that has been given by our community and we know it will continue. As we create plans on moving forward with education and scheduled events, that information will be shared. Know that our educators, support staff, and administrative staff are all still here for you and working to give you exceptional learning experiences, even though it's not in the traditional way. #WeAreLogansportSchools
Q: Are office staff still working during eLearning and school closures?
A: Yes. At this time, our office staff, administrators, and teachers are working and readily available to assist family needs. If you have questions during eLearning, you can contact your child's teacher or the school they attend.
Q: What if my student cannot come with me for meal pickup?
A: It's recommended that students attend meal pickup. However, we understand this isn't possible in every circumstance. If your child cannot come with you, you will still be able to pick up meals.
Q: What if I am unable to get to the school during the scheduled meal pickup time?
A: You can contact the LCSC Administration Building at 574.722.2911 and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Q: My student is having laptop trouble or my student has damaged their laptop. Who do I contact?
A: You can contact the school your child attends or your child's teacher and they will assist you.
All Logansport School will be closed March 16-April 3 (No eLearning required)
Logansport Schools will continue to be closed April 6 through May 1. eLearning will begin on Tuesday, April 7 and end on Thursday, April 30. Students will have eLearning on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Monday and Friday will be teacher workdays to prep and grade.
School closures and updates will be communicated using the district's standard channels of communication, including phone calls, emails, text messages, and the LCSC website.
To ensure notifications are received, parents and guardians should verify that their phone numbers and email addresses are correct in the Powerschool Parent Portal.
Criteria for School Closure
There are no suspected or confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools. We are in frequent contact with the Cass County Health Department, Indiana State Department of Health, and the Department of Education to carefully monitor the situation.
eLearning will begin on Tuesday, April 7 and end on Thursday, April 30. Students will have eLearning on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week. Monday and Friday's will be used as state waiver days and allow teachers time for prepping and grading.
All students were sent home with their devices on Friday, March 13.
We are working to provide chargers for our students K-5. More information on laptop charger pickup will be sent out on Monday, March 30.
Laptop chargers USB-C can be used to charge a student laptop (phone chargers will not work for this).
At this time, report cards will not be mailed. Final grades can be found by accessing PowerSchool. Report cards will be distributed once students return back to school.
School-Sponsored Student Travel
Any school-sponsored or district-sponsored travel has been canceled or postponed through May 1.
Cleaning of School Facilities and School Buses
The district continues to utilize products confirmed by the manufacturer to kill human Coronavirus and other viruses. LCSC will continue to clean and disinfect schools, facilities and school buses in alignment with guidance from the CDC.
Custodial staff at all schools are focusing extra attention on sanitizing high traffic areas and commonly used surfaces including counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, light switches, keyboards, and tablets.
School and District Sponsored Events
All LCSC district and school events have been postponed or canceled through May 1. School administrators may postpone and cancel additional events as needed. We will continue to follow national, state and local health department guidelines and recommendations.
Tips to Protect You and Others From Illness
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow.
Throw used tissues away in the trash.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay away from people who are sick or not feeling well and avoid close contact with others through hugging, kissing, or shaking hands.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as toys and doorknobs.
Seek assistance from your doctor or health professional if you see or experience symptoms that cause concern.
Any student with a fever should remain at home until they are "fever free" for 24 hours.
Avoid large crowds and unnecessary travel if possible.
All Logansport Community Schools are closed until May 1, 2020
On March 19, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced new steps to combat the spread of COVID-19, including mandated closures of all Indiana schools until May 1, 2020. This mandated closure follows recent Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit gatherings to less than 10. LCSC will reevaluate our return date at the end of April and will communicate if additional closure time is needed. The closure also includes cancellation/postponement of all after school practices, extra-curricular activities, as well as, all school and PTO sponsored events.
To learn more about the Governor's actions, click here.
Indiana Department of of Education Testing Update
On March 19, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the cancellation of all state testing, which includes the ISTEP10 and ILEARN assessments.
Beginning Tuesday, April 7 through Thursday, April 30, all Logansport Community School Corporation students will begin utilizing eLearning. eLearning will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of each week. On Mondays and Fridays, teachers will be utilizing this time to prep and grade student assignments.
Meal Assistance for Students
The LCSC Food Service Team will provide meals to anyone 18 and younger. 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches will be provided at each pickup location. Meal distribution will take place every Tuesday in April (Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28) at the following locations:
Logansport High School and Columbia Elementary School
Pickup Window: 10 am-2 pm
Families are to stay in their vehicles in the meal distribution lines, as food packs will be delivered directly to the vehicle by LCSC staff. If you are unable to attend the meal pickup due to conflicting work hours or no transportation, please contact you students school and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Felix's Pantry will distribute additional food bags throughout the school closure period. Additional food resources: Emmaus Mission Center and Salvation Army