8 Vigo County elementary schools return to 5-day a week schedule

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Eight Vigo County elementary schools will soon return to a school schedule.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, Deming, Franklin, Hoosier Prairie, Lost Creek, Riley, Sugar Grove, Terre Town and West Vigo Elementary will welcome students who chose in-person education into their schools five days per week

“We chose these schools because they represent a good mix of small, medium and large schools as well as rural and urban schools,” superintendent Dr. Rob Haworth said. “Addressing any issues that arise in these schools will guide our next group of elementary schools as we consider their return to five days per week in the future. We will monitor this plan’s progress in cooperation with the Vigo County Teachers Association and our COVID-19 Task Force.”

This change in model was developed in cooperation with the Vigo County Teachers Association and the district’s own COVID-19 Task Force, which includes local doctors, scientists, teachers, parents and representatives from the Vigo County Health Department and the Vigo County School Corporation.

Other elementary schools and our middle and high schools will continue on the A/B model. Monday, September 28 will be an “A” day.

“We have communicated with our staff that this virus is not over even though we are comfortable with bringing our elementary school students back five days per week,” Haworth noted. “We need every adult in our community to mask up, over their nose, and stay accountable.”

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