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School plan provides options
"Have some patience," was the sage advice given by School Board President Pat Sullivan at the special meeting to approve the school reopen plan on Thursday, June 25.

As the Aug. 6 open date for local schools quickly approaches, parents, teachers, administration and students alike will all need to practice that virtue as they maneuver the frontier of matriculating during a pandemic. Patience and flexibility will be key watchwords to move forward as situations which the school corporatoin has no power to control fluctuate.

The school reopening plan was revealed Thursday, right after the Pledge of Allegiance was pronounced. Sullivan asked the 20 or so community members gathered to hold any questions until Super- intendent Teresa Brown summarized the plan.

Before the plan could be outlined, one man present stood to commend the composed dedication and resourcefulness shown by teachers and others last spring when COVID-19 unexpectedly forced the closure of traditional schools and necessitated e-learning.

Just 30 minutes of summarizing and answ-ering questions later, the Jennings County School Corporation's "Panthers' Prepare & Care" plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 academic year was approved.

Parents will now have the choice to register their child for a re-imagined traditional school model or an online school model. Links to parent guides with details of the plan for the elementary, middle and high schools are available on the JCS website and Facebook page. Once parents review the guide in its entirety, they can begin registration for their child July 1-10. Transportation and internet forms will also need to be completed during registration.

Students' first day is scheduled Aug 6.

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Johnson, Stearns are happy haymakers

On the last evening of June, the competitors in the Tuesday Men's Golf League at St. Annes Golf Course happily made hay, err, good shots but mostly bad shots while the sun was shining.

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Editor's Notebook

'Poor little fella'

Deb Hofelich shed tears when she laid a flower by the body of brown hound dog that didn't have a chance. Earlier that day, it had been hit by a vehicle and killed near her home in the Two-Mile Creek subdivision.

"He was a handsome animal," Hofelich said, "the poor little fella."

Across the street, a little girl playing in her yard was also disheartened.

"I saw that dog walking around our neighborhood a couple of days ago," said Olivia Sharp, 6. "It makes me sad that he is dead. What happened to him?"

"He got ran over by a car," Hofelich answered.

Olivia frowned.

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