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July 11, 2020


Tyler Vogel does well at University of Kent.
Tyler Vogel of North Vernon was named to the Spring 2020 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences Dean's List. During this term, Vogel was majoring in chemistry. This accomplishment is a sign of his hard work and committment.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Heather Feiles earns magna cum laude degree at Anderson
Heather Feiles has graduated Magna Cum Laude from Anderson Universit in Anderson. Heather received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

St Mary's principal has faith in school re-entry plan
St Mary's School in North Vernon will reopen for the 2020-21 academic year on August 6 alongside the rest of the Jennings County schools. St Mary's has its own version of a Re-entry Plan and is developing it with guidance from the Indiana Department of Education and the Archdiocese of Indiana-polis.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

School Board Reopens
The JC School Board voted on Thursday, June 25 and the school reopen plan has been approved. Below is an introduction from Superintendent Teresa Brown with a brief summary of the Jennings County School Corporation's "Panther's Prepare & Care" plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 academic year.

Links to the full parent guide book for elementary, middle and high schools can be found here: https://www.jcsc.org/news#upcomingplans

Friday, June 26, 2020


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