Elementary school students plan to return to school five days per week!

The Vigo County School Corporation hopes to return all in-person elementary school students to a five-day-per-week schedule on Tuesday, October 6. We will confirm this plan with families late next week, but want our community to know our potential timeline.

Previously, we announced that on Monday, September 28, students who chose in-person education at eight elementary schools—Deming, Franklin, Hoosier Prairie, Lost Creek, Riley, Sugar Grove, Terre Town, and West Vigo Elementary—will return to their schools five days per week. Monday, September 28 is the first step in a metered, conservative plan to return students across the county to their classrooms five days per week.

The decision to return the remaining ten elementary schools to a five-day-per-week schedule will depend on the successful implementation of mitigation procedures in the first eight schools. We feel confident in our plans at the elementary school level, but we do not want to make hasty decisions during a pandemic.

This plan 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.

Middle and high schools will continue on the A/B model at this time, and the district will continue with its mandatory masking and reduced capacity athletic event protocols.

A return to 5-day-per-week education does not mean that this pandemic is over. Please continue to stay home if you are sick and take steps to protect yourself and our community.