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Warrick County School Corporation Releases Back-to-School Plan

Students in the Warrick County School Corporation can currently plan on a full return to in-person learning on Aug. 11.

Posted: Jul 23, 2021 1:08 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2021 8:04 AM

District leaders with the Warrick County School Corporation (WCSC) released a detailed back-to-school plan on Friday.

WCSC's plan uses a three-level system that is contingent upon the current COVID-19 conditions at each school/in the county, indicated by Green, Yellow, and Red.

Currently, WCSC plans to return to school in person on Wednesday, Aug. 11, under the Green Level of its plan.

  • Under the Green Level, K-12 students will be physically present at school.
  • In the Yellow Level, students will participate in hybrid learning, with some students learning virtually while others are at school.
  • Under the Red Level of the system, no students will physically be in the building, with all K-12 learning conducted virtually at home.

As of Aug. 4, WCSC updated its masks guidance to require masks in its schools through at least the month of August.

Parents are also asked to screen their kids for any symptoms of COVID-19 before sending them to school and to keep them home from school if they exhibit any symptoms.

Other safeguards will be in place inside the classroom like hand sanitizer, physically distanced seating, and more.

The release of the schools re-opening plan comes as good news to Newburgh resident, Hayley Hanes, a relative of a student attending Castle High School. 

"I have two cousins that go to Castle High School and they're super excited for this year without masks cause I'm sure last year was so tough for them trying to learn and trying to do anything wearing a mask for eight hours. I can't imagine." said Hanes. 

You can view the current WCSC reopening plan below, or in a new window by clicking here

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