Back to School 2021-2022
Welcome, Warriors! We know the 2021-2022 school year may still look a little different, but the positive attitudes of our staff, our students and our families will help us have a successful school year.
Daily Health Screening
COVID-19 symptoms mimic most common illnesses, which makes it difficult to determine if a person has the virus. Current guidance is that COVID-19 usually presents with more than one symptom.
REMINDER: Students/Parents/Guardians/Employees should follow the steps below to perform a daily health screening for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming to school.
July 2021 Update
We know you have all been anxiously awaiting news for the 2021-2022 school year. Below, you will find some of the preliminary protocol guidelines discussed at the DCSC Board of School Trustees regular meeting in July 2021. As you all know very well from the 2020-2021 school year, our plans are always flexible and we adapt to new situations each day. This snapshot is a great way to start thinking about the expectations for the new school year.
Additionally, please note that the DCSC Online program will not be offered for the 2021-2022 school year. Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan, however, may have a virtual program supplied to them as needed. If your child qualifies with an IEP or 504 Plan, please contact the Administration Office during business hours for more information.
When students are in quarantine for COVID-19 illness or exposure, we will continue to provide lessons and materials through Schoology that students will be able to take part in on a daily basis, much like we would on an eLearning Day. Some teachers may interact with their students live if they choose to do so.
More information will be communicated with you from your child's school as we begin to return from summer break and prepare for the new school year. We look forward to having your child back for a wonderful new school year!
August 2021 Update
Updates have been made to our COVID-19 protocols concerning volunteers. The DCSC Board of School Trustees discussed the protocols involving volunteers at the August regular meeting.
Originally, our COVID-19 Protocol Snapshot stated "Volunteers who are fully vaccinated may be approved by the building principal." The DCSC Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to remove the vaccination requirement for approved volunteers serving in Danville Schools. Volunteers must still pass full background checks and must be approved by the building principal prior to serving in any ongoing volunteer capacity.
Please note that daily visitors will be allowed to enter the schools this year, but will be restricted to the front office only. Face masks are still recommended for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals while in Danville Schools.
September 2021 Update
At the meeting of the Danville Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees last night, September 13, 2021, the Board voted to:
- Discontinue mandatory quarantine of non-symptomatic close contact individuals. Parents and guardians choosing to quarantine their child must contact the school directly.
- Students currently in quarantine may return to school immediately beginning today, September 14, 2021, if non-symptomatic.
- Athletes identified as close contacts may participate in athletic practice and competition if non-symptomatic. (Subject to IHSAA rules.)
- Parents and guardians of students who are determined to be in close contact with a positive COVID-19 individual through contact tracing will be notified through the ParentSquare notification system.
Our other COVID-19 Protocol procedures will remain in effect at this time, including social distancing, frequent hand washing/sanitizing and frequent cleaning of school facilities. Face masks will continue to be recommended for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. These updates will be made to the COVID-19 Protocol Snapshot and updated on our website soon.
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms are still required to quarantine in accordance with health department guidelines.
We encourage parents and guardians to conduct daily health screenings of their child prior to sending them to school. We also ask that they DO NOT send their child to school if they are displaying any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
The COVID-19 Protocol Snapshot below has been updated to reflect these changes.
Our COVID-19 contact tracing and protocol teams receive updates from local, state and national officials frequently. The most up-to-date information regarding quarantining procedures will be given to parents and guardians directly in the event that a student is quarantined. This information is subject to change, as each situation has different circumstances and the Hendricks County Health Department may choose to observe more stringent protocols as necessary.