May 4: Central office hours will be 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Staff may make an appointment when necessary. On Monday, June 1, 2020, central office will be open for customary central office business unless the Governor adjusts his executive order. Those who need assistance should call central office at 765/746-1602 to make an appointment to come in. Also, beginning May 26, Central Office summer hours will commence.
May 11: WLCSC schools will be open to WLCSC staff. Staff members are not required to report to school. However, staff members should come in to get their personal belongings by May 25 so schools can close on May 26 for deep cleaning. Staff members do not need to inform their building principal if they are coming into the school. As a reminder, staff members who have been ill or who have exposed to someone with COVID-19 should not be at school until they have self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
June 1: WLCSC governing operations will be done with a blend of in-person and virtual structures. At this time, the June 1, 2020 School Board meeting will be held at the West Lafayette Intermediate School with proper social distancing protocols in place. WLCSC retirees will be recognized at this meeting and retirees who wish to attend virtually as well as patrons will be able to do so. Those in attendance will be seated at least six-feet apart and recognition will occur with each retiree staying in place where they are seated.
July 1: Unless otherwise adjusted by the Tippecanoe County Board of Health, and/or the Governor, WLCSC facilities will begin to open for practices and events. Building principals, the Athletic Director, staff and coaches will implement proper procedures based upon the social distancing requirements that are in place at that time. More information will be developed and will be disseminated.
July 10: Based upon the Governor’s announcement regarding Indiana public school for the 20/21 school year, the WLCSC administration will disseminate information to all constituents regarding the 20/21 school year that will include registration dates, school calendar adjustments, and any required delays, in-person classes, and/or remote learning requirements.
July 17: Unless otherwise adjusted by the Tippecanoe County Board of Health, and/or the Governor, the West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School 2020 graduating class will be honored at 7:00 PM in the Berberian Gymnasium. If a social distancing graduation is not allowed by July 17, then the WLCSC administration will host a virtual ceremony that will be available by July 17.
The above timeline is subject to change based upon any new or revised directives issued by Governor Holcomb, Dr. Jennifer McCormick (Public School State Superintendent) or Dr. Adler (Tippecanoe County Board of Health.)
As a reminder, anyone entering WLCSC schools should follow CDC recommendations. For a list of those recommendations, please visit CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
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