Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
There are many questions surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) virus and its impact on Maconaquah Schools. This dedicated area provides related communications, including answers to several common questions. Please know that we are actively monitoring the situation on a daily, and even hourly basis, and will continue to share information and update content regularly.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Parents, Students, and Staff
As things continue to evolve and change, we want to assure you that we are doing our very best to keep you up to date with any new decisions made for Maconaquah Schools.
Our superintendent, administrators, and school board President met this afternoon to decide how to best address the changes suggested by Governor Holcomb. As you may have heard, all Indiana schools will now run virtually for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This means that we will utilize eLearning to complete the remainder of our school year. Students will be required to complete eLearning assignments Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays beginning April 7th and ending on May 21st.
With that being said, we understand that there are technology concerns as our first day of eLearning approaches. We want to again remind you that if you need technology assistance of any kind, our technology staff will be available from 9 am to 3 pm to assist students on eLearning days. Please call the help desk at 765-689-9131 ext. 5999. No student or guardian should be on school grounds without having first contacted the tech center to set up an appointment for curbside pickup.
We will make a plan for returning items still on school property to students at a later date. If there is something your child needs immediately (i.e. medication), please contact your building nurse.
Many people are verbalizing their concerns with how our school will handle the 2019-2020 graduation ceremony. At this time, Maconaquah Schools are working on how we will recognize our graduating seniors. Stay strong class of 2020, you will get through this and we will do all we can to help you and honor you for your accolades.
As of April 3, 2020: Mobile Food Services
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Maconaquah School Corporation will no longer be able to provide curbside food pick-up. We will be donating food each week to previously established food pick-up locations, and we encourage our Braves families to utilize these resources if you are in need. The current locations include: Helping Hands (176 North Broadway, Peru, IN 46970) and the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church (100 E Broadway, Bunker Hill, IN 46914).
We are reaching out to other resources in an effort to add locations for distribution. Please monitor the Maconaquah website for these additions.
Hand out times for current locations are as follows: Helping Hands- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m to noon (Families who are not currently registered with Helping Hands must call and register prior to their first pick-up). Bunker Hill United Methodist Church- Monday through Friday, noon to 12:30 p.m.
It is very important to us that our students have every resource available to get through the upcoming weeks at home, so we ask that any family in dire need of assistance please call your student’s principal and they will do their very best to help.
Finally, we ask that you keep in mind that although Maconaquah has been leading the charge on eLearning for several years, this chapter in virtual education is brand new and will most certainly house a learning curve for both teachers and students alike. Be patient with our teaching staff, our technology department, our administrators, and your children as we all work to navigate this together.
Things will likely continue to change, and we will continue to update you on how Maconaquah School’s will adjust to these changes.
Thanks to all of those serving our community both inside the house and out. You are ALL essential in some way, and we WILL get through this TOGETHER.
Maconaquah School Corporation