Responding to COVID-19
To date, Whitko Community Schools has taken many proactive steps to ensure continuing education while remaining within the guidelines issued by the Indiana State Governor Eric Holcomb as well as the Indiana Department of Health and local health officials. In the spring of 2020, WCS along with the rest of the global community, quickly realized our response to the pandemic would require our best efforts. Within 3 days, the WCS formed a response team, began providing meals and delivering them for free across the community, and teachers began swiftly giving classroom instruction virtually using distance learning.
At the present we continue to honor our commitment to Whitko families: to help every student feel safe, important and smart. For families who made the decision to participate in Distance Learning from home a virtual option has been presented. We ask all families considering our distance learning to please engage your school principals through email or phone conversation. To learn more about our distance learning plan, please read our 2020-21 distance learning plan.
This year will look different for our Wildcats and it's important to recognize that reality, but it is also important to recognize the belief we have in our students, staff, and community to come together during challenging times. If a case of the Coronavirus is discovered within Whitko Community Schools, our practice is to contact trace all individuals who may have been within a 6 foot proximity for longer than 15 minutues. If your family is not contacted, this means your student was not contact traced. Please work with your school leadership and teachers in the event that your student(s) are requested to quarantine for the safety of all Whitko students.