Hello Ram Families, this is Superintendent Greg Walker with a Friday update. As you probably have heard, the number of Covid-19 cases and large number of quarantine students at Paoli Jr/Sr High School has forced me to make the decision to switch from in-person to virtual learning next week, August 23 -27. We currently have 25 active positive students at PHS and 265 students in quarantine, which is 44% of our student body. We are starting to see cases at Throop Elementary with 6 active positive students and 103 students in quarantine. We are hopeful that by separating the students for a week we can slow the spread at PHS and mitigate the spread at Throop. ECA activities and practices will continue as normal at this time. Grab-and-Go lunches will be available to students between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm daily in the cafeteria of each school. We will assess things next Friday and hopefully return to in-person instruction on Monday, August 30th. This is not the way we had envisioned the school year starting, but it is the hand we have been dealt and we will continue to move forward. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes and appreciate everyone’s support as we work our way through this issue I also want to address some false information that was posted on social media yesterday that the school was not following the directions from Dr. Lopez and the health department. This is ABSOLUTELY FALSE. After speaking with Dr. Lopez last evening, he assured me that he had not relayed anything even close to that to anyone. Have a great weekend, God Bless, and Go Rams!
about 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Hello Ram Families! This is Superintendent Greg Walker with a Friday update. This has been a challenging week for our students, staff, and families as positive Covid cases led to many having to quarantine. Our junior high was hit especially hard. Trust me when I say the last thing we want to do is to send kids home from school. However, we are bound to follow Indiana Communicable Disease laws which state “Asymptomatic individuals, unless fully vaccinated or recovered from a COVID-19 infection within the last 90 days, who are identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case shall quarantine, including exclusion from schools, preschools, daycare settings, employment, and public places.” . You can assist us by keeping your child home from school if they are displaying ANY symptoms of Covid-19. If you have questions you may contact the school nurse. Please understand that we are behind on cleaning up unexcused absences and are working diligently to get caught up. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Have a great weekend and GO RAMS!
about 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Good day Ram Families, this is Transportation Director Darek Newkirk with a transportation update. Today Friday, August 13, 2021, we will have two bus routes running a delayed schedule. Bus P1 will start its route between 3:50-3:55. Bus P22 will start its route between 3:55-4:00. We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause. Thank you and GO RAMS
about 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Hello Ram Families, this is Superintendent Greg Walker with a Covid update. With the current increase in Covid cases in the county, Dr. Lopez, our county health doctor, is strongly recommending that students and staff wear masks during the school day. Employees, parents, and students still can make the personal choice to not wear them, but they are strongly recommended to help curb the spread of Covid. As with last year, this is a very fluid situation and can change at a moment's notice. I will keep you informed as we move forward. Thank you, God Bless, and go Rams.
about 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Please remember that if you plan to send your student home to a location other than your home, the bus driver needs an address and phone number for reference. Please make sure that if you are changing transportation plans that all information is shared with teachers or office staff. Thank you for taking this measure in order to make sure all our students return home safely at the end of the school day.
about 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Good Evening Super Throoper Families! I have just a few updates as we ready for Wednesday's return to in-person instruction at Throop Elementary School. Please remember that masks, while recommended, are optional. However, contact tracing still applies to positive cases of COVID-19 identified at Throop. If a student is determined to be a close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) the student will have to serve a quarantine period (14 days). Mrs. Emme Moore, Paoli Community School Nurse, will be our source for information where quarantining is concerned. Water bottles containing water only should be provided for your student, if possible. Water fountains will again be limited to bottle filling stations. Meet and Greet will take place at Throop Elementary tomorrow evening from 5:00 - 6:30. Please remember that we did not have this event last year and would like to promote the partnership between Throop and our families. The best way to insure that these family events may occur this school year is to be aware of social distancing and remain respectful of those who choose to wear a mask during the event. With student health in mind, parents will NOT be allowed into Throop on the first day of school. Please take the opportunity to get a picture of your child at his/her desk during Meet and Greet as you will not be able to do so on Wednesday morning. Thank you for your patience and understanding. With your help, this school year will be GREAT! Amanda Crews, Principal Throop Elementary School
about 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
A message from Superintendent Greg Walker on Monday, August 2, 2021
about 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
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Super Throoper families -- information about Caregiver Pick-up is now available in the "News" section of our website.
about 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
The 2021-2022 School Supply List is now up! Click "Menu" and under "For Adults of Super Throopers" at the bottom of the page you will find the coming school year's supply list.
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Hello Ram Families! This is Superintendent Greg Walker with a Covid-19 update. While we have had a lot of Throop students in quarantine this week due to contact tracing, we have had no new Covid cases among students in attendance. Thanks to everyone for adhering to the quarantine guidelines. Due to the number of students in quarantine, our number of students absent at Throop has been high. However the good news is the attendance rate has improved slightly each day and we will be welcoming those quarantine students back next week. Thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding as we attempt to safely complete what has been a challenging school year for all stakeholders. As we head into the last 10 days of school, I would like to wish all the mom’s a very Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you, God Bless, and Go Rams!
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Hello Ram Families! This is Superintendent Greg Walker with a Covid-19 update. While we have had a lot of Throop students in quarantine this week due to contact tracing, we have had no new Covid cases among students in attendance. Thanks to everyone for adhering to the quarantine guidelines. Due to the number of students in quarantine, our number of students absent at Throop has been high. However the good news is the attendance rate has improved slightly each day and we will be welcoming those quarantine students back next week. Thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding as we attempt to safely complete what has been a challenging school year for all stakeholders. As we head into the last 10 days of school, I would like to wish all the mom’s a very Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you, God Bless, and Go Rams!
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Hello Ram Families! This is Superintendent Greg Walker with an update. We will be welcoming Throop Elementary students back to school tomorrow. In order for us to stay in-person for the final 14 days of school, we need everyone to help. If your student is displaying any Covid-19 symptoms or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive or displayed Covid-19 symptoms, please do not send them to school and contact the school office. The same goes for staff members. We all agree that our kids need to be in school and by following these guidelines we can ensure they can do that safely. Thank you and Go Rams!
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Hello Ram Families, this is Superintendent Greg Walker with an important message. We currently have 9 positive COVID-19 cases at Throop Elementary, 3 staff members and 6 students.. After consulting with our county health officials, I have made the decision that Throop Elementary students will do E-Learning tomorrow, Friday, April 30th and Monday, May 3rd. This will allow our custodial staff an opportunity to deep clean the building and the students to be apart. The plan is for Throop students to return on Tuesday and grades 3 through 6 to resume state testing. This decision does not affect Paoli Jr.-Sr. High School students, they will continue to come to school both days. Thank you and Go Rams.
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Hello Ram Families! This is Superintendent Greg Walker with a Covid-19 update. We have had a staff member and a student test positive for Covid-19 in the past few days. Through contact tracing, an additional 4 staff members and approximately 22 students have had to self-quarantine. As we enter these last four weeks of school, it is important to continue to follow safety protocols to ensure a smooth finish to the year. Students and staff who are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms should stay home and contact their health provider. Thanks to everyone for their assistance in completing what has been a very challenging year for all involved. God Bless and Go Rams!
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
The Virtual Art Show is coming soon! Visit the post in our News Feed for more details about the event to be held April 19-May 3.
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
The March Newsletter is now available on our site. Click "Menu" and the link to the latest newsletter is under "Our Staff."
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
The February Newsletter is now available on our site. Click "Menu" and the link to the latest newsletter is under "Our Staff."
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Good Afternoon, Adults of our Super Throopers. I hope this email finds you healthy and warm. As I look at the weekly forecast, I just wanted to take a moment to remind parents of our recess policy - or maybe you are seeing it for the first time. Throop Indoor/Outdoor Recess Policy (October 2020): Students may go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature falls below 25 degrees. Regardless of the temperature, students who do not have the appropriate winter clothing* may not be able to participate in outdoor recess at the teacher’s discretion. The duration of outdoor recess may be shortened due to weather conditions at the recess supervisor’s discretion. The “Wind Chill” temperature will be determined using weather.gov.
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
Hello Ram families! This is superintendent Greg Walker with a brief weekly update. We had our best Covid related week at school that we have had in a long time. The county numbers have improved drastically and are back to the numbers we had in mid-November. The school numbers reflect that trend as well. So keep up the good work and keep practicing the Covid safety protocols. Go Rams!
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools
A Message from Superintendent Greg Walker: Hello Ram Families! This is Superintendent Greg Walker. Due to county road conditions, Paoli Community Schools will be closed today, Monday, February 1st. This will be a traditional snow day and will be made up on one of our built in snow days in April. Thank you and stay safe.
over 1 year ago, Paoli Schools