Message from Friday, October 23: Good evening Paoli School families. This is superintendent Greg Walker with my weekly Coronavirus update. This has been a challenging week as we had some support staff who either tested positive or were a close contact right before and during fall break. I am very appreciative of all the staff and substitutes that helped ensure that we could clean our buildings and run our bus routes this week. It has truly been “all hands on deck” and again I want to thank everyone who pitched in. I was informed yesterday that 3 students, all siblings, had tested positive. Fortunately they had not been in school since we went on fall break and we didn’t have to quarantine any close contacts. We pray for the quick recovery of all those affected by the virus. As you know, the number of new coronavirus cases has increased in Orange County and Indiana as a whole. With these increases, it is more important than ever that you don’t come to school or work if you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms, continue to wear your masks when in group settings, social distance, and wash our hands. It is going to take a concerted effort of our entire community to control the spread of this virus and ensure that our children can continue to receive safe in-person instruction. Have a great weekend, God Bless, and Go Rams!
VOTE FOR THE RAMS! Please vote and help us spread the word! Our school’s football matchup this week has made it to the 2nd round of the Colts’ Friday Night Football Tour, which means our school is 1 of 5 matchups now competing to be named the game of the week. Both teams participating in the FNFT game of the week will receive a $1,000 donation to their school’s athletic department. Round 2 voting will start today (10/7) at noon and run to 3 p.m. on Friday (10/9). The matchup receiving the most votes in round 2 will be named the Friday Night Football Tour game of the week. Vote at www.colts.com/FNFT! The winning FNFT matchup will be announced on the @ColtsYouthFB twitter handle at 6 p.m. on Friday (10/9).
Good evening Ram families. This is superintendent Greg Walker with my weekly update. We had another exceptional week in relation to COVID-19. We had zero students or staff members test positive this week. There were a few students self-quarantining due to close contact outside of school. Rick Emerick’s daily brief shows a very good Orange County 7-day positivity rate of 0.5% and we are a blue county on the state county metrics map. Thanks to everyone for continuing to follow protocols, wear their masks, social distance, and wash their hands. Reminder that there is no varsity football game tonight, as the Rams take on Crawford County tomorrow night at 7:00 pm at Cook Field. My next update will be after we return from Fall Break. Have a great weekend and Go Rams!
Superintendent's Message from Friday, September 25, 2020 Hello, this is Superintendent Greg Walker with my weekly update. I have been out of the state most of the week for a family death and funeral. I want to thank my administrative team and central office staff holding the fort down and our amazing school nurse Emme Moore for preparing this week’s statement for me. There have been no new COVID-19 cases among PCSC staff or students this week. All students who were quarantined from previous school associated close contact have returned. Both Throop and the Jr-Sr. High School are represented on the ISDH COVID-19 School Data Dashboard. This will be a public displaying interface with data on the number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana schools. The dashboard will be updated weekly by the ISDH. Dr. Lopez explained that while the state of Indiana has no current travel restrictions, other states may. If you are traveling over Fall Break, please be cognizant of any restrictions that may affect your travel or return home. Thank you, God Bless, and Go Rams
Throop Families -- the September Newsletter from Principal Amanda Crews is now available on our website. Click MENU and you will find the newsletter located under the "Our Staff" tab.
Good afternoon Ram families, this is Greg Walker, superintendent of Paoli Schools with my weekly update. . We were informed late last Friday of a positive student. Contact tracing identified several students and a staff member who are now self-quarantining. This week has been good, there have been no students or staff members who have tested positive. Our students and staff continue to do a great job of following our procedures. I wish to encourage each of you to continue to practice social distancing, wear your mask when that isn’t possible, and wash those hands. Have a great weekend and Go Rams.
The ISDH has sent out another update to the school exclusion criteria for COVID-19. At this time, siblings and households members of individuals with COVID-19 symptoms do not automatically get excluded unless there is a significant concern for COVID-19. This is a nursing judgment call based on the reported and observed symptoms, responses to questions regarding contacts and travel, and other known information.
Weekly COVID-19 update for Friday, September 11, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 update from Superintendent Greg Walker.
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