Madison Junior High, High School and EO Muncie-JR/SR High to go virtual

Madison Junior High, High School and EO Muncie-JR/SR High to go virtual Jan 17-24. Athletics cancelled as well

Madison Indiana, from the office of communications for Madison Consolidated Schools, 

After a review of absence-related data, it has been determined that MJHS, MCHS, and EOM will move to virtual learning for the week of January 17 - 21, 2022.  Students will be notified prior to dismissal today and have received the virtual instruction calendar for their buildings via email from their principal.  

All sporting events, practices, and competitions scheduled for today, tonight, and tomorrow are canceled.

ALL athletic and extracurricular events, including practices and competitions, for the week of January 17 - 21, 2022 have been canceled.  ALL campuses are CLOSED to students for the week and no practices or team gatherings will be permitted at any location.

This decision has been made using the daily health-related absence data provided by each building, combined with the lack of local tests available, and the PCR test turnaround time currently being 5 - 7 days locally. 

Data as of 2 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022:

MJHS

  • There were 24 newly reported positive cases reported this week.

  • Over 100 students are absent due to illness-related symptoms.

  • 13 staff members are out due to illness-related symptoms.

Staffing shortages, combined with a rampant, continued spread among students is the reason we are extending the virtual learning period through January 21, 2022.

MCHS

  • 112 confirmed out due to illness-related issues.

  • 180 students out today.

  • This is nearly 25% of the student body.

E.O. Muncie Jr/Sr High

  • Reporting a 50% student absence rate.

  • Staffing issues are increasing and making face-to-face instruction difficult with sub shortages.

AT THIS TIME, the elementary schools are still in session.  This will continue to be evaluated over the weekend for both student and staff reports of illness.

A meeting will be held on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the return to athletics and extracurricular activities.  

It is highly recommended that everyone stay home, do not congregate, and do their part to help control the spread of the very contagious variant we are seeing in our community.  

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