Southwestern Announces Re-Entry Plan for 2020-2021 School Year

Students and employees should stay home from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit one or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 based on CDC Guidance that is not otherwise explained.

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(Hanover, Ind.) - During last night's school board meeting, Southwestern Board members approved the re-entry plan for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Much like other schools around the area, Southwestern has implemented many different safety procedures to help keep students, staff, and families safe for the return of school. 

Southwestern students will be returning to school on Friday, August 7, this day will be used as a training day for online, and website training in preparation for school to possibly return to a virtual setting only. 

Parents and students will get to choose between traditional and virtual settings for their instruction, and parents will need to specify their interest when registration opens on Wednesday, July 15. 

The school has stated that they are doing everything that they can in order to ensure social distancing while children are in school, but are still requesting that students wear facemasks, face shields, bandanas, etc. when they are in class or in areas where social distancing cant be practiced such as the school bus. 

Parents and students will also be responsible monitor themselves, and if symptoms are to arise then the students should not go to school. Symptoms include:

  • A fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated Shaking with Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache 
  • Sore Throat
  • New Loss of Taste of Smell

Students and employees should stay home from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit one or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 based on CDC Guidance that is not otherwise explained. 

For more information on the re-entry plan, you can visit the school's website

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