MSD of Lawrence Township COVID-19 Information - 2021-2022
This COVID-19 page is part of our ongoing effort to provide stakeholders with the latest information regarding the student and staff experience during the pandemic. All COVID-19 developments are monitored closely, and Dr. Smith is in regular communication with the Marion County Public Health Department. The MSD of Lawrence Township will be vigilant and will not hesitate to make changes, should they be needed. We remain devoted to our values and our mission of educating all students through innovation and dedication.
The Marion County Public Health Department utilizes a school-specific metric system to determine the safe operation of schools. This system outlines color-coded school positivity risk zones, measuring a school's positivity rate against the community spread to determine their zone. School positivity rates will be calculated weekly by the Marion County Public Health Department.
On-site instruction is available to all families five days per week. A K-12 virtual & 7-12 hybrid learning environment continues to be available to families who prefer that learning modality. Instruction is led by the Office of Curriculum and Instruction and implemented by building principals. Communication around student instructional plans will come from the individual school buildings. Those with questions specific to their child's instructional plan should contact their child's teacher or building principal. Recognizing that services provided to students with IEPs are best delivered in-person, the teacher of record will work with families on a case-by-case basis to determine the best instructional plan for that child.
Parents should be sure to have access to ParentSquare to ensure they are receiving all communications.
MSD of Lawrence Township buildings are open. LECC is open to the public during regular business hours. Families are able to enroll at school buildings. Click here for more information on enrollment.
Due to a nationwide waiver from the USDA, free meals are available to students through the 2021-2022 school year. All enrolled students are eligible to receive one breakfast and/or lunch per school day free of charge.
The MSD of Lawrence Township will continue to offer virtual families the opportunity to access free breakfasts and lunches, with 5-day packs available. Food pick up for Virtual & Hybrid students will take place by request. Those wishing to pick up food should contact Food & Nutrition Services at 317-423-8280 to make arrangments for a pick up.
All students K-12 are 1:1. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 1 have iPads and those in grades 2-12 have Chromebooks.
Families needing device repair should contact their child's school directly. Arrangements will be made for device drop off and pick up.
All protocols and safeguards pertaining to health & safety, masks, social distancing, and cleaning remain in effect.
Click here to access COVID protocols.
All in-person extra/co-curricular events or programs K-12 and athletic events for students in grades 6-12 will proceed in accordance with Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) guidance.