November 11, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, Greene County numbers have increased, as we are now at a COVID score of 2.5. However, we are still ORANGE. What that means for LSSC is Pre K-6 On-Campus learning and 7-12 Hybrid for at least another week. I have been asked why we consider it safe for our Pre K-6 students to attend everyday but have put our 7-12 students on the Hybrid schedule. The difference is that our Pre K-6 students are segregated in cohorts throughout the day, while our 7-12 students have schedules which put them in contact with the entire student body during passing and communal periods. In addition, students in grade 7-12 have the ability to stay home on their own and monitor their remote learning. Students in grades Pre K-6 need supervision at home, which disrupts the work schedule of parents. We also continue to field many questions about athletics and spectators. The Indiana Health Department and Greene County Health Department have made a strong recommendation for no spectators at athletic contests when our county in under the ORANGE COVID color-code. LSSC is committed to mitigating the spread of the virus, however, student athletes always run the risk of injury while participating in contest and we feel strongly that a parent or guardian with full authority to seek medical care for the student should be present. For this reason, the following has been established for parents or guardians to be present at Linton-Stockton Athletic events when Greene County is under the ORANGE color-code. Please note that the size of the venue and number of participants were the determining factors in the chart below and whenever possible elementary and middle school athletic events will be moved to the high school. HS Main Gym or Outdoor 2 parents* MS Gym 1 parent ELEM Gym 1 parent *Limited to one for elementary events due to the large number of student participants. Most all of the Indiana is now ORANGE and the number of counties in RED are rising. For the first time since the map was initiated there are no BLUE counties. Within our schools we have one active COVID case, bringing our total since the start of school to 14 (8 students, 6 staff). Our procedures are working. However, the number of close contacts and quarantines continue to increase. We monitor this daily. You may have heard schools around the state going to K-12 Remote Learning due to the inability to fill staff positions due to quarantine. We certainly hope we do not have to take this action. I urge you, once again, to stay vigilant in your efforts to mitigate the spread of this virus. Sincerely, Dr. Kathy Goad
The National Honor Society is sponsoring a monthly giving project for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. We are hosting a canned food drive for the month of November. High school students are asked to donate canned food items to their homeroom teachers; even if they do not attend homeroom, donations can still be accepted. Each item donated will give the homeroom a point. At the end of the year, points will be totaled on the monthly number of items collected, and the winning homeroom will receive a pizza party; 2nd and 3rd place homerooms will also receive treats. Please help our National Honor Society serve our community!
When the weekly COVID color code was announced today Greene County remained ORANGE. Thus, we will continue with on-campus learning for grades PreK-6 and the hybrid schedule for grades 7-12. The hybrid schedule is as follows: DATE RED TEAM BLUE TEAM Thursday, November 5th On-Campus Remote Friday, November 6th Remote On-Campus Monday, November 9th On-Campus Remote Tuesday, November 10th Remote On-Campus Wednesday, November 11th On-Campus Remote Thursday, November 12th Remote On-Campus We will reevaluate and communicate our status next Wednesday afternoon after the weekly release of the color code. As always, stay vigilant in your fight against COVID!
In September we announce that LSSC had been approved for the USDA Free & Reduced Meal Program waiver to offer all students free meals through December 31st. We are now happy to announce that the waiver has been extended through June of 2021. This will allow all students at LSSC to eat both breakfast and lunch free for the remainder of the school year!
Homecoming 2020 was a success! We crowned Princess Morgan Rayburn and Queen Haley Rose!
BIOME Presentations: Students were asked to design a biome presentation to show both environmental parameters and cultural relationships that exist due to environmental influence (clothing, food, music, art and political/religious affiliations). The projects has 3 purposes: 1. Cultural Awareness 2. Address Biome Standard for course 3. Promote research and presentation skills for academic profile.
Laney Lannan, MaKenna O'Bryan, and Gabbi Flath received All-Conference at the SWIAC meet yesterday evening. Congratulations girls! It's a great day to be a MINER!
The students in Intro to Transportation used their design thinking skills to create a mouse trap car. They had the opportunity to test them out in the gym!
The Linton Miners Football Team is one of the three recipients of The Colt’s Leadership Challenge Football Blood Drives. This summer (for the third year in a row), Coach Oliver and the team were part of the Colt’s Leadership Challenge. It's a great day to be a MINER!
ATTENTION HS STUDENTS/PARENTS October 29th - PSAT day 10th and 11th grade students will be taking PSAT on October 29th. They will report to school as normal and test in the morning. 9th and 12th graders will stay home for an eLearning day.
Many of our High School Students participated in their sport over the weekend! It's a great day to be a MINER!
An addition to the post about Varsity Football at Southridge on Friday, if you purchase a standing room only ticket you can bring a lawn chair but no pop up tents or canopies. It’s A Grear Day To Be A Miner!
Varsity Football at Southridge HS on Friday August 21, 2020. Game time is 7:30 pm (EST). Please park in “C” parking lot and enter at gate “F”. You can purchase a Bleacher seat (limited) or a Standing Room only seat. Masks are required along with the social distancing guidelines. It’s A Great Day To Be A Miner!
A big thank you to our custodian and maintenance crews who started early this morning removing excess furntiture from each of our schools. This is just one small piece of getting our schools ready to open and will assist us in social distancing in our classrooms.
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." -Maya Angelou Have a great day! #MinerUp Photo Credit: Julie Dyer - Thanks for sharing.
It is wonderful to see students back on campus! Athletics were allowed to begin limited practices and vollyeball was the first team in. While procedures may be a little different this year, MINER PRIDE continues as usual!!
Congrats to these Football All Stars! It’s A Great Day To Be A Miner!
Some of Linton High School’s Health Science students participated in Healthcare Clash on the Wabash. Congratulations to Ellie Brewer, she earned 1st place in Job Seeking Skills, and Angelina Gordon, she earned 3rd place in Dental Terminology!