11 Mar, 2020
Dear Artesian Families,
With the announcement of Avon Community Schools implementing distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus, we wanted to give you an update and reaffirm our focus at this time.
We’ve added links to the Parents page of our website including fun videos for kiddos about washing hands. Please visit msdofmartinsville.org/parents
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Martinsville, but please know we will continue to reinforce good hygience practices at school and send you updated communication through this process.
Jayne BurkeDir of Community RelationsMSD of Martinsville
Dear MSD of Martinsville Families,
As you’re aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is something that will most likely impact our community in the near future. Until the time arrives, we are planning with local and state agencies ways in which to manage this possible influx of illness. We have been informed by both the State of Indiana as well as the Indiana Department of Education that information regarding schools and any changes we might need to make will occur through partnerships with state and local departments of health.
Below you will find two links regarding hygiene practices that are believed to assist in lowering the progression of this virus across our community. We will reinforce these hygiene practices at schools across all grade levels. The links: Indiana Department of Education Memo and Centers for Disease Control
A summarized version:
As a district, we will continue to do the following:
Thank you in advance for reviewing these instructions with your child and for your continued patience as we figure this out together. Please know will focus on keeping our kids and staff as healthy as possible until this settles down and passes. As we say around here…”Calm in contagious…”
Dr. Jay ArthurSuperintendentMSD of Martinsville
We @msdmartinsville are preparing for any concerns that may develop as a result of the Corona Virus. Information we are receiving from the CDC indicates that the same protocols we use for Flu should be used for CV. We will continue to monitor information and keep you advised.
At this time, schools should monitor students using normal school procedures to assess symptoms. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Schools should encourage all students and staff to practice good health hygiene to prevent the spread of any illness, including viruses. Steps include: