How are we keeping students safe in the Classroom?



We are receiving guidance for with our Morgan County Health Department, Indiana Department of Health, Indiana Department of Education, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our nurses in an effort to keep our students and MSD team safe.


We are excited for our students to return to the classroom. Masks are recommended (but not required) for students and staff who are unvaccinated, have health risks, prefer to wear a mask. Students will be required to wear masks on buses through January 2022, per federal mandate.

What type of face covering is recommended if my child is unvaccinated or chooses to wear a face covering?

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Physical Distancing

How will classrooms be arranged?

We’re keeping covid precautions in mind with each classroom set up.

Per standard practice, each classroom will have seating charts for all students.

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The buildings will be cleaning and disinfecting buildings daily. 

Best Practises

Hand sanitizer in each room.

Water fountains changed to water bottle stations.

Extra masks available for students.


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Food Service

Our food service team will bring breakfast to classrooms for students in elementary. Secondary will be a grab and go.

For lunch, cafeterias will be utilized in all buildings, however, to ensure students are properly spaced additional locations may be used.

No lunch guests.

Students may bring food for lunches.

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Students will have assigned seats on buses.

Students will be required to wear masks on buses through March 18, 2022, per federal mandate.


Building Air Ventilation

We are proud that we have exceeded state standards for indoor air ventilation in our schools. 

23 new ventilation systems have been added to district buildings. 

High School

  • Purchasing additional PPE for hands-on classes.
  • Students use backpacks to reduce visits to lockers.
  • Scheduled passing periods.

Bell Intermediate Academy/ Wooden Middle School

  • Scheduled passing periods.
  • Lockers used. However, we recommend backpacks to keep stops at lockers at a minimum and to keep congestion low.


  • No visitors in classrooms. Appointments may be made for office visits.
  • No field trips but clubs may meet in buildings.


  • Students who are elearning due to contact tracing or testing positive will complete lessons online with daily attendance requirements. For additional eLearning options, please contact the Central Education Center, 765-342-6641.