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Based on the guidance of Governor Holcomb, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Washington County Department of Health, Salem Community Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th.

Schools will open no sooner than the return from Spring Break, which will be Monday, March 30th.

“Please understand that this situation continues to rapidly change and the return date could possibly extend,” said Salem Superintendent Jon Acton. 

Monday, March 16th, all employees will report to school to finalize plans in preparation for this significant change.

Students will NOT report to campus, he said. 

Beginning Tuesday, March 17th daily lessons will begin with students using remote learning.

These assignments will not be returned on a daily basis but rather completed over the course of the closure.

From March 16th until March 30th all school building activities including school day instruction, pre-school, athletics, extra or co-curricular activities are canceled.

“We will continue to monitor the guidance from state and local agencies in regards to when we may lift our closures,” said Acton. “We will provide additional updates on Monday as information is rapidly evolving.”

“We are in unprecedented times. This significant adjustment to all Salem Schools significantly impacts our entire
community,” said Acton. “This decision is made in an effort to protect against the community spread of coronavirus (CoVID-19). Not only is it our responsibility to protect our students and staff, but also the lives of those currently most vulnerable. We encourage everyone to follow the social distancing and health recommendations from the state and local health
agencies.”

For questions please contact the Salem Superintendents Office at 812.883.4437.