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Salem Schools released information today regarding delays in some programs after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19 this week. 

In conjunction with all Mid-Southern Conference schools, Salem Middle School athletics will be postponed from competition until Labor Day. We will provide updates as we receive.

High School athletics will proceed as normal at this time.

This employee was not in contact with any students but was in contact with fellow staff members.

Blue River Services, Salem’s before and after school care partner has delayed the start of their services until Labor Day at the earliest. We will provide updates as we receive.

In accordance with state and local guidance, all employees that were in direct contact with this individual are to self-quarantine for 14 days.

In order to deep clean facilities and maintain the safest environment for all students and staff, the corporation has made the decision to delay the start of school from Monday August 10th, until Monday August 17th.

Superintendent Jon Acton said the schools will begin our school year on Monday August 17th for both in-person and Online Lions students!

All activities scheduled this week for middle school and elementary will be pushed back one week.

High School athletics will proceed as originally scheduled.

“We thank you for your patience and understanding as we execute our safety protocols to create the safest learning environment possible for the students and staff of Salem Community Schools,” said Acton. 

Other dates and programs

Middle School 6th grade orientation (K-Z alphabet) – Wed. Aug 12th from 5:30-6:30 OR 7:30-8:30Middle School – New 7th and 8th-grade students to SMS – Thursday, Aug 13th from 6:30-7:30

BSE – Kindergarten Kick-Off – Thursday, Aug. 13th

Kindergarten students: please come at the designated times on August 13th, from 4-7 pm; Students can be accompanied by 2 adults to see the classroom and meet their teacher. Larger common spaces will be introduced by the assigned teacher and videos virtually.

Students last names A-H please come from 4-4:45 pm. Students with last names I-P please come from 5-5:45 pm. Students’ last names Q-Z please come from 6-6:45 pm.

Enter through the main office doors. You will be directed to your student’s classrooms for classroom meetings. Please arrive at the start time as the sessions will work as meetings and not drop-in times.

If you are in need of before and after school care for your students, please contact the Washington County YMCA as a potential provider of services. Their contact information is (812) 883-9622