South Vermillion Community School

SV Coronavirus Update

Updates - COVID-19 & eLearning (Updated 07.7.20)
Posted on 07/03/2020

South Vermillion Re-Entry Plan (updated 7.7.20)

Letter from Superintendent Chapman-2020 Re-entry Letter

Letter from Superintendent Chapman - end of the year
Ipad Collection
Click on the image above to view schedules for each school. The  plan for item pickup and iPad collection has been approved by the Vermillion County Health Department.

Homework Help

Coloring Calendar PDF
Click on the image above to download the coloring calendar created by Mr. Kersey.

Continuous Learning Plan
This document contains all pertinent information regarding the extended closure at South Vermillion

History of Communication

5/10/2020 - School Messenger Call from Superintendent Chapman (last week of school and meals and Summer Lunch Program)

04/19/2020 - School Messenger Call from Superintendent Chapman (Food Distribution and Change in Remaining Days of eLearning)
04/16/2020 - School Messenger Call from Superintendent Chapman (Food Distribution Change)
 04/15/2020 - School Messenger Call from Superintendent Chapman (Food Distribution Update)
 04/12/2020 - Weekly Update from Superintendent Chapman
 04/05/2020 - Weekly Update from Superintendent Chapman
04/01/2020 - School Messenger Call from Superintendent - Regarding Governor's Statement Regarding School Closure for the Rest of the Year
04/01/2020 - School Messenger Call from Superintendent - Regarding Governor's Statement & Change in Meal Distribution

3/29/2020 - Statement from Superintendent of Schools: Video Conferencing Opt-Out Option For Students

3/29/2020 - Student Guidelines for Video Conferencing

 Statement from Superintendent of Schools: Alert to Returning Travelers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Indiana Department of Education - Letter Regarding Cancellation of Spring Testing
Indiana Department of Education - Remote Learning Guide 

Care & Cleaning of iPads


Vector Solutions (SafeSchools) has launched a complimentary coronavirus video course to help our schools and our families stay safe and healthy. This short 9-minute course features critical information about the coronavirus, including:

-- How coronavirus spreads
-- How to recognize symptoms
-- How to prevent and treat the virus
-- What to do if you become sick with the virus

Please share this video resource  so that we can collectively take proactive steps to stay healthy and prevent illness in the workplace and at home. 

Notice of SV School Board Meeting Attendance & Live Stream Availability - 3/14/2020

Board Approved SV Plan of Action Regarding COVID-19 - 3/13/2020

Updated Letter from SV Schools regarding Coronavirus

How Sick is too Sick - From Indiana Department of Ed

Regarding the Coronavirus (and continuing flu season), please be considerate and keep your child at home, if they are running a fever. At all South Vermillion Schools, a fever is defined as a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher. Your child cannot attend school with a temperature equal to or >100 degrees F. If your child develops a fever while at school, they will be sent home. If your child has a temperature equal to or >100 degrees F, they will need to be kept at home and should not return to school until they have been fever-free (temperature <100 degrees F) for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Just because a child’s fever comes down with the use of medication, does not mean they are no longer contagious to others. The 24-hour period without running a fever (without use of medication) is a greater indicator that the child is no longer contagious and is safe to return to school.

Updated: 3/4/2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Education (US DOE) released today additional guidance and resources for school administrators in planning for and responding to the coronavirus.

The CDC guidance can be found at

The US DOE resources can be found at

These suggestions and information addressing the Coronavirus pandemic below were provided by:
Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control
Dr. James Robb, MD FACP

1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc. Lift the gasoline dispenser
with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no
other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.
4) Use disinfectant wipes when they are available, including wiping the surfaces of furniture and items
that might be shared by multiple individuals.
5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand
sanitizer whenever you return from ANY activity that involves potential contact with items that may have had multiple users.
6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available in each classroom and at school entrances if possible. It is also
recommended that all staff keep sanitizer in their class for use after touching potentially contaminated
objects when they can and immediately wash your hands.
7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!

We, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained. According to recent
health agency determinations we have never seen this virus before and human internal defense against it is minimal. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Significant molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. But there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.

South Vermillion Health Service Department

Central Elementary Phone: 765-832-7731 Fax: 765-832-5327
Ernie Pyle Elementary Phone: 765-832-7718 Fax: 765-832-5321
Van Duyn Elementary Phone: 765-832-7761 Fax: 765-832-5324
SVMS Phone: 765-832-7727 Fax: 765-832-5316
SVHS Phone: 765-832-3551 Fax: 765-832-5310
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