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This dedicated area provides school communications and other helpful links and FAQs regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus on Madison-Grant Schools. Please know that we are actively monitoring the situation and will continue to share information and update this page with any new information.

January 14, 2022

RE: COVID-19 Update for MG

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

This week, we had eleven students and two staff members at the Jr/Sr High School, eight students and two staff members at Park Elementary, and nine students and three staff members at Summitville Elementary reporting positive cases for COVID-19. Our teachers and custodians are working hard to keep students spaced out, encouraging good personal hygiene, and continuing to implement our enhanced cleaning protocols, so that we can provide in person education to your children. Grant and Madison Counties are at a Level Red. We continue to collaborate with our local health departments, as they are supportive of our spacing and cleaning practices. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through March 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time.

Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through February 1, 2022. In his latest Executive Order (21-34), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines (summary listed below). Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

Here are the latest isolation and quarantine guidance from the CDC and the IN Department of Health:

  • COVID Positive = 5 days of isolation, may return on day 6 and mask through day 10. May participate in extracurricular activities upon return (Day 6).
  • Close Contact, Vaccinated (with booster if eligible) = may return right away, but needs to mask through day 10. May continue to participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Close Contact, Not Vaccinated = 5 days of home quarantine (no extracurricular activities) FROM DATE LAST EXPOSURE TO POSITIVE CASE, may return on day 6 and mask through day 10. May participate in extracurricular activities upon return (Day 6).

General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

#WeAreMG

Respectfully,

Dr. Scott Deetz

January 7, 2022

RE: COVID-19 Update for MG

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

This week, we had three students and no staff members at the Jr/Sr High School, four students and no staff members at Park Elementary, and no students and one staff member at Summitville Elementary reporting positive cases for COVID-19. Our teachers and custodians are working hard to keep students spaced out, encouraging good personal hygiene, and continuing to implement our enhanced cleaning protocols, so that we can provide in-person education to your children. Grant County is now at a Level Orange and Madison is at a Level Red. We continue to collaborate with our local health departments, as they are supportive of our spacing and cleaning practices. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through March 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time.

Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through February 1, 2022. In his latest Executive Order (21-33), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines (summary listed below). Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

Here are the latest isolation and quarantine guidance from the CDC and the IN Department of Health:

  • COVID Positive = 5 days of isolation, may return on day 6 and mask through day 10. May participate in extracurricular activities upon return (Day 6).
  • Close Contact, Vaccinated (with booster if eligible) = may return right away, but needs to mask through day 10. May continue to participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Close Contact, Not Vaccinated = 5 days of home quarantine (no extracurricular activities) FROM DATE LAST EXPOSURE TO POSITIVE CASE, may return on day 6 and mask through day 10. May participate in extracurricular activities upon return (Day 6).

General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

#WeAreMG

Respectfully,

Dr. Scott Deetz

December 30, 2021

RE: COVID-19 Update for MG

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

This week and last week, we had zero students and no staff members at the Jr/Sr High School, one student and no staff members at Park Elementary, and no students and no staff members at Summitville Elementary reporting positive cases for COVID-19. Our teachers and custodians are working hard to keep students spaced out, encouraging good personal hygiene, and continuing to implement our enhanced cleaning protocols, so that we can provide in-person education to your children. Grant County is now at a Level Orange and Madison is at a Level Red. We continue to collaborate with our local health departments, as they are supportive of our spacing and cleaning practices. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through March 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time.

Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through February 1, 2022. In his latest Executive Order (21-33), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE. The CDC has created new recommendations for length of isolation, quarantine, and masking which were released this week to the state health departments. On Thursday, the IN State Department of Health released their first adjustment based on the CDC guidelines. Madison-Grant will begin using these new guidelines when school resumes on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision-Tree_School-Quarantine_12-16.pdf

Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

#WeAreMG

Respectfully,

Dr. Scott Deetz

December 17, 2021

RE: COVID-19 Update for MG

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

This week we had two students and one staff member at the Jr/Sr High School, no students and no staff members at Park Elementary, and no students and no staff members at Summitville Elementary. Our teachers and custodians are working hard to keep students spaced out, encouraging good personal hygiene, and continuing to implement our enhanced cleaning protocols, so that we can provide in-person education to your children at Summitville, Park and M-G Jr/Sr High. Madison County is at a Level Orange and Granty is at a Level Red. We continue to collaborate with our local health departments, as they are supportive of our spacing and cleaning practices. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through March 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time.

Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through January 1, 2022. In his latest Executive Order (21-31), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

#WeAreMG

Respectfully,

Dr. Scott Deetz

December 10, 2021

RE: COVID-19 Update for MG

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

This week we had three students and no staff members at the Jr/Sr High School, one student and no staff members at Park Elementary, and one student and no staff members at Summitville Elementary. Our teachers and custodians are working hard to keep students spaced out, encouraging good personal hygiene, and continuing to implement our enhanced cleaning protocols, so that we can provide in-person education to your children at Summitville, Park and M-G Jr/Sr High. Madison County is at a Level Orange and Granty is at a Level Red. We continue to collaborate with our local health departments, as they are supportive of our spacing and cleaning practices. UPDATE: Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through March 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time.

Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through January 1, 2022. In his latest Executive Order (21-31), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

#WeAreMG

Respectfully,

Dr. Scott Deetz

December 3, 2021

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

RE: COVID-19 Update for MG

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

This week the number of positive cases decreased a bit as fourteen cases have been reported to our school offices. We had two students at the Jr/Sr High School, zero students and staff at Park Elementary, and one student at Summitville Elementary. Our teachers and custodians are working hard to keep students spaced out, encouraging good personal hygiene, and continuing to implement our enhanced cleaning protocols. Madison County is at a Level Orange and Granty is at a Level Red. We continue to collaborate with our local health departments, as they are supportive of our spacing and cleaning practices. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time.

Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through January 1, 2022. In his latest Executive Order (21-31), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website. 

Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

#WeAreMG

Respectfully,

Dr. Scott Deetz

November 19, 2021

RE: COVID-19 Update for MG 

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

This week the number of positive cases decreased a bit as fourteen cases have been reported to our school offices. We had four students and one staff member at the Jr/Sr High School, six students and two staff members at Park Elementary, and one student at Summitville Elementary. On Thursday, November 11, we made the decision to move Park Elementary to virtual with a return date of November 29. Our teachers and custodians are working hard to keep students spaced out, encouraging good personal hygiene, and continuing to implement our enhanced cleaning protocols, so that we can provide in-person education to your children at Summitville and M-G Jr/Sr High. Madison County is at a Level Orange and Granty is at a Level Red. We continue to collaborate with our local health departments, as they are supportive of our spacing and cleaning practices. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time.

Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through December 1, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-29), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

#WeAreMG

Respectfully,

Dr. Scott Deetz

November 12, 2021

RE: COVID-19 Update for MG

Dear Madison-Grant Families,

This week we had a sharp increase in the number of positive cases as twenty-two cases have been reported to our school offices. We had eight students at the Jr/Sr High School, nine students and three teachers at Park Elementary, and two students at Summitville Elementary. On Thursday, we made the decision to move Park Elementary to virtual with a return date of November 29. Our teachers and custodians are working hard to keep students spaced out, encouraging good personal hygiene, and continuing to implement our enhanced cleaning protocols, so that we can provide in-person education to your children at Summitville and M-G Jr/Sr High. Madison and Grant Counties are at a Level Orange, We continue to collaborate with our local health departments, as they are supportive of our spacing and cleaning practices. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time.

Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through December 1, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-29), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:

https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    #WeAreMG

    Respectfully,

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    November 5, 2021

    RE: COVID-19 Update at MG

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had six cases reported to our school offices. We had two students and one staff member at the Jr/Sr High School, one student at Park Elementary, and two students at Summitville Elementary. Madison County is at Level Yellow and Grant County is at a Level Red, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings, which has been verified with the Grant County Health Department. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through December 1, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-29), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 5 and older to receive a vaccine. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Monday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    October 29, 2021

    RE: COVID-19 Update at MG 

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had no cases reported to our school offices. Madison County is at Level Yellow and Grant County continues to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through October 31, 2021. At the time this message was constructed, Governor Holcomb had yet to issue an extension. In his latest Executive Order (21-27), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine, as we are waiting for final approval for students between the ages of 5 and 11. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website. 

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Monday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    October 22, 2021

    RE: COVID-19 Update at MG

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had one case reported to our school offices, as there was one student case at the Jr/Sr High School. Since everyone on the bus was wearing masks, no students were quarantined. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. This week, the Grant County Commissioners voted 2-1 to recommend masking in schools. Since this is a recommendation and NOT a mandate, we are able to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through October 31, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-27), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. HOWEVER, the Governor also directed the Commissioner of the Health Department to “evaluate, and modify where warranted, the quarantine provisions” for close contacts in the K-12 setting. As always, if quarantines are reduced, we will implement them immediately and attempt to make them retroactive. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Monday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    October 15, 2021

    RE: COVID-19 Update at MG 

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had seven total cases reported to our school offices. There were five student cases at the Jr/Sr High School, one student case at Summitville Elementary, and one staff member in transportation. Since everyone on the bus was wearing masks, no students were quarantined. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through October 31, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-27), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. HOWEVER, the Governor also directed the Commissioner of the Health Department to “evaluate, and modify where warranted, the quarantine provisions” for close contacts in the K-12 setting. As always, if quarantines are reduced, we will implement them immediately and attempt to make them retroactive. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Tuesday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    October 8, 2021

    RE: COVID-19 Update at MG 

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had seven total cases reported to our school offices. There were six student cases at the Jr/Sr High School, one student case at Park Elementary. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through October 31, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-27), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. HOWEVER, the Governor also directed the Commissioner of the Health Department to “evaluate, and modify where warranted, the quarantine provisions” for close contacts in the K-12 setting. As always, if quarantines are reduced, we will implement them immediately and attempt to make them retroactive. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Tuesday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    October 1, 2021

    RE: COVID-19 Update at MG 

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had nine total cases reported to our school offices. There were seven student cases at the Jr/Sr High School, one student case at Park Elementary, and one staff case at Summitville Elementary. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through October 31, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-27), authority continues to reside with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. HOWEVER, the Governor also directed the Commissioner of the Health Department to “evaluate, and modify where warranted, the quarantine provisions” for close contacts in the K-12 setting. As always, if quarantines are reduced, we will implement them immediately and attempt to make them retroactive. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Monday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    September 24, 2021

    RE: COVID-19 Update at MG

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we did not have any cases reported to our school offices. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through September 30, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-24), authority resides with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. The State Department of Health issued a change to quarantines, stating if a school corporation mandates masks, then only the students who are positive for COVID-19 would need to quarantine, all others could remain in school. This means all students in the classroom must be masked in order for this to take effect. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website. 

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at
    https://vaccinefinder.org/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Monday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    September 17, 2021

    RE: COVID-19 Update at MG

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had three reported positive student cases at the Madison-Grant Jr/Sr High School and two students at Park Elementary. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through September 30, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-24), authority resides with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. The State Department of Health issued a change to quarantines, stating if a school corporation mandates masks, then only the students who are positive for COVID-19 would need to quarantine, all others could remain in school. This means all students in the classroom must be masked in order for this to take effect. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Tree_School%20Quarantine_9-3.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/.

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Monday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    September 10, 2021

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had four reported positive cases at the Madison-Grant Jr/Sr High School with two students and one staff member and one student at Park Elementary. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through September 30, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-24), authority resides with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. The State Department of Health issued a change to quarantines, stating if a school corporation mandates masks, then only the students who are positive for COVID-19 would need to quarantine, all others could remain in school. This means all students in the classroom must be masked in order for this to take effect. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:

    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Trees_7-26.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    I look forward to seeing your children on Monday!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    September 3, 2021

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    This week we had one reported positive case at Summitville Elementary and two at the Madison-Grant Jr/Sr High School. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    This week we had one reported positive case at Summitville Elementary and two at the Madison-Grant Jr/Sr High School. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC and the TSA require masks while on our buses through January 18, 2022. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are not requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    The Governor’s office extended the public health emergency through September 30, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-24), authority resides with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. The State Department of Health issued a change to quarantines, stating if a school corporation mandates masks, then only the students who are positive for COVID-19 would need to quarantine, all others could remain in school. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements: 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Trees_7-26.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/.

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITEhttps://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deet

    LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT - AUGUST 27, 2021

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    We have one week in the books! Thank you for all that you’ve done to ensure our students are in a safe learning environment. This week we had a reported positive case at the Jr/Sr High School and at Summitville Elementary. Both counties have been elevated to a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC requires masks while on our buses. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through August 30, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-19), authority resides with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we MUST follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Trees_7-26.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    Letter from Superintendent - August 20, 2021

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    The school year is in full swing with after school activities, homework, and tests! This week we had seven reported positive cases at the Jr/Sr High School. Both counties continue to operate at a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC requires masks while on our buses. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are not requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through August 30, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-19), authority resides with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we must follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Trees_7-26.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at 
    https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    Indiana's Vaccination Website:
    https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    Have a wonderful weekend! 

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    Letter from superintendent - August 13, 2021

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    We have one week in the books! Thank you for all that you’ve done to ensure our students are in a safe learning environment. This week we had a reported positive case at the Jr/Sr High School and at Summitville Elementary. Both counties have been elevated to a Level Orange, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC requires masks while on our buses. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through August 30, 2021. In his latest Executive Order (21-19), authority resides with the State Department of Health in setting requirements for quarantines and contact tracing, which means we must follow those guidelines. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Contact Tracing and Quarantine Requirements:   https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Decision%20Trees_7-26.pdf

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    Indiana's Vaccination Websitehttps://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    Letter from Superintendent August 6, 2021

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    What a great day as it was wonderful to see your children again! Since we only had one day of school this week, we will begin reporting positive case numbers by building beginning next week. Both counties have been elevated to a Level Yellow, which allows us to continue to encourage the use of masks without requiring them in our buildings. Keep in mind that the CDC requires masks while on our buses. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through August 30, 2021. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students and staff who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz


    Letter from Superintendent July 30, 2021

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    A week from now your students will have completed their first day of school...how exciting! This week we received a great deal of guidance and recommendations from the CDC and the Indiana Department of Health. The guidance focused on reporting of new cases and reinforcing the quarantine measures. Additionally, they are encouraging the use of masks for everyone, which is right inline with our ReEntry Plan. We will continue to encourage and recommend the use of masks, but we are NOT requiring them at this time. Please know that we will continue to collaborate with our local health departments and will notify you of any changes.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has extended the public health emergency through August 30, 2021. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    We are looking forward to seeing your children next week!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    Letter From Superintendent July 23, 2021

    COVID-19 Update at MG

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    Our M-G team is working hard to make sure everything is in place for an awesome start to the school year, which is Friday, August 6. We can’t wait! This week the state department of health confirmed that a quarantine would be necessary for any unvaccinated person who is a close contact. The time frame for quarantine will range, just like last spring, from 8 to 14 days. This is already posted on our webpage. Please know that our ReEntry Plan is a living document set up to adjust as the CDC (federal), State Health, and local health departments (Grant and Madison) adjust their requirements and recommendations. Here are the current highlights of the plan for this week:

    • All students will attend in-person every school day and schools will be at full capacity.
    • Masks are NOT required on school property, but the CDC and the Indiana State Department of Health recommend masks for those who are not vaccinated.
    • Buses - The CDC (federal) requires ALL passengers and drivers to wear a mask while on the bus as school buses are considered public transportation.
    • Social distancing will be practiced when possible.
    • If you are identified as close contact, you will be notified. Non-vaccinated students and staff will be required by the health department to quarantine. Field trips will return as venues reopen to school groups.
    • For the 2021-2022 school year, the federal government will continue to provide school meals for all students K-12.
    • We will continue to use enhanced cleaning protocols and provide extra staff, hand washing material and cleaning supplies.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has lifted the mask mandate and the emergency order. Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine. Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage. Please keep in mind that students who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE.

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/.

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified. First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below). Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information. They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report. Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz

    Letter from Superintendent July 16, 2021

    COVID-19 Update at MG

    Dear Madison-Grant Families,

    Greetings Madison-Grant families as I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!  On Monday, July 12, the School Board approved our ReEntry Plan.  Please know that our ReEntry Plan is a living document set up to adjust as the CDC (federal), State Health, and local health departments (Grant and Madison) adjust their requirements and recommendations.  Here are the current highlights of the plan for this week:

    • All students will attend in-person every school day and schools will be at full capacity.
    • Masks are NOT required on school property, but the CDC and the Indiana State Department of Health recommend masks for those who are not vaccinated.
    • Buses - The CDC (federal) requires ALL passengers and drivers to wear a mask while on the bus as school buses are considered public transportation.
    • Social distancing will be practiced when possible.
    • If you are identified as close contact, you will be notified.  Non-vaccinated students and staff may be required by the health department to quarantine.  Updates to quarantine guidelines are expected in the coming weeks. 
    • Field trips will return as venues reopen to school groups.
    • For the 2021-2022 school year, the federal government will continue to provide school meals for all students K-12.  
    • We will continue to use enhanced cleaning protocols and provide extra staff, hand washing materials and cleaning supplies.

    Indiana State Department of Health Updates Impacting Schools and School Families

    The Governor’s office has lifted the mask mandate and the emergency order.  Additionally, the State Department of Health has authorized children ages 12 and older to receive a vaccine.  Please see the Teen Vaccination link on our COVID-19 webpage.  Please keep in mind that students who can prove they are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic.   To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, please CLICK HERE

    General information can still be found on our COVID-19 page of our website.   

    Real time updates can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm.

    State and county statistics can be found on the ISDH’s website at https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

    INDIANA’S VACCINATION WEBSITE: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/  also https://vaccinefinder.org/

    How are we (the schools) notified of a positive case?

    There are three ways, typically, that schools have been notified.  First, and the fastest, is the family will contact their school’s office or the Superintendent’s office by phone or email (information below).  Second, either the Grant or Madison County Health Departments will contact the Superintendent via his cell phone or email as soon as they learn this information.  They receive their information twice daily from the Indiana State Department of Health’s report.  Finally, we could receive contact directly from the State of Indiana’s Contact Tracing Team.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    #WeAreMG

    Dr. Scott Deetz