Parents

Welcome to our Parents Page!

Parents, please review our information below to assist with any question.

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Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Each day, we are monitoring new information from the Centers for Disease Control, state and local health departments and the Indiana Department of Education concerning the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. We have been informed by both the State of Indiana as well as the Indiana Department of Education that information regarding schools and any changes we might need to make will occur through partnerships with state and local departments of health.  

Our Focus

  • We are in communication with surrounding superintendents and with state and local officials concerning COVID-19.
  • District leadership is meeting daily to implement planning strategies based on current information.
  • We are preparing for learning opportunities should a long-term closure be necessary. (The would include eLearning and packets.)
  • We will continue to deep clean classrooms, facilities and buses.
  • Our food service team will have meals available for students within the district in the event of a closure.

Healthy Guidelines

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

As a district, we will continue to do the following:

  • Deep cleaning of all classrooms, facilities and buses
  • Monitor the safety conditions for any previously scheduled out of state travel 
  • Work with the Department of State on out of country travel scheduled this spring
  • Work with state and local officials on any local school closings that may need to occur if an outbreak becomes prevalent
  • Work toward alternate learning opportunities for students should we have a long-term closure (this could include a combination of eLearning modules, packets, and other distance learning approaches).
 
Thank you in advance for reviewing these instructions with your child and for your continued patience as we figure this out together.  Please know that we focused on keeping our kids and staff as healthy as possible until this settles down and passes.  As we say around here… “Calm is contagious…”

Should we receive information that this or any widely-spread virus is prevalent in our area, our school district is prepared to take immediate action. We do have preparedness plans focused on such scenarios and will utilize them in coordination with any advice from health officials.

Dr. Jay Arthur
Superintendent

Parent Communications

RESOURCES

Indiana State Department of Health Coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Frequently Asked Questions about Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND EDUCATION

Handwashing Videos from the CDC
Handwashing Reminder Posters
Kids Health (Nonprofit Children’s Health System)
Academy of American Pediatrics Healthy Children
Just for Kids (a comic exploring Coronavirus)

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2019-2020 CALENDAR

  • August 2 Class schedules, classroom assignments for elementary students, and school fees will be available online in Skyward Family Access.
  • August 8 First Day of School

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ENROLLMENT

We are currently accepting prekindergarten, kindergarten, new student, and transfer student enrollment for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic year.  To learn more about enrolling your child please  CLICK HERE. (NOTE: Please do not use a mobile device for enrollment.)

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OUR SCHOOLS

PREKINDERGARTEN

Brooklyn STEM Sprouts
Title 1
Special Services Prekindergarten

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (K-4th Grades)

Brooklyn STEM Academy
Centerton
Green Township
South Elementary School of Communications
Smith Fine Arts Academy
Paragon
Poston Road Spanish Immersion School

INTERMEDIATE /MIDDLE SCHOOLS 

Bell Intermediate Academy (5th-6th Grades)

Wooden Middle School (7th-8th Grades)

HIGH SCHOOL (9th-12th Grades)

Martinsville High School

Hammons Alternative School

Night School

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School Resources

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ARTESIANS CHILDCARE

The MSD of Martinsville is pleased to announce a partnership with Artesians Childcare offering daycare services to MSD of Martinsville employees and residents of Martinsville. Artesians Childcare is accepting applications for children six (6) weeks to five (5) years old. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM – 6 PM, at the Central Education Center (CEC), 389 East Jackson St.

Artesians Childcare offers:

  • FDA approved meals
  • Mother Goose preschool curriculum
  • High safety and communication standards, utilizing Tadpoles ™ technology.

Pricing varies for MSD of Martinsville employees depending on the length of care. MSD employees have the option of all year care or childcare during school months only.

To learn more and tour the facility, please contact Artesians Childcare by email, [email protected], or by telephone @ 317-431-2235.

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