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Here you’ll find all the latest news from Sand Creek Elementary School—everything from important notifications to fun articles and upcoming event details. We will update you with announcements and news stories here, so bookmark this page and check back often! 

Daily Screening and Illness Guidelines

Attention, families! We encourage you to post the daily screening and illness guidelines below on your refrigerators and refer to them throughout the year. Stay healthy and safe!

2020-2021 School Year COVID-19 Information

To prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we have reimagined education to respond to the global pandemic. Our staff has worked together to create our panthers prepare and care plan to respond to how our district will address health, safety, curriculum and instruction, social-emotional learning, and equity while offering both traditional and remote learning options. 

Please check our district Home page for all the latest information you need for a great school year.

World Day of Bullying Prevention

Stomp out bullying by wearing a blue shirt on Monday, October 5 to raise awareness for bullying prevention.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

All Sand Creek Elementary School students will receive free breakfast and lunch beginning on Monday, September 14. Please visit our Menus page for menu information.

Healthy Cyclones

Thanks for practicing your social distancing. You have all been doing a great job. Continue keeping your masks clean and washing your hands.

IPBS and JCSC Expands Access

Monday, August 24, 202

IPBS, Jennings County School Corporation Expand Access to Remote Learning through Innovative Datacasting Solution

Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS)

Indianapolis – Jennings County School Corporation (JCSC) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS) entered into a partnership that will provide datacasting technology to roughly 1,200 students in Jennings County who have little or no access to reliable broadband. Datacasting overcomes the unmet need for internet access by sending computer-based files over a television broadcast signal.

IPBS member-station WTIU in Bloomington and SpectraRep, a leading provider of datacasting solutions, will carry out the implementation. Funding for the project was made possible by a $1.38 million grant awarded through Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s emergency education relief program (GEER Fund) to JCSC and IPBS. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) created the GEER Fund for the purpose of developing and improving the availability of distance/remote learning techniques and technologies.

Jennings County is a predominantly rural county located in southeastern Indiana. Datacasting has the potential to change the remote learning landscape for children and educators in rural, low-income, and internet desert communities because of its ability to transmit the same instructional content and educational resources that would normally require an internet connection.

The GEER grant provides for equipment that will enable WTIU to stand up datacasting at their station and simple receivers and antennas for households that will pick up the signal and relay it to inexpensive Chromebooks and tablets over Wi-Fi.

“The datacasting implementation in Jennings County will serve as a proof-of-concept that can be replicated in counties and school districts across Indiana,” according to Mark Newman, IPBS Executive Director. “It can be a game-changing technology for areas of the state where broadband is limited or unavailable.”

The datacasting initiative will ramp up over the next two months. It is expected to be available for household use in early November.

About Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS)

Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations is a not-for-profit association of eight PBS television stations and nine NPR radio stations that serve as trusted resources for news, educational programming, and entertainment. IPBS member stations work together to deliver free and accessible programming over the air, online, and in person. They reach 95% of Indiana’s population, and more than two million Hoosiers consume IPBS programming on a weekly basis. The locations of the stations are Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort. Wayne, Indianapolis, Merrillville, Muncie, South Bend, Vincennes, and West Lafayette. For more information, visit IPBS.

About Jennings County School Corporation (JCSC)

Jennings County School Corporation, located in North Vernon, Indiana, serves over 4,200 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade in six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. JCSC is a rural school district that covers 378 square miles, the majority of which are woodlands and individual farms. JCSC educators and staff excel at developing the whole child. They embrace innovative programming to meet the academic needs of all students. Relationships are key, and JCSC educators and staff strive to create partnerships with students, families, and community members that last a lifetime. By inspiring and empowering students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and productive members of a global community, JCSC is providing students with a world-class education. The JCSC community believes they are stronger by working together. For more information, visit JCSC.

Substitute Teacher Meetings

All persons wishing to work as a substitute teacher during the 2020–2021 school year for Jennings County School Corporation need to attend one of the orientation meetings scheduled at Central office 34 W. Main Street North Vernon, IN 47265. The orientation meetings will be for renewing substitutes and new substitutes. Due to COVID-19, sessions will be limited to a small number of people, and masks are required. Please contact Shannon Lacoursiere at (812) 346-4483 ext. 1038 to schedule a time to attend a training session. For more information, please view our press release.