Medora Junior-Senior High School has opted to change to a hybrid schedule due to the continued spread of COVID-19 in Jackson County.
The schedule will start Monday for students in grades 6 through 12 doing in-person learning.
There will be no schedule change for elementary or junior-senior high school students doing virtual learning.
For the hybrid schedule, if your last name begins with A through J, you will attend in person Monday and Tuesday and participate in eLearning Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
If your last name begins with K through Z, you will attend in person Thursday and Friday and participate in eLearning Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
School officials said they will continue with this schedule until further notice as they continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from the local and state health departments.
Information and updates will be available on the corporation’s website, medora.k12.in.us, and Facebook page, facebook.com/medorahornets.
Since the district is on fall break through today, email any questions to [email protected].
The decision is based on the state’s new color-coded map that assigns counties a color — blue, yellow, orange or red — indicating the severity of the virus’ spread in a community. It’s based on a formula of the number of new cases per 100,000 students, the positivity rate and recent change in that rate.
Jackson County’s color changed to orange Wednesday. Status updates are made by the state every Wednesday at noon.
In a recent seven-day period, Jackson County saw 120 new positive cases of the virus for a total of 964 cases, giving the county a 13.6% positivity rate. There have been 10 reported COVID deaths in the county.
The next level after orange would be red, which is the worst level.