Due to staffing limitations, IPS high schools and stand-alone middle schools will move to full remote learning on Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14. These will be asynchronous instructional days for students; classwork will be uploaded to Schoology.
Schools that will be on remote learning on these two days are:
- Arlington Middle School
- Harshman Middle School
- Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School 28
- Northwest Middle School (including Newcomer)
- Arsenal Technical High School
- Crispus Attucks High School
- George Washington High School
- Shortridge High School
This decision has been made based on the number of staff absences, including COVID-19 isolation and quarantines at the middle and high school levels. Transitioning to remote learning also gives time for affected staff and students to meet the 5-day isolation and quarantine period before returning back to school.
As a reminder, there is no school for students or staff Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and no school for students Tuesday, January 18, which is a Professional Development Day.
We anticipate a return to in-person learning on Wednesday, January 19, but will provide these families with updates no later than Tuesday, January 18.
For details on the district’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including information on the district’s mask requirement and CDC guidance for K-12 schools, including isolations and quarantines, click HERE.