Positivity rates will continuously be monitored in each program and decisions will be made in the best interest for the health and safety of our students.

Revised COVID-19 Protocols
Effective, October 26, 2021

  • Face masks are strongly recommended (not required) for all individuals while indoors.

  • Contact tracing will continue at a 3-foot radius. (15 minutes or more)

  • Close contacts within 3 feet of a positive case will be notified & parents may choose to:

    • Quarantine at home for the full 14 days; or 
    • Send their asymptomatic child to school with a mask for 14 days.  Students will be required to check in with the Dean of Students daily to monitor for symptoms. 
  • All individuals identified as a close contact will not have to quarantine, wear a mask, or report for screening if they meet one of these conditions: 
  • Proof of being fully vaccinated; OR

  • Proof of a documented positive COVID test within the past 6 months (no at-home test results will be accepted)

  • Central Nine’s campus or an individual program may need to return to a mask requirement based on the following:

    • Campus-wide positivity rate exceeds 2%.
    • Individual programs may be required to wear masks for a period of time that program maintains a 2% positivity rate in a 7-day period.

    • A school reaches significant levels of absenteeism attributable to COVID positive cases and/or quarantines. The Johnson County Health Department and the Indiana Department of Education will be notified when the absence rate reaches 20%.  

    • The Johnson County advisory level in the IDH dashboard will also be monitored and the Johnson County Health Department will be consulted if a change is necessary.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safety is our priority

Are Masks required?

Effective, October 26, 2021

Face masks are strongly recommended (not required) for all individuals while indoors.

This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis. 

What happens if I test positive?

Positive cases will require a 10-day quarantine.

Will there be an online option at Central Nine?

No. Central Nine is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) organization and must adhere to the CTE standards set by the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. This means that in-person training and laboratory experiences are required as a part of the curriculum.

Can I wear a gaiter or face shield as a mask?

No. Students must wear a cloth face covering that covers both the nose and the mouth at the same time. 

Covid-19 Symptom Checker

  • Fever/chills (100.4 degrees or higher)
  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle/body aches

  • Headache

  • Loss of taste/smell

  • Sore throat

  • Sinus congestion

  • Nausea/diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Runny Nose

  • Students should check their temperatures daily before coming to campus.
  • Students must be fever-free for 24 hours, before returning to campus.
  • Central Nine may ask for a negative test result to return to campus if a student or faculty member is not vaccinated.

For Covid Questions & Student Illness

Please Contact: 

Joe Preda, Dean of Students, jpreda@central9.k12.in.us,  (317) 888-4401 EXT 235 

Aubrei Teter, Career Counselor, ateter@central9.k12.in.us, (317) 888-4401 EXT 294 

Isolation & Quarantine Calculator

This tool can help students/families calculate their return date! Find out when you can return to campus based on your circumstances. 

June 4th, 5th, and 6th 8am- 11:30am


Central Nine is hosting summer camps this June for students who will be in 7th or 8th grade during the fall 2019 school year!

Students can choose to participate in two different camp experiences. Contact cvonderwell@central9.k12.in.us for questions.

Dates: June 4th, 5th, & 6th
Hours: 8am – 11:30am each day
Cost : $35 per student

Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfypoq2sJzYkywFURynlf2XRZUwOq3OpxsbDgzkXzpPiC0u7A/viewform 

MAY 4th 9AM - 3PM


Our Landscape Management program is hosting a plant sale on Central Nine’s campus! Stop by on Saturday, May 4th from 9-3pm to purchase.