Health and safety

Hybrid Schedule beginning in November

Dear Central Nine Community,

The Indiana Department of Health has reported a spike in COVID-19 cases in Johnson County.  As a result, Central Nine and most of our partner schools will follow a hybrid schedule beginning November 9, 2020 until further notice. 

Students who attend Johnson County Schools will be on campus for in-person instruction every Monday and Thursday. (Virtual days will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.)

Students who attend Marion County Schools will be on campus for in-person instruction every Tuesday, and Friday. (Virtual days will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.)

Instructors will utilize Canvas to communicate curriculum and assignments daily. Students should continue to communicate with their instructors for questions regarding course work. 

For questions regarding our new hybrid schedule and course work, please contact your Instructor. 

Check Temperatures Daily

Students must be fever-free for 24 hours, before returning to campus.

Don't forget your mask

Students and staff will respect one another by wearing masks while on campus.

Keep us informed

If health situations or return plans change, inform both Central Nine and your high school.

Please see the PDF above and review the information below for tips on how to continue through the school year.

Attendance

High schools do not notify Central Nine of student absences. It is imperative that parents call both the high school AND Central Nine to submit an absence at 317-888-4401. *Be sure to complete all registration paperwork during the first week of school to ensure that we have the correct contact information on file should your child become ill.

Food

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Central Nine will not provide food or drinks this year. Furthermore, there will be no vending machine or water fountain access. Students who bring their own water bottles may use refilling stations, which will be sanitized frequently. Central Nine does not serve breakfast or lunch, as these options are available at the high schools.

Supplies

Students should bring a notebook and pen or pencil to the first day of class. Teachers will provide information regarding class uniform/supply requirements during the first week of school. A mask will also be required.

If Students Show Signs of Illness on Campus...

Any student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined in the Health Science Lab. The Health Science Lab will function as a quarantine space indefinitely.

As an additional measure of safety, the Student Services Conference Room will temporarily function as a sickbay.  Any student who is exhibiting non-COVID-19 symptoms of illness, such as cold and flu, will be held in the sickbay until a parent or guardian can retrieve the student.

COVID-19 Point of Contact

These individuals will communicate with parents, our partner schools, health department, etc.

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

What is Central Nine doing to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus?

Central Nine is taking the following precautions to help stop the spread. Staff and student cooperation are essential. Remember, we are #INthistogether. 

  • By August 6th, staff will be trained on Central Nine’s expectations for cleaning and social distancing in classrooms and labs. 
  • Any student with a fever of a 100.4 or greater should remain home until they are “fever free” (without a fever-reducing medicine) for 24 hours. 
  • Any student who has cold or flu symptoms should stay home for 24 hours.
  • Masks will be required, and social distancing standards will be implemented when possible. 
  • Cleaning procedures will be increased. 
  • Door handles will be sanitized as often as possible. 
  • Additional hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed in the building.
  • Signs encouraging proper hand-washing and sneezing/coughing techniques will be posted.
  •  Classrooms and office spaces will be provided with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
  • Desks/work areas of sick students will be sanitized immediately.
  • Students and staff are encouraged to stay home if sick. Do not “tough it out.” 
  • Mask policies will be enforced. 
  • Each student has been supplied with a water bottle. All water fountains will be turned off. Instead, Central Nine will be using water bottle filling stations to provide students with access to water throughout the day.  
  • Students will be assigned specific entrances through the buildings. They will also be required to follow floor arrows and pathways.
  • Starting October 19th, Programs will be able to schedule up to three guests within a nine week period. Any and all guests will be required to fill out a guest entry form before arriving to campus. (No more than two guests in a room per program.)  
November 5th 2020, Leadership Team devises “Hybrid Scheduling” plan in response to spike in COVID-19 cases in our counties. 
   

Please read the Health Protocols, FAQs, and Campus Updates PDF for more detail! 

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

NineOVATIONS

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

PLANT SALE

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.