Superintendent eLearning and Lunch Update March 17, 2020
March 16, 2020 letter:
I sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding during this evolving situation that is new for all of us. I know that we may not always agree with the suggestion or direction we are given, but North Putnam Schools will continue to work with our local health officials to make the best decision for our students, your children.
This letter contains information on INTERNET CONNECTIONS and SCHOOL LUNCH. Please read the information carefully so if you need these services you show up to the right place at the right time.
We understand internet connectivity is not at its best in some of our communities. In order to assist with eLearning, below is a list of open wifi access points and passwords, if needed. Please know the password may change, but they were current as of the writing of this information.
In addition to the below the school will have buses, with hotspots, at the locations below from 9:30-11:30am and from 5:00-7:00pm March 17-20. The bus will be staffed with a driver and instructional assistants who can help students with questions about homework. Students will not be able to board the bus. Aides will exit the bus or assist from inside. We may also use this method to distribute paper packets if students need them, at a later date.
Heritage Lake Clubhouse Parking Lot
Mailboxes at Van Bibber Lake
Russellville Community Center
School wifi is also available in the high school parking lot in the parking spaces near the football press box.
The circle drive at Bainbridge Elementary has a weak signal but will work for a few devices.
Other locations in our communities and surrounding areas:
Town of Bainbridge - 522-6238 Password - haveaniceday
Casey's Bainbridge - 522-2755 Password not required
Town of Roachdale - 522-1532 Hours are M-F 8:30-4:30, No public wifi but the Clerk, Debbie Sillery, will allow staff and students to use their Boardroom to work.
Caseys' Roachdale - 522-3660 Password not required
Roachdale Library - 522-1491 24/7 Works in parking lot, Password - 24PD5WXY4KT4ZL47
Putnam County Library -653-2755 Hours are M-Th 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-5
Starbucks Greencastle Password listed inside
Parke County Library - 765-569-5544 Hours are M-Th 8-6:30, Fri. 8-5, Sat 9-2
DePauw Library - 658-4420 Password not required. You will need to remain in your vehicle.
Crawfordsville Public Library - 362-2242 Hours are M-Fri 9-9, Sat 9-5
Heritage Lake 765-386-7447 Hours are M-Thur 8-5, Fri-Sat 8-12, Must be in Clubhouse
VanBibber Lake - 765-739-6804 Call if needed; hours vary
North Putnam School Corporation in conjunction with our Food Service Partner, Chartwells, will provide a sack lunch in a “grab-n-go” format beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20. You will drive through or children may walk up. Students will be asked their name, grade, and school. Staff will record this information as well as a food selection and if the student takes milk or not.
The drive-thru locations will be at Roachdale Elementary and Bainbridge Elementary beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20. Students from ANY North Putnam School may visit either site to receive a lunch. Lunches will be available at these sites on the days listed from 9:30-11:30am.
If you have questions, Central Office is remaining open at this time. Our corporation nurse will be staffed there beginning Wednesday, March 18 at noon. In closing, we will be closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 this week and during Spring Break. Updated information will be communicated via our website and Messenger.
As a reminder, if you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you may be:
- Stay home unless you need to seek medical care.
- Avoid public areas and public transportation.
- Stay away from others as much as possible, especially those who are most at risk such as older adults and those with medical problems or a weakened immune system.
- Don’t shake hands.
- Seek prompt medical attention if your illness worsens or you have difficulty breathing and call your doctor or medical facility before you seek care.
More information can be found at the Indiana State Department of Health Website at https://on.in.gov/COVID19 and the Center for Disease Control Website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.