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Blackford County Schools News & Events

From awards and kudos to district-wide announcements, you can read all about it on this News and Events page. Be sure to visit it often, so that you always know what’s going on at BCS.

Blended Learning Calendar

We have developed a weekly blended learning calendar that will be in place until May 1. Please review this calendar for meal pickup and delivery information, office phone hours, and teacher availability.

School Closure Extended to May 1, 2020

On Thursday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. Governor Holcomb decreed that all public schools remain closed until May 1. Here are a few things we know:

  • All state testing is canceled this year.
  • The 20-day waiver of instructional days is still in place, but the Indiana Department of Education may increase the number of waived days.
  • The blended learning and lunch program that we have in place for March 30 through April 3 will continue as planned.
  • BCS and the Indiana Department of Education know that parents and students are concerned about student credits, AP exams, and many other education focused issues. There will be much more guidance to come out in the next days and weeks.
  • BCS will develop on-going plans to extend our blended learning activities to last until May 1. As we finalize plans, we will share more information with parents and students.

Please be patient as we await further guidance. We will continue to communicate information as we receive it and process the impact on our students and schools. Again, we appreciate your patience as we all go through this together.

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Chad Yencer's complete letter regarding the extended school closure.

Quick Contact Information

Do you have a question about meal services, technology, or your student's lessons? Check out our Quick Contact Information to find out who can help.

Coronavirus Healthcare Procedures Update

Blackford County Schools continues to place a high value on the health and well-being of its students and staff. To help address cold and flu season, as well as coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions, please review the changes to our healthcare procedures.

How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus

Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Helping children cope with anxiety requires providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm. It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. For more information on how to talk with your children about the virus, please see the handout below.