Two of the largest school districts in the region are closing starting on Tuesday, March 17. The schools are trying to limit the spread of coronavirus.
South Bend and Elkhart students will have classes on Monday. In South Bend, teachers are expected to instruct their students on how to use Chromebooks for e-learning. South Bend’s school system plans on using school buses parked throughout the district as Wi-Fi hotspots.
“We realize and acknowledge the significant impact this decision will have on our students and families,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Cummings.
South Bend Community School Corporation announced the decision on Friday. Elkhart Community Schools just announced the closure earlier today. Meanwhile, both Mishawaka and Penn-Harris-Madison have previously announced their closures.
Neither Mishawaka nor PHM will have school on Monday. PHM is beginning its e-learning on Tuesday, March 17. Mishawaka begins e-learning on Wednesday, March 18.
For more information on your child’s specific district, visit the district homepage or contact their school directly. Click these links to visit the websites for South Bend, Mishawaka, PHM, and Elkhart.