Marion Community Schools changes school calendar during pandemic

According to the Marion Community Schools website, starting Aug. 14, every Friday has been designated as an at-home e-learning day.

School iPads will be available for home use on e-learning days for all K-12 students and attendance will be taken.

Three scheduled e-learning days were approved by the School Board on July 14. This addition of regularly scheduled e-learning days every Friday in the first semester was approved by the School Board on July 28.

There will also be early dismissals for the first three days (Aug. 5-7). Grades K-4 will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. Grades 5-12 will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. This will enable us to review and make any needed adjustments to the execution of our health and safety plans. This change was approved by the School Board on July 14.

The website states that the corporation’s plans remain fluid as they respond to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.