When will Kindergarten registration residency appointments take place?
Kindergarten Registration residency appointments have been canceled and will be rescheduled. Kindergarten Assessment dates will be determined at a later date, and elementary schools will call parents to schedule.
What is the last day of school?
Friday May 29th.
What days will eLearning occur?
eLearning will occur on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. eLearning will not occur on Wednesdays. No eLearning will occur on previously scheduled days off, Monday May 4th, Tuesday May 5th, and Monday May 25th.
Will students have to make up these days missed at the end of the school year?
No. With the School Town of Munster eLearning plan, the school corporation will fulfill the minimum requirement of instructional days per the Governor's order. https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/gov-holcomb-announces-new-steps-to-protect-public-from-covid-19/
Will MHS Prom still be held on 4/25?
Prom is cancelled for this school year.
Are teachers available to answer academic questions during this time off?
Yes. Teachers will communicate their availability to parents and students. On eLearning days, teachers will be available 9a-11a and 1pm-3pm. Email addresses can be found on each school’s webpage. Teachers are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays of eLearning days.
IREAD and ILEARN Assessments
The Indiana Department of Education and Gov. Holcomb’s office have canceled the IREAD, ILEARN, ISTEP+ 10, and I AM assessments.
How do I talk to my child about the Coronavirus?
Will Central Office be open for regular business during this closure?
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Central Office will not be open to the public while schools are closed. If you need to reach a staff member, email addresses can be found on our website, under the about section of our website. https://www.munster.us/About/Administration-and-Staff
What if my student doesn’t have home Wi-Fi access?
If Comcast is your local service provider, effective Monday, March 16, Comcast has announced it is offering two months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with COVID-19. Click here for more details. If you are having difficulties obtaining service, please contact your child’s principal.
What if my student’s laptop is not working properly while schools are closed?
Families should contact the STM Helpdesk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 219-836-7157
Will Munster Schools continue to host/attend events?
At this time, all scheduled events have been canceled until further notice.
Will athletics/extra-curricular practices continue while schools are closed?
All activities held at Munster school facilities are canceled until further notice.
Will the Elementary School PTOs still put on the Mustang Stampede 5k run and walk?
We will not be holding the Mustang Stampede at this time. Due to our school closings and respect for our amazing sponsors, we must place all of our efforts into supporting our individual school communities during this time of uncertainty. Our PTO efforts will be focused on helping our schools, staff, community and most importantly our children through the time remaining of our school year.
Should I practice social distancing?
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Will the ACT still take place at Munster High School on April 4?
Since the building will still be closed on April 4, the ACT test is canceled for this day.
How will AP Tests be impacted?
The college board will offer adjusted AP exams. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
What are the plans for MHS Graduation?
More information will be provided regarding graduation and Commencement Exercises.
What are the plans for summer school?
The district is waiting for further guidance from the Indiana Department of Education before summer school programs are announced.
What is happening with the 9th grade parent meeting that was originally scheduled for March 16th?
A presentation for incoming 9th grade parents is provided below.
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How will my child’s attendance be taken?
Please refer to the School Town of Munster eLearning plan for details for elementary (grades K-5) and secondary (grades 6-12) procedures.
My child has materials and personal items at school. When can we pick them up?
Teachers/staff members are cleaning out classrooms and lockers now. Each building will contact parents regarding a pick up system in the future.