Rush County Schools
330 W 8th St - Rushville, IN 46173 • Phone: 765-932-4186 Fax: 765-938-1608
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Covid Protocols (Updated November 28, 2021)

 Dear RCS Families and Staff,

Hello, I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Break.
As we return on Monday, we are still under the mask/face covering requirement. We will see what the numbers are this week and I will let you know if this changes.
Thank you and have a great week!

Dr. Matt Vance 

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Covid Protocols (Updated November 12, 2021)

 Dear RCS Families and Staff,

Our protocols in regards to requiring masks/face coverings in Rush County Schools states if the 7 Day County Positivity Rate is 10% or greater, mandatory masking will be required in buildings for a minimum of two weeks. The current 7 Day County positivity rate is 13.24%. Therefore, beginning Monday, November 15th, Rush County Schools will require masks/face coverings to be worn during the school day until at least Thanksgiving Break.

Your cooperation is much appreciated!

Dr. Matt Vance

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Covid Protocols (Updated November 1, 2021)

Dear RCS Families and Staff,

On Tuesday evening the RCS Board of Trustees approved an adjustment to our Opening of School Plan. The change involves a new system for determining if masks/face covering will be required. From this point forward masks/face coverings will required if the following data points are met:

  1. If a building/corporation reaches 5% of students positive then we would do a mask mandate for that building or corporation for a minimum of two weeks.
  2. If a building/corporation reaches 20% of students positive, we would look at closure or e-learning for that building/corporation.
The following county data points will be implemented:
  1. 7 Day County positivity rate >/= 10% - Mandatory Masking in buildings for a minimum of two weeks.
  2. 7 Day County positivity rate >/= 20% - Possible School Closure/E-Learning

At this time we do not meet any of the above metrics, therefore masks/face coverings are now recommended but not required.

Please note the following:

  • This is subject to change.
  • Other factors such as staffing could impact operations.
  • This will be reviewed weekly.
  • Students and Staff who are symptomatic, or waiting on test results should stay home from school.
  • We will follow the Control Measures for contact tracing set by the Indiana Department of Health. Those who are identified as close contacts through contact tracing will be notified and could be subject to quarantine.
  • The federal bus mandate for masks on buses is still in place.
  • There are 3 ways that one can be exempt from quarantine:
    • Be fully vaccinated
    • If tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days
    • When a mask is being worn during the school day by the individual deemed in close contact.

We are trying to keep our students and staff safe and healthy while keeping schools open and as normal as possible. Your continued cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated.

Dr. Vance 

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Rush County Schools

Dr. Matt Vance, Superintendent
330 8th St.
Rushville, IN 46173

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Ph: 765-932-4186
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It is the policy of the Rush County School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. ” Questions and concerns should be directed to the Title IX, Title II, and Section 504 Coordinator as follows: Dr. Matt Vance, Superintendent of Schools c/o Rush County School Corporation, 330 8th St., Rushville, IN 46173 Phone:  (765) 932-4186