- School Improvement
- SWDCS Continuous Learning
- Seclusion & Restraint
- Return to In-Person Instruction
Library Catalogs of Available Materials
Note: In the search section (top middle of page), choose desired search (book, ebook, audiobook, etc.), click search and run a blank search. All inventory will populate. *You cannot run a blank search with "Any" chosen*
School Improvement Plans
A School Improvement Plan identifies the academic and priority goals along with strategies for the systemic improvement of each school. On an annual basis, school leadership teams collaborate to refine and/or modify their School Improvement Plan in order to ensure they are meeting their target goals and are improving student academic achievement. Each school's School Improvement Plan can be found below.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a United States federal law that protects and governs access to student educational information and records from public entities such as employers and public educational institutions. Additionally, FERPA affords parents the right to have access to their child's educational information and records, the right to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over who can view the information from the records. For more information, please view the FERPA Annual Notice posted below.
Indiana Department of Education
For more information regarding Southwest Dubois County School Corporation or any school within the district, please visit the Indiana Department of Education using the links below.
This link provides you the opportunity to choose a school within SWDCS to view information such as performance, educators, finances, and the environment.
Seclusion and Restraint Plan
Seclusion and physical restraint shall only be used as a last resort to maintain a safe and orderly educational environment for student learning. The Seclusion and Restraint Plan provided below is to serve as guidance for SWDCS staff, administrators, volunteers, and all other personnel that have consistent contact with students.
On February 17, 2022, the ISDH announced that schools would no longer be required to contact trace close contacts of positive students. They indicated that the value and feasibility of contact tracing has waned. They cited asymptomatic and mild cases, unknown infection, shorter incubation periods and pandemic fatigue as reasons to eliminate this process.
In essence, Covid-19 has shifted from a pandemic to an endemic like other illnesses that we manage throughout the year such as the flu.
As a result, beginning Monday, February 21, 2022 Southwest Dubois County Schools will no longer require students to quarantine or be excluded from school if they are a close contact of individuals who test positive for Covid-19.
Students and staff who test positive for Covid-19 must still notify the school and will still be required to follow the guidance below:
COVID-19 Positive- Must show proof of a positive test. A Picture of a home test card with the student's name and date of test are required or a copy/documentation of lab test must be provided.
Isolate at home for 5 days
Return on day 6 if symptoms improve.
*Must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
Recommend Covid testing for multiple symptoms
Must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication even if covid test comes back negative.
If vomiting- is able to eat 2 solid meals before returning to school
Free of diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
Virtual learning options will only be available to students who are isolating due to a verified case of Covid-19.
SWDCS will no longer provide BinaxNOW rapid testing for individuals.
Individuals may seek testing through other local sources.