Gladiators News · Gavit High/Middle School Athletics Postponed until April 6, 2020

School City of Hammond
41 Williams Street • Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 933-2400 •
Scott E. Miller, Superintendent
Board of School Trustees
Carlotta Blake-King
Manuel Candelaria Jr.
John Czulno
Anna Mamala
Lisa Miller
March 13, 2020
Dear SCH Families,
In response to the growing threat of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus), School City of Hammond is
proactively closing schools and calling eLearning days in an effort to mitigate the impact of the
virus on our community. We value the health and safety of all students and staff and feel that
this decision, while difficult, is the best course of action at this time. Therefore, the schedule for
the next 3 weeks will be as follows:
 Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20: eLearning
 Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27: Spring Break (No eLearning)
 Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3: eLearning
 Monday, April 6 – Students report back to school
For families that would benefit from having a device available, we will have Chromebooks
available for pickup at the District IT Department that is located at the Area Career Center,
Door E. The ACC is located at 5727 Sohl Ave. Door E is in the back parking lot behind the
school. A parent or guardian must be the one to pick up the device and sign it out. Your child’s
student ID number is required. In addition, we have 50 hot spots available to high school
students who lack Internet access at home.
SCH is privileged to provide over a million meals to our students every year. In order to
continue to provide food service, we have identified 6 drive-up school locations that will be
open Monday – Friday from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. A non-perishable breakfast and lunch will be
provided for as many children as are in the vehicle. Attached to this document are all the
details of this food service program.
All extra-curricular activities, clubs and practices are cancelled for the next 3 weeks. The
IHSAA has also just postponed the boys basketball state tournament as well.
I would like to encourage all parents to check in with their child daily on their eLearning
progress. It is important that they are keeping up with their assignments as 2 weeks of work is
too much to make up at the last minute. eLearning is no substitute for our amazing teachers,
but is the best option during this challenging time.
As this situation does have a degree of unpredictability, we will be monitoring and adjusting
our response as things unfold. We will communicate any changes or additions as they come
out through ParentSquare, our website, and social media.
Scott E. Miller, Superintendent