COVID-19 Schools Closed

School Facility Closure Extended
Posted on 04/02/2020

UPDATED APRIL 2
Today, Governor Eric Holcomb announced school buildings will remain closed through the end of the school year. Click here for a podcast featuring EVSC Superintendent David Smith as he discusses virtual days, high school graduation requirements and more.

UPDATED MARCH 19, 12:30 P.M.
Following the announcement of Governor Eric Holcomb at a press conference today, all Indiana schools, INCLUDING THE EVSC, will be closed until at least May 1st. More information to come regarding our schedule for using waiver days and virtual learning.

UPDATED MARCH 17, 2020


At a press conference this afternoon, education leaders from our community came together to share plans regarding the response to the Coronavirus in the coming weeks. The EVSC announced that we will utilize the governor’s waiver to extend the closing of all schools for the 2 weeks following spring break through Friday, April 10th. We will continue to stay in close contact with government and health officials and follow guidance from the CDC to determine if it is necessary to prolong this school facility closure beyond this date.

All extracurricular events and practices will continue to be cancelled until school facilities are reopened. “Grab & go” lunches will continue weekdays between March 30 and April 10th. For the two week period following spring break we will utilize state approved waiver days, so no virtual assignments will be required during this period of time. At this point, we anticipate using virtual learning should we need to extend the closure beyond April 10th. 

For ongoing updates, please continue to follow the EVSC on social media and refer to our website at evscschools.com. We appreciate the support and patience of our entire community as we make decisions in the best interest of public health for Vanderburgh County.

Updated March 13, 2020
At a press conference this afternoon the health officer for Vanderburgh County, Dr. Ken Spear, recommended the closing of schools next week, March 16 through March 20. Local government officials were in full agreement of this recommendation. As a result, the EVSC will be closing all school facilities beginning tomorrow evening, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. At this time we are planning for the facility closure to continue through Sunday, March 29, with plans to reopen on Monday, March 30, following spring break. However, we will continue to stay in close contact with government and health officials to determine if it is necessary to prolong this school facility closure.

Beginning tomorrow at 5:00 p.m., all extracurricular events and practices are cancelled until school facilities are reopened. Events scheduled tonight will continue unless they have been cancelled by the individual school. Information will be sent tomorrow regarding locations and times for students to pick up “grab & go” lunch during the closure. Parents will be notified with information on picking up medication for students. Communication for all EVSC employees will be sent tomorrow regarding work information. Specific information will be sent to families regarding virtual learning expectations for students during this closure. For families without internet access, we continue to work with community partners on alternative options. We appreciate the support and patience of our entire community as we make decisions in the best interest of public health for Vanderburgh County.