Batesville, IN— With a detailed plan to bring students back safely, the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) has announced that it will return to in-classroom instruction on the scheduled first day of school on August 5, according to Paul Ketcham, BCSC superintendent. The BCSC plan is contingent upon Governor Eric Holcomb moving Indiana into Stage 5 of its safe reopening plan in early July, as projected.“Using the guidance provided by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), the BCSC administration is addressing every aspect of school life and making the adjustments we think are necessary to safely bring our students and staff back into our buildings,” Ketcham stated. “The governor has empowered local school districts to review the recommendations offered by the IDOE and to tailor those for each community. We’ve been working hard to determine the best practices for keeping students healthy while still delivering the quality education Batesville is famous for.”BCSC is developing a document entitled “Batesville Blueprint: Bringing Bulldogs Back Safely on August 5th,” which will provide a district-specific version of the IDOE guidelines. The guidelines will address common concerns such as safety on the buses, in the classroom, at mealtimes, and during athletics and other extracurriculars. In addition, the plan will address steps parents and guardians can take at home to reduce the risk of spreading communicable diseases within the school community.“To explain Batesville’s plans, I’ll be providing weekly video updates to students, parents, and other stakeholders between now and the start of school,” Ketcham explained. “These videos will help break down our plans into smaller sections, and will be shared on social media and on our special COVID-19 website.”More information and the videos will be available by clicking here. Like the guidance provided by the state, this local document is likely to be subject to revision.
Comments Syracuse (10-4, 5-1 Big East) picked up a pair of wins against two conference foes last weekend, defeating West Virginia 6-1 on Saturday and Pittsburgh 7-0 on Sunday. No. 39 SU has now won eight of its last nine matches.Emily Harman and Amanda Rodgers dominated their respective singles matches against the Mountaineers. Alessondra Parra, Maddie Kobelt and Komal Safdar also picked up victories for the Orange in singles.Due to an injury, the Mountaineers were unable to field a tandem for No. 3 doubles, handing SU the doubles point and the victory.Syracuse started quickly out of the gates Sunday, sweeping the Panthers in doubles to capture the early 1-0 advantage. The senior duo of Harman and Parra took care of business in No. 1 doubles, winning 8-5. Kobelt and Rodgers earned a 9-7 win, while Safdar and Anika Novacek cruised to an 8-3 victory.Rodgers extended her singles winning streak to 12 games with a 6-4, 7-5 decision against Taylor Washington. With the win, Rodgers now holds a team-best 13-1 singles mark.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textParra defeated Molly Wickman 6-0, 6-3, and Novacek recorded her first career singles victory with a 6-2, 6-3 win in the No. 6 match.The Orange is off until March 23 and 25, when it hosts Binghamton and Boston University.—Compiled by Austin Mirmina, staff writer, [email protected] Published on March 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Related Articles Shohei Ohtani threw 29 pitches in a simulated game on Monday at the Angels’ training complex in Tempe, Ariz., and “all went well,” according to the Angels. Ohtani faced both right-handed and left-handed hitters during his outing.Ohtani is rehabbing from a damaged ulnar collateral ligament. The Angels are hoping for him to pitch again this season in the majors, and he now appears to be fairly close. Since the Angels said he’s not going to pitch in the minors during his rehab, all that’s left is for him to do is another, longer, simulated game. Ohtani has had no setbacks in his rehab since he underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection on June 7.Ohtani could return to the mound in September, even if he’s on a tight pitch limit, because by then rosters would have expanded enough that the Angels would have the bullpen depth to cover the innings.Ohtani is expected to speak to the media on Tuesday before the Angels open a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield