March 2020 News

Letter from the Executive Director

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dear Indiana Academy Parents and Students:

We know you have a lot of questions during this rapidly-changing situation, and we are committed to keeping you informed with updates as soon as we have information to share with you.

As you may already be aware, President Mearns sent out a letter last evening, March 16, to the Ball State community that outlined additional measures at the university including the closure of residence halls on March 29, 2020. In alignment with that response, the Indiana Academy’s Wagoner residence hall will close on Sunday, March 29 at 6 p.m. Students and families may begin moving out as soon as practicable to meet this deadline. Specific details about move-out including book returns will be communicated to you as soon as we have that information.

Students will continue with e-learning through Canvas that began on Monday, March 16. If students anticipate that they will not have online access after moving out, please communicate your situation to Dr. Dain Kavars (765-285-7461 or ).

At this time, the Office of Mental Health and Support Services is exploring ways to continue to support our students after move-out while still following guidelines and recommendations regarding COVID-19. We will communicate with you as soon as possible how the Office of Mental Health and Support Services will move forward with providing mental health support to our students and what that will look like in the coming days, weeks, and months. Our SLCs will also continue to be available as a resource for our students.

Again, we know that you likely have a lot of questions. As decisions are made and approved, we will communicate that information to you as quickly as possible. We are all dealing with unprecedented circumstances, and we appreciate your continued understanding and patience.

With gratitude,

Dr. Vickie Barton
Executive Director