A message from Superintendent Lindsay: Let's make it a great school year!

Publish Date: 05/28/2020

~ This page is updated frequently! ~


>> Click here for Marion Community Schools back to school plans

Weekly updates:

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2020-21 Enrollment (we accept students at any time!)

>> Please click here for enrollment information for new and returning families 

A message from Dr. Lindsay:

Marion Giant families,

Our new school year has begun, and we are excited to reconnect with our students and families on our campus and at home through our Giant Online Academy!

We are aligning to all of Gov. Eric Holcomb's orders and all Indiana State Department of Health, Indiana Department of Education, and Indiana Family and Social Services Administration guidelines designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including cleaning protocols, facilities usage, social distancing, healthy personal hygiene, and extra precautions with visitors, student activities, and every aspect of our school operations. 

Health experts recommend the following as the best ways to proactively prevent COVID spread:

  1. Self check for symptoms each day (click here for a current list of symptoms)
  2. Social distancing
  3. Face coverings
  4. Washing hands frequently

Giants, please take good care of yourself and your family on and off our campuses. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb has ordered that masks are required for all Hoosiers in public and at our schools. Please read our FAQs for more information

Social distancing means keeping 6 feet of distance between you and any other person you don't live with. Healthy hygiene means washing hands frequently. Mask requirements mean that any time we cannot social distance, we are wearing a covering on our face to help protect others and ourselves.

The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and important changes will be required for the year ahead as health officials learn how to combat this COVID pandemic.

Flexibility, communication, and cooperation will be more crucial than ever. Please stay connected with your principals, teachers, and social workers so we can best support your family, and so that you keep up to date on any changes. 

We will continue to follow the guidance and directives of Gov. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education, along with local, state, and national health officials, and we will continuously adapt and update our plan as required.

>> Click here for Marion Community Schools back to school onsite and online plans

>> We have made calendar changes in response to rising COVID cases and resulting quarantines. Click here for details.

We are working to meet the needs and preferences of our students and families. We understand that some of our families will continue to choose our online learning options, due to risk factors, family circumstances, or simple preference. You can sign up for at-home learning through Giant Online Academy at any time throughout the year. Click here for more details.

We care for our students, staff, families and community! We want us all to be safe and well. It is essential that we work together as a team to build positive and productive relationships and empower our Marion Giant students to achieve their best, which is why our schools exist.

>> Click here to watch a special video that celebrates our students' accomplishments and looks ahead to a great new school year!

Please stay connected with us. Thank you for being a Marion Community Schools Giant by choice and helping us make the 2020-21 school year the very best possible! 


Dr. Brad K. Lindsay

Superintendent of Marion Community Schools


Home learning resources:

>> Click here for technology FAQs 

COVID-19 information:

>> Click here for continued updates

Previous Grant County COVID-19 updates

>> 8/26 weekly WSOT update 

>> 8/19/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 8/12/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 8/5/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 7/29/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 7/21/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 7/20/20 weekly WSOT update

>> Click to listen to Dr. Lindsay's WBAT interview on 7/15/20

>> 7/8/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 7/1/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 6/24/20 weekly WSOT update  

>> 6/3/20 weekly WSOT update

>>  5/27/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 5/20/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 5/13/20 weekly WSOT update 

>> 5/7/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 4/30/20 weekly WSOT update 

>> 4/22/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 4/15/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 4/8/20 weekly WSOT update

>> 4/1/20 weekly WSOT update 

>> Click to view a message from Dr. Lindsay from 3/31/20 

>> Click to view Dr. Lindsay's 8/2/19 update