Shelbyville High School Newsletter

January 17, 2022

School will not be in session on Monday, January 17th in observance of MLK Day.

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader.

The legacy of Dr. King’s life impacts us all. He was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the "I Have A Dream" speech. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.

In 1968, shortly after Martin Luther King died, a campaign was started for his birthday to become a holiday to honor him. After the first bill was introduced, trade unions lead the campaign for the federal holiday. It was endorsed in 1976. Following support from the musician Stevie Wonder with his single "Happy Birthday" and a petition with six million signatures, the bill became law in 1983. Martin Luther King Day was first observed in 1986, although it was not observed in all states until the year 2000.

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COVID Reminders

COVID continues to be challenging for us on a daily basis. Here are a few reminders to help you decide help keep you in the loop when dealing with COVID.

  • Changes and key points:

    In order to avoid quarantine, an individual must be fully vaccinated or had a positive test result within the last 90 days.

    Fully vaccinated is (note the changes): 2 weeks past the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 weeks past the primary series of Johnson & Johnson vaccine and must have received the booster (if eligible).

    Booster dose is required for those eligible if the 2 dose vaccine was given greater than 6 months ago or the single-dose vaccine was given greater than 2 months ago

    Positive COVID test:

    • Isolate at home for 5 days from symptom start or test date with that date counting as day 0
    • If no symptoms or symptoms have improved and 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medication, may return to school on day 6 with strict masking days 6-10. If in areas without a mask, must be 6 feet from others
    • If no symptoms with initial test and symptoms develop later, the isolation starts over with the symptom start date
    • Can resume extracurricular activities on day 6 if able to wear a mask properly at all times for days 6-10, above conditions are met and cleared by a physician

    Close contact (inside the classroom with mask mandate, regardless of vaccination status)

    • If no symptoms may continue to attend school wearing a mask
    • May continue extracurricular activities wearing a mask (an exception to continuous masking allowed during strenuous physical activity or active performance)
    • Test 5 days after exposure, if possible (recommendation, not required)
    • Monitor for symptoms. If any symptoms, stay home and get tested

    Close contact (outside of the classroom, fully vaccinated, with a booster dose if eligible):

    • If no symptoms, may stay in school
    • Wear a mask for 10 days from date of exposure
    • Test 5 days after exposure, if possible (recommendation, not required)
    • Can resume extracurricular activities with a mask (an exception to continuous masking allowed during strenuous physical activity or active performance)
    • Monitor for symptoms. If any symptoms, stay home and get tested

    Close contact (outside of the classroom, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, inside the classroom without mask mandate)

    • Quarantine at home for 5 days from the date of last exposure
    • If no symptoms, may return on day 6 wearing a mask
    • May resume extracurricular activities on day 6 only if able to wear a mask at all times (including while actively performing or playing during your sporting activity) for days 6-10
    • Test 5 days after exposure, if possible (recommendation, not required)
    • Monitor for symptoms. If any symptoms, stay home and get tested

    COVID-19 Home Tests

    • COVID-19 home tests will be accepted if results are documented with a photo including name and date of test
    • If there are concerns about the home test results, a lab confirmed test will be requested


Just a reminder from Mr. Baker that students are not to be carrying blankets and/or

pillows to SHS. These do not belong in the classroom or the building.

Please Join Us for Senior Night!!

Next Thursday night is Girls Basketball Senior Night. We have two amazing seniors on the team this year and we would love to see you all at our game next week to support them!

The JV game starts at 6pm with Varsity will follow. We will be doing our senior announcement directly after the JV game.

We hope to see you all there to support these amazing seniors who have worked hard their whole careers through Shelbyville schools.

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2nd Semester After School Tutoring Sign Up Information

Shelbyville High School will be offering after school tutoring again for 2nd semester but with some changes. Any student wishing to attend the tutoring sessions will need to have the permission slip that outlines expected attendance and behavior filled out and signed by the parent and the student. (Click this link ) Failure to comply with the expectations will result in the student being asked to no longer attend tutoring. This form can be either downloaded by clicking the link above or picked up in the counseling office starting on January 4th. Tutoring sessions will be on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 and on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00. Transportation will be provided for those in need by indicating so on the permission slip. Permission slips need to be turned in to the Counseling Office. First tutoring day will be on Tuesday, January 11th.

The New SHS Chess Club Begins Tuesday!

SHS Chess Club is starting on January 18th!

Monday and Tuesday Mornings, 7:30-8:10 am in Mrs. Huntsman's Room.

You can enter through the front door from 7:25-7:30, she will be there to open the door for you.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Huntsman at

Spanish Club

Hola. Spanish club will meet next Wednesday, January 19th from 3:00 to 3:30 in Señora

Etter's room, 227, to play Lotería, a bingo game popular in Spanish-speaking places. Any

students in Spanish class and native speakers of Spanish are invited. Prizes will be

awarded to winning students. Hope to see you there!

Fine Arts Academic Team

Fine Arts Academic Team will hold a brief meeting next Wednesday, January 19th in the

band room. If you are interested in participating in the fine arts academic team but are

unable to attend this meeting, please email Mrs. Anderson ( for


Tabletop Club

If you like playing games like Uno, Monopoly, Magic the Gathering or Dungeons and Dragons,

Tabletop Club is for you! Tabletop Club meets after school every Wednesday from 3:05-4:30 in the library.

New members are welcome to attend, so stop by and play a game!

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WIDA testing for El students

EL students will WIDA test starting on Monday, January 24th.

The purpose of the English language proficiency assessment is to determine a student's level of English proficiency. WIDA ACCESS and WIDA Alternative Access summative assessments are administered annually to determine a student's current level of English proficiency.

Attention Seniors:

New college scholarships are available in Naviance. Log into your account and click on the Colleges tab. Scroll down to Scholarships and Money, then click on Scholarship List. Review the active list of Local and Regional Scholarships. There are many local and national scholarships with deadlines ranging from January 12 to the end of February, and more will be added each month. Don't miss your opportunity to earn FREE MONEY; be sure to check Naviance frequently or email me for more information. Thanks! Mrs. Decker
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Notre Dame Summer Pre-College

Notre Dame Summer Pre-College: What's it like to be a student at Notre Dame? Current sophomores and juniors looking for collegiate experience may consider applying to our on-campus programs held during the Summer of 2022. Stay in resident halls, take a college-level course, and participate in fun community-building activities in the evenings. Plus, students earn transferable college credits from ND! Need-based financial aid and travel reimbursement are available to those who qualify. Check out the flyer to learn more about this unique opportunity!

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Attention all Seniors and Early Graduates

All seniors and early grads, it is imperative that you order your cap and gown if you have not already done so. Please visit to place your order today. Remember, all SHS students wear black. Please see Mrs. Anderson in the office if you have any questions.


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Gymnastics (Girls V) vs Morristown

Monday, Jan. 17th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Swimming & Diving (Co-Ed V) @ Greenwood

Tuesday, Jan. 18th, 5:30pm

615 West Smith Valley Road

Greenwood, IN

Basketball (Boys FR/JV/V) @ Franklin Central High

Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 6pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN

Swimming & Diving (Co-Ed V) vs Greenfield Central

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 5:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Basketball (Girls JV/V) vs Whiteland

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Wrestling (Boys JV/V) vs Rushville

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Gymnastics (Girls V) vs Seymour

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 6:30pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Basketball (Girls JV/V) vs Delta

Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 1pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN

Basketball (Boys Fr/JV/V) vs Greenfield Central

Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 6pm

2003 South Miller Street

Shelbyville, IN


Daily Schedule

Elementary: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Secondary (SMS and SHS): 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday Early Release Day:

Elementary: 2:00 p.m.

Secondary (SMS and SHS): 3:00 p.m.

Shelbyville Central Schools 2021-2022 Calendar


We hope you consider becoming a partner with Shelbyville Central Education Foundation by funding some unique programs for our students’ school. All donations are tax-deductible and will provide our students with the resources to be successful now and in the future. Please visit and look for the foundation page, there you will find the Golden Opportunities page. On this page you can browse all the projects that are in need of funding. Here is a direct link to that page.

Thank you for your continued support.