Northside Middle School Closes Temporarily

By Andy Klotz—

Muncie, IN—Officials at Muncie Community Schools have decided to temporarily close Northside Middle School until next week in response to a recent uptick in positive COVID-19 test results at the school. Students will shift to e-learning, utilizing the district’s Schoology learning management system, for the rest of this week. In-person learning is expected to resume on Tuesday.

“We wanted to be extra cautious here since we have seen a small increase in cases in a short period of time,” MCS Director of Public Education and CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski said. “We consulted the County Health Department and they fully support this decision.”

All after school activities at Northside are cancelled during this temporary closure, but all other MCS buildings will be open as usual. There is no school Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Please visit for continual updates on the district’s COVID-19 cases.

About Muncie Community Schools

Serving the local community since 1855, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) educates more than 5,000 students at six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school while also managing several other educational facilities. Through its unique partnership with Ball State University, MCS strives to maximize each student’s potential so he or she can be a positive, productive member of society. Find out more about MCS or Director of Public Education and CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski at