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Back-to-school roundup: Information for students and parents


Posted on Aug. 10, 2009 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 10, 2009 at 6:00 a.m.

ELKHART COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

School Superintendent: Mark Mow

Office, address and phone: J.C. Rice Educational Services Center, 2720 California Road, Elkhart, IN 46514 262-5500

First day of classes: Aug. 18

Fall break: Oct. 23

Winter break: Dec. 21 to Jan. 1

Spring break: April 5 to 9

Graduation: June 5, Memorial High School, June 6, Central High School

Last day of classes: June 3

SCHOOL HOURS:

Elementary Schools: 8:15 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Middle Schools: 7:35 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Central High School: 7:55 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Memorial High School: 7:47 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Career Center: Morning, 8 to 10:50 a.m.; afternoon, noon to 2:55 p.m.

J.C. Rice Educational Service Center: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tipton Street Center (LIFE): Morning, 7:45 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.; afternoon, 11:50 to 2:53 p.m.

Jr. LIFE: 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Most school offices are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATIONS:

North Side: Friday, Aug. 14, 2 to 3:15 p.m.

Pierre Moran: Friday, Aug. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

West Side: Friday, Aug. 14 from noon to 3 p.m.

A follow-up program will be offered on the first day of school at all three middle schools.

HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATIONS:

Memorial: Freshman and new student orientation tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

Central: Freshman orientation from 8 to 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Materials required to complete enrollment: Proof of residency, birth certificate, immunization record, previous schools records, IEP (if applicable)

New enrollees will meet with an administrator first, then with a counselor.

SCHOOLS, ADDRESSES, PHONE, PRINCIPAL

Beardsley: 1027 McPherson St., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5575, Jennifer Sager

Bristol: 705 Indiana Ave., Bristol, IN, 46507, 848-7421, Melissa Jennette

Cleveland: 53403 C.R. 1 N., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5580, Martha Strickler

Eastwood: 53215 C.R.15 N., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5583, Kevin Beveridge,

Hawthorne: (Grades 3 through 6) 501 W. Lusher Ave., Elkhart, IN, 46517, 295-4820

Mary Beck: 818 McDonald St., Elkhart, IN, 46516, 295-4830, Richard Mendez

Mary Daly: 1735 Strong Ave., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 295-4870, Arlene Silba

Mary Feeser: 26665 C.R. 4 W., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5586, Kevin Dean

Monger: 1100 E. Hively Ave., Elkhart, IN, 46517, 295-4860, Donald Kominowski

Osolo: 24975 C.R. 6 E., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5590, Jean Creasbaum

Pinewood: 3420 E. Bristol St., Elkhart, IN, 46514, Melinda Shaw

Riverview: 2509 Wood St., Elkhart, IN, 46516, 295-4850, Susan Edmundson

Roosevelt: (Grades K through 2), 201 W. Wolf Ave., Elkhart, IN 46516, 295-4840, Beth Bouchard

Woodland: 1220 C.R. 3, Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5578, John Payne

North Side Middle: 300 Lawrence St., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5570, Sara Jackowiak

Pierre Moran Middle: 200 W. Lusher Ave., Elkhart, IN, 46517, 295-4805, Levon Johnson

West Side Middle: 101 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart, IN, 46514, 295-4815, Kristie Stutsman

Central High: One Blazer Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46516, 295-4700, Frank Serge

Memorial High: 2608 California Road, Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5600, Mark Tobolski

Elkhart Area Career Center: 2424 California Road, Elkhart, IN, 46514, 262-5650, Stephen Barkdull

Tipton Street Center (LIFE): 1013 Tipton St., Elkhart, IN, 46516, 295-4903, Clyde Riley

Adult and Community Education: 2424 California Road, Elkhart, IN, 262-5678, Deb Weaver

Book fees: Kindergarten, $62; Grades 1-6, $114; Grades 7-12 by individual student

Meals: Breakfast for elementary $1.10, secondary $1.35; lunch for elementary $1.90, secondary $2.10; extra milk is 60 cents.

Transportation: Terry Chomer, director 262-5695

School delays/cancellations: WNDU Channel 16, WSBT Channel 22, WSJV Channel 28, WHME Channel 46, WAWC 103.5 FM, WFRN 104.7 FM/1270 AM, WHFB 99.9 FM, WHLY 1620 AM, WHPZ 96.9, 92.1 FM, WJVA 1580 AM, WKAM 1460 AM, WNDV 92.9 FM/1490 AM, WNSN 101.5 FM, WSBT 960 AM, WTRC 1340 AM, WVPE 88.1 FM, WWLV 102.3 FM, WZOC 94.3 FM, WZOW 97.7 FM

Student absences: Call the school office

School policies and handbooks: Given to parents at the start of each school year. Are also available through district Web site.

Student drivers: Student drivers should apply at the high school office for a $5 parking permit. Student drivers are not drug-tested.

THINGS I NEED TO KNOW:

* My child needs medicine during the school day. What do I do? Meet with the school nurse before or on the first day of school. Medicine must be sent to school in the original container and parents must sign a permission form allowing school personnel to administer medicine.

* How do I give permission for someone to pick up my child from school? Send a note to the office.

* Are students allowed to have cell phones at school? Yes but they must remain off and out of sight from the time students enter the building in the morning until the last class ends.

* Who do I talk to if my child has special needs that need to be met? Set up a meeting with your child's teacher or principal or contact district director of student services John Hutchings at 262-5540

School board meetings, times, locations: Second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. at J.C. Rice Educational Services Center. Alternate times or locations will be posted in the entrance at J.C. Rice.

School board members: Glenn Duncan, Karen Carter, Jeri Stahr, Robert Minichillo, Carolyn Morris, Susan Daiber, Dorisanne Nielsen

CONCORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

School Superintendent: George Dyer

First Day of School: Aug. 19

Dismissal times: Elementaries 3:30 p.m., junior high 2:50 p.m., high school 2:55 p.m.

There will be full bus and cafeteria service available. Early morning classes for beginning band and orchestra will not meet on Aug. 19.

ORIENTATION:

Kindergarten: Parents of kindergartners will receive a letter regarding the time of the orientation. Kindergarten classes will be full day classes beginning Aug. 19.

Concord Junior High: Concord Junior High will hold orientation for all incoming seventh and new eighth graders and their parents at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Either session may be attended. Junior high students new to Concord may register in the office any day from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Staff members will be available to enroll new students and address any clarifications that are needed.

Concord High School: Orientation for parents of freshman and new students will be hosted at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Beickman Performing Arts Center. New students should call the Student Services Office at 875-6524, ext. 86400, to make an appointment to schedule courses. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FEES:

Breakfast: Breakfast is available at each school. Breakfast costs 90 cents for elementary students and $1.30 for junior high and high school students. Free and reduced price breakfasts are also available with an approved free and reduced meal application. Reduced breakfasts cost 30 cents.

Lunch: Lunch costs $1.60 for elementary students, $1.85 for junior high and high school students and $2.25 for adults. The price for milk, if purchased separately, is 35 cents. Free and reduced price meals are available with an approved application. An application will be sent to each student at the beginning of the school year. Reduced price lunch costs 40 cents.

Textbook Rental: For kindergarten textbook rental is $65 and for grades 1-6 the fee is $112. Junior high and high school fees are calculated individually based on the classes in which the student has enrolled. Textbook fee assistance is available from the state and the application for this assistance is included on the application for free or reduced meals.

Meal and textbook assistance is based on income and family size. If a family does not qualify now for assistance they may reapply at a time during the school year if a change in family size or income is experienced.

Health Requirements: Before the beginning of school all entering kindergartners are required to have a physical exam and must have on file with the school documentation of proper immunization. All students entering sixth grade must have documented proof of a second dose of the measles vaccine. Failure to comply with these state health mandates will result in exclusion from school. A physical exam is requested for students entering seventh grade.

LOCATIONS:

Ox Bow Elementary, 24050 C.R. 20., Principal Dan Cunningham, 875-6524

East Side Elementary, 57156 C.R. 13 S., Principal Rhett Butler, 875-8517

South Side Elementary, 23702 Arlene St., Principal Bryan Waltz, 875-6565

West Side Elementary, 230 W. Mishawaka Road, Principal Gerard Donlon, 293-2531

Concord Junior High, 24050 C.R. 20., Principal Kevin Caird, 875-5122

Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Principal Dan Cunningham, 875-6524

GOSHEN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

School Superintendent: Bruce N. Stahly

Office, address and phone: 613 E. Purl St., Goshen, IN 46526

First day of classes: Friday

Fall break: Oct. 29-30

Winter break: Dec. 23, 2009 - Jan. 5, 2010

Spring break: April 5-9, 2010

Graduation: June 6, 2010

Last day of classes: May 27, 2010 (Snow Make-up days: May 7, May 28, June 1)

SCHOOL HOURS:

All elementary schools: 8:10 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

All middle schools: 8:32 a.m. to 3:24 p.m.

All high schools: 8:20 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Education Center: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Most school offices are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SCHOOLS, ADDRESSES, PHONE, PRINCIPAL

Goshen High School: Grades 9-12, 401 Lincolnway East, 533-8651, Principal Jim Kirkton (jkirkton@goshenschools.org)

Goshen Middle School: Grades 6-8, 1216 South Indiana Ave., 533-0391, Principal Ann Eaton (aeaton@goshenschools.org)

Chamberlain Elementary School: Grades K-5, 428 North Fifth St., 534-2691, Principal Don Jantzi (djantzi@goshenschools.org)

Chandler Elementary School: Grades K-5, 419 S. 8th St., 533-5085, Principal Lisa Lederach (llederach@goshenschools.org)

Model Elementary School: Grades K-5, 412 S. Greene Road, 533-7677, Principal Sue Olinghouse (solinghouse@goshenschools.org)

Parkside Elementary School: Grades K-5, 1202 S. 7th St., 533-7765, Principal Betts McFarren (bmcfarren@goshenschools.org)

Prairie View Elementary School: Grades K-5, 1730 Regent St., 533-4710, Principal Ray Helmuth (rhelmuth@goshenschools.org)

Waterford Elementary School: Grades K-5, 65560 S.R. 15, 533-6811, Interim Principal Kim Gallagher (kgallagher@goshenschools.org)

West Goshen Elementary School: Grades K-5, 215 Dewey Ave., 533-7855, Principal Alan Metcalfe (ametcalfe@goshenschools.org)

Merit Learning Center/Alternative Education, 801 West Wilkinson, 533-9743, Principal Kristin Watt (kwatt@goshenschools.org)

FEES:

Textbook fees: www.goshenschools.org

Meal fees: www.goshenschools.org

Transportation: 533-7176

School delays/cancellations: www.goshenschools.org

Student absences: Call the school office

School policies and handbooks: www.goshenschools.org

RESOURCES:

School board meetings, times, locations: Second and fourth Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

School board members: E-mail addresses available at web site www.goshenschools.org

MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Superintendent: Jim Conner

First day of school: Aug. 21

Fall break: Oct. 23

Winter break: Dec. 19-Jan. 1

Spring break: April 5-9

Last day of school: June 8

NHS graduation: June 13

SCHOOL INFO:

Jefferson Elementary, 18565 C.R. 20, Goshen, Principal Curt Schwartz, 822-5399

Middlebury Elementary, 432 South Main St., P.O. Box 26, Middlebury, Principal Jeremy Miller, 825-2158

York Elementary, 13549 S.R. 120, Bristol, Principal Yvonne Buller, 825-5312

Orchard View Elementary, 56734 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Principal Brian Sloan, 825-5405

Heritage Intermediate School, 56647 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Principal Chad Stamm, 822-5396

Northridge Middle School, 56691 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Principal Robby Goodman, 825-9531

Northridge High School, 56779 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Principal Steven Lyng, 825-2142

Administration Center, 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, 825-9425

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS:

Tim Weadick, Joanna King, Jim Lichtenberger, David Black, Robert Souder

SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION:

WRBR-FM 103.9, WNDU-FM 92.9, WFRN-FM 104.7, WBTU-FM 93.0, WSBT-AM 960, WNDU-AM 1490, WSJV-TV 28, WSBT-TV 22, WNDU-TV 16

ELEMENTARY INFO:

Lunches are $157.50 per semester, $8.75 weekly and $1.75 daily. Weekly rates for reduced lunches are $2 and payment for anything less than a week is 40 cents.

Basic supplies and materials are $60 per year for kindergarten, payable Sept. 11.

Book rental fees for grade 1 through 3 are $102 per year, payable Sept. 11.

Weekly rates for breakfast is $6.25. Anything less than a week is $1.25 per day. Weekly rates for reduced breakfast is $1.50 and anything less than a week is 30 cents.

Parents who qualify for free or reduced price meals or textbook assistance should complete the appropriate forms the first week of school. Forms are available in the school offices.

Immunization and physical exam forms were distributed at round-up. These must be returned to the school as soon as possible. Offices are open from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

NORTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION:

All students must attend a fall registration day, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 or 18. It is recommended that freshmen and sophomore families attend Aug. 17 and junior and senior families choose the Aug. 18 session. Students must have a parent at registration and should plan on spending 30 minutes.

NORTHRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL TEXTBOOK RENTAL:

Collection of textbook rental will be from noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday during student registration. Sixth-grade students not in choir are charged $116.95, students in choir are charged $124.10; seventh-grade students not in choir are charged $127.14, students in choir are charged $134.79; eighth-grade students are charged $130.69.

For additional information visit www.mcsin-k12.org.

WA-NEE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Superintendent: Joe Sabo

First day of school: Aug. 18

Fall break: Oct. 30

Winter break: Dec. 1 through Jan. 1

Spring break: April 5 through 9

Graduation: June 4

SCHOOL INFORMATION:

Woodview Elementary, open 8:45 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., registration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 773-3117

Wakarusa Elementary, open 8:05 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., registration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 862-2000

Nappanee Elementary, open 8:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., registration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 773-7421

NorthWood Middle School, open 7:55 a.m. to 2:58 p.m., sixth grade registration from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, seventh and eighth grade registration from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 862-2710

NorthWood High School, open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., freshman orientation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 773-4127

Students will be given information regarding bus routes and homeroom assignments at registration.

TEXTBOOK FEES:

Kindergarten: $60

First and second grade: $90

Third through seventh grade: $100

Eighth grade: $105

Ninth through twelfth grade: To be determined

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS:

Eric Brown, Christina Eshelman, Chris Gillam, Donald Lehman, Cletis Miller, Ed Moser, Larry Weaver

Updated information from Baugo and Fairfield Community Schools for the 2009-10 school year was not available by press time. Information from those districts will be published after it's made available.


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