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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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