April 24, 2014  01:57 AM
Welcome to Elkhart Community Schools

Elkhart Community Schools is a district that serves more than 12,500 students, and is known for high-quality programs, quality teachers, supportive learning environments, and strong parental and community support.

Whether you were born in the area or you are looking to call Elkhart County your new home, we welcome the opportunity for you and your family to become part of our growing school family.

A note from Superintendent Rob Haworth and School Board President Dorisanne Nielsen...

"Until May 6, 2014, you will hear much in the media, and probably in the coffee shops, about two referenda to support safer environments for Elkhart Community Schools’ children. We want you to know that the focus of this web page will not change during that time. Legally, we are not allowed to alter this page to promote the referenda following the school board hearing on January 6, 2014. While the referenda will be more like campaigns, this page will continue to do what it is doing so well: providing information about our great school district.

If you want information about the referenda, you will find it here. If you have questions, please contact Superintendent Haworth at 262-5526."

Thankfully, YES4Elkhart is a community-led organization that supports these initiatives, and has agreed to host a website www.YES4Elkhart.org and a Facebook page for ongoing discussion, opportunities to volunteer, and the most up-to-date information about the efforts to provide safer environments for our children. Please refer to their sites for the most current information.

Kindergarten Round-up is April 24!

Kindergarten round-up will be held at all Elkhart Community Schools elementary buildings at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

During Kindergarten round-up, students and parents will have the opportunity to visit a classroom; meet the principal, kindergarten teachers, and other staff members; and even climb aboard a school bus.

Things to bring to Kindergarten round-up:
• Your child's birth certificate
• Your child's immunization records
       (see here for full list of required immunizations, Spanish version)

Children can enroll in kindergarten at ECS if they will be five years old on or before August 1, 2014. Parents of children who will turn five during the month of August can seek early enrollment by completing an application form by August 11. This form is available at every elementary school.

If you are unsure about which school your child will attend, please contact 574-262-5540.

See this page for tips on how to help prepare your child for school, as well as a basic Kindergarten readiness list.

To see our schools in action and to keep posted on ECS, be sure to visit or like the Elkhart Community Schools Facebook page.

Photos by The Elkhart Truth

Liam Wilcox wins the Indiana "Yes I Can!" Award!

Congratulations to Liam Wilcox, a senior at Memorial High School, who was awarded with the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children’s “Yes I Can! Award.” This award is given by the Indiana CEC to a student with exceptionalities who excels in academics and activities, and was presented to Liam during the Indiana CEC Conference. Liam not only excels in school – carrying a 3.4 grade point average – but he is also an accomplished musician who participates in the marching band, as well as an athlete who has been involved with swimming, track and cross country. Outside of school, Liam is a highly honored Boy Scout, who earned the designation of Eagle Scout in April 2013. Liam also gives back to the community – including recently making 60 toad houses for the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Liam will represent the State of Indiana at the National CEC Conference in Philadelphia in April. We are so proud of Liam and his well-deserved recognition!

To see more great things that ECS students are doing, visit the Elkhart Community Schools Facebook page.

Parents and Students
The starting point for parents and students. Get news, helpful information and resources, school lunch menus, and important dates. You can even get help with your homework!

Staff, this section is for you. Check your e-mail, access curriculum guides, find online teaching resources, and order from the system media catalog.

Locate district-wide information, including departmental contacts, school board highlights, curriculum, student services, special programs, test scores, and budget facts.

Information designed to connect residents to community resources, and to help newcomers get acquainted with what the city of Elkhart has to offer. Use this section to explore our community, including our city government, Chamber of Commerce, arts calendars, and media outlets.

Your link to helpful information on each of our schools, including: address, contact information, administration listing, map, and school profile.

Online Calendar
A complete listing of school and district-wide events.

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