July 23, 2014  01:36 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.

Elkhart Community Schools Summer Meal Program

Sponsored by the USDA, Elkhart Community Schools offers nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and/or snacks at 22 locations throughout Elkhart, including some schools, parks, facilities, and apartment complexes. Meals are provided to children under the age of 19 at NO CHARGE, and some locations have meals available to adults at very little cost. For a complete list of times and locations, please see this attachment. Please note that locations with an asterisk are "closed" sites, meaning that the child must be enrolled in a summer program at that facility to participate in the food program. If you have any questions about the Summer Feeding Service Program for Children, please contact the ECS Food Service office at 574-262-5551.

Please help spread the word to ensure every child in Elkhart receives nutritious meals every day!

Lead Poisoning Awareness

Many people choose summer to tackle remodeling projects and home improvements, which can result in old dust, paint and construction material particles that may contain lead and may be ingested by children. We are also aware of the many projects that the City of Elkhart is undertaking, including demolition of homes that may contain lead in neighborhoods where many families reside. The Elkhart County Health Department and Elkhart Community Schools encourage you to have your child tested between the ages of 6 months and 6 years for lead poisoning. Risk factors include living in or visiting a house built prior to 1978, living with a person who works in an industry or has a hobby that uses lead, or having a sibling or playmate who has had lead poisoning. Testing is FREE at the Elkhart County Health Department, located at 608 Oakland Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46516. To schedule an appointment, contact the Elkhart County Health Department at 574-523-2127.

Congratulations, Class of 2014!

Congratulations to Memorial and Central High School's Class of 2014 graduates! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments, and we know the future holds great things in store for you!

This year's top graduates include, from Central High School (L-R): Emily Hoeppner, Christine Medin, Cassandra Shelton, Mallory Hill, Joseph Hannon, Carol Weirich, Anya Stucky, Sarah Fann, Zachary Manriquez, Allison Valentijn, Herlinda Salazar

Memorial High School's top graduates are (front row): Delaney Gilbert, Chelsea Perkins, Carly Lochmandy, Taylor Bontrager, Amber Hooven, Delmar Oropeza; (back row): Siobhan O’Toole, Andrew Tefft, Austin King, Allison Hoefle, Jonathan Ulmer, Noah Pawlak, Danielle Conrad

Congratulations to all of our graduates and best of luck on the next steps of your journey!

Kindergarten Registration in Open!

Kindergarten round-up was held at all Elkhart Community Schools elementary buildings on Thursday, April 24, 2014 and registration for incoming kindergarten students is now open.

If you would like to register your child for kindergarten, please call or stop by any ECS elementary school.

Things to bring with you to register your child:
• Your child's birth certificate
• Your child's immunization records
       (see here for full list of required immunizations, Spanish version)

Children can enroll in 2014-2015 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

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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