South Central Elementary School
9808 South 600 West - Union Mills, Indiana 46382 • 219-767-2269
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South Central Spiritwear


Show off your school spirit with some South Central apparel! Online orders will be available until November 13, 2022. All products will be delivered and picked up at the school. Please use the link below to visit the online store.

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Online Learning Information

Online Learning Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you may know, a new law created in 2021, Indiana House Bill 1093, limits the number of eLearning days a public school can use to three per year. South Central has utilized eLearning days for several years now for teacher professional development days (days scheduled in November and February) and inclement weather days. eLearning days are asynchronous (no live Google Meets) where lessons and assignments are posted by 10:00am and teachers are available to meet, as needed. With this new law, if a school is able to provide 50 percent synchronous (live Google Meets with the teacher) instruction, then the school day will count toward the 180 required days. We will refer to this as "Virtual Learning" instead of eLearning.

November 1st is our first and only scheduled Virtual Learning day for the 2022-23 school year. There are NO scheduled eLearning days at this time. We will use November 1st to practice this new model of virtual instruction. We will operate on a 2-hour delay schedule, and the school day will begin virtually at 10:00am. Attached, you will find an informational graphic that helps to better explain these new "Virtual Learning" days. Additional information is also available on our online learning page.

We understand that these changes are not always ideal, however, given this new Indiana law, we are required to make this change. As stated earlier, we are allowed up to three eLearning days per school year. We will utilize eLearning, when needed and appropriate (i.e. if there is a power outage, we have already utilized multiple Virtual Learning days in a row, other unexpected circumstances). This will be clearly communicated to you in a School Messenger announcement.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and assistance with this change. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions!

Elementary Greeting Card Fundraiser

Card Fundraiser

South Central Elementary is having a greeting card fundraiser through Usborne Books & More. Students will be bringing home information about this school-wide fundraiser. The money raised will go towards funding student programs and events at South Central Elementary. If SC Elementary students sell a total of 1,000 boxes, all students will earn an ice cream party!

The following prizes will also be awarded:

  • #1 Fundraising Student: $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • #2 Fundraising Student: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • #3 Fundraising Student: $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • 5 Random Winners: $10 Amazon Gift Card

All order forms and money should be turned back into school no later than Wednesday, September 21st.

2022-2023 Athletic Passes on Sale

Athletic passes for the 2022-2023 seasons are now on sale in the high school office during school hours. You can also see Mr. Haggard, athletic director, at any home event to purchase a pass. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Senior Citizen (60+) $35.00
Adult $80.00
Student K-4$30.00
Student 5-12$55.00
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 students)$220.00 ($30.00 per additional student)

Picture Day is August 31st!

Picture Day is August 31st!

Picture day for elementary will be on August 31, 2022. All students will have their picture taken regardless if an order is made or not. 

Orders can be placed online at or a paper order form that will be sent home with students.

2022-2023 Registration Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Beginning Monday, August 1st at 9:00am, South Central will open online registration via Harmony Family Access. We would like to remind you to check your demographics, update phone numbers, update emergency contacts and their phone numbers, update your email addresses, and your home/mailing address.

There are some registration forms that will need to be electronically signed. Some forms will need to be signed annually when you register online (Parent Right to Know; Active Duty; Residency Information; Work Survey; CTE; Transportation Needs). The forms are listed in the online registration section in Harmony Family Access.

If you have already registered your kindergartner, you will not have to come into the school for new student registration BUT you will need to log into your Harmony Family Access account to update demographics and fill out the consent forms. You will receive an email with your student's registration code on Friday, July 29th.

All new students are required by the state to provide proof of residency. Any returning students who have moved to a new address from the one listed in Harmony are also required to provide proof of residency. Your proof of residency should be one of the following documents: Current (within the last 60 days) utility bill, telephone bill, tax return, bank statement, mortgage statement, rental/lease agreement, medical bill, and/or other official information that verifies your address. A driver's license and mailed advertisements do NOT meet the residency verification requirements set forth by the Indiana Department of Education.

Beginning Tuesday, July 26th, the school will be scheduling appointments for NEW STUDENT registration on Tuesday, August 2nd, Wednesday, August 3rd, and Thursday, August 4th. Please call the school to schedule an appointment. On those days, we also welcome families that cannot register from home to come to the school to register students. Please call to schedule an appointment. Also, please bring your username and passwords with you.

If you have forgotten your password, you will need to click the "forgot my password" link and Harmony will send an email to help you. Unfortunately, we are unable to retrieve usernames and passwords at the school.

We are looking forward to a great school year ahead!

Thank you,

South Central Schools

Return to Traditional Lunch Benefit Eligibility

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stopped the federal meal waivers that have allowed schools to serve free meals to all students for the past two years. This upcoming school year, South Central will return to traditional edibility requirements for free, reduced, and paid benefit applications. If you do not receive an email notification by July 29th that your student(s) is qualified for free meals because of SNAP or Medicaid, please fill out a new application through Harmony Family Access. Applications will be available once online registration opens on August 2nd. Paper applications are also available in the school offices.

Students who are not approved for free or reduced-priced meal benefits before the start of school will be classified as paid and meal charges will begin the first day of school. Full pay breakfast will be $1.50 and full pay lunch will be $2.60. More detailed information about school meals for this upcoming school year will be coming soon.

Thank you,

Karen Hagenow, Food Service Director

2022-2023 After-School Care Program


Dear South Central Elementary Families,

For the past several years, South Central has partnered with the LaPorte YMCA to offer after-school care for our students. Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the YMCA will no longer offer after-school care for our students.

Little Dreamers, located at 7407 W. US-30 in Wanatah, has space available for South Central Elementary students who need after-school care. If you utilize Little Dreamers for after-school care, your child will be able to ride the bus from South Central to Little Dreamers on a daily basis. All the details of the program including the cost should be discussed with Sandra Wood, owner of Little Dreamers. The phone number for Little Dreamers is (219) 733-2800. We are very grateful for Sandra and her willingness to host our students for after-school care. If your child will be attending after-school care at Little Dreamers, you will need to let the elementary office know the days your child will be riding the bus to Little Dreamers.

I hope you are all having a great summer!


Nick Kimmel, Elementary Principal

Northwest Health Sports Physicals at SC

Sports Physicals Flyer

The Northwest Health Sports Medicine Program will be offering sports physicals at South Central on June 21st from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the south gym. There is no cost (donations accepted) for the physicals and they are available to students ages 5-18. See the flyer for more information.

IHSAA Physical Form

SC Elementary Raises over $7,000 for Riley’s Hospital

Penny War Fundraiser

South Central Elementary School, through its penny war fundraiser, raised $7,262.70 for Riley Hospital for Children!

The penny war fundraiser was sponsored by Junior Council members and was held during the month of February. South Central Elementary (and the Corporation) will now be designated as a "Red Wagon School/Corporation" for their fundraising efforts! Additionally, a Red Riley Wagon with a customized South Central license plate will be used at Riley Hospital as transportation for many patients.

As a reward, a school assembly was held and staff received pies in the face. First grade, the winning grade level with the most donations, earned a pizza party and all grade levels earned a movie, popcorn, and candy.

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