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South Central Elementary School
9808 South 600 West - Union Mills, Indiana 46382 • 219-767-2269
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Elementary Recognized at Indiana Statehouse for IREAD-3

Elementary Recognized at Indiana Statehouse for IREAD-3

On February 15, 2024, South Central Elementary School was recognized at the Indiana Statehouse for achieving over a 95% proficiency rate on the 2022-2023 IREAD-3. Ben Anderson (superintendent), Nick Kimmel (principal), and Chris Walter (3rd grade teacher) also got to meet Dr. Jenner (Indiana Secretary of Education), Jim Pressel (Indiana State Representative), and Suzanne Crouch (Indiana Lieutenant Governor).

Thanks again to all our teachers and staff, especially our 3rd grade teaching/support teams, for their daily efforts to achieve this goal!

2024-2025 Pre-K & Kindergarten Roundup

2024-2025 Pre-K & Kindergarten Roundup

South Central Elementary School will hold pre-kindergarten and kindergarten roundup for the 2024-2025 school year on Tuesday, March 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm and on Thursday, March 28th from 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Children who turn four by September 1, 2024 are eligible to sign up for pre-kindergarten and children who turn five by September 1, 2024 are eligible for kindergarten. Please bring the child's birth certificate. 

2024 Elementary Spelling Bee

2024 Elementary Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all the participants of the 2024 elementary spelling bee! A big shoutout also goes to our top three finishers:

1st Place: Wyatt B.
2nd Place: Hannah B.
3rd Place: Lillian W.

2024 Pre-Kindergarten Registration Information

2024 Pre-Kindergarten Registration Information

Pre-Kindergarten at South Central Elementary School has returned! Registration for 2024 will open on January 10, 2024. Please call the elementary office if you are interested in having your child attend this program. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Update to November 1st Online Learning Day

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Thank you for your support over the last 48 hours as we've endured another tragic loss of a student. Mark was a vibrant, respectful young man and will be dearly missed here at South Central.

As you know, we recently sent a letter to you with information regarding virtual learning, eLearning, and our snow make-up days. Next Wednesday, November 1st was a scheduled virtual learning, where students were going to be required to be on live Google Meets from 9:00-12:00pm, then teachers were going to have professional development in the afternoon. In light of the tragic events we are dealing with, we've decided to change the November 1st virtual day to an 'old fashioned' eLearning day. This way, assignments will be posted by 9:00am and due by 11:59pm, unless otherwise noted by the teacher. There will be no live instruction through Google Meets, however, teachers will be available by email and Canvas/Google Classroom to assist students.

We thought switching to an eLearning day would be more appropriate to provide flexibility and some time for students and staff to decompress as we continue to navigate these difficult times.

Please feel free to visit the online learning page on our website for further information and clarification: https://www.scentral.k12.in.us/services/technology/online-learning-info

Thank you again for your continued support of South Central Schools, our students, staff, and community.

Sincerely,

Ben Anderson, Superintendent 

Indiana Secretary of Education Visits South Central

Indiana Secretary of Education Visits South Central

Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education, visited South Central Schools on Wednesday, October 18th to celebrate IREAD-3 scores and discuss all the great things happening at the school! Dr. Jenner toured the building, visited classrooms to observe different lessons taught by teachers, saw STEM programming/activities, and even got hands-on experience with the high school welding program.

"The culture of South Central is really incredible," Jenner said. "I mean, you can feel the energy and the passion and the joy that the teachers bring to the school every single day. That matters because, the joy that our teachers bring, certainly, radiates off what our students bring to the table in terms of learning."

View ABC57 news story on Dr. Jenner's visit

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Red Ribbon Week 2023

Red Ribbon Week 2023

South Central Elementary and the Junior Council will be participating in Red Ribbon Week on October 23rd through 27th! See the attached flyer for the dress-up days during the week. For more information on Red Ribbon Week visit redribbon.org

Online Learning Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope this letter finds you well! It's hard to believe we're already approaching the end of the 1st grading period. The year has flown by! We've had a fantastic start to the school year here at SC, and we appreciate your partnership and support.

The purpose of this letter is to provide information on our virtual learning and eLearning days this school year. We have two virtual learning days built into the school calendar for teacher professional development days. Those are November 1st and March 6th. On those two days, teachers and students will be on live Google Meets in the AM, while the afternoon will be for teacher meetings and training. The building principals will send out schedules and information very soon specific to those two days.

For inclement weather, we'll potentially utilize eLearning days, virtual learning days, and snow make-up days. We are only allowed to use up to three (3) eLearning days in a school year, per Indiana Code. eLearning days would be our "old fashion" days where lessons are posted on Canvas (grades 5-12) or Google Classroom (grades K-4) by 9:00am, and students can complete their work at any time throughout the day. Assignments are due by 11:59pm, unless otherwise directed by the teacher. For virtual learning, students are required to be on live Google Meets for at least 50% of the school day in order for it to count as a day. So those days we will use our 2-hour delay schedule like we have in the past, and live Google Meets will begin at 9:00am. The JH/HS will operate on the 2-hour delay bell schedule. The elementary school will provide a live instruction schedule for each grade level that will also begin at 9:00am.

If we happen to use up our 3 eLearning days, we'll then plan to use 3 virtual days with live instruction. While I certainly hope we don't have that many inclement weather days, if we get past those 3 eLearning days AND 3 virtual learning days, we'll utilize the built-in snow make-up days. Snow make-up days are built into our calendar on January 15th, February 16th, and April 26th.

I understand that this is somewhat confusing, which is why I wanted to provide this letter to try and clarify the differences. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the school office if you have any questions or for further clarification!

Thank you for your continued support!

Ben Anderson, Superintendent

Elementary Greeting Card Fundraiser

Elementary Card Fundraiser

South Central Elementary is once again having a greeting card fundraiser. 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. All order forms and money should be turned back into school no later than Thursday, September 7th.

Picture Day is August 30th!

Picture Day is August 30th!

Picture day for elementary will be on August 30, 2022. All students will have their picture taken regardless if an order is made or not. 

Orders can be placed online at https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/79147WF or a paper order form that will be sent home with students.