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South Central Jr.-Sr. High School
9808 South 600 West - Union Mills, Indiana 46382 • 219-767-2266
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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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Varsity Volleyball Wins IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament

Varsity Volleyball Wins IHSAA Sectional 34 Tournament

After a 30-0 undefeated regular season, the South Central varsity girls volleyball team kept the same momentum going in the postseason to become IHSAA Sectional 34 tournament champions! The Lady Satellites swept North Judson (25-12, 25-15, 25-17) in the semifinal round and LaVille (25-12, 25-15, 25-15) in the championship to take home the second-consecutive title. The team now moves onto Regional action against Pioneer on Saturday, October 21st at Rochester.

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

2023 Powderpuff Football Game

2023 Powderpuff Football Game

The annual junior vs. seniors powderpuff football game will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:00pm. The game will take place on the Satellite football field. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5.00.

Homecoming Week 2023

Homecoming Week 2023

Homecoming week 2023 will take place from September 5th through September 8th. See the attached flyer for spirit days. Please keep in mind that all dress-up days must still follow the school dress code and be appropriate. Each spirit day will lead up to Friday night's football game against Boone Grove at 7:00pm with the homecoming court being announced along with the king and queen being crowned. A Homecoming dance after the game will take place until 11:00pm.

Go Satellites!

Picture Day is August 18th!

Picture Day is August 18th!

Picture day for the Jr.-Sr. High School will be on August 18, 2023. Order before picture day to receive free shipping to the school. 

Orders can be placed online at https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/79164FF.

2023-2024 Athletic Passes on Sale

Athletic passes for the 2023-2024 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
Student Athlete$20.00
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 students)$220.00 ($30.00 per additional student)

Changes to Textbook Rental Fees for 2023-2024

Dear Parent/Guardians,

The 2023-2024 school year is right around the corner! Can you believe it? Summer flew by! I hope you were able to relax and recharge some with your family. We are gearing up for another fabulous year at SC! We can't wait to see students in just two short weeks.

I wanted to let you know that due to some legislative changes from the Indiana General Assembly this past session, families will not be charged for textbook rental, Chromebooks, or class fees as you have been in the past. I would've sent this information to you sooner, however, we've been working to understand the full extent of this new law. Most school corporations are in the same spot, working to understand the new law. We will be sure to communicate with you if additional information becomes available or on items your child/family will still be responsible for, such as band instruments or welding PPE. If your child is in band, they'll still need to rent or provide their own instrument. If your child is in welding, they'll still need to have their own personal protective equipment (PPE). Please note: students/families will still be responsible to pay for lost or damaged textbooks and Chromebooks.

We do still ask that students bring in their typical supplies (pencils, paper, crayons, folders, etc.). If you need assistance with school supplies, please let us know! Enjoy these last couple weeks of summer! Please don't hesitate to contact the school with any questions or concerns. 

Go Satellites!

Ben Anderson, Superintendent

2023-2024 Registration Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Beginning Monday, July 31st 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 pre-k and/or 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 28th.

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 Wednesday, July 26th, the school will be scheduling appointments for NEW STUDENT registration which is on Tuesday, August 1st, Wednesday, August 2nd, and Thursday, August 3rd. 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 usernames 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