Indiana Teacher of the Year

Indiana Teacher of the Year Kathy Nimmer recently
visited students and teachers at Elkhart Community Schools. Learn more about her visit here.

Community Playground Build

Thank you to the many volunteers who recently helped build new playgrounds at Mary Daly and Hawthorne Elementary Schools! More photos here!

Service & Volunteering

ECS students give back to the community in many ways, including mentoring younger students. Learn more on our Service & Volunteering page.

ECS Elementary School Hours are 8:35am to 3:35pm (on Wednesdays, elementary students are dismissed at 2:55pm).

ECS Middle and High School Hours are 7:25am to 2:40pm (on Wednesdays, middle and high school students are dismissed at 2:00pm).

Roosevelt STEAM Academy hours are 8:00am to 3:00pm (on Wednesdays, Roosevelt students are dismissed at 2:15pm).

Elkhart Community Schools recognizes that good communication between the school and parents is critical to a child’s success. Our schools are ready to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have. For contact information for your child’s school, please see the Schools page.

We also recognize that when our offices are closed, you may still have questions about your child’s progress. PowerSchool is the Elkhart Community Schools’ online portal for all student information, including report cards, test scores, absences/tardies and monitoring lunch money balances. PowerSchool is used district-wide and updated in real time.

Elkhart Community Schools also uses School Messenger, a program that aids us in contacting parents with messages about school, including closings and delays. Parents are able to set their preferences to receive text alerts, emails and phone calls for a variety of subject matters through School Messenger. Access to your School Messenger account is done through PowerSchool’s Contact Manager.

Ways to communicate with the school and district:

It is our goal to engage not only children in the educational process, but also parents and the community.

Congratulations to Mrs. Laurie Hund-Schieber, who received Elkhart Community Schools’ Secondary Teacher of the Year Award and Mrs. Ellen Coget, who received Elkhart Community Schools’ Elementary Teacher of the Year Award. To read more about our amazing Teachers of the Year and to see who was nominated, visit our Staff page.

Why Elkhart Community Schools

  • Students can earn an Associate’s Degree by graduation at ECS
  • Programs to prepare students for success at college or in their career
  • Hands-on learning, beginning in kindergarten
  • Award-winning extracurricular activities, including band, sports and art
  • Comprehensive support for students and families inside and outside the classroom

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