Welcome Back!

The 2019-2020 school year is here! To help our families prepare for the start of school, we’ve gathered information about food service, transportation, office hours, open houses, and more. For specific questions about your child or school, please follow up with your child’s school. School offices reopen on August 5. 


Update/Verify your Information

Each year, we ask that parents review and update contact information. It is critical that your child’s school and the administrative offices have updated contact information in case of emergency and to communicate important information with you. If you are the parent of a student who completed the 2018-2019 school year at Elkhart Community Schools, please log in to PowerSchool, then select the “19-20 Returning Students” button on the top left menu.


Important Links

  • School Supply Lists
  • Food Services
  • Before/After Care Programs
  • Transportation
    • Letters will be sent home to incoming 7th grade and 9th grade students.
    • Students in other grades will have the same bus, pick-up time, and drop-off time as last year unless you have been contacted.
    • If you are a new student, have moved, or need to request a change in transportation, please contact your child’s school to complete a transportation request form.
  • PowerSchool
  • School Calendars (with school-specific events)
  • District Calendar (with district-wide events, breaks, etc)
  • eLearning Day: New this year, Elkhart Community Schools has two built-in eLearning days. September 30, 2019, for all secondary students and April 1, 2019, for all students K-12. There will be more information and details available soon!
  • High School Technology:  To learn more about your student’s iPad, visit our technology page or watch this video presentation that highlights information for parents.
  • Employment: As the new year begins, Elkhart Community Schools is looking for paraprofessionals, transportation, and food service employees. These opportunities provide a great way for parents or grandparents to work in a fun school setting, while accommodating a school schedule. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit our employment page.
  • Parent Resources: Throughout the year there are many opportunities for families and students to receive support in many ways including free hair, backpacks, and school supplies. Check back often, the links will be updated as opportunities become available.


Online Registration for New Students

If you are a NEW STUDENT, please use the following link to register: NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION (English) or NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION (Spanish).


Elementary Schools Office Hours/Open Houses

Elementary Schools

Summer Office Hours

Back to School Night or Open House

Beardsley 7:30am – 4:00pm
“Party on the Playground” is on August 13, 2019 @ 5:30pm to 7pm
Kindergarten Open House is on August  13, 2019 @ 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Bristol 8:00am – 4:00pm August 14th,  5:30 to 6:30.  The purpose is for students to meet their teachers,  see their classrooms, and bring any school supplies with them ahead of the first day.
Cleveland 7:30 am – 3:30pm Aug 14th, 4-6pm
Eastwood 7:30am – 4:00pm
grades 1-6 will be on Wednesday, August 14th from 6:30-8:00 PM.
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social will be on Tuesday, August 13th from 6:00-7:00 PM.
Hawthorne 7:30am – 4:00pm August 14th, 5-7pm
Mary Beck 7:30am – 4:00pm August 14th, 4:00-5:30pm
Mary Daly 7:30am – 4:00pm Aug 13th, 6-7:30
Mary Feeser 7:30am – 3:30pm

Kindergarten: Tuesday Aug 13th, 6:45-7:30pm
Grade 1: Thursday Aug 22, 7:30-8:15 pm
Grade 2: Thurday Aug 15th, 6:00-6:45pm
Grade 3: Tuesday Aug 20th, 6:00-6:45pm
Grade 4: Thursday Aug 15th, 6:45-7:30pm
Grade 5: Monday Aug 19th, 6:45-7:30pm
Grade 6: Tuesday Aug 13th, 6:00-6:45pm

Aug 16th, 5-8 pm Back to school Bash (all grades)

Monger 7:30am – 4:00pm Aug. 14th, from 6-7 pm
Osolo 7:30am – 4:00pm August 14th, 6pm
Pinewood 7:30am – 4:00pm August 14th, 6-7
Riverview 7:30am – 4:00pm August 14th from 4:30-6:00
Roosevelt STEAM 8:00am – 4:00pm August 27th at 5:30 pm
Woodland 8:00am – 3:30pm August 14 from 6-7

Middle Schools Office Hours/Open Houses

Middle Schools

Summer Office Hours

Open House

North Side 7:00am – 3:30pm Tuesday August 13th from 6:00-7:30pm.  Students and parents will be able to pick up schedules, locate classrooms and lockers, put money in lunch accounts etc.  There is NOT a formal presentation during this time.
Pierre Moran 7:00am – 3:30pm Back to School Orientation Sessionsfor 7th and 8th grade studentswill take place on Tuesday, August 13, 6-7:30 PM and Wednesday, August 14, 1:00-2:30 PMStudents only need to attend one of these sessionsParents are also invited to attend with their student(s).  After a short welcome in the cafeteria, students will tour the building and meet the teachers.
West Side 7:00am – 3:00pm August 13 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m
August 14 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


High Schools Office Hours/Open Houses

High Schools

Summer Office Hours

Back to School Night or Open House

Elkhart Central 7:00am – 3:00pm
STUDENT ID PHOTOS:  Student ID photographs are scheduled for August 5 through August 9
Monday August 5-Freshmen
Tuesday August 6- Sophomores
Wednesday August 7- Juniors
Thursday August 8- Seniors
Friday August 9- Band and Football- (students who couldn’t make their assigned times can also appear that day)
Elkhart Memorial 7:00am – 3:00pm OPEN HOUSE: All incoming freshman and new students to Elkhart Memorial High School (EMHS) are invited to an Open House for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  The Open House will begin promptly on August 8th at 6pm in the EMHS Auditorium and it is preferred that parents/guardians accompany students.  During the open house, students will have the opportunity to learn about the Charger Learning Community and meet with the staff members who will be responsible for their specific team.  Students will also have a chance to hear a quick overview of the school year, get their schedules, and tour the building.  Please enter through the Main Entrance (Door #1) or through the doors on the east side of the building (Door #20).

STUDENT ID PHOTOS:  Student ID photographs are scheduled for August 6 through August 8, from 1pm to 6pm.  Students are asked to arrive as follows:

Grades 11 and 12:  Tuesday, August 6
Grade 9:  Wednesday, August 7
Grade 10:  Thursday, August 8

Cost of a student ID is $3, available options are: $1 for a lanyard and $1 for a plastic cover

EACC 7:00am – 3:30pm September 5th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m