EVSC First Day of School August 8

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The first day of school in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is quickly approaching and to help parents get ready we have compiled a list of important need-to-know information. All the information below can be found online by visiting www.evscschools.com and clicking on “Back to School” at the top of the page. The information also is available on the EVSC App. For specific information related to a student’s school, parents can visit the school website at www.evscschools.com/schoolname. A “Back to School” folder can be found under “Parents” on each school website.

To further help parents get ready for back to school, and to keep everyone updated throughout the school year, the EVSC recommends families download the EVSC App that includes news and information for all EVSC schools. The app can be downloaded on Google Play or iTunes using the keyword “EVSC.”

In addition, parents can follow the EVSC and their school on Social Media.

Enrollment

Enrollment in the EVSC officially begins Monday, July 30. Students who have never enrolled in the EVSC or who are transferring from another EVSC school, need to enroll at his/her new school before the first day of school.

To enroll, parents/guardians must be present and will need to present a legal birth certificate. Students enrolling in kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before August 1.

Enrollment times for this year are:

  • Monday, July 30: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 31: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 1: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 2: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, August 3: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Monday, August 6: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 7: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

High school enrollment is by appointment only. Please call your student’s school to schedule an appointment.

 School Hours

Elementary schools: 8:15 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

K-8, middle and high schools: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

AIS-Diamond Campus: 7:55 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.

AIS-First Avenue Campus: 8 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

 Bus Transportation

Students needing bus transportation for the 2018-2019 school year should receive a postcard in the mail from the Office of Transportation around the end of July or the first of August that includes the student’s morning pick up bus number, pick up time and pick up location, if applicable. It also will include the student’s afternoon bus number, drop off time and drop off location.

Parents who have questions after receiving the postcard should call 812-435-1BUS (1287).

 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Again this year, families wishing to apply for free/reduced lunch and textbooks can do so online which will help speed up the process. To apply online, families can visit www.evscschools.com. The online application will be available for families to fill out on Monday, July 23.

 Extended Daycare Applications

Students needing before and/or after-school care can do so through EVSC’s Extended Day Centers. Our Centers are open at 6:30 a.m. for before school care and again after school until 6 p.m. Applications are now available by going to www.evscschools.com.

 Dress for Success Uniform Policy

A number of EVSC schools have enhanced dress code policies that are designed to keep students focused on classroom activities and make it easier for families to provide school clothing. To see a list of schools and the policy, visit www.evscschools.com.

 Textbook Rental and Rates

Textbook invoices will be mailed to all families (elementary, middle and high) around the first of September. For more information on textbook rental and rates, visitwww.evscschools.com, then click on “Back to School.”

 Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements for 2018-2019 can be found at www.evscschools.com under “Back to School” at the top of the page. A free community event for uninsured or underinsured families to receive required physicals and immunizations will take place Saturday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ECHO Health Care Pediatric & Prenatal Clinic on Chandler Avenue. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 812-435-8343.

 School Supplies

Most schools in the EVSC have school supply lists for students. Many are posted on your child’s school website under “Parents,” “Back to School Information.” In addition, many retailers also have print outs available at the store. If you are unable to locate a copy of the school supply list for your student, contact your child’s school on or after July 25.

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Sara D

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