EVSC Gearing Up For Start of School


With one Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation school already in session and three more to start before the end of next week, Superintendent David Smith expressed a desire to have all students in school, on time, the first day of school.

“It may seem like a day or two doesn’t matter, but for students to truly succeed – even the minutes matter because they add up to entire days or weeks of lessons missed or work not learned,” Smith said during a news conference on July 28.

In an effort to help families think about school at this time, the EVSC has begun a mini campaign putting up bus transportation billboards and enrollment information on bus benches throughout the city, to remind families how and when to enroll and where to get bus information.

By early next week, each family that has enrolled will have received a Connect-ED phone call with bus number and bus stop information; as well as a postcard with the information. Postcards will be mailed Friday and a Connect-ED message, personalized for each student – will be sent out to all parents on next week.

Enrollment begins in most schools on Friday, as well. In addition to the regular daytime hours, special evening hours have been set to allow families flexibility in enrolling before the first day of school.
Enrollment times for Elementary and Middle School/K-8 School are as follows:

Daytime Enrollment Hours
July 29: 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 2: 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 3: 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 5: 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Aug. 9: 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Evening Enrollment Hours
Aug. 1: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Aug. 4: 11:30-2:30 and 4-7 p.m.

High School Enrollment
August 1-10: Call school to arrange appointment to enroll.

A new addition to the EVSC web services for parents is a new interface with Parent Access. In past years, families of students in grades 3-12 could go on EdEase Parent Access to monitor grades, assignments, absences and discipline. Now, all families will have the opportunity to update their emergency contact information on the Parent Access tab of EdEase, at any time day or night, and even on their Smart phone.

Custodial parents will receive a mailing before school starts with an access code. Families will go to the EdEase website at http://rdsteach.evsc.k12.in.us/rdsparentaccess/ and may update their contact information by clicking on their student’s name.

“This is such a helpful tool and will save families from having to fill out contact information forms year after year,” Smith said. “It also will help us contact families in the event of an emergency or school closing; or to share news about events happening at their school. Through this system, the EVSC has the ability to always have the most up-to-date contact information, to better serve our families.”

EVSC School Start Dates

-Most EVSC Schools: August 10
-Lincoln School: July 20
-McGary Middle School: August 1
-Delaware K-6 School: August 4
-Evans K-6 School: August 4
-Glenwood Leadership Academy K-8: August 8

For bus information, families may call 435-1BUS or email evsc.bus@evsc.k12.in.us