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COMMUNICATOR

Aug, Sept, October 2016 Volume XXXXII, Issue I

PREPARATION FOR THE 2016-2017

SCHOOL YEAR

By: Don Street, Superintendent

The opening of the 2016-17 school year is quickly approaching. The information in the

Communicator is to assist students and families in preparation for the upcoming school year. In addition to the various articles, please consider the following:

Registration -

West Central will have online registration this school year. Parents may also register in person at the school buildings. Registration will be August 1 from

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and August 2 from12:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Students new to

West Central should enroll in person with their parent/guardian during registration.

Additional information concerning registration is provided on another page.

Student Insurance

– Student insurance is not just for student-athletes. Insurance coverage may be purchased by any student enrolled at West Central. A student may be covered during the school day and during school-related activities for only $16. Premiums are higher for those students participating in athletics. Coverage for 24 hours is provided for $99. Insurance information will be available during registration.

Traffic Pattern

– As a reminder, it is important that everyone obey the traffic signs posted at the schools. The “No Parking” zone at the buildings must be kept clear at all times. If you need to leave your vehicle unattended, please use the proper parking areas.

Please yield to the buses while on campus.

The drivers are on a very tight schedule. Safety is a concern for all of us.

Bus Transportation

– In an effort to eliminate any confusion at the beginning of the school year, please note the list containing bus drivers’ names, phone numbers, and bus numbers. It is important to call your child’s bus driver before he/she begins his/her route if your child(ren) will not be riding on any particular day. This will help save time, and in some cases, distance for the driver.

If there are any other arrangements to be made for your child’s transportation home from school, please notify the school by 2:00 PM. As the school year starts, modification may be made to routes which will change pick-up and drop-off times. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your help with these important matters. I look forward to a terrific school year!

Bus Drivers

Kay Allen #16

567-2731

Bill Amsler #23

954-0114

Camilla Amsler #21

954-0115

Holly Benesh #17

204-0425

Regina Baran # 13

574-200-9016

Kelly Kranz # 15

204-0095

Dee Messer #26

204-9163

Bob Nash # 5

574-595-6267

Tammy Perry #25

204-1934

Nancy Rowe # 8

204-0761

Tammy Toosley # 9

843-3502

Jodi Wash # 3

567-9863

Darla Yaggie #22

567-2287

Sheryl Fritz Mini-Bus

567-9254

Sue Jungels Mini-Bus

843-4642

Bill Rowe Mini-Bus

219-863-5206

Back to School News

The first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 10.

Students are encouraged to register prior to the first day of school. Textbook rental and lunch assistance forms are enclosed in the Communicator and they will also be available at the schools.

Registration Schedule

Online Registration-www.wcsc.k12.in.us

Monday, Aug. 1

Tuesday, Aug. 2

8:00 AM—3:00 PM

12:00 PM—7:00 PM

If you have children in more than one grade level, the students may be registered at the same time.

Kindergarten

First Grade

Textbook Rental

Book Rental $ 98.00

$ 119.00

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

$ 120.00

$ 120.00

$ 108.00

$ 110.00

The book rental fee for students in grades six through twelve is based on the courses taken. This will be calculated at the time of registration.

School Meals

The school breakfast and lunch programs will begin on the first day of school. The following prices will apply:

Elementary School Middle & Senior High School

Breakfast

Lunch

Extra Milk

$1.10

$1.95 daily - $9.75 weekly MS

.40 cents

HS

$1.25

$2.40 daily - $12.00 weekly

$2.45 daily—$12.25 weekly

.40 cents

Important Immunization

Information

Below are the Immunization requirements by the Indiana State Department of Health. Each child must be properly immunized to enroll in West

Central Schools. You may contact your family physician or our Health Dept. to schedule appointments. Please bring proof of your child/children vaccinations to school at registration. If your child is not properly immunized or proper “objection letter” on file, they will be excluded from school. This is very important to get completed as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Arlene Metzger at 219-

567-9741 or email at: [email protected]

2016-2017 School Year

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

School Immunization Requirements

Updated November 2014

3 to 5 years old

3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)

4 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis)

3 Polio (Inactivated Polio)

1 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

1 Varicella

Kindergarten &

Grade 1 & 2

Grades 3 to 5

Grades 6 to 11

Grade 12

3 Hep B

5 DTaP

4 Polio

2 MMR

3 Hep B

5 DTaP

4 Polio

3 Hep B

5 DTaP

4 Polio

2 MMR

3 Hep B

5 DTaP

4 Polio

2 MMR

2 Varicella

2 Hep A (Hepatitis A)

2 MMR

2 Varicella

2 Varicella

1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)

1 MCV4 ( Meningococcal conjugate)

2 Varicella

1 Tdap

2 MCV4

West Central School Corporation

Francesville IN

EXEMPTION FOR IMMUNIZATIONS

The Indiana State Department of Health will allow objections to immunizations to be raised on the following grounds:

Medical- A physicians' certification that a particular immunization is or may be

detrimental to the child's health is required. This must be in writing

from the physician (M.D., D.O., or Nurse Practitioner), signed by the

parents and renewed on a yearly basis.

Religious- A written statement that the objection to immunizations is based

on religious grounds is required. This must be signed by the parents

and renewed on a yearly basis.

In the state of Indiana there is no exemption allowed for philosophical objections.

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OBJECTION TO IMMUNIZATION

I object to my child (___________________________-+ ) being immunized or tested against the following diseases:

DTP (Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis)__________Tdap___________(grades6-12)

Polio/IPV______________

Measles, Mumps, Rubella/MMR____________

Varicella (Chicken Pox)___________or date if had Chicken Pox___________

Hepatitis A____________

Hepatitis B____________

Meningitis_____________(grades 6-12)

Signature____________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian

My objection is based on the following reason:

Medical______________(written statement from physician is required) Religious_____________

Information from our School

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Your child has a medical/religious exemption to vaccination and is not fully immunized. Although your child remains at risk for getting a vaccine preventable disease, IC 20-34-4 permits your child to attend school.

In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease for which your child is not fully vaccinated, your child may be excluded from school to protect his/ her health and the health of all our students and staff. It is important to understand that with some diseases such as measles, one infected child is an outbreak.

The length of time your child will be kept out of school depends on the disease.

Your child’s exclusion may be as long as 3-4 weeks.

If your child is excluded from school, your child will also be excluded from school sponsored activities, such as sporting events, dances, and graduation that occur within the exclusion period. The school will notify you when your child can return to school.

Incompletely vaccinated children can be excluded from school due to cases of measles, chickenpox, pertussis, mumps, or any other vaccine preventable disease

(at the discretion of the local health officer).

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Acknowledgement of Consequences of Incomplete Vaccination

I understand that my child may be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease.

I understand that school exclusion includes after-school activities, such as sporting events, dances, and graduation.

I understand that my child may be required to stay home for multiple weeks during an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease for which he/she is not vaccinated.

Parent’s Name _______________________________________________

Signature ____________________________ Date _________________

Child’s name ________________________________________________

Information from our School

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

One type of meningitis is caused by a bacterium called

Neisseria meningitides.

Infections caused by this bacterium are serious, and may lead to death.

Symptoms of an infection with

Neisseria meningitides

may include a high fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, confusion, and a rash. This disease can become severe very quickly and often leads to deafness, mental retardation, loss of arms or legs and even death. The bacteria are spread from close person to person contact through the exchange of nose and throat secretions, by activities such as kissing or sharing eating or drinking utensils. The bacteria are not spread by casual contact or by simply breathing the air where a person with meningitis has been.

There are two vaccines that can help prevent cases of this disease in teens and young adults. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccination of children with the meningococcal conjugate vaccine

(Menactra and Menveo) at 11 or 12 years of age, with a booster dose of the vaccine at 16 years of age. The booster dose at age 16 provides ongoing protection from the disease after high school.

The state of Indiana requires all students in grades 6-12 to have the appropriate number of meningococcal conjugate vaccine doses. One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required for all students in 6th –11th grades.

A second booster dose is required for students entering 12th grade. These vaccines are a legal requirement for school entry (Indiana Administrative Code

410 IAC 1-1-1) for the 2016-17 school year.

All students in grades 6-12 must have acceptable documentation of required immunizations on record at the school they are currently attending. An acceptable record includes a signed record from the child’s health care provider indicating the name of the vaccine given and the date it was given, a record of the immunization in the state immunization registry (CHIRP) prior to the start of the school year, or a record from another school showing the required immunizations have been given.

Many local health departments and private healthcare providers offer this vaccine. Please contact your health care provider for specific instructions regarding your child.

More information about meningococcal disease can be found at:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccine/vpd-vac/mening/default.htm

IN State Department of Health website: http://www.in.gov/isdh/25455.htm

Information from our School

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

The Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Dept. of Education have asked that school systems provide important information to parents and guardians of students about pertussis (whooping cough) and the vaccines available to prevent this serious illness.

Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacteria

Bordetella pertussis

. Pertussis is spread by droplets created when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Infants and young children are usually vaccinated against pertussis, but the vaccine becomes less effective as children get older, and vaccinated children can become infected.

Pertussis causes severe coughing fits that can persist for weeks or months. During a coughing fit, the infected person may be short of breath. The coughing fit may be followed by vomiting and exhaustion. Young infants are at highest risk for developing complications from the disease like pneumonia, seizures, and death.

Teens and adults who received the pertussis vaccine when they were younger might have milder disease if they get sick with pertussis, but they can still spread it to others. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a pertussis vaccine (Tdap) for all 11-18 year old children. The Tdap vaccine, which protects against tetanus and diphtheria, as well as pertussis, can be given regardless of the time since receiving a regular tetanus booster (Td). CDC also recommends a dose of Tdap vaccine for all adults up to 65 years of age, and for adults 65 and older who have close contact with infants. Adults should talk to the healthcare provider about receiving a Tdap booster.

The Tdap vaccine is required for all students in grades 6-12. Please talk with your child’s healthcare provider about the Tdap vaccine. Additional resources for families to obtain information about pertussis disease include the following websites:

The Indiana State Department of Heatlh http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/PertussisQF2011.pdf

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/pertussis/default.htm

Guidelines for Handling Head Lice

During the first week of school, all students in grades K-8 will be checked for head lice. As cases are discovered throughout the year, additional checks will be conducted. The school will make every attempt to keep this as controlled as possible. To help prevent this problem before it starts, the following information is being provided. Should your child get head lice. DO NOT PANIC! IT CAN HAPPEN

TO ANYONE!

FACTS:

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Lice are parasitic insects that live from blood obtained by biting the scalp.

Anyone can get head lice—cleanliness and age are not determining factors.

Lice DO NOT jump; they crawl

Head lice CANNOT be contracted from animals, trees, or grass.

The live louse is transmitted from one person to another through linens, coats, hats, combs, brushes, or other direct contact.

Lice lay their eggs (nits) only on the hair.

Lice can live 30-35 days off the human host.

LIFECYCLE:

The adult female lays eggs (nits) which she “glues” to the hair shaft near the root of the hair. These nits hatch in about 8-10 days. During its 30 day life, the female louse can lay from 30-140 eggs. Usually the louse lays her eggs at night at the rate of 6 every 24 hours.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

The louse is oblong, usually grayish white with dark margins, and about the size of a pin head. The eggs (nits) are silvery in color and much more difficult to see. The egg is also difficult to slide off the hair follicle. The areas to look for nits are usually behind the ears or the back of the head along with the hair line. Persistent itching and bites on the head, or rash, are also possible symptoms.

PREVENTION:

The only measures you can take for prevention is to remind your child(ren) of the following:

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DO NOT

wear other people’s coats or hats.

DO NOT

use other people’s combs, brushes, or other hair accessories.

DO

keep your hair clean,; washing daily is very helpful as lice do not like clean hair.

TREATMENT:

Live lice need SPECIAL shampoos that can be harmful if used too much. Therefore, it is very important that cleaning procedures and nit removal be done properly and quickly so that excessive absences to not occur. The most effective treatments known to kill both lice and nits are “Rid”, “Nix”, and “Kwell” (Kwell must have a prescription to obtain. Be sure to follow directions to application.

CAUTION:

The nits are not always killed, so as a safety precaution, the nits

MUST

be removed by combing after treatment has been completed. Everyone in the household should be treated, however, check with your physician before treating pregnant women or children under the age of two.

ALL

linens, clothing, and personal items must be washed. Line dry or use the dryer on the “hot” setting. Sweep

ALL

carpets and furniture! Items that cannot be cleaned easily such as stuffed animals or pillows, must be stored in plastic bags for 4 weeks (the life cycle of lice).

ANOTHER IMPORTANT FACT:

The lice

CAN

become resistant to these shampoos the more they are used. Therefore, it is

VERY

important to do the best you can the first time you use the shampoo.

Upon returning to school, a parent/guardian

MUST

bring the child to the nurse’s office for a return check (if they had been previously sent home). If problems still exist, the nurse will offer suggestions and show the parent/guardian the areas that need attention. If there is no improvement, the child will be sent home again. RECURRENT CASES OFTEN RESULT IN EXESSIVE ABSENCES AND

INFESTATION OF OTHER STUDENTS. The school will report recurrent cases to the Division of

Families and Children. Please contact the school nurse at 567-9741 if you have any questions.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Elementary

Middle School

Dear West Central Parents:

You are cordially invited to attend our West Central parent-teacher conferences with your son and/or daughter. West Central Elementary will conduct parent-teacher conferences by appointment. The dates and times of the parent-teacher conferences are:

Date Elementary Time

October 17, 2016—Elementary (by appointment) 3:25-7:00

October 18, 2016—Elementary (by appointment) 3:25-6:00

Date

October 17, 2016

October 18, 2016

March 16, 2016

Middle/High School Time

3:25—6:00

3:35—6:00

3:25—7:00

Please mark your calendar for these important parent-teacher conferences.

News from the Media

Welcome back to the library! I’m excited to get to know the Middle and High School students and staff in my new position as the

Media Specialist for the corporation. Don’t worry though, I’ll still get to see my favorite elementary students! Stop by and say, “Hi!” at either library.

Mrs. Cotner

BOOKANEER BOOK FAIR

Aargh Matey, come by Pirate Island to get

"Hooked on a Book" at the MS/HS from Wednesday, October 12- Thursday,

October 20. We'll be open during Parent/

Teacher conferences. Wee buccaneers can come to the Elementary Book Fair October

31-November 4 to discover new treasures in books. Family Night will be November

3. Stay tuned for more information coming home as the dates get closer.

News from the

Smart Choice Café

The staff at your school’s cafeteria has been thinking about you over the summer and we have made some changes that we hope you will enjoy as much as we are looking forward to sharing with you.

Brittany Mendiola, the middle and high school cafeteria’s nutritional specialist has perked up her serving lines with new covers and highlighted the food items by eye catching displays.

She is also adding some new items to the cafeteria to help promote healthy eating and enjoying your time in the lunch room.

She hasn’t forgotten about the most important meal of the day either. No, Brittany is planning to bring that breakfast meal right to your door (or close to your locker).

That’s right a breakfast Kiosk is coming to the middle school hallway, so you can quickly and easily grab a breakfast before heading off to class.

As all studies have shown, eating breakfast does your mind good. It is proven that you can focus better, perform better on assignments, tests, and quizzes. So don’t forget to grab your breakfast today and start off the day in a great way.

Cathy Risner, the elementary school cafeteria’s nutritional specialist has been busy getting new serving lines set up to help offer you more options for your daily meal. Check out the new displays she has created just for your pleasure while you are grabbing your super lunch.

Don’t forget to check out the new bulletin board display on the east side of the cafeteria.

This is where you are going to be able to see all the information about the school nutrition program. The board will feature upcoming taste tests, where some of the local produce has come from, along with trivia about the foods that are being served in your Smart Choice Café.

Back by popular demand is the SNAC (student nutrition advisory team) group

. The cafeteria department wants to work with you in creating new and exciting items that feature student based input. Look for more information to come in late August about being on the

SNAC team and helping us to serve you better.

Our goal is to serve every child a good, filling, and healthy meal to sustain them throughout the school day so they can Engage in their work and Empower their selves to a higher Education. To do this we need all the input we can get from those who are willing to share, help, and grow to be better individuals.

Four staff members have attended Culinary Skills for A+ Meals this summer to learn kitchen skills for making each item we prepare for you the best that it can be. Some of the things we learned that we want to experience with you are using fresh herbs and spices, cooking with new grains, better ways to display fresh fruits and veggies, and cooking from scratch to give the good old fashioned family meal.

If at any time you have questions about the school cafeteria, please don’t hesitate to contact

Jessica Murray, SNS at 219-567-9119 ext. 1542 or email at [email protected]

Student Accident Insurance

All students participating in athletics will be required to show evidence of insurance in order to participate in the athletic programs. An Athletic Department

Insurance Form and Student Athlete Emergency Card (located on the last page of the Student Athletic Handbook) is required to be on file with the athletic director along with the student’s physical form.

Student athletes who are not covered under a family health & accident policy are able to purchase such coverage through the school.

The insurance may be purchased at the time of registration. The following are the highlights of the insurance:

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SCHOOL TIME PLAN

1.

While on the school premises during a period of regular attendance on the days when school is in session.

2.

While traveling directly to or from residence and school for regular sessions, for such travel time as may be necessary (one hour before school and one hour after dismissed, longer if school bus

3.

requires)

While participating in or attending activities sponsored solely by the school and directly supervised by a school official or employee, including all sports except interscholastic tackle football played in or with grades 9-12 (unless enrolled in such coverage) and including school furnished transportation, directly to and from school activities.

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FOOTBALL COVERAGE

Coverage for accidental injury sustained in interscholastic, tackle football, played in or with grades 9-12, including travel to or from a football game or practice, as a team member, when such travel is sponsored by the school and solely supervised by school employees. Coverage is effective on the first day or regularly scheduled school supervised practice. Freshman football is covered under the school time plan.

School Time Coverage (K-12)

School Time Coverage / with all

Premiums

$ 16.00

24 sports except football grades 9-12

Hour-A Day Coverage (K-12)

24 Hour-A Day Coverage /with all sports except football grades 9-12

Football (Grades 9-12)

$ 91.00

$ 99.00

$174.00

$250.00

School Time with Extended Dental* (K-12) $ 9.00

* Dental Treatment Benefit - Full time dental coverage may be added to the

School Time plan. You have the option of extending dental coverage to 24-hoursa-day, year around. PLEASE NOTE: This benefit is already included in the 24hour plan.

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Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn.

West Central School Corporation

offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs

$1.10 for elementary students, $1.25 for middle & high school students

; lunch costs

$1.95 for elementary students,

$2.40 for middle school students, and $2.45 for high school students

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Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals.

Reduced price is

$.30

for breakfast and

$.40

for lunch. This packet includes an application for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS?

All children in households receiving benefits from SNAP (Food Stamps) or TANF, are eligible for free meals.

Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.

Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.

Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.

Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2016-17

Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly

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21,978

29,637

1,832

2,470

423

570

37,296

44,955

52,614

3,108

3,747

4,385

718

865

1,012

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Each additional person:

60,273

67,951

75,647

+7,696

5,023

5,663

6,304

+642

1,160

1,307

1,455

+148

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILDREN QUALIFY AS HOMELESS, MIGRANT, OR RUNAWAY? Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement?

Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call or e-mail

Jessica Murray @ 219-567-9119 ext. 1542 or [email protected]

DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD? No. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Application for all students in your household.

We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to:

Jessica Murray 1852 S US Hwy 421, Francesville, IN

17946.

SHOULD I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN

ARE ALREADY APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS?

No

, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, contact

Jessica Murray, 1852

S US Hwy 421, Francesville, IN 47946 or call 219-567-9119 ext. 1542 or email [email protected]

immediately.

CAN I APPLY ONLINE? Yes! You are encouraged to complete an online application instead of a paper application if you are able. The online application has the same requirements and will ask you for the same information as the paper application.

Visit

west central school corporation

to begin or to learn more about the online application process. Contact

Jessica

Murray, 1852 S US Hwy 421, Francesville, IN 47946 or call 219-567-9119 ext. 1542 or email [email protected]

if you have any questions about the online application.

MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A NEW ONE? Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year through

September 23,

2016

. You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price of meals.

I GET WIC. CAN MY CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS? Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please send in an application.

WILL THE INFORMATION I GIVE BE CHECKED? Yes. We may also ask you to send written proof of the household income you report.

IF I DON’T QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER?

Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.

WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE SCHOOL’S DECISION ABOUT MY APPLICATION?

You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to:

Pat Culp, 1852 S US Hwy 421, Francesville, IN 47946; 219-567-9119 ext. 1501; [email protected]

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MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IS NOT A U.S. CITIZEN?

Yes. You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals.

WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME?

List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make

$1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.

WHAT IF SOME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HAVE NO INCOME TO REPORT? Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please write a 0 in the field.

However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those will also be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.

WE ARE IN THE MILITARY. DO WE REPORT OUR INCOME DIFFERENTLY?

Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment is also excluded from income.

WHAT IF THERE ISN’T ENOUGH SPACE ON THE APPLICATION FOR MY FAMILY? List any additional household members on a separate piece of paper, and attach it to your application. Contact

Jessica Murray, 1852 S US Hwy 421, Francesville, IN 47946 or call 219-567-9119 ext. 1542 or email [email protected]

to receive a second application.

MY FAMILY NEEDS MORE HELP. ARE THERE OTHER PROGRAMS WE MIGHT APPLY FOR? To find out how to apply for

SNAP (Food Stamp) or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call

1-800-403-0864.

If you have other questions or need help, call

219-567-9119 ext. 1542

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Sincerely,

Jessica Murray

HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

Please use these instructions to help you fill out the application for free or reduced price school meals. You only need to submit one application per household, even if your children attend more than one school in

West Central School Corporation

. The application must be filled out completely to certify your children for free or reduced price school meals. Please follow these instructions in order! Each step of the instructions is the same as the steps on your application. If at any time you are not sure what to do next, please contact

Jessica Murray, 1852 S

US Hwy 421, Francesville, IN 47946 or call 219-567-9119 ext. 1542 or email [email protected]

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STEP 1: LIST ALL INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND STUDENTS UP TO AND IN-

CLUDING GRADE 12 IN THE HOUSEHOLD

Tell us how many infants, children, and school students live in your household. They do NOT have to be related to you to be a part of your household.

Who should I list here?

When filling out this section, please include ALL members in your household who are:

Children age 18 or under AND are supported with the household’s income;

In your care under a foster arrangement, or qualify as homeless, migrant, or runaway youth;

Students attending

West Central School Corporation

, regardless of age.

A) List each child’s name.

Print each child’s name.

Use one line of the application for each child. If there are more children present than lines on the application, attach a second piece of paper with all required information for the additional children.

B) Is the child a student at

West Central School Corporation?

Mark ‘Yes’ or

‘No’ under the column titled

“Student” to tell us which children attend

West Central School Corporation

. If you marked ‘Yes,’ write the name of the school building, birthdate, and grade level of the student in the ‘Grade’ column to the right.

Is the child living with parent or caretaker relative?

Mark ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ next to each child.

C) Do you have any foster children?

If any children listed are foster children, mark the “Foster Child” box next to the child’s name. If you are ONLY applying for foster children, after finishing

STEP 1

, go to

STEP 4

.

Foster children who live with you may count as members of your household and should be listed on your application. If you are applying for both foster and non-foster children, go to step 3.

D) Are any children homeless, migrant, or runaway?

If you believe any child listed in this section meets this description, mark the “Homeless,

Migrant, Runaway” box next to the child’s name and complete all steps of the application.

STEP 2: DO ANY HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS CURRENTLY PARTICIPATE IN

SNAP or TANF?

If anyone in your household (including you) currently participates in one or more of the assistance programs listed below, your children are eligible for free school meals:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

A) If no one in your household participates in any of the above listed programs:

Leave

STEP 2

blank and go to

STEP 3.

B) If anyone in your household participates in any of the above listed programs:

Write a case number for SNAP or TANF. You only need to provide one case number. If you participate in one of these programs and do not know your case number, contact: 1-800-403-0864.

Go to

STEP 4

.

STEP 3: REPORT INCOME FOR ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

How do I report my income?

Use the charts titled

“Sources of Income for Adults”

and

“Sources of Income for Children,”

located on the back side of this page to determine if your household has income to report.

Sources of Income for Children

Sources of Child Income

Earnings from work

Social Security

Disability Payments

Survivor’s Benefits

Income from person outside the household

Income from any other source

Example(s)

A child has a regular full or part time job where they earn a salary or wages

A child is blind or disabled and receives

Social Security benefits

A Parent is disabled, retired, or deceased, and their child receives Social Security benefits

A friend or extended family member regularly gives a child spending money

A child receives regular income from a private pension fund, annuity, or trust

Report all amounts in GROSS INCOME ONLY.

Report all income in whole dollars. Do not include cents.

Gross income is the total income received before taxes

Many people think of income as the amount they

“take home” and not the total, “gross” amount.

Make sure that the income you report on this application has NOT been reduced to pay for taxes, insurance premiums, or any other amounts taken from your pay.

Write a “0” in any fields where there is no income to report. Any income fields left empty or blank will also be counted as a zero. If you write

‘0’ or leave any fields blank, you are certifying (promising) that there is no income to report. If local officials suspect that your household income was reported incorrectly, your application will be investigated.

Mark how often each type of income is received using the check boxes to the right of each field.

Earnings from Work

Sources of Income for Adults

Salary, wages, cash bonuses

Net income from self employment (farm or business)

If you are in the U.S. Military:

Basic pay and cash bonuses (do

NOT include combat pay, FSSA or privatized housing allowances)

Allowances for off base housing, food and clothing

Public Assistance /

Alimony / Child Support

Unemployment benefits

Worker’s compensation

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Cash assistance from State or local government

Alimony payments

Child support payments

Veteran’s benefits

Strike benefits

Pensions / Retirement /

All Other Income

Social Security (including railroad retirement and black lung benefits)

Private pensions or disability benefits

Regular income from trusts or estates

Annuities

Investment income

Earned interest

Rental income

Regular cash payments from outside household

3.A. REPORT INCOME EARNED BY CHILDREN

A

)

Report all income earned or received by children

.

Report the combined gross income for ALL children listed in STEP 1 in your household in the box marked “Child Income.” Only count foster children’s income if you are applying for them together with the rest of your household.

What is Child Income?

Child income is money received from outside your household that is paid DIRECTLY to your children.

Many households do not have any child income.

3.B REPORT INCOME EARNED BY ADULTS

Who should I list here?

When filling out this section, please include ALL adult members in your household who are living with you and share income and expenses, even if they are not related and even if they do not receive income of their own.

Do NOT include:

People who live with you but are not supported by your household’s income AND do not contribute income to your household.

Infants, Children and students already listed in

STEP 1.

B) List adult household members’ names.

Print the name of each household member in the boxes marked “Names of

Adult Household

Members (First and

Last).” Do not list any household members you listed in

STEP 1

.

If a child listed in

STEP 1

has income, follow the instructions in

STEP 3, part A.

E) Report income from pensions/ retirement/all other income.

Report all income that applies in the “Pensions/

Retirement/ All Other

Income” field on the application.

C) Report earnings from work.

Report all income from work in the “Earnings from Work” field on the application. This is usually the money received from working at jobs. If you are a self-employed business or farm owner, you will report your net income.

What if I am self-employed?

Report income from that work as a net amount. This is calculated by subtracting the total operating expenses of your business from its gross receipts or revenue.

F) Report total household size.

Enter the total number of household members in the field “Total Household

Members (Children and Adults).” This number MUST be equal to the number of household members listed in

STEP 1

and

STEP 3

. If there are any members of your household that you have not listed on the application, go back and add them. It is very important to list all household members, as the size of your household affects your eligibility for free and reduced price meals.

D) Report income from public assistance/ child support/alimony.

Report all income that applies in the “Public Assistance/Child

Support/Alimony” field on the application.

Do not report the cash value of any public assistance benefits NOT listed on the chart.

If income is received from child support or alimony, only report court-ordered payments. Informal but regular payments should be reported as “other” income in the next part.

G) Provide the last four digits of your

Social Security Number.

An adult household member must enter the last four digits of their Social Security Number in the space provided. You are eligible to apply for benefits even if you do not have a Social Security Number. If no adult household members have a Social Security Number, leave this space blank and mark the box to the right labeled “Check if no SSN.”

STEP 4: CONTACT INFORMATION AND ADULT SIGNATURE

All applications must be signed by an adult member of the household. By signing the application, that household member is promising that all information has been truthfully and completely reported. Before completing this section, please also make sure you have read the privacy and civil rights statements on the back of the application.

A) Provide your contact information.

Write your current address in the fields provided if this information is available. If you have no permanent address, this does not make your children ineligible for free or reduced price school meals. Sharing a phone number, email address, or both is optional, but helps us reach you quickly if we need to contact you.

B) Print and sign your name.

Print the name of the adult signing the application and that person signs in the box “Signature of adult.”

C) Write today’s date.

In the space provided, write today’s date in the box.

D) Share children’s racial and ethnic identities

(optional).

On the back of the application, we ask you to share information about your children’s race and ethnicity.

This field is optional and does not affect your children’s eligibility for free or reduced price school meals.

STEP 5: OTHER BENEFITS – OPTIONAL

The following sections are optional and do not affect your children’s eligibility for free or reduced price school meals.

A) Textbook Assistance

If you want to receive textbook assistance, check ‘Yes’ and then read, sign, and date the section to the right. If you do not want to receive textbook assistance, check ‘No’.

B) Hoosier Healthwise Disclosure

If you want to share your child’s free/reduced eligibility in order to qualify for free or low-cost health insurance under Medicaid or Hoosier Healthwise, sign and date this section.

Nondiscrimination State-

West Central School Corporation is committed to equal opportunity.

It is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap in any employment opportunity. No person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to unlawful discrimination on such basis under any educational program or student activity.

If you have experienced discrimination in such educational programs or activities, written inquiries about procedures that are available and for consideration or complaints alleging such discrimination should be directed to Patrick Culp, West Central High School, 1852 South US 421, Francesville,

Indiana 47946, 567-9119.

West Central School Corporation has a policy which is currently being practiced. All courses are open to all students regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, and handicapped condition.

Educational services, programs, instruction, and facilities will not be denied to anyone in the West Central School Corporation as the result of his or her age, race, color, national origin, sex or handicapped condition. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the following persons:

Title IX Coordinator

Patrick Culp, Principal

1852 South US 421

Francesville, IN 47946

(219) 567-9119

Section 504 Coordinator

Patrick Culp, Principal

1852 South US 421

Francesville, IN 47946

(219) 567-9119

Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the corporation superintendent:

Don Street

P.O. Box 578

Francesville, IN 47946

(219) 567-9161

To West Central Schools Athletic Supporters:

The 2016 Trojan Scholarship Golf Open will take place on Saturday, August 13 -

1:00 P.M. at Moss Creek Golf Course. Registration is from 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Meal, awards, and prizes will follow the golf. The golf outing is the West

Central Athletic Department’s fundraising effort to provide scholarships for our senior student athletes.

We are asking for your support in one or more of the following ways:

1._____ PLAY in the outing to support a scholarship!!

2 ._____ Businesses/Individuals/Groups may sponsor a hole/tee for $100.

3._____ PLAY and Sponsor a 4-player team and hole/tee for $325.

4._____ Donate door prizes. Any and all prizes are appreciated.

We gladly accept donated merchandise, gift certificates, cash, etc. We are also in need of team prizes (4 per team) as well as individual prizes.

We appreciate your support in the past and are asking you to consider supporting one or more of the above sponsorships. As in the past, our goal is to have 18+ teams and 18+ hole sponsors as well as many door prizes in making this a better event than last year. Please show your support for student athletes. Thank you!

Please send sponsorships / door prizes or questions to:

Wes Allen, Athletic Director

West Central High School

1852 South US 421, Francesville, Indiana 47946.

E-mail: [email protected]

Please submit your sponsorship info before Monday, August 8th. THANK YOU again for your past and future support of our scholarship golf event!

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SPONSOR FORM

:

BUSINESS / INDIVIDUAL:

__________________________________________________

ADDRESS:

________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL:

__________________________________________________________________

2016 Trojan Scholarship Golf Open

*Sponsored by the West Central Athletic Department*

Proceeds will fund scholarships for West Central Senior Athletes

Date/Location:

Prizes:

Program

:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH at MOSS CREEK GC – 1:00pm

Top teams will receive CASH prize money! 50/50 cash draw ing Win prizes

…Contests – Hole in One contests, closest to hole, etc…

Registration begins at 12:15 PM EST, Instructions at 12:50

Costs:

AM EST. Florida scramble golf event begins promptly at

1:00 PM EST.

Meal, Awards, and prize drawings will follow at conclusion of golf.

_____$60 per person or $240 per team

_____$100 Business/Individual/Group Hole/Tee Sponsorship (no play)

_____$325 Team Entry and Business Hole/Tee Sponsorship

ALL net proceeds from the TROJAN SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OPEN will go to fund scholarships for West Central senior student athletes.

Team Entry – Golfers’ Names:

#1 ______________________________ Cell #: _________________________________

#2 ______________________________ Cell #: _________________________________

#3 ______________________________ Cell #: _________________________________

#4 ______________________________ Cell #: _________________________________

Please forward registration/sponsorship and payment before Monday, August 8th to:

Wes Allen, Athletic Director [email protected]

West Central High School Athletic Department – 219-567-2534

1852 S. U.S. 421, Francesville, Indiana 47946

Past Sponsors Include:

*Braun Corporation*

WC Athletic Booster Club

*Fratco*

Gilsingers

*Coca Cola*

Interstate Studios

Frain Mortuary

Pulaski Memorial Hospital

Rick & Judy Wuethrich

North Central Co-op

Copper Moon Coffee

Novotny Insurance

Blythes

Alliance Bank

Pioneer Hi-Bred

Lake City Bank

Kennedy Electric

Jack/Judy Stevens

Vogt Farms

Pioneer-Athletic

Knapp Tire

Whistle Stop

D&K Electric

BP/Amoco

WC Water Management

NIPSCO

LaPorte Insurance

Patio Drive-In

Hague Insurance

Winning Edge

Agrisol

Carroll-White REMC

Gutwein Agency

The Peak Inn

Galbreath

Monticello Farm Service

Bane-Welker Equip. The First National Bank

Ricks Services Doug Kingsley

Timm Services

Toni’s Hair

Jim Dobson-Ford

Tom/Stacey Brickley

Crown Products & Sevices

IBEC

Con Agra

What Dent?

Dr. Michael/Kim Drone

Don/Meleita Street

Gutwein Motors

Doug Gutwein

Country Color Floral

Dr. Jack/Jana Drone

Curts IGA

FTC Products

Duane & Denise Fletcher

Complete Electric

Carmins Photography

Ceres Solutions – Pleasant Ridge Good Oil

Good Oil

Sunny Ridge Dairy

Dairy Barn

Thank you!!

WCHS AND WCMS ATHLETIC ALL SPORT CARD / PUNCH CARD INFORMATION

ALL-SPORTS CARDS

allows individuals and families admission to sporting events at West Central High School and West Central Middle School, excluding WC and IHSAA tournaments. ALL cards must be presented and/or punched to be admitted.

Without a card, you will have to pay the regular gate admission. Lost or damaged cards will not be replaced

.

OPTION #1

– ALL SPORT CARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT

ANY EVENT OR IN HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE.

ALL SPORT CARD PRICES

(Student/Adults will use different pass):

FAMILY All Sports Card - $185

Family Passes must be spouses & dependent school age children living in same household

ADULT All Sport Card - $85

STUDENT All Sport Card - $60

All students grades K through 12

Each card is good for admission in to all athletic events.

The card may only be used by the person named on the card.

OPTION #2

– ALL SPORT PUNCH CARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND AND CAN BE PURCHASED

AT ANY EVENT OR IN HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE.

PUNCH CARD PRICES

(Student/Adults will use same punch pass):

ALL SPORT PUNCH CARD $30 EACH

Each card is good for ten (10) admissions.

Card may be used by one or more person(s) at the same time/event.

One punch will be used for each event attended and/or person admitted on card.

SINGLE EVENT TICKET PRICES

(Adult and Student) at the gate for the following sports will be:

ALL Varsity & Varsity/JV Events $5.00 Per Event

Varsity Events Immediate family Maximum

JV/9th/Middle School

$20.00

$4.00

Per Event

Per Event

JV/9th/MS Immediate Family Maximum $12.00 Per Event

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ALL SPORTS CARD ORDER FORM

_____ Number of Family All Sports Card _____ Number of Adult All Sport Cards

_____ Number of Student All Sport Card _____ Number of Punch Cards

$__________ TOTAL

Name(s)*:_____________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

*Names for Family Passes must be spouses & dependent children living in same household

Phone Number/Address:__________________________________________________________________

To purchase cards fill out the attached form and send a self addressed stamped envelope with your check payable to: WCHS Athletic

Department. Please mail to Monica Franscoviak, West Central High School, 1852 South US 421, Francesville, IN 47946.

CONCUSSION and SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND SIGNATURE FORM

FOR PARENTS AND STUDENT ATHLETES

Student Athlete’s Name (Please Print):___________________________________________________

Sport Participating In (If Known):_____________________________ Date:_____________________

IC 20-34-7 and IC 20-34-8 require schools to distribute information sheets to inform and educate student athletes and their parents on the nature and risk of concussion, head injury and sudden cardiac arrest to student athletes, including the risks of continuing to play after concussion or head injury. These laws require that each year, before beginning practice for a interscholastic or intramural sport, a student athlete and the student athlete’s parents must be given an information sheet and both must sign and return a form acknowledging receipt of the information to the student athlete’s coach.

IC 20-34-7 states that a high school athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game, shall be removed from play at the time of injury and may not return to play until the student athlete has received written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and head injuries.

IC 20-34-8 states that a student athlete who is suspected of experiencing symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest shall be removed from play and may not return to play until the coach has received verbal permission from a parent or legal guardian of the student athlete to return to play. Within twenty-four hours, this verbal permission must be replaced by a written statement from the parent or guardian.

Parent/Guardian—please read the attached fact sheets regarding concussion and sudden cardiac arrest and ensure that your student athlete has also received and read these fact sheets. After reading these fact sheets, please ensure that you and your student athlete sign this form, and have your student athlete return this form to his/her coach.

___________________________________________________________________________________

As a student athlete, I have received and read both of the fact sheets regarding concussion and sudden cardiac arrest. I understand the nature and risk of concussion and head injury to student athletes, including the risks of continuing to play after concussion or head injury, and the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.

____________________________________________ _________________________

(Signature of Student Athlete) (Date)

I, as the parent or legal guardian of the above named student, have received and read both of the fact sheets regarding concussion and sudden cardiac arrest. I understand the nature and risk of concussion and head injury to student athletes, including the risks of continuing to play after concussion or head injury, and the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.

____________________________________________

(Signature of Parent or Guardian)

____________________________

(Date)

July 2016

1ST DAY ATHLETIC PRACTICE SCHEDULES

It is very important that all players have the approved IHSAA physical form completely filled out with all signatures turned in to your coach on the first day of practice!

Do not turn physicals in to the athletic office

.

No one will be allowed to practice unless you turn a physical in to your coach.

Physicals can be picked up at WCHS/MS or can be printed from the West Central website:

www.wcsc.k12.in.us

VARSITY & JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL PRACTICE

The first practice for all high school players (grades 9-12) will be held on Monday, August 1st from 4 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Practice times vary after this date.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL PRACTICE

The first practice for 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be Monday,

August 8th at 4:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

VARSITY –JV & FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE

The first practice for all high school players (Grades 9-12) will be held on Monday, August 1st from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE

The first practice for all 7th and 8th graders will be on Wednesday,

August 17th at 3:00 p.m.

VARSITY/JV GIRLS GOLF PRACTICE

The first practice for all high school players (grades 9-12) will be held on Friday, July 29th. Meet at the school at 9 a.m. with your clubs.

HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

PRACTICE

The first practice for 6th, 7th & 8th grade runners and all high school runners (boys and girls grades 9-12) will be Monday, August 1st –TBA

Questions:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the coach or the athletic department at 219-567-9119 (ext. 1509). Leave a message if no answer.

Your call will be returned by the appropriate coach.

WEST CENTRAL ELEMENTARY

2016-2017

All Students need to have a backpack large enough to fit books and papers. No trappers, duffle bags or school bags on wheels.

KINDERGARTEN

School box normal size without a zipper

2 Elmer’s Washable School Glue Bottles

Pink Pearl big eraser

Fiskars Pointed

small scissors

2 3 Large boxes of Kleenex

2 pkgs of 4

Black

Expo

fine point

low odor dry erase markers

(skinny NOT fat)

1/8” headphones/ear buds/

No earbuds, please!

(Pencils and crayons will be provided)

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

Hard plastic school box w/hinged lid regular size

2 Elmer’s Washable School Glue Bottles

Pink Pearl big eraser

Fiskars Pointed

small scissors

2 Large boxes of Kleenex

2 pkg. Of 4 Expo

fine point

low odor dry erase

black

markers

(skinny NOT fat)

1/8” child size headphones (

NO earbuds)

(pencils and crayons will be provided)

Optional: sandwich or snack size plastic bags

FIRST GRADE

Pencils (No. 2)

24 or 16 Crayola crayons

1 School box

Scissors (

Fiskars for kids or Crayola

)

White school glue

Large pink eraser

1 Large box Kleenex

1 Box 12 colored pencils

2 pkgs. Of 4 Expo

fine point

low odor dry erase

black

markers

1/8” headphones/ear buds

Optional: Zipper Plastic bags gallon or sandwich size

SECOND GRADE

Pencils (No. 2) Dixon Ticonderoga or Papermate -

Please

Scissors

(Fiskars for kids or Crayola)

Glue Sticks or Elmers school glue

Crayola

Crayons (16 or 24)

Erasers (Pink Pearl)

1 large box of kleenex

1 school box

Crayola Colored pencils

1 pack Bic low odor dry erase black markers

1/8”

headphones

THIRD GRADE

3/8” Lined loose leaf paper (NO spiral)

2 pkg. Pencils (No.2)

1 large Eraser

Scissors ( Fiskars or Crayola)

Elmer’s School glue

School box

2 Pocket Folders

Crayons or colored pencils

2 3 Large Boxes Kleenex

1 Expo fine point dry erase black marker

1/8” headphones/ear buds

Pencil Pouch

FOURTH GRADE

2 pkg. Pencils

2 pkg. Notebook paper (200 count)loose leaf (per nine weeks)

Crayola Crayons & Crayola colored pencils

Scissors (Fiskars)

1 2oz. Elmer’s school glue & 1 Elmer’s glue stick

1 large eraser

2 Box Kleenex

Pencil pouch or school box

4 Pocket folders—(yellow, blue, green, red)

4 Expo Dry Erase Markers

1/8” headphones (

No earbuds)

1 plastic coated, 3 prong, 2 pocket folder

Optional: Zipper plastic bags gallon or sandwich size

FIFTH GRADE

*No trapper or Binder

1 pkg. Notebook wide ruled loose leaf paper per semester

1 pkg. Pencils (No. 2)

1 pkg. Black dry erase markers

1 pkg. Red pens

Crayola Colored Pencils

2 Boxes Kleenex

Elmer’s School glue—2 oz. bottle

5 Pocket folders 1 of each color yellow, blue, green, red and

1 of your choice

Ruler

Pencil pouch or thin box

Pointed Scissors

1/8” headphones/ear buds

*

NO Pencil Sharpeners*

All students need to bring their lunch money in an envelope labeled with the child’s name and grade. Milk money is extra.

West Central Middle School Supply

6 th

Grade

Two large boxes of Kleenex

4 reams wide ruled paper

Not spiral bound

Pocket folders 2 of each-red, yellow, blue, green

Two Pocket folders-other colors for electives

3 red pens

2 blue/black pens

Dry Erase Markers

2 spiral notebooks

Pencils with #2 Lead

Eraser and cap erasers

Glue Stick

Mouse (optional)

Backpack to carry books to and from school

Index Cards

Pencil pouch

Flash Drive

12” Plastic Ruler

Earbuds/headphones

7 th

Grade

2 large boxes of Kleenex

2 reams wide ruled paper

Not spiral bound

6 pocket folders

Pencil pouch

3 red pens

2 blue/black pens

Scissors

2 spiral notebooks

Pencils with #2 Lead

Eraser and cap erasers

Glue Stick

Colored pencils

Backpack to carry books to and from school

Ruler

2-3-ring binder w/1 set of 5 tab dividers

Protractor

Index cards

Washable markers

8 th

Grade

2 large boxes of Kleenex

2 reams wide ruled paper

Not spiral bound

6 pocket folders

Pencils with #2 lead

Pencil pouch

3 red pens

2 blue/black pens

2 packs lined notecards

Notecard holder

Scissors

2 spiral notebooks

Earbuds/headphones

Eraser and cap erasers

2 3-ring binders

1 set 5 tab dividers

Colored pencils

Backpack to carry books to and from school

Ruler

Glue Stick

Washable markers

Composition Notebook

Calculator-Texas TI-30XS

Dry erase marker (2)

Earbuds

Calculator-Texas TI-30XS

Protractor

Compass

Dry erase markers

Red/Pink, Yellow, Green &

Blue Highlighter

Mouse (Optional)

Please do not purchase Trappers as we do not allow them in the classrooms, and many of them do not fit properly

Track & Field Clinic for West Central students in grades 3 - 7 for 2016-2017

When: Saturday, September 24th

Rain date: Saturday, October 8th

What: The clinic is designed to familiarize all participants with each track and field event, teach basic techniques and injury prevention, and encourage healthy competition, sportsmanship and fun.

Schedule: 9 am -check in @ WC track

9:15 12 -Event Training

12 12:30 pm -Lunch (provided)

12:30 3 pm -Track Meet all participants will compete

(family and friends are encouraged to attend)

Pre-registration is required.

Return the following form to the MS or Elem office by Friday, Sept. 9th with $15 cash or check (made out to West Central).

(Included with registration fee: t shirt, lunch, water throughout the day, ribbons and awards, coaching)

For more information call, text, or email Coach Reed: 219.954.0321, [email protected]

____________________________________________________________

Student’s name: _______________________________

Grade:_____ Age:_____ Gender: _____

T shirt size: YS YM YL AS AM AL AXL

Name of Parent/Guardian: ________________________

Contact Phone #: _______________________Text? Y/N

Football News

For all who are interested in playing high school football the official start date for practices begins on August 1st from 8:00 am to

12. Before that date, it is necessary for anyone that has not done so, to get a physical and turn it in to have on file with the school. Athletes are not allowed to participate after August 1st until they have one turned into the school.

The pancake breakfast will be on August 13th in the high school cafeteria from 7 10 a.m. The cost is $5, and free for children under the age of 3. Do not miss out on having the Trojan football team serve you pancakes and sausage!

Trojan Pride, Coach Hall

AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance is available for any parent whose household income without deductions meets the income standards set out in this notice. Application forms for this assistance are enclosed. After receipt of your application, a school official will review your application based on the income standard, and approve or reject your application. If your application is rejected, you will receive written reasons for the rejection. If you disagree with the rejection, you may appeal by delivering a written request to the following persons within fifteen days after you receive the written reasons for rejection of your application.

Dan Zylstra

Patrick Culp

Grades K - 5

Grades 6 - 12

ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN

The West Central School Corporation shall keep a copy of the

Asbestos Management Plan in each building for inspection. The management plan will be available during regular school hours for review or inspection by representatives of the EPA and the State, the public, including teachers, other school personnel and parents.

Pool News

Our summer swim season was a great success!

We had over 80 participants. Several of our students were able to pass into their next level. Great job everyone! Thank you to all who participated.

Back to School Schedule

Morning lap swim ( Tuesday and Thursday 6am

-

7am) and after school open swim (Monday and Wednesday 3pm

-

4pm) will begin August 15th.

Open Swim:

6:30pm

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8:00pm Tuesday and Thursday

Re

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opens August 2, 2016

Swim Club registrations are now available! Forms can be found in the pool area or the Elementary

Office.

West Central School Corpora-

Philosophy:

The Board of School Trustees of West Central School Corporation supports increased emphasis on nutrition and physical activity at all grade levels to enhance the well-being of the school corporation’s students.

Therefore, in accordance with the Child Nutrition Act, it is the policy of the Board to:

Statement of Purpose:

Provide students access to nutritious food and beverages; provide opportunities for physical activity and developmentally appropriate exercises; and require that all meals served by the school corporation meet the federal nutritional guidelines issued by the

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

I. Coordinated School Health Advisory Council

West Central School Corporation will engage students, parents/guardians, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing our corporation’s nutrition and physical activities policies. A Coordinated School Health Advisory Council will oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of the school corporation’s wellness policy.

In accordance with Indiana Code 20-26-9-18, the school corporation will form and maintain a corporation level Coordinated School Health Advisory Council that includes at a minimum the following:

*parents/guardians

*foodservice director & staff

*students

*health care professionals

*school board member

*school administrators

*teachers (physical education teachers)

*school nurse

*members of the general public/community organizations

The Advisory Council shall meet annually to review nutrition and physical activity policies and develop an action plan for the coming year. The council shall meet as needed during the school year to discuss implementation activities and to address barriers and challenges.

The Advisory Council shall report annually to the Superintendent and School Board on the implementation of the wellness policy and any changes or revisions that are recommended

The School Board will adopt or revise policies based on the recommendations made by the

Advisory Council

The School Wellness Policy shall be made available to students, staff and families by means of school registration, corporation’s website, and the student/staff handbook

II. Standards for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and School Meals

All schools at West Central will provide and promote breakfast and lunch through the USDA National School Breakfast and

Lunch Program

School meal content

1.

Meals served through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs will:

* meet or exceed the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans

*offer a minimum of 2 fruits and/or vegetables at all meals

*offer only 1% white for fat free milk

*include whole grains for at least 50% of the grains served

*contain 0 percent trans fats

2.

All cooked foods will be baked or steamed

3.

Fresh fruits and vegetables will be from certified local farmers when practical

B.

School Meal Participation

1.

Schools will, to the extent possible, utilize methods to serve school breakfast that

encourages participation, including serving breakfast in the classroom and grab and

go breakfasts

2.

Morning bus routes will be scheduled to allow students to arrive at school in time to

eat breakfast

3.

Schools in which more than 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced priced meals

will sponsor the Summer Food Program when feasible

C.

Mealtimes and Scheduling

1.

Students will be provided adequate time to eat (at least 20 minutes to eat lunch and 10

Minutes to eat breakfast)

2.

School meals will be served in clean ad pleasant settings

3.

Students will be able to wash and sanitize their hands before meals

4.

Potable water will be available at all mealtimes

5.

Appropriate supervision will be provided in the cafeteria and rules for safe behavior

shall be consistently enforced

D.

Professional Development

1.

Professional development and training will be provided and tracked for the foodservice

department according to the CEU’s required by the USDA

III. Nutrition Standards for Competitive and Other Foods and Beverages

All schools at West Central will provide and allow foods and beverages that support proper nutrition and promote healthy choices throughout the school day.

A.

Approved Nutrition Standards

1.

K-12 a la carte and competitive foods outside the school meals shall be limited to:

*No more than 30% of total calories from fat

*Less than 10% of total calories from saturated fats

*0% trans fat

*No more than 35% of calories from total sugars

2.

K-12 a la carte and competitive beverages outside the school meals shall be limited to:

*Water without flavoring, additives, or carbonation

*Low-fat and nonfat milk (in 8oz. portions)

*100% fruit juice in 4oz. portions as packaged for elementary/middle school and 8oz. for

High school

*All beverages other than water, milk, or juice shall be no larger than 12 ounces

B.

Availability

1.

Vending machines for middle/high school students will have timers allowing their use only

after school hours. An exception is for vending machines dispensing 100% healthy snacks

and drinks

2.

Elementary students will have no access to vending machines during the school day

3.

Snack carts and the sale of food items by individuals/groups shall be permitted only with

prior approval

4.

Students and staff will have free water for consumption available in water fountains

throughout the school buildings

C.

Celebrations and Fundraisers

1.

All school sponsored events and celebrations of special occasions shall include healthy

beverages and/or food among the choices available to participants.

2.

Teachers will send home a healthy snack suggestion guide to parents

3.

4.

Water or school beverages listed above are encouraged to be served for any celebration

during school hours

Fundraising activities will strive to support healthy eating and wellness

IV. Nutrition Education and Promotion

Nutrition, health, and fitness topics shall be integrated within the health education curriculum taught at every grade level, K-

12, and coordinated with the school corporation’s food service program. These topics may be integrated with other curriculum areas as deemed appropriate, and will link with the coordinated school healthy program.

A.

Nutrition education will be provided in the following ways:

1.

Lessons, using Team Nutrition materials, will be incorporated in all grade levels on

nutritional values of meals/foods

Purdue Extension

the school

buildings and in every classroom including the cafeteria

of meals with students, staff, and parents on the schools website

meals

2.

3.

4.

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6.

7.

8.

9.

Lessons will be taught on various chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and their symptoms

One focus for nutrition education will be to reach out to community resources such as

Effort will be made to market healthy foods and My Plate will be displayed throughout

Nutritional tid-bits will be posted in each buildings cafeteria

The food service department will share and publicize information about nutritional content

Periodic taste testing of proposed new healthy foods will be done in the cafeteria

Special dietary, religious, and cultural need of students will be considered when planning

Students are prohibited from leaving campus for lunch

V. Physical Activity and Physical Education

A.

Physical Education K-12

1.

All students in grades K-12 will be scheduled for physical education instruction in

accordance with Indiana State Law

2.

Waivers will not apply toward the physical education courses required for a diploma

3.

A licensed instructor will teach physical education

4.

All staff involved in physical education will be provided with opportunities for professional

development

B.

Daily Physical Activity Breaks

1.

Each school day shall incorporate several minutes of physical activity or exercise (20

minutes in elementary school) in addition to the physical education curriculum

2.

Other goals for physical activity include recess, classroom physical activity breaks, and

and before and after school programs

C.

Physical Activity Opportunities Before and After School

1.

The school offers intramural teams, clubs, and voluntary activities to increase

physical activity opportunities for students after school hours

2.

The corporation is encouraged to promote the use of school facilities (fitness center,

weight room, pool, playground, etc.) outside of school hours for physical activity

D.

Education/Activities Punishment

1.

Physical education shall not be taken away as a consequence

VI. Staff Wellness

A.

Staff is encouraged to engage in health screenings, follow-ups, and healthy activities to

Improve and maintain their health

1.

MASE annual health screenings

2.

Free online monitoring ( www.sparkpeople.com

)

3.

Example activities: walking, running, and biking

B.

Staff is encouraged to eat healthy and be positive role models

1.

Fresh fruit, vegetables, and salad bar are offered daily and staff is encouraged to partake in

the breakfast and lunch program

2.

Staff is encouraged to adhere to and assist in enforcement of the above policies to aid in

developing a healthy school and community

VII. Evaluation and Responsibilities

West Central School Corporation’s Superintendent or designee is responsible to prepare rules, regulations, and guidelines to implement and support this policy. Such provisions should address all food and beverages sold and/or served to students, including competitive food sales, vending machine items, fund raising activities, and student rewards. The superintendent should also prepare regulations for staff development, community involvement, and program evaluation.

A.

The superintendent and each building principal or designee shall share the operational

responsibility for ensuring the provisions of this policy and its regulations are met in each

school

1.

The Advisory council will use the WellSAT tool to evaluate the policy

2.

The Advisory council will be responsible to report to the principals and superintendent on

an annual basis the results of the evaluation

3.

The superintendent will be responsible for reporting to the school board the progress

4.

This policy shall be reviewed once a year and revised every two years or as needed

2016-2017 Registration

Registration will be at the following times:

August 1, 2016 - 8:00am-3:00pm

August 2, 2016 - 12:00pm-7:00pm

We are very proud to offer the option of registering online this year. You can also come in and register in person as has been done in the past.

To register online, go to West Central’s Corporation Website

( www.wcsc.k12.in.us

) and find the link to “Registration”. Follow the steps as outlined and complete the registration process from the convenience of your home computer. You will need your child’s Parent Connect Username and

Password. These were reset over the summer for security reasons, so if the username/password you have does not work, please contact your child’s school office and they will provide you with updated login information.

If you choose, you can even pay your book rental fees and add money to your child’s lunch account online (there is a small service fee). Or, if you prefer, you can bring payment to the school office.

For students who are new to the corporation, we request that parents come in person to enroll so they can complete the necessary enrollment paperwork, meet the school’s staff, and be given a tour of our excellent facilities.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Otherwise, we look forward to working with you and your children in 2016-2017.

Buy

today!

Buy

today!

Order your 2016-2017 yearbook today!

Don’t miss this opportunity.

Your memory may fail but your trusty West Central High School yearbook will remind you of friends, fashion, sports, events, classes, and teachers. Years from now, who will have changed the most?

To order, contact:

Joanne Stevens (219) 567.9119

West Central High School

Ext. 1565

1852S US 421

Francesville, IN 47946

Yearbooks are now $45 until September 1, 2016.

Price after September 1 will be $55.

To order your yearbook, please provide the following information:

_______________________________________________ _____________

Name (Please print) Grade

__________________________________________________

Phone number

Please send form and money to Mrs. Stevens at the high school.

Washington DC Trip

May 29 – June 2 ~ 2017

Spring of 2017, we will be offering a trip to Gettysburg and Washington DC for incoming ninth and eighth grade students and their guests. Students had the opportunity to receive information on the last day of school at the end of 7 th and 8 th grade. {They will travel at the end of their freshman and 8 th grade years} Classic Tours of Auburn will be making the arrangements for us. Due to continued decline in numbers over the years, the best way to continue the opportunity for students and still make it affordable, was to offer the trip every other year. This is a non-school sponsored tour, however will be chaperoned by teachers and other adults as needed. We will depart from West Central Middle School the evening of Monday, May 29, 2017 via motor coach. We will arrive in Gettysburg the following morning and after a tour of the battlefield continue on the Washington DC for a whirlwind 3 days of tours and arrive back at WC early, Friday, June 2.

Student cost is $730 per student and includes transportation, accommodations for two nights (quad occupancy), six meals, sightseeing and admissions, group picture, evening activities and accident insurance. Adult prices are available.

(Price is based on a minimum of 35 participants)

Highlights of our trip will include a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield; a night tour of the memorials; visits to Arlington National Cemetery and Mount Vernon in Virginia; several hours in the Smithsonian Institute museum complex and much more.

Students may begin registering NOW from the information they received in May or go to

www.ClassicTours.org

and choose “Tour Forms” and Washington DC Reservations. You will need to print the form, complete and sign, then mail with your $250 deposit to:

Classic Tours, Inc

. 3900 CR 62, Auburn, IN

46706. An updated list will be periodically posted in the hall for students to see that their registration has been received. Students will meet in the spring

{after Spring Break} and receive more details. The number of reservations accepted is limited by bus size and will be based on the date deposits are received. Any questions contact Mrs. Kruger at school 567-2534 ext. 1209 or email at

[email protected]

.

Dear Parents and Students,

Your child’s 6th grade school year will have many exciting changes. Your 6

th

grader will have the opportunity to participate in a rewarding activity, the Foundations for Success program at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. The camping trip has been moved to the end of the school year and will take place on

Monday and Tuesday, May 8th and 9th, 2017

. The actual cost of the camping trip is approximately $65.00 for each child; however,

students will pay a fee of

$50.00

, which covers the facility, Camp Tecumseh counselors, overnight stay, materials, transportation, meals, and snacks. The Parent Camping Committee, teachers, and volunteers are working very hard to keep the cost to

$50.00

per student again this year. Please make checks payable to West Central 6th Grade

Camping. We welcome one-time payments at registration or given to your student’s homeroom teacher. (Please put all money or checks in an envelope with your child's first and last name on it.) If it works better for you, we would be happy to set you up on a payment plan. All payments need to be made by April

1st. More information will follow as we get closer to the camping trip or feel free to contact Mrs. Minnick to set you up for the payment plan. Thanks for being a part of your child’s education.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

7:30-1:30

HIGH SCHOOL AUXILLARY GYM

ORGANIZED BY WEST CENTRAL HEALTH

OCCUPATIONS CLASS

Call Mrs. Metzger at 219-567-9741 to

Schedule an appointment.

Remember, giving blood saves lives!

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