The first day of the 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/schools and clicking on “Back to School Information 2015-2016.” For specific information related to your student’s school, you can visit your 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 you updated throughout the school year, download the EVSC App that includes news and information for all of our schools. The app can be downloaded on Google Play or iTunes using the keyword “EVSC.”
Enrollment in the EVSC officially begins today, July 29, for the 2015-2016 school year. 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:
- July 29 – August 3: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- August 4: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- August 5-7: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- High school enrollment is by appointment only. Please call your student’s school to schedule an appointment.
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.
Students needing bus transportation for the 2015-2016 school year should receive a postcard in the mail from the Office of Transportation around Friday, July 31 that includes the student’s morning pick up bus, 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 should go to www.evscschools.com/familyservices and click on “Food and Nutrition,” then “Free & Reduced Lunch.”
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 afterschool until 6 p.m. Applications are now available by going to www.evscschools.com/familyservices and clicking on “Extended Day Centers.”
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/offices and click on “Center for Family, School, and Community Partnerships” then “Dress for Success.”
Textbook Rental and Rates
Textbook invoices are distributed to elementary and middle school families during the first week of school and to high school families in late August/early September. For more information on textbook rental and rates, visit www.evscschools.com/schools, then click on “Learning Tools & Resources,” then “Rental Rates & Fees.”