Dropoff, Pickup, and Bus Procedures for 2018-19

This post is intended to help you learn about new processes for dropping off or picking up your students at our CSCSHC buildings in 2018-19. Some of these procedures have changed from 2017-18. Please take extra care in studying the maps in this post before using one of our carlines at a Southern Hancock school building.

Community Relations Director Wes Anderson spoke with the principal of each building where procedures are changing in the video below. Please see the video for a more detailed explanation of each building than the post below contains.

 

(If you would like to skip ahead in the video to your specific building, please go to the following times: NPJH 00:55, NPI 6:30, SCE 12:30, NPHS 18:20, Buses 23:30.)

New Palestine High School

In the interest of student safety, district and NPHS administrators have decided to close gates in the NPHS parking lot to deter drivers from using the lot as a through street. NPHS Parking LotPlease note that drivers must exit the lot in the same direction they entered due to the closure of gates, indicated in yellow on this map. All visitors who plan on entering the building are encouraged to enter from US 52 and park in the northern portion of the lot.

Drivers dropping off or picking up students may do so from either direction, however, they must exit the same way they came in. Please note the U-turn loops in the map above.

Staff and students are encouraged to enter from 500W and park in the southern portions of the lot. Staff will continue to park in the area shaded in purple. Students will continue to park in the areas shaded in blue. There is additional parking available in the brown areas for students and staff to use after entering from US 52.

NOTE FOR NEW PALESTINE ELEMENTARY FAMILIES: All traffic going to NPE must enter from 500W. There is not a way to access NPE or the administration building by entering the NPHS lot from US 52.

New Palestine Junior High

All traffic entering NPJH for carline drop off or pick up must use the southern-most entrance into Sugar Creek Elementary. NPJHDropOffThe carline will form at the end of the sidewalk on the west side of NPJH and then stretch backward from there into the SCE parking lot. This process is the same in the morning and afternoon. At 7:15 a.m., carline dropoff will begin. No students will be allowed inside NPJH before 7:15 a.m. Carline pickup in the afternoon will begin at approximately 2:40 p.m.

After a student has been dropped off or picked up, the driver will make a U-turn in the northern portion of the carline area and then exit using the middle road between NPJH and SCE. Please note that for safety reasons, this middle road has been changed to a one-way street. SCEOneWayPlease take note of this change and use this middle road as an exit only.

Bus parking at NPJH will be on the south side of the building near Doors 11 and 12 as indicated in the map above.

New Palestine Intermediate

NPI will use two different procedures for drop off and pick up.

In the morning, car riders may enter from the NPJH side on 600W (the blue loop in the map below) or from the NPI front entrance on 200N (the green loop in the map below.)NPIAMDropoffAt 7:30 a.m., dropoff will begin. Upon completion of student drop off, drivers must exit the same way they came in.

In the afternoon, pickup will only go in one direction. This is due to an increased number of buses and concerns about traffic backup on 200S.

Doe Creek Campus Traffic FlowDrivers picking up students in the afternoon may ONLY enter from the NPJH side on 600W. Cars will pull into the northern-most loop (the green loop in the morning) and wait for dismissal. After pickup is complete, all traffic must exit to 200S.

Buses at NPI will enter from 200S and use the east side of the building to pull into the southernmost parking lot in the morning and in the afternoon, as indicated in the map above. As buses exit the lot after drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon, please be courteous in allowing them to exit the lot and begin their routes.

Sugar Creek Elementary

While there are no changes in the dropoff, pickup, or bus procedures at SCE, we would like to encourage drivers to be mindful of additional traffic around the campus this year compared to previous years.

SugarCreekDropoffAll carline traffic must enter from 600W on the north side of NPJH. Carline will form on the east side of NPJH. Please note that, unlike past years, this area is now a working parking lot. SCE’s car line will likely begin to form within 30-45 minutes following the start or end of the NPJH school day. Please be mindful and respectful of pedestrian traffic in this area while forming the carline.

After pickup or dropoff, drivers will exit through the “middle road” between NPJH and SCE. As a reminder, this road is now a one-way street and is exit only.

New Palestine Elementary and Brandywine Elementary

While there are no direct changes to drop off, pick up, or bus procedures at NPE or BWE,  NPE parents should be aware of the changes at NPHS noted above that will restrict their ability to use the high school parking lot as a through street. All NPE traffic must enter from 500W near the administration building. There is not a way to enter the NPHS parking lot and drive to NPE.

NPE morning drop off map:NPE AM Dropoff.001

NPE p.m. pick up map:

NPE PM Pickup.001

BWE drop off & pick up map:

Brandywine DropOff Procedure.001

If you have additional questions about drop off or pick up procedures, please contact Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at wanderson@newpal.k12.in.us.

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“Who Do I Call?”

In order to streamline the process for requesting information from the school district, please keep the following information handy for any questions you may have.

Email addresses for each CSCSHC employee are formatted as (firstinitial)(lastname)@newpal.k12.in.us. Example: John Smith’s email would be jsmith@newpal.k12.in.us.

If you do not see an appropriate contact person for your question, please contact Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at wanderson@newpal.k12.in.us or (317) 861-4463 x1040.

NEW PALESTINE HIGH SCHOOL 317-861-4417

Service

Who Will Assist

Ext.

 

Address Changes

 

Secretary

Mrs. Komornik  

2004

 

Athletic Information

 

Athletic Secretary

 

Ms. Tillage

 

2003

 

Attendance Problems

 

Dean of Students

 

Mrs. Young

2012
 

Book Rental and Refunds

 

Bookstore/Treasurer

 

Mrs. Glover

 

2050

 

Class Rank and Grade Point Average

 

Counselors

Mrs. Fangman

Ms. Lightcap

Mr. Whitaker

2016

2015

2017

 

Class Rings

 

Bookstore

 

Mrs. Glover

 

2050

 

Driver Education

 

Mr. Collier

 

2301

 

Free or Reduced Lunch

 

Bookstore/Treasurer

 

Mrs. Glover

 

2050

 

Graduation Requirements

 

Counseling Department

Mrs. Komornik  

2004

 

Homework Assignments When Ill

 

Attendance Secretary

 

Mrs. K. Robinson

 

2002

 

 

Illness at School/Other Medical Problems

Corporation Nurse/ Clinic Assistant Mrs. Gohmann 2005
 

Lockers

 

Attendance Secretary

 

Mrs. K. Robinson

 

2002

Lost and Found, Parking Permits Bookstore Mrs. Glover 2050
Parent Online Communications Secretary Mrs. Komornik  

2004

Students Grades Secretary Mrs. Komornik  

2004

Scheduling Problems Counselors Mrs. Fangman

Ms. Lightcap

Mr. Whitaker

2016

2015

2017

 

School Bus Problems

 

Assistant Principal

 

Mr. Barton

2011
 

Senior Graduation Information

 

Counseling Department

Mrs. Komornik  

2004

 

Student Activities

 

Assistant Principal

 

Mr. Barton

 

2011

 

Transferring to Another School

 

Counseling Department

Mrs. Komornik  

2004

 

Vocational Programs

 

Counseling Department

Mrs. Komornik  

2004

 

Withdrawing from NPHS

 

Counseling Department

Mrs. Komornik  

2004

 

Work Permits

 

Attendance Secretary

 

Mrs. K. Robinson

 

2002

NEW PALESTINE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 317-861-4487

SERVICE

WHO WILL ASSIST

PHONE EXT.

Address Changes Guidance Secretary-Mrs. Taylor

3004

Athletic Information Athletic Director-Mr. Yount

3020

Attendance Problems Attendance Secretary-Mrs. Myers

3001

Registration Fees Treasurer-Mrs. Pratt

3050

Free or Reduced Lunch Treasurer-Mrs. Pratt

3050

Illness at School/Other Medical Problems School Nurse-Mrs. Hoskins

3005

Lockers Guidance Secretary-Mrs. Taylor

3004

Lost and Found Receptionist-Mrs. Myers

3001

Report Cards Guidance Secretary-Mrs. Taylor

3004

Scheduling Problems Student Services- Mrs. Schwyn

3015

School Bus Issues Assistant Principal- Mr. Moore

3012

Student Activities Front Office – Mrs. Meyers

3001

Withdrawing from NPJH Guidance Secretary-Mrs. Taylor

3004

Work Permits Guidance Secretary-Mrs. Taylor

3004

NEW PALESTINE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 317-861-3267

Name

Title

Extension

Vincent Meo Principal 4010
Megan Welch Assistant Principal 4011
Tonya Wood Social Worker 4015
Lori Burks Secretary/Treasurer 4050
Kelly Montes Secretary/Receptionist 4001
Dawn Schearer Clinic Assistant 4005

BRANDYWINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 317-462-7396

Name

Title

Extension

Dr. Rhonda Peterson Principal 6010
Laura Walsh Secretary/Treasurer 6050
Allison Hoskins Clinic Assistant 6005
Deanna Hobbs Social Worker 6015

NEW PALESTINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 317-861-7396

Name

Title

Extension

Katy Eastes Principal 5010
Kayleigh Fosnow Assistant Principal 5011
Kori Williamson Social Worker 5015
Brenda Sellers Secretary/Treasurer 5050
Nikko Loman Secretary/Receptionist 5001
Amanda Taylor Clinic Assistant 5005

SUGAR CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 317-861-6747

Name

Title

Extension

Kari Shelton Principal 7010
John Dehr Assistant Principal 7011
Abbie Doyle Social Worker 7015
Hillari Johnson Secretary/Treasurer 7050
Gillian Ingold Secretary/Receptionist 7001
Megan Shaffer Data Secretary 7002
Erica Faubion Clinic Assistant 7005

BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES

Name Title
Brian McKinney President
Bill Niemier Vice-President
Craig Wagoner, Sr. Secretary
Dr. Matt Ackerman Board Member
Dan Walker Board Member

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 317-861-4463

Dr. Lisa Lantrip Superintendent
Robert Yoder Assistant Superintendent
Miles Hercamp Director of Instructional Services
Dr. Marcia Piercy Director of Student Services
Charissa Igo Director of Food Services
Bob Martin Director of Transportation
Wes Anderson Director of School and Community Relations
Don Perdue Director of Buildings and Grounds
Keith Fessler Principal, New Palestine High School
Adam Barton Assistant Principal, New Palestine High School
Allen Cooper Director of Athletics, New Palestine High School
Julie Young Dean of Students, New Palestine High School
Jim Voelz Principal, New Palestine Junior High
Craig Moore Assistant Principal New Palestine Junior High
Vincent Meo Principal, New Palestine Intermediate
Megan Welch Assistant Principal, New Palestine Intermediate
Dr. Rhonda Peterson Principal, Brandywine Elementary School
Katy Eastes Principal, New Palestine Elementary School
Kaleigh Fosnow Assistant Principal, New Palestine Elementary School
Kari Shelton Principal, Sugar Creek Elementary School
John Dehr Assistant Principal, Sugar Creek Elementary School

We’re looking for bus drivers to join the Southern Hancock Transportation team!

CSCSHC is looking for dynamic teammates to join our team of school bus drivers.

Our part-time bus drivers enjoy the following perks:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Great pay
  • Free training
  • A fun and engaging work environment
  • A sense of involvement in the New Palestine community

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Southern Hancock bus driver, come to our bus garage open house on July 25th from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. or 11a.m. – 1 p.m. Our transportation staff will be answering questions and have packets to help you get started with the licensing process.

Come join the best transportation department in Indiana!

If you have questions, please contact Transportation Director Bob Martin at rmartin@newpal.k12.in.us.

Board Business: July 2018

This blog post is intended to keep you up to date on the happenings of the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County Board of Education meetings. Please read below for a recap of the board’s July 16, 2018 regular meeting and budget session:

The board recognized the 2018 IHSAA Class 3A State Championship New Palestine Dragons Softball team at Monday’s meeting. The Dragons won their second consecutive state title last month in West Lafayette by defeating South Bend St. Joseph. Senior Ashley Prange was named Indiana Miss Softball. She also received the Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year Award and was named an All-American. Congratulations to the Dragons on an incredible season and a state championship!

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The IHSAA Class 3A State Champion Softball team with CSCSHC Board of Education Vice President Bill Niemier (left).

The board approved a new Assistant Principal for New Palestine Intermediate School. Megan Welch will join Principal Vincent Meo in the NPI administration.

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New NPI Assistant Principal Megan Welch

 

Welch comes to Southern Hancock from Brownsburg Community Schools. She is an IU graduate and previously worked as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher. Megan and her husband Josh have two young boys.

A number of donations to the district were approved, including a drum for the New Palestine Junior High band and cash donations for the New Palestine High School band and athletic department. Money from sponsorships for the district’s Applemania teacher development conference last month was also approved.

NPHS Principal Mr. Fessler and Band Director Mr. Humphries received approval for a field trip for the marching band to attend the Mid-States Finals Competition in Kings Mills, OH in November of this year.

The board approved a new year-long contract with Aramark for food service in all six CSCSHC schools. The contract

In a special session held after the conclusion of the board’s regular meeting, Assistant Superintendent Robert Yoder presented the first reading of the district’s budget for 2019. The budget requires a number of levels of approval. The initial version of the budget is first heard by the board in the summer, then voted on by the board before being sent to the state for approval. This budget will be the subject of future board meetings in the months to come.

 

Back to School Events Calendar

Here are a few important events happening around the district leading up to the start of the 2018-19 school year. Keep this list bookmarked as new events will be added as they become finalized.

CSCSHC partnering with the New Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce for “Welcome to New Palestine Night.”

Date: July 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: New Palestine High School

New Palestine Junior High Community Open House:

Date: July 22, 2018
Time: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Location: NPJH

New Move-In Student Registration Dates:

  • Brandywine Elementary, New Palestine Elementary, Sugar Creek Elementary, New Palestine Intermediate: Tuesday, July 24 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • New Palestine Junior High and New Palestine High: Tuesday, July 24 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. AND  Wednesday, July 25 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bus Garage Open House

Are you interested in becoming a bus driver? Come to our bus garage open house to learn more! Join us on July 25th  from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Our transportation staff will be answering questions have packets to help you get the process started.

New Palestine Intermediate Locker Days:

July 30-August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Meet your Teacher Night:

  • BWE: August 3rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • NPE: August 3rd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • SCE: August 3rd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • NPI: August 3rd from 5:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m.

New Palestine Junior High 7th Grade Picnic and Open House

Date: August 3rd
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: NPJH

New Palestine High School Dragon Fresh Start (Freshman Orientation)

Date: August 2
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: NPHS Cafeteria

New Palestine Junior High Back to School Night (Parents run through their child’s schedule and meet teachers):

Date: August 8th
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: NPJH

New Palestine Elementary Parent Nights: Preschool and PreK: August 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Kindergarten – August 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., First Grade – August 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Second Grade – August 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Third Grade – August 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fourth Grade – August 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

New Palestine High School Back to School Night: August 14 @ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

New Palestine Intermediate Parent Nights:

  • August 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for 5th Grade Parents
  • August 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for 6th Grade Parents

Brandywine Elementary Back to School Nights: