E-Learning Day Reminders

Here are a few helpful reminders about how to use Canvas to access assignments on an E-Learning Day:
To access Canvas on a home device (laptop, tablet, or phone) other than your student’s district-provided device:
2. Enter the Username and Password:
  • Username: 20XXfirstnamelastname
    • XX = Graduation Year (Example: 19 for Seniors, 20 for Juniors, etc.)
  • Password: DragonsXXXX
    • XXXX = Lunch Number (Students enter this number daily to get lunch. If your child does not know their lunch number, please email your child’s teacher.)
3. Click on the student’s class on the Dashboard and find the lesson posted for students.
Office Hours
CSCSHC teachers will hold “office hours” from 10am-11am and 7pm-8pm, which means they will be immediately accessible by email during these times. You should also feel free to email your teacher outside of these office hours with issues.
If you are having technology difficulties, please call the help desk hotlines from 8am-8pm on eLearning Days:
General Technology Line (Canvas issues): 317-622-0203
Macbook Support Line: 317-620-1794
iPad Support: 317-620-1743

After troubleshooting, if you continue to have trouble accessing Canvas or the E-Learning assignments, please remember that students have one week (or five school days) to complete the material.

Board Business: November 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 recaps of the board’s November 12, 2018 meeting.

Monday’s meeting began with recognition of six NPHS students for outstanding academic achievement. Luke Horner and Matthew Kelley were recognized for their selection as finalists for the Hancock County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Scholarships.


Board Recap 1
NPHS Seniors Matthew Kelly (2nd from left) and Luke Horner (far right) with Hancock County Community Foundation representative Susan Bennett and NPHS Principal Keith Fessler.


Cameron Rooks, Jessica Buchanan, David Bogle, and Mary Gunn were also recognized for accolades received from the National Merit Scholarship program.


Board Recap 3
NPHS Principal Keith Fessler with seniors David Bogle, Jessica Buchanan, and Mary Gunn.


Principals from five CSCSHC buildings and Superintendent Dr. Lisa Lantrip were recognized for the district’s designation as a Riley Red Wagon Corporation. Riley Red Wagon status is given to schools that donate $1 for each enrolled student. The corporation is named a Red Wagon Corporation if all school buildings are recognized as Red Wagon Schools.


Board Recap 2
NPJH Principal Jim Voelz, NPHS Principal Keith Fessler, NPE Principal Katy Eastes, BWE Principal Dr. Rhonda Peterson, Superintendent Dr. Lisa Lantrip, Susan Miles from Riley Hospital for Children, and SCE Principal Kari Shelton.


The board heard one citizen formal comment at Monday’s meeting. A local resident and NPHS staff member presented to the board on the potential need for a new high school building. The board and district administration are still weighing a number of potential options and directions for future plans at NPHS. This feedback, along with a number of other community feedback opportunities, will be considered before any decisions are made. It is a top priority for the board and administration to consider student and staff safety during this project while also balancing a fiscal responsibility to our taxpayers.

A number of donations were approved for the NPI Robotics Club, Competition Cheer Club, and Service Learning programs at NPHS and NPI.

The board approved the 2020-21 School Calendar. You can view this calendar here. The 2019-2020 Master Calendar was amended at the meeting. The end of the first grading period was moved back one week to make the period nine weeks in length. The previous version of the calendar had the first grading period as only eight weeks long. This does not affect the start date for the 2019-20 year or the schedule for any breaks during the school year. The board also approved a change from a half E-Learning day each grading period to full E-Learning days. These dates are August 28, 2019, September 25, 2019, January 29, 2020, and February 26, 2020. This change was made to allow our staff time to complete additional training required by the state of Indiana and also to allow more time for important safety discussions and staff training. Student safety is always the district’s number one priority. You can view the amended 2019-2020 calendar here. There are no changes to the current year’s calendar.

Dr. Lantrip received approval to create an NPHS Construction team. This group will work together to advise the board and administration on a number of options for the future project at NPHS. The group is comprised of bond counsel, financial advisors, contractors, and architects. This group will compile information about how this project could potentially be funded and what the project could look like based on a number of different funding options. Again, the district will soon be seeking community input about this project. We’ll share more information on how your voice can be heard in the weeks to come.

NPHS Principal Mr. Fessler received approval to add four new courses to the NPHS curriculum next year. Service Learning, Graphic Design, Aviation Flight, and Aviation Operations will be offered in 2019-20. The two aviation courses are through a partnership with other Hancock County districts.

NPHS Teacher and CSCSHC Energy Manager Mr. Large presented to the board about the district’s energy usage. Through a number of cost-cutting measures, the district added over $300,000 in utility costs back into the General Fund by saving energy. In 13 years of the Energy Savings Program, the district has saved almost $3,000,000 in utility costs.

Community Relations Director Wes Anderson updated the board on a number of projects underway in the Community Relations Department. The district, along with the other three Hancock County school districts, received grant money from the Hancock County Community Foundation to be used for new signs on the district’s borders. You may have seen these signs already up in Mt. Vernon or Greenfield-Central school districts. This grant money will be available to CSCSHC on January 1 and signs are expected to be installed by spring. Below is a rendering of what the district’s signs will look like.

Sign Preview

The district is proud to partner with HCCF and the other districts to create unified signage across all of Hancock County.

If you have questions or concerns regarding Monday night’s meeting, contact Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at wanderson@newpal.k12.in.us.