Board Business July 22, 2019

This blog post is intended to keep you up to date on the happenings of the Board of School Trustees of the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County’s meetings. Please read below for a recap of the board’s regular meeting on July 22nd, 2019.

The New Palestine High School Softball team was honored at Monday’s meeting. The three-time defending state champions were recognized by the board with Mental Attitude Award Winner Emily O’Connor and Head Coach Ed Marcum, who was recently inducted into the Indiana Softball Hall of Fame.

The board approved Suzanne Kishindo as the new Assistant Principal at New Palestine Intermediate School.

New NPI Assistant Principal Suzanne Kishindo.

Suzanne received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and her master’s degree from Concordia University. She taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade in California. She also taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade in Texas. For the last five years, she has served as the Assistant Principal at Birmingham Elementary School in Wylie, Texas.

Suzanne has been married to her college sweetheart, Tony, for 22 years. They have two children, 19-year-old Hannah and 13-year-old Andrew. Suzanne and Tony moved back to Indiana to be closer to family. They look forward to settling in the Hoosier state, but they will always be Dallas Cowboys fans.

Director of Student Services Dr. Marcia Piercy presented to the board about new contract agreements with First Steps for services related to the district’s Little Dragons Early Learning Program. This continued agreement provides transition services for children in First Steps to attend the district’s preschool program. A separate contract with Greenleaf Hearing Healthcare for audiology services was also approved.

The board’s next meeting is scheduled for August 12th.


PowerSchool Re-Enrollment is OPEN!

PowerSchool re-enrollment fro 2019-2020 is open!
Please take a look at this checklist for re-enrollment to be sure you have fully completed the process:
– Visit PowerSchool and log in using your Parent Single Sign-On account.  If you do not have a Parent Account, please contact your school for information regarding your parent web access ID and password to establish a connection to your student. Select the Student Information Update” link along the left navigation column.
– Click the “Student Information Update” button. Fill in each page with updated/correct information.
  • In the Contact Information section, make sure you only input the specific kinds of contact you wish to receive from the school. For example, put your email in if you wish to receive building and district newsletters. Add every phone number that you wish to receive notifications about delays, closures, or emergencies. If you add multiple phone numbers, you will be contacted on all of them. You may put your own student’s number as a contact if you wish for them to receive these notifications, as well.
  • In the Emergency Contact section, do not add parent information. Put the contacts for any person that may need to be reached in case you are unavailable or any person who might pick your child up from school. In the event of an emergency at one of our buildings, a student will only be released to a parent or other person listed as an Emergency Contact in PowerSchool.
– Click the Save and Continue button at the bottom of each page.
– When finished, you will be shown a success page acknowledging your completion of the registration process.
– Remit Instructional Fees to the school and add lunch money to your student’s lunch account through SchoolPay, which can be accessed through the online payment option listed along the left navigation tab.  You may view your fees and statement by clicking the Balance link on the left-hand navigation menu.  Please note all convenience fees related to your school’s instructional fees will be waived until the start of school. After the start of school, a convenience fee will be assessed. A $1.95 convenience fee for lunch money deposits is still in effect.
Please contact your school building if you have any questions or concerns with re-enrollment.

Back to School Information

As the 2019-2020 school year approaches, we would like to provide you with a handy list of important information about the district’s policies, guidelines, and procedures.

Below you will find links to other important pieces of information you may need for the upcoming year:

Do you have a question or concern not answered in this list? Contact us! Email Community Relations Director Wes Anderson at