The new school year will be here before we know it, and it’s important to be prepared with registration, school supplies and lunch schedules for the students headed back to school in your family. Especially if you are new to Hancock County, this article can help you access new student enrollment forms, learn more about each local corporation and, most importantly, find out when to show up for your kiddo’s first day of school!

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation

With a majority of Greenfield residents attending Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation, their first day of school for students will be Tuesday, Aug. 2. After a day off for Labor Day on Sept. 5, their first major break from school will be a two-week fall break (Oct. 3-14). You can access the full district calendar for Greenfield-Central on the school’s website.  

Greenfield-Central High School operates on a three-week rotating lunch schedule, with each day offering three different hot entree options, as well as daily alternatives like wraps, sandwiches, salads and a la carte items. Intermediate and elementary school lunch menus also operate on a rotation every few weeks and should be available on your school’s direct website, as well as new student registration information and supply lists for each grade. 

Eastern Hancock County Schools

Wednesday, Aug. 3 will be the first student day for families living in the Community School Corporation of Eastern Hancock County. In addition to the Labor Day holiday and an E-learning day (for parent-teacher conferences) on Sept. 21, they will also have no school for fall break from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14. You can see the full 2022-2023 calendar for Eastern Hancock online.

Lunch menus for August in Eastern Hancock are currently available on their Food Services webpage. New Eastern Hancock families can register their students online by requesting a Skyward Family Account. This account also allows parents/guardians to view student grades, update family information, register for classes each year, etc.

Mount Vernon Community School Corporation

Mount Vernon Community School Corporation will begin a little earlier than their fellow Hancock County districts with the first student day on Thursday, July 28. However, Mount Vernon also holds early release Wednesdays and conducts a two-week fall break, starting Oct. 3 and running through Oct. 14. Check out the full school-year calendar on Mount Vernon’s website. 

If your family has a new student in the Mount Vernon school district, you can access enrollment information and kindergarten registration online. Parents or guardians of new students should complete their enrollment online prior to the start of school, and existing MV families can register returning students through their Skyward Family Access Account after July 12. School lunchtimes and menus are also available on their website.

CSC of Southern Hancock County

If you live in New Palestine or the surrounding area, your first student day at the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County will be Tuesday, Aug. 2. At Southern Hancock, it is important to note that they hold early release days each Wednesday, and their first major break of the school year will be for an Oct. 10-14 fall break. The complete district calendar can be accessed on their website. 

Families who are new to the Community School Corporation Southern Hancock should enroll using this online form, preferably before the 2022-2023 school year begins. Returning students can be registered in your family’s PowerSchool account, using these helpful directions. Lunch menus for each school in the Southern Hancock Corporation can be viewed via their online Nutrislice account.

Hancock County Community Night

If you want to be extra prepared for the first day of school, be sure to visit the Hancock County Community Night on Wednesday, July 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. This event is an opportunity for families to collect free school supplies from local businesses and organizations, encourage positive relationships with first responders and provide families with education and resources for overall better health and wellness.