Extended School Days & Spring Break

The school board met this evening to discuss the new option of extending our school day by 30 minutes to make up for one missed snow day. The board voted to extend the school day from March 30th until April 14th. Spring break will begin after school tomorrow Friday, March 20th and run through Sunday evening, March 29th. The last student day of the year will be Friday, May 29th and graduation will be on Saturday, May 30th.


Kindergarten Round-Up 2015

kround-up-logoShoals Elementary School is conducting its annual search for potential Kindergarten students in preparation for Round-Up. The Round-Up will be held for incoming Kindergarten students Friday, April 10th, at Shoals Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is necessary for all students by Friday, April 3rd.

A child must be five years old on or before Saturday, August 1, 2015, in order to enroll in Kindergarten. All eligible children should enroll during Round-Up. Parents should attend Round-Up with their child and bring the child's certificate of birth, social security card and immunization records. Below are the available sessions. We ask that you choose which session works with your schedule and mark the corresponding session on the form.

Session 1: 8:30am  |  Session 2: 10:00am  |  Session 3: 1:00pm
(Space is limited for each session so we encourage you to register as early as possible)

Each session will last approximately one and one-half hours. Parents are asked to please use the front parking lot (in front of the gym) and enter through the doors past the Elementary office. Signs will be posted.

Physicals and immunizations will be offered on this date. Immunizations will be administered at the Martin County Health Department, and physicals will be offered at Shoals Elementary.

Minimum immunization requirements for all children newly enrolled in kindergarten, less than 7 years of age are: 5 doses of DTaP, 4 doses of OPV, 2 MMRs, 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, 2 doses chicken pox vaccine (Varicella) or record of the disease, and 2 doses of Hep A. A physical, complete immunizations, social security card, and certificate of birth (not the hospital birth certificate) are all required for entry into school.

It is necessary to pre-register your child for Round-Up via mail, fax, online (click here) or phone on or before Friday, April 3rd keeping in mind that the school office will be closed March 24th – March 27th for Spring Break. To ensure proper delivery, we are highly discouraging registration by email.

If you have any questions concerning Kindergarten Round-Up, please contact the Elementary school at 247-2085.


Make-Up Snow Days & Spring Break

The Shoals Community School Board voted last week to have school in session on Monday, March 23rd during spring break to make up one missed snow day. On the afternoon of March 16th, the Indiana Department of Education released a memo giving schools another option to make up missed snow days. This option would allow schools to extend the length of their school day. The school board will meet this Thursday evening at 6:00 pm for a special board meeting to discuss the possibility of extending our school day by thirty minutes after spring break in order to make up one or possibly two snow days. If the school board decides for extended time, spring break will begin after-school dismisses on Friday, March 20th and run through Sunday evening, March 29th. Parents will be notified by the school reach system on Thursday evening after the board has made a decision. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.


March 12, 2015


Regular Session | March 12th @ 6:00p


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