Students will be returning to the Duneland School Corporations’s nine public
schools Wednesday for the first day of the 2013-14 school year.
Area police are warning motorists to be extra watchful for small children
crossing area streets. Also, drivers are cautioned to be prepared to stop
when school buses stop.
The following opening and closing times have been established for local
Chesterton High School--7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Liberty and Westchester Intermediate--8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Chesterton Middle School--7:50 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
All Elementary Schools--8:00 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
School phone numbers:
Bailly Elementary 983-3670
Brummitt Elementary 983-3660
Chesterton Middle 983-3776
Chesterton High 983-3730
Jackson Elementary 983-3680
Liberty Elementary 983-3650
Liberty Intermediate 983-3690
Westchester Intermediate 983-3710
Yost Elementary 983-3640
Duneland Administration 983-3600
Hot Lunch Program
Hot lunch prices: Single hot lunches for elementary and intermediate
students will cost $2.25 per day; middle and high school $2.45 per day and
adults $3.10 per day. Additional milk is 50˘ per half pint. Breakfast prices
for elementary/intermediate students will cost $1.35 per day; middle and
high school $1.50 per day and adults $1.75 per day. Reduced fees are 30˘ for
breakfast and 40˘ for lunch.
Free and Reduced Lunches
Important Update: There is NO need to fill out an application if you are
currently using the food stamp program or TANF. If at any time during the
school year you apply for food stamps or TANF and are approved, you must
fill out an application and submit it completed and signed. Your children
will be automatically certified to receive free Breakfast and Lunch at that
You will only need to fill out one application per household listing all of
your children who are students at Duneland Schools. You can turn this
application in at any Duneland School Corporation location. Apply early so
that your children can start school already approved for free or reduced
Students can receive a free or reduced meal from any lunch line at all
All Duneland students who live outside the established walking boundaries of
their respective schools will be bused to and from school. Bus routes will
be posted at registration and a driver will be available to answer questions
in each building. Check with neighbors for approximate bus pick up times.
Buses will arrive at the respective buildings approximately 15 minutes
before school begins.
CHS Parking Permits
Students are encouraged to use the school buses, to carpool, and to drive
only when essential. Students allowed to drive must present their current
driver’s license and completed registration form in order to purchase a
parking permit. Parking permits are $10 and may be purchased at
registration. Parking Permit Registration Forms may be downloaded by
visiting the Corporation website at
A parent signature is required on the registration form.
Early Dismissal Days
All Duneland students will have early dismissals on the following days:
Thursday, Sept. 12, Wednesday, Oct. 2, Wednesday, Nov. 6, Thursday, Nov. 7,
Thursday, Dec. 5, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, Tuesday, April 8 and Wednesday,
School dismissal times will be: Elementary at 1:45 p.m.; Intermediate at
1:35 p.m., CMS at 2:25 p.m. and CHS at 2:10 p.m.