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Duneland School registration begins August 6

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Duneland begins registration for 2012-13 school year on Monday, Aug. 6

The first day of classes for all Duneland students is Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.

Elementary and Intermediate School students will register in their respective buildings on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6 and 7 from 1-3 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Chesterton Middle School students will register by grade level.

Seventh grade students will register at the school on Monday, Aug. 13 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Eighth grade students will register at the school on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Students who are unable to register on any of the above dates will be enrolled on the first day of school.

Book rental fees for the 2012-13 school year are Kindergarten/$120; grade 1/$152; grade 2/$140; grade 3/$130; grade 4/$130; grade 5/$138; grade 6/$141; and the middle and high school fees vary according to scheduled classes.

Information and applications about free textbooks, instructional materials and supplies will be available for pick up at registration.

Parents/Guardians should acquire the application for such assistance at registration. Parents must file with each school no later than Sept. 7.

For Chesterton High School students will register on the following days:

Freshman and Sophomore Registration is set for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012:

Freshmen 8:00-9:30 a.m. A-L, Freshmen 9:30-11:00 a.m. M-Z

Sophomores 12:30-2:00 p.m. A-L

Sophomores 2:00-3:30 p.m. M-Z

Junior and Senior Registration will be Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Juniors 8:00-9:30 a.m. A-L

Juniors 9:30-11:00 a.m. M-Z

Seniors 12:30-2:00 p.m. A-L

Seniors 2:00-3:30 p.m. M-Z

CHS registration will be closed from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. If CHS students are unable to register at the time designated for his/her grade level, they may register at Open CHS Registration on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Residency Requirements

Proof of Residency (i.e. legal settlement) is required for all NEW students and any student whose residence within the district has changed since they last enrolled in school. Acceptable documentation of legal settlement must include the student and parent/guardian’s current address on a valid rental/mortgage agreement AND one additional document, such as a current payroll stub, a valid voter’s registration card, copies of current monthly utility bills or a valid government issued ID.

Immunization Requirements

All Duneland School Corporation students will be required to provide documentation of the immunization requirements.

Additions To Required Immunizations for the 2012-2013 School Year: Students entering kindergarten and 1st grade must now have two (2) appropriately documented varicella vaccines, separated by at least three (3) months, or physician documentation of disease history, or laboratory evidence of immunity. Indiana state law requires three additional vaccines for students in grades 6-12: Tdap for protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis; MCV4 for protection against bacterial meningitis; and Varicella for protection against Chicken Pox (second dose) or parental documentation of the chickenpox disease. If your student is missing these vaccines, contact your health care provider or the Porter County Health Department (219-465-3525). For the complete 2012-2013 School Year Immunization Requirements, go to the Duneland School website at

If you have any questions about the new immunization requirements, contact your school nurse.

Hot Lunch Program

Hot lunch prices: Single hot lunches for elementary and intermediate students will cost $2.35 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 $1.65 per day.

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 anytime 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 time.

Applicants only need to fill out one application per household listing all children that are students at Duneland Schools. You can turn this application in at any Duneland School Corporation location. Apply early so children can start school already approved for free or reduced meals.

Students can receive a free or reduced meal from any lunch line at all schools.


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

CHS Parking Permits: Students are encouraged students 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 Click on the link “CHS Parking Permit Registration Form” under News and Updates at the bottom of the page. PARENT SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED ON REGISTRATION FORM.

Daily School Hours

The following opening and closing times have been established for each building for the 2012-13 school year:

New this year--all Elementary Schools--8:00 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Liberty and Westchester Intermediate--8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Chesterton Middle School--7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.

Chesterton High School--7:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

School phone numbers are 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; Transportation, 983-3615; Duneland Administration, 983-3600.

Early Dismissal Days

All Duneland students will have early dismissals on the following days: Thursday, Sept. 13, Tuesday, Oct. 2, Wednesday, Nov. 9, Thursday, Nov. 10, Thursday, Dec. 6, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, May 8. 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.




Posted 7/26/2012