Cat Tracks

2022-2023 Edition

*First Day: Wednesday, August 10*

*School Hours & Drop-Off Times*

School Hours are 8:25am-3:17pm

Buildings Open & Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:45am.

Breakfast Service begins at 7:50am Daily

Students requiring Shuttle Service from Albion Campus to CN Primary (Grades K-2) MUST be dropped off at CN Elementary Door AE1 by 7:55am Daily. Shuttle Buses leave campus no later than 8:10am. If you do not arrive in time, you will be responsible for transporting your student to CN Primary.

*New CN Leadership*

This summer, Central Noble named 3 new Administrators to our team, joining Mrs. Shawn Hoover, Mrs. Ashley Vice and Mrs. Lydia Gard who return for another year at the Jr/Sr High.

Please welcome them as they begin their new roles within the District.

Mr. Robby Morgan, whom you know as Principal at CN Primary the last 6 years has moved up and taken on the role of Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Morgan has a diverse educational background and looks forward to bringing his nearly 20 years of experience to his new role.

Mr. Brad Targgart is very excited to be joining the Central Noble family. He has 25 years of combined classroom and administrative experience. His wife, Shari, is an Oncology Nurse in Fort Wayne and together they have 2 children. Madi will be attending Purdue this fall and Meredith is coming to CN as a Sophomore. Mr. Targgart says, "I believe that all students can learn when given a positive learning environment that provides students with the opportunity for exploration and fosters student confidence. I believe that the mission of an educator is to make learning enjoyable, exciting, and above all, engaging for students. When students are engaged and want to be at school they will want to LEARN. As the principal of Central Noble Primary, this is the culture that I will strive to build with students, teachers, staff, and parents".

Dr. Barry Younghans joins Central Noble with over 30 years in education. He and his of 35 years (who is also a retired elementary teacher) have 4 children together, 3 of whom are teachers! Barry has been a Teacher, Elementary Principal, High School Principal, Athletic Director and Assistant Superintendent throughout his career. His goals at CNE are to help students grow by making connections with them and help teachers provide high quality lessons and instruction.

*From the Desk of Mr. Morgan*

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2022-2023 school year. The start of each school year brings much excitement, energy, and perhaps even some trepidation. We all feel this excitement in different ways. Students look forward to seeing friends, some of whom they may not have seen since late June, and are excited about everything that the new school year will bring. Parents and guardians are happy to see their children off for the start of another successful school year, yet are amazed at how fast their children are growing. Even teachers, re-energized from vacation and summer professional learning, may be trying to tame those nervous butterflies as the first day of school approaches.

Building community, deepening collaboration and improving communication, when done well, have the potential to profoundly shape how our schools operate. By focusing on community, collaboration, and communication, we will strengthen academic achievement for all learners, build strong social emotional supports in our schools, empower staff and principals to make wise school-based decisions, and develop long-term fiscal plans that support our schools. Most importantly, we will be better able to unlock the talents and gifts of each and every one of our students, providing the foundation that each of them needs in order to realize their full potential and achieve the dreams they have for themselves and for their future.

In our schools walk the engineers, researchers, educators, doctors, artists and workforce of the future. What we know, and what makes Central Noble special, is that we do not need to look to the future to see leadership. We see advocacy, leadership, innovation, and student-led change today - in our classrooms, in our schools, and across our community.

I am honored, humbled, and excited to work with you and our incredible team of educators, staff, administrators, and community leaders as we come together to harness that advocacy and leadership to continuously improve Central Noble Community Schools.

Welcome back!

*School Calendar*

The School Calendar can always be found and viewed on the Central Noble website ( under the Info Center tab..

*Join the CN Team*

Interested in a rewarding, flexible and family friendly job? Join the CN Team!! Central Noble Community School Corporation provides Competitive Wages & Benefits including:

*Corporation Paid Contributions to Perf/TRF

*Corporation Paid Life Insurance Coverage

*Health Insurance starting at just $167/month

*Option to Access FREE employee wellness clinic

*Generous leave time package

Be sure to check our Employment Openings at:

We're always in need of Subs as well! You can sign up with our sub service, Staff EZ, by visiting:

Interested in joining the Food Service team? Apply with Chartwells at:

*Nurses Corner*

Daily Health Screening

Families & Staff Members should continue to self-screen daily. Do NOT come to school if you are exhibiting one or more of the symptoms below that can not otherwise be explained. If you are unsure of what to do, make contact with the School Nurse BEFORE sending your student to school.

Those who have a fever of 100 or higher MUST be fever free WITHOUT medication for 24 hours before returning.

Your school nurses can be contacted at:

CN Primary: Natalie Woods


CN Elementary: Chelsea Carmien


CN Jr/Sr High: Charla Earnhart


Refresher on COVID-19 related symptoms (Based on CDC guidance):

  • A fever of 100℉ or greater;

  • Cough;

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;

  • Chills;

  • Repeated shaking with chills;

  • Muscle pain;

  • Headache;

  • Sore throat;

  • New loss of taste or smell; and

  • Diarrhea

Immunization Requirements

The PDF link below lists all required immunizations to enroll in school.

Nurses can be contacted with any questions regarding Immunizations or on how to submit a Waiver beginning August 8. You can find their email contacts in the section above.

*Open House & Orientations*

6th Grade Bootcamp

Friday, August 5, 2022


Lunch served at 11am

Parents/Guardians please drop-off and pick-up your student at Door 16 (the Auditorium entrance). The Bootcamp is for students only.

Jr-Sr High New Student Orientation

For Students in Grades 7-12 who are NEW to Central Noble

Friday, August 5, 2022


Lunch served at 11am

Parents/Guardians please drop-off and pick-up your student at Door 16 (Auditorium entrance). The Orientation is for students only.

Parents/Guardians--if you have additional questions, please reach out to the Guidance Office to make an appointment. 260-636-2117, option 4.

Freshman Orientation

Friday, August 5, 2022


Lunch served at 12pm

Parents/Guardians please drop-off and pick-up your student at Door 16 (Auditorium Entrance). The Orientation is for students only.

CN Primary Open House

Monday, August 8, 2022


CN Tees will be available for purchase near the main entrance so be sure to find us!

CN Jr-Sr High Open House

Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Students grades 6-8, please enter at Door 1

Students grades 9-12, please enter at Door 14

If you would like to purchase CN tees, please see us in the Hallway outside of Guidance

CN Elementary Open House

Tuesday, August 9, 2022


CN Tees will be available for purchase near the main office so be sure to find us!

Jr-Sr High Laptop Pick-Up

Laptops for all Jr/Sr High (6th-12th grade) students is scheduled as follows:

Monday, August 8 9am-3pm

Tuesday, August 9 9am-630pm

Please enter through Door 1

Please bring the 3 page (2 pages ARE duplicates) Laptop Service Agreement Packet with you to pickup along with insurance payment ($75), if you choose the coverage. This document was emailed in a mass message sent out July 28 and is also available below in the Student Technology section.

*Swift K12 Messaging*

The Corporation utilizes SwiftK12 as it's messaging system for families! It's important to update any changes in your information in your Powerschool Parent Portal. You will also be able to see copies of any messages sent. You will also be able to manage your preferences on what numbers/emails receive messages, without having to call the school.

If you have a community or family member, such as a babysitter who watches your child, who would like to receive Delay & Closing messages, please have them reach out to the Central Office at 260-636-2175 to be added.

* CN Swag *

"Rock On CN" Tees for the 2022-2023 School Year are now available!!

You can purchase yours by visiting Central Office or at Open Houses (dates and times above).

These vintage rock themed tees will go fast, so see us sooner than later!! Tees are available in sizes Youth Small through Adult 4XL for $15 each. Sizes are limited, so grab yours early!!

A huge thanks to this year's sponsors:


*Albion Vet Clinic


*Ragan Chiropractic

*Albion Pizza Depot

*Noble County Disposal

*Bowen Center

*Soap & Suds


*Trowbridge Farms

*Northeastern Center

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*Free/Reduced Lunch Benefits*

Did you know that the Free and Reduced Lunch Program is a Federally Subsidized program that has no cost to the School District? Actually, it HELPS the district. Much of the Federal funding that the district receives is calculated based on Free and Reduced numbers.

What to know about Free/Reduced Lunch Benefits:

**You must reapply for benefits each school year

**Benefits from the previous school year are only valid for the first sixty (60) days of the new school year-you must submit your new application during this time

**If you do not submit a new application or do not turn it in within the first sixty (60) days and your benefits lapse, you are responsible for any meal charges during that time

**A la Carte purchases or extras are NOT covered by Free/Reduced Benefits. You are responsible for these purchases and must adhere to negative balance guidelines

You can apply for Free/Reduced Lunch Benefits two easy ways:

1. Visit to apply online (recommended)

2. Pick up a paper copy at your childs School or at Central Office (must be the original paper only)

*Meal Cost & Payments*

Unfortunately, funding for all students to receive free meals again this school year has been discontinued. We encourage all families to apply for Free/Reduced Benefits as you may not qualify. Apply at: .

Standard meal costs for the 2022-23 School Year are as follows.

Primary/Elementary Breakfast: $1.40(Full Pay) $.30(Reduced)
Primary/Elementary Lunch: $2.60(Full Pay) $.40(Reduced)
Jr/Sr High Breakfast: $1.60(Full Pay) $.30(Reduced)
Jr/Sr High Lunch: $2.90(Full Pay) $.40(Reduced)

Additional Entree: $1.75
Additional a la carte items are available for purchase at the Jr/Sr High. These items do NOT apply to free/reduced rates. All a la carte purchases are the family's financial responsibility.

Adults are also eligible to purchase School Breakfast or Lunch at the rates below.

No Free or Reduced rates apply to adult purchases.
Adult Breakfast: $2.50
Adult Lunch: $4.60
Additional a la carte items are available for purchase at the Jr/Sr High.

Payments to lunch accounts can be made in several different ways, as follows:
1. Online at (recommended for quickest application to student account)

2. In person at the school office where you student attends
3. In person, or over the phone at Central Office

Note: We recommend that only the parent makes the payment in person. Please do not send cash payments with your child. The school is not responsible for lost payments.

Low balance and negative balance notices are sent via email. You will receive a notice at $10.00, then $3.00 left in the account and then at $-3.00 and at -$10.00. You are also able to view lunch balances through your PowerSchool parent portal. Due to processsing time, we recommend you make payments toward the account before it reaches $10 left, to ensure your student is able to purchase a standard meal.

Please understand students are NOT allowed to charge more than 2 meals on a negative account. If an account is negative, they will not be eligible to purchase a standard meal. They will instead be served an alternative meal of a sandwich, fruits and vegetable and a milk.

Please see below our School Board Policy regarding Negative Lunch Balances:

Significant negative lunch account balances shall not be permitted. A significant negative lunch account balance is any balance owed in excess of $10.00.

If a student has a significant negative lunch account balance, s/he shall be provided an alternate meal, the cost of which shall continue to accrue to his/her negative lunch account balance, and his/her parent(s) shall be contacted to collect the outstanding charges. The alternate meal will be a low-cost alternative to the regular reimbursable meal and shall meet USDA nutritional standards or the Smart Snacks in Schools Regulations so that it qualifies for reimbursement under the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program.

Furthermore, if a student has a significant negative lunch account balance, the student shall not be permitted to charge any à la carte food or beverage items.

*Textbook Rental/Class Fees*

Invoices for classes will be sent out early this fall. Students who quality for Free/Reduced Lunches may also qualify for Free textbooks. Please be sure to submit your federal lunch application to see if you qualify AND have the textbooks section marked.

The best way to apply for benefits is online at

If you have questions about book fees, please contact the Treasurer at your child's school.

Once invoices are mailed, a due date will be noted. If you are unable to pay in full by that date, you must make payment arrangements by contacting the school treasurer where the student attends before the due date. Any fees not collected by the deadlines will be sent to Collections.

Your Building Treasurers are:

CN Primary-Mandy Geiger (

CN Elementary-Beth Freem (

CN Jr/Sr High-Kim Baumgartner (



Students who live within the walk-zones of Albion Campus or CN Primary are not eligible for bussing to/from their homes. Shuttle services are available, as listed below.

**Students within the CN Primary (Wolf Lake) Walk-Zone needing transportation to Albion Campus for classes (Grades 3-12) may catch the Shuttle to and from CN Primary daily. Students must be at Door 1 of CN Primary no later than 740am daily.

**Students within the Albion Campus Walk-Zone needing transportation to CN Primary for classes (Grades K-2) may catch the Shuttle to and from Albion Campus daily. Students must arrive at Door 1AE at CN Elementary no later than 7:55am daily. This shuttle leaves for CN Primary no later than 8:10am. If a student misses a Shuttle parents/guardians are responsible for transporting the student.

Walk-Zone maps can be viewed below.

Bussing Reminders

One-Stop Rule

Students are allowed 1 AM stop and 1 PM stop. We cannot accept alternate pickup or dropoff addresses or alternating schedules to accommodate shared custody situations. Families will need to pick 1 address and make arrangements as needed. In addition, riders will not be allowed to have friends ride home with them. If your student is having a Friday sleepover, you'll need to make arrangements to pick up the group up as they will not be allowed to ride home.

Changes to Bussing

A Transportation Change Request must be completed for any long-term or permanent change in bussing. This form is available on our website under the Buses tab, by CLICKING HERE, or physical copies are also available at each school office. Please note that changes can take up to 48 hours/2 School Days to take effect, so plan accordingly.

New Transportation Director Named

Ms. Olivia Smith, who previously drove a full-time route, has stepped into the role of Transportation Director. She is a recent graduate of Purdue University, with degrees in Human Resources and is thrilled to be involved in the CN community.

You can reach out to Olivia with any Transportation questions or needs at

Bus Rules & Route Information

Riding the bus to school is a privilege, not a right. A full list of Bus Rules & Safety Tips is available on the CN website ( within the Buses page found under the Info Center.

Our bus fleet includes 5 buses with seat belts, with 2 additional on the way. Please download and review the Training Guide below with your student. This form is also available on the CN website, alongside the Bus Rules & Safety document and will also be distributed to all registered bus riders in August. Students who are on a bus with seat belts, whether during their full-time route, a shuttle, field trip or athletic event, are required to wear their seat belt at all times. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. Should students not abide by this rule bus privileges may be revoked.

Student MUST be READY AND WAITING for their bus each day. If your child misses the bus, parents are responsible to provide transportation to or from school. Due to tight routing schedules, the driver will not be able to re-route to come back for students who miss the bus.

*Impact Institute*

Programming for Juniors & Seniors Only

Transportation is provided to all CN Impact Students. The bus leaves from Door 1 at the Jr/Sr High at 7:20 a.m. each day, and will return at 11:10 a.m.

Impact Classes begin on Wednesday, August 10, same as Central Noble.

Weather Delays/Closings:

If Impact is in session on a pre-scheduled date that Central Noble is not (such as Spring Break), the bus will still run as normal for students to attend. The only time the bus will not run is on a delay, weather closing or pre-scheduled day off that coincides with an Impact Closure, such as Winter Break. If you have questions about if the bus is available, please speak with the Transportation Director or Guidance.

*When Central Noble is delayed OR closed, the Impact Bus will NOT run.

*When East Noble is delayed OR closed, there are NO AM sessions, even if Central Noble has not delayed or closed.

A printable calendar is below.

Any specific questions regarding Impact courses and schedules should be directed to either Impact directly or through the Guidance Office.

*Student Contact Information*

Please be sure to update your contact information anytime there is a change. If you move, get a new (or additional) phone number or even change your email address, it's vital that we are aware. You can manage this information on your own in your Powerschool Parent Portal (Swift section) for messaging and alerts, but be sure to call the school office where you student attends to ensure they get that updated as well.

Our goal is to keep you informed! Help us do that, with accurate contact information.

*Delays & Closings*

Delay & Closing notifications are available in the following ways:

1. Social Media. Follow us on Twitter (@CentralNoble) & Facebook (@CentralNobleSchools). Building specific social media platforms typically also share this information as well.

2. Swift. Central Noble utilizes Swift K12 for mass texts, phone calls and emails to parents regarding delays, closings and other vital or emergency information throughout the school year. Remember---if you have a change in your phone number(s) or email, you need to update it in order to continue receiving these alerts. You may also set your own preferences for messaging in your Powerschool Parent Portal.

3. News & Radio. Delay & Closing postings are distributed to :

*TV Channels: Wane TV (Channel 15), ABC 21, NBC 33

*Radio Stations: K105, WMEE, WOWO & WAJI/WLDE

Specific questions regarding Service Agreements or Fees should be directed to the Technology Department by calling 260-636-2175.

*Student Technology*

Usage Guidelines for CN Primary & CN Elementary iPad's are below:
Usage Guidelines and Service Agreements for Jr/Sr High Laptops are below:

*School Supply Lists*

School Supply lists can also be found in the Handouts, Flyers & Forms section under the Info Center on the CN Website ( Just select the school the student attends to download your list.