Spotlight On Education

Monthly newsletter from Brownsburg Schools - August 2021

Welcome Back Bulldogs!

CLICK HERE to visit the Back to School page on the BCSC website with helpful links to supply lists, handbooks, and more. This is also where you'll find the Back to School protocols that we shared on July 20th.

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Wednesday is Early Release Day for ALL Students

All Brownsburg students release 30 minutes early every Wednesday so teachers can attend PLC (Professional Learning Communities). This important time allows teachers to collaborate and communicate to add strategies to help all students succeed.

Students release at Harris: 2, Middle School: 2:05, BHS: 2:20, Elementary: 3:10

Preschool hours Wednesday: AM - 8:45-11:20, PM - 12:35-3:10

BCSC COVID Reporting Survey

Families must report positive COVID-19 cases to complete the contact tracing directed by the Hendricks County Health Department. If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you complete an online survey to start the contact tracing process as quickly as possible. Getting accurate information directly from the family is the most efficient way to start identifying any close contacts to a positive case.

Free & Reduced Application for Curricular Materials Open Now

The free and reduced-price meal application for the 2021-22 school year is now available. It is important to note that a new application must be completed every year. Please complete one application per household. While meals will be free for all students again this year, it is very important for families who may qualify to complete this process as it could have an impact on the assessment of curricular material fees or other billing items throughout the year.

Please contact Nutrition Services at (317) 852-5726 x2095 or ​with any questions.

CLICK HERE to apply.

Students Can Sign Up For Communications Through Remind

BCSC uses Remind as an option for teachers and coaches to communicate with families and students. If your student's teacher(s) uses Remind, you will hear from them. Parent contact information will automatically be directed into Remind from PowerSchool.

If your student would like to receive Remind messages from their teachers, you can sign them up with their student ID by sending a text to the phone number 81010. Put the corresponding school code below in the message of the text.

Students with smart devices that are not phones can download the Remind App and enter the corresponding code below after they click "Join a class".

*Remind is an option for teachers and coaches, but some will choose to utilize email or other methods.

East: @bburg-ems

West: @bburg-wms

BHS: @bburg-bhs

Harris: @bburg-ha


Brown: @bburg-bes

Cardinal: @bburg-ces

Delaware Trail: @bburg-dte

Eagle: @bburg-ees

Lincoln: @bburg-les

Reagan: @bburg-res

White Lick: @bburg-wle

*Early Childhood and ALPHA are not using Remind classroom communications at this time.

Congratulations to BCSC Staff Anniversaries

BCSC staff gathered on July 27th for "Opening Day." This celebration on the first day back for teachers and staff honors the 2021 Teachers and Staff Members of the year and staff members who are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Congratulations to:

Celebrating 30 Years (pictured)

Deb Sprinkle

20 Years

Melissa Barnett, Christianne Beebe, Jon Chastain, Lisa Gillihan, Lynn Jenkins, Zach Kelley, Amberly Massingale, Shannon Walmoth, Maria Ward-Primm, Nicki Weaver

10 Years

Megan Alexander-Swartout, Shannon Armstrong, Lori Birr, Kayla Blackburn, Nancy Blair, Scott Chambers, Laura Crawford, Shelley Curry, Karen Fuller, Nikki Goodpaster, Betsy Hamer, Jessica Haag, Shane Hacker, Kasey Hubbell, Laurie Johnson, Kim Kiritschenko, Cathy Klemeyer, Jeanna Langdon, Laura Lawson, Sarah Lee, Kendall Maddox, Eric Mattingly, Jill Propst, Lisa Riley, Carol Sinclair, Kristen Skates, Kayla Smith, Annie Thurber, Megan Turner, Courtney Vogel, Lisa Ward

Repeating: Airport Rd & Hornaday Still Closed

The Town of Brownsburg continues its work on the roundabout at Airport Road and Hornaday. The work is expected to last until at least Labor Day. Please keep this in mind when you make your plans for pick-up and drop-off for your student.

Curricular Materials Fees Can Be Paid Online

Curricular materials fees for grades PK-8 have already been assessed and can be paid online through your PowerSchool Parent account. BHS fees will be assessed later this month with statements mailed to families.

2021-2022 Calendar

For those who like a printable calendar for the refrigerator, the full year school calendar for 2021-22 is always online. CLICK HERE to view.

Download the Bus Tracking App

BCSC Transportation is happy to partner with Tyler Technologies to offer families a mobile app to monitor their student’s bus with Versatrans My Stop. There will be no data available in the app until the first day of school, but you can CLICK HERE for a help sheet on how to use the app.

Subscribe to the Bulldog Bulletin

Need more information about what's happening with BHS Athletics? Subscribe to their email newsletter - The Bulldog Bulletin. CLICK HERE to sign up.

Helpful Health Information from our partners at Hendricks Regional Health

This month, HRH shares information about back to school safety. CLICK HERE for the August newsletter.

Brownsburg Parks Provides Before & After School Care for Elementary & Middle School

CLICK HERE to visit the Back to School page to find more about B.A.S.E. (K-5) and the PEAK program for middle school students.

Download the BCSC App

BCSC collects helpful information in one place with the BCSC mobile app. Download the app today! NEW in 2021-2022, families will be able to log in to the app to receive all messages from BCSC in one place, adjust communications preferences, see lunch balances, and more. You'll get login information after Fall Break.

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Anyone 12 and Older Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

Indiana residents 12 and older are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. Vaccines can be scheduled through the Indiana Department of Health. Follow this link or call 211 to schedule:

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine approved for age 12 & older

BWMS Construction

Construction at West Middle School starts this summer with the renovation & expansion scheduled to be completed in June of 2023. Families of students moving at BWMS are receiving quarterly construction email updates, with the next one scheduled for Friday, July 23. View construction email updates, sign up to receive emails, and view the construction timeline here:

BCSC Flyer Folder

We collect flyers from local non-profits and put them all in one place for you - the Flyer Folder! Check back for frequent updates or click the button and bookmark the page.

BCSC Food and Clothing Pantry

The BCSC Food and Clothing Pantry launched in the summer of 2014 through a partnership with Gleaners Food Bank. Thanks to the hard work of community and staff volunteers and Applied Skills students in the Collaborators for Success program at BHS, the pantry continues to serve many families in Brownsburg. BCSC families have also contributed donations to help make the pantry a great resource for our community.

The pantry will serve families again on 7/29 from 3pm-5:30pm in a drive thru setting and always on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month. Visitors can pull up to door #7 at the ALPHA/Harris Academy building, 725 C South Green Street.

If you have questions about the pantry, please contact Tracy Damone at

From the Brownsburg Education Foundation

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Family Promise now has a location in Brownsburg in the Harris Academy building at 725 S Green St, door #7. They are open weekdays from 9am - 5pm. Call 317-852-1019 or CLICK HERE for more information.

BCSC Board of School Trustees

Eric Hylton, President

Dr. Matt Freije, Vice President

Jessica Heffernan, Secretary

Tiffany Dearman, Member

Mike Wells, Member

BCSC Administration

Dr. Jim Snapp, Superintendent

Dr. Kat Jessup, Assistant Superintendent

John Voigt, Chief Operating Officer

Shane Hacker, Chief Financial Officer

Jodi Gordon, Director of Human Resources

Jennifer Dezarn-Lynch, Director of Special Education

Editor: Vicki Murphy, Communications Coordinator

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