Cat Tracks

2021-2022 Edition

*1st student day: Wednesday, August 11*

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

Buildings Open and Breakfast Service begins at 7:45am Daily

*From the Desk of Superintendent Gaff*

Returning to the 2021-2022 School Year

As the school year approaches, I wanted to thank you and the community for the support given during this last school year. The COVID requirements were challenging for families, students and staff and we are looking forward to returning to pre-COVID status as soon as possible. Realizing that the status of the pandemic varies day to day, Central Noble will continue to adapt and address the ever-changing needs of the students.

At this time, Central Noble will be moving to a mask optional status within the school buildings for students and staff to begin the 2021-2022 school year. We continue to work through return plans to ensure we are able to meet State and Federal mandates and the Corporation will continue to monitor COVID cases not only within the school but also in the community. Through the guidance of the CDC, Indiana State Department of Health and the Noble County Health Department, the Corporation will adapt to situations if needed. We will continue safety protocols to help ensure that students have a safe learning environment.

As we begin the transition back into the school building, please remember to screen your children prior to sending them to school or extra-curricular activities. If your child is ill, please keep them home. The support of our families is key to us being able to successfully complete in-person instruction within the school building. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s health, please contact your physician.

The 2020-2021 school year was difficult but, together we were able to provide in-person instruction in an attempt to meet student needs. As the pandemic situation continues to evolve, please continue to keep the lines of communication open between the school and the home. If you have questions about protocols, processes, and procedures, please contact the district or building administration.

Your continued support it appreciated. Thanks for all you do for the CN community.

Troy Gaff


*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 72 hours/3 days 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

COVID Vaccine

The COVID Vaccine is NOT required to attend school. However; if you would like information on the vaccine, which is now available to individuals beginning at age 12, please view the document below as provided by the Indiana State Department of Health.

If your student has received the vaccine, while not mandatory, you may choose to provide the vaccination certificate to the school nurse for filing in their records.

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 9. You can find their email contacts in the section above.

*Open House & Orientations*

6th Grade Bootcamp

Friday, August 6


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 6


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

Students will participate in Freshman Bootcamp during their Cougar U the first full week of school. During this time, Teachers, Administrators & Guidance will cover topics with students on all they need to know about navigating their high school years and the road to graduation.

If you are an incoming freshman who is also new to Central Noble, we recommend you attend to the New to CN Orientation on the 6th (information above).

CN Jr-Sr High Open House

Monday, August 9


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 Primary & CN Elementary Open House

Tuesday, August 10


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

*New Messaging System*

We are happy to announce that the Corporation is moving to a new messaging system this school year via SwiftK12! This move will allow families to control what messages they do and don't want to receive as well as update their contact information in real time. This means no more need to call in if you haven't received a message, instead, you can log right in to your parent portal to not only view the messages that have been sent, but to update your information at your convenience.

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.

More information, including tutorials, are coming soon!!

* CN Swag *

"We Are Central Noble" Tees for the 2021-2022 School Year are now available!!

You can purchase yours by visiting Central Office or at Open Houses.

Tees are a Jerzees Brand blend in Vintage Maroon and 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:

*Ragan Chiropractic Center

*Black & Ramer Insurance

*Community State Bank

*Harper Funeral Home

*Trowbridge Farms

*The Fox Den


*Parker Hannifan

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**Events Calendar**

This summer the Corporation is transitioning its events calendar over to mirror the athletics calendar with EventLink. The new calendar is live on our website and now includes live changes to events to keep you better informed!

From the Home Screen ( a condensed community & non-athletic upcoming events calendar is shown. Why no sports? Well, there are SO many sports events, we can't show them all in this small section!! In order to view the FULL calendar, click on either link as circled in the picture below. You'll be taken to the full calendar where you can choose to view it as a full month OR by event. For example, if you're only interested in seeing the Varsity Boys Basketball schedule, simply click on LIST VIEW, then from the drop down options, choose their event and you'll see their full schedule!

The best feature of all with EventLink is that you can create your own account and subscribe to any calendar you would like to view. As we build the calendar internally over this year, we will get to where you can request to be notified of changes in real-time. Training will also happen throughout this school year with coaches and staff to eventually include practice schedules to condense that all into one place for parents & families. This is a free feature for anyone in the community. To create your account, simply click on EVENTLINK as shown in the photo below while viewing the full calendar. This will take you to their homepage where you can click Create an Account as shown below. Follow the prompts and you're all set!!

If you have any questions about the calendar or subscribing to one, please reach out to the Athletics Office.

*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 at the Jr/Sr High 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*

Standard meal costs for the 2021-2022 School Year are as follows:

**Please note that standard meals continue to be no charge to students for the 2021-2022 School Year. A la carte items are not part of the funding for free meals**

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 quality AND have the textbooks section marked. Apply for benefits 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 can make payment arrangements by contacting the school treasurer where the student attends.

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 (Bus 22) to and from CN Primary daily. Students should be at Door 1 of CN Primary by 740am daily.

**Students within the Albion Campus Walk-Zone needing transportation to CN Primary for classes (Grades K-2) may catch the Shuttle (Bus 22) to and from Albion Campus daily. Students should arrive at Door 1AE at CN Elementary by 7:55am daily.

If a student misses a Shuttle parents/guardians are responsible for transporting the student.

Walk-Zone maps can be viewed below.

Permanent Bussing Change

With COVID guidelines last year came a change to our riding policy. We implemented a "one-stop" rule and this will continue as a permanent change. Students are allowed 1 AM stop and 1 PM stop. We will not be accepting 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 the group up as they will not be allowed to ride home.

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.

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 pages found under the Info Center.

Our bus fleet now includes 5 buses with seat belts. 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.

*Student Contact Information*

Please be sure to update your contact information anytime there is a change with the school office.

If you move, get a new (or additional) phone number or even change your email address, it's vital that we are aware.

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

*Impact Institute*

Programming for HS 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 11, 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 Bus Driver or Guidance.

*When Central Noble is delayed OR closed, the Vocational 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.

*Delays & Closings*

Delay & Closing notifications are available in the following ways:

1. Social Media. Follow us on Twitter (@CentralNoble) & Facebook (@CentralNobleSchools). Delay & Closing information typically hits social media outlets before the local news and radio get it posted. The building specific social media platforms typically also share this information as well.

2. Swift. Central Noble now 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 with the school offices in order for it to be updated in Swift 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

*Laptop & iPad Service Agreements/Insurance Information*

Specific questions regarding the Service Agreements or Fees should be directed to the Technology Department by calling 260-636-2175.
Service Agreements and Usage Guidelines for CN Primary & CN Elementary iPad's are below:
Service Agreements and Usage Guidelines 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.