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Published July, 2017

1st Student Day is Friday, August 11

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

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*Welcome from the Superintendent*

Thank you for choosing Central Noble!

Welcome back from the longest summer vacation in recent years! I truly hope that everyone had the opportunity to rest and relax while spending time with family and friends.

I am excited to have students back in the building. I look forward to the continued momentum and success of the district. If you have questions or concerns about the district or available opportunities within the district, please contact Central office or the Principal at your child's school.

Central Noble is striving to make a difference one child at a time. This cannot be done without your support from home. Please get involved within your child's school. If you have questions about how you can become more involved, please contact a member of the school staff.

Thank you for making Central Noble a great place to be!

It's a great day to be a Cougar,

Troy Gaff, Superintendent

*A special thank you*


**The Custodial & Maintenance Staff for their hard work preparing the building for students.

**The Teachers, Counselors & Administrators for their hard work with scheduling and classroom setup.

**The Transportation Staff for establishing bus routes, maintaining buses and completing required training to keep our students safe on on-time.

**The Technology Staff & Instructional Assistants for preparing iPads and Laptops for student distribution.

**The Registration Team consisting of tech and office staff for helping setup and assisting with student registration.

**The FoodService Staff for a successful summer feeding program.

**The Extra-Curricular Staff for providing students with summer opportunities.

We couldn't do it with all of you!

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Plan to attend your back-to-school open houses/orientations!!

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*Official CN Spirit Wear*

Be sure to outfit yourself for the new school year! OFFICIAL CN spirit wear is now available for purchase online!! The ordering window will only be open 3 times per year max, so get your gear today! Choose from a selection of t-shirts, hoodies, pullovers, hats or polos to show you are #cnproud!

The current ordering window closes on August 25th. We anticipate it being back before Christmas and then again around Spring Break.

Order today at:

*Free/Reduced Lunch Benefits*

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

1. Visit to apply online (recommended)

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

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

Please refer to the chart below for eligibility:

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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.

*Meal Cost & Payments*

2017-2018 School Year Breakfast and Lunch Prices are set at the following prices:

Elementary Breakfast: $1.40

Reduced Breakfast: $.30

Elementary Lunch: $2.30

Reduced Lunch: $.40

Jr/Sr High Breakfast: $1.60

*Reduced Breakfast: $.30

Jr/Sr High Lunch: $2.60

*Reduced Lunch: $.40

*A la Carte purchases are NOT covered by Free/Reduced Benefits

Adult Breakfast: $2.00

Adult Lunch: $3.10

Payments to School Lunch accounts can be made a few different ways:

1. Online by visiting (recommended)

2. In person at the School Office

3. In person at the Central Office

Account balance notices are sent by EMAIL when an account reaches $10, $3 and at -$3

It is recommended that you make a payment when you receive notice of the $10 level. You can also check balances at any time through your PowerSchool parent portal. Please be aware that once a lunch account balance is -$10 or greater, your student will not be able to charge a standard lunch, but will instead be served an alternative meal of either a cheese or cold cut sandwich and white milk.


**Riding the bus to school is a privilege, not a right. A full list of Bus Rules is available on our website by clicking the Documents Tab under Buses.

**Please be READY AND WAITING for you 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.

**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 to take effect, so plan accordingly.

**We are pleased to be offering an evening Fall Sports Shuttle again this year. This will run Monday-Thursday evenings beginning August 14, 2017. The schedule is below:

Leave Albion (Door 10), 615pm

Arrive at Wolf Lake, 630pm

Arrive at Merriam, 640pm

*Textbook Rental/Class Fees*

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

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

*Immunization Requirements*

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*Student & Family 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*

(HS Juniors & Seniors Only)

Central Noble will continue to provide transportation to the Impact Institute in Kendallville.

The bus service will begin on August 1 for Cosmetology students and then August 8 for all other courses. The bus will leave from Door 10 at the Senior High at 7:20 a.m. each day, and will return at 11:10 a.m.

*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.

*Delays & Closings*

Delay & Closing notifications are available in the following ways:

1. Social Media. Follow us on Instagram (centralnobleschools), Twitter (@CentralNoble) & Facebook (@CentralNobleSchools). Delay & Closing information typically hits social media outlets before the local news and radio get it posted.

2. School Messenger. Central Noble utilizes School Messenger for mass texts, phone calls and emails to parents regarding delays, closings and other vital or emergency information throughout the school year.

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, WAWK (The Hawk)

*Building Contact Information*

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*Laptop Pick-Up*

(Jr/sr high students only)

Laptop pick-up for Jr/Sr HIgh students is scheduled as follows:

Monday, August 7 from 12-7pm

Tuesday, August 8 from 12-7pm

Enter through Door 1

A parent or guardian MUST be present to sign for the device unless the student is 18 years of age, then they can sign for themselves. If a parent or guardian is unable to be present, the student may pick up a form to have filled out and returned to receive their device on the first day of school.

The service agreement for the year is $50 for laptops. The Service Agreement can be declined and a device still be received. A copy of the laptop (MacBook Air) Service Agreement is below to view.

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*Tablets-Elementary Students*

Elementary students will receive their devices once school is back in session. Parents will be notified about pick up and signing service agreements. A copy of the iPad Mini 2 Service Agreement is below.
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Larger, PDF versions of both Service Agreements are available on the Corporation website, under the Tech tab.

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