Spotlight On Education

Monthly newsletter from Brownsburg Schools-Back to School 21

Back to School 2021-2022

We hope you've had a safe and relaxing summer! BCSC is ready to welcome students for the first day of school Thursday, July 29th. (Students at the Brownsburg Early Childhood Center (preschool) start Monday, August 2nd).

BCSC school offices are now open to prepare for the new year. CLICK HERE to visit the Back to School page on the BCSC website with helpful links to supply lists, handbooks, and more. Read on for reminders about important back to school events.

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Back to School Protocols for 2021-2022

In a message to all families on June 15th, it was shared the BCSC Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to approve:

  • Only in-person instruction will be offered for the 2021-2022 school year. BCSC will not offer an online option for students.
  • Effective July 1, 2021 face coverings/masks will be optional on the BCSC campus.

In accordance with a federal mandate from the Department of Transportation, masks will be required on BCSC school buses. This includes transportation to and from school, extra curricular activities and any time a BCSC bus includes passengers. Bus drivers may remove their masks when there are no passengers on the bus.

CLICK HERE to view protocols for 2021-2022.

Free & Reduced App for Curricular Materials Opens Today - Free School Meals for All - EXTENDED

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 (more below), it is important for families to complete this process as it could have an impact on the assessment of curricular material fees or other billing items throughout the year.

Some families are pre-qualified to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits and would have already received a direct certification letter in the mail, within the last five (5) days from the Nutrition Services department. If your family has already received a letter indicating you are pre-qualified for free meal benefits, please do not complete a meal application. If your family has received a letter indicating you are pre-qualified for reduced-price meal benefits, you may complete a meal application if you believe your family qualifies for free meals.

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

CLICK HERE to apply.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees all school meal programs throughout the country. The USDA has approved waivers that allow Brownsburg Community School Corporation to offer free meals – breakfast and lunch – to all students regardless of their current meal eligibility. This means that any BCSC student can receive school breakfast AND lunch free of charge for the ENTIRE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR! A la carte items (food and beverages) will still be available at full price.

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.

BCSC After School Events at Normal Capacity

As directed by the Hendricks County Health Department, all BCSC extra curricular events are now operating at normal capacity. When possible, a live stream will be offered for many events. At the elementary level, extra-curricular club meetings are suspended for the first quarter and will be re-evaluated.

BCSC PowerSchool App Unavailable Until July 27 - Class Placement/Schedule Info Below

The PowerSchool app and PowerSchool parent accounts are currently offline as data is prepared for the new school year. The app will be available again after BHS Registration concludes on Monday, July 26th. The BCSC District Code for the app is NZQQ.

Access to PowerSchool parent accounts for teacher placement and student schedules will become available as follows: Elementary - 7/23, Middle School - 7/23, High School - 7/27.

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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

Transportation Info for 2021-2022, Bus Tracking App

Bus routing information will be available through the Student Transportation page on Monday, July 26th.

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.

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

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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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