This is a reminder for Deerfield Elementary School families. When we return to school following Thanksgiving Break, we will begin following the adjusted school hours that were published last week. Doors Open: 8:00 School Begins: 8:10 Dismissal: 2:16 Happy Thanksgiving from our Deerfield Family to yours. Have a safe holiday, and know we are looking forward to having your children back in our classrooms on Monday, November 30th.
2020 Randolph County Christmas Food Basket application information is now available. No walk-in applications will be taken this year. Phones will be activated at the times designated below. November 30-December 4 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Phone: (765)546-1374 or (765)407-1474 Countryside Christian Church Phone: (765)584-1951 Tuesday evening, December 1 & Thursday evening, December 3 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Winchester Phone: (765)584-5141
Please click the link below for information concerning Randolph Central's return to school plan after Thanksgiving, November 30, 2020. https://5il.co/n75h
The drive-up food pantry distribution scheduled for tomorrow, November 17, has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Tuesday, December 1 instead of tomorrow.
Due to our switch to eLearning this week, the NWEA testing for Mrs. Kritsch’s and Mrs. Harris’s virtual students at the Field House will be rescheduled. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our school office on Monday if you have any questions.
Randolph Central will be providing free Grab n’ Go lunch next week, Nov. 16-20th. Each sack will contain a free lunch combined with breakfast food for the next morning at five locations: 1. The STEPs in Ridgeville 2. The Saratoga City Building 3. Driver Middle School (Door #1) 4. The front of Baker Elementary 5. The front of Willard Elementary Lunches will be available from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday. ALL children 18 years of age and under can eat free. Please make arrangements to visit one of the five locations.
Please click the link below for an important message from Randolph Central Schools. https://5il.co/n168
There will be a 5th grade boy’s basketball tryouts at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:30-8:00 PM.
Our Book Fair will begin in less that one week! The Fair will run from November 9 - November 20, and all purchases will directly benefit our school. Get started here → https://rb.gy/mgcra7
Click the link below for a COVID-19 update from Randolph Central School Corporation. https://5il.co/mnw3
Just a reminder... Our Deerfield drive-up grocery give-away is starting today right after we finish dismissal, and continues until 4:30 or until the food runs out. Just drive up and load up with some free groceries from Second Harvest. If you are in our car-rider line, just pull around and get back in line for the food distribution.
Mark your calendars for November 9-22. You're invited to shop our Online Book Fair. This is a great way to purchase some new books and support our school at the same time! The Fair will open on Nov. 9 and end on Nov. 22. All purchases will benefit our school directly. This could be a good way to start your holiday gift shopping! Stay tuned for more details. Deerfield Elementary’s own online store: https://rb.gy/mgcra7
Are you looking for free or affordable preschool? GRIC Preschool is an early childhood inclusive preschool program for children ages 3-5. GRIC now has a preschool class here at Deerfield Elementary. Take a look at the flyer pictured below for all the details. You can also contact Rose Myers at 765-584-7602 or email@example.com to enroll or get more information.
Join us in celebrating 3rd grader, Aaron Miller. He was our first 3rd grader to receive a piggy bank during our Randolph County Promise Champion Week! Well done, Aaron! Randolph County Promise helps our families create CollegeChoice 529 accounts and begin the process of saving money for post-secondary education. If you have a child in 3rd grade and have not already done so, please go to www.randolphcountypromise.org and register your child today. It is FREE!! Randolph County Promise will open the account with $25. You pay NOTHING! RC Promise staff is happy to meet you to assist in completing the enrollment. Simply call their office (765-584-9077 Ext. 204) to schedule.
We've had several phone calls concerning school photos, so we thought it might be helpful to post an update. Deerfield has not yet received our delivery of school photos from our photographers. As soon as the photos are delivered to our office, we will send them home with students.
The Indiana Department of Education is requiring all schools to collect verification of Indiana Residency documentation for all of our students. Please click the link below for the details: https://5il.co/lqow
Reminder for Deerfield Families: Today is an eLearning day. Students do not come to the building today. They will complete their lessons from home today. Lessons will be posted in Google Classrooms by 9:00 this morning along with information about how to contact your child’s teacher for help.
Our Deerfield drive-up food pantry will take place today. We’re starting right after dismissal, and we’ll be here until 4:30. Just drive up and get an assortment of frozen foods, fresh produce, and pantry groceries.
Randolph Central has received $100,000 to increase connectivity between students and teachers as part of Component 1 of the GEER Grant Award from the Governor's office. As part of Component 2 of the same grant Randolph Central will work with CIESC, CELL, and the Rural Early College Network to increase our capacity in meeting the social/emotional needs of students as well as enhancing digital instruction. See the attached press release for details about this powerful partnership between 30 school districts, CELL, CIESC, and RECN.
We've been working today on setting up messaging groups here at Deerfield. We may use these messages to send important updates regarding class events, weather delays, or even COVID-19 related updates. If you have a student attending Deerfield, and you did not get a message today, please call our office to confirm or update the phone numbers we have on file. We want to plan ahead to make sure we can get information to you quickly when needed.
Click below for a message from the Randolph Central Corporation Nurse, Lacey Hummel, regarding recent changes to the CDC Guidelines on excluding students from school with symptoms that "might" be COVID-19 related. https://5il.co/kf2b
The CDC has changed their guidelines for Parent/Staff Screening & Returning to School. Please click the link below to review the new guidelines. Randolph Central will implement these new guidelines beginning tomorrow (8/27/20). https://5il.co/k7wj Thank you to parents, students, staff, and the community for your support in this very unique times. Rolland Abraham Superintendent
Good Evening Randolph Central Parents! Your student's fees are now available to pay online. Please log into your PowerSchool account and click the blue eFunds link on the Balance page. You will have to create an account. You will need your student's 4 digit number which is located at the top of your dashboard in Powerschool. You may also access eFunds from the school website. Please remember to pay your chromebook insurance fees! Thank you!
Reminder: If you still need to pay your child's $15 Chromebook insurance, you can send it to school with your child. Students in grades 1-5 will start bringing Chromebooks home this week depending on the grade level. Kindergarten students will take a few extra days to learn how to take care of their Chromebooks and use them at home. They will be bringing theirs home next week. Thank you for getting back into the routine of charging Chromebooks at home and returning the charged device back to school. Keep your charger at home. If you have any questions, you can call our office.
Good evening! Online registration is still open for Randolph Central families! You should have received an email or a letter with the “snapcodes'' you need to register your child(ren). If you have not, please call your child’s school on Monday, the secretary has the “snapcodes” you need to register. Once you have the “snapcodes,” go to any of our school websites and click on MENU at the top of the page and then choose ONLINE REGISTRATION to navigate to our online registration page. Parents of new students and kIndergarteners just go to the ONLINE REGISTRATION page and click the “Enroll New Student Link.” On Monday, July 27 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM all our schools will be open if you need assistance. You will not need to visit multiple schools. You can register all of your students from one location. For social distancing and to prevent large numbers from showing up at the same time please call ahead to schedule a time. If you are coming to the school to register, pursuant to the Governor’s Order, please wear a mask. We request that only one parent enter the school to register if possible. Your students do not need to be present for you to register them. Please complete the registration process by 10:00 PM, Monday, July 27th so that we have all the information we need to make the decisions necessary to start the school year. Thank you!
Deerfield Families, It was wonderful to see so many of you at school today! Many of you took the time this week to get online or come to school to register your students. For this we are very grateful. Monday will bring another chance to come to our school building if you need help registering. We will have computer stations set up and paper copies of some optional forms such as free/reduced lunch applications available. In order to observe social distancing and prevent long wait times, please call ahead to schedule a time. Starting Monday, masks are required in public places throughout the state, including schools. Onsite registration will take place again on Monday, July 27, from 2 PM to 7 PM. You can still register from home online throughout the weekend. Follow the directions we’ve provided in other messages. The link to our online registration page is provided below. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/online-registration--148 Please complete the registration process by 10 PM, Monday, July 27 so that we have all the information we need to make the decisions necessary to start the school year. Additionally, today I learned that some of you who have already registered may have viewed and printed a copy of last year’s supply lists. We apologize for this confusing mistake. We are currently working to update our supply lists for this year in response to recent changes. We will have those new lists posted on Tuesday, July 28. Thank you for being so patient and understanding as our teachers work to update those lists. Have a great weekend! Mrs. Kile
Randolph Central's Reopening Plan can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this message. Because of the Governor's Executive Order requiring face coverings we have added a new section on wearing masks so that families have clear direction. Thank you for your patience in these difficult times. We are looking forward to seeing our students and staff soon. Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer break! https://5il.co/ia0v
Randolph Central Families, Over 600 of you have already enrolled online. Today is the first opportunity for you to come to our school buildings if you need assistance. You can register all of your students from one location. We have computer stations set up at all of our schools. For social distancing and to prevent large numbers from showing up at the same time please call ahead to schedule a time. Onsite registration is: Friday, July 24 from 9 AM to 2 PM Monday, July 27 from 2 PM to 7 PM You can still register from home online. If you have not received an email or a letter with the “snapcodes” you need to register your child(ren), please call your child’s school. Once you have the “snapcodes,” go to any of our school websites and click on MENU at the top of the page and then choose ONLINE REGISTRATION to navigate to our online registration page. Parents of new students just go to the ONLINE REGISTRATION page and click the “Enroll New Student Link.” Parents coming to the school to register are strongly encouraged to wear a mask. If you require 1-on-1 help, while registering at the school, a mask will be required for you and for the staff member helping you register because of the proximity to each other. We request that only one parent enter the school to register if possible. Your students do not need to be present for you to register them. Please complete the registration process by 10 PM, Monday, July 27 so that we have all the information we need to make the decisions necessary to start the school year. Thank you!
Click the link below for a conversation about the Randolph Central reopening plan. https://5il.co/ijvu
Online Registration is Open at Randolph Central! When you sign into online registration you are setting up a registration account that is separate from the Parent Portal. Parents of returning students that previously set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account should have received an email on July 19th with the “snapcodes” you need to register your student(s). Parents of returning students that have NOT set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account will receive a letter in the mail with the “snapcodes” you need to register your student(s). The letter is being mailed to you on July 20, 2020. If you do not receive an email or a letter by the end of the day Wednesday, July 22nd, call your child’s school. The secretary has the “snapcodes” you need to register your student(s). Once you have the “snapcodes,” go to any of our school websites and click on MENU at the top of the page and then choose ONLINE REGISTRATION to navigate to our online registration page. You are ready to begin registering your child from home. You can go directly to our online registration page by clicking the following link: https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/online-registration--148 Please remember, if you are a returning family you will need the “snapcodes” for your student(s) that were sent to you via email or letter.
Kindergarten screenings for the 2020-2021 school year at Deerfield will take place on July 24 and 27 by appointment only. To schedule your kindergartener's appointment, simply call the Deerfield office at 765-595-0144 (option 3) between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. this week. Masks are highly recommended, but not required during your child's appointment, and social distancing will be observed. Please limit attendance to the just the child and one parent. Online registration is now open. If you need help registering your kindergarten student using our new online registration system, stations will be available during your child's appointment. We will do our best to be helpful as you complete the process. Thank you, and welcome to our Deerfield Family!
Randolph Central Schools reopens with Plan A, the "Low to No Spread" category. Click the link below for more details. https://5il.co/ia0v
Randolph Central Schools will reopen as planned on August 12th with all students returning five days per week. For details of the School Board approved reopening plan please click on the link below. https://5il.co/ia0v
Remember that school entry vaccinations are still required for grades Kindergarten, 6th, and 12th. All past Randolph Central students who were due to receive a vaccine over the summer received notices along with their report cards during the spring semester. Please contact your medical provider or Health Department to schedule an appointment. Follow the link for full list of required school immunizations for the 2020-21 school year: https://www.in.gov/isdh/17094.htm
Our June Food Pantry will take place this afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 or until the food runs out. We will again run this as a curbside pick-up in front of the school. Just look for the Second Harvest van as you pull in the drive.
We're excited to announce that Randolph Central Schools is expanding its partnership with Communities in Schools as we move into the 2020-21 school year with the addition of a Site Coordinator at Deerfield Elementary School. If you or someone you know has a passion for working to meet the needs of students that are often barriers to learning, and desires to work 15 hours a week in the school setting, please share or contact us. We are very excited about this opportunity to grow our school family. View the attached job description for more information. If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with "CIS Site Coordinator-Deerfield" addressed in the subject line. You can also email email@example.com for more information.
Please join us in congratulating these Deerfield 2nd graders and 5th graders who earned the RC PRIDE Work Ethic Certificate. This award recognizes 2nd grade and 5th grade students at the elementary level who meet criteria related to attendance, grades, discipline, community service, and consistent demonstration of the PRIDE components (Persistence, Respectfulness, Initiative, Dependability, and Efficiency). Students, you can watch for your RC PRIDE Work Ethic Certificate in the mail! Well done! 5th Grade: Jake Baker, Jeremiah Bates, Cayleine Bunsold, Kaylynn Clark, Emma Duncan, Haygn Elzey, Kayla Epley, Garrett Horner, Lydia Huston, Carah Kolp, Mason Moore, Patterson Phelps, Gracy Pollitt, Dylan Schoenlein, Kaylee Timmerman, Emerson Unger, and Drake VanNote 2nd Grade: Kyi Blommel, Kenzley Blunk, Easton Chalfant, Madison Costello, Bethany Erwin, Leighna Harris, Kayden Jones, Wyatt Kenworthy, Kalie King, Reiss Kratoska, Justice Litteral, Aaron Miller, Layla Mills, Jonathan Newman, Josie Nuckols, Regan Simmons, Michael Solis, Isabella Spurlin, Hayden Suarez, Wyatt Teegarden, Faye Thomas, Emerie Thornbury, Maverick Tilley, Logan Timmerman, and Macenna Young
Congratulations to these Deerfield 5th grade students who achieved the President's Award for Educational Excellence. Jake Baker Kaylynn Clark Emma Duncan Garrett Horner Lydia Huston Patterson Phelps Dylan Schoenlein Kaylee Timmerman In order to meet the criteria for this award, these students earned a grade average of 90% or better in both semesters of 4th grade and the first semester of 5th grade. Additionally, they performed above proficiency on either 4th grade ILEARN Math or ELA. Students, well done! This is quite an accomplishment. You can watch for your certificate and pin in the mail.
The Deerfield Food Pantry will take place as scheduled today from 3:30 to 5:00 (or until food runs out). Instead of entering the school, you'll simply drive up to the Second Harvest van parked in front of the school. You'll get a free bag of groceries and be on your way! We hope our Deerfield families will take advantage of this opportunity to get some free groceries close to home.
If your family has a child in 5th grade who will be going to Driver Middle School next year for 6th grade, check out this video! Our friends at Driver have put this together for you since we didn’t get to have Buddy Day. You’ll find this and more information in your 5th grade child’s email. Look for messages from the school counselor, Sadie Wright. Also, remember to respond to the message about choosing your music class. Thank you to our friends at Driver for putting this together and helping us be ready for 6th grade! https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0c1KEzgSZBP1M99-z2z2wKR-vG-e0yV50AP_yEPGURTdfS_cC5IeE8I0o&v=wUyYvo6qa-c&feature=youtu.be
IMPORTANT REMINDER for 5th grade students and parents. If you have not chosen your music class for next year yet, you need to do so by this Friday, May 15. Select your course here: https://forms.gle/XbuStbs7g3g1ZQgi7 Thank you to those of you who have already done this!
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON HOW AND WHEN TO TURN IN YOUR CHROMEBOOK. https://5il.co/g1r3
The letter pictured below is being mailed out to all Deerfield families today. It explains our plans for the collection of student belongings (items in classrooms, pictures, yearbooks) and the return of school property (library books, other classroom materials you may have). Each family has been assigned a time to come to school on Monday, May 18, to collect belongings and return items. The letter you get in the mail will list your assigned time. If you do not receive a letter within a few days, please call our office.
Are you looking for free or affordable preschool for your child? Randolph Central offers two preschool locations, Baker Elementary School and a new section at Deerfield Elementary School. Both programs are operated by the Greater Randolph Interlocal Cooperative (GRIC) in which Randolph Central is a partner. GRIC Preschool is an Early Childhood Special Education Program for children, ages 3-5, with typical peers welcome also. For children who qualify through GRIC's speech/language and developmental screenings, the program is free of charge. For typical peers or children who do not qualify for those specific services, you will find the preschool program beneficial for your child and very affordable. Click the link and complete the following questions for enrollment. Someone will be in contact with you before the program begins. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaR11kYsZqjjSajDfF2JrqrX8z8bZ9KSWNOQPhqk9ShLyV8A/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0r2RKBl_hQO27xPdX6CRetwpHn9MMErR400W52loMxf5FGnErlmDZ81zk
The Deerfield Food Pantry will take place as scheduled today from 3:30 to 5:00 (or until food runs out). Instead of entering the school, you'll simply drive up to the Second Harvest van parked in front of the school. You'll get a free bag of groceries and be on your way! We hope our Deerfield families will take advantage of this opportunity to get some free groceries close to home.
Our PTO Fundraiser delivery date has been rescheduled to Monday, May 11, 2020. Families who sold items for the fundraiser need to pick up items at Deerfield between 2:00 and 5:00 on May 11. You will simply drive up and stay in your car. We will load items into your trunk for you. Please think ahead about how you will deliver the items to those who bought from you while practicing safe social distancing. It is very important that all items sold be picked up on May 11. Thank you for planning ahead, and thank you for supporting our PTO.
Deerfield Families, I'm reaching out this morning to share a few updates with you. I want to explain one important change we are making in this 4th grading period. This is a time in which traditional letter grades don't honor the realities facing our teachers, students, and families. We're staying focused on teaching and learning. We've developed a simple progress report that will hopefully communicate the academic strengths and areas in need of practice for each of our students. Families, we will be sharing out these progress reports weekly. You will be able to find your child's report in Google Classroom beginning this Friday, April 17. The report will be updated each Friday through the end of the school year. You can find more detail and a full update on our school website. https://des.rc.k12.in.us/article/221671?org=deerfield-elementary-school Please take care, and remember you can email your child's teacher if you are in need of help with lessons. Sincerely, Mrs. Kile
The Governor issued an Executive Order today closing all K-12 schools and requiring each school to continue an extended learning plan that includes 160 student days. Randolph Central will continue eLearning Days on Mon., Tues., & Thurs. of each week. More info coming soon.
Good Morning! We are up and running with our second day of eLearning. It was great to see so many of our students working on their eLearning lessons yesterday. Parents, thank you for all you are doing to help your students complete their lessons. If you have any questions, contact your child's teacher or call our office. If you still need to pick up a paper/pencil packet, those will be available in the lobby until 2:00 again today. If you are unable to get your packet, please call us. We'll work with you to find a solution. Call 765-595-0144 option 3 to reach the Deerfield office.
Hello! We’re reaching out this afternoon with two announcements. 1. The PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up scheduled for April 1 is rescheduled for May 13. 2. We have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our performance of Annie that was scheduled for May 7.
Randolph Central is offering free Grab n’ Go lunches in five locations. Ridgeville STEPS Saratoga City Building Driver Middle School (Door #1) Baker Elementary (Front) Willard Elementary (Front) Lunches will be available from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday. All children 18 years of age and under can get a free lunch. The child must be present to receive the free meal.
The Deerfield Food Pantry will take place as scheduled tomorrow from 3:30-5:00. Instead of entering the school building, the pantry distribution will be a "tailgate" format. A Second Harvest van will be parked along the curb on the northwest corner of the school. Families will simply drive up using the "enter" side of the circle drive, collect a preassembled bag of food, and drive away using the "exit" side of the circle drive. We appreciate Second Harvest's flexibility as we work to find a way to make the food available to our families during this extended school closure. Please keep in mind, this food distribution is only available to families of Deerfield Elementary School students. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thank you for your patience as we have worked through many details over the weekend and into the day today regarding the extended school closure and plans for eLearning. You can access the information we have available at this time with the link below. You can also keep checking our Facebook page and school web page for details, or you can simply call the DES office. We will do our best to be of help as we get through these challenging weeks together. https://des.rc.k12.in.us/article/211351?org=deerfield-elementary-school
RCSC will provide grab & go lunches to kids 18 and under beginning Tuesday, 3/17/20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at three locations: Ridgeville STEPS (210 S. Walnut), Saratoga City Building (107 N. Barber), and Driver M.S. (Door 1, 700 Union St., Winchester). Students must be present.
Randolph Central School Corporation eLearning Days will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. More details will be released next week on how eLearning days will be implemented. School offices will be open next week for parents/guardians who need to pick up their child’s medication.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and students will return no sooner than April 13, 2020. All Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities, including practices, are cancelled until Monday, April 13, 2020.
Deerfield Families, Our schools have been continuing to work with local health officials and prepare for the possibility of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools. To date, we are still not aware of any cases identified in our local community. However, it is critical that we take actions to raise awareness and prevent the spread of illness. With this priority in mind, I have decided to cancel tomorrow’s Pastries for Parents event at Deerfield. This is in accordance with the recommendation to avoid large public gatherings that could provide opportunity for illness to spread. While I know we will have disappointed students and families, I firmly believe this is in everyone’s best interest as we consider the safety of everyone in our school and larger community. The PTO will still provide donuts, fruit, and milk for students in our classrooms tomorrow morning. This treat, however, will not be open to families and guests. Thank you for your continuing patience and support as we all work through this together. Sincerely, Mrs. Laura Kile
For information on how Randolph Central is responding to the COVID-19 threat please visit the link below. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/covid-19-coronavirus--4 Thank you!
The Randolph Central School Corporation is working closely with local public health officials to plan and prepare for the possibility of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within our school community. All students will be bringing home a copy of this letter today. Thank you for taking a few minutes to read and learn more as we all work to control the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
There will be a parent meeting for any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in playing middle school golf. The meeting will be held in the Commons at Driver Middle School on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30p.m. Please have a parent/guardian present.
It's almost time to get our next group of kindergarten students preregistered! We are looking forward to meeting the boys and girls who will soon be coming to school with us. If you or someone you know has a child who will be starting kindergarten in August, please take a look at the information posted below. We will send a copy of this form home with students tomorrow, and you are always welcome to call our office if we can be of help. Please help us spread the word so we can get an accurate count of incoming kindergarteners.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed and students will be on an eLearning day today, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour Delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be utilizing online enrollment for the upcoming school year. Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students will need to have an account set up prior to the end of this school year to be able to access the PowerSchool Unified Classroom portal. Many families have already set up access to the grade portal. If you have not, please contact our school office for the instructions and access codes for your children. It is critical that these accounts are set up before the end of this school year so we can open registration in July. Thank you for your cooperation with this conversion. It is our hope that this will streamline the registration process for families.
Falcon youth baseball is having their All-Star tryouts this Saturday Feb. 22nd. The 8U division will be from 11:00am-12:30pm. The 10U and 12U division will be from 12:30pm-2pm. Both will be in the DMS GYM during that time. Please bring your glove, bat, no cleats.
Sectional Championship T-shirts will be available for pick-up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at DMS/WCHS. Enter using door #1 by the athletic director's office. Any t-shirts not picked up on Friday will be sent to Baker, Willard, and Deerfield on Tuesday.
Randolph Central will have an eLearning day today, Thursday, February 13, 2020, due to the winter weather. Also, we want to remind parents that tomorrow is a planned eLearning day for students as we have professional development for all school staff. All students should access their instruction online with their Chromebooks. eLearning days are school days and attendance is counted for your child when he or she submits an assignment. If you do not have Internet access at home, and travel to a site with Internet access is not possible, your child will have three school days to turn in all eLearning assignments. Lessons should be available for students by 9 AM today. Students are encouraged to work on their assignments during school hours so that teachers are available to assist them. If you have additional questions, you can submit a question online to your child's teacher using Google Classroom or email. There will still be no school on Monday (Presidents' Day). We will look forward to seeing students back at school on Tuesday, February 18th!
Randolph Central Schools will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, February 13, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, 2020.
The Winchester Wrestling Club signup day for the 2020 season is at the WCHS Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Feb 11th beginning at 5:30 pm. Club is open to all grades PreK-12th and the cost to sign up is $20. More info is available on the Winchester Wrestling Club Facebook page.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two-hour delay today, Friday, February 7, 2020.
Randolph Central Schools will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, 2/6/2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 6, 2020.
STEPS in Ridgeville will start meeting again on Tuesday, February 11. They will be resuming their regular schedule of Tuesday and Thursday after school programs. Please give our office a call or send a note if your child will be going to STEPS on February 11.
We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Deerfield Elementary School Spelling Bee. We enjoyed a great contest this morning, and we are proud of all participants. Please join us in congratulating this year's winners! School Champion & 4th Grade Champion: TaMerra Edwards School Runner-Up & 4th Grade Runner-Up: Sadie Heshelman Grade 3 Champion: Joseph Newman Grade 3 Runner-Up: Ellie Horner Grade 5 Champion: Patterson Phelps Grade 5 Runner-Up: Garrett Horner
There was a house fire across the street from Deerfield Elem. last night. The fire department has revisited the site of fire today. The situation is under control. Students at Deerfield are safe and the issue does not pose a threat to our students or staff. Rolland Abraham
Remember, we DO have school on Monday, January 20, to make up for the missed day on November 19th. Have a great weekend, and we'll see you all on Monday.
The WCHS Cheerleaders invite any K-5th grader to learn cheers, chants, jumps, and stunts at their mini clinic on Jan. 24 in the DMS gym from 5:30-7:30. Enter door 25 for registration at 5:15 pm. The cost is $15. To get more info, pick up a flyer at Baker, Willard, or Deerfield.
Due to dense fog, Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Due to dense fog Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Great things are happening at Deerfield every day. Sometimes these successes are quiet moments in classrooms that are only witnessed by our students and teachers. Sometimes, however, these successes come in the form of very public achievements and honors. We are so very proud to announce that Deerfield Elementary School was recently recognized as a 2018-2019 Title I Distinguished School Award Nominee. This nomination placed our school as one of the top eight exceptionally performing Title I schools in the state of Indiana. Deerfield is currently highlighted on the Indiana Department of Education website: https://www.doe.in.gov/sig/distinguished-schools. Deerfield also exceeds expectations according to federal school accountability ratings. Only five percent of elementary and middle schools in Indiana were able to achieve this rating. Check out the article below from the Muncie Star Press. https://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/local/2020/01/03/report-card-how-eci-schools-fared-federal-ratings/2796698001/ We continue to take great pride in the work of our students and teachers here at Deerfield. Please help us congratulate them when you see them here at school or out in the community!
On Tuesday, January 14th Josh Yankey, high school math teacher, along with the Randolph Central Technology Department, will be hosting a Unified Classroom Parent Information Night in the WCHS Commons from 7:00-8:00. During this session, parents/guardians will be learning how to... - Create a Parent Username and Password - Login to Unified Classroom - Access Assignments and Grades - Communicate with their child’s teacher - Track attendance We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about how you can use Unified Classroom to stay involved in your child's education.
The school food pantry scheduled to take place at Deerfield today, December 17, 2019, has been cancelled due to weather and road conditions.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed today, Tuesday, December 17th due to the winter weather. This day will be an eLearning Day. All students should access their instruction online with their Chromebooks. eLearning days are school days and attendance is counted for your child when he or she submits an assignment. If you do not have Internet access at home, and travel to a site with Internet access is not possible, your student will have three school days to turn in all eLearning assignments. Lessons should be available for students by 9 AM today. Students are encouraged to work on their assignments during school hours so that teachers are available to assist them. Internet access is available at the WCHS-DMS commons from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.. However, any student under the ago of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of their time at the commons. If you have additional questions, you can submit a question online to your child's teacher using Google Classroom or email.
Randolph Central Schools will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two-hour delay today, Monday, December 16, 2019.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed today, Tuesday, November 12th, due to the inclement weather. Students will have an eLearning day. This means that all students should access their instruction online with their Chromebooks. eLearning days are school days and attendance is counted for your child when he or she submits an assignment. If you do not have Internet access at home and travel to a site with Internet access is not possible, your student will have three school days to turn in all eLearning assignments. Lessons should be available for students by 9 AM today. Students are encouraged to work on their assignments during school hours so that teachers are available to assist them. Internet access is available at the WCHS-DMS commons from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.. However, any student under the ago of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of their time at the commons. If you have additional questions you can refer to the “eLearning Days for Students and Parents” document or your child can submit a question online for their teacher. Thank you!
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed today, Tuesday, November 12th. Today will be an eLearning Day for Deerfield students.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two hour delay today, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Deerfield Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on Thursday, October 24, through Wednesday, October 30. You'll find details about our dress up days and other activities posted in the picture below. Our students should also be bringing a copy home from school. Thank you for helping us celebrate the week and for helping us teach our kids about the importance of making healthy choices.
Reminder: Our Deerfield Food Pantry is open now and will stay open until 5:00 or when the food runs out.
Congratulations to Deerfield's RC PRIDE Students of the Week for October 11th. Kindergarten: Gage Miller (Persistence) 1st Grade: Kennedy Kratoska (Dependability) 2nd Grade: Madison Costello (Initiative) 3rd Grade: Audrey Huston (Dependability) 4th Grade: Kaylie Peterson (Initiative) 5th Grade: Patterson Phelps (Respectfulness)
For any 5th grade boy interested in playing AAU basketball there will be a try-out on Monday, October 14th from 4:30- 6:00 pm at Willard Elementary. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dustin Baldwin at Driver Middle School, 584-4671. Thank you!
October is National Fire Prevention Month. It is a time for us to all have a reminder about fire safety and ways we can prevent fires. Today, Deerfield welcomed the Ward Township Fire Department. We're grateful for the lessons they shared with us about fire safety. All students will also be bringing home a kit of safety materials including a smoke alarm. Parents, be sure to ask your children to tell you about what they learned!
Attention 3rd and 4th Grade Girls! There will be a call out meeting on Monday for any third or fourth grade girl interested in playing AAU basketball this year. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in the WCHS Commons on Monday, September 30th.
The WCHS Cheerleaders invite any K-5th grader to learn cheers, chants, jumps, and stunts at their mini clinic on Thurs., Oct. 3rd at the Field House from 4:30-6:00. Registration is at 4:15 and the cost is $10. To get more info, pick up a flyer at Baker, Willard, or Deerfield.
Reminder: The Deerfield Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a Skating Party! Parents are welcome to either drop students off or stay. For safety reasons, only Deerfield students may skate. When: Thursday, September 26 from 5:30-7:30 Where: Starlite Skating Rink, Winchester Who: All Deerfield Elementary Students Cost: Free Admission, $2.00 Skate Rental (You can bring your own skates.)
Good evening. This is a reminder that students will not attend school tomorrow, Monday, September 23, 2019. Instead, they will participate in our first eLearning Day from home. Students should know how to locate and complete their assignments in Google Classroom. Teachers will be available to answer questions from 8-11 a.m. Wifi will be available to all Randolph Central students in the choir room at WCHS from 9a.m.-3p.m. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Students must complete and submit their eLearning assignment within three school days to be counted as present and receive credit for their work. eLearning is new at Randolph Central. Please know that we are here to help. If you are have technical problems that you are unable to solve, we can assist your student when he or she returns to school on Tuesday, September 24. We appreciate your patience as we go on this learning adventure together.
Reminder: Fundraiser pick-up will be taking place this afternoon from 2:30-5:30. Thank you for making arrangements to pick up the flowers sold, and thank you for participating in this fundraiser to support student activities at Deerfield.
Due to a widespread service outage, our phones and internet are still not working today. Thank you for your patience as we wait for services to be restored.
Deerfield will celebrate Homecoming week in support of our WCHS Falcons. Dress up days are listed below. Let’s have some fun with our friends and family at WCHS. Monday, September 9 “Party in the USA” - Wear red, white, and blue Tuesday, September 10 “Physical” - Wear your exercise or sports clothes Wednesday, September 11 “Welcome to the Jungle” - Wear your camouflage Thursday, September 12 “RC PRIDE/Deerfield PRIDE” - Wear your new PRIDE t-shirt (Students will get these shirts at school on Thursday.) Friday, September 13 - “Back in Black” Wear black and gold to support our Falcons
Congratulations to this week's RC PRIDE Students of the Week at Deerfield! Pictured left to right... 3rd Grade: Ellie Horner shows initiative. She always starts working without being asked and she does what needs to be done. 1st Grade: Faith Webster has been showing persistence NWEA and classroom testing. Even when things get hard, she keeps trying and doing her best. 2nd Grade: Aaron Miller shows persistence. He always works hard and never gives up. 4th Grade: Jayden Huffman showed persistence in math this week. He had a good attitude about trying story problems, even when they take more than one step. When he makes a mistake, he tries again. Kindergarten: Makenna Moreland shows initiative every day when she does what needs to be done. 5th Grade: Alli Ward showed persistence this week when she took NWEA. She showed great growth!
Please join us in congratulating our first group of PRIDE Students of the Week! You can look forward to a spotlight on one student from each grade level each Friday. We're proud of this week's group! Pictured left to right: Emerson Unger (5th Grade) has shown persistence in his classwork. Bethany Erwin (2nd Grade) has shown initiative by helping her classmates. Brinley Steed (1st Grade) has shown initiative by always coming into class and doing what needs to be done without being told. Hana Kisgen (Kindergarten) has shown respectfulness by being kind to every student in the classroom. Bentley White (3rd Grade) has shown initiative by helping his classmates when he sees they need help. Hayden Staver (4th Grade) has shown respectfulness by raising his hand to answer and not talking out during class while the teacher is talking.
Randolph Central Schools will be on a two-hour delay today, August 14, 2019.
The Force performing at The Drums of Winchester. Go Force!
Our school food pantry for July will begin today at 4:00. We hope many of our families will join us for this month’s pantry!
Deerfield 2019-2020 Textbook Rental Rates Kindergarten: $165.05 1st Grade: $174.65 2nd Grade: $166.57 3rd Grade: $165.37 4th Grade: $169.22 5th Grade: $172.11
Instructions, FAQs, and the APPLICATION FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS are on the Randolph Central website. You can also pick it up at registration or at Central Office. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/free-and-reduced-price-meals
It's almost time to register your child for school! Registration dates and times are listed below. Also, if you will be registering a child to attend kindergarten, please call our school office to set up an appointment with our kindergarten teacher. She will complete some screening assessments with your child while you complete paperwork. This process helps us become a little more familiar with your child's needs prior to the first day of school. Also, if you are registering a 3rd grade student, bring your child's social security number to be prepared to sign up for Randolph County Promise. Registration at Deerfield Elementary: Thursday, July 18, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Randolph Central Families, Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students participated in the ILEARN assessments earlier this spring. Since ILEARN is a new test, the final results with proficiency levels and scale scores will not be available for schools until August 15. In accordance with Indiana Code 20-32-5.1-12(d), parents and schools have an opportunity to request a rescore for any open-ended item(s) to which students responded on the ILEARN assessment. Important Information about the ILEARN Rescore Request Process: • The ILEARN Rescore Request window will be open in mid-July (July 15 – 31). Requests submitted outside of this window will not be processed. • Parents or guardians who wish to view students’ response images and scoring rubrics must visit the school in which their child is officially enrolled. There will not be a separate online portal for parents to access this information. • Together, we will be able to view an image of your student’s response to each open-ended item, sample student responses for each score point, and the scoring rubric to help decide whether to request a rescore for that item. • I will submit any rescore request(s) on your behalf in the online platform. • It is extremely important to understand that requesting a rescore CAN result in your child’s score being lowered, meaning we could unintentionally move your child from a passing score to a failing score through this process. • Once a rescore request is submitted, the request and/or score change cannot be reversed. • A rescore request can only be requested one time for an item. Multiple requests to rescore the same item for a student are not permissible. • All items, responses, and scoring rubrics are secure materials and must not be discussed, shared, distributed, or duplicated. • Final results released on August 15 will reflect any properly submitted requested rescores. Parents or guardians who choose to request a rescore for their child’s ILEARN assessment, must contact our school office to do so no later than July 31, 2019. I will be able to help you view your child’s response images and scoring rubrics and request a rescore for each item. You’re also welcome to contact me with any questions you have regarding requesting a rescore for an ILEARN assessment. Sincerely, Laura Miller, Principal
There will be informational meetings about Chromebooks and other technology related topics for elementary parents at each elementary school in the coming weeks as follows. Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. in the Willard Cafeteria Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Deerfield Gymnasium Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Baker Cafeteria All elementary parents are invited to attend. These are not building-specific meetings. If you have a conflict for dates/times, you may attend any of the meetings at any of the three buildings. This meeting is not intended for students nor will families be receiving Chromebooks at this meeting. However, we will be discussing 1:1 and Chromebook topics at the elementary level that include: technology in the classroom, safe use of technology at school and home, student responsibility of devices, and purchasing device insurance. Thank you for helping us spread the word about these meetings. Parents with questions may contact our school offices by phone when our offices reopen on Monday, July 15.
Our Deerfield Food Pantry will be available today in the school cafeteria from 4:00-5:00. We hope you can join us!
Good news! Randolph Central School Corporation will be offering a summer lunch program this summer. The details are shared below. Summer Lunch Program High School Commons June 3 - July 17 (except July 4 & 5) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Kids 18 & Under are Free Adults: $3.00
Today, Deerfield students completed our second semester ALICE drill. We also had conversations with each grade level about how to respond to safety emergencies in the cafeteria. Students did a great job of following procedures and listening to District Resource Officer Anderson. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our office.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two hour delay today, Thursday, May 2, due to fog.
This is a CORRECTION to information that was posted yesterday in regard to kindergarten entrance dates. According to updated information we received today, we want to make this clarification. 1. To enroll in kindergarten a student still must be at least 5 years old on August 1 of the year of enrollment. 2. Indiana schools may adopt a procedure that allows parents of a student who turns 5 after August 1 to appeal to the schools for enrollment in kindergarten. We apologize for the confusion. If your child will be 5 between August 1 and September 1, and you think he or she is ready for kindergarten, contact our office for further details.
Attention Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students: The statewide date for kindergarten entrance has changed. Any child who turns 5 by September 1, 2019, can enroll in Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year at Deerfield Elementary School. Please visit our office or contact us by phone at 765-595-0144 extension 1300 for information about how to register your child for kindergarten.
We are in need of volunteers (moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, or big brothers or sisters) to make field day a success! The kids LOVE Field Day. However, there are a lot of stations and a lot of groups that rotate through the stations. Therefore, we need a lot of volunteers. Volunteers will need to plan to arrive around 9:30 a.m. on May 17. Call the office at 765-595-0144, option 3 if you can help.
Due to scheduling conflicts, this spring’s Kindergarten Parent Night at Deerfield has been rescheduled, and will take place on Monday, May 13. This informational meeting is your opportunity to meet some of our staff, visit a kindergarten classroom, receive information about kindergarten at Deerfield, and ask any questions you may have. Flyers with all the details will go home with DES students tomorrow. Thank you for helping us spread the word to families of our new kindergarten students!
Dental Safari will be visiting Deerfield soon. You can learn more at the link below, or you can pick up a form in our office. http://www.dentalsafaricompany.com/home
Join us tomorrow at Deerfield for our annual PTO Pastries for Parents. You can come for breakfast from 7:15-8:15 before school, or you can stop for an afternoon snack from 2:45-3:45. Our friends with Randolph County Promise will also be here if you have questions or want to take advantage of the opportunity to create an account for your child.
The Indiana Department of Education has created a series of short videos for parents about assessment. Check out these videos to learn more about the purposes of testing, how/why we're using technology to test, and more about the new ILEARN assessment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDP4eMUQgsQ https://www.youtube.com/watch? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stXUk-DUOWM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB1bDqjvd1o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq7gw5YozHM
Join us in wishing our Lady Falcons good luck as they compete in the State Finals basketball game tomorrow. You are invited to meet the Lady Falcons on Saturday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m. WCHS will be hosting a Media Night in the high school gym. The WCHS Girls’ Basketball team and managers will be available for autographs and photos with fans! You are invited to bring your own t-shirt, basketball, and/or rally towel to be signed. Rosters/programs will be provided on-site for autographs. Go Falcons!
Randolph Central Schools are on a two hour delay today, Wednesday, December 5, due to a power outage.