NEED TO KNOW INFO for Back-To-School

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
FILE PHOTO - Central Administrative Office is located at 1013 South Forest Avenue, Brazil.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the first day of school for students in Clay Community Schools will be Wednesday, August 5.

Opening day for teachers will be Monday, August 3. Principals will hold meetings on the 3rd for their teachers, which will include a short, remote presentation from the district level.

The CCS 2020-21 School Year Roadmap (Re-entry Plan), which was approved by the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees, has been posted on the school corporation website and can be viewed at, under the CCS Roadmap Information tab. You may refer to the website for updates throughout the school year.

All principals will be available in their building as of Monday, July 27th. If you have any questions, please contact the school in which your child is enrolled. Please view information on each school’s web site.

Registration times for new students will be as follows for all elementary schools:

Monday, July 27:9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28:9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29:9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 30:9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 31:9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NOTE: Due to new hire training at Jackson Township Elementary on Friday, July 31st, that school will be open only between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on that date.

The telephone number for each school is as follows:

Clay City Elementary812-939-3120
Clay City Jr/Sr High812-939-2154
East Side Elementary812-448-8755
Forest Park Elementary812-443-7621
Special Services812-448-8036
Jackson Twp. Elementary812-986-2177
Meridian Elementary812-448-8560
Staunton Elementary812-448-8270
Van Buren Elementary812-448-1362
North Clay Middle School812-448-1530
Northview High School812-448-2661
Cumberland Academy812-446-4120

School and Student Day Schedules:

Clay City Elementary8:30-3:10
Clay City Jr/Sr High School8:15-3:15
East Side Elementary7:55-2:30
Forest Park Elementary7:55-2:30
Jackson Twp. Elementary7:55-2:30
Meridian Elementary7:55-2:30
Staunton Elementary7:55-2:30
Van Buren Elementary7:55-2:30
North Clay Middle School8:15-3:25
Northview High School8:15-3:15
Cumberland Academy8:15-3:15

Questions regarding bus transportation can be answered by calling the transportation office at 812-442-7121.

The CCS Transportation Department is currently working on bus routes for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the need to know which students will be riding the bus, the Transportation Department is REQUIRING ALL students to register, if they need transportation or if they do not need transportation, online at the Transportation Site. The online form can be found on the Clay Community School website at in the transportation section tab. This form MUST be filled out for any students requiring transportation, including a shuttle bus, and those who are NOT needing transportation. Going forward, registration will only need to be completed for a change of address or for new students enrolling in CCS.

Drivers will assign seats based on the student registrations on their routes. Students will not be required to wear masks at this time, but masks are recommended. To help safeguard our students and drivers, all buses will be disinfected after each route.

The schedules for enrolling, school visitations, paying textbook rental, etc. for Clay City Jr/Sr High School, Northview High School, and North Clay Middle School are as follows:

Clay City:

Class schedules and other back-to-school information for students in grades 7-12 can be picked up in the Main Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 23rd, through Wednesday, July 29th. Any information not picked up by noon on Wednesday, July 29th, will be mailed to students. Textbook rental will be collected once all class assignments are finalized. The school’s Main Office resumes regular hours and schedule beginning Wednesday, July 22nd.

Beginning Wednesday, July 22nd, new students may register in the guidance office. Also, students/parents with questions about schedules can call the school at 812-939-2154 to schedule an appointment with a counselor July 22nd – August 4th.

School officials will be in touch with 7th grade students and their parents concerning the 7th Grade Orientation.

All students, except for grade 7, will report to their first period classes on Wednesday, August 5th. Seventh grade students will report to the Auditeria. All students will receive lockers/combinations and other pertinent information at a Homeroom session after 1st period on August 5th.


Beginning Tuesday, July 21st, any new student needing to enroll may call Northview (812-448-2661) to arrange a scheduling meeting or enroll on the school website.

There will be a virtual Freshmen Orientation available on the Northview website August 3rd.

All students should report to first period on Wednesday, August 5th where they will receive their schedules.

There will be no class schedule changes except to correct a schedule mistake or balance classes as per the policy in the Course Description Booklet. All scheduling questions can be answered after school starts by signing up to see your counselor.

Textbook rental will be collected once all class assignments are finalized.

The policy for backpacks and purses changed beginning with the 2007-2008 school year. Backpacks must be kept in lockers. Purses can be no larger than the average textbook.

North Clay Middle School:

Questions regarding scheduling can be addressed with Greg Burns, NCMS Guidance Director. His e-mail address is His phone number is 812-448-1530 (ext. 1005).

Students will pick up their schedules and locker information on the first day of school (August 5, 2020). Parents and students can access student schedules via PowerSchool starting on July 27, 2020. Students will pick up any personal items (left in lockers) on the first day of school (August 5, 2020). Outgoing 8th grade students will receive their personal items at NHS, on the first day of school. Incoming 6th grade students will receive their personal items at NCMS, on the first day of school. New students should call NCMS (812-448-1530) to schedule a time to enroll or use the online enrollment forms located on the CCS webpage.

Elementary Information

For the safety and well-being of the students, staff members, and parents, visitor access in the school buildings will be limited to the main office area, and parents will not be allowed to walk their children to class at this time.

Please look at school websites and social media sites for beginning-of-school-year information.

Registration for NEW K-12 students is online through the Clay Community Schools website (


All pre-school, kindergarten and students new to Clay Community Schools should bring a copy of their completed immunization record to school when enrolling.

Breakfast, Lunch Prices:

Lunches can be paid online at Free & Reduced Meal Benefits applications are available online at

The prices for breakfast and lunch for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows:

Elementary Breakfast$1.25
Elementary Lunch$2.70
Middle & High School Breakfast$1.35
Middle & High School Lunch$2.80
Adult Breakfast$2.25
Adult Lunch$3.75

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Breakfast/lunch charges are no longer allowed at the middle school or high school level. For elementary students, three charges will be allowed, but students will be asked to pay for those charges. Students without money for meals after charges are accumulated will be provided with a peanut butter/jelly sandwich and milk.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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