Parker Elementary



Building Hours of Operation

Building opens:  7:30am

Students dismissed to class:  7:50am

Tardy Bell 8:05am

Dismissal: 2:30pm

School Office closes:  4:00pm

Contact Information

Parker Elementary – 765-521-7209

Parker Fax – 765-593-6609

Parker Cafeteria – 765-521-7245

New Castle Central Educational Center (CEC)- Administration Office – 765-521-7201

Food Service – 765-521-7240

Transportation – 765-521-7235

Special Services – 765-521-7223

High School – 765-593-6670

Middle School – 765-521-7230


Medication Pick-up

All student medication that has been kept in the clinic this school year should be picked up no later than 11:30am on Friday May 26th. This is the day after school has been dismissed for the year. All medicine not picked up will be destroyed.

Field Trips / Permission Slips

Some end of the year events require parental permission. Please make sure your student returns all permission slips by the required dates. Verbal permission will not be accepted and reminder phone calls will not be made.

Book Rental, Lunch Accounts, & Library Books

Please be sure your Book Rental is paid in full and your Lunch Accounts do not have a negative balance. These Accounts will be sent to collection after the school year has ended. Also, all Library books need to be turned in by Tuesday, May 16th. Students with overdue books may be prevented from participating in end of school activities and parents will be subject to collections.



 Below you will find information that we hope will be helpful.

Please stop in or call us @ 521-7209 with any questions or concerns you may have.

Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for additional clarification on the Corporation website:


 Parker Elementary is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Mgt. System in our elementary school to enhance the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our building at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors, volunteers and any other guests in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

Upon entering our school building, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our building. It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Additional visitor data from the driver's license is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the BMV. Therefore, any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. The system should be fully operational over this summer.

Visitors entering the building and limiting their business to the office will not be required to provide identification. However, those visiting for lunch as well as scheduled visitors/volunteers will be required to provide ID and be cleared through the Raptor system before being permitted into the building during school hours.




We welcome all volunteers and visitors.

However, disruption to the classroom must be kept to a minimum and the safety of our students our utmost concern. Therefore, the need for volunteers at Parker is teacher driven. If a teacher feels the need for a volunteer(s), they must submit a request to the principal stating whom they are requesting and the reason for the request. The principal when then either approve or deny the request depending on the need and the result of criminal background checks. An “Indiana State Police Limited Criminal History” form must be submitted for each adult; each time it is requested that they be in contact with, in care of, or have supervision over a student enrolled in the school (IC 5-2-5-5).

  • Everyone entering the building must report directly to the front office.
  • See Raptor Visitor Mgt. System above for explanition of sign in process.  Anyone not wearing a visitor badge will be asked to return to the office to sign in and get a badge.
  • Visitors may go to the classroom in the morning between 7:50am and 8:05am. Keep in mind that teachers/students have morning routines that should not be interrupted. If you wish to conference with a teacher, please schedule an appointment for after school.
  • Visitors are not permitted beyond the office during school hours. (8:05am – 2:30pm)
  • Teachers will contact parents/guardians when volunteers are needed and the teachers will make the proper arrangements.     
  • People that are scheduled to volunteer on an “on-going” basis through-out the school year, will only be required to submit one criminal background check form, however, may be subject to periodical criminal background checks to update their status.
  • Criminal Background Checks that do not clear for any reason, will be reviewed by the building administrator. The building administrator willdecide if the request will be approved or denied based on the requested activity and the information on the background check.
  • All deliveries should be left with the office. The office will call teachers to dismiss students to pick up items at an appropriate time so that class will not be interrupted.


When your child is absent you must either:

  • Call the school and speak to Mrs. Engle, Attendance Clerk (521-7209)
  • Leave a message on the answering system
  • Send in a parent note explaining the absence
  • Supply the office with a Dr. note
  • Have Dr. fax excuse to 765-593-6609
  • Students arriving late to school must be signed in by their parent/adult. Students should not walk to school late by themselves or be dropped off in front of the school.
  • Students are counted tardy at 8:05 am. Students arriving after 8:05 am should always check-in with the office for a pass to class.
  • Students leaving school early will be called down to the office after the parent has arrived to ensure maximum classtime.
  • Students will only be released to the custodial parent / guardian unless otherwise instructed by the parent/guardian.
  • Parker Perfect Attendance- Students are awarded  "perfect attendance" if they truly have perfect attendance which means; the student(s) been in attendance all day every day, in      class by 8:05am thru dismissal at 2:10pm.


It is very important that the information we have on file is accurate and up to date. Please be sure that anytime your address, phone numbers, or emergency contact information changes, the office is notified immediately.

  • It is the school’s responsibility to share information about a student’s academic, behavioral, and social progress. However, it is not the school’s responsibility to share such information in separate forums with a student’s parents/guardians. All communication between the school and parent will be with the parent/guardian with primary physical custody.

 “Parent” refers to the biological parents listed on the Birth Certificate or persons indicated as Parent /Guardian in official court documentation. Step-parents, Grandparents, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. are not considered legal guardians unless Court Documentation designates them as such and thus the school cannot share information with them. (See “Permission to Exchange      Information” below).


  • The Permission to Exchange Information form is a release parents/guardians may sign granting the school permission to exchange information with another person, (i.e.: step-parent, grandparent, or outside agency-other than government) in person or via the phone, regarding the students’ academic, behavioral, social, and medical welfare. This document should be utilized in situations such as: Conferences, Principal/Teacher Meetings or any other discussions that may require school personnel to exchange information when the parent/guardian is not available.
  • No information regarding any student will be shared with anyone other than the parents/legal guardians unless this document is signed and returned to school to be kept as part of the students’ permanent record.
  • The Permission to Exchange Information will remain in effect until the parent/guardian has signed the bottom of the form revoking the permission. This may be done at any time.


  • Parents/Guardians must supply current legal custody documentation to be kept as part of the students’ permanent record if applicable.
  • The school must assume both parents listed on the Birth Certificate share physical and legal custody of student unless we have official documentation stating otherwise, thus treating both parents as custodial parents, which means; both parents will remain as primary contacts, both parents are welcome to pick up the student, and both parents’ correspondence with the school is valid. (See IC 31-14-13, IC 16-37-2)


  • The Permission to Exchange Information form is a release parents/guardians may sign granting the school permission to exchange information with another person, (i.e.: step-parent, grandparent, or outside agency-other than government) in person or via the phone, regarding the students’ academic, behavioral, social, and medical welfare. This document should be utilized  in situations such as: Conferences, Principal/Teacher Meetings or any other discussions that may require school personnel to exchange information when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.
  • No  information regarding any student will be shared with anyone other than the parents /legal guardians unless this document is signed and returned to school to be kept as part of the students’ permanent record.
  • The Permission to Exchange Information will remain in effect until the parent/guardian has signed the bottom of the form revoking the permission. This may be done at any time.


 Keep student’s emergency contact information up-to-date. Emergency contact information will be used if efforts to contact the parent/guardian are not successful.

  • Appointing an Emergency Contact only gives that person permission to pick up your child in case of illness and the child needs to go home and the parent cannot be reached.
  • The “Emergency Contact” list is not a “can pick up my child anytime list”.


 Dismissal time is always a hectic time of day for students and staff. Making sure that all students get home safely is our number one goal.

Please make your child’s dismissal time as routine as possible.

  • If changes are necessary, please send a note to the teacher with specific instructions.
  • Please limit phone calls to the office to unforeseen and emergency situations.
  • No after school change phone calls will be taken after 2pm. We cannot guarantee changes can be delivered after 2pm.
  • No one will be admitted into the building between 2:10pm - 2:30pm for the security of our students during dismissal.
  • Parents are not permitted to wait for their student(s) outside the front entrance of the school. Parents with after school business/appointments will be admitted  via the front door (#3) at 2:30pm, after all students have been dismissed.
  • 2:10pmBus Riders will be dismissed to the Gym
  • Parents are not to get their child out of the bus line or off the bus without permission from a school official.
  • 2:15pm – Front Drive Car Riders will be dismissed from Door #3
  • Please do not arrive to get in line prior to 1:45pm. We must leave the front drive accessible for Emergency vehicles.
  • Place your child’s name in windshield.
  • Pull as far forward as you can while you wait, without passing another car.
  • Please be watchful of all children as they are released to go to their vehicles.
  • Do not pull away with your child until you have been instructed to by a school official.
  • PLEASE, do not get out of your car and leave it unattended in the front drive.
  • Parents will be asked to return to their cars and follow the above procedure if they attempt to walk up to the building to pick up their child(ren)
  • These students will be dismissed first.
  • Students are not permitted to walk to the North Parking Lot to get in a parked car.
  • 2:30pm – Walkers that walk home by themselves will be dismissed from Door #1
  • 2:30pm - Walkers being picked up by a walk-up parent/guardian will also be dismissed      from Door #1
  • Parents that choose to park and pick up their child should park in the North Parking Lot by the Little League Ball Diamond and walk up to Door #1.
  • Parents/Guardians should line up outside Door #1 and their child’s name will be called as their parent moves to the front of the line.
  • 2:30pm - Latch Key – Parents that pick up their children from Latch Key may enter the      building through Door #3 at 2:30pm. 


  • Please be sure your child and his/her teacher know now how your child is to go home in case of an early dismissal due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Do not call the office inquiring about an early dismissal. A School Messenger phone call will be made to all parents/guardians in the case of an early dismissal. The office will not make phone calls to individual parents and should only receive phone calls in emergency situations. It is very important that you put in place now the procedures your child should follow during the upcoming winter months.


Students seen in the clinic will be asked to describe their symptoms to the nurse or office personnel.

  • A clinic slip will be completed for each child who visits the clinic. A copy is kept on file in the clinic and one is sent home with the child.
  • If no temperature, vomiting, or other apparent symptoms exist, they will be sent back to their classroom.
  • Students with a fever or other symptoms will be sent home. The office will attempt to call the parents/guardian to come to pick up the child, if a parent/guardian cannot be reached, the      emergency contacts will be called.
  • Parents cannot be notified by phone each time their child is seen by the nurse; however, if your child is seen by the nurse or office personnel, they will be given a clinic visit slip that tells you that your child was seen by the nurse, what for, and what the treatment was.
  • Parents are responsible for delivering any and all medication to the clinic. Students are not allowed by law to transport any medication to or from school. Parents must also sign a permission form for the nurse in order for the clinic to dispense any medication and the medication must be in the original container.


  • Parker Elementary is a school wide Title I building.
  • Title I is a Federal Grant program where monies are allocated to services provided to the neediest students.
  • We fund; Instructional coach, Lexia Reading Program, Classroom Assistants, Professional Development for Teachers, Technology in the classrooms ( programs, iPad Minis K-2)
  • Parent Involvement Policy; in enrollment packet.
  • Home-School compact; in enrollment packet.
  • Family Survey; Completed at meet the teacher night.


Menus are available on the school website at, will be available during registration, and sent home monthly.

Free & Reduced Meal/Textbook Fee Applications are available at www.lunchapplication .com and in all school offices.

A NEW application must be filled out every year!

2016 / 2017 LUNCH PRICES:

Elementary Student Lunch:                      $2.70 per day

          Middle/High Student Lunch:                      $2.80 per day

       Student Breakfast all schools:                       $1.40 per day

              Ala Carte Milk all schools:                      $ .60 each

Students receiving reduced price meals will pay $.30 cents for breakfast and $.40 cents for lunch.

Below is a breakdown of what lunch costs for a specific time frame. Parents can pay any amount that they choose. Please make check and money orders out to NCCSC Food Service. Cash payments will be accepted but are made at your own risk since we cannot provide a method of tracking cash.

Elementary Lunch 9 weeks (9/30):                      $111.80

Middle/High Lunch 9 weeks (9/30):                     $118.25

Elementary Lunch 1st semester (12/16):            $243.00

Middle/High Lunch 1st semester (12/16):          $252.00

Elementary Lunch Complete Year:                      $486.00

Middle/High Lunch Complete Year:                    $504.00

Online Meal Payments are accepted at

The institution is an equal opportunity provider.




  Updated 4/25/17


2016 Elementary & NCMS Feasibility Study

Parker Contact

Contact Us

1819 Roosevelt Ave.
New Castle IN 47362
Phone: (765) 521-7209
Fax: (765) 593-6609

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