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Northridge High School

Northridge Middle School

Heritage Intermediate School

Jefferson Elementary School

Middlebury Elementary School

Orchard View Elementary School

York Elementary School

Message from the Superintendent:

Middlebury Community Schools offers all students a wonderful educational experience delivered by dedicated staff in an exciting and engaging learning environment.  We partner with parents and members of the community, striving to maintain the standard of excellence that our community expects. We are proud of the past and excited about the future!

If you ever have concerns, I invite you to contact our Administration Center at 574-825-9425.

Dr. Jayson Snyder, Superintendent

News

MAY 20
School Board Meeting Minutes - 05/17/2022

Proposed MCS School Board meeting minutes for May 17, 2022.
http://www.mcsin-k12.org/about/board/minutes/2021-2022/220517_M.pdf

MAR 3
School Board Meeting Minutes - 03/01/2022

Proposed MCS School Board meeting minutes for March 1, 2022.
http://www.mcsin-k12.org/about/board/minutes/2021-2022/220301_M.pdf

FEB 25
Masking on Buses Update

The CDC released the following statement today.
"Effective February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs."
 
For that reason, MCS will no longer require students or drivers to wear masks on our school buses. 

FEB 22
COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

FEB 17
Student Transfer Information - 2022-2023

The Middlebury Community School District is offering tuition-free enrollment in Middlebury Community Schools for the 2022-2023 school year.

Student Transfer Application

JAN 5
Updated COVID FAQ

MCS has updated its COVID mitigation policies per new guidance from the CDC.  Frequently asked questions are answered in this document: https://www.mcsin-k12.org/bulletins/files/docs/covid_faq_20220104.pdf

DEC 10
Northridge High School Student Safety

Parents/Guardians,

Providing a safe and conducive learning environment for our students, free from threats of harassment, intimidation, bullying, and physical harm, is a top priority at Middlebury Community Schools. When student misconduct infringes on that priority, we take prompt and appropriate disciplinary action.

Recently, Northridge High School administrators learned of an organized effort by several students to harass, intimidate, and possibly harm classmates. This type of conduct constitutes bullying and could be considered child abuse. Administrators quickly investigated and alerted law enforcement as required by Indiana law. The students participating in this misconduct were disciplined and removed from attendance at Northridge High School. Administrators also informed the parents of the known students who were the targets of the harassment and bullying attempts.

State and Federal privacy laws prohibit Middlebury Community Schools from commenting further on this matter. We can state that, without question, our students need and deserve a safe place to learn and socialize with classmates and friends. We will continue to keep the safety of our students and staff as a top priority.    

Respectfully,

Dr. Jayson Snyder
Superintendent
Middlebury Community Schools

DEC 1
Updated COVID FAQs

Please review this document regarding many of the frequently asked questions surrounding masks and COVID: covid_faq_20211201.pdf (506 KB)

NOV 21
Letter to Coaches and Student-Athletes from Dr. Snyder

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NOV 12
Upcoming Update to MCS COVID Plan

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NOV 11
CLASSIFIED JOB FAIR -- Saturday, December 4th! Come test drive a school bus!

Mark your calendars for the first MCS Classified Job Fair! On Saturday, December 4th, we will be holding a job fair from 9:00am - 1:00pm at Orchard View Elementary School. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with current staff members about the many different classified positions MCS offers. We will be offering tours of the school kitchen for those interested in cafeteria work. Individuals will even be able test drive a school bus! You won't want to miss this!!!
We are currently hiring for bus drivers, cafeteria staff, paraprofessionals, and custodial workers. Please visit the Human Resources page on our website to view our current open job listing.

NOV 1
Governor Holcomb Executive Order Extension

Governor Holcomb has extended his current executive order until December 1, 2021.  In this continued Order, the Governor directs the Commissioner of the IDOH to evaluate, and modify where warranted, the provisions related to covid mitigation. As of now, the IDOH has not altered any of the current requirements. Middlebury Community Schools will monitor, and if the IDOH makes any adjustments, we would share those with the Board of School Trustees. For the time being, the extension of this Order and the unchanged IDOH requirements mean that our current covid mitigation practices will remain in place.

Governor Holcomb stated, "While I am extending the state public health emergency for this next month to extend these critical capabilities directly tied to it, I have instructed my staff and the relevant agencies over the next few weeks to bring me a plan that contemplates options to wind down our executive orders and end the state public health emergency in the near future.”

OCT 28
SCHOOL BOARD TO FILL VACANCY

Middlebury Community Schools announces the vacancy on its school board created by the resignation of school board president Paul Gayler.  Mr. Gayler served as a school board member since 2015, with 2 of those years as President.  His dedication to and caring for our school corporation students and staff will be greatly missed.  Indiana law requires Middlebury Community Schools to promptly fill Mr. Gayler's remaining term on the school board, which runs through December 31, 2022.

Superintendent Jayson Snyder explained that state law requires the remaining school board members, by a majority vote, to fill the vacancy by appointing a person who meets all residence and other qualifications required of a regularly elected board member.

Because Mr. Gayler was elected as the school board representative for District A (Town of Middlebury), the person chosen to fill the vacancy by the board must reside in that district and be otherwise qualified to run in an election for the seat he or she is filling.

School board policy and Middlebury Community Schools' election plan require that candidates for this seat on the Board of School Trustees be:

  • An American citizen;
  • A qualified voter;
  • Twenty-one years of age or older; and
  • A resident within the school corporation boundaries continuously for three years or more and one year or more in District A (Town of Middlebury) prior to the date of the appointment.

Those interested in being considered for this vacancy should submit (1) a letter of interest, and (2) a completed candidate questionnaire by November 10, 2021 to the address below or submitted digitally through the Middlebury Community Schools website.

Mr. Gregg Eash, Board Vice President
Middlebury Community School Corporation
Board of School Trustees
56853 Northridge Drive
Middlebury IN 46540

Candidate questionnaires can be obtained by contacting the Middlebury Community Schools administration building at 574.825.9425 or mastk@mcsin-k12.org, or found on the Middlebury Community Schools website.

Fill Out the Online Candidate Questionnaire

or

Download the Questionnaire as a Printable PDF

SEP 27
Bus Driver Incentive

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Middlebury Community Schools has approved a monetary attraction bonus to assist our transportation department in the recruitment of new bus drivers.  A $2,000 bonus will be paid in two installments (half at the time of new employment after training and the other half at the end of the current school year) to new drivers.  Current bus drivers can also receive a $2,000 bonus (half at the time the new drivers starts and the other half at the end of the current school year) for referring someone who gets hired as a bus driver. Please consider becoming a bus driver for MCS or condier sharing the news!!!

SEP 23
Update - School Power Restored

UPDATE - At approximately 9:30 AM power was restored to all schools on campus.

SEP 23
Power Outage 9-23-2021

Just before start time today, the campus schools lost power and phones.  Schools are running on generator power and students arrived safely to school.  School personell are working NIPSCO to determine when the restoration of power will occur.  Our staff and students are showing great flexibility as we all continue with our educational purspose.

AUG 25
Notice of Pre-Bargaining Public Meeting - 2021

Notice of Pre-Bargaining Public Meeting

Middlebury Community Schools

On September 8, 2021, at 4:00 pm, local time, the Board of School Trustees and representatives of the Middlebury Teachers will meet at the Administration Building, 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Indiana, for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining and hear testimony from the public, pursuant to the provisions of IC 20-29-6-1(b).  

Middlebury Community Schools
Board of School Trustees
Middlebury Teachers Association

AUG 24
School Make-Up Day

Please note that the make-up day due to the power outages on August 12th is now scheduled for Monday, October 25th.  This day will be an E-Learning day for all students.

AUG 4
2020 Annual Financial Report

JUL 26
Ride 360

Ride 360 Announcement.pdf (1.08 MB)


Beginning Monday July 26, 2021 parents of Middlebury Community Schools students can download the Traversa RIDE 360 APP to gain access to their student's transportation information**

Currently visible will be your student's AM and PM assigned bus stop(s) for school year 2021-2022.

Beginning Aug 2nd, Specific Routes with Pick Up and Drop off times will be available through the same APP.

Parents should check back often, as times and sometimes even routes have to change at the last minute.

**Adding your student(s) to your RIDE 360 app account requires you to know their MCS student number (MCS student number is a 5 or 6 digit number), you can find this number by looking al their TITAN Account and/or in your PowerSchool Parent Account. (In PS Parent please select Account Preferences>Demographics Tab 10 locate the student number.)


Middlebury Community Schools Transportation Department is implementing a new transportation information delivery system for busing.

Parents can now use Traversa's RIDE 360 App to access their student's expected pick up and drop off times digitally.

Please check back before school starts as pick up and drop off times will vary.

To access your student(s) busing information:

  1. Download the Traversa Ride 360 App
    OR go to:  inmiddleburycomscorp.traversaride360.com on your computer
  2. Register as a Parent
  3. Add your student(s) using their 5-digit Student ID and Birthday
  4. See your student's scheduled bus pick up and drop off times
  5. Verify/Update contact phone number

JUL 8
2021-2022 Class Start and Dismissal Times

MAY 25
Letter Regarding Masks

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MAY 19
Elkhart County Health Department Information

Please see the information posted regarding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Goshen High School happening May 20-22.  Along with this is information on vaccinating students aged 12-17.

Vaccination Clinic Info English Version

Vaccination Clinic Info Spanish Version

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PARENT CONSENT FORM ENG SPAN TRANS.pdf (191 KB)

MAY 10
Bus Safety

U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski visited our MCS Transportation Department this morning to see our new bus lighting.  The new LED lighting we purchased from First Light Safety Products at the top of the bus in front and back and on the stop arm provides our buses with more safety features.  We are hopeful that this innovative lighting will help drivers see and recognize our buses in all weather situations and respond appropriately on the road.  Keeping our children safe is our number one priority!

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MAY 3
Retirement Open House for Jane Allen

Retirement Open House - Celebrating Jane Allen - May 19th 3:00-5:30 PM - MCS Admin Building, 56853 Northridge Dr

Retirement Open House
Celebrating Jane Allen
May 19th 3:00-5:30 PM
MCS Admin Building
56853 Northridge Dr

MAR 31
Press Release: Middlebury Community Schools Announces New Superintendent

Pending official approval at its April 13 board meeting, the MCS Board of School Trustees announces Dr. Jayson Snyder as the new Superintendent of Middlebury Community Schools effective July 1, 2021.

Dr. Snyder is currently the Director of Talent Acquisition & Development for the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. In this role, he led and supported all matters related to K-12 curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the school district. Dr. Snyder oversaw 11 of PHM’s 15 schools while also mentoring and coaching administrators. Over the last four years, Dr. Snyder led PHM’s effort to recruit and hire numerous administrators and over 150 certified teachers. Dr. Snyder also worked closely with the PHM Teachers’ Association, serving six years on the District's Administrative Team during the collective bargaining process. He oversaw the District’s non-resident transfer practices in order to maximize enrollment and generate new, ongoing revenue. Additionally, he developed the current District-wide system for Response to Intervention (RtI) and worked with other PHM administrators to improve the process of teacher observation via an instructional coaching model. Prior to his four years of Central Office experience, Dr. Snyder was the Principal at Meadow’s Edge Elementary, earning five consecutive “A” ratings as well as State and National recognition for student achievement in a Title I school. During his 18 years in public education, Dr. Snyder has also served as a middle school assistant principal and taught at both the elementary and middle school levels.
Dr. Snyder holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from IUSB, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy from Purdue University. He is also certified in human resources from the Indiana Association of School Business Officials. Dr. Snyder previously earned recognition as an Indiana District 2 Principal of the Year, IUSB Excellence in Administration award winner, and named a Michiana Forty Under 40 winner (2014) by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Snyder and his wife, Jen, have been married for 18 years and they have two daughters, Isabel (age 14) and Katelyn (age 12). The Snyder family is excited about moving to the Middlebury community and joining our outstanding school district!

Press Release (Download as PDF)

MAR 18
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION

Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the school corporation known as Middlebury Community Schools (the "School Corporation") that the Board of School Trustees (the "Board") of the School Corporation will meet at 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Indiana, at the hour of 4:00 p.m. (Local Time) on May 4, 2021, to consider the following additional appropriation of the bonds (the "Bonds") which the Board has determined to issue.  The Board considers such additional appropriation necessary to meet the need existing at this time:

An appropriation in the amount of $5,575,000 from the proceeds of the Bonds, and all investment earnings thereon, on account of the renovation and construction of improvements to the high school including building additions and the purchase of equipment and technology (the "Project") in the School Corporation, including the incidental expenses necessary to be incurred in connection with the Project and the issuance of Bonds on account thereof.  The funds to meet such additional appropriation are to be provided by the issuance and sale of Bonds by the School Corporation.

The foregoing appropriation is in addition to all appropriations provided for in the existing budget and tax levy, and a need for such appropriation exists by reason of the inadequacy of the present buildings to provide necessary school facilities in the School Corporation.

Taxpayers of the School Corporation appearing at said meeting shall have the right to be heard in respect to the additional appropriation.

In light of the changing circumstances as they relate to COVID-19 and the Indiana Governor's Executive Orders regarding social distancing, please check the School Corporation's website prior to the scheduled hearing to receive up to date information about meeting logistics. 

Dated this 24th day of March, 2021.

R. Mitchell Miller
/s/ Secretary, Board of School Trustees
Middlebury Community Schools

MAR 18
NOTICE OF DETERMINATION

Pursuant to Indiana Code § 6-1.1-20-5, notice is hereby given that the Board of School Trustees of the Middlebury Community Schools has preliminarily determined to issue bonds in  a principal amount not to exceed $5,575,000 to fund the following proposed renovation and construction of improvements to the high school including building additions and the purchase of equipment and technology.

Dated:  March 24, 2021

R. Mitchell Miller
/s/ Secretary, Board of School Trustees
Middlebury Community Schools

MAR 17
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING THE PROPOSED CONTRACT BETWEEN MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION EMPLOYING A SUPERINTENDENT

On March 29, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Middlebury Community Schools’ Administration Office located at 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury Indiana, the Board of School Trustees will meet to discuss and hear from the public objections to and support for the proposed contract, which will be effective from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.

Proposed Contract Details

2021 - ’22 School Year
Annual Base Salary $135,000
Annual 403(b) Plan Contribution $4,050
Annual Teacher Retirement Fund Contribution @ $4,050
Annual VEBA Plan Contribution $1,350
Annual Group Health Insurance Premium Contribution $15,553
Annual Group Dental Insurance Premium Contribution $1,183
Annual Vision Insurance Premium Contribution $179
Annual Long Term Disability Premium Contribution $630
Annual Term Life Premium Contribution
($100,000 Death Benefit)
$132
Annual Automobile Allowance
(insurance and maintenance)
$6,000
Annual Technology Allowance $1,000

@  Indicates that Middlebury Community Schools’ contribution on behalf of the superintendent is the same percentage of salary that is contributed on behalf of teachers.

Agreement Length:  The superintendent’s contract is for a term of 36 months.  The proposed contract can be canceled by the Board of School Trustees for the reasons set out in Indiana statute. 

Unless otherwise annually decided by the school board, the contract term shall automatically be extended for an additional year, up to five annual exclusions.

The superintendent and Middlebury Community Schools can by mutual agreement cancel the proposed contract at any time.

Work days:  The superintendent annually receives four weeks of vacation, which the superintendent may carry over to be used by the next December 31.  If any of those carried over vacation days remain on that December 31st date, Middlebury Community Schools shall pay the superintendent for no more than five days of those unused days.

Increases:  The Board of School Trustees annually reviews the superintendent’s performance, if the superintendent achieves an effective, highly effective, or equivalent rating as part of that evaluation, the superintendent receives a salary increase equivalent to a percentage basis to that received by certified staff members.  The superintendent also receives a stipend equal to that received by certified staff members if a stipend is paid to them and if the superintendent receives an effective or highly effective rating.

MAR 9
NOTICE OF HEARING

Pursuant to Indiana Code § 20-26-7-37, the Board of School Trustees of Middlebury Community Schools gives notice that on March 16, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., they will meet in public session at 56853 Northridge Drive, Middlebury, Indiana, to discuss and hear objections and support regarding the proposed renovation and construction of improvements to the high school including building additions and the purchase of equipment and technology.  You are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing.

In light of the changing circumstances as they relate to COVID-19 and the Indiana Governor's Executive Orders regarding social distancing, please check the School Corporation's website prior to the scheduled hearing to receive up to date information about meeting logistics. 

Dated:  March 3, 2021

Mitchell Miller
/s/ Secretary, Board of School Trustees
Middlebury Community Schools

FEB 8
2-Hour Delay Start Times

We want to make sure that everyone receives this information in order to clear up confusion in the future.

Middlebury Community Schools 2 Hour Delay Start Times (when a 2-hour delay is called)

These times are for every day of the week when a 2-hour delay is called.

K-3 Grades: Classes begin at 9:40am

         The bus will pick up students 2-hours later than a usual day

Heritage Intermediate:  Classes begin at 10:00am

         The bus will pick up students 2-hours later than a usual day

NMS:  Classes begin at 10:40am.

          Students may enter the building at 10:10am

          The bus will pick up students 70 minutes later than a usual day

NHS:   Classes begin at 10:45am

          Students may enter the building at 10:15am

          The bus will pick up students 70 minutes later then a usual day

(Archived News)