First Week of School

The first week of school will look different for Batesville Community School Corporation students. As we prepare for the start of school, we want to do our best to ensure our students and staff can return to our buildings safely. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not hold our traditional open houses, locker night, or freshman orientation.

In place of this, BCSC is implementing an innovative approach to help staff and students transition back to school, with a rolling start to the school year. On Wednesday, August 5, students in pre-K, kindergarten, third grade, sixth grade, ninth grade, and twelfth grade will report to school.  They will not report to school on Thursday, August 6.  All other grade level students will report to school on Thursday, August 6, for their first day.   On Friday, August 7, all PK-12 students will attend school.

The rolling start is expected to create a smoother transition between school buildings for students and to ensure a successful launch to an already challenging school year.  The school day will occur as a typical day with transportation, lunch, and regular arrival and dismissal times. The first day would be an orientation day. Students would learn schedules and map out their routes, meet teachers and support staff, learn locker locations and practice codes, and participate in other activities that will help create a smoother transition.

  • August 5- Grades PreK, K, 3, 6, 9, and 12
  • August 6- Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11
  • August 7- All students, PreK to 12

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