Superintendent Message

Welcome Message from Mr. Michael

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!


I couldn’t be more excited for the school year and about moving next door to lead the ELSD from the Superintendent seat! 


This summer has been a very productive one! Our custodians and the maintenance staff have been working hard on some exciting updates, and to prepare the buildings for returning students and staff! EMS/EHS summer school and Elementary jump start went great! Junior High/High School extracurricular activities have already been hard at work preparing for upcoming contests/competitions. 


The ELSD is excited to welcome two new principals this year. A familiar face, Mr. Drew Montgomery, will take charge at Sardinia Elementary! Mr. Guy Hopkins, will be the new Eastern High School Principal. Mr. Hopkins is no stranger to Brown County, having served as Principal at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center for 5 years from 2014-2019. We are elated to have both aboard! 


Parents and community members are invited to follow us on Facebook (Eastern Local Schools Brown County) and Twitter (@jordanrmichael) to receive updated information from the district. Parents should also be sure to fill out beginning of the year forms on FinalForms (  ) and make sure an up to date physical address and a valid email is provided for email updates, which will include a weekly district update from the desk of the Superintendent. 


Mark your calendars for back to school open house dates! 


EMS/EHS- August 16th, 5:30-7pm (Specific 6th grade details will be shared by Mr. Cook)

RES/SES- August 17th, 5:30-7pm


First day- August 18th

EMS/EHS- 7:30am-2pm

RES/SES- 8:30am- 3:30pm


Bus drivers will be reaching out prior to the start of school regarding pick up/drop off times. Please contact transportation supervisor, Jimmy Simpson ([email protected]), with any transportation questions (937-695-9030). 


This 2022-2023 district calendar can be found at:


The 2022-2023 ELSD student handbook can be found at: 


Please visit for up to date lunch menus/information. If you have any issues or questions please contact Tracy Creamer our Food Service Coordinator at 937-695-6276.


Please be sure your child’s vaccines are up to date. School immunization requirements can be found here:


Special education information can be found at:


Please contact our Director of Special Programs, Dawn Wallace ([email protected]) with any questions (937-695-6277). 


Although the last few years have been challenging for students, staff and parents, Eastern has continued to excel and provide students with great experiences both inside and outside of the classroom! A big thank you to students, staff, parents, and community for their continued hard work and resilient attitudes! We appreciate each of you!


School safety remains a priority for the ELSD. Students and staff will continue to receive up to date training and education in efforts to have the safest environment possible at Eastern. 


The ELSD Board of Education will continue to remain fiscally responsible and responsive to the community, while providing quality academic and extra-curricular programs for our students. ELSD Board of Education meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month and start at 7 PM in the district office. Agendas and board meeting minutes can be found at:


We look forward to working with the community each and every day to maintain our tradition of pride and excellence. Your input is encouraged and appreciated. Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, and concerns at [email protected] or 937-695-6276.


Go Warriors!




Jordan R. Michael

Eastern Local Schools


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