Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!
I couldn’t be more excited to welcome back students and staff for the 2023-2024 school year!
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 summer school/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 some new faces across the district this year. We will be sharing more about our new hires in the “Weekly Warrior” as the school year approaches. We are excited about the talented individuals who have signed on to make a difference at Eastern.
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 and guardians should have received an email from FINAL FORMS prompting you to begin filling out beginning of the year forms online.
Please make sure an up to date physical address and a valid email is provided for email updates. Filling forms out and making sure they are up to date is vital for transportation logistics and bus pick up/drop off on day 1.
Final forms log in information and additional helpful information for parents/guardians can be found under the “Parent Area” tab on the district website:
Parents/guardians will receive a weekly district update from the desk of the Superintendent via the “Weekly Warrior” newsletter.
Mark your calendars for back to school open house dates!
EMS/EHS- August 14th, 5:30-7pm
RES/SES- August 15th, 5:30-7pm
First day- August 16th
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 (937-695-6276).
This 2023-2024 district calendar, student handbook, and more can be found at:
ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR FREE AND REDUCED MEALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE FOR THE 23-24 SCHOOL YEAR ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE at https://www.elsd.us/ParentArea.aspx.
When filling out the application, be sure and use the school district zip code, which is a Winchester zip code (45697) when prompted for district information.
*PLEASE BE SURE AND CHECK YES IN THE SHARE INFORMATION BOX TO APPLY FOR SCHOOL FEES TO BE WAIVED AS WELL.
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION NOW ASSURES THAT YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
Please visit https://www.elsd.us/LunchMenus.aspx for up to date lunch menus/information. If you have any issues or questions please contact Food Service at 937-695-6276.
Please be sure your child’s vaccines are up to date. School immunization requirements can be found HERE and on the district website>parent area.
Special education information can be found at:
Please contact our Director of Special Education, Brandy Pitzer ([email protected]) with any questions (937-695-6280).
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 Wednesday of every month and start at 7 PM in the district office unless announced otherwise. Agendas and board meeting minutes can be found at:
We look forward to working with the community each and every day to maintain the tradition of pride and excellence in the Eastern Local School District. Your input is encouraged and appreciated. Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, and concerns at [email protected] or 937.695.6276.