Parker Elementary


Building Hours of Operation

Building opens:  7:00am

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

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                 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 information on the Corporation website:



All Parker students will receive Free Breakfasts and Lunches. Menus are sent home at the beginning of each month on the reverse side of the monthly calendar. A Free & Reduced Meal/Textbook Fee Application must be still be filled out if you are interested in receiving Textbook assistance. Applications are available at www.lunchapplication .com and in all school offices.






10:45 – 11:20

11:20 – 11:40


10:55 – 11:20

11:20 – 11:40


11:10 – 11:35

11:35 – 11:55


11:25 – 11:50

11:50 – 12:10


11:40 – 12:05

12:05 – 12:25


12:00 – 12:25

12:25 – 12:45


12:20 – 12:45

12:45 -1:05


It is very important that the information we have on file is accurate and up to date.

If your address, phone numbers, or emergency contact information changes, notified the office 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.


  • Call the school and speak to Mrs. Engle, Attendance Secretary (521-7209)
  • Leave a message on the answering system Send in a Parent or Doctor note explaining the absence
  • Doctor office may fax excuse to 765-593-6609
  • Students arriving late to school must be signed in by their parent/adult.  Do not send your student into the building by themselves.

  • Students are tardy at 8:05 am. Student must be in their classroom at 8:05am.

  • Students in the building, but not in the classroom at 8:05am will be counted tardy. (Students that ride a bus, but don’t report to their classroom on time, will receive a tardy.)

  • Students arriving after 8:05 am should always check-in with the office for a pass to class.

  • No one is admitted to the building between 2:00 – 2:30pm. Students leaving school early should be picked up before 2pm. They will be called down to the office after the parent has arrived to ensure maximum class time; leaving early constitutes a PM tardy.

  • 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.

  • Parker Good Attendance – Students are awarded “good attendance” if they have no more than 2 absences or tardies either separately or combined for the school year.


    Everyone entering the building must report directly to the front office.

    Anyone observed not wearing a visitor badge will be stopped and escorted to the office.

    Visitors are not permitted beyond the office during school hours. (8:05am – 2:30pm)

    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.

    All deliveries should be left with the office. The office will call teachers to pick up items at an appropriate time so that class will not be interrupted.

Parker Elementary uses 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 allows us to do that. The Raptor system better allows us to track visitors, contractors, volunteers and any other guests in our schools and provides us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

Upon entering our school building, visitors are asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. The Raptor system checks 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 issues a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.

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


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 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).



    • 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 periodic 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 will decide if the request will be approved or denied based on the requested activity and the information on the background check.




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)



    • 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”.



ARRIVAL to School

  • Our building opens to students at 7:00am.
  • Student drop off is limited to the front drive. Please do not drop off students in the south parking lot (Staff parking lot.)
  • Students walking to school should follow sidewalks to the main entrance (door #3). They should not walk through the parking lots.


It becomes very dangerous situation with buses entering and exiting as well as staff arriving.


DISMISSAL from School

Making sure that all students get home safely is our number one goal. Dismissal time is always a hectic time of day for students and staff, so please make your child’s dismissal 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 2:00pm - 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.


2:10pm – Bus riders 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- Car Riders begin to be dismissed.



    • Please do not arrive to get in line prior to 1:45pm. We must leave the front drive accessible for Emergency vehicles.


    • 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)


    • 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.



 2:30pm – Walkers

  • Students that walk home by themselves will be dismissed from Door #1 after everyone has been picked up. This ensures that traffic is at a minimum.
  • Students are not permitted to walk to the North Parking Lot to get in a parked car.

2:30pm - Walkers being picked up by a walk-up parent/guardian

  • 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 – 765-575-8359


  • Latch Key is provided through Turning Point of Life Center with space provided by Parker Elementary.
  • 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.






    • 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.


    • Parents are responsible for picking up any and all medications prior to the end of the school year. All medication left in the clinic after the announced cut off time will be destroyed.



Library / Textbooks

Students as well as parents are responsible for maintaining the condition as well as knowing the whereabouts of all library and textbooks.

Parents will be charged for books that are damaged or lost in the course of the school year. Books that are not paid for or found by the end of the school year will subject parents to collections and be grounds for students to miss end of year events.





    • 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, Intervention Programs, Classroom Assistants, Professional Development for Teachers, Technology in the classrooms (e.g. online programs, STEM/PBL instructional resources)


    • Parent Involvement Policy; in enrollment packet.


    • Home-School compact; in enrollment packet.





















Parker Contact

Contact Us

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

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