The Governor issued an Executive Order today closing all K-12 schools and requiring each school to continue an extended learning plan that includes 160 student days. Randolph Central will continue eLearning Days on Mon., Tues., & Thurs. of each week. More info coming soon.
Good Morning! We are up and running with our second day of eLearning. It was great to see so many of our students working on their eLearning lessons yesterday. Parents, thank you for all you are doing to help your students complete their lessons. If you have any questions, contact your child's teacher or call our office. If you still need to pick up a paper/pencil packet, those will be available in the lobby until 2:00 again today. If you are unable to get your packet, please call us. We'll work with you to find a solution. Call 765-595-0144 option 3 to reach the Deerfield office.
Hello! We’re reaching out this afternoon with two announcements. 1. The PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up scheduled for April 1 is rescheduled for May 13. 2. We have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our performance of Annie that was scheduled for May 7.
Randolph Central is offering free Grab n’ Go lunches in five locations. Ridgeville STEPS Saratoga City Building Driver Middle School (Door #1) Baker Elementary (Front) Willard Elementary (Front) Lunches will be available from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday. All children 18 years of age and under can get a free lunch. The child must be present to receive the free meal.
The Deerfield Food Pantry will take place as scheduled tomorrow from 3:30-5:00. Instead of entering the school building, the pantry distribution will be a "tailgate" format. A Second Harvest van will be parked along the curb on the northwest corner of the school. Families will simply drive up using the "enter" side of the circle drive, collect a preassembled bag of food, and drive away using the "exit" side of the circle drive. We appreciate Second Harvest's flexibility as we work to find a way to make the food available to our families during this extended school closure. Please keep in mind, this food distribution is only available to families of Deerfield Elementary School students. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thank you for your patience as we have worked through many details over the weekend and into the day today regarding the extended school closure and plans for eLearning. You can access the information we have available at this time with the link below. You can also keep checking our Facebook page and school web page for details, or you can simply call the DES office. We will do our best to be of help as we get through these challenging weeks together. https://des.rc.k12.in.us/article/211351?org=deerfield-elementary-school
RCSC will provide grab & go lunches to kids 18 and under beginning Tuesday, 3/17/20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at three locations: Ridgeville STEPS (210 S. Walnut), Saratoga City Building (107 N. Barber), and Driver M.S. (Door 1, 700 Union St., Winchester). Students must be present.
Randolph Central School Corporation eLearning Days will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. More details will be released next week on how eLearning days will be implemented. School offices will be open next week for parents/guardians who need to pick up their child’s medication.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and students will return no sooner than April 13, 2020. All Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities, including practices, are cancelled until Monday, April 13, 2020.
Deerfield Families, Our schools have been continuing to work with local health officials and prepare for the possibility of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools. To date, we are still not aware of any cases identified in our local community. However, it is critical that we take actions to raise awareness and prevent the spread of illness. With this priority in mind, I have decided to cancel tomorrow’s Pastries for Parents event at Deerfield. This is in accordance with the recommendation to avoid large public gatherings that could provide opportunity for illness to spread. While I know we will have disappointed students and families, I firmly believe this is in everyone’s best interest as we consider the safety of everyone in our school and larger community. The PTO will still provide donuts, fruit, and milk for students in our classrooms tomorrow morning. This treat, however, will not be open to families and guests. Thank you for your continuing patience and support as we all work through this together. Sincerely, Mrs. Laura Kile
For information on how Randolph Central is responding to the COVID-19 threat please visit the link below. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/covid-19-coronavirus--4 Thank you!
The Randolph Central School Corporation is working closely with local public health officials to plan and prepare for the possibility of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within our school community. All students will be bringing home a copy of this letter today. Thank you for taking a few minutes to read and learn more as we all work to control the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
There will be a parent meeting for any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in playing middle school golf. The meeting will be held in the Commons at Driver Middle School on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30p.m. Please have a parent/guardian present.
It's almost time to get our next group of kindergarten students preregistered! We are looking forward to meeting the boys and girls who will soon be coming to school with us. If you or someone you know has a child who will be starting kindergarten in August, please take a look at the information posted below. We will send a copy of this form home with students tomorrow, and you are always welcome to call our office if we can be of help. Please help us spread the word so we can get an accurate count of incoming kindergarteners.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed and students will be on an eLearning day today, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour Delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be utilizing online enrollment for the upcoming school year. Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students will need to have an account set up prior to the end of this school year to be able to access the PowerSchool Unified Classroom portal. Many families have already set up access to the grade portal. If you have not, please contact our school office for the instructions and access codes for your children. It is critical that these accounts are set up before the end of this school year so we can open registration in July. Thank you for your cooperation with this conversion. It is our hope that this will streamline the registration process for families.
Falcon youth baseball is having their All-Star tryouts this Saturday Feb. 22nd. The 8U division will be from 11:00am-12:30pm. The 10U and 12U division will be from 12:30pm-2pm. Both will be in the DMS GYM during that time. Please bring your glove, bat, no cleats.
Sectional Championship T-shirts will be available for pick-up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at DMS/WCHS. Enter using door #1 by the athletic director's office. Any t-shirts not picked up on Friday will be sent to Baker, Willard, and Deerfield on Tuesday.
Randolph Central will have an eLearning day today, Thursday, February 13, 2020, due to the winter weather. Also, we want to remind parents that tomorrow is a planned eLearning day for students as we have professional development for all school staff. All students should access their instruction online with their Chromebooks. eLearning days are school days and attendance is counted for your child when he or she submits an assignment. If you do not have Internet access at home, and travel to a site with Internet access is not possible, your child will have three school days to turn in all eLearning assignments. Lessons should be available for students by 9 AM today. Students are encouraged to work on their assignments during school hours so that teachers are available to assist them. If you have additional questions, you can submit a question online to your child's teacher using Google Classroom or email. There will still be no school on Monday (Presidents' Day). We will look forward to seeing students back at school on Tuesday, February 18th!
Randolph Central Schools will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, February 13, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, 2020.
The Winchester Wrestling Club signup day for the 2020 season is at the WCHS Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Feb 11th beginning at 5:30 pm. Club is open to all grades PreK-12th and the cost to sign up is $20. More info is available on the Winchester Wrestling Club Facebook page.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two-hour delay today, Friday, February 7, 2020.
Randolph Central Schools will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, 2/6/2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 6, 2020.
STEPS in Ridgeville will start meeting again on Tuesday, February 11. They will be resuming their regular schedule of Tuesday and Thursday after school programs. Please give our office a call or send a note if your child will be going to STEPS on February 11.
We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Deerfield Elementary School Spelling Bee. We enjoyed a great contest this morning, and we are proud of all participants. Please join us in congratulating this year's winners! School Champion & 4th Grade Champion: TaMerra Edwards School Runner-Up & 4th Grade Runner-Up: Sadie Heshelman Grade 3 Champion: Joseph Newman Grade 3 Runner-Up: Ellie Horner Grade 5 Champion: Patterson Phelps Grade 5 Runner-Up: Garrett Horner
There was a house fire across the street from Deerfield Elem. last night. The fire department has revisited the site of fire today. The situation is under control. Students at Deerfield are safe and the issue does not pose a threat to our students or staff. Rolland Abraham
Remember, we DO have school on Monday, January 20, to make up for the missed day on November 19th. Have a great weekend, and we'll see you all on Monday.
The WCHS Cheerleaders invite any K-5th grader to learn cheers, chants, jumps, and stunts at their mini clinic on Jan. 24 in the DMS gym from 5:30-7:30. Enter door 25 for registration at 5:15 pm. The cost is $15. To get more info, pick up a flyer at Baker, Willard, or Deerfield.
Due to dense fog, Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Due to dense fog Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Great things are happening at Deerfield every day. Sometimes these successes are quiet moments in classrooms that are only witnessed by our students and teachers. Sometimes, however, these successes come in the form of very public achievements and honors. We are so very proud to announce that Deerfield Elementary School was recently recognized as a 2018-2019 Title I Distinguished School Award Nominee. This nomination placed our school as one of the top eight exceptionally performing Title I schools in the state of Indiana. Deerfield is currently highlighted on the Indiana Department of Education website: https://www.doe.in.gov/sig/distinguished-schools. Deerfield also exceeds expectations according to federal school accountability ratings. Only five percent of elementary and middle schools in Indiana were able to achieve this rating. Check out the article below from the Muncie Star Press. https://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/local/2020/01/03/report-card-how-eci-schools-fared-federal-ratings/2796698001/ We continue to take great pride in the work of our students and teachers here at Deerfield. Please help us congratulate them when you see them here at school or out in the community!
On Tuesday, January 14th Josh Yankey, high school math teacher, along with the Randolph Central Technology Department, will be hosting a Unified Classroom Parent Information Night in the WCHS Commons from 7:00-8:00. During this session, parents/guardians will be learning how to... - Create a Parent Username and Password - Login to Unified Classroom - Access Assignments and Grades - Communicate with their child’s teacher - Track attendance We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about how you can use Unified Classroom to stay involved in your child's education.
The school food pantry scheduled to take place at Deerfield today, December 17, 2019, has been cancelled due to weather and road conditions.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed today, Tuesday, December 17th due to the winter weather. This day will be an eLearning Day. All students should access their instruction online with their Chromebooks. eLearning days are school days and attendance is counted for your child when he or she submits an assignment. If you do not have Internet access at home, and travel to a site with Internet access is not possible, your student will have three school days to turn in all eLearning assignments. Lessons should be available for students by 9 AM today. Students are encouraged to work on their assignments during school hours so that teachers are available to assist them. Internet access is available at the WCHS-DMS commons from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.. However, any student under the ago of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of their time at the commons. If you have additional questions, you can submit a question online to your child's teacher using Google Classroom or email.
Randolph Central Schools will be on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two-hour delay today, Monday, December 16, 2019.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed today, Tuesday, November 12th, due to the inclement weather. Students will have an eLearning day. This means that all students should access their instruction online with their Chromebooks. eLearning days are school days and attendance is counted for your child when he or she submits an assignment. If you do not have Internet access at home and travel to a site with Internet access is not possible, your student will have three school days to turn in all eLearning assignments. Lessons should be available for students by 9 AM today. Students are encouraged to work on their assignments during school hours so that teachers are available to assist them. Internet access is available at the WCHS-DMS commons from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.. However, any student under the ago of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of their time at the commons. If you have additional questions you can refer to the “eLearning Days for Students and Parents” document or your child can submit a question online for their teacher. Thank you!
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed today, Tuesday, November 12th. Today will be an eLearning Day for Deerfield students.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two hour delay today, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Deerfield Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on Thursday, October 24, through Wednesday, October 30. You'll find details about our dress up days and other activities posted in the picture below. Our students should also be bringing a copy home from school. Thank you for helping us celebrate the week and for helping us teach our kids about the importance of making healthy choices.
Reminder: Our Deerfield Food Pantry is open now and will stay open until 5:00 or when the food runs out.
Congratulations to Deerfield's RC PRIDE Students of the Week for October 11th. Kindergarten: Gage Miller (Persistence) 1st Grade: Kennedy Kratoska (Dependability) 2nd Grade: Madison Costello (Initiative) 3rd Grade: Audrey Huston (Dependability) 4th Grade: Kaylie Peterson (Initiative) 5th Grade: Patterson Phelps (Respectfulness)
For any 5th grade boy interested in playing AAU basketball there will be a try-out on Monday, October 14th from 4:30- 6:00 pm at Willard Elementary. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dustin Baldwin at Driver Middle School, 584-4671. Thank you!
October is National Fire Prevention Month. It is a time for us to all have a reminder about fire safety and ways we can prevent fires. Today, Deerfield welcomed the Ward Township Fire Department. We're grateful for the lessons they shared with us about fire safety. All students will also be bringing home a kit of safety materials including a smoke alarm. Parents, be sure to ask your children to tell you about what they learned!
Attention 3rd and 4th Grade Girls! There will be a call out meeting on Monday for any third or fourth grade girl interested in playing AAU basketball this year. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in the WCHS Commons on Monday, September 30th.
The WCHS Cheerleaders invite any K-5th grader to learn cheers, chants, jumps, and stunts at their mini clinic on Thurs., Oct. 3rd at the Field House from 4:30-6:00. Registration is at 4:15 and the cost is $10. To get more info, pick up a flyer at Baker, Willard, or Deerfield.
Reminder: The Deerfield Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a Skating Party! Parents are welcome to either drop students off or stay. For safety reasons, only Deerfield students may skate. When: Thursday, September 26 from 5:30-7:30 Where: Starlite Skating Rink, Winchester Who: All Deerfield Elementary Students Cost: Free Admission, $2.00 Skate Rental (You can bring your own skates.)
Good evening. This is a reminder that students will not attend school tomorrow, Monday, September 23, 2019. Instead, they will participate in our first eLearning Day from home. Students should know how to locate and complete their assignments in Google Classroom. Teachers will be available to answer questions from 8-11 a.m. Wifi will be available to all Randolph Central students in the choir room at WCHS from 9a.m.-3p.m. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Students must complete and submit their eLearning assignment within three school days to be counted as present and receive credit for their work. eLearning is new at Randolph Central. Please know that we are here to help. If you are have technical problems that you are unable to solve, we can assist your student when he or she returns to school on Tuesday, September 24. We appreciate your patience as we go on this learning adventure together.
Reminder: Fundraiser pick-up will be taking place this afternoon from 2:30-5:30. Thank you for making arrangements to pick up the flowers sold, and thank you for participating in this fundraiser to support student activities at Deerfield.
Due to a widespread service outage, our phones and internet are still not working today. Thank you for your patience as we wait for services to be restored.
Deerfield will celebrate Homecoming week in support of our WCHS Falcons. Dress up days are listed below. Let’s have some fun with our friends and family at WCHS. Monday, September 9 “Party in the USA” - Wear red, white, and blue Tuesday, September 10 “Physical” - Wear your exercise or sports clothes Wednesday, September 11 “Welcome to the Jungle” - Wear your camouflage Thursday, September 12 “RC PRIDE/Deerfield PRIDE” - Wear your new PRIDE t-shirt (Students will get these shirts at school on Thursday.) Friday, September 13 - “Back in Black” Wear black and gold to support our Falcons
Congratulations to this week's RC PRIDE Students of the Week at Deerfield! Pictured left to right... 3rd Grade: Ellie Horner shows initiative. She always starts working without being asked and she does what needs to be done. 1st Grade: Faith Webster has been showing persistence NWEA and classroom testing. Even when things get hard, she keeps trying and doing her best. 2nd Grade: Aaron Miller shows persistence. He always works hard and never gives up. 4th Grade: Jayden Huffman showed persistence in math this week. He had a good attitude about trying story problems, even when they take more than one step. When he makes a mistake, he tries again. Kindergarten: Makenna Moreland shows initiative every day when she does what needs to be done. 5th Grade: Alli Ward showed persistence this week when she took NWEA. She showed great growth!
Please join us in congratulating our first group of PRIDE Students of the Week! You can look forward to a spotlight on one student from each grade level each Friday. We're proud of this week's group! Pictured left to right: Emerson Unger (5th Grade) has shown persistence in his classwork. Bethany Erwin (2nd Grade) has shown initiative by helping her classmates. Brinley Steed (1st Grade) has shown initiative by always coming into class and doing what needs to be done without being told. Hana Kisgen (Kindergarten) has shown respectfulness by being kind to every student in the classroom. Bentley White (3rd Grade) has shown initiative by helping his classmates when he sees they need help. Hayden Staver (4th Grade) has shown respectfulness by raising his hand to answer and not talking out during class while the teacher is talking.
Randolph Central Schools will be on a two-hour delay today, August 14, 2019.
The Force performing at The Drums of Winchester. Go Force!
Our school food pantry for July will begin today at 4:00. We hope many of our families will join us for this month’s pantry!
Deerfield 2019-2020 Textbook Rental Rates Kindergarten: $165.05 1st Grade: $174.65 2nd Grade: $166.57 3rd Grade: $165.37 4th Grade: $169.22 5th Grade: $172.11
Instructions, FAQs, and the APPLICATION FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS are on the Randolph Central website. You can also pick it up at registration or at Central Office. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/free-and-reduced-price-meals
It's almost time to register your child for school! Registration dates and times are listed below. Also, if you will be registering a child to attend kindergarten, please call our school office to set up an appointment with our kindergarten teacher. She will complete some screening assessments with your child while you complete paperwork. This process helps us become a little more familiar with your child's needs prior to the first day of school. Also, if you are registering a 3rd grade student, bring your child's social security number to be prepared to sign up for Randolph County Promise. Registration at Deerfield Elementary: Thursday, July 18, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Randolph Central Families, Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students participated in the ILEARN assessments earlier this spring. Since ILEARN is a new test, the final results with proficiency levels and scale scores will not be available for schools until August 15. In accordance with Indiana Code 20-32-5.1-12(d), parents and schools have an opportunity to request a rescore for any open-ended item(s) to which students responded on the ILEARN assessment. Important Information about the ILEARN Rescore Request Process: • The ILEARN Rescore Request window will be open in mid-July (July 15 – 31). Requests submitted outside of this window will not be processed. • Parents or guardians who wish to view students’ response images and scoring rubrics must visit the school in which their child is officially enrolled. There will not be a separate online portal for parents to access this information. • Together, we will be able to view an image of your student’s response to each open-ended item, sample student responses for each score point, and the scoring rubric to help decide whether to request a rescore for that item. • I will submit any rescore request(s) on your behalf in the online platform. • It is extremely important to understand that requesting a rescore CAN result in your child’s score being lowered, meaning we could unintentionally move your child from a passing score to a failing score through this process. • Once a rescore request is submitted, the request and/or score change cannot be reversed. • A rescore request can only be requested one time for an item. Multiple requests to rescore the same item for a student are not permissible. • All items, responses, and scoring rubrics are secure materials and must not be discussed, shared, distributed, or duplicated. • Final results released on August 15 will reflect any properly submitted requested rescores. Parents or guardians who choose to request a rescore for their child’s ILEARN assessment, must contact our school office to do so no later than July 31, 2019. I will be able to help you view your child’s response images and scoring rubrics and request a rescore for each item. You’re also welcome to contact me with any questions you have regarding requesting a rescore for an ILEARN assessment. Sincerely, Laura Miller, Principal
There will be informational meetings about Chromebooks and other technology related topics for elementary parents at each elementary school in the coming weeks as follows. Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. in the Willard Cafeteria Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Deerfield Gymnasium Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Baker Cafeteria All elementary parents are invited to attend. These are not building-specific meetings. If you have a conflict for dates/times, you may attend any of the meetings at any of the three buildings. This meeting is not intended for students nor will families be receiving Chromebooks at this meeting. However, we will be discussing 1:1 and Chromebook topics at the elementary level that include: technology in the classroom, safe use of technology at school and home, student responsibility of devices, and purchasing device insurance. Thank you for helping us spread the word about these meetings. Parents with questions may contact our school offices by phone when our offices reopen on Monday, July 15.
Our Deerfield Food Pantry will be available today in the school cafeteria from 4:00-5:00. We hope you can join us!
Good news! Randolph Central School Corporation will be offering a summer lunch program this summer. The details are shared below. Summer Lunch Program High School Commons June 3 - July 17 (except July 4 & 5) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Kids 18 & Under are Free Adults: $3.00
Today, Deerfield students completed our second semester ALICE drill. We also had conversations with each grade level about how to respond to safety emergencies in the cafeteria. Students did a great job of following procedures and listening to District Resource Officer Anderson. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our office.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two hour delay today, Thursday, May 2, due to fog.
This is a CORRECTION to information that was posted yesterday in regard to kindergarten entrance dates. According to updated information we received today, we want to make this clarification. 1. To enroll in kindergarten a student still must be at least 5 years old on August 1 of the year of enrollment. 2. Indiana schools may adopt a procedure that allows parents of a student who turns 5 after August 1 to appeal to the schools for enrollment in kindergarten. We apologize for the confusion. If your child will be 5 between August 1 and September 1, and you think he or she is ready for kindergarten, contact our office for further details.
Attention Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students: The statewide date for kindergarten entrance has changed. Any child who turns 5 by September 1, 2019, can enroll in Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year at Deerfield Elementary School. Please visit our office or contact us by phone at 765-595-0144 extension 1300 for information about how to register your child for kindergarten.
We are in need of volunteers (moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, or big brothers or sisters) to make field day a success! The kids LOVE Field Day. However, there are a lot of stations and a lot of groups that rotate through the stations. Therefore, we need a lot of volunteers. Volunteers will need to plan to arrive around 9:30 a.m. on May 17. Call the office at 765-595-0144, option 3 if you can help.
Due to scheduling conflicts, this spring’s Kindergarten Parent Night at Deerfield has been rescheduled, and will take place on Monday, May 13. This informational meeting is your opportunity to meet some of our staff, visit a kindergarten classroom, receive information about kindergarten at Deerfield, and ask any questions you may have. Flyers with all the details will go home with DES students tomorrow. Thank you for helping us spread the word to families of our new kindergarten students!
Dental Safari will be visiting Deerfield soon. You can learn more at the link below, or you can pick up a form in our office. http://www.dentalsafaricompany.com/home
Join us tomorrow at Deerfield for our annual PTO Pastries for Parents. You can come for breakfast from 7:15-8:15 before school, or you can stop for an afternoon snack from 2:45-3:45. Our friends with Randolph County Promise will also be here if you have questions or want to take advantage of the opportunity to create an account for your child.
The Indiana Department of Education has created a series of short videos for parents about assessment. Check out these videos to learn more about the purposes of testing, how/why we're using technology to test, and more about the new ILEARN assessment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDP4eMUQgsQ https://www.youtube.com/watch? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stXUk-DUOWM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB1bDqjvd1o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq7gw5YozHM
Join us in wishing our Lady Falcons good luck as they compete in the State Finals basketball game tomorrow. You are invited to meet the Lady Falcons on Saturday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m. WCHS will be hosting a Media Night in the high school gym. The WCHS Girls’ Basketball team and managers will be available for autographs and photos with fans! You are invited to bring your own t-shirt, basketball, and/or rally towel to be signed. Rosters/programs will be provided on-site for autographs. Go Falcons!
Randolph Central Schools are on a two hour delay today, Wednesday, December 5, due to a power outage.