Welcome to Central Elementary School

Home of the 2016-2017

Triple Top 10 Award Winning
Spell Bowl & Math Bowl State Champions 
Science Bowl 3rd Place in State

Top 10

 Our Mission
The Central Elementary faculty and staff, with the support of parents and community, recognize the needs of every child, establish a nurturing environment, and facilitate the development of lifelong learners. Opportunities are provided for students to think creatively, learn to make responsible decisions, and meet with academic success. 

Central & Hayes Unite in 2017-2018
Our next parent planning meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18th at Tony's Pizza.  We will have an opportunity to continue planning our summer get together and discuss ideas for our upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  If you can't join us, we will keep you posted about events here on our Central & Hayes website.  

Come on out to our Ice Cream Social & K Meet and Greet
August 7th 
5:30-6:00 - Kindergarten Meet and Greet
6:00-7:00 - All School Ice Cream Social
Hayes Leonard Playground

Registration Information

Online registration for returning students for the 2017-18 school year: 
July 25 -August 1 
Log in to your Skyward Family Access account to complete online registration. Computers will be available at school during normal working hours. After August 2nd, please call the school.
Onsite registration for new students for the 2017-18 school year: 
August 1 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

School Supply List

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Building Project Information
VCS Building Project

May Edition 

Background Check Form 

Transportation Information

Transportation Changes:  For the safety of our students, any transportation changes must be made by written note with your signature and should be sent with your child at the start of the school day stating the alternate transportation arrangement. For your convenience, you may use the attached Central Elementary School Dismissal Change Form.  No changes in transportation can be made throughout the school day in order to ensure all students depart the school safely.  Also, the Valparaiso Community Schools transportation department is unable to allow students to ride the bus home with other students. Central Dismissal Change Form 


Points of Pride

Indiana Department of Education 4 Star School

4 Star School  

DC Certification
School Hours
8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m
Central Elementary School
305 Franklin St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 531-3030
Fax: (219) 531-1251 



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