Special Education Meeting July 2024

Special Education Meeting Announcement

Eastern Community Schools is hosting a meeting for parents/guardians of students with disabilities who attend non-public school, including those who are homeschooled, to learn more about the special education process.

The meeting will be held on July 18, 2024.

Please contact Dr. Golitko at anne.golitko@eastern.k12.in.us for more information.

July 2024 upcoming special education meeting for parents of non-public and homeschooled special education students.

SUN Bucks (Summer EBT)

What is SUN Bucks?

SUN Bucks is a new permanent program to provide money to households with school-aged children to purchase food during the summer. All students are able to apply, but some students are automatically qualified for the program.

SUN Bucks Quick Start For Parents

SUN Bucks Parents FAQ Sheet

Who qualifies for SUN Bucks? 

Students approved for free or reduced meals at any point during the school year. 

(Unless the household opted out of benefits or benefits were removed due to verification.) 

Students approved through the SUN Bucks application during the summer.

What are the benefits? 

Eligible households will receive one card for each eligible student in the household.

Each card will be loaded with the full $120 benefit.

The money can be spent on the same items that SNAP dollars can be spent on.

Prior to May 31st, 2024 applications may be submitted through the food service area inside of Skyward. After May 31st, please visit the link below to submit an application directly to the state.

2026 International Comets Trip

2026 International Comets Trip

Are you curious about the world? Ready to learn about other countries and cultures? Look no further than your own middle school International Comets. During Spring Break 2026 we will offer an exciting opportunity to explore two great nations, England and Scotland. Join our group and make the 2026 Spring Break a break to remember.

Who: Middle School International Comets
When: Spring Break 2026
Where: Scotland and England
Note: This opportunity is open to current 5th grade-8th grade Eastern students.

Now Accepting Transfer Applications


It is time to submit your application…spots are filling up much faster than anticipated.

  • We are accepting applications for all grade levels.
  • Corporation Grade A on the State’s report card.
  • US News & World Report – Eastern Jr/Sr. High School – #1 in Kokomo Indiana Area High Schools – #27 in the State of Indiana.
  • 96 percent graduation rate!
  • High achieving and believing that every child can have success.

You can access the online application at this link.

Kindergarten Round-Up

Eastern Elementary School Kindergarten Round-Up Parent Night!

If you have a child that will be 5 years old by August 1, 2024, and you are interested in Kindergarten at Eastern Elementary School, please click on this link to provide Kindergarten Round Up information.

There are two nights for Kindergarten Round-Up.

  • The Parent Info Night event is March 6, 2024, at 6. p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • The Kindergartener Fun Night is March 20, 2024, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the elementary school.

More info on these two nights will be emailed to you from the info you have provided on the above form.  

If you live outside of the Eastern Howard School Corporation district, you will need to complete a Transfer Request Form as well.

If you have any questions about this event or Kindergarten at Eastern, please call Eastern Elementary Office – 765-628-7866.

Thank you!

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 5/4/20)

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Holcomb announced a five-stage plan to get the state “back on track” by July 4, 2020. He did state that schools and school property remain closed through June 30th and he will address in the next few weeks the issues regarding re-opening schools in the future. This means that no students will be in the buildings and on campus (outside of the item drop-off and pick-up dates scheduled for later this month). Teachers will continue online learning on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through Wednesday, May 20th.

You can read the full letter from Dr. Richie below:

May 4 Update — Dr Richie.pdf

Coronavirus Information and Eastern Howard Schools (Updated 04/09/20)

Comet Families,

Please refer to the updated information below this announcement about eLearning and and the current plans for Eastern Howard instruction. At this time we would like to share an update with you once more.

Please refer to all of the documentation below. The letter from Dr. Richie has been updated along with schedules for the remainder of the school year.