By order of the Governor of the State of Indiana, all schools buildings will remain closed through the end of the school year.  Central Office will be open 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  A schedule of eLearning has been implement to finish this school year.
Future City Cup cakes
Future City NMS Champs
Champions together Banner presentation
NHS Band recognized at school board meeting for competing in the state finals
NHS girls cross country state finalist recognized at the school board meeting
Rainy homecoming football night
Silly selfie
Jumping kids at LES Walk-a-thon
JUmping students
Mallory class picture with Dr. Scott Mills
Street Fair Soccer girls
LES 5th grade board presentation
OES K learning how to do lunch
Morning greeting in Mrs. Valenti's class
STEAM practice in Mrs. Valenti's class

Pick up your Students' Possessions

Lancaster and Ossian Elementary Schools will be open on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 12 noon to 6 PM.

We expect social distancing to be observed at all times. Entrances will be propped open so people entering the buildings do not have to touch them. Locker rooms, choir rooms, band rooms, etc…will also be propped open to reduce touching of any surface. Please touch as few surfaces as possible. 

Please enter the building, retrieve personal items and leave while maintaining at least 6’ between others at all times.  Library books may be dropped off at the school.

Norwell High School and Norwell Middle School was open from 10 AM to 2 PM, Saturday, April 4, 2020 for parents and/or students to retrieve their personal items. If you have a high school or middle school student and cannot make it tomorrow, you can call Central Office at 260-622-4125 to arrange for another time. 

COVID-19 Closure update 4-2-20 4:00 PM

Brief update after today’s Govenor’s press conference:

School will not return to normal this school year.  However, NWCS will have to provide 160 days of instruction to our students for the school year.  Our current calendar accomplishes that.

Seniors who were on track to graduate will.

We are still planning to conduct graduation by some method at some time so we will not change the date for it yet.  However, we cannot guarantee we will hold in on it’s original date.

High School credit offering classes for Grades 8-11 will continue to completion for awarding credit.

NWCS will have to develop a learning plan due to the DOE April 17th to describe how we will comply with the State’s guidelines.

As for a local decision, NWCS facilities will be closed for any non-work related activity for the rest of the year. 

More guidance will be offered for all of this breaking news in the near future.

Updates from the Indiana Department of Education

Click the link below to see that lastest COVID-19 updates from the Indiana Department of Education.

Student Meals During School Closure

Starting Wednesday April 1, 2020, if you signed up for meals and you selected to pick up those meals, here is when and where you can do so.  Meals will be available daily Monday - Friday.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  

Ossian Elementary           Door 6  

Lancaster Elementary     Door 14  

Norwell High School        Door 20  

If you selected delivery, those meals will be delivered to the address you provided or an alternate location where you were instructed to meet the bus.  Our bus drivers will be in our smaller white buses so they can pull into driveways.  If you do not meet them at the bus, they will leave the meals on your front door step.   

If you have dogs outside, our drivers will either leave the meals by the mailbox, on the driveway, or not delivery the meals at all.  Our drivers have been instructed to use their discretion to maintain their personal safety.  

Bus delivery will begin at 10 AM.  It may take up to three hours to deliver all of the meals.  We apologize, but this is our first attempt.  If you do not have your meals by 1 PM, please call us at 622-4125 to let us know.  


Northern Wells Community Schools is working to provide daily breakfast and lunch grab and go meals to students beginning April 1, 2020. The meals can be available to children in your home age 18 and younger at no cost to you. We will use a combination of pick up points and delivery by bus where reasonable. 


Please click call (260) 622-4125 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM to submit your information requesting meals for your child.  Please leave a message with a phone number if you call after hours or we are unavailable to take you call.  Participation is voluntary. 

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Central Office Hours

Updated Hours: Due to Covid19 our Central Office is open 8-4 PM, Mon.- Fri.
If you need assistance outside of regular hours, please call us at 260-622-4125 and we will be happy to schedule an appointment.

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