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Welcome to a new school year.  All breakfast and lunch will be free to students this year.  No lunch time visitors will be allowed at this time.  Classroom volunteers will have to have a background check on file to help in a classroom.  All outside visitors must wear a mask.

Dates to Remember:
Picture day is September 28th.


School hours: 

New Hours next year will be 7:40 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Students shall ride the bus home unless office/teacher/School Dismissal Manager receive a note stating otherwise.  Before first day of school, please log into School Dismissal Manager and set up their default (the way they are usually getting home).   You should choose a bus number, child care bus, YMCA, or car rider as one of their choices to get home.  Teachers will be monitoring the arrival and dismissal of students.  Do not drop off anyone without a teacher present.  Also, there is to be no walking between the buses.  

SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF NOTIFYING THE SCHOOL OF TRANSPORTATION CHANGES.  If there is a transportation change during the day, please use School Dismissal Manager before 1 p.m. 

If parents take child out early for doctor appointments or arrive late from a doctor appointment, these absences count against perfect attendance.  PERFECT ATTENDANCE is when they do not miss any class all year. 

If students miss school due to illness, please supply office with a doctor’s note.  Students are allowed to miss 8 days per semester (excused or unexcused) without any consequence.  After 8, you will need to provide a doctor’s note. 

Parents need their IDs to pick up and sign their child out.  No ID is needed to sign your child in.  


Everything is now online . . . view report cards, attendance.  You can change any numbers or emergency contacts via Skyward.  Book fees are posted in August and due in September.  If you need assistance with lunch and book fees, there is an application online to fill out (HSE website).  Also, a medical form is now online to fill out.  Background checks online (HSE website).  If you do not have a computer at home, you can use one at the library or contact our office to use one of ours.


IPAD Requirements:  All students must provide their own Ipad or rent one from school for $80. 

Student Directory:  Found in Skyward under Family Access.  You may opt out of directory if you want to. 

Health Information:

If your child has diarrhea, vomiting, or fever higher than 100 degrees, they must remain at home
.  They need to be symptom free for 24 hour period (without medication) before returning to school. 

If your child is sick or absent, please call the Durbin office (317-594-4840) to report their absence or put it on School Dismissal Manager   If this is not done, you will get an automated absence call around 10:30 inquiring about the whereabouts of your child. 

Recess:  If temperatures fall below 15 degrees (air temp. Or wind chill), there will be indoor recess. 

Lunch money or any other money may be sent with your child to school.  Please put any money in a sealed envelope and marked with student’s name, teacher, amount, and purpose of the money.  You can also use e-funds to make payments on-line for lunch or book fees (link on Skyward or HSE website). 

No food items can be brought in for birthdays or parties.  You can provide a pencil or other favor.  No birthday balloons or flowers may be delivered. 

Birthday invitations should be mailed or emailed using the directory provided in Skyward.  No invitations are allowed to be sent home with students.   

Please fill out a withdrawal form from the office if you plan to move or transfer during the school year.   

These are just a few of the items listed in the Hamilton Southeastern Student Handbook which is found online.  To see more about Behavior Expectations and Rules, please read the whole handbook.   If you would like a paper copy, please let the office know. 




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Durbin Elementary

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

18000 Durbin Road
Noblesville, IN 46060
School Hours: 7:40am - 2:10pm
Building Hours: 7:10am - 2:40pm
Main Phone:  (317) 594-4840
Main Fax:  (765) 534-4238
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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides excellence in education and opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.

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