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Welcome to Nappanee Elementary

It is a privilege for me to welcome you to the website of Nappanee Elementary School. We are extremely proud of our dedicated and experienced teachers and support staff, our outstanding students, and our supportive families. Our school community is dedicated to helping each child succeed and reach their fullest potential. 

Nappanee Elementary is known for its high expectations. We strive to provide our students with the best education possible. To help us reach this goal, it is important to have good communication between home and school. This website is one more way to communicate with you. Please use the Parent and Student tabs on the left for more information about our student online resources, student programs, school newsletters, and much more useful information from our school. 

I am excited to be a part of such an outstanding school and learning community! I continue to be impressed by the high demand for excellence on the part of both the staff and community.  The strong partnership between home-school-community has been the key to the success of our students and school. I encourage you to become an active partner in your child's learning! 

On behalf of the students and staff at NES... Welcome to our school!

Mr. Randy Cripe, Principal

Mission Statement

Lead with Strength.  Live with Integrity.  Learn with Perseverance.  Leave with Confidence.

Important School Information

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
School Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (early dismissal on Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m.).  Doors open at 8:15 a.m. for students that eat breakfast at school and 8:30 a.m. for those that do not.  Students must be in their classroom by 8:40 a.m. to avoid being marked tardy.

Absences:  Please notify the school as soon as possible if your child is going to be absent to avoid your child being marked unexcused or truant.  To report an absence, you can email our attendance secretary, Mrs. Roa, or call the school at 574-773-7421, by 9 a.m.  

Closings or Delays: Wa-Nee utilizes Skylert through Skyward Family Access to broadcast information regarding emergencies, delays, closings, cancellations and more via email, text or voice messaging. There will also be a red banner at the top of all Wa-Nee websites announcing a delay or closing.

If the weather looks like it might be necessary for school officials to delay or close the schools, please listen to local television stations: WNDU-TV or WSBT-TV or the following radio stations: WZOC (94.3 FM), WRSW (100.1 FM), WNSN (101.5 FM), WAWC (103.5 FM), WFRN (104.7 FM) WSBT (960 AM), WTRC (1340 AM)

Any and all announcements will be made through Skylert and on these stations as early as possible. If you do not hear an announcement, then you can expect school to begin at the regular time. Please do not call the school office to verify delay or closing information.

In the event that the weather conditions become hazardous during the school day and school officials deem it necessary to close the schools early, please work out a plan with your child so he/she knows what to do under these conditions.

Nappanee Elementary News

Immunization "Shot" Clinic

Kosciusko County and Elkhart County "shot" clinic information available here
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Upcoming Events


Bulldog Bash

Fri May 24 2024

Memorial Day (No School)

Mon May 27 2024

Last Student Day

Wed May 29 2024



New Students

Homeless Information

Title I Information

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