Alert: At approximately 7:05 am this morning, Arcanum-Butler school bus #2 was rear-ended while at a designated bus stop on the MS/HS route. 911 was called. No injuries were reported by any students who were on the bus at the time of the accident. School administration arrived at the scene shortly after and upon release by the Sheriff’s department transferred the students onto another bus that completed the bus route and transported the students to school. Parents of students riding the bus were contacted by school administration and notified of the accident. A One Call message was sent to all families of the district notifying them of the accident. The accident is currently under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office. The district is thankful that all students and the driver are safe and appreciate the quick response by the Sherriff’s Office and a parent who immediately contacted 911.
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Kindergarten & Preschool Registration Announcement

Arcanum Elementary is excited to welcome a new class of kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year!  Kindergarten screening for all children who turn five on or before August 1 and plan to attend Arcanum Elementary during the 2017-2018 school year will take place April 6 and April 7.  Please call Arcanum Elementary at 692-5174 x 1339 to schedule your screening appointment.  The screening and conference time will last one to two hours.  A parent and the child will need to be here the entire time.  While the children are being screened, there will be an informational Jumpstart program for the parents.  Following the screening, the results and recommendations will be reviewed with the parent.


A parent may then register their child April 12-13 from 9:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. by returning the registration packet handed out at screening with all forms completed.  Evening hours will also be available for registration on April 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.  Please use the main entrance for both screening and registration.


When returning the completed registration packet, parents must bring the child’s birth certificate; social security card; custody papers, if applicable; parent photo ID; and proof of residency showing the parent’s name and address, such as a utility bill, homeowners/renters insurance bill, or rental/purchase agreement. 


Parents wishing to have their child attend Arcanum Elementary through open enrollment may fill out an open enrollment application for consideration.  Approval of open enrollment is subject to the district’s open enrollment policy JECBB – Admission of Interdistrict Transfer Students and can be viewed on the district’s web page under the Board of Education tab.  The policy contains important information including guidelines for the order of acceptance and potential reasons for denial of the request.


If a parent does not have their child’s birth certificate, any Department of Health in Ohio has access to the records for all births in Ohio.  The Darke County Department of Health is located at 300 Garst Ave, Greenville.  They are open Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.  They can be reached at 548-4196, or at


We look forward to meeting all of the parents and welcoming the incoming students to Arcanum Elementary!  If you have any questions, please call the elementary office at 692-5174 x 1339.

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