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South Haven Fair News
News about the South Haven Fair is posted on the Community Organizations page of the Community tab. Be sure to check it frequently for information about the fair and the 2014 Fair Book when it is released.
Special BOE Meeting to be Held
The USD 509 Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the school library. Only items on the agenda below may be discussed since this is a special board meeting. Items on the agenda include:
1.Old Business - appoint Alan Jamison as the District Hearing Official for free and reduced price meal application appeals
2. New Business:
a. Discuss senior sponsors and concessions
b. Discuss/approve repairs needed for principal's house
c. Discuss disposal of older trophies
Executive session for negotiations and personnel
Personnel and Negotiations - discuss/approve actions as a result of the executive session discussion.
JH/HS Band Camp
7 - 12th graders, Band Camp will start on July 29th @ 3:30pm in the Band Room.
Elementary Open House
Elementary Teachers will be hosting an 'open house' for their students/families. Come visit with your 2014-15 teacher and bring your supplies. We are looking forward to seeing you between 5:00 and 6:00pm on August 15th.
If your student is absent from school for any reason, a phone call or note from a parent or guardian is required for the absence to be an excused absence. If your student needs to leave school early and will be driving themselves OR be picked up by someone other than a parent or guardian, you will need to call the school in advance for the student to leave early with that person.
Parents Online/Students Online
To sign up for Parents Online, please call Carla in the High School Office at 620-892-5215 X2. Parents Online and Students Online is a web tool designed for parents and students to access student information online. Information included is: Attendance, Behavior, Calendar, Fees, Grade Card, Immunizations, Personal, Progress Reports, Schedule, Transcript, and Community Service.
Update Your Email Address
Parents--Please make sure you have an updated, active email address on file in the high school office. This will ensure that you receive correspondence with staff members. Thank you!
Contact Your State Legislator
Representative Kasha Kelley Kansas House Dist. 79 PO Box 1111 Arkansas City, KS 67005 316-772-0513 Kasha@kansasleadership.com or Kansas State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave, Room 167-W Topeka, KS 66612 Phone: 785-296-7671 email@example.com Senator Steve Abrams Kansas Senate District 32 6964 252nd Road Arkansas City, KS 67005 620-442-8619 or 620-442-8804 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kansas State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave Room 541-S Topeka, KS 66612 785-296-7381 Steve.Abrams@senate.ks.gov
High School Hallways
From Monday, July 14th, until Wednesday, July 23rd, the high school hallways with the lockers on will be closed for maintenance.
From Monday, July 21, until Monday, July 28, the hallway from the district office to the cafeteria will be closed for waxing. To access the district office, you will need to enter through the middle doors.
Thanks for everyone's patience while we prepare for another school year!
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
Student Enrollment Dates
To accommodate family work schedules, two enrollment dates and times have been provided. If you are unable to enroll your studen(s) at the provided dates or times, please call the school before the scheduled enrollment dates to make other arrangements. This should enable families to enroll all of their students at one time. Enrollment will be held in the South Gym.
Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade will enroll with Clerk Brooke Price. Tables will be set up in order for the necessary forms to be filled out. Fees will need to be paid at this time.
Junior high and high school students will enroll with Principal Lynn Archer and Dexter Carpenter (11th & 12th Grades), Cindy Blunk and Lorene McQuin (9th-10th Grades), and Melinda Byers and Kistin Harris (6th-8th Grades). At the time of enrollment, fees will need to be paid as well as immunization and emergency cards updated. Also, grades 9 through 12 will vote for Miss South Haven.
At enrollment, all pre-school, kindergarten, and students new to the district need to provide the district with copies of each students: social security card, birth certificate, and immunization records.
Monday, August 4 -- 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 5 -- 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
**Enrollment Forms MUST be the form provided by South Haven Schools
and MUST be signed by the parent/guardian.**
We request that you fill out an Emergency Information form for each student. This form will become a permanent part of the student file and will be used as a reference during any illness or accident which may occur while your child is in the school setting. It is a state requirement is for parents to sign this form. Please be sure to list any allergies such as bee stings or other insect bites as well as drug or food allergies, their type of reaction and how to treat them.
It is important that we have an updated email account listed on your student(s) enrollment form. Please make sure your email address is a current email address that is checked often.
ALL paid and unpaid Fee Schedules are to be left with Carla. If you need a copy, copies can be made. Please do not take these forms with you. This creates extra unnecessary work. Thank you!
To speed up the enrollment process, the following forms can be printed from this site, filled out, and brought to enrollment. Forms with more than one student name and grade level line may be filled out for the family. Forms with only one student name and grade level line need to be filled out for each student.
Additional forms will need to be udpated at the time of enrollment.
ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED
JUNIORS AND SENIORS
Enrollment and the Kansas Star Casino Reward Cards
Click here for information on the Kansas All-Star Reward Cards
Information for Parents and Teachers not able to pick up your Kansas All-Star Rewards Card at enrollment can be found here.
Activity Physicals - 08/08/2014
Student Physicals Required
All students in grades 6-12 who plan to participate in any sport or cheerleading must have their physical forms completed and signed by a healthcare provider with the credentials of MD, DO, DC, PA-C, or APRN AND a parent or guardian on or before the first day of practice in order to participate. In addition to the physical form, students and parents must complete a KSHSAA Recommended Concussion & Head Injury Information Release Form. Students may pick up these forms in the high school office if they desire to use their personal family physician or clinic. Copies or other forms will not be accepted. These forms can also be found on the school website on the Athletic page. Only approved forms will be accepted for participation. Athletes must have a completed current physical on file with the athletic director before the athlete can practice in the sport of choice.
Activity Physicals--Students may choose to ride the bus to AND from the physical. Students wishing to ride the bus will be expected to abide by school policies and procedures. Friday, August 8, 2014 - 7:30 am departure for Physicals. BE ON TIME! Students planning to receive the benefits of this service MUST have completed enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.and agreed to abide by all school policies. The front page of the form will need to be completed by a parent or guardian before departing on the bus.
Forms to be completed: KSHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Form 2014-2015 and KSHSAA Concussion-Parent Consent Form 2014-2015
ImPACT Testing with Nurse Jordan August 11 & 12
ImPACT Testing needs to be done every 2 years and we have 46 returning students plus incoming students who will need to be tested this year. Students must turn in a new ImPACT consent form for the 2014-2015 school year signed by both parent and student to Mrs. Jordan, R,N. or the HS office before they can take the ImPACT test.
Testing will take place in Secondary Computer Lab.
---12th grade athletes--returning students only
---11th grade athletes---returning students only
---10th grade athletes---returning students only
---9th grade athletes--returning students only
---7th grade athletes and NEW STUDENT athletes in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Community Hamburger and Watermelon Feed August 15
USD 509 will be having an elementary open house from 5-6 PM on August 15, followed by introduction to the public of the new teachers in the school and a hamburger and watermelon feed for all the patrons of the district. Come visit with the staff, greet the new staff members and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship to kick off the 2014-15 school year. See you there!
The first day of school is scheduled for Tuessday, August 19, 2014. School will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will dismiss at 3:40 p.m. each day. Parents...please DO NOT send your children to school before 7:45 a.m. Students will not be supervised except from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. when teachers will be on duty.
3-Year-Old Preschool: 8:00 am-11:00 pm
6th-12th Grade Attendance / Early Dismissal
Concerning 6-12 grade attendance and early dismissal: If your student is absent from school for any reason, a phone call, note from a parent or guardian, or an email from a parent or guardian is required for the absence to be an excused absence. If your student needs to leave school early and will be driving themselves OR be picked up by someone other than a parent or guardian, you will need to call the school in advance for the student to leave early with that person.
If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 620-892-5215 X2.
Do you need help with school supplies?
Do you need help with school supplies? If so, the Cardinal Club may be able to help. Families needing help should pick up an 'APPLE TREE' request form which will be available at the Cardinal Club booth during enrollment. Completed forms should be turned into Mrs Archer or Mr Carpenter NO LATER than noon Thursday 7th August. 'Apple Tree' gifts will be available to collect on the first day of school.
Join the Cardinal Club!
The Cardinal Club is looking for new members, check out their booth at enrollment to see how you can help! .
School Year Calendar
USD 509 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent, 229 S Kickapoo, PO Box 229, South Haven KS 67140.
To report bullying or harassment, click HERE. You do not have to give your name. You may also use the Bullying Tip Line on the South Haven Schools mobile app.
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Save Those Labels!
Help our school by collecting the labels and other items listed below. Money we receive for these labels is used to improve technology in our school. Bring all labels, etc. to the high school office. Thanks for your help with this!
Items to collect include:
View Family Meal Accounts Online
PARENTS--You may now access your student(s) meal account online or by using an iPhone. This is a view only program. Due to the cost, we are not utilizing the online payment features. Parents will be able to use this program or app to view your family meal transactions and balance. The documents below explain the registration process. If you choose to use this program or app, you will need to call Carla in the high school office to receive the Patron ID of your student(s). Phone Number: 620-892-5215 X2
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