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Illness and School Attendance
We are moving into the time of the year when we will see more student illness. For this reason, it is important to remind our patrons about the policy concerning illness and school attendance. In the fall of 2009, the school board approved certain policies regarding fever in students. If a student is determined to have a fever at school, that student will be sent home and needs to remain out of school until the student is free of fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). This also applies if parents discover their child has a fever at home outside of school hours. Fever is only one criteria for determining that a child is ill, but it is a crucial one in determining that a child may have an illness that is contagious and more serious than a common cold. We ask that parents adhere to this policy and not send students back to school too soon. For more information see the "From the School Nurse" page under the district tab.
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.
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!
Contribute your photos to the Year book via Replayit.com
We know there are lots of photographers out in the community who snap great shots of our kids in action. With Replayit.com you can upload photos and videos that Jostens team will screen for appropriateness and then the Year book team will be able to access them and decide if to include them in the printed publication.
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
ACT Test Prep Class to be Offered
Parents and students: An ACT Test Prep class will be offered on October 30 during the school day for any high school student who is interested. This is an optional class with the goal of helping students to be prepared to take the ACT test during their junior or senior year. Most of the colleges in Kansas require the ACT as a part of the admissions process. Cost of the class is $36. If cost is an issue, please see Mrs. Archer.
Red Ribbon Week
Be a part of Red Ribbon Week by dressing up the following days. We are hoping the whole school gets involved!
Thurs. (10/23) Mismatch Day
Fri. (10/24) Cardinal Way Day (6-12 wear Cardinal Way Shirts)
Mon. (10/27) Inside Out Day
Tues. (10/28) Favorite Team Day
Wed. (10/29) Crazy Sock Day
Thurs. (10/30) Red Out (wear red)
I just got notice that all entries submitted in October will count double. If you have labels at home, now would be a good time to send them to the school. Thanks for all your contributions!!
Elementary Students Selling South Haven Gear
Elementary students are selling South Haven gear to raise money for technology for their classrooms. All orders must be placed by November 13. Items will be here in time for Christmas gifts. See any elementary student to place an order. For more information, contact Kelli Dvorak at email@example.com.
Photo of the Week
Football boys cheer after their 50-0 win against Norwich night.
HS Student of the Month - Ronda
JH Student of the Month - Elizabeth
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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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.
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
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 Mrs. Byers. Thanks for your help with this!
Items to collect include:
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