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Today's Softball game at West Elk has been cancelled due to weather. Today's track meet at Norwich has been cancelled and moved to May 1, 2017. Today's Softball game has been moved to April 27th.


Today all track practices have been cancelled due to weather.


Thinking you might like to run for the school board? Check the homepage of the district website for filing deadline and other information.


Master It! is an exciting five-day residential summer program for girls just completing 7th and 8th grade. It is held at Emporia State University June 5-9, 2017, and is open to all girls regardless of their math or science background or achievement. The participants will be working with ESU professors and women professionals from industry. They will have fun with math and science, explore careers, and network with other participants. Cost for the camp is $250, and several needs-based scholarships are available. For more information, a brochure about the camp is attached.


Attendance Policy

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.

If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 620-892-5215 X2.


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School Hours

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.

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.   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 Joy in the  school office to receive the Patron ID of your student(s).  Phone Number:  620-892-5215 X2

EZSchoolPay Registration

EZSchoolPay How To Guide

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.

Sign up at Replayit.com or download the App!

Parents Online/Students Online

To sign up for Parents Online, please call Joy 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 Anita Judd-Jenkins

80th District Kansas House

Room 166_W

Kansas State Capitol

300 SW 10th Street

Topeka, KS 66612

PH: 785 296-7671

Email: Anita.Judd-Jenkins@house.ks.gov




225 N. "C" Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620-442-8375


Senator Larry Alley

32nd District Kansas Senate

Room 541-E

Kansas State Capitol

300 SW 10th Street

Topeka, KS 66612

PH:  785-296-7381
Email: Larry.Alley@senate.ks.gov




517 Quail Nest Road
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: 620-221-0035

Burgess Selected as Next USD 509 Superintendent

At the regular April Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, April 12, the Board of Education unanimously selected Dorsey Burgess as the new USD 509 Superintendent/ Pre-K - 5 Principal. Mr. Burgess is currently serving as the Principal  of Benton Elementary School in the Circle School District.  He has been in this position since 2002.  Previously, Mr. Burgess was Assistant Principal, St. Francis of Assisi School for two years. 


Mr. Burgess grew up in Haysville, KS, went to Bishop Carroll High School and then Wichita State University where he received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. From 1982 – 1983, Mr. Burgess traveled with an international group called “Up With People.” He and his wife, Debra, reside in Wichita. Mrs. Burgess is currently a para with the Wichita School District. Mr. Burgess also directs the choir at his church, plays guitar, water skis, camps, and loves bluegrass, classic rock, and jazz.


Mr. Burgess is looking forward to assuming his duties on July 1, 2017. He is planning on being in the district as his time and position allows before that time. Welcome to USD 509, Mr. Burgess!

Donuts with Dads a Huge Success

Interested in Running for the School Board?

An important deadline is coming up soon. In 2015, the Kansas Legislature passed HB 2104, which changed local election dates, including school board elections. Previously school board general ...more

Picture of the Week - Megan Lunging for a Line Drive

Picture of the Week - Megan Lunging for a Line Drive

School Year Calendar

District Budget Information

USD 509 Board of Education approved the budget for South Haven Schools on August 22, 2016. The documents concerning the USD 509 budget may be accessed by clicking on the links below. 

2016-17 Form 151

2016-17 Notice of Hearing (Code 99)

2016-17 Budget at a Glance

2016-17 Budget Summary Short Form

2016-17 Budget Summary 

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South Haven USD 509 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other designated youth groups. 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, or call 620-892-5215 x 1.

Join the Fun!

This week's Puzzle:  Which puzzle piece will fit in the puzzle?



A winner will be randomly chosen from all the correct answers to receive a prize. Please email melindabyers@usd509.org to join the fun.  Also, please put PUZZLE in the subject line.  All students and community are welcome to participate!  Good luck!


Last week's puzzle:  What number goes in the last triangle?

Answer:  3  (6-5)*3

Winner:  Jessica Brown (see Mrs. Byers for your prize.)




South Haven USD 509 is partnering with Sumner County Mental Health Services to provide mental health services onsite to eligible children through a System of Care grant. This collaboration allows students, teachers, and families to work together in both the classroom and the community. It also provides convenient access for students and their families who otherwise might not seek treatment. For more information about about the services, go to the "From Mrs. Stroman" page under the District tab of the website.

1356617196316_w235.jpgTo report bullying or harassment, click HEREYou do not have to give your name. You may also use the Bullying Tip Line on the South Haven Schools mobile app.

South Haven Weather

Thanks for the BoxTops. Keep them coming!

You can bring labels in any time this school year.  Also, if you run across other things to help our school or community, let me know! You will find a complete list of what can be turned in under the Parents and Staff tab on the website.  Thanks for your help! Mrs Byers


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