IN THE NEWS
Sponsor an Angel This Holiday Season
Again this year the South Haven Schools have an angel tree. If you would like to claim one of the angels on our tree, and help our most needy students have a great Christmas, please see Mrs. Archer, Carla, or Mr. Carpenter. Gifts need to be back at the school by December 17. Thanks for supporting our South Haven students in this special way!
Worried About What's Going Around at School?
The page From the School Nurse under the District tab is a good place to learn about what illnesses may be present at South Haven Schools and what you as a parent should look for in your child. Please take a moment to go to that page and view the information there.
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
What: Non Perishable Foods
When: Collecting until November 21, 2014
Where to drop off items:
School: Mrs. Blunk's Room
Muffin Top Bakery
South Haven LP
(For assistance with food pick-up, call 892-5215 X 2
Thank You for Your Service, David and Rachel!
Congratulations at the swearing ceremony to our very own South Haven High School Seniors Rachel Baxter, and David Erickson. They have decided to join the National Guard and to help keep our land free and safe from anyone or anything that tries to change that. These two individuals are someone’s hero.
We as a small South Haven Community, are very lucky to have two seniors Rachel Baxter and David Erickson, swearing into the National Guard. We are very blessed to have not only one, but two seniors wanting to fight for our country. We are all very proud of both Rachel Baxter and David Erickson, we all wish you the best of luck, and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
A Little Bit About Some of Our Local Veterans
It is not too late to return your questionnaire!
Hannah Wilson Named 2014 Recipient of Ron & Carolyn Holland Scholarship
Hutchinson, KS — The Kansas State Fair announces the 2014 recipient of the
Paige Turek is High School Student of the Month
Paige Turek is student of the month. Paige says the reason she was picked student of the month because she is responsible and balances sports and homework effectively. She says she is proud of herself and that she has not stressed over anything. Mrs. Archer had called her in the office and acted like she was in trouble. She is also glad that she got the parking space during one of the colder months so she doesn't freeze walking to and from her car. She didn't celebrate but you can throw her a party.
Student of the Month - Leah Bowlby
Leah believes she got Student of the Month because she helps her fellow peers. She loves being Student of the Month, she found out through her friend Lizzy, as she was walking into the classroom. She did not celebrate when she got Student of the Month, but she did tell her mom and dad, and they were very proud of her. She loved the Gift Certificate because it was to Muffin Top, and she loves Muffin Top! Leah Bowlby is a very good student, she deserves the Jr. High Student of the Month!
Jacee Theurer is Student of the Month
Jacee Theurer is a 3rd grader here at South Haven elementary. She is the elementary student of the month. Her favorite subject in school is math. Her favorite color is purple. She loves to play basketball and soccer they both are her favorite, and Jacee love to show her pigs and bucket calves. Showing her pigs and bucket calves are her favorite hobby outside of school.
Photo of the Week
Some of the 2014 play cast in the play Happy Valley showing a Great Performance!
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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