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The USD 509 Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Thursday, December 18, at 6:30 PM in the superintendent's office. Items on the agenda include a review of the search process by KASB personnel, discussion of the characteristics wanted in a new superintendent, and an executive session for non-elected personnel.

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 12/16/14

Deadline for Filing for the USD 509 Board of Education

Anyone interested in filing for one of the five positions up for election this April should file for office in the County Clerk's office by noon, January 27, 2015. For more information on the school board election, please see the USD 509 homepage.

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 12/11/14


We generally do no publish the email adddresses of our staff to avoid the harvesting of their email addresses by spammers. If you would like to contact a staff member by email, go to the webpage of the school they work in (elementary, junior high, or high school) or their department and click on the blue envelope beside that staff member's name. This will bring up an email window to allow you to send a message. If you need that staff member's email address for regular correspondence, you could ask for it as a part of your email. You may also contact staff members during their planning periods, which are generally published on their websites.

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 12/3/14

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.

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.


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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.

Sign up at Replayit.com or download the App!

Interested in Running for the South Haven USD 509 Board of Education?

The locally-elected school board is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining, developing, and operating local schools.  School board members make important decisions with long-lasting implications for their community and its citizens.  They establish a vision for the public education system in their community, are responsible for hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools, adopt policies, and monitor district finances among many other responsibilities.

Every school district in Kansas is governed by a locally-elected board of education.  In fact, school board members as a whole comprise the largest body of elected officials in our country.

Five school board positions will be open and on the ballot in 2015 for USD 509 South Haven School patrons.  Four of our positions are for a four year term and one is for a two year term.  All positions on the school board are now at-large positions.  The five at-large positions up for election are currently held by Suzie Bacon, Tad Dvorak, Bryan Smith, Luke Theurer and Steve Nicholson (two year term).  The filing deadline is noon on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. 

There are two ways to file as a candidate.  One way to file as a candidate is to pay a $5 filing fee to the county election officer in Sumner County.  A person may also become a candidate by filing a petition with the county election officer.  The petition must contain the signatures of 50 registered voters of the school district.   The general election for these school board positions is scheduled for April 7, 2015.

For more information on becoming a school board member, a guide book published by the Kansas Association of School Boards is available in the USD 509 District Office, 229 S Kickapoo, South Haven, Kansas  67140.

Are You Ready For Some Alumni Basketball?

Alumni Basketball Games
Saturday, Dec 27th
North Gym
Evens vs Odds
Evens wear white
Odds wear black
Women 30 & Over : 10:00 A.M.
Men 30 & Over :11:00 A.M.
Women 29 & under: 12:00 P.M.
Men 29 & under: 1:00 P.M.
All alumni, parents of alumni, spouses of alumni and teachers are invited!!  Come join the fun!
$5 Per player
Proceeds go to support After Prom!
Contact Jenni Cully 892-5795 or Suzie Bacon 892-5411

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Baylee Tanner in the girls high school basketball game against Udall!


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We would like to thank the community for their support of the FCCLA food drive.  We collected enough food to make holiday baskets for nine families.

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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.

All I Want For Christmas Is....

Box Top labels

Campbell's labels

Tyson labels

Best Choice labels

Old Cellphones

Used cartridges

Markers and Pens that no longer work


Keep collecting for our school!


JHHS Finals Schedule

Click here to view the December 2014 JHHS Finals Schedule

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.


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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

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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 Mrs. Byers. Thanks for your help with this!

Items to collect include:

  • BoxTops coupons (don't forget the bonus ones!)
  • Campbell's (clip the UPC code with the points and watch for products that say to send the lid)
  • Tyson (send the part that says A+ or the UPC if there is not one
  • Best Choice (send theUPC code)
  • Cash Register receipts (from any store that sells best choice products)
  • Old cell phones and cartridges (including ink jet and laser printers, but no toner cartridges in the cylinder)
  • Coke product labels - See list here.
  • Yoplait lids - we will send these in to help fight cancer. Save lids and save lives!

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Contact Your State Legislator

Representative Kasha Kelley
Kansas House Dist. 79
PO Box 1111
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th Ave, 
Room 167-W
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-7671

Senator Steve Abrams
Kansas Senate District 32
6964 252nd Road
Arkansas City, KS 67005
620-442-8619 or 620-442-8804
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th Ave
Room 541-S
Topeka, KS 66612