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Mr Ruhlen would like to invite all 7th - 12th grade students pre-enrolled in band to summer band practice. He would also like to invite ANY south haven student with prior band experience to participate in summer band (even if they are not currently pre-enrolled to take band in the fall).  3:00pm to 4:30pm from August 15th to August 26th.


Mr Ruhlen would also like to invite any 6th grader who took band last year as a 5th grader (or new 6th grade students with band experience) to attend summer band from 4:30pm to 5:30pm from August 15th to August 26th.


Enrollment packets will be available from August 1st from the school office.  If you would like to get ahead start on filling in the enrollment forms please stop by to pick up a packet!


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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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

EZSchoolPay Registration

EZSchoolPay How To Guide

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.

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!

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.

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!

Gyms closed

We have begun the refurbishment of the both gym floors. The south gym is currently closed and will remain so until further notice. The north gym will be closed next week (7/18) until further notice. If you do visit us this summer, please stay out of the gyms! Thank you.


Enrollment will be held on August 8th from 9am till 3pm and August 9th from 1pm till 7pm in the south gym.

Supply lists for South Haven Schools for 2016-17

Supply lists for the various grades and classes have been released and are found in the District Locker on the left side of the homepage of the website.

Are You Registered to Vote?

By now, everyone is getting tired of all the political ads on television. Yet it is this very political process that determines who will be our elected leaders at both the state and national level. It is a right, and a responsibility, of every citizen in this country to determine through his or her vote at the ballot box. Are you registered to vote?  The information below is provided for those 18 and older to be able to register and to vote in the election cycle this year, and in future years.


How to Register to Vote


Registration Application and Necessary Proof of Identity


Advanced Voting

Congratulations, Class of 2016

Zachary Bacon Austin McLain Esther Rebold
Lillian Cook Alex Nicholson Jonnie Richards

Ethan Cully

Synthia Parker Trent Short
Philycity Gould Zach Pounds Paige Turek
Brianna Hibbard Chloie Ralls

Ciara Wiley

Nicholas Ingram Essence Ratzlaff  


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District Budget Information

USD 509 Board of Education approved the budget for South Haven Schools on September 21, 2015. The documents concerning the USD 509 budget may be accessed by clicking on the links below. 

2015-16 Form 151 

2015-16 Notice of Budget Hearing (Code 99)

2015-16 Budget At A Glance

2015-16 Budget Summary

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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.

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.

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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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 459-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 224-E
Topeka, KS 66612