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Awards Season is upon us!

May 5th HS Athletic Awards in South Gym  7pm

May 12th HS Academic Awards in South Gym  7pm

May 14th  preK programs (times to be confirmed)

May 15th  11am Kindergarten Promotion

May 15th 11:45 am Elementary Awards Assembly



Posted by: Lynn Archer
Published: 4/15/15

Special BOE Meeting to be Held

The USD 509 Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:00 PM in the district office to discuss and approve changes to board policy suggested as a part of a Kansas Associations of School Boards (KASB) legal review of our currently approved board policies. Motions made will concern these policies. No other items will be on the agenda. 

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 4/15/15

Final Schedule

Check out the home page under District Downloads for information on finals for grades 6-12.

Posted by: Glennis Zimmerman
Published: 4/14/15

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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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!

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

Band and Choir Perform at State

Our students represented our school very well in both the band and choir departments.  Thanks to all of you for your hard work!

Choir: straight II's (excellent)
Band: two II's and a I=a II (excellent)

Got Dried Out Markers?

.....Or pens, mechanical pencils, or any writing utensil with a plastic coating that doesn't work?They can all be recycled for our school.  Please go through your drawers and send them to school.  Mrs. Byers would like to send in a box at the end of the year.

Other items to not throw away:

  • Crayons
  • Pencils (colored and regular)
  • Box Tops labels
  • Best Choice labels
  • Tyson labels
  • Campbells labels
  • Old cell phones
  • Used ink cartridges

We appreciate all your help.  All items can be sent at the same time.  We will sort them out.  Thanks for taking the time to make a great school greater!

Also, there is a red trailer by the Ag building to throw sacks of aluminum cans in.  Or call a junior, and they will come get them for you! Thanks!


Because of the change of the school year, your percentage to complete will change slightly after this week to accommodate for the change.  It won't increase much, (probably 1%), but wanted you to be aware now so you can keep working ahead. I will let you know how yours changes after this week.  

HS Student of Month for April

HS Student of Month for April

Sara is excited to be playing softball this summer, and also hopefully a family vacation!

JH Student of the Month for April

JH Student of the Month for April

Zach is excited to be able to do whatever he wants this summer, and he is ready to play baseball!

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District Budget Information

Click here for budget information for USD 509 for the 2014-15 school year.

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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.

KanOkla Phone Book Collection by NHS

Old KanOkla phone books are being collected by National Honor Society members.  If you would like to donate your old KanOkla phone books, please turn them in to the high school office or contact an NHS member.  Thank you!!!

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.

Turn Trash to Cash

Help us by sending these to the school instead of into the trash:

Used markers (permanent and dry erase) and pens



Best Choice (upc codes and receipts from any store that sells Best Choice products)


Old cell phones and ink cartridges

Little Bites wrappers

Coke point rewards

This list can change as we find other offers, so please keep checking back and send in frequently so our time doesn't expire on the products


(Send them with a student or to Melinda 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


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.

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!