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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!

KSDE Parent Guides to Mathematics and Other Resources

The Parent Resouce Guides were created for Kansas parents by Kansas educators to help provide a clearer understanding of what your child will learn in a specific grade. Furthermore, these documents provide a few activities parents can do at home with their child to further support their learning of mathematics. 


Parent Guides to Mathematics by Grade and Other Resources.

Parent Resources

College and Career Ready Standards - What Does It Mean for My Child?

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS) are the adopted Common Core State Standards. They are the kindergarten through 12th grade expectations which define what students should understand ...more

Attendance - Critical to Student Success

School attendance is a critical piece in ensuring that students are successful in school. Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It's difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. When parents make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school. ... As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. The brochure below gives ways to discuss school attendance with your child.


Talking About School Attendance with Your Child

10 Ways to Prepare Teens for College and the Workforce

Why do some high school graduates do well in college or the workplace while others do not? As families, how can we help our teens succeed? Education and business leaders are saying that intrapersonal (internal), interpersonal (social) and cognitive (academic) skills are all equally important for a successful life after high school. To experience success, our teens need to develop all three types of these skills or competencies. For a parent guide on how to develop each of these competencies, see the brochure below.

FAFSA Information for Parents and Students

If your child is a senior and is planning on attending any kind of postsecondary education after high school, a FAFSA application is in your future. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used by most colleges, universities, and technical schools to determine scholarships and grants to students. The deadline for submitting a FAFSA application is February 1, and the application window opens on October 1. Each year our school hosts a FAFSA information/ application completion night in the fall to assist parents and students with the FAFSA application process. Parents will need to bring their income tax papers from the previous year as information from the tax return is required when filling out the application. For more information about FAFSA, look on the For Seniors Only page under the Schools tab on the website.

Career Cruising - What Is It and How Will It Help My Child

One of the state board of education KANSAS CAN goals is for all JH and HS students to have an individual plan of study that helps them prepare for college and careers.  South Haven is using Career Cruising to help students learn about careers, think about their post high school options, and plan for life after 12th grade.  Students are working in advisory groups during one or two Cardinal Times a month as part of this state wide initiative to ensure students have the necessary skills and plans to be successful after graduation. Students can login to Career Cruising at home using the link on the front page of the website, parent accounts are available if you are interested please contact Mrs Archer or Missy Russell.   For more information about Career Cruising, check out the brochure below.


For Parents: What is Career Cruising?

Kansas School Safety Hotline

The Kansas School Safety Hotline (1-877-626-8203) became operative August 1, 1999, for use by students, parents, and community members in anonymously reporting any impending school violence.  This hotline is a toll free number available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to give students, parents, and community members the opportunity to report any impending school violence. As you may be aware, students usually have knowledge of potential school violence before it occurs. This hotline gives parents and students the opportunity to anonymously report any potential violence. If you suspect that a violent event may occur at our school, please call the number above to report it. Your call will be anonymous and may save lives.

Schoolwide Title I - What Does It Mean?

South Haven Schools were designated a Title 1 schoolwide program this year. A Title I School wide program is a method of delivering Title I services by allowing the school to address the educational ...more

Lexile Resources for Parents

A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number ...more


The Talking With Kids site offers practical tips for talking with children ages 8 to 12 about issues such as sex, drugs, violence, alcohol, and HIV/AIDS.
The largest search engine devoted to birth to age seven topics, KinderStart can help you find information on just about anything ranging from "bring baby home" to "travel and vacations."
Discipline Help is a website that provides tips on handling more than 100 common misbehaviors that occur at home and at school along with help understanding the needs behind the behaviors.
Keeping kids healthy is one of parents' most important jobs.  Here are two inclusive sites to check for information about your child's health: Mayo Clinic website for children's health,  and the parents sections of Kids' Health.
Underage drinking is a problem in every community and South Haven is no exception.  The Teen Thinking site has good information for those who care about kids and drinking.

Email the Administration

Burgess, Dorsey
Superintendent, PreK-5 Principal
Pittman, Seth
Principal Gr. 6-12/Activities Director


Parents may email a staff member by clicking on the small envelope beside the staff member's name in the staff directory on the school webpage. Parents may also call the school office during the teacher's planning period to be transferred to the teacher. For grades PreK - 12, please call 892-5215 x 2. 

Emergency Safety Interventions Policy GAAF

Kindergarten in Kansas

Want to know more about kindergarten and what you can do to help your child be ready for the kindergarten experience? Click HERE for a booklet explaining the kindergarten year, and what you child will be learning. Want to know more? Call the USD 509 district office for more information.

Career and College Ready Resources


Taking College Courses in High School - The WHAT, HOW, and WHY

Interested in having your child take college courses in high school and earning both college and high school credit? How about your child taking some college courses where tuition is paid and transportation is provided to the college? Get the information your need about courses offered through South Haven in the brochure below. 


A Guide to Accessing College Courses in High School

Concerning Attendance/Absences

Concerning attendance and early dismissal:  If your student is absent from school for any reason, a phone call, note from a parent or guardian, or an email 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. All students need to sign out at the appropriate office (high school or elementary) before they leave.


If you have any questions, please call either the high school office at 620-892-5215 X2 or the elementary office at 620-892-5215x1..