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    South Haven Activities in November


    KASB Invites you to Take a Survey Concerning Superintendent search

    The Kansas Association of School Boards in coordination with the South Haven school district is conducting an online survey to seek community input on desired characteristics of the next superintendent. The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and can be accessed at the following link:

    Superintendent Survey for Community

    The survey will close at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Tuesday, November 29.

    Cardinal Calendar

    From the School Nurse: 

    Parents and Guardians, 

    There are several different viruses going around right now. The upper respiratory virus is winding down some but now a stomach virus is hitting hard. 

    While the stomach virus seems short-lived, it appears to be fairly contagious and is in all grades. Please keep your student home if they are not feeling well. Students are complaining of an upset stomach and general discomfort for a while before actually vomiting. Per USD 509 illness policy, students need to remain at home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting, diarrhea, and an unmedicated temperature over 100 degrees. 

    Please encourage your student to practice good hand hygiene. Please wash all soft surfaces (jackets, blankets, jackets, pillows) that have been at school.  

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 620-892-5215 or

    Jami Kuchar, RN

    USD 509 School Nurse

    USD 509 has opening for asst  Hs  Boys Basketball Coach

    See the announcement on the Employment Opportunities page of the website.

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    Search Begins for Superintendent

    South Haven USD 509 Board of Education is soliciting applications from interested and qualified candidates to fill the position of Superintendent beginning July 1, 2023. The length of the contract and salary will be negotiated based on the successful applicant's  education, experience, and personal/professional qualifications. South Haven School District is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education. USD 509 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    More information about the district can be found at : USD 509 Information

    Application is online at: South Haven USD 509 Superintendent/PreK-5 Elementary Principal Application



    USD 509 South Haven Schools & USD 360 Caldwell Schools are jointly taking
    assistant coaching applications for the South Sumner cooperative softball and
    baseball teams involving the two schools.
    The positions are the Assistant High School Softball Coach & the Assistant High
    School Baseball Coach for the 2023 season.

    Interested parties either inside or outside of the two school districts should send
    information to either school district’s district clerk with any supporting materials
    that you feel are relevant to the position by the end of the day on Monday,
    December 5, 2022.

    Applications can be obtained at either district offices - listed below or sent via
    email at applicant’s request. You may also access the application at the link below: 

    South Sumner Coach - Rule 10- Sponsor Application

    USD 509 South Haven Schools
    Attn; BOE Clerk 
    P.O Box 229 
    South Haven, KS 67140 

    USD 360 Caldwell Schools                          Attn: BOE Clerk                                                22 N Webb                                                    Caldwell, KS 67022

    You may contact the district offices via phone or email if you have any questions.
    S. Haven - 620-892-5215
    Caldwell - 620-845-2585

    Once applications are screened, the interview process will take place. The head
    coach of each program will be actively involved in the process of hiring the
    assistant coach.


     the Spotlight

    District Accountability Reports

    South Haven School Entrance

    Performance Accountability Report                                    KSDE Accountability Reports

    USD 509 District Performance Accountability Report 2020-21 (Prepared by KSDE)

    South Haven Elementary Performance Accountability Report 2020-21

    South Haven Secondary Performance Accountability Report 2020-21                      

    Financial Accountability Longitudinal Report 

    USD 509 Financial Accountability Report 2021 (Prepared by KSDE)


    To access reports for other districts in Kansas, use the KSDE Accountability Reports link. 

    Fast Facts



    Accreditation Status

    Fully Accredited

    District Assessed Valuation



    217 PreK-12

    District Area

    150 Sq Miles




    Out of District Students


    Board of Education