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    PreSchool Screening

    On Friday, March 25th, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sumner County Educational Services will offer a free developmental screening to children, ages birth through 5. If you are interested in how your child is growing and developing, please call the school office at 620-892-5215 x2 to schedule an appointment. Parents of birth to 2.5, you will meet one on one with a provider, and will be asked about how your child is developing. Parents of children 2.6 and up, there are 4 stations that your child will go through, so please plan to spend about an hour at the screening. If your child is currently enrolled in South Haven’s preschool, or is on an IFSP/IEP, it is not necessary to have him/her screened. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk with your child’s teacher. 

    This is a cooperative effort among Sumner County Educational Services Interlocal District #619 and USD #509.

    Reminders about illness at School

    Please review the information below regarding viruses, policy guidelines for sending students home and returning to school, and prevention tips.

    COVID-19: Covid-19 symptoms may closely resemble other viruses and allergy symptoms. Any student that has a temp of 100 or more will be sent home. A student may be monitored for additional symptoms if warranted. If you know that your student has been in direct contact with a Covid-19 positive case, you will need to contact Sumner County Health Department and await further instruction before your student can return to school. 

    STUDENTS WITH FEVER, VOMITING, DIARRHEA: Any student with a fever of 100 or more will need to be picked up from school. Any student who has had an episode of vomiting or diarrhea will need to be picked up from school.  The child is not to return to school until he or she has not had a vomiting or diarrhea episode for 24 hours, and or is fever-free for a minimum of 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen. If a parent discovers at home that a child has a fever, the same guideline applies. If a student returns to school within the initial 72 hour period, a parent will be notified that the student will need to be picked up from school. 

    USD 509 has openings for  Baseball Coach and Asst. Softball coach 

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

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    Lady Cardinals are Tournament Champions, Boys Place 4th

    Champion Lady Cardinals

    The South Central Border League Basketball Tournament ended on Saturday, January 22,  with a win for the South Haven Lady Cardinals. They beat the Flinthills Lady Mustangs 38-25. The Lady Cardinals are the 2022 SCBL Ladies Tournament Champions!

    The Cardinal men played in the game just before the ladies final against Sedan for 3rd place and came up short 36-63.

    Congratulations to both our basketball teams on your efforts all through the tournament. We are proud of you!

    January is School Board Recognition Month
    school board recognition

    Join us in thanking our South Haven Board of Education

    Public education is the backbone of American society, and local school boards are deeply rooted in U.S. tradition. In fact, in 1966 the people of Kansas amended our state’s constitution to specifically call for local public schools that are ‘maintained, developed and operated by locally elected boards.’

    The seven individuals on our board of education are responsible for setting the vision for our local education program and partners with staff and other members of the community to provide the facilities and infrastructure to achieve that vision.

    Their service to our school district is voluntary and they spend hundreds of hours serving our schools. They research, study and then discuss issues so that they can make informed decisions on countless complex challenges. Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members make.

    Each board member is a strong advocate for the success of every child in our schools. They spend hours in meetings and on committees, and also advocate for our schools with elected politicians by speaking out against budget cuts or pushing for policy and program reforms.

    Our board of education includes: Steve Nicholson, Matt Theurer, Suzie Bacon, Seth Brown, Kalen Fitch, Don Minor, and Bryan Smith.

    January 2022 marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month. The theme this year is “School Board Members Leading Success for Every Student.” This is a time to shine a light on how local boards prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Please join with others throughout our district and state to thank you the men and women who provide leadership for our public schools.


    First SEmester Honor Rolls Released

    Superintendent's Honor Roll (All A's)

    Grade 12: Devin Brannon, Dylan DeWitt, Elizabeth Giger, MaKaylin Kuchar

    Grade 11: Britain Dark, Cole Wiens

    Grade 10: Callie Locke, Tatum Rountree, Jacee Theurer

    Grade 9: Maggie Byers, Rahlee Colwell, Grayson Kuchar

    Grade 8: Tennyson Dark, Addison Heater, Landon Kuchar, Elle Overfelt, Kelly Theurer, Adilyn Welden

    Grade 7: Emma Carpenter, Avery Strickland

    Grade 6: Emma Wiiest

    Grade 5: Landon Goeckel, Carlee Heater, Trista Metzinger

    Grade 4: LJ Cullens, Carson Goeckel, Emma Latimer, William Nixon

    Grade 3: Natalie Betzen, Makailyn Byers, Natalie Colwell, Josie Ferguson, Chelsea Hankia, Josie Metzinger, Terann Schweitzer, Lyla Wiiest, Jude Zavala

    Principal's Honor Roll (A's and B's)

    Grade 12: Alyssa Bridges, Grady Howell, Tucker Locke, Macey Pond, Ethan Theurer, Gus Wiens

    Grade 11: Syra Stucky

    Grade 9: Maddie Minor, Aubrey Pond

    Grade 8: Coal VanZant, Aralai Wartick

    Grade 7: Madison Ferguson, Aiden Scott

    Grade 6: Brody Heater, Ayleigh Nixon, Carley Russell, Will Theurer, Sage VanZant, Cody Wartick, Connor Williams

    Grade 5: Jett Bohannon, Braiden Carroll, Courtlyn Cullens, Cheyenne Engle, Caroline King, Logan Kuchar, Aidan Shore, Makenzie Trilo, Xava Wiens

    Grade 4: Ashelynnd Feugate, Kylie Tompkins, Emily Williams

    Grade 3: River Billey, Brooklyn Henry, Brodie Kelly, Carson Lucas, Madilyn Stafford



     USD 509 COVID Action Plan Updated 1/10/2022

    Effective Immediately: Per USD 509 Board of Education action on Monday, January 10th: the district will: 

    ● Attempt to treat COVID-19 as any other infectious or contagious disease as directed by KS 65-122. 

    ● Exclude known positive individuals from attendance based on current CDC/KDHE guidelines.

    • Symptom onset/ testing date is day 0

    • Return after 5 full days if symptom-free (6th day)

      •  72 hours fever-free without the aid of fever-reducing medications (per USD 509 illness policy)

    ● Maintain data of positive cases 

    ● Communicate possible exposure to parents (as with other infectious diseases)

    ● Offer diagnostic testing with parent consent on a voluntary basis 

    ● Continue with the mask optional policy based on parent/guardian preference 

    We will NOT: 

    ● Exclude students from school based on close contact status or vaccination status. 

    ● Require the testing of students as a condition to stay in school or participate in activities. 

    If your child has or develops any of the following symptoms, please keep him/her home and contact your health care provider for further instructions: 

    ● A fever of 100℉ or greater ● Muscle Pain ● Cough ● Headache 

    ● Shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing ● Sore throat 

    ● Chills ● New loss of taste and/or smell ● Repeated shaking with chills

    If your child remains symptom-free, they will NOT be excluded from school or related activities. 

    USD 509 testing will continue to be made available to students on a voluntary basis. If you would like information on testing provided by the district or have any other questions, please contact the school office for further information. 

    It is our goal to keep you informed of any potential situations affecting your child’s health and to continue to provide the safest environment for your child during these times. 


     the Spotlight

    District Accountability Reports

    South Haven School Entrance

    Performance Accountability Report                                    KSDE Accountability Reports

    USD 509 District Performance Accountability Report 2019-20 (Prepared by KSDE)

    South Haven Elementary Performance Accountability Report 2019-20

    South Haven Secondary Performance Accountability Report 2019-20                       

    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



    213 PreK-12

    District Area

    150 Sq Miles




    Out of District Students


    Board of Education