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    Pre-K and Pumpkins


    NHS Sponsoring Snowman Light Pole Decorating Contest

    It is time for a little holiday spirit and NHS has just the way to make that happen. They are challenging the community to decorate the light poles in downtown South Haven. The contest is open to individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. Entries will be accepted until 3:40 pm on Friday, December 11, 2020. Decorations must be in place by 5 pm Saturday, December 12, 2020. For complete rules and information and entry form, see the document linked below.

    Snowman Light Pole Decorating Contest

    Cardinal Calendar

    USD 509 has opening for English teacher for 2021-22 Year

    See the announcement on the Employment Opportunities page.

    teacher wish list

    If any parents would like to help make things a little easier for teachers in their classroom this year,  a consolidated wish list is found on the Supporting Your School District page under the Parents tab . Contribute whatever you want to whomever you want. Thank you for helping out!

    South Haven App

    The South Haven App is available for Android and iOS. Download Here:

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    NHS fundraiser for Pennies for Patients Raises over $1600

    Mr. B in Duct TapeSouth Haven National Honor Society would like to thank the school students and community for supporting their fundraising for the Leukemia Foundation. whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The school raised over $1600 with the 5th grade class raising the most and getting to tape Mr. Burgess to a wall. Thanks also to Mr. B for being such a good sport!

    Parents, please sign Assurance letter

    As part of the Kansas State Department of Education requirements for schools offering remote or remote/hybrid learning, we are required to have on file, for each student, a parent signed form called “District Remote Learning Assurance Letter.” This letter is required from every parent in case the school must go to remote learning.

    Please click on the link below to complete the form. There is room for multiple students from a family on each form. 

    District Remote Learning Assurance Letter

    Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

    Ron Levan, Principal

    South Haven Schools


    Amended 11/19/'20 -  SCBL Announcement Concerning Athletics/Activities

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    South Central Border League

    Argonia    Caldwell    Cedar Vale    Central-Burden    Dexter     Elk Valley    Flinthills    Oxford     Sedan     South Haven    Udall       West Elk

    With the goal of maintaining in-person instruction (keeping kids in the school buildings) and allowing kids to participate in the winter season of school activities, the following policy was adopted by the League on November 13, 2020.  

    The South Central Border League will continue events involving league schools through December 19th with PARTICIPANTS ONLY. Events will be live-streamed for spectators. The league strongly encourages that these protections be implemented with non-league schools. The league will meet at the end of December to re-evaluate the policy for January.

    For the purpose of this policy, parents/legal guardians will be considered participants for attendance as long as all policies are followed, including the requirement to wear a mask properly at all times. No food or drinks will be allowed in the facility. Concession stands will not be open.

    PLEASE READ the Attached Parent Letter for additional information. 

    Parent Letter for Winter Sports

    Amended November 17, 2020

    To Watch events: 

    The way to watch athletic events and other activities our South Haven students will be participating in will be posted in this space.


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    District Accountability Reports

    South Haven School Entrance

    Performance Accountability Report                                    KSDE Accountability Reports

    USD 509 District Performance Accountability Report 2018-19 (Prepared by KSDE)

    South Haven Elementary Performance Accountability Report 2018-19

    South Haven Secondary Performance Accountability Report 2018-19                            

    Financial Accountability Longitudinal Report 

    USD 509 Financial Accountability Report 2020 (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