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South Haven Public Schools USD 509

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    Plan for a Return to School for South Haven Schools

    Please read the linked letter from Superintendent Dorsey Burgess and the linked Plan for a Return to School. 

    After a Long Wait, Congratulations to South Haven's 2020 Graduates


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    AThletic Schedule Change

    The high school volleyball game scheduled for September 1 at Attica has been changed. The team will now play at Udall beginning at 4 pm. 

    Plan for Return to School Announced

    At a meeting on Tuesday, July 28, the Board of Education approved the proposed plan for a return to school. The plan addresses COVID-19 concerns. Among other things, the start of classes has been moved to September 1. Read the letter from Superintendent Dorsey Burgess and the USD 509 Plan for Return to School below: 

    Letter from Supt. Dorsey Burgess

    USD 509 Plan for Return to School

    South Haven has Supplemental opening

    A Junior class sponsor position is open. See the Employment Opportunities page of the website for information. 

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    South Haven App

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

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    Football camp for Junior High Boys

    Junior High boys interested in football this year, there will be a camp held in Caldwell for the Thunderbird team August 12-14 at 4:00. Any boys interested in participating please let me know so we can get you a helmet and transportation to and from camp.
    JH Boys attending Football Camp in Caldwell next week: Helmet check-out will be Sunday, August 9 at Noon in the South Gym.

    A Note from the school nurse

    Please take a moment to read the letter below from our school nurse.

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes Event
    FCA Beginning of School Event

    Full Time Custodian Position Available

    USD 509 has an opening for a full time custodian. Position offers competitive wages plus benefits. Applicants need to complete a classified application, found on the Employment Opportunities page, and submit to Brooke Price, Board Clerk, PO Box 229, South Haven KS 67140, or fax to 620-892-5814, or email to Completed applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM July 31, 2020. For more information about the position, contact Brian Byers, Maintenance Director, or Brooke Price at 620-892-5215x1.

    All Sport Parent Meeting 8/13/2020

    All parents of students planning to play sports at SH this year: The All-Sport Parents meeting will be held Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 PM in the North Gym. There will be a short presentation on rules and regulations this year and coaches and admin will be there to discuss the upcoming seasons and answer any questions you may have. Masks are REQUIRED to enter the building.

    Does Your Child Need a Physical to Participate?

    All middle and high school students who intend to participate in any sport, lncluding cheerleading, this school year, needs a physical before the sports season begins. The KSHSAA physical form is linked below. 

    2020-21 KSHSAA Participation Physical Form



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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



    200 PreK-12

    District Area

    150 Sq Miles




    Out of District Students


    Board of Education