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    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. All students and staff will have temperatures check upon entering the building. 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 Nurse Jami 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 Receives Several Awards from KSDE

    The South Haven School District has received four awards from the Kansas State Department of Education for student performance through the STAR Recognition Program. The district has received the Postsecondary Success Copper Award 2021, the High School Graduation Copper Award 2021, the Social-Emotional Growth Bronze Award 2021, and the Commissioners Award 2021. These are all awards for performance beyond their expected performance. To read more about the STAR Recognition Program, visit the Kansans Can Star Recognition Program on the KSDE website.

    USD 509 earns Accredited status from KSDE for current cycle

    The South Haven Unified School District has been accredited by its visiting team and KSDE for the 5-year accreditation cycle just completed. They stated, in their accreditation report, "The system has fulfilled all applicable compliance requirements or is actively working to meet compliance as verified by KSDE." "Evidence provided by the OVT and the system indicated that the system addressed, monitored, and made progress in all Foundational areas."

    The visiting team stated that the school "carried out the process with fidelity and provided data to show their improvement. Data-based decision making has become evident at all levels of the system; PLC communities have grown tremendously through the process; and Family Engagement has been precise and intentional with clear data of impact. The team has engaged in a remarkable amount of alterations and additions to their system within this system to better focus on the Definition of a High School Graduate as well as their local goals." Congratulations to the South Haven staff for a job well done!

    South Haven Stay, Learn, and Play Plan for 2021-22 School Year

    The South Haven B0ard of Education, at their August 8 meeting, approved the guidelines for how school will be conducted during the 2021-22 school year regarding COVID-19 exposure. The guidelines are posted at the link below: 

    COVID Protocols at South Haven Schools


    USD 509 has opening for  Baseball Coach

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


    Covid Tips
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    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