2019-2020 Graduation Letter 6/2/2020 <------------- Click for Letter
The school year is just about over and plans are being made for summer weights and workouts. Your health and safety is our priority. We are going to have the weightroom closed through the month of June. Coach Blair has set up a google classroom for the weightroom. He will be posting summer workouts through this google classroom. If you are unable to access google classroom during the summer (as long as you have internet access and a smartphone or computer you will be able to access the workouts), please email Coach Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will arrange for summer weight workout packets to be sent or delivered to you.
We are planning to open the weightroom up on July 1st as long as we are cleared by the governor, Cowley/Elk County Health Department, Mr. Shaffer, and the Board of Education. We are making plans for summer workouts to take place July 1st - August 15th. More information on workouts will be sent out as soon as a plan is put together. So keep checking the school website, facebook, and/or Coach Blair's google classroom. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Atkins at email@example.com or Coach Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is now time to start thinking about fall sports. You can now get your physical anytime for next school year. There are lots of spots for Parent/Gaurdian to sign, so please make sure you look through this document. It is a new physical form this year. You must have all forms signed and completed prior to starting fall sports on August 17th.
Dr. Swanson will also be at the CJSHS on August 11th at 5:00 pm to administer physicals to anyone. The cost is $15.
Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Instructions <~~~~~~ Please click to view/print.
MARCH 22, 2020
TO ALL USD 462 PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND PATRONS:
Beginning on March 23, 2020 the staff at USD 462 will begin preparations to finish the current 2019-2020 school year. Expect teachers and administration to reach out to parents, students, and patrons to establish communication opportunities. USD 462 is discouraging any face to face contact during this time, although small amounts of contact may be necessary. You can expect us to be working on how to best meet the education needs of our students while knowing, there is no way it will be as good as the regular school setting.
One of these initial things to be addressed will be how to safely return student materials at each school to each household, and each student. The staff of USD 462 will be conducting meetings over the Internet to determine return of materials and what academic processes can or will be utilized. I want to THANK households for their participation in our technology availability survey and parents please complete this survey, if have not done so already. Here is the link to complete the survey, http://bit.ly/2Qt1Ha8
It is our goal to complete education plans by March 27, 2020 and share and communicate those plans as quickly as possible, to the community, parents and students. I know there are plenty of questions, please be patient, exercise health and safety standards, and take care of yourselves. Health and well-being of all, is the most important issue.
Rick Shaffer, Superintendent of Schools
Notice to Parents, Guardians,Staff and Community Members of USD 462 Schools:
USD 462 will be closed the week of March 16-20th. This will include all spring sports practices and ALL extracurricular activities, events, and fundraisers. Please check back for updates as we will be posting new and more detailed information as it becomes available.
This is in response to guidance we have received from the Commissioner of Education.
From the Kansas State Department of Education:
As of Sunday, March 15, Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson strongly recommends that those schools currently coming off of spring break, suspend operations for the week of March 16-20. All schools scheduled for spring break the week of March 16-20 will continue as planned. For schools who have spring break later in time, Commissioner Watson is strongly recommending they also close schools for the period of March 16-20.
Closing all schools during this same period of time provides Kansas officials the time needed to finalize a comprehensive plan for how to address COVID-19.
It is critical that we all follow a coordinated response to this situation.