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March 22, 2021 Spring Individual/Group/Sports Pictures Monday, April 12th!
Picture orders will be taken online: Visit the Picture Day Guide Website here!
Softball Shirt Order Forms are due by Noon on Tuesday, March 30th.
Link to printable form: Softball Shirt Order Form
March 8, 2021 Face masks no longer required.
At tonight BOE mtg, a 5-1 vote was passed in favor of amending the COVID policies adopted at the beginning of the school year. Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required. However, if any staff or student still wishes to wear a mask, they are more than welcome to continue to do so. Also amended are the use of plexiglass shields in the classroom. At the MS/HS level, lockers will be back in use. However, the lockers themselves will not take effect until after Spring Break. Policies that will remain in effect will be temperature checks at the door, plexiglass shields in the lunch room, as well as socially distanced desks.
March 8-9, 2021 To schedule your child's conference, contact their teacher.
February 10, 2021
February 2, 2021 Game tickets:
Yesterday tickets were given out to students for tonight’s basketball game at Satanta. You must have a ticket in order to get in to the game. Tickets for the junior high game on Thursday will be handed out on Wednesday. Tickets for the high school games at Kinsley on Friday and at Bucklin on Saturday will be handed out the day before the game. Also, there will be no parents or spectators allowed at our regional scholar’s bowl meet in Leoti on Thursday. If you have questions, please email Mr. Rueb @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 27, 2021 Winter Sports Guidelines for the league tournament & the remainder of the basketball season.
Here is the spectator policy that we will follow for the league tournament and for the remainder of the basketball season. Beginning on Friday, for the league tournament at United Wireless Arena, our school will receive 120 vouchers for each game that we play on Friday and Saturday. Vouchers will be for a specific game and a specific day. You will need to present your voucher to the ticket booth to purchase your ticket for admittance into the game. After our game ends, our fans will need to leave the arena. Vouchers will be given to the players and coaches to hand out. Each player / coach will receive 7 vouchers that they can give out to guests.
For activities held at Spearville Middle and High School, each participant (player, cheerleader, dancer, etc.) will be allowed to have four guests in attendance. If a family has multiple children participating, they will be allowed four guests per participant (2 participants = 8 guests). Guests may include parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, etc. Guests will come in to the commons area and tell the gate worker who they are there for. Each participant will have four check boxes next to their name; once their boxes are all checked, no other guest may enter for that participant. The entry fee for all games at Spearville will be $5.00 per person (this includes children).
Activities held at other schools may be handled differently. Some of our hosts may still be limiting fans to meet the guidelines of their local health departments. As those decisions are made, we will contact parents explaining how tickets will be handled for those contests.
Spearville Middle School / High School Principal
January 27, 2021 There will be a 2 Hr late start Wednesday, January 27th & NO AM Pre-K.
January 26, 2021 The Spearville girls game has been moved up to 6:00pm tonight.
Location: United Wireless Arena, Dodge City
KIUL Radio will also be Live Streaming Games on their Facebook Page.
January 26, 2021 Prom has been moved from March 27th to May 1st.
January 25, 2021 School is canceled today, Monday January 25th.
Again, the 2 hour late start has been changed to NO SCHOOL.
January 21, 2021 Yesterday, KSHSAA and their board of directors voted to allow up to four fans or spectators per participant into winter activities. This change is scheduled to begin on Friday, January 29th. We are working on the specific guidelines we will be following as we move from two spectators to four. As soon as the guidelines are set, we will send out information. Masks will still be required to be worn at all times while in the school building.
January 18, 2021 Game Update: There will be NO JH BOYS games tonight!
B Team Girls will play at 5:00pm
A Team Girls will play at 6:00pm.
The Boys will have practice right after shool.
January 12, 2021 UPDATE!!!
Today's games at Ness City WILL ALLOW FANS/PARENTS per KSHSAA rules. Games will begin at 4pm. If your name appears on the list we have used at home games so far, your name will be on the list at Ness City as well.
*Remember, that per KSHSAA regulations, masks must be worn at all times while attending games. Therefore, we ask that you remain vigilant about wearing a mask at all of our activities.
*Also, the basketball games at Ness City on January 12th, will not allow any spectators at this time per Ness County Health Department regulations. This could change by Tuesday - if it does change we will let you know. Junior varsity games will still begin at 4:00 with varsity games scheduled to begin at 6:15.
December 15, 2020 Transportation Vouchers will be going home with your students today.
December 4, 2020 HS BB game against South Central: Live Stream Link
December 3, 2020 MS BB game for tonight is still on. Live Stream Link
November 30, 2020 The Elementary Music Concert scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 1st has been canceled. We are working on a plan for broadcasting a virtual performance that will be sent out when the details are finalized. Again, the program originally scheduled for December 1st has been canceled and a virtual performance will be scheduled at a later date.
November 22, 2020 Basketball Spectator Guidelines November 2020.pdf
November 12, 2020 Tonight's Pawnee Heights game has been replaced with a game @ Mead beginning at 4:15 tonight. Tickets that were issued will be needed to attend this game.
Game Time: 4:15pm
Tickets: Each player will receive two tickets to give to spectators. Tickets can be picked up in the high school office beginning Wednesday morning. Tickets will be presented at the entry gate where you will then pay your admission fee. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be allowed entrance to the games
Masks: Masks are required to be worn at all times while in the building at Pawnee Heights. Please follow their guidelines.
November 4, 2020
KSDE has notified Kansas schools that COVID relief funds have been extended past the original December cut off date, offering families free meals through the entire 2020-2021 school year. Even BETTER news is that we were informed that we can back date these free meals to the first day of school, therefore, all student accounts were refunded reimbursable lunch charges. A reimbursable meals consists of 3 food groups. If a child were to go through the line and only get a milk (to go along with their lunch from home), this would not be a reimbursable meal. The same applies for those getting seconds or a 2nd milk. Charges for these are as follows: Milk charge is 40 cents, seconds charge is $1.10. As before, this applies to all USD 381 students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are a remote learner, you are required to notify the kitchen staff the day BEFORE you wish to pick up a meal by emailing Sandy at email@example.com. Remote meal pick up is at 1:00pm each day.
Meals will not be served on days when there is no school (Nov. 25-27, Dec. 21-31, Jan. 1-4, March 12-19, April 2-5)
Only breakfast will be served on half days of school (Jan. 15, Feb. 5, March 5, April 16)
October 28, 2020 Spearville will travel to Hoxie tomorrow, Oct 29th to face the Indians and see who walks away Bi-District champs and advance to Regionals. Kickoff will be at 6:30pm. Live streaming is available at Openspacessports.com.
October 26, 2020 2A Quarter Final Bracket Lady Lancers will be playing at 6pm @ Smith Center.
October 22, 2020 2A Sub State VB Bracket
SPECTATORS: No food/drinks allowed in the gym. You will be required to temp check & MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES while in attendance. If a spectator is not wearing a mask, they will be asked to leave. If we have multiple Spearville fans not wearing a mask, our entire fan base will be asked to leave for the entirety of the tournament. We expect all of our fans will comply with these rules.
Girls game will begin at 1:00pm in the Barney Aker's gym. Spearville will be seated in the NE section of the gym.
Our cross country team will be participating in regional competition on Saturday at Stanton County. Only 4 spectators per runner will be allowed to attend. Masks will be required at the meet when social distancing of at least 6 ft cannot be maintained.
October 14, 2020 HS VB Game Cancelled
The HS Volleyball game that was scheduled for Thursday, Oct 15th @ South Gray has been cancelled and will not be made up.
October 13, 2020 Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences can be scheduled on the school website under the Parent Teacher Conference Tab. All conferences will be conducted virtually. For step-by-step instructions, along with a video tutorial, are available under NEWS.
*MS/HS Parents: You only need to schedule a conference with the teacher or teachers you feel a need to speak with. Students will be bringing home informational sheets along with their report cards so that parents will know whether a conference is needed with any teacher. *
October 9, 2020 NO Spectators Allowed for League VB Tournaments
The League VB tournaments held at Kiowa Co. on Oct. 10th & 17th, will be held WITHOUT SPECTATORS. Only those listed on the pass gate will be allowed to attend. All games will be live streamed. Live Streaming via Facebook HERE.
Our HS Lady Lancers game will begin at 9:00 on Saturday, Oct 10th
October 6, 2020
No Shorts or flip flops are to be worn to school beginning Monday, Oct. 12th.
Questions regarding your picture packets?
Contact Inter-State at inter-state.com/support. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16th.
October 2, 2020
September 24, 2020
Keeping you updated of our recent schedule changes.
Sept 24th: There will be no JH football or volleyball games tonight.
Sept 25th: HS football will travel to Stockton. Game will be at 6:30 and will be streamed. Youtube link https://youtu.be/ZJtZxBDDleA
Sept 28th: There will be no HS JV football game.
Sept 29th: HS volleyball games @ South Central will still be held. Start times will be released as soon as we have them. Live stream: www.nfhsnetwork.com
Oct. 1st: MS volleyball & football vs. South Gray will be held in Copeland.
Oct. 3rd: We will be hosting volleyball games beginning at 10am. Masks will be required of all fans in the bldg.
Oct. 5th: JH VB Varsity Only 5pm: South Central vs. Spearville, Directly afterwards: Ashland vs. Spearville
September 18, 2020
Earlier this week an email was sent to all parents of USD381 students regarding parental assurances. These assurances are needed in the event we have to go remote live learning during the academic year. Please have these surveys completed by Monday, September 21st.
Other Important Information
We will continue to do our best to keep our parents and community updated on changes as they occur. Remember to also check the school website and the school app for updates. Have a good and safe weekend.
September 14, 2020
September 11, 2020
FREE MEALS ARE BACK as long as funding allows!
As of this past Tuesday, September 8th, all USD 381 student (Pre-K through 12th grade) lunches/breakfasts became eligible to serve free of charge. Those who are traditional learners will go through the line as usual to receive their free meals.
Remote learning students will need to notify the cook one day prior to the day they plan to pick up a lunch/breakfast. Example: If they plan on eating on Tuesday, they will need to let the cooks know by Monday. Remote lunches will be available at 1:00 P.M. Breakfast needs to be picked up at 8:00 A.M. Please notify our cooks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Quarantined students (families) need to remain in quarantine.
No meals will be served on days we don't have school (Oct 30, Nov. 2, 25-27, Dec. 21-31)
Only breakfast will be served on half days of school (Oct. 2)
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September 2, 2020
Specator guidelines have been updated. Changes are as follows:
Face masks will now be required for all indoor activities at any school in the SPIAA league. There will be no entry allowed for spectators or teams who do not wear a mask.
Guidelines for each game will be linked inside our calendar. Just click on the game you would like to view and the link will become visible. An example is provided below under the date August 31, 2020. Spearville's updated guidelines are available below under August 27, 2020.
Senior parent's night for football, cross country, cheerleading, and dance will be held Friday, September 4th. We ask that you be lined up on the track by 6:25 so that we may begin promptly at 6:30.
Senior parent's night for volleyball will be held Tuesday, September 8th between the 7:00 and 8:00 varsity games.
Finally, please know that if a game is cancelled, it will be announced via School Reach, the school website, and through a push notification on our School App. Friday night's football game against Bucklin is still scheduled to be played.
If you have any questions, please contact the school.
August 31, 2020
Spectator Guidelines for all games will be linked inside our calendar.
August 27, 2020
Spectator Guidelines for Spearville SHS / SMS
The following guidelines have been updated effective Sept. 2, 2020
Indoor Visiting Schools:
Outdoor Visiting Schools:
Efforts will be made to live stream all activities.
August 25, 2020
*Wednesday, August 26th Jostens will meet with Seniors to hand out Cap & Gown packets. They will also be collecting class ring orders from Sophomores: $75 Deposit is required.
*Friday, August 28th - No Jamboree at Central Plains, we will have a Blue and White scrimmage at home. Volleyball will begin at 5:30pm and Football at 7:00pm. Admission is Gatorade.
*Wednesday, September 2 – Jostens will be here to collect Senior Cap and Gown orders a $75 deposit is required.
*Friday, September 4 – HS FB vs Bucklin will also be Senior Night for Football, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance and Band.
*Monday, September 7 - HS JV Football at Bucklin Cancelled
*Tuesday, September 8th – HS Volleyball at Spearville will be Senior Night. There will be no gate collected.
*Wednesday, September 16th – NO STATE FAIR BAND DAY
*Thursday, September 24th – JH VB/FB is at Meade NOT at home.
August 14, 2020
Pre-K - 2nd Grade Parents: When picking up your child, we ask that you not park along Stafford Street or the alleyway. Please enter from Stafford through the pick-up lane and exit through the new drive on Main Street. If you do park, please park on Main street and walk from there to pick up your child. We are working on making this run smoothly and ask for your patience during this transition period. Thank you.
August 11, 2020
Lancer Masks: The school issued masks will not be in before the first day of school. I would like to remind you that masks will be required until further notice. Please make sure your child is protected with a mask when they come to school. Upon arrival, the masks will be distributed to each student.
Return to School Plan Link This plan outlines some general guidelines for the operation of school during the unprecedented times of COVID 19.
August 10, 2020
There will be NO 6th grade orientation.
School Supply Drop Off for elementary will be from 7:00-7:30, Wednesday Aug. 12th. This is in place of Open House. Those who chose REMOTE Learning will also pick up their devices at this time. Everyone else will receive their devices on the first day of school.
|PreK- 2nd||Enter S. of elementary from Stafford, Exit on Main Street|
|3rd-5th||Head North on Pine and drop off on NW Corner|
August 7, 2020
Athletic Parent Mtgs will be held Wednesday evening August 12th.
|MS/HS Football||Grandstands @ FB field||6:15pm|
|Cross Country||Picnic Tables by Concessions||6:15pm|
|MS/HS Volleyball||Grandstands @ FB field||
MS/HS students participating in athletics this year: Stay after school on Thursday, August 13th to watch the required heat-related illness video & concussion video as well as take the SWAY test
All in attendance are asked to wear a mask & social distance.
August 6, 2020
Enrollment opens today at 8am. This can be done from the comfort of your home. If needed, the HS Commons area will be open from 8am-8pm. Masks & temperature checks are required upon entry. To access the online enrollment forms, click PowerSchool Registration in the toolbar under your PowerSchool account.
August 3, 2020
July 30, 2020
FOOTBALL PAD CHECKOUT: High School - Tuesday, August 4th 1pm-4pm. Junior High - Friday, Aug 7th 3pm-5pm. Contact Coach Callaway at email@example.com to reschedule if you are unavailable during these times.
July 29, 2020
Below is a letter to parents with some general information regarding the opening of school from Mr. Stegman, Superintendent of schools.
ENROLLMENT: Online enrollment is scheduled for Aug. 6th. Devices will be available in the MS/HS Commons area on the 6th from 8:00am-8:00pm if needed. Deadline for enrollment will be the end of the day Sunday, Aug. 9th. Access to the enrollment forms will be via your PowerSchool Parent Login which will open Aug. 6th.
After School Program: As of now, the plan is to still have this program up and running for elementary school. We will notify you if anything changes.
ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND: The elementary playground is off limits until further notice. Please help us get the word out to the community. Thank you!
July 28, 2020
School supply lists for both elementary and MS/HS now available under the Quicklinks.
& Those who will be enrolling new students to the district (including Pre-K students): Items needed include copies of birth certificates, shot records, & physicals. You are free to scan these & email them to firstname.lastname@example.org (elementary students)/ email@example.com (MS/HS students) or fax them to 620-385-2641.
July 27, 2020
For any family that is considering our virtual option for their child for the 2020-21 school year, we would like to make you aware of the requirements. As per KSDE, if a student opts to attend school virtually, students and their parents must show evidence of the daily required six-hour minimum seat-time via a log of daily activity. Please be on the lookout for additional information regarding the upcoming school year in the coming days. Thank you, Spearville School Administration
USD 381 will be providing 2 masks for each student attending Spearville School. They will be gray in color with the words "Lancer Strong" across the front.
July 24, 2020
First day of school will still be Aug. 13th (Half Day 7:50-11:30) with Typical Learning (In person) setting.
Updates will come as more information becomes available.
July 22, 2020
The State Board of Education rejected Gov. Kelly’s executive order to delay the start of school. The board voted 5-5 on the executive order, which essentially killed the proposal because it needed a majority vote on the 10-member board.
MS/HS Summer Weights & activities will continue as scheduled.
Enrollment for Aug. 4th has been postponed. Once the calendar has been set, we will notify you of our new enrollment date.
July 16, 2020 School Delay
Update as of July 3, 2020
Good Morning, this is Kevin Rueb, principal of Spearville Middle School/High School. This message is an important announcement regarding the wearing of masks at school activities beginning on Monday, July 6, 2020.
All driver's education students will be required to wear a mask at all times while completing their driver's ed course.
Masks or other face coverings should be worn by participants in any organized sports activity anytime participants are around others and unable to maintain 6-foot physical distancing. Per CDC guidelines, individuals who are engaged in high intensity activities, like running, may not be able to wear a mask or face covering if it causes difficulty breathing. Additionally, masks should not be worn during activities that cause the mask to become wet. The KSHSAA encourages coaches to consider alternative activities if adequate physical distancing cannot be maintained in the absence of the participant wearing a mask. All non-participants in workout activities should wear a mask or face covering at all times when around others and 6-foot physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Check the school website to look at updatd times for strength and conditioning groups.
April 12, 2021
Front offices are taking shape.
Views inside the front office.
Rear bathrooms and back hallway.
Inside the storm shelter including view of the serving area.
SPED suite wing
March 25, 2021
The last exterior wall going up!
February 26, 2021
The storm shelter, structures within that shelter, and more classrooms are beginning to take shape. Restroom plumbing can be seen sprouting from the cement floor.
|Restroom Plumbing||Storage, serving area and restrooms within the storm shelter|
|Exterior view of the storm shelter||Seating and hand washing station outside the restrooms|
February 5, 2021
So much progress to behold and so many walls erected. If you have stepped inside the MS/HS for any sporting events, etc. you may have noticed painted cinder blocks are the finished product for their walls. This project will be no different. With that knowledge, the realization of just how much has taken place begins to sink in. Especially when you also find out that the electrical, etc is being ran as they go. These gentlemen have toughed out some extremely cold temperatures and faced the elements under their tarps to keep moving forward. Exciting things taking place. (A special thanks to Caleb Rhoades for providing the aerial photos.)
January 8, 2021
With Thanksgiving and Christmas break stepping in on the building project and limiting the number of days for progress, the crew has has been hard at work. Room, windows and doors are beginning to take shape.
Oct 23rd: Cement floors are poured and walls are going up!!!!
A lot has been accomplished in just a few short months. The ground has been leveled, concrete frames assembled, rebar installed, and cement being poured. The new building is beginning to take shape.
The new playground was completed this month. The students and staff alike were thrilled to have access to such a terrific play area.The giggles and grins were visible all day long.
The playground equipment is installed. Crew members are in the the process of pouring sand, which will be followed by installation of foam and topped off with turf.
The old section of the elementary building has been completely demolished. What once started as a Catholic School, stands no longer. There is still lots of ground work left to do in order to begin construction on what will be the new face of our elementary school.
A time capsule was discovered in the cornerstone. However, upon opening, it was discovered that the vessel was full of water and everything inside was unsalvageable.
June 24th: Demolition began this week.
June 17th: A ground breaking ceremony was held at 7:30am at the elementary school.
Left to Right: Christopher Korbe (Elementary Principal), Daryl Stegman (Superintendent),
Ron Stein (Head Maintenance), Randy Mettling (Board Member), Michael Hubbell (Board President),
Erin Huston (Board Member), Riley Schmidt (Board Member), Ron Temaat (Mayor), & Brad Ackerman (Board Member).
Daryl Stegman (Superintendent) & Brad Rice (Coonrod & Associates)
June 16th: Fence was taken down around the back playground (will be relocated around the new playground) and dirt work has begun in order to install turf and new playground equipment.
Gas lines in old section of the building have been disconnected.
May 8th: Phone lines disconnected and beginning to board up old section.
May 4th: New playground equipment delivered
May 2nd: Silent auction held from 7:30-11:30am to sell items from the elementary building.
All elementary staff have been moved from the old section of the elementary into their new temporary locations for the next school year. Items to be auctioned are listed on the school website along with pictures.
Review CMAR Schedule:
January 6th: Gave building tours to the CMAR's (Construction Manager At Risk) as a part of the selection process for the bond project.
January 10th: Request for Proposals Due 12:00 (District Office)
January 13th- January 17th: Committee Reviews RFP’s and Score
Daryl Stegman- Superintendent
Dan Crouch- BBN Architects
Patrick Schaub- BBN Architects
Riley Schmidt- Board Member
Mike Hubbell- Board Member
January 22nd: Interviews and Scoring
2:00 Hutton Construction
3:00 Simpson Construction Services
4:00 Coonrod and Associates
January 23rd: Request State Fees
January 24th: Committee to Meet to Evaluate Scoring With Fees (Select CMAR)
January 27th: Special Board Meeting to Approve Selected CMAR.
Publishing and Contracts
Interviewed for Construction Manager At Risk.
Spearville USD 381 Sells Bonds
At Low Interest Rate
The Board of Education of Ford County USD 381 got a pleasant surprise at a special meeting on Wednesday, December 18th.
The District received bids for the purchase of the general obligation bonds approved by voters at the November Election. The bond issue amount was $5,770,000.
The District applied and received a credit rating for their bonds from Standard and Poor’s Global of A with a stable outlook.
The District advertised that they would accept bids for purchase of the bonds on Wednesday, December 18th.
USD 381 received 8 bids for purchase of the bonds:
D. A. Davidson & Co. True Interest Cost of 2.129%
BOK Financial Securities Inc. True Interest Cost of 1.988%
Raymond James & Associates True Interest Cost of 1.959%
The Baker Group True Interest Cost of 1.928%
Robert W. Baird & Co. True Interest Cost of 1.923%
Piper Jaffray True Interest Cost of 1.900%
Commerce Bank True Interest Cost of 1.859%
Country Club Bank True Interest Cost of 1.835%
The Board of Education accepted the bid providing the lowest true interest rate of 1.835% provided by Country Club Bank of Overland Park, Kansas.
The District had estimated an interest rate of 3.00% pre-election for the financing.
The estimated rate was developed earlier in 2019 by the District’s Financial Advisor, the Wichita office of Stifel, Nicolaus and Company.
Steve Shogren of Stifel indicated that interest rates have dropped dramatically in recent months to historically low levels.
A lack of supply for “bank qualified” tax-exempt bonds is credited with the low interest rate result.
The lesser interest rate is good news for USD 381.
The lower rate from the original estimate results in total interest cost of approximately $380,000 less for the financing of the Elementary School addition and improvements.
Steve Shogren, Managing Director of Stifel’s Wichita office stated: “We are proud to be the advisor to Spearville-Windthorst Schools for this election and bond issuance.
We are pleasantly surprised that market conditions resulted in a financing that will greatly reduce the total debt service payments for the District. “
With the Board action on Wednesday, the bonds will be printed, a transcript sent to the Kansas Attorney General,
and the District will receive the final proceeds of the bond sale on January 15, 2020.
Bond Election Held and passed