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  Elementary Music Program will be held Dec. 6th.

This date is different than what is reflected on our printed calendar.  

 

 After School Program Pick Up Information:

If you are picking your child up from the playground, please do not use Stafford Street.  It is important for their safety to use the alley between the school and the church on the west side of the school.  This keeps our students out of possible blind spots from oncoming traffic on Stafford Street.

 

  Oct. 27, 2022

No School: Friday, Oct. 28th & Monday, Oct. 31st

HS VOLLEYBALL has earned a spot in the state volleyball tournament that begins tomorrow.  The Lady Lancers will play on Friday afternoon at United Wireless Arena.  The approximate game times for Spearville are 3:30, 6:30, and 7:30 Friday afternoon and evening.  If the Lady Lancers advance out of pool play, they will begin play on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 at United Wireless Arena.

HS FOOTBALL team will wrap up their season this evening at 7:00 here against Pratt Skyline.  Come out and support our Lancer teams this weekend – your presence means a lot to our students.  Thank you.  It’s a great day to be a Lancer.


Homecoming Activities:

*Bonfire-HS students meet in front of the HS at 8pm on Thursday, Sept 22nd

*Homecoming Parade will begin at 2pm Friday, Sept. 23rd. The parade route is shown on the map.

*Homecoming Dance will begin after the game through midnight

 

 

No School-As a reminder, there will be no school on September, 14th.

 

Banner Ceremony- The banner ceremony planned for Tuesday night’s home volleyball game will need to be postponed at this time.  As soon as we have a date to hold this ceremony, we will let everyone know. However, we hope you still make plans to come out and support the Lady Lancers in their home opener on Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd and Wednesday, Aug. 24th of this week we will be conducting Fastbridge testing. Please make sure you bring your Chromebooks to school fully charged. You will also need to bring headphones that are compatible with your Chromebook for the testing. Thank you!

  Online enrollment is a 3 step process:

1. Online Forms

2. Printed Forms

3. Fees-This can be paid online or in our office.  If paying online, you can access this through your PowerSchool parent portal.  Just select Balance on the left hand side of the screen in the tool bar.  Then select Make a Payment. This will transfer you to the company we use for online payments.  If you do not currently have an account set up with them, you will need to do so first.  Then sign in and add your fees to your cart to make the payment.

If you need a device or access to printed forms, our HS commons area is open from 8-4 Aug. 3rd and 8-6 Aug. 4th.  If you have any questions, feel free to stop in and we will be happy to assist you. Enrollment is not complete until fees and all required paperwork are received.

Attention Seniors and parents of seniors: An email has been sent to all seniors and parents regarding college courses this academic year. Please read the letter and consult the master schedule, then email both Mrs. Ackerman and Mr. Rueb the information requested in the letter. 

  Online enrollment will be held in the HS Commons are on Aug. 3rd from 8am-4pm and Aug. 4th from 8am-6pm. Enrollment is not complete until fees and all required paperwork are received.

 

 

 

 The Spearville Medical Clinic will be doing physicals on June 13th & 14th from 4pm-6pm each evening.  Cost is $10 each.  Physicals are available under the Quicklinks on our home page.

 

Attendance and Chronic-Absenteeism

The Kansas Education System of Accreditation (KESA) requires school districts to set goals for areas of improvement in their schools. Reports that provide data supporting the strategies used by a district must be submitted for review by the KESA department at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

According to the Kansas Department of Education’s 2021 Fact Sheet on Chronic Absenteeism, “The Chronic-Absenteeism rate, which now must be reported, is the percentage of students in a school that miss more than 10 percent of the instructional time for any reason, excused or unexcused.” (www.ksde.org – Attendance and Absenteeism Webpage)  KSDE also provides whole school strategies to improve student attendance, one of them being school-wide attendance incentives.

At the January 3rd (2022) Spearville Middle School and High School faculty/staff meeting it was decided to try a school-wide incentive to improve attendance rates and decrease chronic absenteeism. The faculty/staff agreed to implement the incentive of opting out of semester finals (an idea that has been used by many districts across the state). The faculty/staff discussed and agreed upon the criteria for this incentive.

On January 4th (2022), the first day of the spring semester, Mr. Rueb called an all school assembly at which he shared the incentive with all MS/HS students. Here is the criteria and reward that he shared at the assembly:

MS/HS Student Criteria:

  • Maintain at least an 80% semester average in your class

  • Five or fewer absences per class per semester (no unexcused)

  • No more than three tardies per class per semester

HS Reward:

  • Exempt from final exams for any class where criteria is met

  • Do not have to attend those classes where the criteria is met

  • You have the option to take the final exam to improve your grade. Taking the exam would not harm your average only if you are exempt.

  • Dates for finals for seniors are May 9th and 10th. Dates for finals for underclassmen are May 17th and 18th. 

MS Reward:

  • Exempt from final exams for any class where all criteria is met.

  • For MS students, if you are exempt from a final exam, you will have alternative school activities to participate in during the class where criteria is met. 

  • You have the option to take the final exam to improve your grade. Taking the exam would not harm your average only if you are exempt.

  • Dates for final exams are May 17th and 18th. 

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As a result of this incentive, Spearville MS/HS saw a reduction in the number of students who were considered chronically absent (by the KSDE definition).

Chronic Absenteeism Rates*

(Percentage of Students who missed 9 or more days in a semester)

Grade Level Fall Semester 2021 Spring Semester 2022
6th Grade 22% 9%
7th Grade 15% 11%
8th Grade 20% 16%
9th Grade 35% 31%
10th Grade 41% 18%
11th Grade 27% 15%
12th Grade 32% 16%

*Data provided by Mr. Kevin Rueb, Spearville MS/HS Principal

Percentage of Students Missing 5 or Fewer Days in a Semester*

Grade Level Fall Semester 2021 Spring Semester 2022
6th Grade 61% 78%
7th Grade 76% 83%
8th Grade 56% 72%
9th Grade 43% 65%
10th Grade 41% 73%
11th Grade 39% 82%
12th Grade 44% 72%

*Data provided by Mr. Kevin Rueb, Spearville MS/HS Principal

Daily attendance, tardy information, and grades are available to parents and students using their PowerSchool accounts. 

 

Tomorrow will be the final day of school with a dismissal time of 11:30. Parents and students, please make sure that you return all library books, chrome book chargers, textbooks & sports equipment to school tomorrow. Tonight would be a great time to look for these items and make sure you have them ready for tomorrow. All fees (lunch & enrollment) are also due by 11:30. You can login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal to view any balance due and pay online as well. Cash/Check are also an acceptable form of payment and can be paid to any USD381 office.

 

 We want to give all parents a heads up regarding next years school lunches. We will be going back to paid lunches. They will no longer be free through the state. We will be making free and reduced applications available towards the end of July/beginning of August to see if you qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Those who do not fill out an application will automatically be classified at paid status.

 

 

  The high school baseball game scheduled for this afternoon will not be played due to a lack of officials.  The game has been moved to tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon starting at 1:00 in Pratt.  The team will leave Spearville at 10:30.

 

 

 

 

 

 Elementary music concert is tonight in the Old HS gym beginning at 7pm.  The concert is open to the public.  Students need to arrive at 6:45.

 

School is dismissing at 1:45 today, May 2nd, based on the advice of Ford County Emergency Management.  The severity & timing of the potential storm are scheduled to arrive at the normal dismissal time.

 

 

State Assessment Dates and information:

MS/HS

ELEMENTARY

5th Grade 9:30-11:00 each day
April 6th Reading
April 12th Math
April 13th Math
April 20th Science
April 21st Science

4th Grade 8:00-9:30 each day
April 12th Math
April 13th Math
April 20th Reading
April 21st Reading

3rd Grade 9:30-11:00 each day
April 12th Reading
April 13th Reading
April 20th Math
April 21st Math

School has been canceled for today, Tuesday, March 22nd.

 

There will be a 2 hr late start Tuesday, March 22nd.  No AM PreK and no breakfast will be served.

 

On Wednesday, March 23rd, Spearville schools will be hosting Kirk Smalley with the Stand for the Silent Organization.  He will be here to speak with our middle school and high school students that afternoon at 1:30.  There will be another presentation at 4:30 that is open to parents and community members.  Kirk will be speaking in the main high school gym for both sessions.  We are extremely fortunate to have him visit our community.  He will be addressing bullying, what it looks like, how students can respond to it, how it impacts its victims, and tips to help parents recognize and deal with students who are bullying and being bullied.  Please make plans to attend – it is a great message all of us need to hear.  Thank you for supporting our school and our students!

 


There will be a 2 hr late start and no morning Pre-K for Thursday, Feb. 3rd. 

Due to the meteorologist predictions of the snow amounts for tomorrow and no indication of change, we will not have school for tomorrow Feb. 2nd.  There will be no school or school activities.  

 

Sportsmanship 

 This is a reminder of the sportsmanship expectations here at Spearville schools.  It is expected that all fans will treat players, coaches, and officials with dignity and respect.  Yelling at or swearing at officials and making inappropriate remarks towards players or coaches will not be tolerated at any of our events, whether we are the hosts or the visitors.  Per KSHSAA, any individual (coach, player, administrator, or fan) who is removed from a game for this type of behavior will also be suspended from the next game.  It will also be a requirement of Spearville schools that any individual removed from a game will need to complete the Sportsmanship class through NFHS Learning and present that certificate to Mr. Rueb in order to regain the privilege of attending school sponsored activities.  If a fan is removed for a second time from a game, the fan will be banned from attending school activities for one calendar year.  We are a family community; therefore, we must remember that our students are always watching and we need to model appropriate behavior for all students.  School sponsored activities are designed to enhance the educational opportunities for the children of our community, and while it is nice to win, the main goal of activities is to support the development of our students.  Thank you for your support and cooperation on this.




Spirit Week Themes for the week of Jan. 31st - Feb. 3rd

 

 

Due to current weather conditions, school has been canceled for Wednesday, January 26th

No junior high practices.  The league tournament will proceed as planned.

 

 

 

 

Get Our USD 381 App!

The app is FREE and a great way to conveniently stay up to date on
what's happening.  With our recent school cancellation, this app would have sent you a notification if you missed our school Reach phone call (IF you ALLOW notifications for this app).

Some of the features of the app include:

*Calendar
*News and Announcements
*Push Notifications
*Menu
*PowerSchool
*Lunch Balance

and Online Payments!

You can pay online with eCheck, debit, or credit card.
 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristie at
              620-385-2556 or 
kristier@usd381.org


 


 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSER 3 Survey Link

 

Lancer Volleyball Team with State Title Trophy

Congratulations to our Lady Lancers on winning the championship for class 1A D1 state volleyball. The girls defeated top seeded Pretty Prairie at Dodge City's United Wireless Arena on Saturday in 3 sets: 25-10, 24-26, 25-19, giving the district their first volleyball state title in school history.  (Photo credit: Kristie Rhoades)

 

 

The school is holding a Purple Wave Auction on a variety of items.  The sale ends Tuesday, November 9th.  Visit the link to view photos and descriptions. Purple Wave

 

Next week is Red Ribbon Week for our elementary students. As a reminder regarding Thursday's dress up theme, we ask that students are easily able to use the restroom themselves and that their costume in no way impedes their ability to do so.

 

Due to a recent increase in COVID cases and quarantines, there will be a mask mandate in place for all players and fans attending the league tournament on Saturday, Oct. 16th.  Players will not have to wear a mask while they are competing.  Fans must wear a mask at all times while in the building.  Refusal to wear a mask will result in you being asked to leave the tournament.  Please respect the wishes of the league and Kiowa County to help keep our students, schools, and communities safe.  Thank you.


The high school cross country meet has been rescheduled. The runners will now travel to Ness City today, Oct. 14th, with the first run beginning at 4:30pm. 

 

This message is to inform parents of a few items regarding our trip to Hickory Hollow Pumpkin Patch, tomorrow, Oct. 13th, as well as new protocol regarding our elementary bldg.

First, we ask that parents please check your child’s folder for a permission form for the Pumpkin Patch.  This needs to be signed and returned in the morning in order for your child to attend the event.  We also ask that your students wear appropriate clothing for the weather.  This being pants, a jacket/coat, and a pair of shoes conducive for muddy conditions.  You are welcome to send an extra pair of shoes with your child to change into once they return to school if you would like.

Finally, we would like to inform parents that we now have our locking system installed throughout our building.  Therefore, the school will be locked down throughout the school day for the safety of all our students and staff.  Students will be trained on the importance of only adults being the ones allowed to open doors for any individuals waiting outside. This includes their own family.  Our buzzing system will be located to the right of the entrance doors for those needing access to the school during school hours.  The protocol for our after school program will stay the same. 

 

 

 

Oct. 9, 2021
Southern Plains-Iroquois Activities Association
High School League Volleyball Tournament

Play-In Games
Bottom 8 Seeds, Start @ 9:00 am


Game #1-V Gym North                
  5 - Minneola ___ ___ ___           
12 - Pawnee Hts. ___ ___ ___   

Game #2- V Gym South
  6 - South Central ___ ___ ___
11 - Satanta ___ ___ ___

Game #3- Aux. Gym North
  7 - Ashland ___ ___ ___
10 - Ingalls ___ ___ ___  

Game #4- Aux. Gym South
 8 - Hodgeman Co. ___ ___ ___
 9 - Bucklin ___ ___ ___

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP POOL PLAY
Top 4 Seeds automatically qualify, Start @ 10:00 am

Pool A (Var. Gym North)                                                            Pool B (Var. Gym South)
10:00 am                                                                                   10:00am
1 - Meade _____ _____ _____                                                  2 - Kiowa County _____ _____ _____
8 -             _____ _____ _____                                                  7-                         _____ _____ _____  

11:00 am                                                                                    11:00 am
4 - South Gray _____ _____ _____                                            3 - Spearville _____ _____ _____
5 -                    _____ _____ _____                                            6 -                  _____ _____ _____

12:00 pm                                                                                   12:00 pm
1 - Meade _____ _____ _____                                                  2 - Kiowa County _____ _____ _____                                      
5 -             _____ _____ _____                                                  6 -                        _____ _____ _____  

1:00 pm                                                                                     1:00 pm
4 - South Gray _____ _____ _____                                           3 - Spearville _____ _____ _____ 
8 -                    _____ _____ _____                                           7 -                  _____ _____ _____ 

2:00 pm                                                                                      2:00 pm 
1 - Meade        _____ _____ _____                                           2 - Kiowa County _____ _____ _____
4 - South Gray _____ _____ _____                                           3 - Spearville _____ _____ _____

3:00 pm                                                                                     3:00 pm
5 - _____ _____ _____                                                              6- _____ _____ _____  
8 - _____ _____ _____                                                              7- _____ _____ _____

 

 

Spearville MS/HS Activities for the week of Oct 4th-8th:

Tuesday

Tuesday, Oct. 5th HS VB schedule:

Court A (North)

4:00 JV Hodgeman vs. Minneola
5:00 JV Hodgeman vs. Bucklin
6:00 Hodgeman vs. Minneola
7:00 Hodgeman vs. Bucklin
8:00 Bucklin vs. Minneola

Court B (South)

4:00 Spearville vs. Bucklin
5:00 JV Spearville vs. Minneola
6:00 Spearville vs. Bucklin
7:00 Spearville vs. Minneola
8:00 Spearville vs. Hodgeman

Court C (Old HS Gym)

6:00 JV Spearville vs. Hodgeman

 

 

Spearville MS/HS Activities for the week of Sept 27th-Oct 1st:

Monday
HS JV Football @ Meade @ 6:30

Tuesday
HS Volleyball @ South Central
5:30 Varsity vs. South Central
5:30 JV vs. South Central
6:30 Varsity vs. Meade
6:30 JV vs. Meade

Thursday
JH Volleyball/Football at Hodgeman County
4:00 B-Team vs. Hodgeman (Old Gym)
4:00 A-Team vs. Pawnee Heights (New Gym)
5:00 B-Team vs. Pawnee Heights (Old Gym)
5:00 A-Team vs. Hodgeman (New Gym)
6:30 Football
HS/JH Cross Country @ Ness City 4pm

Friday
Homecoming Parade 10:30am
Homecoming Coronation 6pm
HS Football vs. Hodgeman County @ Spearville 7pm 

Saturday
HS JV Volleyball @ Southwestern Heights Tournament
First game @ 10am

 

Spearville MS/HS Activities for the week of Sept 20th-24th:

Monday
HS/JH Cross Country at St. John 4pm
JH Volleyball @ Ingalls (Ashland @ 6, Ingalls @ 7)
HS JV Football vs. Ingalls (Cancelled)

Tuesday
HS Volleyball @ Hodgeman County
5 pm JV vs. Satanta
6pm JV vs. Hodgeman
6pm Varsity vs. Satanta
7pm Varsity vs. Hodgeman

Thursday
JH Volleyball/Football vs. South Central @ Spearville
4pm B-Team Volleyball
5pm A-Team Volleyball
6:30pm Football
HS/JH Cross Country @ Larned 4pm

Friday
HS Football @ Spearville vs. Meade

Saturday
HS Volleyball @ Holcomb (Varsity only)
First game @ 9am

Court 1 (HHS-South)
Holcomb vs. Hugoton
Holcomb vs. Dodge City
Holcomb vs. Spearville
Spearville vs. Lakin
****30 Min Break***
Holcomb vs.  Cimarron
Holcomb vs. Ulysses
Holcomb vs. Lakin

Court 2 (HHS-North)
Dodge City vs. Cimarron
Hugoton vs. Lakin
Lakin vs. Dodge City
Dodge City vs. Ulysses
***30 Min Break***
Lakin vs. Ulysses
Cimarron vs. Lakin
Cimarron vs. Ulysses

Court 3 (HMS)
Spearville vs. Ulysses
Cimarron vs. Spearville
Hugoton vs. Ulysses
Cimarron vs. Hugoton
***30 Min Break***
Hugoton vs. Dodge City
Hugoton vs. Spearville
Spearville vs. Dodge City

 

Friday Night Football vs. Minneola on Sept 10th 

This Friday, Sept 10th, Spearville will host Minneola in football beginning at 7pm. At this game we will recognize the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our country. All current and former military personnel, along with all first responders, will have free admission to our football game that night. We will have a flag ceremony dedicated to our military and first responders beginning at 6:50pm. Please make plans to attend a special evening and enjoy a great football game.

After School Program-New Location Beginning Sept 1st

Beginning tomorrow, September 1st, our after school program will be housed in our new commons area.  Students will start out in the commons area, and weather permitting, have days that they end the program outside on the back playground.  Protocol for picking up your child from after school program will be as follows:

 

Commons Area: Should your child be in the commons area, please call 385-6322.  This number rings directly into the commons area for the program coordinator to know you are in front and ready for pick up and they will send your child out the front entrance door. Safety of students requires all doors to the school to be locked. A phone call will be the only way to notify staff that you are present.  Due to schedule changes, etc. it might be best practice to contact this room first.  If no answer, then pull around to the back.

 

Play Ground: Should your child be on the playground, you may use the alley for pick up.

 

As a reminder, all students should be picked up no later than 5pm.

 

Activity Schedule for this week (Aug. 30th)

Tuesday High School Volleyball @ Cimarron
4:30 JV vs. Minneola (South Net)
5:30 JV vs. Cimarron (South Net)
6:00 Varsity vs. Minneola (North Net)
7:00 Varsity vs. Cimarron (North Net)

Wednesday
High School and JH Cheer @ Dodge City Spirit Spreader during the school day.

Thursday
High School/Junior High Cross Country @ Meade
4:00 JH Girls
4:20 JH Boys
4:40 HS Girls
5:15 HS Boys

Junior High Volleyball/Football @ Spearville vs. South Gray
4:00 B-Team Volleyball
5:00 A-Team Volleyball
6:30 Football

Friday
High School Football @ Bucklin 7pm Kickoff

Scrimmages(8/24/21)

Aug. 26th: HS VB scrimmage in the HS gym @ 6pm. Admission to the scrimmage is a pack of Gatorade.  Cross Country athletes will be recognized at the VB scrimmage.

Aug. 27th: HS FB team will travel to Otis-Bison for a scrimmage at 7pm against Otis-Bison, La Crosse, & Central Plains.  There will be a concession stand open, and a live feed of the scrimmage for patrons who can not attend. We will share the link for the live feed once we receive it. There is no admission cost for this scrimmage.

 

After School Program Update: (8/20/21) 

After School Program Update: After School Program will temporarily be housed in the elementary gym. You may use the alley to gain access to the back of the school. Please pick your children up at the South gym door no later than 5pm.

Senior Parents: (8/16/21)

After School Program Will Begin Monday, Aug. 23rd 

Our elementary after school program will begin on Monday, Aug. 23rd. This program is for Kindergarten-5th grade students and is from 3:17-5:00pm Monday-Thursday of each week. Your child must be picked up by 5pm. There is no after school program on days we have no school.

 

Elementary Starting in the New Building on Monday, Aug. 23rd.

BREAKFAST STUDENTS: Breakfast students are to be dropped off at the HS commons area for grades K-5.  These students will be escorted by a staff member to the elementary school (in cases of inclement weather, the students will be bussed). Breakfast for elementary students will be served from 7:20-7:35. Elementary students will not be served breakfast after 7:35.  This policy is enforced to ensure that they have plenty of time to eat and make it to class pick up on time.

ELEMENTARY DROP OFF: Drop off consists of one-way traffic to prevent children from crossing the road. Please reference the map for guidance on traffic flow for the safety of all children (Enter from Davis Street on the North and exit onto Stafford Street). The doors will open at 7:30. Any child dropped off prior to this time will be unsupervised.  Beginning at 7:30, children will be escorted into our storm shelter where their teachers will pick them up.  Students should be at their desk ready to learn no later than 7:50. Any student arriving after 7:50 will be counted tardy.

OPEN HOUSE: We will host an open house to all community members beginning at 5:30pm on Monday, Aug. 23rd. We will serve hamburgers/hot dogs at this come and go event.

 

Elementary Drop Off/Pick Up Updated 8/16/2021

Due to safety concerns, ALL elementary students should be picked up at the drop off location outside the old HS gym (on the West side next to the band room).


 

Elementary Start Plan 8/10/21 

All elementary students will be attending school at the MS/HS until further notified.

After School Program
 Until the elementary bldg. is released, we will NOT be having our after school program.  All spaces at the MS/HS are occupied and we will be unable to house that until we move into the elementary building. We will notify all parents of the start date for this program once we are in and it has been approved.

First Day of School
Parents should plan to stay for short 10 min introductory/information meeting with our new principal, Mrs. Butler in the old HS gym.  We will host this meeting on both start dates below.


* The first day of school for 1st-5th grades will be Thursday, Aug. 12th and is a half day of school.  Dismissal on this day will be 11:30.

*First day for Pre-K & Kindergarten will be Monday, Aug. 16th. There is also a screening for all Pre-K & Kinder students on Aug. 12th. If you have not already reserved a spot for this screening, please visit our website under the Quicklinks to do so.

Drop Off Plan

*Regular Drop Off: Travel North on Pine St. and drop your student off on the West side of the Old HS gym as shown in GREEN on the map.  Students are to enter the side door next to the band room. Staff members will be present beginning at 7:30 to let students in and supervise them. At 7:40, all elementary teachers will go to the gym to pick up their students and walk them to their classrooms.  If your child arrives later than 7:40, please drop them off at the HS office. Students should be at their desk ready to learn no later than 7:50am. 

  • PM Pre-K will drop off on the corner of Pine & Ave B (traffic flow heading N. on Pine as indicated in BLUE on the map.

*Breakfast Drop Off: Students arriving for breakfast should be dropped off at the main entrance to the HS as show in ORANGE on the map. Breakfast is served in the HS commons area for grades K-5.  These students will be escorted by a staff member in time for teacher pick up.  Breakfast will be served from 7:20-7:35. Elementary students will not be served breakfast after 7:35.  This policy is enforced to ensure that they have plenty of time to eat and make it to class pick up on time. 

Drop off consists of one-way traffic to prevent children from crossing the road.  Please reference the map for guidance on traffic flow for the safety of all children.

Pick Up Plan

* Pre-K & Kindergarten student pick up will be outside the band room (notated in PURPLE).

*1st-5th grade pick up will be on Pine St. outside the MS building (notated in BLUE).

MS/HS Updates 8/10/21  

This evening, August 10th we will have 6th Grade and new student orientation beginning at 6:00pm in the high school commons.  Students will have an opportunity to hear about expectations and follow their schedule to find all of their classrooms.  At 7:00 this evening, we will have our fall sports parent meeting.  This meeting will begin in the HS commons before we break out into separate rooms for specific sports.  It is also worth mentioning that our BOE approved JH Cross Country last night.  Therefore, if any students JH and HS wish to participate in cross country, your parent meeting will be held tonight as well.

On Thursday, August 12th, we will have our first day of school.  The first day is a half day with us dismissing students at 11:30. MS/HS students who will be participating in sports will need to stay after school so that we can conduct our SWAY testing with all of our athletes.  We will serve these students lunch that day.  Prior to testing, we ask students to download the SWAY app.

HS football players will check out pads after SWAY testing has been completed.  JH football players will check out pads after school on Friday.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rueb via email at kevinr@usd381.org.

6th Grade & New Student Orientation 

Orientation will be held at the high school on Aug. 10th @ 6pm for all 6th grade students and any new students entering grades 7th-12th.

 

Elementary Students 

We are working hard to prepare for your return.  Due to unforeseen delays with the construction of our new elementary building, the following changes are taking place:

  • Pre-K AND Kindergarten's first day of school will be Monday, August 16th
  • Elementary Open House will be temporarily postponed
  • Please keep school supplies at home until notified
  • Backpacks are the only item needed at this time

Continue to check here for updates.  We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.  

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten Parents

Please sign up for the required Ages and Stages Screener for all incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students.  This screener provides important information on your child's development.  This process requires a parent/legal guardian and your child. This will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will take place at the high school library on August 12th.  Please sign up HERE to reserve your time slot.