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COVID Dashboard 12-16-2020
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week

    Posted by Larry Roth on 5/1/2021

    Teacher Appreciation Week

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  • Time for Celebration

    Posted by Larry Roth on 4/20/2021

    As school year 2020-2021 draws to and end, I will be publishing information regarding activities occurring over the summer, programs to make up for academic loss over the past year, and facility improvements.   

    First, an update on happenings here at 439.  At the end of  today (April 20th), the Class of 2021 will have 13 days of the K-12 journey remaining.  Grades pre-K-11 will have 20 days remaining.  As I told someone just the other day, this has been the shortest, longest year of my career.  I am sure it has been for many of our students and faculty as well.  As a student, I always considered the last day of school as the third-best day of the year.  For many, I am positive the last day of the school year ranks at the top for 20-21.

    Our high school students recently completed a survey regarding the past year.  Two things were apparent.  They really like the new commons area and hate the masks.  I must say, your students have done an excellent job handling the trials of the past 13 months.  In fact, considering all the challenges that have been thrown at the world over the past year, our students' success are a reflection of their tenacity and the patience and support of their parents, educators, and community.

    We are at the time of the school year that includes many celebrations.  This is the time of year for field trips, prom, end of the year concerts, student award nights, eighth grade promotion and the pinnacle of all celebrations, Graduation.  Although these may still look a little different, we are very excited about being able to keep moving closer to normal.  My hope is that on May 20th, our pandemic journey at 439 will be nearing the finish line as our faculty concludes the academic year.

    We look forward to the celebrations in the last 20 days of the school year.  Thank you for everything you have done to get us where we are today.

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  • 439 Informer - April 2021

    Posted by Larry Roth on 4/7/2021

    The April Informer is here!  Please click the link below:

    439 Informer - April 2021

     

    439 Informer April 2021

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  • Welcome Mr. Leiker

    Posted by Larry Roth on 2/26/2021

    USD 439 is happy to introduce our students, parents, and community to Jordan Leiker.  Mr. Leiker has accepted the JH/HS principal position for the 2021-2022 school year.  Mr. Leiker is a graduate from Ft. Hays University and is coming to us from the Manhattan-Ogden.  We are excited for Mr. Leiker and his family to become part of our community and the Cardinal Team.

    The selection process began in January with a team of nine teachers representing each academic area and extracurricular activities.  The director of technology and Superintendent Roth were also members of the committee.  The district received over 20 applications and six candidates were selected for in-person interviews.  On February 24th, the Board of Education approved Mr. Leiker as the 7-12 principal for the 2021-2022 school year.

     Leiker

    My name is Jordan Leiker, and it is a privilege to be joining the Sedgwick School District as the Junior/Senior High School Principal. I have been an educator for 12 years and I have taught a variety of science classes at both the junior high and high school levels. I have coached or sponsored a variety of sports and other extracurricular activities at both levels as well. I completed my Bachelor’s degrees at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. After several years in the classroom, I returned to Fort Hays State University to complete my Master’s degree in Educational Administration. I love working in the education field, and I am passionate about helping others succeed and reach their goals.

    My wife, Maria, and I are life-long Kansans. She is a teacher herself, and we both come from a family of educators, so school has always felt like a second home. This has impacted my view of education and the immense importance it plays on the well-being and future success of a child and student. I also believe that having a strong and supportive community like Sedgwick plays a very important role on the success and well-being of a school system and its students.

    When I am not in school or at school events, I enjoy spending time with my wife and sons, Callen (5) and Kolbe (18 months). I also enjoy golfing and outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, boating, and hunting. Doing these activities with my family brings great joy to my life.

    We are excited to become members of this great community and be involved in community activities. The people and the schools here are outstanding, and we feel very fortunate for this opportunity. Go Cardinals!

     

      

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  • SHS Informer - February 2021

    Posted by Larry Roth on 2/4/2021
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  • 439 Informer - December 2020

    Posted by Larry Roth on 12/4/2020

     

    USD 439 Informer - December 2020

    USD 439 Informer - December 2020

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  • Go Get Tested

    Posted by Larry Roth on 12/4/2020

    The state of Kansas has partnered with GoGetTested.com to bring fast, easy, accurate COVID-19 testing to all Kansans.

    Go Get Tested

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  • Letter from Harvey County Health Department

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/16/2020

    November 16, 2020

    Dear USD 439 families:

    We continue to see COVID-19 cases within our school district and community. The below statement was released from Harvey County Health Department on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

    Harvey County Health Department resources are at capacity due to the number of COVID-19 cases throughout our area. You are requested to do the following:

    • If you have received notification that you tested positive for COVID-19, please isolate for ten (10) days from symptom onset or, if asymptomatic, your test date. A person who tested positive for COVID-19 will need to be in isolation for at least ten (10) days.
    • If you are a household contact (close contact) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, your quarantine will continue for fourteen (14) days once the positive person is released from isolation.
    • If you have been notified that you are a direct contact (close contact) of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will need to quarantine for fourteen (14) days from your last exposure to the positive contact. Please consult with your local health care provider for evaluation and to determine if testing is recommended.

    A close contact is defined as the following:

    • Lives with the infected person or stayed overnight for at least one night in a house with the infected person.
    • Had direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (example: being coughed or sneezed on, kissed, contact with a dirty tissue, shared a drinking glass, food, towels, or other personal items).
    • A person that has participated in practicing or playing contact sports with a positive COVID-19 case. Contact sports involve more than occasional and fleeting contact and include such sports as football, basketball, rugby, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, boxing, and martial arts. Other sports may be included if social distancing, mask use, and other mitigation measures are not followed.
    • A person within six (6) feet of an infected person for ten (10) consecutive minutes.
    • If the infected person is coughing, sneezing, singing, shouting, or doing anything else that expels respiratory droplets that carry the virus into the air, or if there is close contact with more than one infected person, a person within ten (10) cumulative minutes in a 24-hour period may be considered a close contact.
    • A contact in an aircraft sitting within two seats (in any direction) of a person with COVID-19, travel companions or person providing care, and crew members serving in the section of the aircraft where the index case was seated (if severity of symptoms or movement of the case indicate more extensive exposure, passengers seated in the entire section or all passengers on the aircraft may be considered close contacts).

    For general COVID-19 questions, call 211.

    The health department is not a site for COVID-19 testing. If you need other services at the Harvey County Health Department, call 316-283-1637.

    Remember to stay home when you are sick, wash your hands, wear masks, and practice social distancing. The steps we take as a community are for our community. The only ones to benefit are your loved ones, your schools, and your community.

    I hope this information is helpful to each of your families during this very difficult time. Also, please continue to communicate all student illnesses to the appropriate building secretary and/or school nurse as we continue to track this during all learning environments (in-person, hybrid, remote).

    Sincerely,

    Kathryn Mosiman, RN

    School Nurse

    USD 439 - Sedgwick Public Schools

    KMosiman@USD439.com

    Phone: (316) 772-5604 Ext. 1804

    Fax: (316) 772-5294

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  • 439 INFORMER (school newspaper)

    Posted by Larry Roth on 11/10/2020

    EXTRA, EXTRA!  It's here!  Please take a look at the Novemer 2020 school newsletter:  439 INFORMER

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  • October 2020 - SHS Newsletter

    Posted by Larry Roth on 10/5/2020
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  • Food Service Program Press Release

    Posted by Larry Roth on 9/15/2020

    Press Release 9-15-2020

    Sedgwick USD 439 is excited to announce that per Board action, ALL students enrolled at Sedgwick USD 439 will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture order. This program begins today Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and will run through Thursday, December 22, 2020 or until federal funding expires.
     
    We know many of you will have questions.  Here are a few questions you may have:
     
     
    Q, Will I be reimbursed for meals my students purchased prior to September 15th?      
     
    A. No, this free program does not become effective until September 15, 2020.

    Q, My student has money in their lunch account, will I be reimbursed?   

    A. No, the balance will remain in your family’s meal account for future use.  As stated, the program will end at the conclusion of the fall semester OR when funds are expired. 

    Because the district enures a fee when a credit card is used to pay for lunches, the fee may be deducted from the reimbursement to parents if a credit card was used to make the payment.

    Q. My family qualified for free or reduced meals last school year and I have not yet completed a new application for this year, do I still need to complete an application?

    A. Families are asked to complete a new application (available on usd439.com under Food Service) as soon as possible for this school year.  When you have a completed, approved meal application on file, the transition from this free program back to the regular meal program will be much easier.

    Q, Will JH/HS students still be able to purchase ala-carte items? 

    A.  Yes, JH students may be able to purchase an extra milk and HS students may purchase ala-carte items at the regular price?

    Additional questions can be sent to foodservice@usd439.com 

    We want to thank all of our families here at USD 439 - Sedgwick Public Schools for your participation in our food service program. We hope this new program offers you peace of mind during this unprecedented time. will have questions and we’re here to help answer those at any time.  

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  • USD 439 Board Meetings during COVID-19

    Posted by Larry Roth on 3/23/2020

     

    School Board Meetings:  All districts across the state are working to find solutions to hold public board meetings through the restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

    At this time, the location of USD 439 board meetings will continue to be held in the Sedgwick High School Commons Area, 400 W 4th, Sedgwick, Kansas.  Patrons may attend meetings on-site.  Facemasks and social distancing is required.  Board meetings will continue to be broadcast live on the district's Facebook page "Sedgwick Public Schools"  https://www.facebook.com/usd439  Options for Public Comment during regular board meetings my be emailed to: patronscomments@usd439.com 

    Note: Because restrictions due to COVID-19 are quickly changing, board meeting procedures may also change.  Please continue to check the district's web page and Facebook page for updates or changes.  

     

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