Sedgwick Public Schools USD 439

Sedgwick Public Schools USD 439

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  • District Update Mr. Roth 6/26/2020

    Posted by Ryan Suppes on 6/26/2020 5:00:00 PM
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  • Graduation

    Posted by R.S. on 6/10/2020 12:00:00 PM

    We have scheduled a live graduation ceremony for July 25th at 10:00 am. Please understand that due to COVID, each student may invite 10 guests at this time. The number of guests and location is subject to change as the graduation date approaches.

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  • Board Agenda June 8, 2020

    Posted by Larry Roth on 6/8/2020

    SEDGWICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS USD 439
    BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING – JUNE
    DATE/TIME: MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020; 7:00 P.M.
    PLACE: SEDGWICK HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE ROOM
    * * * * * AGENDA * * * * *


    I. CALL TO ORDER
    II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
    III. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
         A. Approval of May 11, 2020 Regular BOE Meeting Minutes
         B. Approval of Outstanding A/P Warrants in the Amount of $85,622.41
         C. Approval of Payroll in the Amount of $302,245.37 (May)
         D. Approval of May 31, 2020 Treasurer's Report
         E. Approval of May 14, 2020 PDC Committee Minutes
         F. Approval of SIT Team Minutes 
         G. Approval 2020-2021 Novel List
    IV. PATRON COMMENTS
    V. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
         A. Elementary School and High School
         B. Central Office
    VI. ITEMS FROM THE PAST FOR CONSIDERATION AND REVIEW
         A. Milk Price Increase
         B. Final Reading, Student and Staff Handbooks
         C. Policies for Final Reading, Chapters A and H
    VII. NEW BUSINESS
         A. Policies for First Reading, Chapters B and C
         B. Use of District Facilities for July 4th Celebration
         C. 2019-2020 Year-end Fund Transfers
         D. 2020-2021 Class Schedule
         E. Textbook Fees
         F. First Reading, R.L. Wright Building Policies
         G. Permission to Sell Old Scoreboard
         H. Approval of Summer Camps
    VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION
         A. Non-elected Personnel Matters
         B. Student Matters
         C. Negotiations
    IX. PERSONNEL
         A. Accept Resignation
         B. Employ Pre-K Paraprofessional for the 2020-2021 School Year
         C. Employ 2nd Grade Teacher for the 2020-2021 School Year
         D. Employ Driver Education Teachers for the 2020-2021 School Year
         E. Employment of Classified Staff for 2020-2021
    X. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
         A. 2020-2021 Non-resident Student Applications
         B. Board Comments
    XI. ADJOURNMENT

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  • Board Meeting - June 8, 2020

    Posted by Larry Roth on 6/8/2020

    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 Conference Room, 400 W 4th, Sedgwick, Kansas.  The Harvey COunty Health Department has limited all public gatherings to Ffourty-five (45) or less.   Due to Limited Seating in the board room,  board meetings will also be broadcast live on the district's Facebook page "Sedgwick Public Schools"  https://www.facebook.com/usd439 

    Agenda's will be placed on the school website.

    Options for Public Comment: Please send patron comments to the USD 439 Board Clerk at patroncomments@usd439.com or mailed to USD 439, Att. Board Clerk, Box K, Sedgwick, KS  67135.  Please refer to USD 439 Board of Education Policy BCBI – Public Participation for the policy and request form.      

    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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  • 2020-2021 Immunization Requirements

    Posted by Larry Roth on 6/1/2020
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  • SUMMER CONDITIONING/WEIGHT ROOM PLAN

    Posted by Larry Roth on 5/28/2020

    SEDGWICK JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CONDITIONING/WEIGHT ROOM PLAN

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we will implement this plan to make every effort possible in protecting our students and staff during summer programs.

    •  A waiver will be required of all students, adults, and attendees who are minors. COVID-19 Parental Consent form:  ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
    • All students will receive instruction regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, the importance of hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing, and personal protective equipment training on sanitizing equipment.  In addition, all participants will be trained in sanitizing equipment after personal use.
    • Each participant will be asked:
      • Are you feeling well today?
      • Have you had a fever in the last week?
      • Have you been exposed to COVID-19 over the past two weeks?
    • All coaches, trainers, participants, etc. are encouraged by the Harvey County Health Department to wear face masks, at all times.
    • Masks will not be provided for students.   Students will supply their own mask before participation and are highly encouraged to wear a mask. 
    • All doors for access to the areas to be used will be propped open at this time.  (Coaches, trainers, etc. are responsible for monitoring individuals entering entrances).  The exterior door #5 (Coach Werner’s office) will be propped open from before the session begins to the end of session.
    • Signs will be posted in hallways and the entrance area reminding students to wash their hands before entering the room and posted throughout facilities reminding students to use hand sanitizer.
    • Participants are to bring their own water bottles and will not use drinking fountains.
    • Social distancing will be enforced (15 people, 6 ft. apart per adequate area) until June 8th unless more restrictive guidelines are enacted.  Groups will conform with Harvey County mandates from June 8th forward. It is the responsibility of coaches, trainers, etc. to monitor this.  This will be modified according to the agency with the current legal responsibility to establish the Re-Opening Plan.
    • Participants will use one of two locker rooms to wash hands with soap and water. These will be the only locker rooms in use.
    • We will split into groups and keep groups in the gym area with adequate spacing and one group will be in the weight room.  Floor activities will include plyometrics and running.  Plyometric boxes will be wiped down between groups.  While running, students will be separated by 6 feet. Groups will remain the same each day.

     

    Weight Room:

    • Entering weight room:  EVERYONE will enter from Coach Werner’s side, and exit using the east door #7. Each participant will use hand sanitizer, upon entering & exiting weight deck.  We would need to purchase a dispenser and mount at top of first flight of stairs leading to weight room.  (ordered) Sanitizing stations will be at each doorway.
    • Fans will be placed to circulate air from the weigh deck. Existing, over-head fans will be on.
    • Disinfecting wipes will be located in multiple locations.  Each lifter will wipe bar and bench before starting exercise at that station and also when they leave the station. 
    • Weight balls, kettle balls, etc. (things that are usually left out) should not be available. Items that are not easily sanitized will be removed from the area and will not be available for use.
    • All weight equipment left on the floor, means it has not been cleaned – such as bars.  Students should get equipment from racks, but should not put it back until it is disinfected.
    • Use safety bars instead of spotters potentially leaning over the lifter.  
    • For Cardio equipment, make sanitized wipes available and close to the equipment.  Post signage that student is to wipe down this equipment before and after usage. 
    • After workouts:  Coaches will disinfect all surfaces before leaving. 

     **** If we have anyone involved or a member of their household tests positive, Sedgwick has multiple cases, etc. activities will be postponed for at least 14 days.  Further guidance will be requested from the Harvey County Health Department before resuming activities. ****

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  • USD 439 Summer Athletic Programs

    Posted by Larry Roth on 5/24/2020 5:00:00 AM

    USD 439 Summer Athletic Programs:

    One of our primary goals at USD 439 is to allow student’s be physically active, continue to improve themselves athletically, and get ready for the 2020-2021 school year.  While at the same time, it is imperative that all programs maintain the COVID-19 guidelines from the Reopen Kansas initiative and the Harvey County Health Department.  At this time, a safety plan has been submitted to the Harvey County Health Department for approval.  Activities are slated to begin June 1st pending health department approval and no additional restrictions.  

    Once the district’s plan has the approval of the health department, school sponsored activities will begin to be scheduled per safety guidelines.  Coaches have already started working on a system to get students back to working on their physical health.  Coaches are planning orientations for students regarding safely using equipment, disinfecting equipment after use, maintaining social distancing, etc.  Parents will also be provided safety information while their students are on campus.

    It is important for parents and students to understand that participation is strictly on a volunteer basis and requires parental consent.  USD 439 does not want to place anyone in a situation they are not comfortable with during this reopening time.  A requirement to participate in summer activities is a Parental/Guardian Consent Form.  The signed consent must be received before a student may begin participation.  The permission form is available at this link Parent Consent Form.  Forms are also at the district office    

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  • USD 439 Board Meetings During COVID-19

    Posted by Larry Roth on 4/9/2020

    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 Conference Room, 400 W 4th, Sedgwick, Kansas.  However, Governor Kelly has limited all public gatherings to ten (10) or less.   Therefore, board meetings will be broadcast live on the district's Facebook page "Sedgwick Public Schools"  https://www.facebook.com/usd439 

    Agenda's will be placed on the school website.

    Options for Public Comment: Please send patron comments to the USD 439 Board Clerk at patroncomments@usd439.com or mailed to USD 439, Att. Board Clerk, Box K, Sedgwick, KS  67135.  Please refer to USD 439 Board of Education Policy BCBI – Public Participation for the policy and request form.      

    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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  • 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 Conference Room, 400 W 4th, Sedgwick, Kansas.  However, Governor Kelly has limited all public gatherings to ten (10) or less.   Therefore, board meetings will 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 are being explored at this time.  Agenda's will be placed on the school website.

    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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