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  • Governor Kelly's Stay at Home Order -

    Posted by Larry Roth on 3/28/2020

    Good Afternoon Sedgwick,

    The district has been advised by the Kansas State Department of Education and the Harvey County Department of Health that Governor Kelly's Stay at Home Order (20-16) today does not impact the services currently being provided by public and private schools at this time. Meals will continue to be served at no cost to children age 1-18 each weekday from 11:00 - Noon.  The district's Continuous Learning Plan will continue to be followed. 

    USD 439 has three important support email accounts at this time.

    - For elementary level support please email - rlwsupport@usd439.com

    - For grades 7-12 support, please email cardinalsupport@usd439.com 

    - For technical support, please email support@usd439.com  

    We are happy that we can continue to serve our students and families.

    Stay Safe Cardinals.

    Larry Roth, Superintendent

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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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  • Letter to Parents - March 22, 2020

    Posted by Larry Roth on 3/22/2020

    Parent Resource Survey

    March 22, 2020

    Parent and Students,

    Below is an update on the upcoming week.  At this time, the school must abide by very specific regulations particularly the number of people in our building and regulating those who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.  All anticipated visitors must contact the office or use our support email support@usd439.com prior to coming into one of the buildings. 

    School Lunches:  The district will begin serving “Grab & Go” Lunches on March 23rd from 11:00am to 12:00pm.  A survey was sent to all parents via email.  If you have not done so by now, please fill out the resources survey that was sent so we will know how many meals to prepare on Monday.  If you did not receive the survey, please visit our website for a link or send us a note at support@usd439.com and we’ll get the link to you.  Please use the “pick-up and drop-off” lanes at the grade school.  Lunches  will be brought to your car.  In the event that it is raining, lunches will be served across the street in the white bus barn.  Vehicles will enter through south entrance. This is a new process for everyone so please be patient.  There is no charge for children ages 1-18. 

    Student Medications:  If your student has medication in the nurse’s office, please email Mrs. Mosiman at kmosiman@usd439.com to schedule a time to pick it up.

    Essential Student Items:  If your student has essential items such as eyeglasses, medication, computers/cords (9-12) contact your student’s school office.  Please use this time for essential items only.

    Computer/Internet Access: Another important part of the survey sent addresses access to a computer, laptop, or iPad within the home as well as access to the internet.  Our first goal is to try to make sure every household has at least one computer.  We will not provide a computer or device for every student.  Students grades 9-12 will have access to their laptops.  We will try to provide devices to students 7-8.  This will depend on the number of devices needed across the district.  Our teachers will be planning next week for our K-6 students and more information will be provided for our younger students.

    Once the district has finalized resources and needs for computers, devices will be picked up at the bus barn office on the north side of the blue building.  We will continue to work with local providers for internet access if it is not available in your home.  Please check with local providers or your phone service provider as some cell services providers have waived the data limit for educational purposes.    

    All Other Student Items:  We will be setting up times for you to pick up needed items that are at school. Again, please be patient with us.  Some office staff will be back on Monday.   However, offices will not be fully staffed for some time.  We ask that you please use the support email for questions. 

    District Facilities:  At this time, all district facilities (inside and out) are closed to the public.  Again, this decision is handed down from KSDE.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.  We anticipate to take care of all “pick-up” items on a curbside basis.

    Instruction:  At this time, 439 is planning on resuming instruction at some level on March 30th.  At this time, instruction and curriculum will be online or through paper/pencil materials.  Our teachers will be working hard next week to get this process planned for your students.  Teachers will be contacting students next week regarding moving forward.

    Parents and students, we here at 439 are going to do everything we can to keep these last nine weeks moving along for everybody.  There are many unanswered questions that we will all figure out together.  Things seem to change every day but our goal to educate each one of our students remains the same.  

    Stay Strong Cardinals!

    Larry Roth

    Superintendent of Schools

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  • Parent Letter March 19, 2020

    Posted by Larry Roth on 3/20/2020

    March 19, 2020

    Parent and Students,

    There are a lot of questions about where things are currently regarding your school.  I wanted to give you an update.  At this time, the school must abide by very specific regulations particularly the number of people in our building and regulating those who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.  All visitors must contact the office or use our support email support@usd439.com prior to coming into one of the building. 

    School Lunches:  A survey was sent to all parents via email.  Please fill out the survey as soon as you can so we know how many meals to prepare on Monday.  If you did not receive the survey, please send us a note at support@usd439.com and we’ll get the link to you.  Lunches will be “grab and go” style.  Breakfast for the next day will be sent with the lunch.  Please use the “pickup and drop off” lanes at the grade school and we will bring it to your car.  We will need keep track of who gets a lunch for state reimbursement so please be patient with us.  There is no charge for children ages 1-18.  This process will be a little clumsy at the beginning.

    Student Medications:  If your student has medication in the nurse’s office, please email Mrs. Mosiman at kmosiman@usd439.com to schedule a time to pick up the medication.

    Computer/Internet Access: Another important part of the survey sent addresses access to a computer, laptop, or iPad within the home as well as access to the internet.  We will be trying to address these issues as quickly as possible.   

    Student Items:  We will be setting up times for you and your student to pick up needed items that are at school.  We are restricted by the State Department of Education as to how many people we can have in the building at one time.  Again, please be patient with us.  Office staff will be back on Monday.  We are anticipating a lot of questions when we return.  The phone lines may be tied-up for a while.  I ask that you please consider using the support email for questions answered.

    District Facilities:  At this time, all district facilities (inside and out) are closed to the public.  Again, this decision is handed down from KSDE.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.

    Instruction:  At this time, 439 is planning on resuming instruction at some level on March 30th.  At this time, instruction and curriculum will be online and some paper/pencil materials.  Our teachers will be working hard next week to get this process planned for your students.

    Parents and students, we here at 439 are going to do everything we can to keep these last nine weeks moving along for everybody.  There are many unanswered questions that we will all figure out together.  Things seem to change every day but our goal to educate each one of our students remains the same.  

    Stay Strong Cardinals!

    Larry Roth

    Superintendent of Schools

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  • Message to Parents

    Posted by Larry Roth on 3/17/2020

    MESSAGE TO FAMILIES

    Today, March 17, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This will place tremendous hardship on our families and staff, and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students.

    We have been working on contingency plans since mid-March, including how we can meet the ongoing learning needs of our students and provide breakfast and lunch for our students. Our staff and board of education are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors, how this will affect next school year and what impact this will have on our employees.

    We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available. We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. USD 439 Administration will continue to use Facebook, Twitter, and our web page www.usd439.com to keep everyone as informed as we possibly can.

    As a reminder, this school closure is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also referred to. Please be mindful of the following:

    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue).

    • Please keep sick children at home.

    • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

    Follow additional guidance from these sources:

    • National Center for Disease Control (CDC) 

    • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) 

    Steve Kingsley, Board President

    Larry Roth, Superintendent

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  • Supt's Update COVID-19 March 15, 2020

    Posted by Larry Roth on 3/15/2020
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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Posted by Larry Roth on 3/12/2020
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