Good News: For those of you that do not have access to the BOE meeting via the cable channels, you can tune into the district Facebook page and we will be live streaming. https://www.facebook.com/HaysUSD489/ #EveryStudentEveryDay489
If you would like to tune into the BOE meeting tonight, it starts at 6:30 pm. You can watch it on Eagle Cable channel 13 or Nex-Tech channel 167. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the meeting itself will not be open to the public. #EveryStudentEveryDay489
Families: Today’s “Stay At Home” order from Governor Kelly does not change anything that has been scheduled with individual buildings to pick up items. Lunches will continue to be served as scheduled, starting Monday, March 30th. #EveryStudentEveryDay489
Latest update on education: KS Dept of Education (@ksdehq) Tweeted: ...restrictive language in EO 20-04 is superseded by this order. https://twitter.com/ksdehq/status/1243998754899968000?s=20
Information about the upcoming Food Commodities, see the attached link: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-usd-489/articles/food-commodities-information #EveryStudentEveryDay489
Learning will continue for Hays USD 489 students. Right after Spring Break ends next week, staff will start hold planning meetings the week of March 30th with a goal to begin instruction later in that week. Teachers have already begun putting together plans to help provide opportunities for students with the continuous learning model that will take place throughout the remainder of our school year. Any additional Information will be shared as details are worked out. Hang in there! Good things are coming! #EveryStudentEveryDay489
Please fill out the following survey as it will help in planning for school closures due to COVID-19. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=94UWZhZ47ECINHQtXXKlDfrLY5waI85AuDZEsUgwK3RUN1hUUlRPTjFIRE42U1FGUVBQSURIT1dETy4u
USD 489 Families, Today, March 17, 2020, Governor Kelly announced all Kansas school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. I understand this decision does place tremendous hardship on our families and staff and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students. We have begun working on contingency plans, including how we can meet the ongoing learning needs of our students, as well as how we can continue to provide breakfast and lunch for our students. These plans are still being put together, and we will be sharing them as soon as we know more. Next week we will plan to recognize our traditional Spring Break and any information that will be shared will come after April 1. Our staff and board of education will also be working on other critical issues, such as what this all means for our seniors, and how this will affect our next school year and what impact this will have on our school employees. We will also provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available. USD 489 Hays is committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. Please stay updated as we will continue to post to our school’s live feed on our websites, as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts. 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) Ron Wilson USD 489 Hays Superintendent #EveryStudentEveryDay489
Incoming Kindergarten Parents: If you still need to submit your pre-enrollment form, you can mail to 323 W 12th, att. Jess Reling or even email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due date is 3/20/20.
FREE LUNCHES STARTING TOMORROW-Free box lunches and breakfasts for the following day will be served for children in the community, ages 1-18, at Lincoln Elementary starting Tuesday, March 17th, 11:30-12:30. The line will start on Ash street and turn east on 20th. Meals will be delivered curbside on the north side of the building. For your safety and the safety of the workers, please do not exit the vehicle. Children must be present in the vehicle to receive a meal. Menus are not what was originally published, and may change based on availability. We look forward to serving you tomorrow!
Hays Public Schools will be providing free boxed lunches this week for any child (ages 1-18) with curbside pickup starting March 17-20. These lunches will be available from 11:30- 12:30 on each day at Lincoln Elementary.
Due to concerns with the possible risk associated with Covid 19, Hays Public Schools has been recommended by the Kansas State Department of Education to cancel school and all school activities the week of March 16-20. We will also be off the following week for our scheduled Spring Break. We will continue to monitor and update you with any additional information in regards to school restarting on March 30th.
Incoming Kindergarten Parents: If you have not returned your pre-enrollment paperwork, please do so before 03/20/2020. If you need the paperwork, please check our website or stop by the Supt. Office at 323 W. 13th St. Questions call 785-623-2400, ask for Jess Reling.
Final Score: Hays High 43 Great Bend 36 •HHS Boys are headed to state!!! #EveryStudentEveryDay489 #HeadedToTheShip
Start of the 4th quarter.. Hays High 32 Great Bend 19!! Loud cheers for the Boys!!! #EveryStudentEveryDay489 #SubStateIsNext
State Wrestling Results: •Gavin placed 5th & Da’Vontai placed 6th!!! •Good work! #EveryStudentEveryDay489
State Wrestling Update: •Both Hays High wrestlers are still going strong!! •Hays is proud of you!! #EveryStudentEveryDay489
Sending out good vibes to the two Hays High wrestlers as they head into day 2 of State Wrestling!! #EveryStudentEveryDay489 #HaysIsCheeringForYa
State Wrestling Update: •Both Hays High wrestlers are still going!! •Both are 1/1 so far!! •Keep fighting guys.. we are cheering loud for ya!! #EveryStudentEveryDay489
State Wrestling Update: Both Hays High wrestlers are still in!! Made it through the first round with wins!!! Keep it up! Hays is cheering for you!! #EveryStudentEveryDay489
Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students: If you missed Round Up lastnight, you can access the forms online or by picking them up at the Superintendent's Office (323 W. 12th St, 2nd Floor). website link: http://haysusd489ks.apptegy.us/o/usd-489/browse/107920
5A State Wrestling is underway at Hartman Arena!! Wishing Hays High Wrestlers, Gavin Nutting (220#'s) & Da'Vontai Robinson (182#'s) best of luck!! USD #489 is cheering for you! #EveryStudentEveryDay489
The 7th and 8th Hays Middle School Grade Boys Basketball game scheduled today vs. Great Bend has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 27th.
Due to the weather, Hays HS basketball games vs. Dodge City have been postponed to Friday, February 28th with all start times remaining the same. Seniors will be recognized that evening between the varsity games.
Due to a water pipe break that has affected the HVAC system and its ability to heat classrooms at Roosevelt Elementary, we will be canceling classes on Tuesday, February 4th, for Roosevelt Elementary students only. We will continue to update Roosevelt Elementary families as we assess repair timelines for the HVAC system. Thanks for your understanding of this situation. This cancellation only affects Roosevelt Elementary and all other school buildings in the district will function on their normal schedules.
Due to icy conditions Hays Public Schools will be closed today, Friday, January 17th. Have a safe day.
**Good News From Around USD #489** *Check out this link for a great story!!! #EveryStudentEveryDay489 #WritingLettersBuildGoodPeople https://hayspost.com/posts/5df27ab0aa6b27189b03497b?fbclid=IwAR1UQ0HEiknRpP4OTE6lrutXjSG5rGDiPLWvem4JqqNRlCWuDUxrNfGQk5w
3rd Graders at Lincoln Elementary getting everyone in the spirit of the season with their singing at their Winter Concert.
🚌National School Transportation Week🚌 •𝖠𝗇𝗒𝗈𝗇𝖾 𝖼𝖺𝗇 𝖽𝗋𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝖺 𝖼𝖺𝗋. 𝖨𝗍 𝗍𝖺𝗄𝖾𝗌 𝗌𝗈𝗆𝖾𝗈𝗇𝖾 𝗌𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗂𝖺𝗅 𝗍𝗈 𝖽𝗋𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝖺 𝗌𝖼𝗁𝗈𝗈𝗅 𝖻𝗎𝗌. •𝖨𝗇 𝗈𝗇𝖾 𝗐𝖾𝖾𝗄 𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝖽𝗂𝗌𝗍𝗋𝗂𝖼𝗍 𝖽𝗋𝗂𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗌 𝗍𝗋𝖺𝗇𝗌𝗉𝗈𝗋𝗍 𝖺𝗉𝗉𝗋𝗈𝗑𝗂𝗆𝖺𝗍𝖾𝗅𝗒 11,583 𝗆𝗂𝗅𝖾𝗌 (𝗂𝗇𝖼𝗅𝗎𝖽𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗌𝗉𝗈𝗋𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗌) 𝖺𝗇𝖽 3364 𝗉𝖺𝗌𝗌𝖾𝗇𝗀𝖾𝗋𝗌. •𝖦𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝖺𝗇 𝖾𝗑𝗍𝗋𝖺 𝗌𝗆𝗂𝗅𝖾 𝗍𝗈 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖽𝗋𝗂𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗌 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝗌𝖾𝖾 𝖺𝗋𝗈𝗎𝗇𝖽 𝗍𝗈𝗐𝗇!! #𝖤𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒𝖲𝗍𝗎𝖽𝖾𝗇𝗍𝖤𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒𝖣𝖺𝗒489 #𝖳𝗋𝖺𝗇𝗌𝗉𝗈𝗋𝗍𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇𝖲𝖾𝗋𝗏𝗂𝖼𝖾𝗌𝖱𝗈𝖼𝗄
**The link to watch the board meeting from last night is below** ** Next meeting is a work study session @ Wilson Elementary, 11/07/19 @ 5:30 pm. https://youtu.be/qDvxTP2lI6I
👩🎨Seen Around USD #489👩🌾 🎒Last night the board and patrons toured Hays High School. 📚Board members saw classrooms, lecture hall, locker room, library, wrestling room, & weight room. 🌼Also included in the evening was a phenomenal tour of a portion of the CTE (Career & Technical Education) programs! We saw the welding, jewelry making, ceramics, drawing, woods, graphics, video productions, and even the greenhouse! 👍These programs are forward thinking and helping grow good humans. #EveryStudentEveryDay489 #GrowingGoodHumans