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New Year - New Beginnings:

As we roll over the calendar into the new year, there is always a chance for new beginnings.  New year resolutions are often made, but seldom kept.   Experts say that it takes, on average, 21 days for something new to become a habit.  If your student has set some new goals for themselves, help them by reminding them of their goals and try to push them through the early stages so that they form new habits to help improve whatever area they are trying to improve.  

Vaping and Tobacco policies - The Kansas State Department of Education recently approved a new policy for all Kansas school districts to approve.  The policy basically implements a comprehensive tobacco-free school district.   This policy also includes all electronic devices that deliver tobacco products.  Therefore, we will be taking the steps lined out by KSDE to implement this policy.   Doctors in the United States have labeled the vaping use among young people as an "Epidemic".  This has led to new policies being passed across the nation.  

Commissioner's Award - USD 356, Conway Springs has been awarded the Commissioner's Award for exceeding expectations in various performance areas measured by the new KESA process.  This is a nice pat on the back as we continue to work through this new process.  It shows that our students are performing well and that the education process here is working.  

Back to school - it may take a couple of weeks for students to get back into the swing of things and back into a school routine.  During this time, it is important for them to get enough sleep during this transition time.  It is also important for them to begin the semester in a positive manner by making sure they are completing their homework on time and studying for quizzes and tests.   

WINTER WEATHER:  Living in Kansas means that the weather can change quickly and without warning.   As always, if we do have severe weather, a parent has the final decision in keeping a student at home or sending them to school.   Snow can have an impact on certain roads while other roads remain clear.   Notification of school closing will always be communicated through our messenger system, as well as phoned in to the local television stations.   

          

 As always - I truly appreciate the support that this community shows for our students and our school.  Conway Springs is a great place to raise children!
    

Respectfully, 

Clay Murphy - Superintendent of Schools



IMPORTANT SCHOOL CALENDAR DATES:


January 20 - No school - teacher inservice day

February 17 - No school

March 6 - End of the 3rd nine weeks - students dismissed at 1:00

March 20 - 27 - No school - Spring Break
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 We are always looking for substitute teachers, substitute cooks and substitute bus drivers.  If interested in any of these positions - please call the district office at 620-456-2961.

Certified teaching positions and coaching positions are posted on the KSDE website at www.kansasteachingjobs.com.  



 
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