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January = new year and second semester

    As students head back to school, they are not only heading into 2018, but also into a new semester.  The first few weeks back from break can be the toughest as kids try to make the adjustment of getting back into school mode.  Parents can help this transition by keeping an eye on grades.  If you see any issues, discuss them with your student and then contact the teacher if you need further assistance.  If a student has a good start to the semester, we typically don't see grades drop off.  However, a poor start can make for a long semester.  

     Attendance has been noted as the number one factor in student performance.  A student that misses quite a bit of school is simply at a disadvantage.  Research shows that school drop-outs typically missed more days of school on average than their peers.  Please push your student to be in school each and every day.  Obviously, if a student is running a fever, we would rather they stay home until the fever is gone.  January and February are the typical months that we normally see the flu bug.  This year is no exception.  The local news stations are reporting that Kansas is now showing a high rate of the flu.  Keep reminding students to wash their hands often and to get plenty of fluids and plenty of sleep.  

    Weather is certainly a possible concern in December.  We try to make weather decisions as early as possible.  However, the weather doesn't always come through in a timely manner for those decisions to be made early.  Sometimes, our weather experts are wrong, which creates even more difficulty in making the right decision.  When you live in a rural community such as ours, a mile can make the difference of a passable road and an impassable road.  Therefore, we still leave the safety decisions up to the parents.  If we do have school but your road is not safe for travel, you certainly can make the call to keep them at home.  Just make sure you communicate with your student's building office so that we know whether or not to expect your child on a bad weather day.  

 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 15 - No School - teacher inservice day

February 19 - No School





 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.



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