January – Winter time!!!
After the cold and wet weather of January, it has been a strange start to the month of February. I am not complaining about the warmer weather as it has taken some of the pressure off of calling off school due to ice and cold. However, as a lifelong resident of Kansas, I know that in a blink of an eye, we can be right back in the deep-freeze. Here is to a mild February!!!!
Even though February is the shortest month on the calendar, it can seem like a very long month for students. After a new start to the second semester in January, February just seems to drag on. Be sure to keep track of your student’s work throughout the month and if you see a decrease in grades, contact teachers early so that the trend can be stopped. Most students will get by just fine, but this is a time of year that some students begin to slide a little. We just don’t want any bad surprises when the end of the nine weeks pops up the first week of March.
As we have already experienced this year, Kansas weather can change from day to day. I always remind parents that the final decision to send your student to school, or not, in bad weather is in the parent’s hands. Students will be excused if they miss school due to icy or snow packed roads. We have to make a decision based on the entire student population, parents need to make the decision based on their own unique situation. It is always fun trying to outguess Kansas weather.
***March BOE meeting will be held on March 4, 2024 at 7:30 at the district office.***
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!!
****If anyone is interested in becoming a substitute teacher, we are running very low in this area. Please contact the district office if interested at 620-456-2961*****
Clay Murphy - Superintendent of Schools