September 13 Keeping Up with 475 Newsletter

Welcome to Geary County Schools USD 475’s weekly newsletter. We have so many awesome stories happening every day within our district and here is where we will share and celebrate the accomplishments of our students and staff.


Congratulations to last week’s #ThrivingThursday recipient, Ms. Wait! She is the assistant principal at Seitz Elementary School, and every day she comes in with a positive attitude and leaves an impact on her students. Way to #ThriveIn475, Ms. Wait!


Meet Our New Truancy Officers

With a goal of achieving a 95% attendance rate and two new team members joining our family, we are determined to keep students inside the classroom! Get to know our truancy officers, Marilu Avila and John Berrios-Gonzalez, by clicking the link below.


Football Friday Returns

Football Fridays are back! Last week, our Junction City High School football team played Manhattan High School. Make sure to check out the schedule for the rest of the games at the link below to cheer on our Blue Jays!


Important Dates

  • September 23 – Junction City Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum at 6:00 p.m. at the Junction City High School Auditorium
  • September 24 – First Junction City High School home football game at 7:00 p.m. at the Junction City High School Stadium
  • October 4 -Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support
  • October 8 – End of First Quarter
  • October 8 – Early Childhood and Elementary Plan Day, no school for all elementary and early childhood students
  • October 9 – Junction City High School Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 a.m. at the Junction City High School
  • October 15 – Parent/Teacher Conference Day for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Schools

Child Find Screenings

Child Find Screenings occur twice a month during the school year and are scheduled through the Early Childhood Center office at (785) 717-6950. For more information regarding the application process, please click here.

Fall Dates by Appointment:

  • September 14, 2021
  • September 28, 2021
  • October 12, 2021
  • October 26, 2021
  • November 9, 2021
  • December 7, 2021