Jan. 10 Keeping Up with 475 Newsletter

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


Congratulations to last week’s #ThrivingThursday recipient, Junction City High School teacher Ms. Dehoff! Ms. Dehoff is excited, upbeat, and doing everything she can to get the students excited. At the beginning of the school year, she organized multiple back-to-school activities to build the Blue Jay pride within our school.


Here Comes Santa Claus!

Before Winter Break, a very special visitor surprised our amazing students and staff at their schools to wish them happy holidays!


Inclement Weather Notifications

Make sure your contact information is up-to-date and you have opted-in to alerts on Skyward. This way, when inclement weather strikes, you will be in the know about potential school delays or closings. We also share this information on our website, Facebook, and to local media.


Important Dates

  • January 10 – Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support and live-streamed on YouTube
  • January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School and District Buildings Closed
  • January 20 – Tentative Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support and live-streamed on YouTube
  • April 2 – Parent University, time and location TBD

Mask Policy

A reminder that masks are required for all students, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, inside all district facilities and district vehicles, including school buses.

This excludes during physical activity and when outside.

Learn more about our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan here.

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 visit the Early Childhood website.

2022 Dates By Appointment:

  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 29
  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 10