Jan. 18 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.

Meet Our New Board Members

Please join us in welcoming our three newly-elected Board of Education members: Dr. Jason Butler, Mark Hatcher, and Dr. Beth Hudson!


Raider Team’s First Place Finish

At last week’s meeting, our Board of Education recognized the Junction City High School JROTC Raider Team for their first-place finish at the Raider National Competition the week of Veterans Day! Congratulations to the Raider Team for this achievement!


Fighting Against COVID-19

In partnering with the Geary County Health Department, we have been able to hold multiple clinics throughout this school year for our students and staff to receive their initial and booster COVID-19 vaccinations. During our first school week of 2022, we were able to vaccinate over 100 students at our clinics!


Important Dates

  • 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
  • February 7 – Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support and live-streamed on YouTube
  • February 15 – State of Education at 7:00 p.m. at the Junction City High School Auditorium
  • April 2 – Parent University from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the H.D. Karns building

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