Jan. 24 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.

#ThrivingThursday

Congratulations to last week’s #ThrivingThursday recipient, Early Childhood Center teacher Ms. Knight! She is incredibly patient with all students and staff members. Ms. Knight shows wonderful leadership every second of the day. Her students adore her and her fellow staff members admire her. Way to #ThriveIn475, Ms. Knight!

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Thank You!

Each month, we’re recognizing the people behind the scenes who work hard to keep our families in the know through our social media and websites. This month, we’re showing our appreciation for Ms. Kaus with Ware Elementary School for her great work! Also, thank you to Smarter Kookies for their support!

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JCHS Student to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Congratulations to Junction City High School student, Mahkayla, for being selected to perform at the 2022 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall! What an amazing accomplishment and opportunity!

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Important Dates

  • February 1 – Spring Shining Star Award nominations due
  • 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
  • February 17 – Tentative Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support and live-streamed on YouTube
  • March 7 – Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support and live-streamed on YouTube
  • March 8 – Community Partnership Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Junction City Middle School
  • April 2 – Parent University at H.D. Karns from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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 page.

2022 Dates By Appointment:

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