Feb. 21 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, Washington Elementary School’s Ms. Claeys! Ms. Claeys has worked for our district for many years and is always going the extra mile for others. She has gone out of her way to help those around her, even when she doesn’t have to. Way to #ThriveIn475, Ms. Claeys!


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. Hudson with Westwood Elementary School for her great work! Also, thank you to Goodwill Industries of Kansas for their support!


New Horizons RV Tour

Some of our Junction City High School students had the opportunity to tour New Horizons RV and have a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to manufacture an RV! Thank you to the staff at New Horizons for providing this opportunity to our students.


Important Dates

  • March 4 – New Fort Riley elementary school groundbreaking at 1:00 p.m. at 4720 Leonard Ave.
  • 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 14-18 – Spring Break, No School and District Offices Closed
  • March 22 – State of Education at 4:00 p.m. at the Junction City High School
  • March 28 – Community Partnership Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Junction City Middle School
  • 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 vaccinations 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:

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