March 7 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.

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. Downs with Fort Riley Middle School for her great work!


Inclement Weather

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.


Governor’s Visit

Last week, we welcomed Kansas Governor Laura Kelly to Geary County Schools! The Governor attended the groundbreaking for our new elementary school on Fort Riley, and toured the new Junction City High School!


Important Dates

  • 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 7:00 p.m. at the Junction City High School
  • March 24 – Tentative Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m. at6 the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support and live-streamed on YouTube
  • 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, staf, 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:

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