USD 475 News

Board of Education Approves Refinancing Plan

The USD 475 Board of Education approved a proposed refinancing plan to reduce interest rates on outstanding debt related to the new high school. Mr. Dustin Avey, Managing Director of Piper Sandler, updated the board on current market conditions and Read more

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Arctic Cold Impacts JCHS Construction

The recent cold spell is not having a significant impact on the overall construction timeline but is requiring a change in priorities on the critical path. Cody Simon, General Superintended with Hutton Construction updated District personnel this week explaining that Read more

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COVID-19 Vaccines for USD 475

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine has been well-anticipated since shortly after the disease began to claim lives and drastically change our way of living. Companies like Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been hard at work creating a vaccine that could Read more

JCHS Welcomes Interim Principal

Merrier Jackson has spent more than 25 years making a difference in the education of young people.  She was raised in Compton, California, and she only recently came to Junction City to take on a new challenge in her career.  Read more

Seitz Teacher Is Horizon Award Recipient

Each fall, USD 475 selects outstanding teachers within the district to be honored for their efforts in educating the students in our community.  The first award the district presents each fall is the Horizon Award. The Horizon Award recognizes a Read more

Remote Learning Assurances Document

A change was made by KSDE on 9-14-2020 that eliminates one of the requirements related to providing services to Remote Learners. The requirement eliminated is that Remote learning students do not need to maintain a daily activity log. Specifically, here Read more

Free School Meals for All USD 475 Students

The USDA has approved a program to provide school meals to ALL students across the country for free. USD 475 submitted an application for this program earlier this week, and the application has already been approved. Breakfast and Lunch meals Read more

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New JCHS Campus Updates

Great progress and great photos from Hutton Construction at the new JCHS campus! Some of the restrooms are complete enough for tile work to commence. Drywall has been put up in the upstairs are where the future academy offices and Read more

Remote Learner Lunch Pickup Times

Remote Learning Students may be learning from home, but they still have access to breakfast and lunch meals from USD 475. Remote Learners are still assigned to their normal home schools, but lunch meals can be picked up from any Read more

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2020-21 Way Forward Guide

The 2020-21 Way Forward Guide to Learning and School Safety Operations is a document that covers all of the plans, changes, adjustments, safety measures, and protocols that apply to the 2020-21 school year at USD 475 schools. This guide is Read more

JCEA Negotiations Summary from August 11, 2020

Negotiations Summary  8/11/2020  The team met via Zoom at 8:30. The first topic for discussion was the language to the added in reference to pandemic language.  The data from the district survey was shared.  The option of a Covid leave bank was discussed.  The team jumped Read more

Remote Learning Guide

The following is a guide for the remote learning platform. This guide is intended to assist families with understanding the role of the parent and the student, and to help parents understand what a typical day off remote learning may Read more

Submitting Health Documents Securely

USD 475 has developed a secured email account to allow families to submit protected documents directly to the district.   If you have confidential documents that need to be provided for your student (immunization records, birth certificates, sports or school physicals, Read more

Masks for Kids: Why and How

The information below was provided to USD 475 by the Geary County Health Department. It is a guide for teaching children how to wear masks appropriately over 30 days. The printable versions of these forms can be found here: Masks Read more