Fowler USD #225

August 2020 Newsletter

Special Considerations for 2020-2021

It is our sincere desire to have our students with us, in school, well protected, and receiving a high quality education. We are doing everything in our power to make this possible. We love our Goldbugs, and we miss seeing them every day!


A committee of administration, school board, teachers, staff, and parents has been meeting to develop a back-to-school plan in response to Covid-19. This plan will address topics such as cleaning/sanitization, responding to a sick student or staff member, visitors to the building, and building procedures for minimizing risk. The committee, in conjunction with teachers, is also developing 3 learning models, on-site, hybrid, and remote, for the upcoming school year.


A special edition of the school newsletter will be released as soon as these plans are finalized.

District Communications

The school app is used to communicate changes in schedules, school closings, and other important announcements and reminders. Please download this app by searching for "Fowler Schools USD 225" in your App Store. Be sure to enable notifications. All school closures and cancellations will be communicated through this app.


This app, as well as our school Facebook feed, both link to the homepage of our school website as well. You can find us at www.usd225.org.


In addition to Facebook, our school also posts on Instagram. We'd love for you to follow us on these social media platforms!


Our school utilizes a Google calendar that you can sync to the calendar on your phone. When events are updated within the school calendar, it will automatically update on your personal calendar. You can also click to view the most current calendar on both our school website and our school app. The link (below) is also included in our newsletter every month. In addition, a printed monthly calendar will be mailed to patrons.

School Start Date- August 26th & August 27th

The start of school has been delayed one week to provide additional time for planning and training before returning to on-site instruction. Preschool-6th grade and new students in 7th-12th grades will begin August 26th. Remaining students will begin August 27th.


School hours are 7:55 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday. There is no school on Fridays except for the two homecoming Fridays throughout the year.

Family Survey Link:

We would appreciate your input in helping us plan for the upcoming school year. The family survey is due Monday, August 3rd. Click the link below to access the survey. Paper copies are available in the high school office. Thank you for participating!
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Summer Lunch Program

The last day for the summer lunch program will be Friday, August 7th.

2020-2021 ENROLLMENT

Enrollment- August 4th

Please see the graphic below for detailed information on options for completing the enrollment process.
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Link to enrollment forms:

FOWLER USD 225 ENROLLMENT FORMS

USD 225 Enrollment Packet

Individual Plan of Study Meetings

At enrollment, an Individual Plan of Study meeting will be scheduled for each 6th-12th grade student, at least one parent, and the student's mentor. At the IPS meeting, you will discuss your child's vision for their future, review credits, choose courses for the year, etc. IPS meetings will be held on Thursday, August 13th from 12:00-8:00 p.m.


If you are not enrolling on site, please call the high school office at 620-646-5221 to schedule these appointments.

GRADE SCHOOL NEWS

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Preschool Round-Up Link:

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Sports Physicals

Sports physicals are required for any 6th-12th graders planning to participate in sports this year.


Option 1: Minneola Clinic

Minneola Healthcare will be offering a Sports Physical special from now until August 17th. Physicals can be done at any of their 3 clinics (Bucklin Community Clinic, Minneola Community Clinic, and Fowler Community Clinic) for $30.00 up front. Students can come to their appointment unattended if their parent has filled out the form beforehand. Please call one of their clinics to schedule an appointment.


Option 2: Meade Clinic

Artesian Valley Health of Meade will offer sports physicals on site at Fowler High School on August 6th at 8:00 a.m. for $25.00. Physical paperwork and payment will need to be turned in at enrollment on August 4th. Appointments will be staggered. Students may come on their own to the high school gym on the 6th at their appointment time.


Students cannot participate in practices until their physical is on file at the school.

Start Date for Athletic Practices- August 17

The Kansas State High School Activities Association chose not to make adjustments to the proposed calendar for 2020-2021.


Please complete the participation survey below. Parents and students will be receiving further information about sports practices and necessary safety precautions from the school and coaches.

DISTRICT CALENDAR

USD #225 Activities and Events

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