Bulldog Bites

The Official Newsletter of USD 311

Welcome Back!

The 2021-22 school year is upon us! We cannot wait to see our staff, teachers, and students! Make sure to visit our website (www.usd311.com) to get everything on your school supply list!

Hot Topics for the 21-22 school year:

Click Here: Safe Return to School Plan

USD 311 will stay in close contact with the Reno County Health Department and will adjust protocol for COVID-19 response as needed. The Board of Education will need to approve any adjustment to the plan.

Back to School Night

Tuesday, Aug. 24th, 5-8pm

All School Campuses

Please visit your school buildings, see your classrooms, bring in school supplies, walk the halls, and meet your teachers from 5:00pm - 6:30pm.

Ice cream treats for EVERYONE in the community and USD 311 staff introductions will begin on the football field at 6:45pm. Class recognition and fall sports teams will also be introduced!

Day 1: What Time Is It? Where Do I Go?

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Curriculum & Instruction Goals for 21-22

1. Teachers will have an instructional focus that centers around critical thinking and formative assessment strategies.

2. Differentiated instruction in all classrooms will help us target academic extension and intervention needs for our students.

3. K-2 will implement a new phonics program: Really Great Reading!

4. We will research, preview and purchase a new K-12 Math series for implementation 2022-23.

Facility Improvements

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In partnership with DCS Services in Wichita, and Brett Miller and team, USD 311 has had a complete facilities audit. The information from the audit will help us to strategize a plan for the next five years to perform upkeep and much needed maintenance on aging buildings. A committee will be meeting monthly to prioritize needs in a timely manner.

Shout Out to these Amazing Individuals!

What a crew! This group works hard and has fun on a daily basis! Classrooms are spotless, paint has been touched-up, flower beds are beautiful, and everyone is still smiling!

This group has gone above and beyond this summer to tidy up every space and make sure everything is in working order for Day 1! Thank you for making our facilities look so nice!

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Thank you! Thank you! thank you!

The Reno County Fire Department brought us many items they collected from their school supply drive! They were so gracious with their giving!
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Welcome the newest Bulldogs to the Pack!

Board of Education Candidate Forum

Come meet the eight individuals running for the USD 311 Board of Education (BOE)! We will be hosting a meet and greet forum where candidates will share a bit about themselves and have the opportunity to publicly speak about their goals for the district!

The forum will be held at 6:00 pm in the middle school auditorium on Monday, September 13, 2021.

School Board elections will be November 2, 2021. New members will be sworn in at the January 10, 2022 meeting.

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