Parent and Student Links:
In accordance with K.A.R. 16-20-1 concerning the open meetings act under an emergency declaration from the state governor, the USD 419 Canton-Galva Board of Education meetings/agenda items will be made public through a Zoom link as posted on our website.
Message from the Superintendent:
Canton-Galva Community and Staff:
I wanted to reach out and thank everyone for being supportive of the changes that were thrust upon us at the end of the year. The community, the Board of Education, teachers and support staff all embraced the difficulties and found a positive way to continue to wrap our arms around our kids. I sat in church last week and saw them flash up on the screen: COVID, social unrest, disappointment, anxiety and yes……even murder hornets. I’m a man of deep faith and believe that challenges show character. I am so proud of how everyone responded to the sudden changes and worked together.
Summer is in full swing and I want to ask that people stay mindful of important guidelines to stay safe. It is nice to see kids and coaches working with each other this summer. I smile when I drive by the pool and see people interacting and having a good time. Remember that our seniors will be honored on July 12th during a traditional commencement ceremony. We will make sure information is sent regarding this event and steps we will take to follow current health restrictions.
During the week of July 13-17, the Kansas State Department of Education will release a 100-page document outlining certain processes regarding how schools may need to function when we get started in the fall. The administration/teachers/staff will collectively unpack the information and will use it as a guide for how to operate moving forward. The goal will be the safety and protection of everyone in our buildings. We will do the best possible job to normalize what may be different. We ask for your support, patience and willingness to adjust to continued guidance from state and local health officials. We will all be in this together!
Have safe and enjoyable summer!
Community Q & A Meeting, Thursday, August 13, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
We would like to invite the community and parents for a question and answer time following the Fall Sports meeting on Thursday night. The Fall Sports Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Q & A will take place in our new gym at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Anderson, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Struber will be available to answer questions about school opening for the 2020-21 school year.
William H. Anderson, EdD
2020 Summer School Parents…
We are going to cancel summer school. We are going to focus on our plans and planning for the start of the upcoming 2020-21 school year. We will be planning on a summer school session in late July/early August of 2021. Hopefully, by then, this pandemic will be less of a concern and provide for easier planning and preparation. Jim Struber, ES principal
USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder
Families can use the tool located at the link below to find directions to nearby sites that offer free meals as well as hours of operation and contact information.
We received the following Information from the McPherson County United Way:
We created a McPherson County Community Needs Survey to address the needs of community members and understand how to better serve them in this time of crisis. The link for this survey is: McPherson County United Way Survey
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Enrollment for this program is open to residents of McPherson County. Children will be able to receive free, monthly books mailed to their home. It can take up to three months for the first book to arrive. Then based on the child's birth date, age-appropriate books will begin arriving each month until the child turns 5.
We also encourage enrollment because it will give families greater opportunities to bond with their younger children and improve literacy during this time. Register your Child for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Keeping our schools safe and healthy is one of the main goals for USD 419. We are working closely with the McPherson County Health Department and KDHE to stay informed about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Here are some general recommendations to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including the Novel Coronavirus:
Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Hand sanitizer is ok if soap and water is not available.
Wipe down frequently touched surfaces (computer mouse, cell phone, door handles, etc)
Stay home if you aren’t feeling well
Avoid those who are sick
Stay healthy-eat well, get plenty of sleep, & stay hydrated.
For more information you can visit the CDC website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, or contact the McPherson County Health Department at https://www.mcphersoncountyks.us/15/Health-Department
Canton-Galva USD #419 is now taking payments online!
Pay when it’s most convenient for you with a computer or mobile device at https://USD419.RevTrak.net. This district Web Store even integrates with Powerschool!
Save time and be confident that your payment makes it where it needs to go. You can pay online with eCheck, debit, or credit cards.
Weight Room Use Information - NOW OPEN
The weight facility at Canton-Galva Jr./Sr. High School is available for patron use. The cost is $50 per year for a swipe card regardless of whether it is for an individual or a family. A swipe card may be purchased at the Central Office located at 109 S. Main in Canton during regular business hours.
Each individual that is planning to use the facility will need to complete both the Par-Q and the Weight Room Assumption of Risk forms. Please click on the links below for the forms. They can also be picked up at the Central Office.
Weight Room Hours are:
Saturday - Sunday 6:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Canton-Galva School District, USD 419 does not discriminate, and is required by law not to discriminate, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in admission, access to, or treatment of its programs and activities. Pursuant to applicable law, disabled individuals shall have equivalent access to the programs, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodation of any facility owned, leased, or operated by the district. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964(2000), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001, the Canton-Galva School District, USD 419 does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity, including programs, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations in facilities.
Programs, Activities and Employment:
The Canton-Galva School District, USD 419 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in the administration of any employment initiative, including hiring, firing, termination, disciplinary procedures, access to or participation in career and technical education, or other related programs and activities.
Inquiries regarding Title IX (1972), Title VI (1964,2000), Age Discrimination Act (1975), Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act (2001), CTE programs, or reports of specific complaints, or alleged discrimination should be referred to:
Bill Anderson OR Office of Civil Rights
109 S. Main, PO Box 317 U.S. Department of Education
Canton, Kansas 67428 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037
Email: email@example.com Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Telephone number: 620-628-4901 Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov
Telephone number 816-268-0550 TTY: 877-521-2172
Disability Related Concerns:
Complaints regarding disabilities and issues under Section 504 and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act and those relating to the provisions of special education services, should be referred to:
Bill Anderson OR Melissa Strathman
109 S. Main, PO Box 317 McPherson Special Education Cooperative
Canton, Kansas 67428 514 North Main
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org McPherson, KS 67460
Telephone: 620-628-4901 Email: email@example.com
Regardless of the means selected for resolving the complaint, the initiation of a complaint of alleged discrimination or misconduct will not cause any negative reflection on the complainant, nor will it affect his/her access to the programs, activities, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations in facilities provided by the Canton-Galva School District, USD 419.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.