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JH Basketball games vs. Peabody scheduled for 11/19 have been POSTPONED until 12/14.
Don't forget to buy your 2021 Canton-Galva Yearbook! The yearbook will be $45 dollars this year. CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
Attention: Due to the federal COVID-19 funding waiver submitted by USD 419 Canton-Galva, beginning September 8, meals offered to current Canton-Galva enrolled students ages 1-18 will be free. If you have questions call the district office at 620-628-4901.
Remote Learning Until January 15th
On Monday, November 23rd the McPherson County Health department will be meeting with county commissioners to recommend that schools go to remote learning during the weeks following Thanksgiving to Christmas and for 2 weeks after Christmas break. This is in response to rising cases in the county and to enact mitigating measures to respond to the crises.
Because of a regularly scheduled in-service on the 18th of January the goal would be to return to face-face learning on the 19th of January.
During the time that remote school is in session (in accordance with our district calendar-please refer to our website USD 419.org) students will be required to work with teachers through the established remote video conferencing platforms. Teachers will be in the buildings each day and will be conducting remote classes and providing support. All established classes including electives will have requirements for completion of work during the remote time. Teachers will be in contact as soon as information is available.
Meals will be available during the remote days. Meal pickup will be available each week we are in remote session on Monday(s), Wednesday(s) and Friday(s) covering two days of meals. Pickup days would cover meals that are offered to students normally during the school day. Example: Monday(s) pick up would include breakfast/lunch for Monday and Tuesday.
The Kansas State High School Athletic Association (KSHSAA) is proposing significant changes to the winter sport season in an executive board meeting on Tuesday (24th) 1:00. If you copy and paste this link into a browser, you will see what is being proposed.
This saddens us as a board of education and your superintendent, but the recommendation from the Kansas Association of School Boards is to avoid going against a county health recommendation for the safety of the community. I apologize in advance for the strain this will put on families and the adjustment of learning for our students. I am trying to follow best practice and stay in line with what is being recommended by our health professionals and what will be supported by our School Board Association.
USD 419 will continue to do the best job possible working with your students and providing quality education under this difficult situation. Please reach out to your students attendance center with questions, or feel free to call me at the district office.
Superintendent of Schools
Additional Information -
School will be in session on Monday the 23rd. Students will be given some instruction(s), equipment, and materials to help prepare for the remote learning after Thanksgiving Break.
Bus Schedule During Phase II
Phase Two Begins Next Week – Mr. Struber, principal
If your child is eating breakfast at school, ALL elementary students doing so will be eating breakfast in Galva.
Parents be mindful of the schedule/times (below):
7:30 students need to be at the Jr/Sr High – south end by gym
7:35 Lisa’s bus will head to Galva
7:40 Darin’s bus will head to Galva
7:45 Elementary School doors open in Galva
(If we have bad weather - we will let students in the building, earlier.)
8:10 School starts
3:35 School ends
Jr./Sr. High Students Riding from Galva to Canton
If your child will be riding the bus from Galva to Canton, they will need to be at Canton-Galva Elementary at 7:30 a.m.
The bus will arrive at the Elementary School at 3:45 p.m. from Canton on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays due to the Jr/Sr High Schedule.
Doors open at JSHS building at 7:40 a.m.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com McPherson, KS 67460
Telephone: 620-628-4901 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com.