Reminder: Lifetouch will take fall pics Monday, September 28. Remote students are welcome to come in for pics at both buildings between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Please check in at the office. This is the only day pics will be taken the week of the 28th. The other session was cancelled since students are attending 5 days per week.
Friday Night Football is back on!!! JLHS Varsity Football will take on the Central Heights Vikings tonight here at home! Kickoff is at 7:00 PM
Due to Covid-19 quarantines in Wellsville, the Varsity Football game scheduled for Friday, September 25 has been cancelled. We are currently seeking an alternative opponent for Friday night. Please note the difficulty of finding an opponent on short notice and please be aware of the possible need to travel if an opponent is found. We will update you as soon as we know more.
Lifetouch will take fall pics Monday, September 28. Remote students are welcome to come in for pics at both buildings between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Please check in at the office. This is the only day pics will be taken the week of the 28th. The other session was cancelled since students are attending 5 days per week.
Bus 7 is running late this morning.
Parents and Students: If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms please do NOT bring them to school: Fever (100.4 or higher). Chills. Rigors (Feeling of cold-shivering-sweating). Muscle or body aches. Fatigue. Headache. Sore throat. Lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing). New loss of taste or smell. Diarrhea. Many school districts in the area and state are quarantining students, cancelling sporting events, and pivoting from on-site instruction to remote learning programs because students were exposed while not wearing masks. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Deputy Epidemiologist has shared that to keep schools open and in on-site learning, our students, staff, and community must be willing to wear masks properly (covering the nose and mouth). The nation’s CDC director said recently that masks are the “most powerful health tool” equal to that of a vaccine. USD #346 will expect all students and staff to wear masks.
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We are excited to welcome ALL JES students back 5 days a week starting Friday, September 18. If you drop your child(ren) off please use the car line. We will unload 5 cars at a time. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.
As JLHS shifts back to full time academic schedules on Friday September the 18th, we will begin unlocking our doors at 7:30 AM. Breakfast is available.
Family and fans traveling to Uniontown for Junior High Volleyball tonight can expect the following expectations: 1. Masks encouraged indoors 2. Temperature checks for all 3. Social distancing encouraged Thank you for following these expectations as we continue our activities.
High School Volleyball at Oswego Masks will be required to enter the contest and temperatures will be taken. Masks are to be worn when social distancing is not possible. JV Schedule 4:00 – Jayhawk vs Marmaton – JH Gym 5:00 – Jayhawk vs Pleasanton – JH Gym 6:00 – Jayhawk vs Oswego – JH Gym Varsity Schedule 5:00 – Jayhawk vs Marmaton – HS Gym (East Court) 6:00 – Jayhawk vs Pleasanton – HS Gym (West Court) 7:00 – Jayhawk vs Oswego – HS Gym (East Court)
Due to illness concerns in Baxter Springs, the Varsity Football contest scheduled for Friday, September 18 has been cancelled.
Students and Parents of Jayhawk USD #346 – KDHE and Linn County Health Department shared today that we have 3 new Covid cases in the county this week. On Tuesday (9-8-2020) we learned there were no new Covid cases over the Labor Day weekend or the week prior to Labor Day (week ending 9-4-2020). In all, we had 4 positive indicators last week on the new KSDE gating matrix and had 2 positive indicators and 2 neutral indicators the week prior (ending 8-28-2020). Because of these good numbers we will pivot from “Hybrid” instruction to 5 days a week “On-Site“ instruction beginning next Friday, September 18th. Hopefully, sharing this information a week ahead of time will give our families, food service, transportation, and staff time to plan for the changes. All students and staff will still be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Remote learning is still available for those families that prefer that option. Thank you for being patient and respectful during these tough times as we continue safety measures to keep kids safe. More information will be released later from our specific buildings.
Freshman Volleyball tomorrow at Prairie View has had a schedule change. This is the current schedule for tomorrow. 9:30 Iola vs. Jayhawk Linn 10:30 PVHS vs. Jayhawk
JLHS Varsity Football tonight at home! Kickoff is at 7:00 PM. Senior Night activities are also scheduled for tonight. As we continue our efforts at offering activities for our students, we ask that you help us by meeting the following recommendations: 1. Please sit in family groups and social distance when possible. 2. We recommend that masks or face coverings be worn. By working together to help prevent the spread of disease, we can avoid any need for interruption to our seasons. Thank You in advance!
High School Volleyball information for Monday at Arma - Freshman Quad The first match will begin in both gyms at 5:00 pm. The schedule will be as follows: North gym (old) 5:00 Northeast vs. Jayhawk-Linn Northeast vs. Galena Northeast vs. St. Paul South gym (new) 5:00 St. Paul vs. Galena St. Paul vs Jayhawk-Linn Jayhawk-Linn vs Galena **Please note that masks are required and temperatures will be taken at the door. **No admission will be charged.
Junior High Parents and fans traveling to Pleasanton tonight for volleyball and football can expect the following requirements. 1. Masks required indoors and mask required for outdoors when you are at concession stand, bathroom, and entering/exiting the gate. 2. Temperature checks for indoor activities 3. Social distance and sit in family groups when possible. Please continue to respect these expectations as we continue to support these opportunities for our student athletes.
The Cross Country Meet scheduled for this afternoon in Fort Scott has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Dear USD #346 Parents, The United States Department of Agriculture has announced the Summer Food Service Program will be extended through the end of December or until funds are depleted. As a result of this September 1, 2020 decision, beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020, ALL breakfast and lunch meals will be FREE to ALL enrolled students. This is a program funded through USDA. There is no paperwork involved. (Lunch money in student accounts will be held for use when the free breakfast and lunch program is no longer offered.) *Additional milks will still be charged at normal rates and are not free. Families are responsible for meals August 20 through September 4, 2020. Please note: We encourage families to complete the Free and Reduced applications. Those families who qualify for Free and Reduced meals will need the appropriate application and qualifications met to continue receiving Free and Reduced meals after this extended Summer Food Program is over at the end of December 2020 or when funding is depleted. If you have any questions regarding the Free and Reduced Meal Applications, please contact Carla Leavitt at USD #346 (913-795-2247). Sincerely, Royce Powelson Ed.D Jayhawk USD #346 Superintendent
These guidelines are for High School Volleyball at Erie Thursday night: • Face coverings/masks will be required at all USD 101 Events. • Temperature checks will be taken upon entry to all events. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 or above, will not be allowed entry. • At all events, please practice social distancing as much as possible. We recommend households sit together and that parents keep their children with them in the bleachers, under direct supervision. • Concessions will be available, but please practice social distancing while in the concession lines. • For the safety of student athletes and yourself, there will be no personal contact with participants at the conclusion of events. Please do not enter the playing area, field or court. • Public Access Restrooms will be available at all events. Please practice social distancing, hygiene recommendations and masking policies while using the restroom facilities. • We are planning to use two gymnasiums to help with social distancing. The varsity will play in the large gym and the junior varsity will play in the auxiliary gym. The admission fee is $4 for adults and $3 for K-12 students and we will be having a concession stand, but please practice social distancing, when possible. • Currently, we are allowing unlimited attendance and league passes will be honored. • The order of play for Thursday will be as follows: • 5:00 Erie vs. Jayhawk-Linn • 6:00 Jayhawk-Linn vs. Parsons • 7:00 Parsons vs. Erie
Reminder: No School Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, due to Labor Day weekend.
High School parents & fans traveling to Arma tomorrow for football expect the following requirements at the events you are attending. 1. Masks are required 2. Temperature checks for indoor activities 3. Social distancing encouraged 4. Monitor small children closely Please respect the expectations of the Arma School District, so our student athletes are able to continue to compete throughout this season.
Reminder: JH parents & fans traveling to Arma tonight for volleyball and football expect the following requirements at the events you are attending. 1. Masks are required 2. Temperature checks for indoor activities 3. Social distancing encouraged 4. Monitor small children closely Please respect the expectations of the Arma School District, so our student athletes are able to continue to compete throughout this season.
Freshman Volleyball on Thursday at Parsons has been cancelled. Freshman will instead play tomorrow night at Fort Scott beginning at 5:00 PM in the main gym. Temperature checks and face coverings are mandatory at Fort Scott High School.
As we begin our athletic and activities seasons, please know that several leagues and schools have adopted safety requirements that might include (but not be limited to) the following: masks/facial coverings, temperature checks, social distancing, or even a limitation of the number of spectators allowed to attend. We will attempt to update you during those weeks that we are scheduled to attend locations with specific requirements or limitations. At this Jayhawk Linn High School and Junior High is recommending facial coverings and social distancing at our home events.
JES will be sending iPads home with Group B Friday, August 28, and Group A Tuesday, September 1. We will send chargers that will stay at your house so they can remain charged. Keep the chargers at your house until we ask you to return them.
JLHS had a fantastic start to the 2020/21 school year!! Thanks to everyone for the support and understanding as we work our way through some tumultuous times. Clarification on the student learning logs: teachers are providing recommended timeframes for assignments and projects. These recommendations are designed to help students manage their time as our goal is to achieve 360 minutes of engagement each day that a student is working in a remote setting. Please understand that these recommendations are just a reference and that we understand that students may need more or less time than what is recommended. Please record the estimated time that the student was engaged with the activity on the log even if it is different from the recommendation. Please have students turn in their log to their HawkTime teacher on the first day they return to face to face setting each week. Thank You!!
JES parents please feel free to send your child with a filled water bottle each morning. We will be able to refill them in classrooms as needed. Disposable cups will be available in classrooms if you forget or can't send one.
Reminder: JES Parents who drop their children off for school will enter the car line on 5th Street beginning at 7:45 a.m. Car riders will enter JES on the south side of the building. We will be taking temperatures before they get out of the car. Temps of 100.4 or greater will need to leave with you for the day. Car line dismissal will begin at 3:10 p.m. Bus riders will dismiss at 3:25 p.m.
Reminder: Jr. High and High School cross country practice begins today, August 17 at 3:45. Beginning Thursday, August 20, junior high will begin at 2:30. Bring your mask, water bottle, and signed physical form to the school.
First Day of School: Group B is Thursday, August 20, and Group A is Monday, August 24. JES teachers are contacting parents to confirm your group. If you drop your child off, you will need to use the car line. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m.
There will be an informal "Walkthrough" for 7th graders and new students on Tuesday August 18. 7th grade students, new students, and their parents are welcome to visit the building, locate classrooms and lockers, and familiarize themselves with the building. It is a "come and go" event and the building will be open until 6:00 PM.
JLHS is very excited to kick off the 2020/21 school year. We appreciate your patience as we navigate our way through these unusual circumstances. Group B begins classes this Thursday the 20th and Group A will begin their classes next Monday the 24th. Please note that students should not arrive prior to 7:45 AM and that all students and staff will be wearing face covering per the Governor's executive order. Students may wear their own face covering (mask, buff, gator, etc...) but one will be provided for them if needed.
We are EXCITED to see our JES students this year. Jayhawk students and staff will be wearing masks in the building. JES has scheduled 4 times daily to social distance outside for a mask break. Thank you for having your children practice wearing a mask before the first day. Kids are welcome to wear their own face cover (mask, buff, gator, etc.) We have disposable masks if your child needs one. We have cloth masks ordered for all students as well.
Jayhawk Linn Junior High Football Practice Begins: 3:30-5pm Monday-Wednesday When: August 17th-19th Where: Jayhawk Linn High School Bring: Mask, water bottle, and all signed physical forms if not turned in to school already.
Jayhawk Linn Junior High Volleyball Practice Begins: 3:30-5pm Monday-Wednesday When: August 17th-19th Where: Jayhawk Linn High School Bring: Mask, water bottle, and all signed physical forms if not turned in to school already.
Students and parents that are wanting to find out their child's learning group can do so by selecting this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSfyBKQAvSPQz4jv8jS5ppCoBotW6j2WwDxUPnOMlzJ7dIW_x0TFwkiNG3XPIOjOe35gtxND3Xv7aLA/pub
Please watch my short video about Executive Order 20-59 and temperature taking requirements for schools. Student arrival time for JES students will be 7:45 a.m. If you drop your student(s) off please use the car line on the south side of our building. Parents and visitors will have limited access due to Covid restrictions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL52fY14yVE&feature=youtu.be
Jayhawk Junior High and High School Cross Country Camp will be next Monday, August 10 through Thursday, August 13 from 3:45 - 5:15. Please bring your own water bottle and mask. We will meet at the track.
2020 JLHS Football Camp 8/10 3:30 – 4:45pm Equipment Check-out & Conditioning 8/11 3:30 – 4:45pm Offense/Defense/Special Teams Skills 8/12 3:30 – 4:45pm Offense/Defense/Special Teams Skills 8/13 3:30 – 4:45pm Offense/Defense/Special Teams Skills 8/14 3:30 – 4:45pm Offense/Defense/Special Teams Skills
Jayhawk Junior High Football Camp for those planning on participating this fall will be next Tuesday-Thursday August 11-13 at the High School. Schedule Two sessions: Session 1: 8th graders 6pm-7:15pm Sessions 2: 7th graders 7:15-8:30pm Please bring your own water bottle, mask, and tennis shoes and/or cleats. We will meet at the front entrance to the high school.
Next week is VOLLEYBALL CAMP WEEK! If you are interested in playing volleyball this season, make plans to attend our 4 day camp, Monday, Aug. 10th- Thursday Aug. 13th. Junior High (7th and 8th) camp - 4:00-5:00 p.m. High School (9th-12th) - 5:00-6:30. Please bring a water bottle, a face mask, and a willingness to get better! Meet us in the new gym for some new skills and drills! Let’s have some fun!
If you are still interested in completing enrollment online, but do not have a PowerSchool Parent account, please email us at email@example.com or contact your child’s school to request the account.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for USD #346: 1. What data does the district look at to determine on-site, remote, or hybrid models of instruction? Answer: Number of confirmed cases of students (not public because of HIPAA-Health privacy rule), number of students exposed (not public because of HIPAA), county total of new cases and total cases (KDHE website). In general, if our district experiences a steady 14 day decline in COVID numbers or better has no new cases during that time, we will “pivot” to on-site learning and bring all students back. WE WANT ALL KIDS IN SCHOOL - having all students back would be easier on everyone, just not safer at this time. We are planning for the worst and hoping for the best! 2. Will families be grouped together in the A/B hybrid model? Answer: YES, when enrollment is over we will provide you with student groups in PowerSchool. 3. Will the buses run for transportation? Answer: YES, when enrollment is over we will contact you with student bus route information. 4. Will SPED children share the A/B hybrid model? Answer: Yes, after enrollment our staff will be contacting you to share the individual education plan for your child. 5. Will the school have activities and can remote students participate? Answer: YES, the school will follow KSHSAA rules and recommendations. Practices will begin August 17th and remote students may participate if they are full time students per KSHSAA rules. 6. Why aren’t all Linn County Schools doing the same thing? Answer: The Kansas State Board of Education voted 5-5 to override an executive order from the Governor that all schools in the state start September 9th. Now, the state probably has 286 different plans for its 286 school districts. Based on the information we shared in Question 1, schools are determining what’s best for their individual district based on their data. If you have other questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience. Changes are happening everyday from our state agencies. We will do our best to keep you updated. Royce Powelson Ed.D Superintendent USD #346
USD #346 family. Due to the current Linn County COVID-19 numbers, the first day of school for USD 346 students will start school in a Hybrid model on August 20th, 2020. Hybrid model means your child will receive on-site instruction two days a week and remote learning 3 days a week at home. In the hybrid model we begin school with students organized into two groups “Group A” and “Group B”. Group A students will be on campus Monday and Tuesday while Wednesday will be a deep cleaning day of the facilities; Thursday and Friday will be Group B on-site instructional time. On this schedule, ONLY Group B will begin school on August 20 and 21. Group A will begin attendance on Monday, August 24. Building administrators will communicate with students/families regarding students in Group A and B. All students and staff will be required to wear a mask at least until September 15th. If you want your child to have all remote learning (5 days a week at home), we will be able to accommodate that as well. Building administrators will be in contact with families who requested all remote learning after enrollment is completed. When Linn County COVID-19 numbers decline, we will bring all hybrid students back into a traditional on-site 5 day a week learning model. Currently, our Building Leadership teams have met and begun the redesign of teaching methods for your child under the hybrid model. Reminder that Online enrollment is available July 29th through August 7th on PowerSchool through our USD346 website. We will send online enrollment instructions to the email address you provided in your Return to School survey and we recommend online enrollment. If you are unable to enroll online, in person enrollment at JES and JLHS will be open Monday, August 3 - Thursday, August 6, for enrollment from 10am to 6pm. Please use the following schedule for enrolling your student(s): Monday, August 3rd: Last name beginning with A – D Tuesday, August 4th: Last name beginning with E – K Wednesday, August 5th: Last name beginning with L – R Thursday, August 6th: Last name beginning with S – Z Thank you for your patience as we continue to prepare for our students to return to school.
Online Enrollment for Jayhawk Linn Junior/Senior High School opens on Wednesday, July 29. In-Person enrollment is still scheduled for August 3 through August 6.
JES enrollment Information: Online enrollment is available July 29th through August 7th on PowerSchool through our USD346 website. We recommend online enrollment. If you are unable to enroll online, the Jayhawk Elementary office will be open Monday, August 3rd - Thursday, August 6, for enrollment from 10am to 6pm. Please use the following schedule for enrolling your elementary student(s): Monday, August 3rd: Last name beginning with A – D Tuesday, August 4th: Last name beginning with E – K Wednesday, August 5th: Last name beginning with L – R Thursday, August 6th: Last name beginning with S – Z We will be practicing social distancing in the building. The lunchroom will be available for space to fill out enrollment forms. We are asking that only one parent per family come into the building to enroll. If there are too many in the building we may ask that you wait in your car while you are in line to enroll.
On-site enrollment for Jayhawk Linn Junior/Senior High will take place beginning August 3rd and running through August 6. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day. Please use the following schedule to enroll your 7th thru 12th grade students: Monday 8/3 = Last name beginning with A through D Tuesday 8/4 = Last name beginning with E through K Wednesday 8/5 = Last name beginning with L through R Thursday 8/6 = Last name beginning with S through Z Safety Protocols including social distancing will be in place. Please help us by limiting the number of family members in the building. Thank You!
Weights and Conditioning for girls, 7-12th grades, is BACK! We will have sessions on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:00-7:00 p.m. with volleyball skills after conditioning, from 7:00-7:30. Come and Join us and let’s get BETTER TOGETHER! Meet at the track!
Summer Conditioning and Sport Specific Practices may resume on Monday July 27.
If you are gong to be a Senior at JLHS, we would like to meet with you next week to look at your graduation progress and your plan for enrollment. Please contact Mr. Kramer to set up a time to discuss your upcoming plans for the your senior year. We can accommodate your schedule and meet in person, via ZOOM, or phone call. email@example.com
Jayhawk Elementary is excited to be working on a plan to reopen this year. Please watch this video to see what is happening at JES this month. https://youtu.be/v0BMjtshbpI
We are excited to have students back on campus this Fall. Please watch this short video with information concerning that reopening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G8AUn5R1p0
USD #346 patrons: Today 7-22-20 UPDATE regarding the 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR: Jayhawk has completed an on-line enrollment option for you to enroll your children which will be available beginning Wednesday, July 29. On-site enrollment will be different than in the past and will not occur until the week of August 3, 2020. We will share more about enrollment in later posts, so stay tuned. We would also like to communicate the current district challenges: 1. We received the Kansas State Department of Education guidance document last week to redesign schools. We need to provide training time for the teaching staff to develop lessons associated with the Navigating Change document as it is over 1000 pages. The recommended redesign involves providing 3 methods of education to our students: On-site learning, remote learning, and/or hybrid learning plans. 2. As of today our district has received about a third of the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to have on-site school- even though it was ordered in April/May. 3. We are currently a “hot spot” with our students having at least five positive cases and cross tracked students ”exposed” being over sixty so far. Sixty student exposures represent about 10% of our student enrollment. We believe this number will rise in the coming weeks. We have had two new county cases this week so far which is good news compared to last week. As we continue planning for the 2020-2021 school year we have included a survey for your input. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey completely as much of the data will assist into our continued planning for the 2020-2021 school year. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/cp2cA4GgKTcKq5cGA Royce R. Powelson Superintendent of Schools
Drivers Education classes will begin at JLHS on Monday July 20. Social Distancing protocols will be utilized and students are encouraged to wear a mask. Temperature checks will be conducted when students arrive. If a student is feeling ill, we ask that they please stay home!
Summer conditioning and sports specific events are cancelled for Monday July 20th. Our hope is resume those events later this week.
Jayhawk students, parents, patrons - We are just a few hours away from Graduation 2020. Thanks to everyone for your patience as change has been frequent these past few months. The students have their time slots for tomorrow (7-18-2020) to share with family and friends. Graduation speeches will be played at 9 a.m. and again at 9:15 a.m. on both the FM radio station 106.3 and on line at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkmuoXkyYeY . At a later date we will have a full video of the graduates and the speeches available to all. Please note that the FM radio station 106.3 will only travel about a mile from the high school and is intended for you to hear as you stay in your car in the parking lot. Parents and guests we encourage you to “park outside the lines” when you are parking in the JLHS parking lot tomorrow. The stage is in between the flag pole and the front doors of the high school, please feel free to angle your vehicle where it gives you the best view of the stage even if it’s outside the lines. At 9:30 the first group of students will begin the drive-through graduation ceremony. Please feel free to leave after your graduate has received his/her diploma as it might allow another family to see the stage better. Graduates- If you have any questions, please find me in the morning on the south side of the bus loop.
Link to the Live Stream for our 2020 JLHS Graduation tomorrow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkmuoXkyYeY
Today July 15th, 2020 Today we had another case of COVID-19 confirmed in our county and believed to have close ties with our school district. We may have as many as 5 students who have tested positive at this time. Because of these numbers and the possibility of others exposed we will proceed with our safest plan- the Drive through Graduation Plan for this Saturday. Students will be allowed to have 2 carloads of family or friends drive through in front of JLHS where there will be a stage. Family/friends may exit the vehicles to take pictures and share the moment with their senior receiving a high school diploma. (We request that the student pick a person from their family to present them their diploma on stage). We will share the ceremony over a FM radio band for those who are supporting a student in the parking lot. Speeches and the receiving of diplomas will be live streamed for those at home. To follow social distancing guidelines, we will have (6) 30-minute sessions for graduates to be recognized beginning at 9:30 am. In other words, 6 graduates will drive through from 9:30 to 10 am and another group of 6 graduates will drive through from 10 to 10:30 and so on until the final group from noon to 12:30. I will share tomorrow the graduates’ specific time slots so your family can be present at the correct time to support your graduate and leave if they wish. Seniors we will go ahead with graduation rehearsal tomorrow evening at 7 pm, but I request you stay in your car. I will give you directions over the radio from the stage area. I realize this is not a traditional graduation, but our seniors have been unique since grade school, and no other class has had a graduation like this. They have shined on the darkest days, stayed calm during the craziest of times, and adapted to change like no other class has encountered. We are truly proud of our Jayhawk seniors and can’t wait to celebrate with you on Saturday.
July 15th 2020 Parents and Students: As the number of active cases of COVID-19 continues to rise and hospitals in parts of the state fill to capacity with patients affected by this virus, Governor Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have decided it would be in the best interest to push back the reopening of schools. On Monday, a record spike pushed Kansas to over 20,000 cases with nearly 300 deaths. Schools will reopen after Labor Day on September 8th. We will release more information later on enrollment dates, Drivers Ed, and what the school year will look like. We are still mandated to provide 1116 hours of instruction to the students and to be clear this is a delay in the reopening of schools.
Today July 14th, 2020 Parents and Students: Monday evening we received word that we may have possible student cases of COVID -19. Today we were able to confirm that information. We believe at this time that there are multiple exposures in our area and may continue to multiply. Because of this latest trend in the county, we will hold graduation outside this Saturday. We have 2 choices under consideration at this time: 1. Host the graduation program in the football stadium; or 2. Hold a drive-through graduation at the JLHS. We feel the stadium graduation would offer a more traditional ceremony for our students, while the drive-through approach would be the safest option for our students. We will monitor the county’s COVID numbers the next few days and try to give you a definite answer Thursday as to which direction we will move toward. In all probability if the county’s numbers stabilize or decrease, we will do a traditional outside ceremony. If the numbers increase the next few days, we will probably host a drive-through ceremony. Whatever that direction is, we appreciate the hard work of our seniors throughout their school years and hope to provide the safest celebration for their efforts. Please check back for information. Royce Powelson Superintendent USD #346
What we know today for USD #346: Graduation is our top priority this week and is still planned for Saturday July 18th at 9:30 am. We plan on holding the ceremony inside the main gym where each graduate will have a designated space for their family and friends to social distance from others. The space or “pod” has enough seating for 8 guests of each graduate. If a graduate has more than 8 people attending the celebration there will be overflow areas designated in the JLHS auditorium, JLHS cafeteria, and corridor area. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended as well as keeping a social distance of at least 6 feet from others during your time on campus. We plan to “live stream” the ceremony to accommodate those that feel more comfortable staying at home. A link for the live stream will be released later in the week. We have also developed a contingency plan to host graduation at the football stadium if need be on Saturday. Thank you for your patience, consideration of others, and interest of celebrating our students’ years of hard work! Stay safe. During your time on campus we encourage you to: 1. Wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently; 2. Cover coughs; 3. Refrain from touching faces or other surfaces. 4. Wear a mask. 5. Don’t attend if you are not feeling well and/or have a temperature; 6. Remain 6 feet apart from others 7. Submit to any wellness protocols established by the district for participation in school activities. Such protocols may include, but may not be limited to, temperature screening upon entry to any school facility, property, or event.
Summer Conditioning and sports workouts for both High School and Junior High will not be held until further notice. We hope to begin those workouts again soon!
What we know for USD #346 on July 8, 2020 Kansas is in the Top 14 in the nation for having both the fewest restrictions and the fastest coronavirus spread. Linn County has had 18 confirmed cases and currently has 5 active cases. Covid-19 data shows that there is a 2% death rate and an 11% chance of hospitalization if you are infected with the coronavirus. A hospital bill for being on a ventilator for three weeks can exceed 1 million dollars. Graduation is still planned for July 18th at 9:30 AM. We believe we can keep everyone safe by social distancing and wearing masks if need be. We have several plans prepared for that day (inside-both gyms and overflow areas, outside, or even a drive-in graduation if need be). We will monitor the county numbers and decide closer to Graduation day what works best for our situation. Please check our website and/ or Facebook page prior to attending graduation for last minute information. We will continue to ask everyone to follow these practices while attend school functions: 1. Wash hands frequently; 2. Cover coughs; 3. Refrain from touching faces or other surfaces unless required for the school activity; 4. Wear a mask unless the school activity does not accommodate this precaution, as determined by the district administration and as directed by the school activity coach/sponsor; 5. Don’t attend if you are not feeling well and/or have a temperature; 6. Remain 6 feet apart from other students and staff whenever the school activities allow; 7. Submit to any wellness protocols established by the district for participation in school activities. Such protocols may include, but may not be limited to, taking the student’s temperature upon entry to any school facility, property, or event. Prom- After much consideration and visiting with educational, medical, legal, and county staff members we are making the tough decision to cancel Prom which was scheduled for July 25th. We are most disappointed for the students, but also apologetic to the parents who have bought dresses and ordered tuxes. Beginning of school- The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) will be sharing recommendations and guidelines for educational practices and safety of students and staff on July 16th. Our administrative team will meet on that day and adjust our current plans to hopefully adopt best practices for our students, staff, and community. Prior to or during the week of July 20th we will send out another round of surveys so you may have a voice in the overall plan.
There will be NO conditioning and volleyball on Tuesday, July 7th, but instead makes plans to attend Girls Basketball camp, Monday-Wednesday, July 6-8th. Conditioning and volleyball will resume on Thursday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Update - The USD 346 administration is very concerned with the increase in Covid-19 infections in Kansas. While we have not changed our plans for the July 18 Graduation as of yet, please check our communication platforms frequently in case we do have need to make such a change. Due to the nature of our planned Prom, we are questioning the ability to ensure student safety during such an event and will be making a decision in the next few days as to whether we will proceed with Prom. We apologize for the uncertainty, but will do our best to keep our students safe during the pandemic. We will update frequently through our communication portals.
Parents and Students: Today (6-30-2020) is the last day of our Summer Breakfast and Lunch program. A special thank you to food service workers, bus drivers, and other essential staff that produced and delivered nearly 4500 meals a week since late March. We are blessed to have so many caring people work for our school district. As for the future, the administrative staff and I have been working on 3 different plans to begin school in August. Which plan we use will depend upon the trend of COVID-19 cases closer to the first day of school which is scheduled for August 13th. The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) will be sharing recommendations and guidelines for educational practices and safety of students and staff on July 16th. Our administrative team will meet on that day and adjust our current plans to hopefully adopt best practices for our students, staff, and community. Prior to or on the week of July 20th we will send out another round of surveys so you may have a voice in the overall plan. Currently, we still plan to have graduation July 18th at 9:30 am at the JLHS gym and we hope to provide enough space where everyone is able to social distance. Right now, masks will be strongly encouraged unless COVID-19 cases start to neutralize or worsen closer to graduation day. Finally, I have been asked to encourage all of you to participate in the 2020 Census and share why it Is Critical for Our Children’s Future. The talking points are listed below: • it is so critical to count everyone – especially our children – in the 2020 Census. • The census determines each state’s representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and helps decision-makers in Washington, D.C., Topeka and Linn County determine how to allocate funds for programs that serve children – including those we are proud to teach – in our community and other small towns. • Counting everyone in your household, including children, ensures they will be included in the 2020 Census. This is important because census statistics help determine funding for the next 10 years for new schools and programs such as special education, teacher training, rural education, Head Start and nutrition assistance. Yet young children are among the populations historically undercounted in the census. So please be sure to count all children in your household, including babies born on or before April 1. If we do not count everyone, our area could lose critical funding for programs, including those that support education, for the next decade. • By now you will have received information about how to fill out the 2020 Census. You are encouraged to respond promptly at my2020census.gov, by calling 1-844-330-2020 or by mail. • So far, 50.7% of the households in Linn County have responded, but we need to count everyone. Help ensure our children count and that we are taking this important step to shape their future.
JLHS GRADUATION UPDATE We are still planning on an indoor ceremony on July 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM in the JLHS gym. Graduates have a meeting and practice scheduled for Thursday July 16 at 7:00 PM. That meeting is also to be held in the JLHS gym. Please note that all plans are subject to change according to County and Local Health guidelines. Should a change be necessary, updated plans will be communicated as soon as possible.
View our JLHS Class of 2020 Scholarship Recognition video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=717169602418803
Girls Basketball Skills at JLHS: Starting on Monday June 22 all girls grades 7-12 are invited to attend skills workouts every Monday at 7:00 PM through July. Basketball Camp will be July 6-8 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
2020 JLHS Prom is now set!!! On Saturday July 25, the Junior Class of 2020 will be hosting this formal event at the Mound City 4-H building with walk-in starting at 7:00 PM and the dance from 8:00 - 11:00 PM. If you were a junior or senior this past year, please watch your school email for important information concerning this event. More announcements to come as we get closer to July 25.
It’s time to start Summer Workouts! YIPPEE! We are looking forward to seeing you at our first week of conditioning, June 9th and June 11th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We will be making some modifications from our usual early morning/weight room format to keep everyone safe and healthy, but we are excited about the opportunity to get together and work on getting faster and stronger. This workout is for ANY GIRL that wants to come, 7th-12th grades, and ANY sport! Here are some things to keep in mind: 1. If you are sick, have a temperature, or believe you have been exposed, please stay home. 2. We will be limiting groups to 15 or less, but don’t worry, we will have a coach to lead your group. 3. Bring your own water bottle. NO SHARING of water bottles will be allowed. Come see us on Tuesday at 6:00 AT THE TRACK for a great workout and some even better friendships! If you have questions, please call Christa Holt at (620)-224-0208.
Parents and Students - Please be aware that our state activities association has updated the Pre-Participation Physical document that is used for participation in sporting events. The new form has additional sections that require student and parent signatures. The new form must be used by all students who plan on participating in extracurricular sports during the 2020/2021 school year. You may obtain this form on the KSHSAA website or pick up a copy at JLHS main office. www.kshsaa.org
Information regarding 2020 Driver Education can be found at the following link: https://www.usd346.org/o/jayhawk-usd-346/page/driver-education-2020
ATTENTION 7-12 STUDENTS and GUARDIANS. JLHS Yearbooks are still for sale. You may purchase one by contacting the high school office at 913-795-2224 or through the Josten’s weblink below. The price is $45 without tax. The Josten’s link is: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A02674700
Reminder: iPad Check in is Tomorrow from 1pm to 7pm and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm at JLHS. Students please review your email for more details.
USD #346 Student, Parents, and Staff. Today is May 22nd and marks the end of the school year for most students and staff. Over the past several weeks 97% of our students have engaged in our continuous learning program that has allowed those students to receive course credit and for our seniors -- a high school diploma! Disappointingly, that leaves 3% of students who chose not to do any work after constant communication and pleas from the teachers and administration. This is typical data of the regular school year. Students, if you have a parent who insisted that you complete your school work, you are blessed to have that type of support and care at home (you may not understand that yet). We shared recently that Graduation for the seniors will be July 18th @ 9:30 a.m. at the JLHS football stadium. Food Service deliveries and carline will remain running for everyone who has been receiving them through June 30th (normal times and locations). If you do NOT wish to receive meals in June, please call our office at 913-795-2247 or email Carla Leavitt at: firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise, we will keep providing meals to your child like we have for the past 9 weeks. You do not need to call if you would like to continue receiving meals at the bus stops or carline. There will be no meal deliveries on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Buses will be rolling again on Tuesday, May 26 and carline will be open Wednesday May 27th. For everyone- now more than ever, I appreciate supportive parents, hard-working students, and our staff members. It has been rewarding to observe our staff working with your child in alternative ways while displaying patience and care. On behalf of the Board of Education and Staff: we can’t wait until August 13th to see the smiling faces of our students for the 2020-2021 school year. Royce Powelson Ed.D Superintendent
A video message from our Jayhawk Elementary Staff: https://www.facebook.com/jayhawksports/videos/560854371526461/
Thursday May 21 is the final day of our continuous learning program. Please turn in all work by the end of the day on that day. If you are experiencing problems, please inform your teacher or call the main office at JLHS. Have a great summer!!
Jayhawk Linn Continuous Learning program ends this week. Please complete and turn in all assignments to ensure that your teachers have ample time to grade and record your work. Failing students are encouraged to contact your teacher as soon as possible.
Cruise Night Route will be 3rd Street, Main Street, 7 Highway, Locust Street.
JLHS "Cruise Night" is scheduled for Friday, May 15th from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Wash and wax your best set of wheels and join us as we Cruise Mound City and honor our graduates here at the end of school. We ask that students and families adhere to social distancing guidelines and recommendations for the event.
JLHS Graduation scheduled for July 18 at 9:30 AM. Our hope is that the Governor's Ad Astra Plan has progressed sufficiently for us to hold a traditional graduation ceremony that morning. We also understand that due to the later date, conflicts may arise with graduates expected to report for military commitments. Graduates that may experience scheduling conflicts with the July 18 date are encouraged to contact Shawn Thomas at JLHS.
Parents, if you could please complete the USD 346 Continuous Learning survey for each child at the following link, it would be appreciated. https://forms.gle/gQ533A433UG3ZnCZA
A video for our Spring Senior athletes: https://www.facebook.com/jayhawksports/videos/791339401399406/
SENIOR SURVEY by Kansas State Department of Education- In response to the closing of school buildings due to the pandemic, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) has partnered with a group of senior high school students across the state to discuss ways in which the Class of 2020 could be honored during the month of May. While high schools across the state are recognizing their graduates in a variety of ways, this group of senior leaders wanted to identify a special statewide program or initiative organized by members of the Class of 2020 to honor their senior year, which was cut short. Ideas have ranged from a statewide social media campaign to some sort of civic engagement activity that all seniors would take part in on a specified day. Please answer the survey below by adding your best idea or ideas on how that could happen while also adhering to state and/or county restrictions due to COVID-19. Your idea might be the one selected for a statewide recognition of the Class of 2020. Kansas HS Class of 2020 Survey We appreciate you taking time to share your idea(s) and to honor your fellow graduating seniors in Kansas. Please submit your response by Friday, May 8th, at noon. Thank you,
The JLHS Stuco and Leadership class made this video in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lg9V2uToRrbEp16GL3PwoLjjvd77pOip/view?usp=sharing
On Thursday May 7, 2020, JLHS will be paying tribute to the lost Spring activity seasons by turning on the stadium lights at JLHS and at the city baseball/softball fields. The lights will turn on at 8:20 PM (2020 military time) and will remain on for 20 minutes and 20 seconds. Students and parents are encouraged to drive through the parking lots of one or both locations and honk their horn. Please note that students and parents are to maintain social distancing guidelines and not exit their vehicle.
Celebrate the Class of 2020 Jayhawks by nominating your favorite senior for a $2500 Scholarship. Click the link below by midnight Thursday, April 30 and take a few minutes to fill out a short nomination. Let's give our seniors a chance for some extra college scholarship $$$. https://www.kansasstatetreasurer.com/sas.html
It was a rainy Earth Day but our JES teachers celebrated from their various locations today and wanted to share their shirts and smiling faces with our Jayhawk students! Stay strong Jayhawks! Parents- If you are looking for outdoor activities to engage your kids in, check out this link- https://confidentparentsconfidentkids.org/ More Parent Resources coming soon under our COVID19 button.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jayhawk Linn's Class of 2020 Governor's Scholar- Mr. Aidan Schneider! https://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/Communications/GovScholars%202020.pdf?ver=2020-04-16-075010-057×tamp=1587056863542
Parents and students 4-17-2020. We are making some small changes to our food service deliveries. Hopefully, these changes will make receiving your meals more convenient and keep everyone safer. Effective Monday April 20th we will deliver meals twice a week (Mondays and Tuesdays) instead of 4 days a week. Monday routes will remain the same, but, will deliver a full week of meals (5 breakfast and 5 lunch) to the bus stops which will eliminate the need to have a meal delivery on Thursday. Tuesday bus routes will also remain the same and those kids will also receive a full week of meals and not have a delivery on Friday. Car-line will still run on Wednesdays at JES from 11 am to noon. In conclusion, beginning the week of April 20th there will be NO Thursday or Friday bus deliveries for the remainder of the school year.
Jayhawk Nation Parents— here is another way to support our Class of 2020 seniors. Cost is $11.60 for one side or $16.28 for both sides. Please contact Raquel Beltz at Linn County News. 913.352.6235 or email: email@example.com
Our communication goal for each Wednesday is to feature a resource to assist students & parents as we adjust to this new world of Continuous Learning. Today's resource was recommended by our counselors & social worker and brought to you by the website- www.actionforhappiness.org.
Class of 2020 seniors and FORMER Jayhawk grads who received the Wayne Miller Scholarship- Do not forget new applications and renewals are due THIS Wednesday, April 15- Send to address on the scholarship application and be sure the envelope is postmarked by April 15- Scholarship applications can be found at www.usd346.org- Click on JLHS and then Scholarships.
Seniors and Senior Parents: Please be aware of the ZOOM meeting every Tuesday at 8:00PM - Important information for Seniors including Scholarship information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXkCYUMAoeY
Reminder: There will be no food service deliveries to our students tomorrow Friday April 10th or Monday April 13th. Students of USD 346 should have received a full week of meals at their last pick up to cover these days.
Parents and Students 4-8-2020. We need your help to keep our kids safe and slow down the spread of COVID-19. Most of you are doing an awesome job of staying at home so we can get back to normalcy quicker. Some of you still believe this will not impact your life or a loved one even if you are a carrier of the virus. USD 346 has been working closely with the Linn County Sheriffs office to report any student gatherings that are not a part of the stay home order. Attached you will find overview of the Kansas Stay Home order, please take heed to these guidelines written by our Health officials. We are blessed to live in a community where Law Enforcement, Health Officials and Schools work closely with one another to keep families safe.
Junior High and High School Parents who would like access to Schoology platform please email our technology help desk. They will send instructions for setting up your account. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors- Be sure to check your Schoology account for IMPORTANT Scholarship/Senior Zoom mtg info from Mr. Kramer.
JES students completing paper packet assignments are asked to email pictures of completed work to teachers. For those who can not email pics, a drop box for finished paper packets is located outside of the JES office. Make sure student name is on all papers and the envelope.
Thanks to all of you for your efforts this week. I am very proud of our staff for their work. I am very proud of the students who rolled up their sleeves and got to work, and very thankful to all of our parents and patrons for your patience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zei1fG2HTc&t=75s
Parents and students 4-3-2020. This week we fed over 4000 meals to the children of our district. Teachers have rolled out learning for your students and we are desperately trying to find a "new normal" for school. As for food service about 3 to 5 families a day who "missed the bus". If you know you are not going to be present to get your meals please call the school and cancel your order for that day. We expect your child to be at the bus stop on time and should not have to call or honk the horn before they come out of the house. Educationally, we expect all students to participate in the continuous learning opportunities offered by the district to the fullest extent possible, without placing additional burdens and hardships on our families. If you have trouble with connectivity or understanding assignments please email or call our staff and we will gladly assist students and families overcome barriers and obstacles. On the lighter side, one student recently asked me, "do you really expect us to do our assignments?" My answer, "only if you want to pass your class and graduate".
Attention high school & junior high parents and guardians. Please read this message at the following link from JLHS yearbook staff. https://5il.co/emno
Parents and Students 3-30-2020. Today was a great day of caring for the children of USD #346 by our staff. Teachers have been busy getting Continuous Learning Plans ready for your child. Meanwhile, food service, bus drivers, and classified staff prepared and delivered over 425 meals. As a reminder on food deliveries - we can NOT touch anything on your property. To keep social distance and keep our employees safe we cannot ring your doorbell, put meals in your cooler, in your trunk, in your mailbox, or in the seat of your car (today's requests). Thank you for understanding why we cannot touch a surface you have touched. Buses M2, M4, M7, and 3 suburbans will travel their routes tomorrow with over 600 meals. Wednesday is curb side pick up in the JES teachers parking lot (bus loop) and will have about 900 meals served on that day. Reminder: curb side pick up of meals is every Wednesday 11 to noon...
JLHS Continuous Learning Plan has started rolling out to students. Please be patient with us as we are in uncharted territory. Please understand that each teacher faces unique challenges based upon his or content and the needs of the class being rolled out. Our intent is to release material and classwork slowly so as to not overwhelm students who are also facing a reality unlike anything they are familiar with. We know that what works for one student or family may not work for others and that we will need time and communication to get those plans in place for everyone. Teachers and staff have your best interest at heart. They want to help you and they want you to succeed. Feel free to communicate issues or concerns with your teacher or with Mr. Thomas and Mr. Holt. We WILL get through these tough times by working together.
Continuous Learning Plans will roll out this week. Expect initial contact from teachers by this Friday April 3rd. Initial contact may not contain assignments. Please be patient as teachers test communication platforms and check on students before assignments are handed out. Stay Safe!
I hope all of you are safe and sound! Here is another video update to end the week with. Huge shoutout to the staff at JLHS and JLJHS! Everybody stepped up huge this week and helped make our Continuous Learning Plans a reality!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o9CpQ011i0
Parents and Students 3-27-2020. Good afternoon - we have some meal delivery information for those of you that signed up. If your child rides Bus #3, 5, 6, or 8 (and you signed up) they will receive their meals at the bus stop on Monday and Thursday of each week. If your child rides #2, 4, or 7 (and you signed up) they will receive their meals on Tuesday and Friday. Buses will leave school by 11:30 each day so please be at your child's bus stop after that (you probably have a general idea how many minutes it takes to get from school to your bus stop). We will deliver some meals by suburban (on Tuesday and Friday for those who signed up) and we will try to notify you if this involves your family. Wednesday, we will run the "pick up" line for food at JES from 11 am to noon. Please drive through the teachers parking lot located on the east side of the school (off of 5th street), you will find us by the tan colored building beside the playground. If you have questions please call Carla Leavitt 913-795-2247
Parents and Students 3-26-2020. We have NEW lunch delivery information for you. It appears we will feed over 350 children breakfast and lunches. We will deliver meals to approximately 300 students. Around 150 (or 1/2) will receive 6 meals (3 breakfast, 3 lunch) on Monday and will receive 4 meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch) on Thursday of each week. The other half will receive 6 meals on Tuesday and 4 meals on Friday. We will share information soon to when you can expect your bus driver to deliver meals to your bus stop. Wednesday will be our car line pick up at JES (it appears we have around 50 signed up for this option) our plan is to give each of these children 10 meals (5 breakfast and 5 lunch) to last until the next Wednesday. At this time it is impossible for us to accommodate taking meals to 2 different places for divorce or childcare situations, we will request that parents in these scenarios come in on Wednesday to receive their child's meals for a week. Many parents and students used our drive through service today to pick up their child's belongings and received a lunch if they requested it. I would like to clarify if you picked up a lunch today we will not have one prepared for you tomorrow. Car lines at JES and JLHS open at noon again tomorrow, please come as early as possible. We hope to get into a routine soon and all of this will hopefully feel more normal. If you have any questions concerning food service please call Carla Leavitt at our district office 913-795-2247. Thank you!
The Republican Women’s Senior Brunch scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.
JLHS Seniors - Please check your Schoology Class of 2020 accounts for very important information regarding your graduation credits and SCHOLARSHIPS. Mr. Kramer will keep you updated so begin making it a habit to continue to check into your Class of 2020 Schoology account at the very least weekly if not daily. Remember you can always reach out to Mr. Kramer's e-mail email@example.com.
The latest update on our Continuous Learning Efforts. Information concerning pick up of personal items and initial contact from your teachers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmgQKPuaxAg
Parents and Students 3-25-2020 - we are getting closer to Monday's roll out of continuous learning and delivery of meals for some our students. We need to share first that we do not monitor social media (facebook for most of you), if you have a question call your child's school. Thursday (26th) and Friday (27th) afternoon (noon to 5 pm) we will load your students personal belongings and provide a meal (for those who signed up) at curb side service of both buildings. Refer to yesterdays announcement for car line information. As I shared prior if these times do not work for you, call your child's school and we will gladly arrange a time for you to pick up their belongings. Thanks again for your patience and understanding during these changing times.
Student and Parents - Today 3-24-2020 we made calls home to complete survey information and still have a few to go. Because of the quick work of staff members, pick up of your students personal belongings will begin Thursday at noon to 5:00 pm at both buildings. Friday afternoon (same time) we will also be available to pick up items. JES parents will use the carline and loop around to the front office area. High School will use the bus loading zone and stop by the front entrance. For those who signed up for lunch and breakfast we intend to have meals ready for you also. We will provide more guidance tomorrow. Please remain patient and flexible as we go through changing times together.
Here is a short video message concerning JLHS and our efforts at providing a continuous learning opportunity for students during these trying times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cERTj47DRKQ
Students and Parents- reminder this is planning week for our staff and moving to online and packet learning will require some patience and flexibility. Administration and Building leadership teams discussed today how teachers and staff members could deliver instruction through 3 teaching strategies, 1. Face to Face (10 students or less- 6 foot apart) 2. On-Line learning 3. Packet learning. We also sent out a survey to all parents today. Tuesday, we hope to make some phone calls home to people who did not answer the survey. Wednesday, we will bring back all certified staff to visit and plan instruction for students and start making contact with students and parents. Thursday, we will bring back the classified staff to work with certified and help bag up all of the students personal belongings to be picked up on Friday. We hope to have a "car line" at both JES and JLHS with meals (for those who request them on the survey) ready for parents to "pick up” with their students belongings (hours of operation on Friday will be determined soon). If you are unable to pick up your students belongings on Friday we will communicate a time that will work for you. During this time we will ask that you practice social distancing and wash your hands often. Children are not allowed in our buildings this week.
Reminder: there is No School for students next week March 23rd through the 27th. Please look at our live feed on our website or our facebook page for more information.
Reminder: there is No School for students next week March 23rd through the 27th. On Monday, March 23rd we will release a survey to gather information of your Internet capabilities in your home. We will also ask if you would like free breakfast and lunch delivered for your child. We are working on a plan to complete your students final weeks of school. We will use 3 delivery strategies to provide continuous learning: 1) take-home learning packets 2) online learning and 3) Limited face-to-face instruction. Please continue to monitor our website, district app, and/or district facebook page for the latest updates. Finally, questions have surfaced concerning your child’s personal belongings and medications in the school. For medications, our school nurse will contact you to set up a time to meet at school and pick up medications. Access to your child’s belongings may occur the week of March 30th, if access to buildings is still allowed by our health agencies. We realize this is an unprecedented time, working together we will accomplish success.
Click the following link to read our March 17, 2020 School Update. https://www.usd346.org/article/213289?org=jayhawk-usd-346
As you have probably heard, Governor Kelly has closed all public schools for the remainder of the semester. USD 346 and Jayhawk Linn High School/Junior High is committed to developing a positive plan for our students to continue their educational program this semester. District administration and staff will be meeting soon to develop and implement that plan. Please be patient as we traverse a very complex and unprecedented situation.
Under recommendation from state and county health officials as well as guidance from the Kansas State High School Activities Association, JLHS is to remain closed for the week of March 16-22. This includes all activities and sports practices. It also includes access to building facilities. Hopefully, we will be able to continue our programs and activities soon.
Reminder: USD 346 Spring Break is March16-20. No School.
KSDE Commissioner of Education issues guidance to school districts regarding COVID-19 https://www.ksde.org/Home/Quick-Links/News-Room/commissioner-of-education-issues-guidance-to-school-districts-regarding-covid-19-1
Jayhawk-Linn High School Play - Over The River And Through The Woods - Performances: Sunday March 8th at 2:00 pm Dessert Theater - $5 Adults $3 Students Monday March 9th - 7:00 pm Final showing $4 Adults $2 Students 10 and under free for all performances
PreK and Kindergarten Music Program tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the JES Gym. Please park on school property. Extra parking available behind the school.
Reminder for Jayhawk USD 346. No school Friday, February 28, 2020.
To follow the JLHS wrestlers at State here are a couple of links: http://openspacessports.com/wp/live-broadcasts/ and https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=511460132
HS Girls substate starts March 2 @ Uniontown - 7:00 pm. Complete bracket --> http://www.kshsaa.org/public/ScoreCenter/Brackets/Basketball/2ASub-State.cfm?Activity=2&WeekID=4538
HS Boys substate starts March 3 @ JLHS - 7:00 pm. Complete bracket --> http://www.kshsaa.org/public/ScoreCenter/Brackets/Basketball/2ASub-State.cfm?Activity=2&WeekID=4495
Just a reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are tonight and Thursday night starting at 4:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
JLHS Freshmen Parents- Stop by Mr. Kramer’s table during Parent-Teacher Conferences this Tuesday or Thursday evening between 4:00-8:00 to pick up your student’s PreACT results.
Congratulations to our Jayhawk STATEBOUND wrestlers- Trace Compton, Corbin White, Brody White, and Lane Thompson and their coaches Brett Kramer and Jarod Avery! Senior Brody White was also chosen as Regional Wrestler of the Year. These wrestlers will compete in Hays, Kansas, next Friday and Saturday.
SENIOR basketball players, cheerleaders, choir, and Scholars Bowl members and their parents will be recognized after tonight's Varsity Girls basketball game, prior to the beginning of the Boys Varsity basketball game.
Student led Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for February 25 and 27 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Conferences are designed to allow student to present career interests and plans for after graduation. Please plan on attending to learn more about your student’s plans for the future
Junior Parents: We did great last Friday at our Silent Auction, so we are going to try it again! We will be having another silent auction this Friday at the home Basketball games against Altoona. Please bring donations of food, gifts, gift cards, etc. for auction to the public. Also, we will be selling Chicken Wraps at the ball game to raise money for our After Prom Activities. If you have some time that evening, we are in need of workers to make and sell chicken wraps. Please e-mail Christa Holt to get a spot. The work schedule is as follows: 4:00-6:30 - 3 workers, 6:30-8:00 - 3 workers.
The 2020-2021 Jayhawk USD 346 district calendar has been approved. Click the following link to view https://5il.co/d35y
Arts Society will be serving pasta, bread, cookie and a drink at the Pleasanton game tomorrow night. Proceeds will help send students on class and club field trips.
Reminder: No School for Jayhawk USD 346 on Presidents' Day Monday, February 17, 2020.
The JLHS JV Wrestling team will NOT be participating in the JV Wrestling tournament at Burlington tomorrow, February 15.
Congratulations to Jayhawk Linn Wrestlers and to Coach Kramer for winning the Three Rivers League wrestling championship!
The Linn County Spelling Bee scheduled for today at Pleasanton Elementary School has been RESCHEDULED for February 26 at 9:45- Pleasanton Elementary Gym.
Attention Junior Parents: The Junior Class will be hosting a silent auction to raise money for After Prom activities during the basketball games on Friday night. We are looking for donations of Food, Baked Goods, Gifts, Gift Cards, etc. to auction. Please be thinking of items you can donate to raise money for the After Prom Activities. Bring auction items to school on Friday or before the games begin on Friday evening. We are also doing a Yankee Candle fundraiser, so be looking for order forms within the next week and get out there and sell! If you have questions, please e-mail Christa Holt.
Basketball @ Arma tonight. JV Girls - 4:00 followed by JV Boys (2qtrs). Varsity Girls - 6:00 followed by Varsity Boys
No School today February 5th as we are in a Winter Weather Warning!
Reminder: Late Start Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Everything runs 2 hours late. All doors open for students at 9:30 a.m.
Congratulations to the Junior High Scholar’s Bowl A team who kicked off their season last night with a 1st place finish at the Uniontown tournament.
Due to the possibility of winter weather, the start time for HS Basketball at Uniontown will move to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, January 28.
JES Super Bowl Spirit Week! GO CHIEFS! JANUARY 28: MAHOMES TUESDAY – WEAR A HEADBAND. JANUARY 29: WARM-UP WEDNESDAY – WEAR A SWEATSHIRT, SWEATPANTS. JANUARY 30: TAILGATE THURSDAY – WEAR A HAT AND/OR SUNGLASSES. JANUARY 31: RED FRIDAY – WEAR YOUR CHIEFS GEAR OR ALL RED.
JLHS- Chiefs Super Bowl Spirit Week! Mahomes MONDAY- Wear headband / hair in Mohawk Tyreek TUESDAY- Wear anything Cheetah Winning WEDNESDAY- Wear KC gear Tailgate THURSDAY- Wear hat / sunglasses RED FRIDAY!!!!! Wear Red / Chiefs Gear Class Participation Prize on Friday!
No school today Jan 24th due to poor road conditions.
Reminder: No School Monday, January 20, for Jayhawk USD 346.
High School Basketball Games cancelled for tonight, Rescheduled for February 25th
Due to forecasted icy conditions. There will be No School tomorrow January 17th.
Due to the forecasted winter weather for tomorrow, Jan. 17, we will be running our 2 hour late start schedule. Everything will run 2 hours late. We will send another announcement out in the morning by 8am as to whether the late start is still in session or if school will be cancelled for the day.
High School basketball Varsity games times have been moved to 5:15 start tomorrow night. Varsity girls will start at 5:15 not 6:00.
Congratulations to our 2020 Jayhawk Spelling Bee winners!!! Jayhawk Elementary Spelling Bee Winners: Anastasia Encinas Brady Felt Josiah Haen Jayhawk Linn Junior High Spelling Bee Winners: Zachary Knemeyer Kenna Neill Neveah Culbertson These students will participate in the Linn County Spelling Bee on February 12, 2020, in the Pleasanton High School Gymnasium beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Varsity wrestling tournament at Burlington for Saturday has been cancelled due to expected winter weather conditions.
JV Basketball tournament scheduled for tomorrow at Central Heights has been cancelled due to expected winter weather conditions.
School resumes for all students in USD346 on Tuesday, January 7. Teacher In-Service will be on Monday, January 6. Students enjoy your last day of winter break!
Open gym for any Junior High girls basketball players tonight at 6-7:30pm
JR High Boys basketball will have practice on December 30th from 9:30-11am at the High School
The high school basketball games scheduled for tonight against Marmaton Valley have been rescheduled for February 3.
Due to icy road conditions there will be No School tomorrow December 17th. Please be safe!
Due to the weather the junior high basketball games at Marmaton Valley tonight have been cancelled.
Due to icy road conditions and forecasted snow for tomorrow there will be no school for Jayhawk USD 346. Please be safe!
PTO Dinner w/Santa Saturday, December 14, JES Cafeteria 4:30 - 7 p.m. Silent auction 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. $5/person 3 and under free. Santa will be there! Volunteers needed from 4 p.m. - cleanup.
PTO Dinner w/Santa Saturday, December 14, JES Cafeteria 4:30 - 7 p.m. Silent auction 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. $5/person 3 and under free. Santa will be there! Volunteers needed from 4 p.m. - cleanup.
Rockin' Hawks Choir and 5th/6th Band Concert tonight at 6:30 p.m. at JES. Extra parking is available behind JES.
JES Band and Choir Concert Monday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available on the east side and behind JES. Please park on JES property.
JLHS boys basketball parents meeting starting at 9:30 Saturday Morning followed by open scrimmage
High School girls basketball parents meeting tonight at 6:00 in Ms. Long’s room
High School football awards night Tuesday the 19th at 6:30 in auditorium, refreshments after.
JLHS students- The deadline to register for the Saturday, December 14, 2019, ACT test given at Jayhawk-Linn is this Friday, November 8 by midnight. Register at www.act.org. Click on https://www.usd346.org/article/151687?org=jayhawk-usd-346 to see if you should take the test.
USD 346 Reminder: No School Friday, November 1st for teacher in-service.
JES Parents: Please dress students in warm clothes to wear under their costumes. We are planning to parade as scheduled.
Jayhawk football game time at Silver Lake has been changed to a 5:00 start time on Thursday
Jayhawk-Linn football will play Thursday at Silver Lake 7:00
The winter sports schedules have been posted! While using the app on a phone, go to the athletics section, pick your sport, locate the event, and you will be able to pull up turn-by-turn directions to the location of the event.
USD 346 Reminder: No School Friday, October 25.
USD 346 Reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences are tonight and Thursday night.
USD 346 Reminder: Late Start Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Everything runs 2 hours late. All doors open for students at 9:30 a.m.
Junior High Football and Volleyball at Colony are going by to be played tonight as scheduled
The Cross Country meet at Pleasanton has been cancelled. The meet will not be rescheduled due to conflicts.
USD 346 Reminder: Jayhawk Elementary picture retakes are Wednesday, October 9. Retakes are only for elementary students on this date.
Junior High Volleyball starts at 4pm tonight at home with an inter squad scrimmage, followed by B team and A team matches against Yates Center starting at 5pm.
The cross country meet scheduled for today has been postponed, the make up date is scheduled for Monday Oct. 7th
Schedule change: Junior High Volleyball at Marmaton Valley starts at 5pm tonight. 7th grade Junior High football starts at 6pm
The JV football game vs Humboldt scheduled for Monday has been cancelled
Jayhawk Junior High Parents traveling to southeast cherokee tonight be sure to enter the old building on the west so you pay junior high entry fees. Cherokee is hosting high school volleyball also and will be charging the higher price entry fees at the entrance of the newer gym on the east.
USD 346 Reminder: Late Start Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Everything runs 2 hours late. All doors open for students at 9:30 a.m.
Jayhawks Win in triple overtime 20-14 over rival Pleasanton! Great game and crowds loud on both sides!
Overtime at Jayhawk 14-14
End of 3rd quarter Jayhawk still leads 14-0
Jayhawk Football with a 14-0 lead at halftime over Pleasanton!
At the end of the 1st quarter Jayhawk 14 Pleasanton 0
JV football game vs Uniontown has been cancelled
Jayhawk football update, 38-8 4th quarter
Jayhawk football with a 30-0 lead at half!
Jayhawk Football with a 6-0 lead at Uniontown!
Jr. High Volleyball sweeps Pleasanton! Football game is delayed and will finish Monday night starting at 5:00
No JV football game tonight, it has been cancelled
7th grade volleyball completes the sweep and defeats PV! 8th grade falls to PV to end the day! Good job to both teams!
7th and 8th grade both win again, both defeating Central Heights!
7th and 8th grade Volleyball with wins over Osawatomi to start the day! Great job girls!
Jayhawk football with the win on opening night 48-0 over Yates Center!
The JV Football game scheduled for October 14 at NE-Arma has been changed to an 8-man game at Colony-Crest. Same date and time.
Reminder: No school Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 and Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, for USD 346. All school photos will be taken Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
The fall athletic schedules have been updated! You can now go to the Athletics section of our app and get turn-by-turn directions right to the location of the event!
Jayhawk USD 346 - Monday, August 12 is Parent-Teacher Conferences and Open House in the district. Staff available from 12:00 pm - 8:00pm on Monday.
Students and parents enrolled in dual credit college math classes there will be an informational meeting in Kevin Spencer’s room Monday August 12th at 5:30
JLHS 9-12 students who wish to make a schedule change can now do it by visiting the following link- https://forms.gle/WccrkydhoKCaMSHm7 JLHS Counselor Brett Kramer will get back with you as soon as possible and will be available at enrollment to discuss any questions or concerns you have regarding your schedule.
Enrollment for USD 346 is at Jayhawk-Linn High School Wednesday, July 31, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm and Thursday, August 1, 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Unfortunately due to multiple issues boys basketball camp has been cancelled for the week.
Don’t forget High School boys basketball team camp this week! 5:00-7:00 Monday-Thursday, starting tonight come get some work done!
Junior High Football Camp 8-10am Tomorrow thru Thursday this week! Kirk Holt has extra forms for anyone that needs one.
Congratulations to Emilie Nation on being named 1st team all state in class 1-2A softball! #237
Reminder: Children ages 1-18 can eat free at the elementary cafeteria from 12:00-12:30 pm Monday-Friday. Please enter through the east doors of the cafeteria. For a complete menu, check out the dining section on our website or app.
Junior High Boys Weights begins tomorrow morning June 4th at 8-9:30am Incoming 7th and 8th grade boys meet at High School Front entrance.
High School Boys Basketball Camp will be held the week of July 15th-19th from 5:00-7:00
Kate Dawson with an amazing State Track meet, adding to her 3rd place finish and school record time in the mile, she just finished her season with a State Championship and school record time in the 800!!! Congrats Kate you earned it!
State track results, Hayden Broyles with a 2nd place Medal in 110H, Kate Dawson with a 3rd place and school record time in the Mile!
Final score JL 10 - Hutch 12
6th inning JL 6 - Hutch 10
End of 5 JL 5 - Hutch 10
Inning 4 JL 3 - Hutchinson 10
Inning 3 JL 3 - Hutch 4
Inning 2 Jayhawk 3 - Hutchinson 1
Game 2 After Inning 1 Jayhawk 3 - Hutchinson Trinity 1
Final JL 0 - C 14
Inning 4 JL 0 - C 14
Inning 3 JL 0- C 11
Inning 2 Jayhawk 0 - Colgan 3
Inning 1 Jayhawk 0 - Colgan 2
Listen to the Colgan live stream of the girls semi-final softball game at this link: https://radio.securenetsystems.net/cwa/index.cfm?stationCallSign=KSHQFM
Jayhawk state softball game delayed 1 hour. 12:00 start time
Final JL 13 - B 7
Inning 6 JL 13 - B 7
Inning 5 JL 10 - B 7
Inning 4 JL 2 - B 7
Inning 3 JL 2 - B 5
Inning 2 Jayhawk 2 - Bluestem 4
After 1 Jayhawk 0 - Bluestem 1
Jayhawk softball warming up for round 1 at state!
HS Girls Basketball Camp: Slight change in the dates. June 24, June 26 and June 27. 6:00-8:00 pm each night.
All Wednesday finals will start 2nd hour tomorrow instead of 4th hour. Check Adaptive Scheduler for details.
Congratulations to our current JLHS students who received certificates from Fort Scott Community College this morning: Construction Trades- Wesley Batcheler and Dylan Fischer; Welding- Clint Barker, Brandon Bownes, James Collins, and Chace Gill. JLHS is proud of your hard work and dedication to these programs and thanks you for piloting them this year for future students. Great job!!!!
Baseball advances to championship game. Congratulations.
Lady Hawks are headed to state!!!
Underclassmen Awards for grades 9-11 will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15 in the JLHS Auditorium.
Jayhawk Regional Baseball has a home game today at 3:00 come out and support the home team!
Jayhawk softball Sweeps Arma 10-0 and 15-0 finishing the regular season 16-2
High school softball games tonight vs Arma are at home with a 5:30 start time
May 3 - JLHS takes two from Heritage Christian baseball tonight. They win game one 8-4 and take the nightcap 9-3.
Please read our post regarding making up missed school days by clicking the following link: https://www.usd346.org/article/108270
The HS softball game at Altoona for today, May 2, has been cancelled
Junior High League Track Meet at Oswego has been cancelled today May 2 and will not be rescheduled
Junior High track has been rescheduled for Thursday
High School baseball, softball, and golf have all been cancelled today.
USD 346: Due to no power in our schools this morning, there is no school today, April 29, 2019.
Jayhawk Softball sweeps Oswego moving to 14-2 on the season!
April 25 - Baseball takes two at home vs Oswego. 14-1 and 12-2.
5th & 6th grade track meet will take place today at 4:00 p.m. at the high school. Parents need to transport their child to the high school.
USD 346 Reminder: Tomorrow is a full day of school with normal start times.
JV baseball games have been cancelled for today.
JV golf today at Linn Valley has been cancelled.
Next year at JLHS, we are offering a new class called Geometry in Construction. Students can take this instead of a traditional geometry class. This video gives a glimpse as to what the class will be like. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Bruner or Mr. Spencer. https://youtu.be/GEHqjT8BF3w
Jayhawk baseball splits at Cherokee moving their overall record to 11-1 on the season!
Softball falls in the nightcap to Cherokee moving their season record to 12-2
Game 1 win at Southeast 14-4!
April 22 - JLHS Baseball falls to SE-Cherokee in game 1, 2-0.
Big thanks to our maintenance guys for their work today on the ball fields allowing baseball and softball to get games in. Thanks Lawrence Spencer and Daryl Gillespie we appreciate it!
Jayhawk Softball finishes the night with a game 2 win 16-1
Jayhawk softball wins game 1 14-4
USD 346 Reminder: There is NO school on Friday, April 19 and Monday April 22, 2019.
Jayhawk Softball moves to 9-1 on the season with a sweep of Uniontown winning game 1 4-2 and game 2 10-4
April 15 - Jayhawk baseball defeated Uniontown 9-2 in the first game and 15-4 in game 2.
Jayhawk Softball with the Sweep of Marmanton Valley, 11-1 and 13-3, Great Job Ladies!
Monday's Baseball and Softball games at Uniontown have changed their start times to 2:30.
Jayhawk falls 5-3 in game 1 at Chetopa, picks up a game 2 win 12-7
SENIORS- Last major local scholarship deadline is NEXT FRIDAY- Turn these scholarships in to Ms. Bruner by noon on April 12 if you want them mailed for you- Linn Democratic Party Scholarship Care to Share Scholarship Wayne and Beula Miller Scholarship- NEW and RENEWALS Mound City Medical Foundation Scholarship Brohan Scholarship Tiera Whitley Scholarship Booster Club Scholarship Teacher Association Scholarship Shattuck Family Scholarship Hewitt-New American Legion Post 248 Scholarship All applications are available at www.usd346.org- Click on JLHS and drop down to Scholarships
Adventures await - Save the date for a Dinner Theatre Fundraiser. Who- JLHS students What- Godfry Gatewood - Murder Mystery When- April 26 & 27- Play/Dinner Theatre- 5:45 - 6:30 dinner - Play 7pm Where- JLHS Auditorium Why- Enjoy a live theatrical performance! Advanced tickets available for April 26 & 27 - Adults $15 / Children (12 - 5) $10 For more information see the flyer at: https://5il.co/74gt
Just a reminder that Silly Sock day is Friday, April 5th, 2019 sponsored by JES STUCO.
No Baseball and Softball games tonight due to weather. Rescheduled for April 30th
The 2019 Jayhawk-Linn Prom is Saturday, April 13, 2019 Pictures at Amphitheater: promptly at 2pm Walk In at 4-H Building: promptly at 7pm After Prom: Students will be bussed from 4-H Building at 11pm to the High School Student will NOT be able to leave unless a PARENT comes to the door to pick them up. NO EXCEPTIONS!! This is for the safety of our students. 2:15am April 14th, students will be bussed back to 4-H Building or allowed to get into vehicle if it is at the high school & be headed home. For more information click here: https://5il.co/74ew
Reminder: Rockin' Hawks Spring Tour Friday, April 12, 2019
Reminder: Spring Pictures in both buildings Wednesday April 3rd.
Lady Jayhawks take game 2, 19-1. 4-0 on the season
Jayhawk softball takes game 1, 17-2
Jayhawk baseball opens the season with two wins over Yates Center!
Jayhawk Softball goes 2-0 to open the season with an 11-6 win in game 2!
Game 1 Jayhawk vs Yates Center final score 8-4 Jayhawk!
Just a reminder that there is No School on Monday, April 1st for Teacher Inservice.
The high school track meet at Central Heights for today has been cancelled.
March 28 - HS Baseball & Softball @ Yates Center - 4:30.
The 2019 JLHS Summer Driver Education Information and application is now available. All paperwork, money, and handbook test must be completed by May 3rd. Click the following link for the form: https://5il.co/71m4
March 20 - FFA will be at Mission Valley