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March 2022

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Important March Dates

Mar 1  SHS (Grade 11) State ACT; LO Culver's Night 4:00-10:00 pm
Mar 2  MELC PTO 5:30 pm
Mar 3  End of Third Quarter; SHS/SMS Choir Concerts 7:00 pm;  WI Art Walk 5:30-7:00 pm
Mar 4  No School - PD Day/Work Day; MELC First Friday Developmental Screenings
Mar 7  EL PTO 7:00 pm; MELC Classroom Photos  
Mar 8  NH PTO 5:30 pm; LO PTO 5:30 pm; EL Pad Night 4:00-8:00 pm
Mar 9  SEB/SMS/SHS District Band Concert 7:00 pm @ SHS; NF PTO/Site Council 5:30 pm
Mar 10  MELC Make and Take Family Engagement Night 5:30 pm; WI Site Council 5:30 pm; WI PTO 6:30 pm
Mar 14  Monday No School - Spring Break
Mar 15  Tuesday No School - Spring Break
Mar 16  Wednesday No School - Spring Break
Mar 17  Thursday No School - Spring Break
Mar 18  Friday No School - Spring Break
Mar 21  Board Meeting 6:00 pm; NH Class Pictures
Mar 23  SHS Site Council 12:00 pm
Mar 24  MELC Site Council 5:30 pm; SMS Play 6:00 pm; SHS Spring Musical 7:00 pm
Mar 25  SMS Play 6:00 pm; SHS Spring Musical 7:00 pm
Mar 26  SHS Spring Musical 7:00 pm
Mar 28  SHS FABC meeting 7:00 pm
Mar 30  SHS Winter Park Send-Off Band Concert 7:00 pm
Mar 31  LO PTO Chili & Bingo Night 5:00-7:00 pm


Superintendent Search Update

After 30 years in public education and six years at Seaman School District, Dr. Steve Noble will be retiring as Superintendent of Schools on June 30, 2022. The board will be engaging in a superintendent search with the assistance of the Kansas Association of School Boards. Check this page to stay updated on the process and opportunities for stakeholder involvement.  

Now Hiring Substitutes!

Substitutes
Have you ever thought about substitute teaching in our district? Give it a whirl!
The Kansas State Board of Education updated criteria in an attempt to help increase the number of substitute teachers available.

If you hold a high school diploma and enjoy working with kids, apply online today! Our HR office can walk you through the process which includes background checks and applying for a sub license. Starting pay is $100 for a full day and $55 for a 1/2 day subbing.

Apply Online: https://seamanschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=538
Questions: 785-575-8602

 


  See Something, Say Something

Our See Something, Say Something reporting tool is now anonymous. This form allows you and others to submit secure, anonymous safety concerns to district officials. This reporting tool is continuously monitored by district staff. If you would like to receive follow-up correspondence you may leave your contact information as well. Reporting observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment help maintain a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff.

After you provide as much information as you have about a safety or security concern, here are the next steps the district follows:

1. A district official reviews your information and replies to your tip if contact info is provided.
2. Your tip is forwarded to the proper administration to begin investigation.
3. You are contacted (if contact info is provided) to provide any follow-up info, if needed.
4. Administration follows through with the investigation and any action steps necessary.

Crime Stoppers is another reporting tool available to Shawnee County residents. Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming fear and apathy. They assist local law enforcement agencies by gathering information through the use of online and mobile tools and encourage community members to volunteer vital information that could lead to the battle against crime.

Call the Anonymous Tip Line at (785) 234-0007 or submit information through their Mobile Application. Tips that lead to a felony arrest are eligible for a cash reward.

See Something, Say Something
www.seamanschools.org/report

Crime Stoppers
(785) 234-0007


Kindergarten Orientation 

Kindergarten Orientation
If you have a child who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2022 and you live in the Seaman School District, please sign up for Kindergarten Orientation.

Sign up for Kindergarten Orientation online or by calling your school. www.seamanschools.org/kindergartenorientation

Elmont Elementary School | 785-286-8450
Logan Elementary School | 785-575-8700
North Fairview Elementary School | 785-286-8500
Northern Hills Elementary School | 785-286-2992
West Indianola Elementary School | 785-286-8550


Preschool Registration

MELC
Mathes Early Learning Center serves an inclusive model of three and four-year-old students, in high quality, half-day & full-day preschool classrooms. Slots are limited. All preschool students in the Seaman School District receive priority preference.
Visit Mathes Early Learning Center online for more information.


Daily COVID Report/Impact

Covid Report
This new resource will be updated daily with reported positive cases by building. Please be patient as our nursing staff works through the daily reported cases before adding to the spreadsheet. This is a live document and updated throughout the day. Dates are noted "not final" when reporting is still in progress.

Click here to view the report.  


Free Breakfast and Lunch

Students are encouraged to take advantage of FREE breakfast and lunch this school year. School meals include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk, and other nutrient dense foods to help keep students ready to learn. Students do not need to be qualified for free or reduced price meals to receive meals at this time at no charge. Free meals are available to every student. 


Lunch Menu

Food
Click here to view the K-6 on-site lunch menu.

Due to nationwide production issues, our district is experiencing shortages and substitutions with our meal planning. This means we may need to make last-minute changes to the published menu.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Now Accepting Transfer Requests

Applications must be submitted each school year for attendance of school outside a student’s residence boundary. Student transfer applications are accepted through July 31. You will be notified in writing of the decision.

Questions? Call 785-575-8600


Severe Weather
Severe weather season is upon us and we would like to share with you our severe weather procedures.

When the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for Shawnee County during school hours, students in all USD 345 buildings will take cover. Administrators have identified safe places for sheltering in all school facilities and conduct severe weather drills during the school year so students know what to expect. No students or staff members will be allowed to leave the shelter area until the warning has expired. For this reason, parents will not be able to pick up their children from school while a warning is underway. School staff members will not be answering the office telephones since they are all required to report to the shelter areas. When necessary, we will keep children at school beyond regular hours if threatening weather approaches.

We realize dangerous weather has the potential to pop up during bus routes. Our bus drivers’ number one priority is to safely deliver each of our students to their proper destination. Bus drivers have been trained to assess and report potential weather conditions and remain in contact with the transportation department throughout their routes. Drivers have protocols in place to quickly, accurately, and efficiently react to severe weather conditions.

When possible, you will receive an email through SchoolMessenger letting you know the students are taking cover. You will receive a second email when the warning has expired and students and school staff are returning to classrooms. The safety of our students is our number one priority and we will keep you notified of procedures, pick-up instructions (if necessary) and other information pertaining to all emergencies.

If you’re not signed up for email through our notification system, SchoolMessenger, please contact your school office to update your contact information.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have questions or concerns.


School Board Meetings

Board Members
Regular board meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm, with the exception of March, which will be held on the third Monday. Regular meetings may be adjourned to another time and place when necessary. Special meetings may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis. 

Regular meetings typically take place at the Seaman Education Center. When meeting locations change, notice is sent out to the public and made available online. Board agendas go live on the Friday afternoon prior to the regular board meeting. 

All regular meetings are streamed live and available on the district's YouTube channel. A recap of the meeting is also made available through the Board Digest

Both in-person and digital public comment are accepted at regular board meetings. The public comment agenda item may be found in the meeting agenda

Remaining regular meetings for the 2021-22 school year:

March 21, 2022
April 11, 2022
May 9, 2022
June 13, 2022


2022-23 School Calendar (NEXT School Year)

Please do not get this confused with this school year's calendar. This is the board approved calendar for NEXT school year (2022-2023). If you enjoy looking ahead or need to plan for next school year, this is the calendar you've been waiting for! If you're just trying to get through this year and not yet ready to look ahead, don't click the link below! 

2022-23 Calendar

This year and next year calendars can be found on our calendar page.


Peachjar Flyers

Don't forget to check out our collection of school and community flyers. You can view all flyers for the district or search by school. Digital flyers help us keep you informed and saves our community partners in resources. 

Peachjar


A Look at District News

2022 SEAF Banquet

Introduction to Seaman Middle School

Seaman High School Snowball

District Wellness Night

Seaman High School Pathways Fair


We’re hiring!

We are always looking for qualified substitutes, bus drivers, food service workers, and various support positions. Take a look at our current job openings, and help spread the word!