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MAY 2021

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Important Dates

May 6: Vaccination Clinic at SHS (Age 16+, parental consent required)
May 10: Board Meeting - 6pm (Location TBD)
May 14: Seniors Last Day
May 16: SHS Graduation
May 25: 8th Grade Promotion 
May 26: Early Release - Last Day of School


Superintendent Update

It’s hard to believe it’s May and the school year is almost over. I continue to be so grateful for the way our staff and parents have worked together to make this a successful year for our kids and community.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I want to share my gratitude with our classroom teachers and all of our staff. I am grateful each day for the incredible way our schools have approached this uniquely challenging year. Our teachers have refused to let anything keep them from serving our students and have remained dedicated to student success.

Please join me in honoring our teachers and entire staff.

Dr. Noble

Dr. Steve Noble
Superintendent

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations at SHS

Vaccinations
USD 345 and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment are partnering to get 16-, 17-, and 18-year-olds vaccinated before the end of the school year. Registration and parental consent is required.  

Who is Eligible: Any USD 345 student, staff, or family member age 16 or older
Location: Seaman High School
Date: First dose May 6th; Second dose TBA
Appointment Times Available: 9:00am-11:30am
Vaccine Offered: Pfizer (two doses required)
Needed at First Dose Appointment: Completed consent form for each individual

Follow this link for registration information: https://www.seamanschools.org/news/what_s_new/s_h_s_vaccination_clinic 


District Namesake Advisory Committee Update

April 22, 2021 - District Namesake Advisory Committee Meeting

Attendance: Amy Calhoun, Corey Dehn, Yvonne Etzel, Paula Frey, Stephanie Konrade, Curt Lewis, Michelle Stubblefield, Ed O’Malley (KLC), Tina Kahn (KLC), Maren Berblinger (KLC)

The District Namesake Advisory Committee had their first meeting to learn more about each other and the various backgrounds of the group. Committee members are excited to begin the process of engaging the public and ensuring all voices have an opportunity to be heard.

Members of the committee shared their concerns about the community’s division on the topic of name change as they began discussions on the creation of a trustworthy process. Members stated their desire for a transparent process so the school community can see their voices are heard. They also discussed the importance of keeping the public updated of the committee’s work.

One committee member said, "This is not going to be an easy process, opinions are deep and the group understands the gravity of any decision. I think the group is comprised of proud alumni who are interested in ensuring all voices are heard and regardless of the decision everyone is committed to doing what is best for the district's future by helping the Board make an informed and thoughtful decision.”

Leadership training for the group begins via Zoom on May 5.

Click here to stay updated on the committee's work. 

District Namesake Advisory Committee
Amy Calhoun, Class of 2004
R.D. Cogswell, Class of 1988
Eric Curls, Class of 1985
Corey Dehn, Class of 1995
Yvonne Etzel, Class of 2001
Paula Frey, Class of 1988
Stephanie Konrade, Class of 1983
Curt Lewis, Class of 1975
Olivia Oliva, Class of 2022
Michelle Stubblefield, Class of 1984

SMS & SHS Laptop Check-In Schedule

Seniors: 5/11-5/12
Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors: 5/19-5/21
Middle School: 5/24
Grades 7-11 FCRL: 5/24-5/25 at USD 345 Tech office

Prior to check in:
1. Backup device
2. Remove personal items
3. Bring charger to check in
4. Have laptop fully charged

Important 2021 Enrollment Dates

July 1 - Free and Reduced Applications available
July 7 - Online enrollment begins in PowerSchool
July 6 - SHS Parking Permits Online Registration Opens at 8:00 am
July 26 - School Offices Open
July 27 - Walk-in Enrollment @ SMS, 3-7pm 
July 31 - Last day for out-of-district student applications
August 2 - Last day to enroll in order to get bussing on the first day of school
August 3-11 - Transportation changes to take effect 8/16

2021-22 SMS & SHS Course Schedules

Seaman Middle School and Seaman High School course schedules will be available in PowerSchool on May 26 for the 2021-22 school year. Information on change requests will be posted. 

Little Vikes

2021-22 MELC Preschool Registration

Please complete our registration form for your child to be considered to attend Mathes Early Learning Center (MELC) for the 2021-2022 school year.

MELC serves an inclusive model of 3- and 4-year-old students, in high-quality, half-day preschool classrooms. All information on the form must be complete to be considered for placement. Families will be contacted for a screening date. Once a child is selected from this registration process, the family will be contacted to complete paperwork for school and to determine eligibility. Slots are limited and all preschool students in the Seaman School District receive priority preference. Go Little Vikes!

Registration Form

Morning Class: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Afternoon Class: 12:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Fees: $52.50 Annually (Free & Reduced Rates Available)

The completion of this registration form does NOT guarantee your child a placement into the school. 


Out-of-District Transfers

Parents of both in-district and out-of-district transfer students must fill out a new request each year. Applications are accepted through July 31. You will be notified in writing of the decision at the end of May. 

If you have moved outside of the school district boundaries or are requesting an elementary school outside of your boundary, you must fill out an out-of-district transfer application. 

If you have questions about the transfer process, contact Theresa Dunham at the Seaman Education Center at 785-575-8600.

Click here to download the application. 

Summer Camps

Summer Camps are now online! A variety of summer camps are held every year by coaches and teachers. Click the link below to view all of the fun and educational summer opportunities for your kids. If the registration form is not active, please check back. We will continue to add registration forms as they become available.

Click here to view the 2021 summer camps. 
 

Weekly COVID Report/Impact

COVID Report
This district report includes detailed information on the impact of COVID in the Seaman School District. This can be accessed from any school website and is updated every Monday with data from the week prior. 
Click here to view the report.
  

2021-22 School Calendar (NEXT School Year)

2021-22 School Year Calendar


Free Breakfast and Lunch

Students are encouraged to take advantage of FREE breakfast and lunch until the end of school year 2020-21 at Seaman. 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. You can also subscribe to calendar feed for quick access as you're planning for your day.  

Summer Lunch Program

Summer meals will be available for pickup from Logan Elementary beginning in the second week of June. Please visit the district website to sign up for remote meal services and for more information soon! Meals will be available for children ages 1-18 at no charge.


Mobile Food Pantry

Harvesters
We have new dates, times, and location for Harvesters thanks to a partnership with IBEW Local Union 226. USD 345 will have the Harvesters Mobile Distribution at IBEW 1620 NW Gage (this is off Lower Silver Lake Road). We will continue having the Mobile Distribution at this location and time on the second Monday of the month. Future dates are as follows. 

May 10

Who to Call

Technology Support

Laptop
Please call the USD 345 Technology Department Help Desk on Monday-Friday between 7:00 am-4:00 pm at 785-286-8483 for help with your district-issued device.

Student Technology Support
Parent Technology Support

Board Digest

FCCLA Award
Following each board of education meeting, the Director of Communications recaps the board meeting in the Board Digest. Click here to review the latest board meeting. 

The Seaman USD #345 Board of Education will meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM with the exception of March and April, which will be held on the third Monday, and any regular scheduled meeting may be adjourned to another time and place when necessary.

Regular meetings remaining for the 2020-21 school year:
May 10, 2021
June 14, 2021
July 12, 2021 

Parents and other community members frequently request help in knowing the best way to communicate with the school. The communication guideline chart below will serve as a helpful resource. By contacting the following people in the prescribed order, questions will be answered more efficiently and effectively.
Click here to view the Concern Chain of Command.

Seaman Athletic Booster Club

2021 Virtual Auction – AVAILABLE NOW!

The Seaman Athletic Booster Club is proud to present an alternative option to the annual Spring Auction & BBQ. You can still support Seaman Athletics from the safety of your home by purchasing items requested directly from coaches. By clicking the link below, you can shop items from your favorite sports or make a donation directly to SABC that will be used to purchase items requested by coaches.

The Seaman Athletic department’s budget was severely impacted by attendance limitations caused by the pandemic. This is your opportunity to directly assist Seaman Athletics, the coaches, and all the Viking student athletes.

Additionally, representatives from the SABC will be at Vikings Grille in Hunters Ridge tonight (Thursday, April 15) from 6:00 - 8:00 to help with your online purchase and also with Viking apparel for you to browse and shop! This is a one night only opportunity, so don't miss out. Apparel sizes and quantities are limited.

Thanks for your support. And as always, #GoVikes!

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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!

  18th Annual SEAF Golf Tourney
SEAF Golf

Village Greens Golf Course, 5615 K92 Highway, Ozawkie

The 2021 Seaman Education Advantage Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 11, with a rain date of June 25. Click here to register online. 

Details
4-Person Scramble
$75 per person, $300 per team
$50 tax-deductible donation
2 Mulligans per person
Team Woodland Hole Benefit

Schedule
June 11, 2021
12 Noon Lunch & Check-In
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Rain Date: June 25, 2021


TSCPL Summer Reading Program

TSCPL
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s Rainforest Adventure & Summer Reading Challenge May 22 – August 15 will help you have fun and go wild with reading this summer! Minotaur Mazes’ Rainforest Adventure is a free fully interactive maze in the library’s Alice C. Sabatini Gallery full of activity and the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Complete the summer reading challenge by reading at least 12 hours between May 22 & Aug 15. You’ll receive a fabulous prize for completing the challenge! This reading challenge is available to everyone 5 years old and older. If you have a child younger than 5, please enroll them in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Learn more at tscpl.org/summer.