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Railer Football Takes on Norton at Home

On Friday, September 11th, the EHS football team took on the Norton Bluejays. More . . .

Bryson Luea
9/14


New Teachers at Ellis High School

We have three new teachers joining us at Ellis High School this year.
New to the district is Mr. Escudero, Mr. Fox and Mr. Schoenthaler. More . . .

Lakyn Fischer
9/11


CROSS COUNTRY TRAVELS TO WEBSTER

On Thursday, September 10th, the high school and junior high cross country teams traveled to Webster. More . . .

Emily Eck
9/11


FREE MEALS FOR USD 388 STUDENTS


USD 388 is excited to let you know that USDA has extended the summer feeding program benefit through the first semester of the school year.  As a result, breakfast and lunch will be free for everyone.  We will begin this program on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Students will be able to eat free breakfast and lunch until December 18th or until federal money for the program runs out. 

This free meal program will be open to any 1-18-year-old kids living in our community.  For those students who are NOT currently physically attending either Washington Grade School or Ellis Jr/Sr High School, you will need to sign up for meals using this link.  Please fill out one time per student.  Each day from 12:15-12:30 pm, we will be distributing a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the next morning for those who sign up.  Meals will be picked up in the Washington Grade School circle drive.  Meals will only be served on days’ school is in session.  We will start serving grab and go meals on Monday, September 14th at 12:15 pm. 

Parents are still highly encouraged to complete and turn in their free and reduced lunch applications ASAP.  This will ensure free and reduced students are approved to go when this program ends.  At that point and time, lunch prices will go back to the current established rate.  Student’s current lunch balance will be held until next semester unless they are purchasing extra milk or other a la carte items at the high school. 

We hope this gives our families some financial help as we end our first semester.   

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Corey Burton
USD 388 Superintendent


USD 388 SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING

Linked below is the agenda for the USD 388 September Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 14th at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will take place in the EHS Auditorium.

We would ask everyone who attends to wear a mask.  

The board agenda can also be viewed by clicking here.   Once in BoardDocs, you will see our Monday, September 14, 2020 board meeting listed under meetings.  Please use this link to access the agenda.

Thanks and have a great day.

Corey Burton
USD 388 Superintendent


VOLLEYBALL TAKES ON NORTON & TMP AT HOME

On Tuesday, September 9th, the Lady Railer volleyball team took on Norton & TMP on their home court. More . . .

Emily Eck
9/9


Railer Football Starts Season off Strong Against Russell

On Friday, September 4th, the EHS football team held their first home game against the Russell Broncos. Russell won the toss and received the ball, but the Railer defense dominated. More . . .

Lakyn Fischer
9/8


CROSS COUNTRY TRAVELS TO NORTON

On Thursday, September 3rd, the high school cross country teamed traveled to Norton for the first meet of the season. The boys' team took 1st and the girls' team took second, 3 points behind Norton.

Results were as followed: More...

Emily Eck
9/8


DATE:             September 2, 2020
TO:                  USD 388
FROM:            Corey Burton, Superintendent  


We have been informed that one of our Ellis Jr/Sr High School cooks has been placed on self-quarantine as they have been deemed a close contact of a positive Coronavirus individual.  Per guidelines, this staff member has been directed to self-quarantine until permitted to return.  


We are alerting you to this development because we believe that open communication and district health is important.  We are working closely with the Ellis County Health Department (ECHD) to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. 

 
At this time, our students and other employees are not directly affected.  If this situation changes, we will alert you ASAP and make the necessary adjustments.  

In the meantime, know that USD 388 will continue with our safety and health protocols.  These protocols include masks, sanitizing hands, wiping down equipment and other sanitizing processes.

 
In the interim, if you feel you are showing signs and symptoms of Covid-19, we encourage you to seek medical advice and contact the Ellis County Health Department for more information.  They can be reached at (785) 628-9440.  


We are committed to providing a safe and healthy educational experience and work environment for all of our students, athletes, and employees.  We also endeavor to be a positive service to our community.  It is in the interest of those goals that we provide this information out of an abundance of caution.   


We also want to take this opportunity to remind you that one of our core values as a district is respect for and among our employees and students.  We will treat information regarding the identity of employees/students with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as confidential to the extent feasible and we will comply with applicable laws regarding the handling of such information.  Further, per district policy, we will not tolerate harassment of, or discrimination or retaliation against, employees and students. 

 
Please contact Corey Burton, Superintendent at (785) 726-4281 if you have any questions or concerns.

 
For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html  


Respectfully,  


Corey Burton

Superintendent


CROSS COUNTRY RUN

On Friday, August 28th the high school and junior high cross country team ran their Fun Run route that started and ended at the football stadium. The runners finished with the following times: More . . .

Emily Eck
9/1


OPEN POSITION:

USD 388 Transportation Director
Date Posted: 8/31/2020
Closing Date: Until filled


QUALIFICATIONS: Current Kansas Commercial Driver’s License properly endorsed to operate a school bus or be willing to complete endorsement. Demonstrated ability to effectively and properly supervise bus drivers and other employees. Demonstrated ability to plan effective and efficient bus routes and coordinate transportation services. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teachers, students, administrators, and parents. Demonstrated ability to create & maintain appropriate records of Department’s activities, state reports and other related activities. High school diploma or GED equivalency. Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in written form.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to pass driver medical physical and random drug testing. Involves physical tasks to include lifting and cleaning.  May involve operation of equipment such as computer, copier, etc.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time (flexible hours) on a 12-month basis. Director of Transportation salary based on experience.


Application can be found at: http://www.usd388.k12.ks.us/employment/employment.html  For questions, please call 785-726-4281


DATE:             August 25, 2020
TO:                  USD 388
FROM:            Corey Burton, Superintendent 


We have learned today that one of our junior high school football coaches has tested positive for Coronavirus.  The coach was last at practice on Friday, August 21st and will be out of practice until cleared by medical staff.  The Ellis Junior High Football team will NOT practice on Tuesday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 26th.  Junior high football pictures will be rescheduled.  USD 388 will be working with Ellis County Health to contract trace individuals considered close contacts. 


We have also learned that one of our soccer players has tested positive for Coronavirus.  This student was last at practice on Friday, August 21st.  This player has been isolated and will not return to play until cleared.  Due to our transportation of Ellis players to TMP for practice each day, all Ellis players and coach were determined to be a close contact to this positive case.  All other Ellis players and coach will be quarantined for 14 days. 


We are alerting you to this development because we believe that open communication and district health is important.  We are working closely with the Ellis County Health Department (ECHD) to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.


In the meantime, know that USD 388 will continue with our safety and health protocols.  These protocols include masks, sanitizing hands, wiping down equipment and other sanitizing processes. 


In the interim, if you feel you are showing signs and symptoms of Covid-19, we encourage you to seek medical advice and contact the Ellis County Health Department or contact your primary medical provider for more information.  Ellis County Health can be reached at (785) 628-9440. 


We are committed to providing a safe and healthy educational experience and work environment for all of our students, athletes, and employees.  We also endeavor to be a positive service to our community.  It is in the interest of those goals that we provide this information out of an abundance of caution.  


We also want to take this opportunity to remind you that one of our core values as a district is respect for and among our employees and students.  We will treat information regarding the identity of employees/students with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as confidential to the extent feasible and we will comply with applicable laws regarding the handling of such information.  Further, per district policy, we will not tolerate harassment of, or discrimination or retaliation against, employees and students.


Please contact Corey Burton, Superintendent at (785) 726-4281 if you have any questions or concerns. 


For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html   


Respectfully,

 
Corey Burton
Superintendent


DATE:             August 24, 2020
TO:                  USD 388
FROM:            Corey Burton, Superintendent 


We have been informed that one of our junior high school football coaches and a high school soccer coach have been placed on self-quarantine as they have been deemed a close contact of a positive Coronavirus individual.  They are monitoring for symptoms and will be tested if needed.  Per guidelines, these coaches have been directed to self-quarantine until permitted to return. 


At this time, our players and other coaches are not directly affected.  If this situation changes, we will alert you ASAP and make the necessary adjustments. 
We have also been informed by one of our Washington Grade School staff members that they have tested positive for the Coronavirus.  The staff member who tested positive was in close contact with a number of other staff members last week during in-service time.  The staff member who tested positive and those who were deemed close contacts will serve their self-quarantine time before returning to school. 


We are alerting you to this development because we believe that open communication and district health is important.  We are working closely with the Ellis County Health Department (ECHD) to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.


In the meantime, know that USD 388 will continue with our safety and health protocols.  These protocols include masks, sanitizing hands, wiping down equipment and other sanitizing processes. 


In the interim, if you feel you are showing signs and symptoms of Covid-19, we encourage you to seek medical advice and contact the Ellis County Health Department for more information.  They can be reached at (785) 628-9440.

 
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy educational experience and work environment for all of our students, athletes, and employees.  We also endeavor to be a positive service to our community.  It is in the interest of those goals that we provide this information out of an abundance of caution.  


We also want to take this opportunity to remind you that one of our core values as a district is respect for and among our employees and students.  We will treat information regarding the identity of employees/students with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as confidential to the extent feasible and we will comply with applicable laws regarding the handling of such information.  Further, per district policy, we will not tolerate harassment of, or discrimination or retaliation against, employees and students.


Please contact Corey Burton, Superintendent at (785) 726-4281 if you have any questions or concerns. 


For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html   


Respectfully,

 
Corey Burton
Superintendent


DATE:             August 19, 2020
TO:                  USD 388
FROM:            Corey Burton, Superintendent  


We have been informed that one of our high school football coaches has been placed on self-quarantine as he has been deemed a close contact of a positive Coronavirus individual.  The coach has been tested and is waiting on results.  Per guidelines, this coach has been directed to self-quarantine until permitted to return.  
We are alerting you to this development because we believe that open communication and district health is important.  We are working closely with the Ellis County Health Department (ECHD) to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. 

 
At this time, our players and other coaches are not directly affected.  If this situation changes, we will alert you ASAP and make the necessary adjustments.  

In the meantime, know that USD 388 will continue with our safety and health protocols.  These protocols include masks, sanitizing hands, wiping down equipment and other sanitizing processes.  


In the interim, if you feel you are showing signs and symptoms of Covid-19, we encourage you to seek medical advice and contact the Ellis County Health Department for more information.  They can be reached at (785) 628-9440.  

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy educational experience and work environment for all of our students, athletes, and employees.  We also endeavor to be a positive service to our community.  It is in the interest of those goals that we provide this information out of an abundance of caution.   


We also want to take this opportunity to remind you that one of our core values as a district is respect for and among our employees and students.  We will treat information regarding the identity of employees/students with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 as confidential to the extent feasible and we will comply with applicable laws regarding the handling of such information.  Further, per district policy, we will not tolerate harassment of, or discrimination or retaliation against, employees and students. 

 
Please contact Corey Burton, Superintendent at (785) 726-4281 if you have any questions or concerns.  


For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html  

Respectfully,

 
Corey Burton

Superintendent

Ellis USD 388 is hiring a part-time custodial/maintenance person. This position works approximately 35 hours a week, Monday-Friday, and an occasional Saturday. We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who takes pride in performing quality day-to-day custodial/maintenance services. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply by clicking here. You can also call the district office at 785-726-4281. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or other protected status.USD Surplus Equipment


USD 388 is selling an old mower (need of repair) and part of a wrestling mat. Please click here for detials.


Return to School Survey


As outlined in the USD 388 Proposed Return to School Information that went out yesterday, USD 388 is planning to start school this year giving parents/students the option of an On-site Learning Environment or a Remote (Online) Learning Environment.  To help us in planning for this, we need to know which option you would like for your children this year.  If you need to review this information, it can be found online by clicking here


We are asking each family to indicate which option you would like to use for each of your children as it stands today.  We do realize that this is an ever changing situation and that your decision could still change before the first day of school.
This survey will need to be completed one time per child.  If you have three children in the district, you would need to take the survey three times indicating each individual student’s desire.


Click here to access the Return to School Survey. 


Again, this timely information will help us tremendously in our efforts to plan a productive and safe leaning environment for all.


Thanks in advance for your help as we navigate these new times. 


Corey Burton
USD 388 Superintendent


USD 388 Return to School Plans


Please use this link for additional information on the USD 388 Return to School Plans for the 2020-2021 school year.


http://www.usd388.k12.ks.us/district/district_documents/ParentInfoSurveyEmail.pdf

Corey Burton
USD 388 Superintendent

Press Release – Ellis County Schools COVID-19 Advisory Group

In preparation for the upcoming school year an Ellis County Schools COVID-19 Advisory Group has been created with representatives from the medical community and all Ellis County schools (USD489, USD432, USD388, and Catholic schools). The purpose of the advisory committee is to gather and discuss the most up-to-date information from Ellis County Public Health, CDC, KDHE and KSDE, then to provide recommended policies and procedures to the schools in terms of how to safely start and continue the 2020-21 school year.

Safely reopening all Ellis County schools is our first priority. The foundation of all discussions is to protect and ensure the social, emotional and physical well-being of students and staff. Decisions and actions will be determined based on the current information from CDC with close collaboration with Ellis County Health, KDHE and KSDE.

Although definitive plans for the August reopening have not yet been created Ellis County schools remain committed to providing quality learning opportunities for all students which may include onsite, hybrid, and/or remote learning environments.

KSDE is expected to release guidance to all Kansas schools and the public by July 16. After reviewing this guidance, the Ellis County Schools COVID-19 Advisory Group will provide recommendations for school policies and procedures. Updates will be provided through school websites and media outlets.

The advisory group members represent a diversity of school and community stakeholders:

Ellis County public health director
Ellis County medical provider
Public and private school building administrators Superintendents and assistant superintendents
Public and private school athletics/activities directors
Special education cooperative director
Public and private school teachers
School food service director
Public and private school parents
School custodians
School Nurse

School psychologist/Ellis County all-school crisis team representative

Corey Burton
USD 388 Superintendent

USD 388 Community Weight Room

USD 388 is excited to announce that we will be reopening the USD 388 weight room to our public on Monday, June 15th.  Public facility hours are listed below.


All patrons using the weight room will need to read and sign the guidelines/sign in sheet each time they use the room.  This sheet is located north of the water fountain.


To help ensure the safety of all, it is important that everyone follow these guidelines. Cameras will be checked from time-to-time to ensure everyone is being safe and following these guidelines. 


The following guidelines are in place:


– All patrons need to sign in EACH time.
– Wash your hands as you enter and leave the facility.
– Clean all equipment before and after each use.
– Maintain social distancing at all times.
Bring your own water bottle; the water fountain will be shut off.
– Locker rooms are for restroom access only.
– Members are encouraged to wear a mask.
– Clean clothing and shoes should be worn at all times.


We request that you NOT use this facility if:

  1.  Have been exposed (through close contact) to someone who has a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days
  2. Experience any flu-like symptoms
  3. Have any of the following symptoms: Fever of 100.0 or greater, cough, shortness of breath, chills/rigor, body aches, tiredness, severe headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea without an alternate, more likely diagnosis or
  4. Feel ill

– Individuals considered to be in the high-risk category should NOT use the facility. High-risk individuals include those 65 years of age or older and people of any age with underlying medical conditions, including chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, severe obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, liver disease or are otherwise immunocompromised.


Hours of Operation:


Monday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm to 12:00 am
Tuesday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Thursday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
Friday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Saturday: 5:00 am to 12:00 am
Sunday: 5:00 am to 12:00 am


Note:  The weight room will be open as long as it remains safe to do so.  If at any point in time, the district feels that student or patron safety is a risk, the room will be closed. 


All members will be credited with three additional months of membership for the time that we were shut down.


If you have any questions, please contact the district office at 785-726-4281. 



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Monday, September 21st
Corn Dog
Green Beans
Tator Tots
Fruit Cocktail
Snickerdoodle

Tuesday, September 22nd

Taco Soup w/ Tortilla Chips
Salsa
Broccoli
Strawberries

Wednesday, September 23rd
Rib Patty on a Bun
Tossed Salad
Sweet Potato Puffs
Apple Wedges

Thursday, September 24th
Chicken Quesadilla
Refried Beans
Chips (9-12)
Black Beans & Corn Salsa (9-12)
Cantaloupe

Friday, September 25th
Salisbury Steak
M. Potatoes & Brown Gravy
Corn
Oranges
Whole Wheat Roll w/ Jelly

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