USD 460 Families: Linked below is an important update on our plans to move to our Green Zone within our district Gating Criteria on Tuesday, September 29. Please take a look at your convenience, and let us know if you have any questions. https://bit.ly/3i6zOA0
Linked below is a nice story on the Hesston hybrid model by Scott Rothschild of the Kansas Association of School Boards. A testament to incredible community support and a commitment to getting our kids in school each day. https://kasb.org/nb0917-5/
Linked below is a district update for USD 460 families. The update addresses our Gating Criteria, a possible move from Yellow to Green, Food Service, Remote Learning, Spectator Events, and our COVID Quick Reference Guide. It is lengthy but important. https://bit.ly/3ku3qbM
We are changing our Professional Development Day from September 21 to September 28. We will have a regular school attendance day on Monday, September 21, and students will be out of school on Monday, September 28. You can see the updated calendar by clicking https://bit.ly/32iqZOK
Linked below is an important update from USD 460 Food Service. The USDA has approved FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL USD 460 STUDENTS through the end of December or until funding is depleted. More information can be found by clicking https://bit.ly/2QSgwTI
Linked below is information about tonight's home football game. Details on streaming the game and what to expect if you attend in-person are provided. Plan to follow the expectations. We are grateful to provide our students with the activities they enjoy. https://bit.ly/2F2bCRJ
Find quick reference guides that can help parents make decisions about school attendance along with other helpful COVID-related guidance. This information is also available on our district website back to school links. https://bit.ly/3bnXKwY
If you missed the USD 460 community meeting last night, you can view the recording by clicking the link below. Thanks to Miss Gaston and her team from the Swather Sports Network for streaming the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KMGR1Q6cMU
We will be live this evening at 6 pm from Hesston High School with updates on our Back to School Plan including info from HES, HMS, and HHS staff. More information and a link for the Swather Sports Network live stream can be found at https://bit.ly/34DttZv
Find our Back to School Plan along with other important updates at the link below. We will provide explanations and answer questions at our Thursday evening Community Meeting at 6:00 pm which will be live-streamed & recorded on the Swather Sports Network...https://bit.ly/34tkrOR
We have a brief update, which you can access by clicking the link that follows. Much more information, including our Back to School Plan, will be released on Tuesday, August 25. This will contain our Gating Criteria, our Hybrid Models, and much more. https://bit.ly/2CJ9ZXQ
A short update was just added to the HMS homepage. Check it out by clicking https://ms.hesstonschools.org/o/hms/page/middle-school-updates
You can view a recording of last night's community meeting on the Swather Sports Network at https://bit.ly/31TAJNU and can find the presentation visual by clicking https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ehh7CftU_KZTtBuQ7D_MG3wQLFiCduee8ub81UOePjg/edit#slide=id.p
Reminder our Community Meeting is tonight at 6:00 pm. Space is available to attend in-person or you can stream through @SportsSwather. We'll discuss safety plans, hybrid & remote learning, and will answer any and all questions. We hope you can attend! https://bit.ly/3aor2Ll
The Swather Mobile App is a great way to receive updates from Hesston Schools. If you haven't downloaded the app and are interested, please click the following link for more information and instructions on using the app. https://bit.ly/3fLcYMY
Our community meeting to discuss Back to School is Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 pm. We have limited in-person availability and will live stream through the Swather Sports Network (@SportsSwather). You can read much more by clicking https://bit.ly/3fPKBgJ
On Thursday Aug 13 at 6 pm, we will host a Community Meeting focused on our Back to School Plan. This meeting is available through limited in-person attendance and will be live-streamed through the Swather Sports Network. More information can be found at https://bit.ly/3gIF6l6
Enrollment is scheduled for Thursday, August 6 with an alternate enrollment date on August 13. Our enrollment process will look different this year, and you can find much more information by clicking https://bit.ly/33n8xoY
USD 460 Families...you will find a good amount of back to school information by clicking the link that follows. We encourage you to take your time as you look through this information and share feedback with us as you are able. Link: https://bit.ly/2X4Rdky
We are working on adjustments to our school calendar and updating our Back to School Plan. We will get all of this information out to our families and the entire Hesston Schools Community early next week. You can read more information on that by clicking https://bit.ly/2BtWZ84
This evening at 6:00 pm at HHS, we host our Community Information Session focused on long-term facility planning. We will have limited in-person capacity, and the session will be available through zoom. We'll send that link to parents and students through IC email around 5:00 pm.
Tonight at 6:00 pm at our high school, we host our Community Information Session focused on our School Reopening Plan. We will have limited in-person capacity and will send an email to all parents and students with a zoom link after 5:00 pm.
Our first community meeting is this evening at 6:00 pm at HHS. We will discuss the topic of a School Resource Officer. For those participating through zoom, you will receive an email after 5:00 pm with the link. Feel free to share the link with others who may have interest.
Reminder of our Community Information Sessions happening this week. For more information and to let us know if plan to attend, please click https://bit.ly/32fosFi
A reminder that we have three informational sessions scheduled for next week. We will discuss the possibility of an SRO on July 14, reopening school on July 15, and long-term facilities planning on July 16. Much more info here https://bit.ly/3fdTalV
Please click the following link to learn more about our upcoming Community Informational Sessions on July 14, 15, and 16. https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/general-updates
Click the following link for an update on our Summer Activities Plan for students in grades 7-12. We are making small adjustments to our plan based on the Governor's Executive Order regarding face masks. https://bit.ly/2D4zse9
Due to increasing participation, tonight and tomorrow night's (6-24 and 6-25) Community Conversations will now be held at the elementary school 1-2 commons area. Please enter through the front doors of the school. We will begin at 6:00 pm.
Community Conversation Location Change...We are going to move our Community Conversations for June 23, 24, and 25 to the Hesston Middle School library. Please enter through the front doors of the middle school. The meetings will begin at 6:00 pm each night.
It's Graduation Day! While in person seating is limited to 8 guests per graduate, the ceremony will be live-streamed via the Swather Sports Network YouTube channel. (Search "Swather Sports Network on YouTube...link will be live just before the ceremony at 8pm)
We plan to host a series of Community Conversations about reopening our schools for the fall semester and to discuss other important topics. You will find more information on these opportunities to engage in conversation by clicking https://bit.ly/37fx5jQ
The following link provides information on our summer strength and conditioning program along with open gym opportunities for Grades 7-12. Also included is information about a Parent Consent Form that must be signed prior to student participation. https://bit.ly/2U0j0S3
Reminder, summer lunch distribution begins today (5.27) at noon at Hesston Mennonite Church. Use the Hesston College parking lot on the north side of the church for pick up. 12-12:30. Anyone ages 0-18 are welcome.
Our Summer Activities Plan includes our Strength and Conditioning Program, Open Gym, and Summer Team Camp opportunities. We are asking for parent feedback on our plan. Please click the following link for more information, which includes a parent survey... https://bit.ly/2T2Dvg3
For the past few years local churches have been running a summer lunch program out of Hesston Mennonite Church. Please help us plan by completing the following survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BL9ZQ8W
The USD 460 Board of Education held its most recent meeting on Monday, May 11, and you will find the draft minutes from the meeting by clicking https://bit.ly/2YT5XoB
A great video message from our amazing staff @HESSwathers https://www.hesstonschools.org/article/236382?org=hes
Click the link for a tribute video produced by Miss Gaston and her AV students at HHS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF6Przpmcl4&feature=youtu.be
Check out the most recent HMS update at http://hesstonusd460ks.apptegy.us/o/hms/page/middle-school-updates
Reminder there will be no lunch or breakfast served today (4.13.2020) at HMS. We will resume our service tomorrow (4.14.2020) from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. @HesstonMiddle @HesstonHS @HESSwathers @SwatherAD
Our Continuous Learning Team got right to work over spring break building our District Continuous Learning Plan (CLP). Their work is so appreciated, and they represent an incredible group of teachers in Hesston Schools. You will find our CLP by clicking https://bit.ly/2VjV8Zk
Remember that students will be off from school on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 to observe and celebrate Easter. Have a great weekend everyone!
We have updates including our lunch program over the Easter holiday, tech support, staying informed and connected, and how parents can provide feedback on our Continuous Learning Plan in Hesston. For all the latest information, click https://bit.ly/2VfvxAC
The Hesston USD 460 Board of Education approved the district Continuous Learning Plan this evening. You can view an overview of the district plan along with grade level and content area guides by clicking https://bit.ly/2JKAz2J
Over the past two weeks, our staff has developed and implemented the initial stages of our district Continuous Learning Plan (CLP). On Monday, our Board of Ed. will review the plan and discuss early progress. For an overview of our district plan, click https://bit.ly/2X6qYva
Reminder our food service program now runs on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. See you at the middle school on Thursday between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.
The executive "stay home" order from Governor Kelly does not disrupt our plans to distribute personal belongings and tech devices on Monday, March 30. It also does not disrupt our school lunch program. https://bit.ly/2QQyZQO
Click the following link to find information on our scheduled personal belonging and technology device pick up process for Monday, March 30. You will find the schedule for each building included. https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/general-updates
Lots of information including picking up belongings, technology, and how your child can receive a free lunch and breakfast https://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/general-updates
We're excited to introduce our mobile app. Download in the App Store or Google Play Store.
Find information on school closure including a list of questions and answers by clicking http://www.hesstonschools.org/o/hesston-usd-460/page/questions-and-answers--13
Parents: Click the following link to sign up for lunch and breakfast provided to all Hesston kids ages 18 and under. More information at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvMvW0NNAdAcqFnnt_qXeRPql0JdKYfJ1RACfsqU3w4-zf3A/viewform
Congratulations to Hesston Robotics. State Champions!