Note: you can Subscribe to the school’s channel but it’s not necessary to watch broadcasts.
Student meals are free for the 2021-22 school year. However, if a student gets an extra milk with the meal or a milk for cold lunch you will be charged $.40/milk.
Concession Stand Update: Please be aware that like everywhere else, PTO is experiencing difficulty getting some products for the concession stands - product unavailable, lack of delivery drivers, etc.
Elementary Playground Donations
This school year, we are again targeting donations to help purchase a new swing set and jungle gym with slide for the Elementary Playground. We will recognize our patrons and donors on the volleyball, football, and basketball programs. We are hoping that you will support the continuation of this tradition.
Testing availability start date 9/20/21
On-Site Testing USD #338 is offering on-site testing for COVID-19 with parent/guardian consent for students and staff who have been identified as a close contact or symptomatic. Student and/or staff have the option of on-site antigen testing each day. This is done at no cost to the families/staff and is administered by trained personnel. Individuals (in quarantine) that take part in this option, continue to be asymptomatic and maintain a consistent negative test through day eight will not need to stay home and can continue to come to school and school-sponsored activities. Individuals that test positive on an antigen test will be tested again with a PCR to verify results. While awaiting results, the student would be required to isolate. Test results will be provided to parents as soon as medical staff get the result. This could take up to 72 hours. Those participating in on-site screening will be required to wear a mask at all times, unless eating, until they have completed their quarantine period.
The Graphic Design Class is selling cups and window stickers. Epoxy and glitter are additional options on the cups this year. Items can be ordered online or through the high school office.
At the beginning of September a text message was sent to parents from our notification system allowing you to opt out of text messages. If you opted out by mistake and haven't been receiving text messages, you can just send a text to 98900 with "UNSTOP" or "START" and the text messages from the school will resume automatically.
Child Nutrition Update Food shortages are nationwide, and our district is also experiencing unavailable items or last minute replacements. Menus are subject to change, be we will do our best to notify you via social media if there are any changes. We appreciate your patience and understanding! We look forward to serving all of our students free breakfast and lunch this school year.
The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson are offering parents, educators and community members a new way to stay connected to the latest pre-K-12 education news through the “Insight Podcast.”
Dr. Watson is the host of these 20- to 30-minute monthly podcasts that offer highlights from Kansas State Board of Education meetings and address current education news.
This new podcast enables Kansans to access education news when it’s convenient for them. It’s an easy way for parents to stay on top of the latest education news in the state, and it’s a great way for educators to hear directly from Dr. Watson.
September’s podcast, “Welcome Back to School,” is chock-full of news and tidbits and even features educators from some of your districts answering the question, “What did you learn from educating during the pandemic, and how will that help you in the classroom?”
Please share this new podcast with parents, educators and community members by providing a link to it in your school and district newsletters and on your social media and websites.
Access “Insight Podcast” by visiting https://anchor.fm/ksdeinsight.
This is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. If you are concerned about yourself, friend or loved one, text the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). These services are free, confidential and available 24/7.
Valley Falls School is taking applications for following 2021-2022 School Year Positions:
Someone to Live Stream our Athletic Events (HSVB, MSVB & MSFB). If interested please fill out an application or contact us at (785) 945-3214.
High School Chemistry/Physics Teacher
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A series of five one-hour interactive modules connecting families to resources & services to promote the healthy development of children ages 0-5. Stipends of $25 are available at the end of EACH module!
Family Service and Guidance Center Presents: Real World Parenting Conversations
Here are a couple of great links to assist with talking to your kids about Social Media from our Social Media 101 Zoom information session.
As a parent/guardian, you know that children can be challenging at times. Finding resources or guidance can often be difficult. Now there is a new call-line and resource directory for parents/guardians.
1-800-CHILDREN provides judgment-free 24/7 confidential information, with connection to local resources and supports. Kansans can:
Call 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-332-6378). Download the mobile app by searching 1800CHILDRENKS in your app store.
Email or text 1800CHILDREN@kcsl.org.
Visit 1800CHILDRENKS.org to find resources near you.
Dillons Rewards - Valley Falls School advocates shopping local. However, if you do shop at Dillons please link your rewards card to Valley Falls School. We receive cash rewards as a result of your purchases.
Coca-Cola Give is your new destination for donating to your local schools through your favorite beverages from The Coca-Cola Company. Your donation to any accredited K-12 school of your choice will result in a quarterly payment to be used to purchase supplies for your school’s interest such as physical education, sports, technology, and/or arts which will be designated by your school. Your donation to one of our cause partners will be used in line with their philanthropic mission provided. Give more happiness with your purchases from The Coca-Cola Company!