Solar Eclipse Information: See Below


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SOLAR ECLIPSE INFORMATION
AUGUST 21, 2017

IMPORTANT:  ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A SIGNED WAIVER (SIGNED BY A PARENT) ON FILE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY 9:00 AM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21 TO PARTICIPATE IN VIEWING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE.

CLICK HERE FOR A BLANK WAIVER FORM

On Monday, August 21 we will experience a solar eclipse which will be viewable from coast to coast.  Each building is making plans to allow all of our students the opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime event.

We want to make certain that all of our families know that we have safety glasses for each child that have been provided by the Hesston Public Library.  These glasses are approved for viewing the solar eclipse and have the proper ISO rating to ensure the safety of our students.

In order to participate, all students must have a waiver, signed by a parent/guardian, submitted to the office by Monday morning at 9:00 am.  Waivers are available by clicking here and will be sent home on Friday after school.

You can find more information on the solar eclipse by going to the NASA Total Eclipse website which you can access by clicking here.  Additional information for safely viewing the solar eclipse can be found by clicking here.  

In addition the American Optometrist Association has safe viewing tips and those recommendations can be found by clicking here.


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USD 460 is committed to a model of continuous improvement and growth.  This is best illustrated by our District Improvement Framework which is a one page visual that includes the following components:

- Student Success Outcomes
- Shared Purpose
- Indicators of Success
- Building, School, and District Practices
- District Pillars

This improvement framework is still in draft form.  Our staff continues to develop our vision and work is currently ongoing with the Board of Education and other stakeholder groups in our community including our Parent Advisory Team which is open to any parent/guardian of a k-12 student in USD 460.

Ultimately, we want to further develop our focus on giving every single child every opportunity to become the very best of which he or she is capable.  To make that more than just words on a page is our challenge, and we have many of the foundational elements in place to ensure we are progressing towards success in each of our classrooms, across our buildings, and throughout our entire district.

We are still about six months away from taking our draft form of this District Improvement Framework to making it a formal vision for our district.  So, there is an opportunity for feedback and analysis of our goals and plan.  As is always the case, please contact me anytime should you have any questions or thoughts about this topic or anything we do as a school district in Hesston.

Respectfully,

Ben Proctor
Superintendent