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WHAT’S INSIDE: Transition Tips • Shuttle Schedule • 2016-2017 Calendar

FALL 2016



Connected Classrooms


magine a classroom where every student can answer questions at the same time, track their progress and have the opportunity to get the individualized learning support they need. Those are exactly the kinds of benefits Eudora students and teachers will enjoy this year, thanks to hundreds of new student technology devices. By the time school starts in August, every Eudora High School student will be loaned a Dell Chromebook for learning at school and at home. Eudora Middle School and Eudora Elementary will benefit from enough devices to give teachers the ability to greatly increase their use of technology in the classroom. Kindergarten through second grade will have access to iPads, while third through eighth grade students will use

Chromebooks. The Eudora Board of Education approved the purchase of more than 450 devices this spring after careful consideration and visits to nearby districts to get a feel for the opportunities and challenges that come with a technology-rich school environment. “It was exciting to visit other schools and see how teachers were able to involve every student in the learning process, in real time,” said President Eric Votaw, who also has children in all three district schools. “We could see, hands-down, that once these devices land in students’ hands, they become fully engaged in each and every classroom.” Policies and procedures also have been put in place to best ensure that the devices are used

appropriately for learning. “Increasing classroom technology has been a goal in our district for several years,” said Superintendent Steve Splichal. “I’m so excited to see the amazing


7 A.M. – 7 P.M.

things our students and teachers will do with these new learning tools.”

Calling ALL Eudora Schools families!

Go online to enroll and complete all your back-to-school paperwork whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you – before midnight on Aug. 2! Don’t have internet access or an e-mail account? Come by the EHS library, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday 8/2 for help. Get all the details at District Office

Eudora Elementary School

Eudora Middle School

Eudora High School





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2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR AUGUST 2016 M 1 8 15 22 28

T 2 9 16 23 29

W 3 10 17 24 30

T 4 11 18 25 31

JANUARY 2017 F 5 12 19 26

M 2 9 16 23 29




5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

T 1 8 15 22 29

T 4 11 18 25

W 5 12 19 26

T 6 13 20 27

F 2 9 16 23 30



6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

7 14 21 28

T 1 8 15 22 29

W 2 9 16 23 30

T 3 10 17 24

F 7 (14) 21 28



6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28



5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

F 6 13 20 27

W 1 8 15 22

T 2 9 16 23

F 3 10 (17) 24

W 1 8 15 22 29

T 2 9 16 23 30

F 4 11 18 25

M 3 10 17 24

T 4 11 18 25

W 5 12 19 26

T 6 13 20 27


8-10 Orientation for new employees


Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.

11-12 Inservice for all staff


No school — Teacher inservice day


Teacher workday (no meetings)


No school


Athletic activities begin


EES P-T conferences, by appointment only


Grades 1-9; Students dismissed at 11:15 a.m.


First full day for grades 1-12

16-17 Kindergarten visitation by appointment


Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.

18-23 Kindergarten half days


No kindergarten classes (Fall 2017


First full day for kindergarten


Preschool classes begin at EES

F 3 (10) 17 24 31

F 7 14 21 28

MAY 2017 F 2 9 16 23 30

M 1 8 (15) 22 29

T 2 9 (16) 23 30

W 3 10 (17) 24 31

T 4 11 (18) 25


No school — Teacher workday

September 5

No school — Labor Day



P-T conferences, by appointment only



Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.

Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.



Last day for seniors


Teacher inservice day


Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.


Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.


Last full day for students


No school — Teacher workday


Eudora High School Graduation 1:00 p.m.


P-T conferences (4 p.m.-8 p.m.)


No school — Teacher inservice day —


No school — K-12 P-T conferences


No school

F 5 (12) 19 26

Designated inclement weather day* 16

No school — Teacher workday — Designated inclement weather day*



No school — Teacher workday



No school — Teacher workday

Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.

21-25 No school — Thanksgiving break


Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.


No school — Teacher workday

(if two inclement weather days* are used)

Key No School Dismiss at 1:15 P.M.

23-1/2 No school — Winter break

January 3 4

*Designated inclement weather days will become regular student attendance days if the school district must make up instructional hours due to snow or another major event. If no designated inclement weather days are used during the calendar year above, there will be no school and no teacher work day on May 18, 2017.

Kindergarten Roundup screenings) 13-17 No school — Spring break


T 1 8 15 (22) 29



APRIL 2017


T 5 12 19 26

MARCH 2017


W (4) 11 18 25 31


OCTOBER 2016 M 3 10 17 24 31

T (3) 10 17 24 30


No school — Teacher inservice (1/2 day)

No Kindergarten Classes ()

Inservice/Workday/P-T Conferences -

and teacher collaboration (1/2 day)

No School

No school — Teacher inservice (1/2 day)

Half day for grades 1-9

and teacher collaboration (1/2 day) 5

Classes resume


Dismiss at 1:15 p.m.; inservice 1:15-3:15 p.m.


No school — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Designated inclement weather day*

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Notifications and mobile app connect schools and families

Science meets Star Wars at EES camp


he district’s automated parent notification system is a powerful way for parents and guardians of Eudora Schools students to receive important information from the school district. Messages from the principal or other district representative are delivered by any combination of phone, e-mail and SMS text message to notify families within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that might cause a change in the school schedule or routines. The system also is used to alert parents when a student is absent without known parental permission. The district’s mobile app, available in the iOS and Android app stores is another easy way to connect on the go. Any user can customize the content and set up push notifications to stay in the loop. “These tools are a big part of how we deliver on our promise to communicate with students’ families in a timely and transparent manner,” said Kristin Magette, director of communications. “Whether it’s an unexpected student absence, a critical message during a crisis or a call to let parents know that school is closing early, we work hard to keep our families in the loop.”

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Some 200 elementary students took over Eudora Elementary June 6-10 for the annual Camp E = mc2 (Eudora = Mindful Cranium Connections). This year, teams of campers, leaders and teachers dabbled in the science of stars and constellations, weather, coding/robotics and even made their own starships to battle Star Wars villains!

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The Eudora Schools Foundation raises funds to enrich student experience, reward teacher excellence, and make our schools the very best. Since 2006, the ESF has funded some 50 projects totaling more than $30,000 in classroom grants and teacher recognition. Race to the Top Books EES students practice their social skills and emotional intelligence with the Race to the Top classroom game. Development of these skills are essential for students becoming college and career ready.

Health Careers CPR Mannequins EHS Health Careers class was award an $1,000 grant to purchase four adult and four infant CPR Mannequins. EHS Health Program provides for at least 40 students to receive their CPR certification a year.

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There are many meaningful ways for our Eudora community members to join with ESF and support our schools.

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VOLUNTEER Join a ESF Board or volunteer at a school.

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Social media resources to support Eudora parents and families


he digital world is full of tools for communicating, sharing and connecting – and Eudora Schools teachers, leaders and staff members are working hard to use these tools in ways that help district students and families. “Social media is all about sharing, and we’re committed to using it to tell our story and listen to our community,” said Kristin Magette, director of communications. “It makes it easy to see the great things happening in our schools, but it’s also a key place to go for important information and updates.” Even those who don’t use Facebook can take advantage of the information flow at Visitors who don’t log in will wsee all of the photos, updates and links to important resources – they simply are unable to interact with page. There are dozens of social media accounts that help connect Eudora teachers and schools with students, families and the community. A list of these sites is available at Parents also are encouraged to visit Parent Empower at www. to find a range of resources, including help for parents to provide social media support and limits for their children and teenagers. Information about cyberbullying is also provided. “It’s tough to keep up as a parent when there are so many new

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Eudora Schools Transportation: Helping students get to school safely


hether it’s a rural bus pick-up or a shuttle stop, students in Eudora Schools have access to free, safe transportation to and from school. A school bus shuttle is available before and after school to take students between the schools and designated drop-off points in the community. Students living in the district, but outside Eudora city limits, may request bus transportation to and from their homes. Unlike in previous years, afternoon shuttles will begin this year at Eudora Elementary before traveling to the other schools and stops. Two afternoon shuttles will be dedicated to transport students who are enrolled in community after school programs. For more information on Quest at Eudora Elementary, contact program manager Yemen Shaaban at 785-542-4960. Information about the Eudora Recreation Center’s after-school program is from Eudora Parks and Recreation. Parents and families are asked to be patient at the beginning of the year as the changes in the transportation schedules are implemented. Transportation director Hal Reusch said that his entire team will do whatever is needed to get the school year started off right. “It always takes some time to adjust to changes in the schedules and routes,” Reusch said. “But just like every year, we will make every effort to deliver students to school both safely and on time.” There is no charge for district students to ride the shuttle, but all students riding a district bus must have a transportation request form on file. A copy of this form and the shuttle schedule are available on the Parent Resources section of the district website,

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HELP YOUR CHILD STAY SAFE ON THE BUS: Riding a shuttle bus or rural route bus can be a great experience when we all work together for safety. Share these rules and procedures with your child before school begins: • Just like at school, everyone on the bus is expected to SOAR – making choices that are Safe, Outstanding, Accountable and Respectful. • Riders should stay quiet and seated at all times, allowing the driver to hear and see while operating the bus. • If a bus rider is being mistreated by other students, it should be reported to the bus driver or a teacher so that we can address it appropriately and without delay. • Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting on, and remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop before getting off. • Keep hands, head and other body parts inside the bus at all times. • If your child becomes confused, nervous or lost, he or she should speak to a bus driver, teacher or uniformed bus stop monitor right away so that we can ensure a positive experience for your student.

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Eudora Schools shuttle bus schedule

MORNING SHUTTLE Bus 1, 23 Meet at MAIN after rural route Depart MAIN at 7:25 a.m.

AFTERNOON SHUTTLE Bus 7*, 14* Depart EES at 3:10 p.m. and unload at WEST/ERC

Bus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 23, 12 Depart EES at 3:15 p.m.

Bus 2, 3, 4, 5, 23 Meet at EES after rural routes Bus 1 to EHS Depart EES at 7:35 a.m. Bus 1, 3, 4 to WEST 7:45 a.m.

Bus 3 to EMS

Bus 5 to EMS & EHS 7:45 a.m.

Bus 2, 23 to ERC 7:45 a.m.

Bus 4, 5, 23 Meet at EES

Bus 2 to EMS & EHS

Bus 1 to EHS

ALL Buses meet at EMS at approximately 3:25 p.m.

Pick up at EHS at 3:20

Bus 1 to EES

Bus 4, 5, 6 to WEST

Bus 3

Bus 2, 7 Bus 14 Bus 12, 23 to ERC to EHS-EES to MAIN

Bus 2, 4, 23 to bus barn

Bus 1, 3, 5 To bus barn

Bus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Begin afternoon rural route

Bus 7, 12, 14, 23 To bus barn

*Buses 7 & 14 departing EES will carry only those students who are enrolled in Quest (Bus 7) or the Eudora Recreation Center after-school program (Bus 14). Call the EES office about Quest or contact Eudora Parks and Rec for details about that program.

Transportation office phone: 785-542-4900 Hal Reusch, Transportation and operations director Parents! A completed Transportation Request Form MUST be on file each year for all students riding the shuttles. As long as a form is on file, students may ride the shuttle bus as needed. NOTE: All times are approximate. All times and bus numbers are subject to change. EES = Eudora Elementary School, EHS = Eudora High School, EMS = Eudora Middle School, ERC = Eudora Recreation Center (1630 Elm), MAIN = Parking area near 9th and Main, WEST = West Early Childhood Family Center





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