Free Grab and Go Kids Meals (breakfast and lunch)
Available for Pickup
March 18th, 19th & 20th
Closed for Spring Break
(Will resume March 30th if needed)
Locations: Neosho Heights Parking Lot, 100 Oregon, Oswego
AND Assembly of God Family Life Center, 1323 4th Street, Oswego
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Available to anyone ages 1-18 years old.
For more information contact USD 504 Board Office 620-795-2126
USD 504 Special Announcement
In response to COVID-19 safety measures, Gov. Kelly announced today that all school buildings across the state of Kansas will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Learning will continue. USD 504 will continue to be closed this week in accordance with the recommendation by Dr. Randy Watson - Kansas Commissioner of Education which was made at the beginning of the week. Spring break will be the week of March 23rd through the 27th. Beginning on Monday, March 30th, small groups of teachers in cooperation with the administration will begin developing a plan to carry learning through the remainder of the school year. It is the intent of USD 504 to finalize the plan and communicate it to parents by April 6th.
To: All Parents/ Guardians
March 15, 2020
RE: Oswego USD 504 School Closure
Based on the “strong recommendation” of the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Randy Watson, Oswego-Service Valley USD 504 and all Labette County Schools will be closed until March 29, 2020, due to the spread of COVID-19. During this closure, no one will be allowed on district property except essential personnel. During this extended closure, district maintenance and custodial staff will deep clean and disinfect.
As parents/guardians of children impacted by this closure, we ask that you practice the recommendations as provided by KDHE, CDC, and other health agencies, some of which are provided below:
• Hand Washing: Using soap and water, wash your hands 6-10 times per day for 20 seconds or more - equivalent of singing Happy Birthday twice. Hand sanitizer is not a substitute for hand washing.
• Social Distancing: Avoid large groups of people and, as much as possible, public places. Keep a distance of six feet or more between people, especially strangers or someone coughing or sneezing. Schedule play dates only with those whose schedules and travels you are fully aware.
• Stay Home: If you are sick, stay home! Do not go out in public and infect others.
More information regarding distribution of food to school aged children and other information will follow later.
School: Pedestrian & bike safety for kids
Hopefully, warmer weather is arriving and spring is just around the corner. This will result in more students walking and riding bikes to and from school. As a parent, you may find yourself wondering how to keep your kids safe when they’re away from home. It begins as soon as your child steps foot outside the house. Teaching your children about pedestrian and bike safety is paramount—even if your kids don’t walk to school or are too young to ride their bikes unattended. Inevitably and eventually, your children will be somewhere—even if it’s only a parking lot—where they will have to navigate real traffic.
Following is a list of tips to ensure your children’s safety and begin proactive pedestrian and cycling practices:
1. When biking, always wear a properly fitted helmet. This can save lives if your child takes a tumble or a driver does not see them.
2. Wear bright colors. Whether your child is walking or riding, wearing bright colors ensures that drivers are alert and aware of their presence.
3. Put away phones and headphones, especially when crossing the street. Keep distractions at bay by staying alert to both sight and sound.
4. Even at an early age, teach kids to look left, then right and left again before crossing the street. Remind them to keep looking back and forth until they are safely across.
5. Cyclists should use the proper hand signals when turning, always following the rules of the road and with the flow of traffic. Make sure that your child is proficient at riding before setting them out on their own. Encourage your children to ride in a straight line, never swerving in and out of traffic.
6. Children under 10 should preferably walk with an adult. While the maturity and ability of each child varies, as a general rule, kids under 10 should always have supervision and hold the hand of an adult when crossing the street.
7. When biking, encourage your children to ride on the sidewalk as much as possible. When that is not an option, ensure they are riding in a bike lane or to the far right of the street, going with the flow of car traffic.
8. When walking, children should ALWAYS be on the sidewalk if available. Encourage your kids not to walk in heavily-trafficked areas without sidewalks. Teach children to always cross the street at crosswalks or designated cross points. Unlike cyclists, pedestrians should walk opposite the flow of traffic (to the far left) so drivers can see them from a distance and so your children can see cars coming from afar.
9. In dark or low-light situations, ensure your child is in reflective gear or that they are equipped with a light. The darker it is, the more alert your children should be.
10. Set a good example for your children. As the old adage goes, “monkey see, monkey do,” and our children will always follow the example we set. As a result, when you are walking and cycling together, ensure that you are also following proper safety etiquette, putting phones and distractions away and being cognizant of proper safety practices.
Only you know if your children are ready to bike and walk alone. But before you make the decision, ensure they are properly prepared by speaking to them directly about safety. Articulate why it’s important and why it’s important to care. Let’s have a safe spring!
Cheer clinic/tryouts for JH and HS will be March 9 and 10 from 6:30-7:30 with tryouts on March 12 at 6:30.
SVCA/NEHI Archers traveled to Webb City Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.
JESSE BLUMER 283 ranked 7th overall boys
JACE LANDES 275
KLETE KELLER 258
JESSALYN OVERALL 248
OLIVIA JACKSON 269 ranked 9th middle school girls
KAYTEE BLUMER 260 ranked 16th middle school girls
EMMA BRUNING 252
DANI JO WHITE 250
COLEMAN MURPHY 247
RAYDEN MYERS 246
BRODY BYRD 244
NOAH MILLS 244
PATRICK DOYLE 219
CARSYNN SMITH 210
ALEX LONG 210
OWEN JACKSON 204
AUBRI KEELE 203
BRANDON WEBSTER 199
ZACHARY BURKS 163
KENNEDY KELLER 242 ranked 5th elementary girls
MANNY RAMIREZ 241 ranked 12th elementary boys
WYATT MCCLURE 234 ranked 17th elementary boys
COOPER OBRIEN 231
HAILEY SMARDO 228 ranked 8th elementary girls
CHRISTIAN CUNNING 225
CHANCE MILLS 223
KIMBER LITTLEPAGE 219
MAKAYLA GETMAN 216
GARRETT MCCLURE 206
BRENNEN PEASE 195
ALDEN EBERSOLE 192
JOURNEE RIMMER 184
XAVIER RIMMER 184
TRAVIEN HIGGINS 180
KYLIE GEORGE 176
DOM CUNNINGHAM 174
NOAH KEELE 172
HOLLY SMITH 155
PETER WAGNER 146
SPARKLE MYERS 144
CASEY MANNING 120
AARON SIMPSON 117
RODNEY DUNNIC 104
Webb City Archery Tournament Information
GYM A is the east gym (Red on map). Please enter that gym through south hall. GYM B (Blue) is the west gym. Use either east entrance on that gym.
Adult entry fee: $2.00
Student entry fee: $1.00
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is declaring the flu to be widespread in the state of Kansas. Staying home when sick is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of influenza and hand washing is such an important part of preventing the spread. The CDC recommends being off 4-5 days after initial flu symptoms as well as being fever free for 24hrs. We have free resources from the CDC regarding the flu available on our website.
Oswego Archers competed in the Carthage High School Archery Tournament today, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM
Jessalyn Overall 253
Jace Landes 245
Engracia LaDene 210
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM
Kaytee Blumer 268
Olivia Jackson 261
Noah Mills 248
Rayden Myers 240
Aaliyah Tun 235
Alex Long 233
Kylee McDaniels 231
Coleman Murphy 231
Patrick Doyle 223
Emma Bruninng 221
AJ Tun 217
Owen Jackson 211
Elizabeth Ramirez 210
Aubri Keele 204
Brandon Webster 185
Zachary Burks 155
Gavino LaDene 119
Hailey Smardo 240
Alden Ebersole 233
Manny Ramirez 226
Brody Braun 223
Christian Cunningham 208
Axton Myers 199
Domic Cunningham 188
Kimber Little Page 179
MaKayla Getman 176
Noah Keele 166
Traven Higgins 161
Chance Mills 134
Kylie George 127
Holly Smith 123
Sparkle Myers 110
Branaya Page 109
The HS Basketball Tournament at Pleasanton has been postponed to conclude on Saturday, January 25th. The game times currently remain the same and we will update this notification if there is a change.
JH BB at Columbus tomorrow has been cancelled due to incoming weather.
SVCA students that want to ride float or walk in Parsons parade need to meet at Daylight Donuts by 6:50 pm tonight. Parade starts at 7:00. We are 59th in the parade. Please be across from the Judicial center once we reach the end of the parade route.
For all students and staff who signed up for immunizations but did not get them yet, CHC will be back on Nov 14th to complete immunizations. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Just a reminder, there is no school for USD 504 students tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. See you on Monday!
JOB TITLE: Substitute Teachers
JOB DESCRIPTION: U.S.D. 504 is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers. This opening may be for any one or up to all three of our district buildings including Service Valley Charter Academy, Neosho Heights Elementary, and Oswego Jr./Sr. High.
Individuals interested in this position should submit the following:
2. Substitute License
Please direct all correspondence to:
PO Box 129
Oswego, KS 67356
If you are unable to attend the Football Homecoming game this evening you can tune into 690am to listen to the game. GO INDIANS!!!!!!
All SVCA students will be going in town tomorrow for the Homecoming parade and pep rally. Show your school spirit by wearing a red shirt tomorrow!
Great turn out for McCune parade today!
Special thank you to Jaylen Marshall for donating two little pigs to SVCA this past week. The two little pigs are sharing their stall with SVCA’s own Charlotte! There just might be a little. MAGIC happen in the SVCA barn next week!
Changes to JH and JV Volleyball today: Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we are going to move JH and HS JV VB to one court today. JH B-Team will start at 4:00, followed by the A-team. HS JV will then play at the conclusion of the JH. All matches will be in the JH Gym. Thanks