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MAY 2020

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Important Dates

May 1
Be the Light - 8:20 pm

May 8
Be the Light - 8:20 pm

May 13
Seniors Last Day

May 15
Be the Light - 8:20 pm

May 20
Last Day of School
 

Appreciation/Awareness Days

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Teacher Appreciation Week: 3-9
National Music Week: 4-8
School Nutrition Professionals Day: 1
National Teacher Day: 5
National School Nurse Day: 6

Be the Light

Be the Light
We will be celebrating the Class of 2020 by turning on our stadium lights. The Seaman community is encouraged to join us by turning on their porch lights as a symbol of solidarity with our seniors. We will be doing this three Friday nights in May at 8:20 pm for 20 minutes (May 1, 8, and 15). Please note: This is a commemorative event and not to be confused as an opportunity to gather. Please refrain from gatherings during this event as we continue to follow health and safety guidelines.

Transfer Applications

Since the district office and buildings are not open to the public, the Transfer Request Application for next school year has been made available as a fillable PDF and can be emailed or mailed, for your convenience. Parents of both in-district and out-of-district transfer students must fill out a new request each year. Applications will be accepted through July 31. If you have questions about the transfer process, please email Theresa Dunham at tdunham@usd345.com.

Summer Camps

There are still many questions and uncertainty regarding summer camps and summer school in our district, at this point in time. We continue to work closely with state and local health officials as we follow their recommended guidelines. All summer camps and summer school are tentatively scheduled to continue as planned, with the expectation that refunds will be provided, if we have to cancel. Some refunds may be prorated, depending on costs the camp has incurred, as coaches and sponsors begin preparing for kids. Protecting the safety and health of all our students and staff is our first consideration in making final decisions.

Click here to view a list of scheduled summer camps. Registration forms will be made available as a link once a coach/sponsor has submitted for public view. 

Class of 2020 Graduation and Prom

Our high school administration has been working hard to find a way to properly recognize and celebrate their accomplishments. At this time, we have a tentative rescheduled date for a graduation ceremony and prom. Seaman High School Graduation 2020 will plan to be held on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 4:00 pm at the Stormont Vail Events Center. The SHS Prom is planned for Thursday, July 30 from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at Stormont Vail Events Center, Exhibition Hall. Of course, as with everything during these times, schedules are subject to change, but we will find a way to recognize the many talents, contributions, and legacy of the class of 2020.

Senior Facebook Frame

If you would like to apply a custom Facebook frame to your Facebook profile picture, visit the district Facebook page. Find the post and click the “try it” button to show your support for our seniors! 


2020-21 Online Enrollment

Online enrollment for the 2020-21 school year will be open on July 6, 2020. Parents/Guardians will be emailed an invite to complete online enrollment. Walk-in enrollment is scheduled for July 28, 2020 from 11am-7pm at Seaman Middle School. More information will be made available as we move closer to the date. 


Little Vikes Preschool

Please complete this form for your child to be considered to attend Mathes Early Learning Center for the 2020-2021 school year. The school, serves an inclusive model of 3- and 4-year-old students, in high-quality, half-day preschool classrooms. All information must be complete to be considered for placement. Families will be contacted for a screening date. Once a child is selected from this application process, the family will be contacted with paperwork to complete for school and to determine eligibility. Slots are limited. All preschool students in Seaman School District receive priority preference. 


Grab-and-Go Meals

Stay up-to-date with our grab-and-go meal service.

• 1 drive thru location (SMS, 11-11:30 am)
• 9 mobile site locations (11-11:10)
• New regulations allow adults to pick up for kids (more info below)
• Limited home delivery service available

We have served meals to around 630 families each day. Our food service folks, nurses, security team, bus drivers, and other staff members have all pitched in to keep this essential service available for our kids. We thank you for your patience as we make adjustments to optimize this service for our families.

Meals are limited to one meal bag per day per child. An adult may pick up a meal for a child(ren) by showing a Child Meal Pass. To enroll your children and receive a pass you must bring all your children (1-18) or a family photo with all children to the Seaman Middle School site. Passes must be shown at time of meal pick up. The Seaman Middle school site at 5530 NW Topeka Blvd is open for meal pick up and enrollment Monday – Friday from 11:00 -11:30 am.

https://www.seamanschools.org/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_resource_page/food_resources

Extra food distribution will be conducted at Logan Elementary School on Thursdays from 11:30-12:30 on the following dates:

May 7-back car line
May 14-front car line
May 21-back car line
May 28-front car line
June 11-front car line
June 25-front car line
July 9-front car line
July 23-front car line

Board Digest

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Following each board of education meeting, the Director of Communications recaps the board meeting in the Board Digest. Click here to review the latest board meeting. 


Seaman Education Advantage Foundation Golf Tourney

The SEAF Golf Tournament date has changed from June 5 to July 17. More info and registration links will be provided at a later date.

Kindergarten Orientation

If you have a child who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2020 and you live in the Seaman School District, please register for Kindergarten Orientation!

Click here for more information.


Continuous Learning FAQs

FAQs
New answers to your frequently asked questions have been added to our FAQ page. Please continue to submit your questions through the online form so we can answer and post for everyone's benefit. With news changing daily, answers may change as we keep the health and safety of our community in mind.

https://www.seamanschools.org/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_resource_page/f_a_qs

Please continue to check our coronavirus resource page for public messaging, frequently asked questions, and other helpful resources.

We’re hiring!

We are always looking for qualified substitutes, bus drivers and various support positions. Take a look at our current job openings, and help spread the word!

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