Buhler families, Since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020, the federal government has supported schools and families with funds to pay for breakfast and lunch for all students. That program has now ended. Meal pricing information is attached. My School Bucks is currently down, but you may add funds to your child's account once it is available, or send money with your child to add to their account. Thank you!
Online enrollment will CLOSE on Monday, August 8th at NOON. Please make sure you have located the email and snap code for each of your students and are able to enroll by that time. If you have questions please call the district office and ask for Charlene Cooper #BetterTogether
Preschool and Kindergarten students start school a little differently from our older students. See the image below for details and be looking for information from your child's teacher regarding pre-assessments.
In-person enrollment for new students is tomorrow 7:30 - 5:30 in the school buildings. We are excited to meet you! Find links to paperwork needed and a map of our school boundaries here: https://www.usd313.org/page/enrollment-information-forms Online enrollment for returning students will close on Monday, August 8th at noon.
Online enrollment is now LIVE for returning students and preschool students who registered in the spring. Families, please check your email for your enrollment link containing all of the necessary information. Contact the district office if you have questions.
For changes to meal pricing and FAQ's for the 2022-2023 school year, please see the attachments below. Online enrollment for returning students will open July 25. For new students, in person enrollment will be August 2nd in our buildings.
School supply lists are available! Stores are stocked and sales have begun! Click here for a folder containing supply lists for each school: https://www.usd313.org/documents/parents%2Fstudents/supply-lists/223574 They now include suggested donations for preschool classes.
Prairie Hills Middle School is looking for a main dish cook. Click to apply online! https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=1086 There are other food service positions available online as well. View them here: https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Food+Service
During the summer months, our crews wax floors, clean, service HVAC units and so many other things behind the scenes. Here is a little update at Union Valley many parents, staff, and students will be excited to see! New bleachers!! If you know, you know. 😁 #bexceptional
Buhler families, our transportation department is working hard to plan bus routes for the upcoming school year. To help them do this we need your help responding to the form linked below telling us EACH of your student's bussing needs this year. Please complete the form for each student as soon as possible. Click here to complete the form. https://forms.gle/t9Hv7zKgEU7Ga1828 We continue to experience a severe shortage of qualified drivers. If you or someone you know is at all interested in helping ease this shortage contact the Transportation Department at 620-543-6829 or the Burkholder Administrative Center at 620-543-2258. Please note: This same information will be requested at enrollment so that it is associated with your student in Power School, but completing this form is needed for planning purposes prior to enrollment. Thank you for your help
STEAM Camp wrapped up today! What an exciting two weeks of coding, building, creating, and collaborating we had! See our highlight video for week two below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaTZzP1DAhM
Our first week of STEAM Camp has been full of so much learning and fun! Click the link to watch a highlight video showing just a few of the things we have been up to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y5uK_peoxg&t=1s
Free summer meals are available this year for kids up to age 18 at a number of Hutchinson sites, courtesy of USD 308 food service. See the attached photo for information.
Yesterday, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. As our community is excited to start summer and a rejuvenation period, Uvalde families are living out our worst nightmare. Violence inside our schools is impossible to process. We send our most precious gifts to schools trusting they will be cared for, loved, supported, and safe. When that trust is violated, it leaves all of us to question our own safety and procedures, and to reflect on what more can be done to keep everyone in our buildings protected. Buhler schools have a number of precautionary measures in place. Each building has a secure entryway. Individuals must identify themselves to office personnel before being allowed entry. Each building also has cameras at the entryway and in various locations in the building. Exterior doors are to remain locked during the day, and gates to playgrounds remain locked and secure. With our recent bond issue, all offices have been relocated to the front of the building, and visitors must go through the office before gaining access to the building. Additionally, staff and students do crisis drills to prepare for an active shooter. Reno County Law Enforcement and county superintendents also work together to ensure communication and response procedures are in place with crisis plans and threat assessment procedures. In the next two weeks, our administration will review those plans, reflect on what we learn from Uvalde to improve our response, and adjust accordingly. Unfortunately, safety precautions such as those listed above are simply that...precautions. Our most effective deterrent is being sure each student feels a sense of belonging in our schools, that each student is supported and has a caring adult they can trust. The other most effective precaution is each of you. Each student, staff member, parent, and community member must remain vigilant in listening for and reporting any questionable behavior or comments to authorities. Every one of us has a role to play in keeping our staff and students safe. I am thankful for the support of our community and dedication to our youth. Cindy Couchman Superintendent, Buhler Public Schools
Our Buhler Special Olympics Teams (basketball, track, & bowling) will be holding a fundraiser at Applebee's this coming Tuesday, May 31st from 4-8pm. Eat out at Applebee's on Tuesday and order off of the "Together We Care Tuesday" menu and a percentage of the revenue will go toward funding our team's annual budget. See the attached "Together We Care" menu. #BetterTogether
Start summer off with a LAUGH! Check out this HILARIOUS video made by Mrs. Newcome and various students :-) Random Questions with your UV Librarian: https://youtu.be/iWzNlSBjNPI
The Kansas State Department of Education is once again partnering with many venues and experiences state-wide to give students the opporutunity to stay engaged through experiential learning this summer. See the flyer below for details or visit sunflowersummer.org
Yesterday our Cru Leaders from all three elementary schools visited the Kansas State Capitol Building together. They toured the building and got to go to the house floor. Thank you, Jason Probst, Kansas Representative from Hutchinson, for hosting our students! Cru Leaders started just this year and they are already making a positive impact on their school and community.
As part of the Affordable Connectivity Program, which is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, there are many internet providers that have lowered high-speed internet costs, resulting in free or very low cost internet options for qualifying families. Large wireless providers like AT&T and Verizon, as well as fiber internet providers that serve many Buhler families like Cox Communications and Ideatek, are on board. View the White House press release below for details on the program, including who qualifies, and links to participating internet providers. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/09/fact-sheet-president-biden-and-vice-president-harris-reduce-high-speed-internet-costs-for-millions-of-americans/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=Mze3NDc3NrQwsDQ2AAA&sseid=MzIxNrI0MTAwNgEA&jobid=158e5e77-2c1a-41c7-9b61-2f394fb14aeb
Last call for STEAM Camp applications! If you are planning to enroll your students for STEAM Camp and have not yet done so, please complete the application form below by the end of the day tomorrow, April 14th. bit.ly/buhlersteamcamp22