USD 331 Schools in both Kingman & Norwich have opened our Online Enrollment. Please go in and complete your student(s) enrollments at your earliest opportunity. ALL enrollment will be completed in the convenience of your own home. You will be asked to tell us what instructional model you plan to start with for your kid(s). On Site (traditional in-person with social distancing and safety measures followed) or our Rigorous Remote Model. 6-12th graders also have our Virtual Eagle model.
USD 331 Board of Education Announces First Day of School for 2020-21. Go to our website for more information in the "NEWS" section on bottom of page.
Check our website regularly for updates on planning & preparation for the 2020-21 school year. Be assured, we WILL be having school this year. We will have in-person as well as remote/virtual options. USD 331 has had our own Virtual School for many years. The difference between ours and the ones you see advertised on television is that we don’t market to the entire state. We created our virtual school to fill a need for OUR kids and they are who we focus on. The ones on TV are in it to make money. Your virtual school, USD 331 Virtual Eagle, exists to serve our kids. We do accept students from neighboring districts with special circumstances but we do not market & recruit. If YOU are a 331 parent & are considering a virtual route, we can meet that need. We use the same curricular software platforms as many that you see on advertisements. We provide the computer, we have the teachers. Our difference is- you know our teachers because they live & work in our communities.
Parents of USD 331 students: We emailed you a survey on Wednesday asking you to share your thoughts on returning to school. We value & need your opinions. The survey is also posted to Skyward Family Access. Please complete it one time.
Norwich graduation will also be on 90.3 FM. This is a change.
We know everyone is anxious to learn details on what school is "going to look like" next month. Student & Staff SAFETY is #1 priority. Our Goal is to have all kids attending in-person. We will send a survey to parents soon to gather thoughts & concerns. We will share many more details beginning next week & regularly from then on. Thanks for patience, support & confidence. #inthistogether #331EaglePride
Kingman High Graduation is at 9:30 tomorrow morning. It will be recorded & posted on our webpage after the ceremony. It will also be streamed live on the NFHSAA channel. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/kingman-high-school-kingman-ks/evt00e1975df0
Norwich Graduation will be video recorded & uploaded on website after commencement ceremony. You might not see it live, but will still get to watch it & celebrate in spirit. If you want to try and watch from car, you can listen by tuning into 87.9 FM.
EAGLES Graduation Tomorrow!! KHS at 9:30 a.m.; NHS at 7:00 p.m. Please practice safety & socially distance. We have chairs on the football fields spaced but grouped in 2's You need to distance in bleachers, too. If you want to sit in car, ceremony will be broadcast on 87.9 FM
Graduation for both Kingman High and Norwich High is still scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 11 for the Class of 2020 to walk across the stage!! KHS at 9:30 a.m. & NHS at 7:00 p.m. Specific details will be coming in email to seniors.
USD 331 Superintendent Qualities Survey Please take a few minutes and review and share your thoughts on qualities and traits our superintendent should possess. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunityKNUSD331
Counselors will be available today (Wed) at Norwich School & the school will be open for kids, staff, parents, &/or anyone that wants to come in, shoot baskets, workout, or just talk as our community copes with the tragic loss experienced by the Rosenhagen family & the Norwich family.
USD 331 is pleased to announce the reassignment of Mrs. Wendy Grimm from 3rd grade teacher at Norwich Elem to our preschool teacher. It’s actually a return to preschool for Mrs. Grimm who has passion for teaching all kids but really wanted to return to the “littles”. Welcome home! Mrs. Grimm hands 3rd grade over to Mrs. Hollie Carroll who will also be our Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at NHS.
USD 331 is very pleased to announce that Kingman Elementary teacher Mrs. Kelsy Higgins is going to change roles & will be an additional Counselor in the district. She will share responsibilities at both Kingman Middle & High 7-12 and at KES K-6. We are thrilled to be able to provide more professional help to kids to meet their social & emotional needs. In addition to being our newest Counselor, Kelsy is our new Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at KHS.
USD 331 is pleased to announce that Amy Wallace will be changing responsibilities for the coming year. She has been KMS Principal for 3 yrs. She will assume responsibilities previously held by Tammy Clark who is moving to Norwich 7-12 Principal to fill that position that opened up with the resignation of Dustin Little. Mrs. Wallace will be Principal of 331 Virtual Eagle & Adult Learning Services & District CTE Coordinator, secondary curriculum, among other duties. Mrs . Clark will be transitioning Virtual & Credit Recovery responsibilities to Mrs. Wallace over the summer. CTE will be over the next few months. Mr. Andy Albright & Mr. Rollie Van Wyhe will be adding responsibilities of 7th & 8th graders all day instead of afternoons only like we have done for the past four years. Mr. Bill Kelley will remain in his current role as Kingman preK-6 Principal and Mrs. Heidi Howard will continue as Norwich preK-6 Principal.
USD 331 teams up with Pratt Community College & is excited to introduce Tyler Wells as our new Automotive Instructor at KHS. Mr. Wells is KHS grad & we are excited to have him return home to teach. Welcome! #EaglePride
USD 331 is proud to introduce Stephanie Witte as a new 2nd grade teacher at Kingman Elementary. Mrs. Witte will also be Middle School Head Volleyball Coach. Welcome to the Eagle Family! #USD331EaglePride
USD 331 is excited to introduce Mr. Bob Hall as our new Industrial Tech teacher at KHS. Additionally Mr. Hall will be our Head Varsity Wrestling Coach and Assistant High School Football Coach at Kingman High. Welcome to Team Eagle! #USD331EaglePride
USD 331 is proud to introduce Nick Kyle as our new Math Teacher at Norwich High School. Mr. Kyle is already known as “Coach” at Norwich Middle School. He will now be our Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach in addition to continuing as NMS Football Coach. Welcome officially to Team Norwich! #USD331EaglePride
USD 331 is proud to announce Tammy Clark as our new principal at Norwich Middle & High School. Hollie Carroll is joining our team as 3rd grade teacher & Head Varsity Volleyball Coach, and Nick Kyle as High School Math teacher & Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach. Welcome to Team Norwich. Once an Eagle Always an Eagle!
Driver’s Ed information has been posted on district and building web pages. Please check it out if you’re interested.
FYI- we unlocked the Tennis Courts at KHS yesterday. So now the tracks in Kingman & Norwich are open for public use as well as Tennis Courts at high school in Kingman. As you know- please follow social distancing guidelines. Be safe.
Upon Kansas transitioning to Phase 1.5 for the reopening plan, the school district unlocked the Tracks in both Kingman & Norwich on Monday, May 18. If all goes well I would like to be able to make playgrounds available soon. If that happens, social distancing will need to followed. We do not have the resources to appropriately sanitize playground equipment at this time. #EaglesUnite
ATTENTION KS CLASS OF 2020 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! Wed., May 20, your senior class is scheduling a Senior Appreciation Day. Check out the details. Remember to use #KSClassof2020 and tag your schools and @ksdehq so we can promote your posts! Spread the word!
***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** USD 331 Kingman-Norwich Summer Breakfast & Lunch Program The 2019-2020 school year is officially over on May 20, 2020. We know almost 600 students per day took advantage of our emergency pandemic food program over the past 8 weeks. It has been an honor and privilege to provide this essential service to our kids. There will be some important changes you need to be aware of starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020. We will transition to our Summer “Grab & Go” meal program. Our Summer Feeding plan continues to be provided at no cost to young people ages 1-18 as it has been for the past 3 summers. We will Discontinue satellite delivery of meals to all site AFTER May 20. • Meals will still be available at our two production sites: Kingman Elementary School and Norwich School. • We will not deliver meals to any other locations (Spivey, Rago, Adams, Belmont, Murdock, Suppesville, Milton, nor Kingman High Parking Lot or Kingman Hospital parking lot.) Please note the following Important Information that relates to our Student Feeding Program: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Last Day of Emergency Feeding Program During School Year. We will prepare & distribute meals on the last school day. (May 20) Thursday, May 21 No Food Prepared – No Food Distributed Friday, May 22 No Food Prepared – No Food Distributed Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) No Food Prepared – No Food Distributed Meal Prep RESUMES on Tuesday, May 26 Tuesday, May 26 Food Preparation Resumes But must be picked up at KES or Norwich School Meals will be prepared and distributed on Weekdays Through July 31, 2020 with the exception of Friday, July 3, 2020 Because Kansas is in Phase 1.5 of the Reopening Plan, we will continue to provide Curbside Pickup between May 26 and June 1. After June 1, IF Kansas transitions to Phase 2, then students and/or parents will need to enter the school cafeterias, go through a lunch line, (maintaining social distancing) and pick up that day’s lunch and a breakfast for the next day. As we have become all too accustomed to, our plans remain fluid and are subject to change in response to the Ad Astra Reopening of Kansas plan. We will do our best to provide consistency and provide meals for our students.
CHANGE of plans on GRADUATION dates for KHS & NHS. In USD 331 Kingman-Norwich Due to Governor’s modification to the Re-Opening of Kansas Phase 1.5 New date: July 11, 2020 To our grads & parents, we apologize for yet another change. Thank you for your patience. Seniors - congratulations on meeting the requirements for graduation!!
USD 331 Kingman-Norwich Board of Education set Graduation Ceremonies for both KHS & NHS for June 27, 2020. KHS will be at 9:30 a.m. and NHS will be at 1:00 p.m. (Alternate date will be July 11, 2020 if we aren't allowed to have commencement on June 27)
Norwich 2020 Seniors Virtual Academic Awards!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/16-9jevOK3zeAqv1-40U0kwwWe6YgCapM/view?usp=sharing
Norwich Seniors 2020 virtual tribute videos https://drive.google.com/file/d/15b38MCaaVdc6kujQtzKnU51eQjdnEUB-/view?usp=sharing
Norwich Senior Virtual Celebration of Awards - Senior 2020!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/160gBmd9_5cMw9m8p8lX4fcaJX50fkjcn/view?usp=sharing
Governor Kelly's directive on Graduations and the Ad Astra Reopening of Kansas Plan. We are in Phase 1 now and schools are not allowed to conduct any type of graduation ceremony. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QgsihNZjfdfg2u_ceEbx-DsOUBc4G3t1/view?usp=sharing
We know Kingman & Norwich Seniors & parents are anxious to hear what plans are for celebrating graduation. All plans are subject to Kansas moving to Phase 2 and to approval by the County Health Officer. The Governor announced today that there could be NO Graduation Events while Kansas is in Phase 1. We plan to have an alternative ceremony the weekend of May 22-24. Times & Details will be forthcoming. We also are planning a more traditional ceremony on Saturday, June 27.
New Babysitting Information: https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/families/suddenly-in-charge/index.html Suddenly in Charge MORE INFORMATION: Suddenly in Charge Tip Sheets, Family Information Sheet, Safety Checklist. Guides for caring for young children here.. Guides for families about managing household duties during the Covid-19 crisis here.. For questions, please contact Dr. Bradford Wiles, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Early Childhood Development at email@example.com. www.ksre.k-state.edu
We are concluding our 2nd week of Continuous Learning for our kids. Its not perfect yet but we are making progress! Please remember- No Breakfasts or Lunches will be served on Friday Apr 10 -No School (Good Friday) nor Monday, April 13, Teacher Inservice Day. #EaglesUnite
Tonight was to be the KIAAA Awards Banquet where KHS Athletic Director Rollie Van Wyhe would be recognized as Area 4 AD of the Year & our own Bob Morris was going to be recognized as Kansas High School Sportswriter of the Year!! Congrats to both. #331EaglePride @KingmanEagles
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Did you know that 9 out of 10 students in the U.S. attend public schools. Public schools welcome every child- regardless of ability, race, wealth, language, country of origin, or needs. More than 50 million students are learning and growing in public schools today and every weekday. Join us in celebrating Public Schools Week!! #PublicSchoolProud #USD331KingmanNorwichProud
USD 331 will run a regular school schedule today (Thursday, Feb 13, 2020). It is very cold with windchills that you should limit being outside and certainly bundle up. Driving your kids to school instead of walking would be a good idea. As always parents- If you are uncomfortable sending your child to school due to the temperatures, you should use your best judgment & keep them home. We will be open today. **remember- we do not have school Tomorrow- Feb 14 due to parent/teacher conferences and no school Monday, due to Teacher Inservice. Bundle Up!!
This is a repeat but- Both Kingman High & Norwich High graduation ceremonies are on SATURDAY, May 9, 2020 (not on a Sunday like we’ve done for many years).
Official update on status of school at USD 331 today (Friday, January 17, 2020): We will continue with our plan to follow our Late Start schedule. The temperature is rising with lots of melting. There are isolated slick spots on streets, roads & highways so caution should be exercised. Sidewalks seem to be hazardous. School maintenance crews are at work spreading ice-melt on sidewalks. Parking lots are slick so be aware of that. Thanks to City, County, & State Road Crews for your advance treatment & for putting down sand to help keep us all safe. Parents- as always in weather decisions- if you are uncomfortable with our decision you can choose to keep your student(s) home. Remember we aren’t starting until 9:30 this morning. Also - remember we do not have school on Monday, Jan. 20 due to Inservice. Drive safely.
At this point we see about 1/2” of snow and are looking at running Normal schedule for school. Expecting another 1” or so. We will continue to evaluate roads.