Has your family been placed on a mandatory home quarantine? If the answer is yes, please click on the following link to see your options for home delivery of Grab N Go meals for children age 1 to 18. https://5il.co/ei6x
INTERNET ACCESS - Pioneer Communications will be installing a second WIFI hot spot on 4/3/2020. This hot spot will be located at their office at 106 N. West Street in Holcomb. Residents in the area may be able to access this from their homes. Thank you Pioneer!!!
INTERNET ACCESS - Pioneer Communications has just completed the installation of a free public WIFI hot spot at the Holcomb High School. This hot spot should cover most of the parking lot between the south side of the school and the north side of the football field.
Has your family been placed on a mandatory home quarantine? If the answer is yes, please click on the following link to see your option for home delivery of Grab N Go meals for children age 1 to 18. https://5il.co/ei6x
The USD 363 Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday April 1, 2020 at 6:30pm will be accessible to the public by using the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr4qhEdM1TE .This link will take you to the YouTube audio cast of the meeting where you can listen to the agenda items being discussed. In keeping in line with KDHE and CDC guidelines, the public will not be admitted to the meeting due to social distancing brought on by COVID-19. Thank you.
This is a message from Dr. Myers, Superintendant of U SD 363. Randy Watson the commisioner of education, called a special Zoom meeting today reguarding the governors stay at home order. I just got finished taking part in it. He made it perfectly clear the new order doesnt change anything from what we have been doing as far as school is concerned. We will continue with school as planned, keep serving meals, and keep having the same employees report to the schools. Office staff, administration, janitors, cooks. Todays order changes nothing for now. If you have any questions, please give me a holler. Thank you.
From now until May 13 on regularly scheduled school days, we will now be handing out breakfast/lunches at the following locations in addition to the High School. If your students are walking or riding in the car to these locations, please inform them to use all safety precautions. The times of distribution will be 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Again please inform your children to be as safe as possible. Please tell them to stay on the sidewalk and do not cross traffic unless they have to and to please cross where it is safest to do so. Holcomb High School (front entrance) Corner of Park Dr. & W. Taylor Jones Corner S. Lynch & Douglas Ave. Sonnie Baird Park 203 Redford 102 Jenny Ave. 100 Ryan Ave. 202 Sharae (west side) Look for a school vehicle!!! Desde ahora hasta el 13 de mayo, en días escolares programados regularmente, ahora estaremos repartiendo desayunos / almuerzos en los siguientes lugares además de la escuela secundaria. Si sus estudiantes caminan o viajan en automóvil a estos lugares, infórmeles que tomen todas las precauciones de seguridad. Los horarios de distribución serán de 11:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. Una vez más, informe a sus hijos que estén lo más seguros posible. Por favor, dígales que permanezcan en la acera y que no crucen el tráfico a menos que tengan que hacerlo y que crucen donde sea más seguro hacerlo. Holcomb High School (entrada principal) Esquina de Park Dr. y W. Taylor Jones Esquina S. Lynch y Douglas Ave. Parque Sonnie Baird 203 Redford 102 Jenny Ave. 100 Ryan Ave. 202 Sharae (lado oeste) ¡Busca un vehículo escolar!
Parents and Students USD 363 and local internet providers have come together to provide you with a couple of options for your students to be able to access the internet to complete their online assignments for the remainder of school year 19-20. The following options are currently available: - Wheatland Broadband has installed a free wireless hot spot at the corner of Railroad Ave and Sonnie Baird Ln in Holcomb. Students may park in the empty lot to access this service. They have also set up a hot spot at the Wheatland Electric Office Parking Lot at 2005 W. Fulton St. in Garden City. - Pioneer Communications is offering home internet at no charge to families with students through May 31, 2020. You will need to contact Pioneer Communications at (620) 356-3211. You will need to provide a drivers license for the adults name that the service will be under as well as a student ID or proof that the student attends USD 363 Holcomb Schools (you can print proof of enrollment documentation from your Powerschool Parent Account). If you do not have a Powerschool Parent Account and need proof that your student is enrolled, please contact either your building secretary or Kristi Calkins @ (620)-765-1859 or email@example.com and we will get you the documentation you need. At this time, USD 363 is working with Pioneer to potentially set up a free wireless hotspot in Holcomb. As soon as this is set up, you will be notified of the location. Transfer Students – Please contact your local cable provider to access the options they have available for your area. Updates will be posted to the district website @ https://www.usd363.com as more information becomes available. Thank you USD 363 Holcomb Schools
ATTENTION - Per the District Superintendent, All district buildings and facilities are now closed to the public for any an all use until further notice. Please check the news feed for more information as it becomes available. Thank you.
REMINDER!!! All children ages 1 through 18 can go to the front of the Holcomb High School from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for a FREE LUNCH for today and a FREE BREAKFAST for tomorrow. You do not have to sign up to receive these meals. They are FREE!
Desayuno y almuerzo de la escuela Holcomb Vamos a comenzar a servir comidas Grab n Go a todos los niños de 1 año a 18 años. COMPLETAMENTE LIBRE Dirección: Puertas de entrada de la escuela secundaria Holcomb @ 600 N Jones, Holcomb, Kansas Hora: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 23,2020 de marzo El desayuno y el almuerzo se servirán juntos. Una bolsa para el desayuno del día siguiente que se guardará en el refrigerador hasta el día siguiente y una bolsa de almuerzo para el día de la recogida. Recibirá 1 opción de leche por cada bolsa Grab n Go. Tendremos una mesa colocada debajo del dosel frente a la High School secundaria para hacer caminatas. Tendremos carros configurados para los vehículos en línea. Serviremos las bolsas Grab n Go en el servicio de curva. Detén tu vehículo frente a la escuela secundaria y te traeremos las comidas Grab n Go. Reglas del estado de Kansas: Las bolsas Grab n Go son solo para niños entre 1 año y 18 años. Los niños deben estar presentes para recibir comidas. Se paciente Se respetuoso Estar agradecido Una sonrisa sería apreciada.
Holcomb School Breakfast & Lunch We are going to start serving Grab n Go meals to all children from 1 year of age – 18 years of age. COMPLETELYFREE Address: Holcomb High School Front doors @ 600 N Jones, Holcomb, Kansas Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm March 23, 2020 Breakfast & Lunch will be served together. One bag for Breakfast for the next day to be kept in refrigerator till the next day & one lunch bag for the day of pickup. You will receive 1 milk choice for each Grab n Go Bag. We will have a table set up under the canopy in front of the High School for walk ups. We will have carts set up for the vehicles in line. We will serve the Grab n Go Bags at curve service. Pull your vehicle up in front of High School, & we will bring the Grab n Go meals to you. State of Kansas Rules: The Grab n Go Bags are for children between 1 year old – 18-year olds ONLY. Children must be present to receive meals. Be Patient Be Respectful Be Thankful A Smile would be Appreciated.
Due to inclement weather school has been canceled for Holcomb Schools on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
The basketball games tonight vs Scott City have been postponed to Monday February 3rd #LonghornVIP
Basketball vs Scott City tonight has been postponed. Date and time will be shared when the date is set! #LonghornVIP
The most current Wellness Plan and Wellness Policies can now be accessed on usd363.com by clicking Menu>Documents>District>Health Services. If you have any questions,concerns or you would like to join our wellness committee, please contact the district office or any team member.
Parents! November 25th, Wiley and Holcomb Elementary students will eat together in the south gym. The cafeteria will provide a sack meal lunch on this day. Please let your child’s teacher know if your child is eating a school sack lunch or bringing their own sack lunch on November 25th. The teachers need to have the count to the office by Friday, November 22nd. Many teachers have sent out polls through Band and Class DoJo. Thank you.
Be sure to go listen to this week's podcast where I talk with Mr. Miller and three of his writing students about their interests and experiences with writing. I apologize for the sound quality. Persevere. It is worth it as they share interesting information.
A big shout out and great big THANK YOU to Kari Dreiling VanPelt for all your hard work with the book fair! If it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t have this opportunity! The book fair is an opportunity to get books into our families homes and books for our classrooms and libraries! We appreciate you and your long hours and hard work. Thank you also to the parents that supported the book fair as well. Delaina Hammond and Haleigh Kells
The first grade field trip was a huge success today! The kids all enjoyed learning about stores. Hearing the owners talk about what they sell, how to come up with a store name, and the most important thing you can do when running a store: Be Happy! After playing at the park, working out at Fit Body, drinking some yummy juice from Roots, and doing some yoga the kids had an ice cream cone from Traditions. I’d say it the best Friday yet! 😊
Be sure to go read this month's letter exploring our Early Childhood program expansion. You might even learn something about the ravages of syrup of ipecac. True story!
Be sure to listen to this week's podcast. I talk with Kelly Tichenor about the special programming we provide throughout the district. Listen in to hear about the great deal of deep dive work that takes place to provide for our students.
@HolcombFootball JV game at Ulysses is at 6 PM today instead of 5 PM #LonghornVIP
Be sure to go listen to my conversation with Sam Mesa, the USD 363 Transportation Director. It really is amazing the amount of work that goes into making sure our student get to and from school safely. :-)
Be sure to go listen to this week's Podcast where I talk with Jenna Johnson about the counseling program at the high school. Lots of VERY important work taking place.
Lifetouch Pictures will be here within the next few days. We will have retakes on October 30th. The calendar says October 22nd. Please know this is incorrect. Also, Parent Teacher Conferences are next week. Notes and messages have gone home for parents to schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher. We hope to see you there!
Book Fair will be here before we know it. Please consider signing up for the eWallet if you are NOT able to attend the fair with your child. eWallet will save the kids from the chance of LOST money. Hope to see you at the fair Thurs. Nov. 7th and Fri. Nov. 8th https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?webUrl=holcombelementaryschool2
Be sure to enjoy the latest Superintendent Podcast - Mrs. Novack explores the expansion of the Early Childhood program, particularly the new Parents as Teachers Program.
USD 363 would like your feedback on our new online enrollment process. Please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey so that we may improve the process for the coming years. https://forms.gle/CDzhK7rLy2rfbwjBA
Please tune in to this week's podcast. Mr Helton talks about the various initiatives and relationship building taking place at the middle school. Good stuff.
Be sure to go listen to this week's Podcast. I talk with Ms. Randi Thyne about her acclimation to being a new, full-time principal. You'll find this on the Superintendent's page.
Check out my latest letter on the Superintendent's page where I explore decision making and the motivation behind those decisions. Once again lessons learned the haaaard way... :-)
Looking forward to the Longhorn Festival tonight. We are ALL Longhorns!
Check out the fall homecoming website for homecoming court and high school spirit day pictures. https://sites.google.com/usd363.com/fhoco19
Congrats to @holcombvbsb on a 4-1 2nd place finish at @USD482Dighton VB tourney!! #LonghornVIP
Please check out the latest Letter to the Community from the Superintendent - "The ONLY Two Things I Control... Or, A Man and His Piglet..."
Holcomb JV wins over Scott City 18-6
If you are NEW to the Holcomb School District use this snapcode to enroll your student online https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=20243&culture=en ***NEW STUDENTS ONLY***
Be sure to go to the Superintendent's page to hear this week's podcast where I interview Mr. Johnson, the high school principal, about the different use of time and how that will advantage our students. It is pretty interesting.
Be sure to go to the Superintendent's Page to read the latest letter about the upcoming Second Annual Longhorn Festival. It should be a GREAT time for all Longhorns, big and small. :-)
HMS will be hosting an early parent-teacher conference night on Tuesday, September 17 from 4-8 PM for families to come in and touch base early in the year. Traditional October conferences will still occur. Please check your e-mail for more information or call us at 620-277-2699.
Be sure to go to the latest Superintendent Podcast to hear information about the School Nurses and all they do to help ensure student success here in the Land of the Longhorns!
Be sure to go to the Superintendent's page to read this week's letter. You are ALL invited to a Community Meeting to discuss various initiatives in the district AND to discuss the idea of building an in-door aquatic center here in Holcomb.
Great things are happening at Wiley and Holcomb Elementary! We miss you when you are gone. See the link below for an article about the importance of attending school! http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/#
Please be sure to go to the Superintendent's page to read this week's letter: "A Reflective, Fail-Friendly Environment." It will change your life. Okay, maybe not, but it is still worth the read. :-)
Coverage of the first two days of this year's flex-mod: https://longhorn.news.blog/2019/08/29/flex-day-frenzy/
Be sure to go the Superintendent's page to listen to the latest Podcast where I interview Stan Kennedy about teaching in Holcomb for the past 39 years and the energy surrounding the idea of building an in-door aquatic center here in Holcomb! Interesting information.
Be sure to go to "2019-2020 Superintendent Letters" to read the latest: Shoes and socks...
Go to Explore, Superintendent, Superintendent Podcast to hear our latest offering "August 20 - Exciting Things"
If you are new to the Holcomb School District use this snapcode to enroll your student online https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=20243&culture=en *NEW STUDENTS ONLY*
School supply lists can be found at https://sites.google.com/usd363.com/usd363enrollmentinformation/home
Enrollment is scheduled for August 8th at Holcomb Elementary School. Visit our enrollment page for more information. https://sites.google.com/usd363.com/usd363enrollmentinformation/home
We are missing your smiling faces at Holcomb Elementary but we hope you are having a wonderful summer!
Holcomb Middle School will keep regular office hours of 9 AM to 3 PM throughout the month of June. HMS will be closed the week of June 17-21 and for the month of July. HMS office hours will resume at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 1.
Don't forget to listen to last months Superintendent Podcast! Use this link to keep up-to-date: https://www.usd363.com/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5bd1c95088dcc/opinion_podcast%20%20Second%20Grade.m4a