2021-1-29 Happy birthday, Kansas! Today our great state celebrates 160 years. Kansas Day is celebrated annually on January 29 to commemorate the anniversary of the state’s 1861 admission to the Union. We became the 34th state. According to the Kansas Historical Society (KHS), Rooks County received the county name from John Calvin Rooks, a private in the Union army during the Civil War. The county was organized on November 26, 1872. The KHS reports there was a pandemic in Kansas in 1918. Rooks County has seen a decrease in new COVID-19 cases throughout the county. This week the absenteeism rate is at 1.7% above the baseline from 2019-2020. The positive testing rate continues to decline and is at 11.5% this week. Rooks County is starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and will follow the Kansas Vaccination Phases. Rooks County has moved into Phase 2. If you are interested in getting on the list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please call the health department or your primary care physician. School districts will continue in-person for the week of February 1-5, 2021. If there is any adjustment required to the learning setting due to concerns in the schools, we will update your family quickly following a decision. KSHSAA adjusted their guidelines regarding participation and spectators. Beginning today through the end of the winter activities regular season, districts will be permitted to allow up to four spectators per participant. Districts may have stricter policies based upon facilities and local health guidelines. Rooks County School Districts have done an excellent job working to minimize the spread in our county. At this time all of the schools in the county are planning to allow up to four spectators per participant if the nature of the event allows us to do so. The districts will make this determination per sport/event. In addition, each district throughout the state will have their own policy for entrance. Please check prior to attending the event. The Rooks County School Districts encourage all spectators to follow the regulations as presented in each district. The current policy will be monitored closely and will change as needed. Face masks and social distancing are required at all times and at all events. Children attending an event must sit with their parent/guardian. We ask spectators to only attend the events their students are participating. Should we see an increase in the spread or if spectator attendance becomes unmanageable, we will not be able to continue with four spectators. We are working hard to ensure all contests are live streamed. If possible, we encourage fans to watch the event virtually. We ask you to do everything you can to help us keep our students in school and our community in a healthy place. Please wear a mask when you interact with anyone outside your immediate household and avoid all gatherings, large and small. We are thankful to live in a county where we take care of one another. It is a great day to be a Kansan. Bill Lowry, Supt. USD #271 421 Main Street Stockton, KS 67669 785-425-6367
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
Congratulations! The Rooks County Spelling Bee winner is from Stockton Schools! We were represented well by these four spellers! #TigerPride271
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
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MCL Wrestling today at 1:00 pm will be live streamed on Open Spaces Sports. They are wrestling in two gyms. Leighton, Justin & Raven will be wrestling at the east campus. Camden, Justus, Deyton and Rylan will be wrestling at Stull Gym
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe
Join us in thanking the Board of Education at Stockton Schools- January is School Board Recognition Month and I would like to thank each of our board of education members for their incredible service to our community and our schools. Our school board members supported and helped lead our district through an unprecedented pandemic. Additionally, school board members develop policies and make decisions that help shape the future of our education system. Please thank our school board members for volunteering their time, for fulfilling this very important civic responsibility, and for advocating on behalf of every child in our community. Our board members are: Linda Conyac, Stephanie Niblock, Jesse Stithem, Daphne Plumer, LeAnn Dix, Aftan Tso and Mark Billinger . Sincerely, Bill Lowry Superintendent
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
BOE
Stockton Jr. High Wrestling parents you should have received an email today from Marcia at the high school pertaining to information for wrestling today and next Thursday, we will send you weekly emails about the upcoming events.
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe
MCL Wrestling at Norton tomorrow 1/29/21 starting at 1:00 pm will be live streamed on Open Spaces Sports
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe
SHS Basketball at home on Tuesday, 2/2/21 starting at 6:00 pm with varsity girls followed by varsity boys..Live Stream link: https://youtu.be/n0_ijb4tkGQ
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe
SJHS Wrestling at Hoxie on Thursday, 2/4/21 starting at 4:00 pm. They are allowing 4 spectators per wrestler. Wrestlers and parents you need to get the 4 names to Marcia in the SHS office or email her: mhrabe@usd271.com by 3:30 pm on Tuesday, 2/2/21
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe
SJHS Wrestling tonight in Oberlin live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvdtSoeaG-AFHaimS6W2ToQ
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe
NO SCHOOL for USD 271-Stockton today, Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
School Time Change - Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Stockton Schools will have a 2 hour delay. Doors will open at 9:40 and school will start at 10:00. No AM Preschool. No breakfast will be served. Be safe.
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
SHS Basketball with Northern Valley tonight, 1/26/21 has been postponed, we are working on re-scheduling.
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe
USD 271 will have NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, January 25th. Evening road conditions and further evaluation have prompted this change. Be safe.
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
USD 271 Schools We will have a 2 hour delay to the start of school for Tuesday, January 26th. There will be no AM preschool. There will be no breakfast served. Please be safe.
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
Snow Day!
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
Snow day
CONGRATULATIONS to Stockton Grade School for becoming a Kansas State School of Character! Keep leading! @USD271_Schools @usd271sgs @bill_blowry @SmokyHillEd #SHESCsecd @CharacterDotOrg
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
School of Character
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SHS scholars bowl at Phillipsburg on Monday, 1/25/21 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe
Due to the incoming weather, USD 271 Schools will not be in session on Monday, January 25th.
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
2021-1-22 Rooks County continues to see new COVID-19 cases throughout the county. The absenteeism rate remains the same as last week at 1.1% above the baseline from 2019-2020. The positive testing rate continues to decline and is at 18.8% this week. Rooks County is starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and will follow the Kansas Vaccination Phases. Kansas moved into Phase 2 this week, so Rooks County will complete Phase 1 and will then move into Phase 2. School districts will continue in-person for the week of January 25-29, 2021. If there is any adjustment required to the learning setting due to concerns in the schools, we will update your family quickly following a decision. KSHSAA adjusted their guidelines regarding participation and spectators. Beginning January 29 through the end of the winter activities regular season, districts will be permitted to allow up to four spectators per participant. Districts may have stricter policies based upon facilities and local health guidelines. Rooks County School Districts have done an excellent job working to minimize the spread in our county. At this time all of the schools in the county are planning to allow up to four spectators per participant if the nature of the event allows us to do so. The districts will make this determination per sport/event. In addition, each district throughout the state will have their own policy for entrance. Please check prior to attending the event. The Rooks County School Districts encourage all spectators to follow the regulations as presented in each district. The current policy will be monitored closely and will change as needed. Face masks and social distancing are required at all times and at all events. Children attending an event must sit with their parent/guardian. We ask spectators to only attend the events, which their students are participating. Should we see an increase in the spread or if spectator attendance becomes unmanageable, we will not be able to continue with four spectators. We are working hard to ensure all contests are live streamed. If possible, we encourage fans to attend virtually. We ask you to do everything you can to help us keep our students in school and our community in a healthy place. Please wear a mask when you interact with anyone outside your immediate household and avoid all gatherings, large and small. We are thankful to live in a county where we take care of one another. Bill Lowry, Supt. USD #271 421 Main Street Stockton, KS 67669 785-425-6367
over 3 years ago, Stacey Green
JV and Girls Wrestling at Phillipsburg on Friday, 1/22/21 starting at 4:00 pm. Team dismissed at 1:20 pm and leaving at 1:30 pm Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdLFFp4h-n2DkJ98uJLHYNg
over 3 years ago, Marcia Hrabe