Students, Staff and Parents:
As we head into the colder months we will no doubt deal with inclement weather which may impact the scheduling of school and events. Anytime we have potentially hazardous weather we monitor the situation closely as well as travel conditions to make as informed a decision as possible regarding closing school or cancelling activities.
Our primary concern is the safety of students and staff when traveling through sometimes adverse conditions. The USD 372 District covers approximately 94 square miles which means we have too many miles of roads in the district to check all of them when we encounter inclement weather. We concentrate our checks on heavily traveled areas and known trouble spots our buses will encounter. When we have school in less than ideal conditions it is because we are confident we can safely transport students on our buses. It does not mean that road conditions in all parts of the district are safe to travel for all drivers of varying ability and experience. Parents are in the best position to know their own child’s driving skills and if conditions are safe enough for their child to drive or ride the bus to school. If conditions in your part of the district prevent your student from attending, come when conditions improve.
When conditions prompt us to cancel school, we try to do so as early as possible to give parents of our younger students time to make daycare arrangements. We attempt to notify media outlets by 5:30 AM if school is cancelled and activate our School Messenger System at 6:00 AM. In addition to our School Messenger System we use the following outlets to inform the public of a cancellation:
Silver Lake Schools: Webpage, twitter, Facebook accounts will also disseminate information related to closings.
Annual Foundation Breakfast will be held Feb. 17
(Friday, February 7, 2020)
The annual Silver Lake Foundation Breakfast will be on February 17 in the Silver Lake High School gym. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Alan Bearman, Dean of University Libraries & the Center for Student Success and Retention at Washburn University.
If you're interested in attending, please fill out the form and return it to any school office or Silver Lake Bank.
Proceeds and donations from the breakfast directly benefit the students and staff of Silver Lake!
Early Childhood Program accepting new students
(Friday, February 7, 2020)
The Early Childhood Program is accepting new students for the 2020-2021 school year! Please contract the elementary school with any questions.
Kindergarten Round-up signups begin
(Tuesday, February 11, 2020)
If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2020, please contact the Silver Lake Grade School at 582-4081 to get them on the kindergarten round-up list.