District Choice Board (mailed to all families), OPTIONAL
Students and Families One-Stop Tech Shop
One Stop Tech Shop
"Go" PageThe Go page is where the district is housing all of our online resources in one place. Students will only need to login once to gain access to all the programs in Go. You do not need an ipad to access our online resource from Go. Here's how you can log in:1. Go to go.usd497.org (This is where students will always go to login to our online resources)2. Select "Students"3. Select "Sign in with ADFS" (or use the student's QR Card to skip steps 4-6)4. Enter their student ID for his/her username: ex.103002015. Enter their password which is their birthdate: ex(mmddyyyy) 041720116. It might ask to verify the password one more time. Enter it again.7. Once in GO, click on the resource they want to use.8. Happy elearning!
Click link above for online resources you can use with your child (optional)
USD 497 Closed for the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year by Governor's Order
It with heavy hearts that USD 497 shares that Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced today the closure of all K-12 schools in the state for the remainder of the school year. The closure order is effective immediately and follows consultation with Kansas education officials.
As a result, Lawrence Public Schools will be closed through May 21. All school activities also are canceled, unless special permission is granted by the superintendent.
The district continues to discuss options for providing essential services, such as serving school meals and supporting continuous learning. We began offering grab-and-go breakfast and lunch service at five school sites today. We will be sending families a short survey to determine those who need meals for their children but lack transportation to get to one of our drive-thru meal sites.
The district will gather administrators this week to discuss these latest developments. Building administrators will meet with school staff next week. We anticipate implementing a plan for continuous learning for students beginning March 30. Additional information will be shared with staff and families as soon as decisions are made.
"These unprecedented circumstances call for all of us to work together as a community to develop solutions for our children," said Superintendent Dr. Anthony Lewis. "We understand that school closures shift the responsibility for educating children to families. Our professional staff stands ready to support all students and families."
Per the Governor's order, this closure is intended to support social distancing and restrict personal contact. Individuals are encouraged to avoid gatherings larger than ten people. The superintendent urges staff and families to heed this order.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced this afternoon that Douglas County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19, a man in his 20s who recently traveled to Florida. Local health officials are working now to identify his close contacts and anyone who may have been exposed.
If you have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath and may have had contact with someone with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider for instructions. If you are sick or have a chronic health condition, it is essential that you stay home.
We will continue to inform staff and families of updates as decisions are made and additional information becomes available.
New Administrative Assistant
Cordley Families, we wish to thank you for all of your patience and understanding as we worked to hire a new person for the front office. We are excited to share that we have hired Ann Reaney for the administrative assistant position. Ann has previously worked at LMH and as an administrative assistant for a local artist. She is thrilled to be joining our school and is looking forward to getting to know you and your child(ren) over the next few weeks. Please join me in welcoming Ann to our Cordley community!
Honorary Hawk of the Month Staff Award
We are excited to announce our monthly Honorary Hawk of the Month Staff Award!
We will recognize one staff member each month, and Cordley families we want your help with nominations!! We encourage you and your child to think about staff members who have made an impact in your lives. It could be a teacher, interventionist, para, custodian, nurse, counselor, etc! You are welcome to complete the nomination form online or a paper copy we will send home. Nomination Form
I’m super excited to announce our January Honorary Hawk of the Month. This staff member has been seen making personal connections with students. The staff member goes out of their way to give a smile and wave when students are walking by. One student said that she liked how this person actually talks to them and cares about them. This staff member is at Cordley early in the mornings in the freezing cold making our sidewalks and parking lots safe. This staff person goes above and beyond making our school a safe and clean environment.
The January Honorary Hawk of the Month is...Mr. Romero!!!!
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