I would like to remind folks of the COVID Technology Support site that is available under the "District Information" heading on the USD376 website. Here is the direct URL https://sites.google.com/usd376.com/usd376covidtechresources/home
about 16 hours ago, Dean Mantz
Today we added 2 new positive cases to SJSHS, bringing the total number of active cases to 15. The number of active cases at SGS is still 2. We actually had a total of 8 positive tests today. In these alerts, we only report the number of new positives that have close contacts at school. Of the 8 positive cases, 3 were in the test to stay protocol, 2 were testing to return on day 6 of being positive, and the other three were tests requested by families because they were symptomatic household contacts. Our testing program was able to keep 5 positive students that would have been in class out until it is safe for them to return. At the same time, all healthy close contacts (other than household contacts) can continue to attend school and fully participate in activities if they choose to participate in TTS. We believe our plan is working as intended, and keeping the spread slow enough that large groups of students and staff are not missing school. We know it is a strain on families to bring kids in early for testing, and it is stressful to wait for results. It has been a challenging time for everyone on our staff as we deal with the stress and strain of working with remote and absent students and try to cover for missing staff members. Everyone in the district is dedicated to keeping school open, and as good and normal as possible in this challenging time. The “experts” say the surge should drop off quickly, so hopefully we will be through this tough time soon and the spring will be as uneventful as this fall was.
2 days ago, Jim Goracke
We have had 5 SJSHS students test positive today. There are now a total of 13 actively positive students at SJSHS. An additional SGS student tested positive for a total of 2 active. Please monitor your students extra closely for cold and flu like symptoms and keep them home if they are ill.
3 days ago, Jim Goracke
The game scheduled for last Friday against Berean Academy has been rescheduled for Monday, February 14th.
5 days ago, Wes Laudermilk
There was a mistake in the updates to our reopening plan that were posted on Monday. RCHD let us know that we are not able to have household contacts participate in the Test To Stay protocol. Household contacts must stay home from school for 5 days from the last exposure, then test and wear a mask for 5 additional days. Sorry for any confusion.
8 days ago, Jim Goracke
Please pardon our tardiness with today's Friday Focus. We wanted to have the most up-to-date information in our 2-week schedule, even though it may change. http://sterlingusd376ks.apptegy.us/article/628604?org=usd-376
8 days ago, Phil Bressler
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Because of staffing shortages and a spike in positive cases SJSHS will be closed tomorrow, Friday Jan. 14th and all activities and practices EXCLUDING state debate will be canceled. SGS will be in session. Masking is strongly encouraged during this time of rapid spread.
8 days ago, Jim Goracke
The scholars bowl tournament in Fairfield scheduled for today has been canceled. The C team tournament scheduled for Saturday in Inman has also been canceled.
9 days ago, Wes Laudermilk
Today we have been made aware of 5 additional SJSHS students that have tested positive for COVID19 for a total 11 active cases. Close contacts have been made aware. Please carefully monitor your students for cold and flu like symptoms and keep them home if they are ill.
9 days ago, Jim Goracke
Winter Sports Picture Information -Wednesday Jan, 12th- You may order online from Inter-State Studios (inter-state.com) HS Code: 61320C JH Code: 61320F Codes may only be used AHEAD of 1/12. If you plan on paying the day of you must use a picture packet from located in the office.
11 days ago, McKenzi Flickinger
The schedule for high school basketball tomorrow night at Central Plains is as follows. 4:00 JV girls, 5:00 1/2 JV boys, 6:00 varsity girls and 7:30 varsity boys at the main gym. 7:30 C girls at the rec center.
12 days ago, Wes Laudermilk
Winter Sports Picture Information -Wednesday Jan, 12th- You may order online from Inter-State Studios (inter-state.com) HS Code: 61320C JH Code: 61320F Codes may only be used AHEAD of 1/12. If you plan on paying the day of you must use a picture packet from located in the office.
12 days ago, McKenzi Flickinger
A mistake was made in the junior high basketball schedule. The calendar said we were to play Sedgwick next Monday the 10th. THIS IS INCORRECT. The game will be played on Thursday, January 20th at Sedgwick. Sorry for the inconvenience.
14 days ago, Wes Laudermilk
Winter Sports Picture Information -Wednesday Jan, 12th- You may order online from Inter-State Studios (inter-state.com) HS Code: 61320C JH Code: 61320F Codes may only be used AHEAD of 1/12. If you plan on paying the day of you must use a picture packet from located in the office.
15 days ago, McKenzi Flickinger
The junior high games in Moundridge and the high school C girls game for 6:00 tonight are all still on. The JH C girls game will not be played. The schedule for Moundridge will be as follows. 1/2 C boys at 3:15, B girls 4:00, B boys 5:00, A girls 6:00 and A boys 7:00.
16 days ago, Wes Laudermilk
Happy New Year, Black Bears! Classes resume tomorrow morning (Tuesday, Jan 4) at 8:00. Please exercise caution when driving to/from school and, especially, in & around school zones. Have a great 2022! HS: No Sterling Singers tomorrow morning. Vo-Tech begins Wednesday morning.
19 days ago, Phil Bressler
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Here is the End-of-Semester edition of the Friday Focus: https://thrillshare.com/s/news-usd-376/articles/semester-focus-dec-22
about 1 month ago, Phil Bressler
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Congratulations to SHS Debate, 2021 3-2-1A Regional Champions. Team members are Ella Wellman, Noah Svaty, Josiah Watney, and Kelsey Webb. Their coach is Betsy Dutton. They have qualified for State competition next month in Silver Lake. #WeAreSterling
about 1 month ago, Phil Bressler
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We have been notified that 2 SGS students have tested positive for COVID 19. Close contacts have been notified.
about 1 month ago, Brennan Riffel
It’s Roller Coaster Day at SJSHS for our 8th graders. Each pair of students presents their coaster with an explanation to a panel of three judges. Coasters are made from paper materials and carry a marble with an expected time of at least 40 seconds. #WeAreSterling
about 1 month ago, Phil Bressler
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