Principal Mellen's Ice Bucket Challenge
Clearwater Principal, Bob Mellen responds to an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge nomination from former Superintendent Mike Roth. Mr. Mellen receives a little help from his Grandson, Grant Mellen and Son, Craig Mellen. Watch Mr. Mellen's Ice Bucket Challenge here.
School Safety Training
Five representatives from the Clearwater School District and two officers from the Clearwater Police Department attended the school safety table top exercise this week. Read More...
Back-to-School Kickoff for Clearwater Staff
Clearwater United School District started the school year off with a crowd of employees attending the beginning day rally and training session Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The kick-off event was lead by Dr. Diane Gross, Superintendent, and her message was focused on fostering student growth, inspiring dreams and district wide-safety improvements. Board of Education President Stephanie Carlson welcomed the staff and shared a few inspirational stories. Next, twenty employees where honored with years of service awards. The event concluded with several students sharing their career dreams, ideas for district improvement, and thanking the teachers who have helped them achieve their goals along the way.
Police Department Announcement
Clearwater Police Department will begin strict (No Warnings) enforcement, as in years past, of the school crossings and school speed zone which is posted at 20 MPH during peak periods.
Please note that there are additional restrictions of speed on arterial side streets as well. The safety of those that walk or ride their bicycles to and from school are one of the Police Department's highest priorities as well as the safe travel of those students who are properly licensed to drive. A strong seat belt usage enforcement program will be enforced this year to achieve a safer driving environment. Thank you for your cooperation and compliance. Sincerely, The Clearwater Police Department.
Families of Clearwater USD 264 Students Residing in Sumner County:
Sumner County Vouchers
We are fortunate to have an organization that contributes to the needs of our families in Sumner County and gives to the school district.
The Kansas Star Casino makes available vouchers that can be used for school supplies as part of their Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund. Sonya Jackson, Community and Public Relations Director at the Casino, has let us know that on Tuesday, Aug. 12; Wednesday, Aug. 13; and Thursday, Aug. 14 are days that parents may claim the vouchers that have been provided. It is important that you call the Casino ahead of time to find out designated times for pick up.
The number is 316-719-5175.
Notification System Changes
Clearwater Schools uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents and staff members on matters such as school closures due to weather, attendance, general interest activities and emergencies. New this year is the ability for you to control what numbers and email addresses you want to receive Clearwater Schools communications.
To use this feature:
• Login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal (http://sms.usd264.org
• Click the "SchoolMessenger" link.
• If you have any messages, they will be displayed
• Click the Contacts tab, then click edit to modify your child's contact information.
The changes you may make will only affect the SchoolMessenger system. You will still need to report any contact information changes to your child's school.
Another way we will be using the SchoolMessenger Notification system is by sending SMS text alerts to your mobile device. You will need to opt in to receive messages. For more information, click here
2014-2015 Enrollment Information
On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire staff of Clearwater USD 264, we hope that you have had and are still having an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to a terrific 2014-2015 school year. Our online enrollment process starts on August 1, 2014. For more information, please click here
Alumni & Friends Dinner
Alumni, Former Students, Faculty & Friends of CHS are invited to attend Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Clearwater High School Commons. The cost is $12 per person, payable to CHS Alumni Association (Please include year(s) of CHS graduation and maiden name on checks). Make your reservations by Tuesday, September 16 by contacting Betty Jo House at 620-584-2407 For more information, please click here