Slate Creek Elementary


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Providing a safe, secure learning environment for students is one of our highest priorities.  This is why USD 373 has implemented the use of ALICE (i.e. alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate).  ALICE training has become a requirement of staff who are employed by USD 373. Our USD 373 staff have been trained to understand that ALICE is not a step-by-step response, but rather a set of options to utilize in the event of a violent intruder. 


You can read more about ALICE by going to


In July 2018, the State of Kansas/State Fire Marshall modified the number of Fire, Tornado, and Crisis drills that schools will need to have throughout the school year.  (four Fire, three Tornado, nine Crisis).  Students and staff will be trained periodically throughout the school year on various Crisis protocols.  Per safety concerns with the new State regulations, Emergency Preparedness Drill notification may only be sent out five minutes prior to these drills/events taking place.

Posted by: USD 373 Admin, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 8/8/18

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Can you believe that school is just a few weeks away? Here’s what you need to know in regards to start dates, school supply lists and immunizations.


We have some different start dates this year than previous years. Santa Fe 5/6 Center is starting a little later than normal so they can have porch visits with families on August 14 and 15 and teacher work days on August 16 and 17 to prepare for the school’s redesign. Here is a list of the first day of school for the different buildings and grade levels:

August 16—First day of school for all 1-4 students, 7th graders, freshman and new students to the district.

August 17—First day for 8th graders, sophomores, juniors and seniors

August 20—First day of half-day kindergarten and first day of school for 5th and 6th Grade

August 23—First day of school Cooper Early Education Center

For more information on school start dates and back-to-school events make sure you head over to Dynacal


Getting ready to do some back-to-school shopping? We have all of our school supply lists online. Follow this link to learn more


For more information on immunization requirements

Posted by: USD 373 Admin, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 7/25/18

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All required/recommended vaccines can reduce the disease burden in school-aged children, thus helping to assure that students will be in school ready to learn. Completely immunized school-aged children are vital in protecting other more vulnerable populations from the devastating effects of the diseases that immunizations can prevent. Proof of receiving the immunizations must be provided to the school prior to attending the first day of school.

 Kansas law requires that all students, eight and under, who are enrolling in a Kansas school for the first time present health assessment information. The assessment needs to have been conducted within the last 12 months before school entry.

Immunization requirements and an assessment form are available at

As an alternative to the above requirements a pupil shall present: (1) An annual written statement signed by a licensed physician stating the physical condition of the child to be such that the tests or inoculations would seriously endanger the life or health of the child, or (2) A written statement signed by one parent or guardian that the child is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teachings are opposed to such tests or inoculations.

Immunizations and health assessments are available at the Harvey County Health Department by appointment throughout the year. Appointments can be made by calling 283-1637. Upon request, services will be offered on a sliding fee schedule based on income and number of persons in the family.



Posted by: Samantha Anderson, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 7/23/18

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For Ages 8 – 12

See attached flyer or visit for more information.

Lego Summer Camp Flyer


Posted by: USD 373 Admin, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 6/28/18

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This summer we will be hosting a number of Railer Roundtables. We’d love to see you at one or all of them! Sit down with USD 373 Superintendent Dr. Deb Hamm to share your ideas and vision for Newton Public Schools and receive updates from the district. We want your input so we can make well-informed decisions in the future. Please stop by to be a part of the discussion. Here are the times, locations and a link to the Facebook event if you’d like to RSVP or spread the word!


June 26 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Mojo’s (300 E 27th St, North Newton)

June 28 12-1:00 p.m. at Breadbasket (219 N. Main, Newton)

July 10  10-11 a.m. at Norm’s Coffee Bar (613 N. Main St, Newton)

July 19 6-7 p.m. at Back Alley Pizza (125 W 6th St, Newton)

Posted by: USD 373 Admin, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 6/13/18

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School office staff are available until June 5th from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and will return on July 23rd.  


The USD 373 District Office will start its summer hours on Monday, June 4. Summer hours will run until Friday, July 20. The offices will also be closed on July 4. Summer hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: Closed

Posted by: USD 373 Admin, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 6/5/18

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Existing families may still register online using their Parent Portal account

After June 5, please call 316-284-6250 for enrollment assistance.

Help hours at McKinley Administration Center (308 E. 1st St.) will be on the following days:

July 12 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

July 13 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

July 16 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

July 17 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

New Families: For new students to the district, please come by one-stop enrollment on Wednesday, July 25 at in the Chisholm Middle School Railer West Gym (900 E First St). One-Stop will run from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

See attached flyer for more information including free & reduced meal applications, One-Stop enrollment for new families and more.

Enrollment - English

Enroll flyer - English


Enrollment - Spanish
Enrollment Flyer - Spanish


Posted by: USD 373 Admin, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 6/5/18

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It’s summer, and that means we will start our summer breakfast and lunch program again. The program runs from June 4 to July 20 (it will be closed on July 4). Meals are free to children 18 years and younger. Adults may eat breakfast or lunch for a small fee. Here are the locations and times for the program:


Breakfast - 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Lunch - 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


Mobile 1

Chisholm (Shalom Church outdoors 800 E 1st St) 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Springlake Water Park-110 Springlake Dr. - 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Plumbrook Park (Cherry Hills area) 400 Brookside Dr.

1:30p.m.-2:00 p.m.


Mobile 2

10th and Ash Park- 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Athletic Park Shelter- 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Military Park- 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


Norm's Coffee Shop-613 N. Main

12:00 p.m.- 12:45 p.m. FRIDAY'S ONLY

Posted by: USD 373 Admin, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 5/30/18

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USD 373 Newton Public Schools Enrollment for 2018-19 is now open for all families to complete. The deadline for returning families to submit their 2018-19 application is Friday, May 11, 2018. 

Returning families should enroll their Kindergarten through 12th grade students using the 'Online Registration' link available through their parent portal account. If parents of returning students need to enroll a new student for any grade level, they can the follow the instructions available in the online application process to add their new student properly. 


Families who are new to the district may access the online application through the 'New Family Registration' link on the USD 373 website under Enrollment Information. 

Payments for 2018-19 fees cannot be submitted or paid before July 1, 2018. Free and reduced meal applications for 2018-19 will be available AFTER July 1, 2018. 


Parents needing assistance with a parent portal account are asked to contact their student's school office. 



Parent Portal (Infinite Campus) 

USD 373 Enrollment Information

New Family Registration link 

Enrollment Help

Posted by: USD 373 Admin, District Admin, Newton Public Schools USD 373
Published: 4/11/18