Greenback Athletic Teams will be starting practices on Monday, August 17! There will be changes due to Covid-19 to help keep all Greenbacks safe, but it is going to be very exciting to see our athletes back in action! Please contact your head coach for specific information about the start of practice, their contact information is listed below.
Also, thank you to the many Greenbacks that have already completed your physical and paperwork for the fall sports season. If you have not done so, now is the time to get it done. BEFORE ANY athlete participates in practice starting August 17, ALL of the following must be completed and turned into Mrs. Loganbill in the PHS office. Paperwork can be picked up outside the PHS office. Please contact Mrs. Loganbill in the PHS office if you have any questions.
Physical - Concussion Form - Parent Permission Form and Drug Form
Here are the steps to enroll your child(ren) at USD 382:
1. FREE/REDUCED PRICE MEAL APPLICATION (optional)
We are asking everyone to consider filling out a short, confidential online application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals. If your family qualifies, your child(ren) will receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches, as well as free or reduced textbook rental. Kansas uses the number of students eligible for free lunch to determine the amount of funding school districts receive to provide services. It is also a factor when applying for grants and technology funding. The application is completely confidential and will only take a few minutes. Please consider applying.
Click here for online free/reduced meal application. You may also apply using paper forms available at the district office or at each school building in the district.
2. COMPLETE ONLINE ENROLLMENT FOR EACH CHILD
Returning students: You will be receiving an email with instructions for enrolling your child(ren). It will be sent to the email address you used during last year's registration. Access the registration link from the PowerSchool Parent portal. Click on Returning Student Registration on the navigation menu at the bottom left. You will be asked to authenticate your session by entering your student's date of birth.
If you need assistance, you may call any school office or email email@example.com.
New students (never attended USD 382 before or did not attend last year): Click the link below to create an account using your email and complete the form for each new student.
New students click here for English Estudiantes nuevos haga clic aquí para español
For assistance creating a Parent PowerSchool account, please contact your child’s school directly. For any technical difficulties encountered during the enrollment process, please contact PowerSchool using these channels.
3. PAY FEES
You may pay fees at your child's school office or during One Stop Enrollment by check, cash, credit card, or auto-debit.
You may also pay your fees online using RevTrak.
Middle and High School Students: These are the paper forms you will need to sign if your student participates in activities. You can pick them up at the school office or print them from the website.
Concussion Form 20-21 (must be signed by all student athletes and parent/guardians before the student participates in any athletic or spirit practice or contest each school year)
Physical Form 20-21 (for any student participating in sports)
High School Students Only:
We look forward to a great year together!
I want to address a controversial topic—facemasks—and give our parents insight into our planning. A link for a parent survey (parents of K-4th students) will be sent by text. I will share the results of the survey with our BOE.
The survey will be one important data point. Ultimately, we want to do what we believe is best for helping our students grow the most they can—that’s not a simple equation. We have reviewed the guidance from the Kansas COVID Workgroup for Kids (KU Wichita Pediatrics & KS American Academy of Pediatrics--KCWK). That document is available on our COVID19 tab. The answers are not always cut and dried--multiple factors can lead to some variance on the experts’ opinions regarding various mitigation strategies. There is a solid consensus among this group that the local burden (number of active cases) regarding the pandemic matters—but there are no exact metrics at this time. There is a solid consensus that masks at Grades 5-12 (if indoors and unable to distance 6 feet or more) offer significant mitigation. There is a recognition by this group that the mitigation benefits for ages PreK-4th are more uncertain due to multiple factors, but they ultimately recommend masks for students K-12. Please take a look at the guidance for more details. I specifically asked the KCWK group about the two scenarios in our survey question (yes, the survey questions are long in order to give enough detail) and received varying individual responses. Ultimately, though, the group stuck to the current consensus that masks at K-12 was an important mitigation when 6-foot social distancing is not achievable.
Bottom line, while Executive Order 20-59 is in place, we know that we will require students to wear masks for significant chunks of time. We will incorporate breaks and work within the parameters set by our local health professionals and continue to work with our local Health Department to make sure our most significant operational guidelines get a thumbs up. EO 20-59 expires on September 15th, and we will adapt to our “local burden” as outlined in the KCWK’s document. I believe Kansans and Prattans will work together and knock our numbers of active cases down and we can operate in the Green or Green + Zones.
I know there is heated debate on both sides of this particular question. But, we all agree we want to do what is best for kids. We need strong leadership from our parents to bring out the best in our kids. They are tough. Our kids have won state championships and finished near the top many times in many activities. They did that by outworking their competition, pulling together, and making sacrifices for each other. We will do that here.
I am meeting with a group of local doctors to review the big items in our planning and the KCWK document. Please review the document. There will continue to be adaptation to our situation.
Pratt Schools USD 382
On behalf of our teachers, staff, and school board I welcome you to our district webpage. We are proud of the important work we do with kids to set them up for success and personal well-being this day, this year, and in their future.
We are small-town schools where strong relationships are an integral part of what we do—our principals know every student. Our high school students pair with elementary students (Greenback Match), providing positive leadership and building connections within our student family. Elementary and middle school students hold daily “family” meetings to foster our sense of teamwork and togetherness. Developing our students’ social-emotional strengths is an important goal because we recognize its connection to personal well-being and success both now and in the future.
Because of our size, we are still able to provide a wide variety of opportunities for our students. We have first-class arts programs (band, vocal, theater, debate, forensics, and art), a model elementary MTSS program, an enrichment program for all students, multiple career pathways with instructors in the specialties, and internship and apprenticeship programs. With our connection to Pratt Community College, our college-bound students often leave with 15-30 hours or more of college credit.
In athletics and activities, we compete at a high level—4A for most activities (3A in football). This level allows our entire student body to participate and be successful in multiple activities if they are willing to commit and work hard. But, make no mistake, you must compete with grit to be successful at our level. We have Greenback alumni on scholarship at D1 and D2 programs as well as smaller colleges, community colleges, and technical schools—both for athletics and academics. Regardless of the educational path they choose to take when they leave us, we are proud of our Greenback graduates who are positive contributors to our community and others.
We are small schools with big opportunities. We are a Greenback family. If you would like a tour, please feel free to contact our principals or myself.
Tony Helfrich, Superintendent
Pratt Schools USD 382