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Summer Office Hours

Summer Hours:  The USD #496 District Office will be open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Monday through Thursday.  If the office is not open, you can call and leave a message at 620-527-4211 and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

 
Summer Swim Schedule

PAWNEE HEIGHTS

SWIMMING SCHEDULE – SUMMER 2017

July 12           Great Bend Wetlands Swim Park

July 19           Hays Aquatic Swim Park

August 2       Dodge City Long Branch Lagoon

For swim destinations at Hays and Great Bend, the bus will leave from Hanston at 11:00, Burdett at 11:15 and Rozel at 11:30, for each of the swim dates.  Return times will be approximately 4:30 pm at Rozel, 4:45 at Burdett, and 5:00 pm at Hanston.  For the Dodge City destination, the bus will leave from Rozel at 11:00, Burdett at 11:15, and Hanston at 11:30.  Approximate return time will be 4:30 pm at Hanston, 4:45 at Burdett, and 5:00 at Rozel.

All individuals riding school transportation must stay inside the swimming fenced area at all times and must r ide home in school transportation unless a written permission slip from the parent is given to the bus drive by the time of departure.  All bus-riding rules apply to all individuals.  We encourage parents to participate as well as students.  All swimmers 8 years old and under MUST be supervised by a 14 year or older person at all times.

Snack bars are available at each swim park.  If your student wants to purchase snacks, please send money for them to do this.  The bus driver or any riding adults will NOT be responsible for your student’s money.  Please also make sure your student has a swim towel, sun screen and clothes to change into if necessary.

Pool Prices:  Hays Aquatic Park & Great Bend Wetlands: 3 thru 17 $3.00 & 18 & older $4.00

                          Dodge City Long Branch Lagoon:                 3 thru 17 $5.00 & 18 & Older $7.00

If you have any questions, please call the school at 620-527-4211.

 
Summer Lunch Program

Please click on the link below for infomration on the Summer Lunch Program, cloest to you.

**Summer Lunch Program**

Click on the link below to find out how you can receive information on the Summer Lunch Program via text.

Information via Text

 
Summer Ball Schedule

Below is a copy of the Summer Baseball Schedule. 

May Summer Ball Schedule

June Summer Ball Schedule

 
Physicals for 2017-18 School Year

If you are interested in playing sports next year, you will need to get a physical and concussion form turned into the office before the first day of practice, August 14, 2017.  If you have any questions please contact Mr. Pywell at 620-527-4211 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The links to the physical form and the concession form are below and also in the athletic schedules section of the web page.

Physical Form

Concussion Form

 
Remind.com

Remind.com is a new tool that is being used to keep patrons of USD 496 informed.  If you would like to receive school updates, cancellations, or changes to the schedule via text, please choose the appropriate link below for directions. 

JH/HS Students

Community/Parents

 
2017-18 School Calendar

The school calendar for the 2017-18 school has been adopted by the BOE.  You can click on the link below to see the calendar or click on the Yearly Calendar tab under main menu for a copy.  If you woud like Ms. Root to e-mail you a copy, please send a request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2017-18 School Calendar

 
Stan Finger PHS Alum

Pawnee Heights Alumni student Stan Finger is the author of Fallen Trees.  The book is about a young man at a crossroads in his life and returns to his childhood home in small town central Kansas.  The Pawnee Heights School Library has purchased two copies of his book for our students!  Congratulations to our own Stan Finger for authoring a great book!

 
Student/Parent Handbook

Attention parents and students!  The following link will take you to the 2016-2017 handbook, please refer to it if you have any questions regarding school policies.  Contact the office for further information.

Student/Parent Handbook

 
Go Paperless!

Pawnee Heights is trying to go paperless!  An easy way to help as a parent is to login to PowerSchool and enter your email address.  PowerSchool is a great tool for both students and parents.  If you do not currently have an account, please call Traci (620-527-4211) at the school office and she will be able to guide you through the process.  Thanks for your help with this effort!

 
Credit Card Payments Now Available

USD 496 Pawnee Heights is pleased to announce the launch of KanPay Counter, the point-of-sale solution provided by Kansas.gov, to process student fee payments!

The school district understands the importance of providing a convenient method of payment for paying student fees.  More and more people are using credit and debit cards as a preferred method of payment and we are very excited to offer this from our partnership with Kansas.gov.  Payments can be made in the school office or by using the KanPay link under Main Menu on the left.  A 2.5% transaction fee will automatically be applied to any credit card payments.  

If you have any questions on how to use this service, please contact Traci Nuckolls or Shannon Milch at 620-527-4211.

 
Governor's Achievement Award

Pawnee Heights High School has earned a Governor’s Achievement Award for outstanding performance in both math and reading assessments. The Kansas Department of Education recognized Pawnee Heights as ranked among the top 5 percent of Kansas high schools in both reading and mathematics on the Kansas State Assessments. High schools were also measured for graduation rates.

Eighteen high schools were recognized for the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, honoring the top performing schools in the state.

Read the full article here from the Great Bend Tribune:

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