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Summer Food Program
Free meals with the Kid Power Café Summer Food Program
Free breakfasts, lunches and snacks will be offered to children and teens 18 years old and younger at 44 locations in Wichita as part of the Kid Power Café Summer Food Program. The Wichita Public Schools partnered with Kid Power, who teaches students about the importance of eating healthy, to promote the free meals available to all students.
The Kid Power Café free breakfast/lunch program begins May 27 and runs through July 29.
No meal reservations are required and there are no qualifying guidelines or paperwork to fill out. Participants can go to the location serving breakfast and/or lunch during the designated times and they will be accommodated. Locations, times and a map are posted to www.summerfood.usd259.org.
Summer Latchkey 2015
Summer Latchkey
Come join us, starting May 26 - July 31
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Full pay registration fee $10
0-4 hours $6.00/day

4:01-6 hours $12.00/day
6 hours or more $16.00/day
Reduced pay registration fee $8
0-4 hours $5.00/day
4:01-6 hours $10.00/day
6 hours or more $14.00/day
*Extra fees are required for field trips*
2015-2016 School Supply List K-5
2015-2016 School Supply List
Click on each grade to view

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
2015 Distinguished Classroom Teacher
The Wichita Public Schools is proud to announce the 2015 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients in their respective categories. The recipients were surprised in their classrooms on Thursday, February 27 by BOE members, district leadership and members of the selection committee. The Distinguished Classroom Teacher Awards program honors outstanding teachers who affect the quality of education in the Wichita Public Schools.

Andrea Belsan, 4th grade teacher at Griffith Elementary – New Teacher, Elementary category.

Students said they like her as a teacher because she is the nicest teacher they know, she’s fun and gives them the skills they need to go onto the next grade.
2015-2016 Parent-Teacher Calendar
2015-2016 Parent-Teacher calendar approved
The Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 Parent-Teacher school calendar during its January 26 meeting. The first day of school for all students is August 18, with orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade on August 17. Enrollment will be July 30 – 31, and August 3 – 4. The calendar also reflects the district-wide winter shutdown in December and the four-day work weeks in June and July.
Some key dates on the 2015-2016 calendar include:
  • Enrollment: July 30 – 31, August 3 – 4
  • Orientation for new teachers: August 6 – 7
  • Inservice for all teachers: August 10 – 17
  • Orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade students: August 17
  • First day of school: August 18
  • Fall recess: November 26 – 27
  • Student Winter Recess: December 23 – January 4; Administrative Winter Recess December 24 – January 1
  • Spring recess: March 14 – 18
  • Last day of school: May 24
Click here for a pdf version of the 2015-2016 calendar.
New on the 2015-16 calendar are three designated possible weather makeup days at the end of May. The Kansas State Department of Education has required that school districts designate days on the calendar for possible weather makeup days if a district needs to take them.

The calendar may change at the discretion of the Board of Education and/or district administration.
Last Updated: 1/27/15
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