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Morris County USD 417

  • Did I fill out a 2020/2021 Free/Reduced Application??

    Has your situation changed?

    • Loss of income, Household size, Seasonal Work (you don’t work as much now as you did in August)


    Why should you confirm your eligibility since all Kansas students can receive free meals through June 30, 2021?

    • If benefits are not confirmed, state funding for your school district will be reduced
    • If confirmed, your free or reduced-price benefit (based on the meal application you submitted for this year) will carryover for 30 days into SY 2021-2022
    • Pandemic-EBT benefits through the Department for Children and Families


      • If any USD 417 building transitions to remote learning, you could receive extra benefits for that time period your child(ren) was in remote learning. *CGJSHS has already been in a period of remote learning.
    • Local School Benefits - Reduced Fees and Textbooks


    Important:  All students will continue to receive free meals through June 30, 2021 no matter the outcome of the confirmation of benefits of your household’s SY20-21 meal application.


    You can find an application online at


    under the free/red application button

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email

    Becky Shearer at bshearer@cgrove417.org

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  • USD 417 COVID-19 Disclosures

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  • Remote Learning Handbook

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  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Coronavirus and the Schools

    Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Coronavirus and the Schools…..


    1. Where can I get timely and accurate information about the coronavirus?


    KDHE is updating a Question and Answer form on their website frequently. The following is the link to that document:



    Staying up to date on the latest coronavirus information can help you feel empowered to take the right steps to protect yourself. Here’s a list of the most accurate and reliable sources you can trust.

    CDC https:// www.cdc.gov
    US Department of Human Services https://www.hhs.gov
    State Department of Health https://kdheks.gov
    World Health Organization https://who.int

    County Health Departments Morris,  Wabaunsee,  Geary,  Lyon


    Our district has received information from Homeland Security about a malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University. Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, which is an information stealing trojan designed to ex-filtrate a variety of sensitive data.


    Be careful when clicking on websites for information!


    2.  Who is the County Health Officer, and does he/she have jurisdiction to close a school?


    Currently, Dr. Daniel Frese is the Morris County Health Officer and Dr. Diana Katt is the Wabaunsee County Health Officer. State statutes do allow for the County Health Officer to close a school. Our school district will fully support the decisions of KDHE and our County Health Officials.


    3.  How long will our school buildings be closed?


    Currently, the mandate has been signed for the schools to be closed through Sunday, March 29th. Randy Watson, the Kansas Commissioner of Education, has also strongly suggested that all schools close for this week. We will plan on resuming regular classroom schedules on March 30, 2020 unless otherwise advised.


    4.  Where should I look for school updates?


    We will send updates through our parent notification system. If you need to update your contact information with us, please call the district office. Notices will also be posted on the USD 417 Facebook page, and local news stations will be contacted as well for closings. 

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  • 2020-21 Student Calendar

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  • Kansas Youth Suicide Awareness



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Notice of Non-discrimination:   USD #417 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Aron Dody, 17 S Wood Street, Council Grove, Kansas 66846 (620)767-5192