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Top 5 Ways to Avoid the Flu

Flu season is upon us and because school attendance plays an important role in a student’s overall educational experience and helps students to become more successful in their academics, we want to help families avoid getting sick! If your student Read more

December 2018 eNewsletter

Safety Week Westwood will conduct safety drills December 4-7, 2018. This would be a good time to go over your household safety  plans with your children. • Fire Drill • Severe Weather Drill •Emergency Intruder Drill A Great Gift Idea: Read more

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No School – November 26, 2018

JUNCTION CITY, KAN. – Due to potentially hazardous winter weather, Geary County Schools USD 475 will be closed on November 26, 2018. This cancellation also includes activities and programs within the district (unless otherwise stated) and the workday for staff. Staff with Read more

November 2018 eNewsletter

Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Westwood Library November 5th – 9th. Come check out this Enchanted Forest reading display and donations will be collected to build our school library. Showcase Night: Nov 8th 5:45 p.m. Read more

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Parents, educators, students, and the community can play a huge role in preventing and responding to bullying. USD 475 recognizes the importance of helping students that have fallen victim to bullying and created a list of warning signs to help Read more

Westwood students have their poetry published in a book

Westwood Has Published Authors!

Fifteen Westwood Wildcats had their poetry published in the 2018 Young American Poetry Digest.  Our proud Wildcats are Eli Garson, Dahlia Harb, Jordyn Taylor, Jaydan Emery, Caleb Caldwell, Allie Travers, Skylar Morehouse, Brystol Mastin, Zaley Rock, Briley Ayers, Savian Roberts, Read more

September 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year! We know it is off to a great start and want to make sure you have the information you need. The USD 475 Family Handbook is available at your school’s webpage. You can go Read more

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Incoming Kindergarten Survey Open

Attention Incoming Kindergarten Parents; Welcome to the 2018-2019 Kindergarten class! Your incoming student assessment surveys are now available. To prepare for your student’s arrival, please complete the assessment surveys provided on our website. These surveys collect valuable information about your Read more

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Upcoming Classified Job Fair

Geary County Schools USD 475 will be hosting a Classified Job Fair for paraprofessionals, teacher assistants, food service support, hall monitors, and other classified open positions for many district schools Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Freshman Read more

A multi-ethnic group of elementary school children are outdoors on a sunny day. They are wearing casual clothing. They are learning about nature in science class. A girl of African descent is using a magnifying glass to look for bugs.

Great Outdoors Month!

June is Great Outdoors Month and USD 475 would like to encourage you to #EscapetheIndoors and connect with nature. Visit to see all the different outdoor activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends, and get ready for your next Read more