Principal Melanie Laster reading to students.

An Open Letter to Parents, Guardians, and the Morris Hill Elementary Community;

Happy New Year Morris Hill Panthers!

Welcome back to another school year. I am anxiously waiting to see your smiling faces and to give you air hugs. As we embark on remote learning as well as brick and mortar, I want you to know that you will be supported by either avenue from the staff and me.

Our building leadership team is writing a re-entry plan which will be shared prior to the start of school and the district has assisted us in creating procedures to keep all of us safe. 

It would be appreciated if you could train your child on the proper use of wearing a mask as it will be reinforced.  We will provide mask breaks while practicing social distancing throughout the day.

Orientation will be virtual prior to the start of school and there will not be a time for meeting the teachers until the first day of school.  Please send the basic school supplies and slowly send the rest as you will not be allowed inside to help your child on the first day of school.

In order to keep all safe, we ask that parents not visit the school.  If you need to pick up your child for an appointment or drop off paperwork, please pull up to the curb in front of the school and call.  One of our secretaries will take care of you by escorting your child out or picking up whatever you needed to drop off.  We appreciate your help with this new regulation.

Teachers continued to receive professional development throughout the summer and are excited to meet their new students.

Each one of your children will have access to a computer and will bring it home daily so they will have it in case of school closure.

I am so grateful for a wonderful community who have been patient and understanding during these tough times.  Thanks so much for your emails and continued support. 

As always, I am a phone call (785-717-4650), or email (melanielaster@usd475.org) away.  I will respond within 24 hours to answer any of your questions.  Please continue to keep your family safe. Take care and see you soon!

Melanie Laster, Principal

Morris Hill Elementary