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Westphalia School will strive to develop independent learners using quality personnel in a

positive environment stressing good home/school communications and basic academics

while developing positive attitudes toward learning and acceptance of others.



Hello, Winter!

2020 is here!  We are back from our break, and we are starting our 3rd Quarter, 2nd Semester.  The school year is half over!  Time flies!

As we begin the second half of this school year, please remember that getting enough sleep and eating properly are very important things to our bodies – young and old.  The weather changes quickly, the days will start getting longer, and we tend to get run down.  This is a hard time of year!

We had a wonderful 1st Semester!  I am SO proud of our Westphalia Wolverines!  Let’s try to stay healthy, stay strong, and work hard, so we can have an amazing finish to our year.

I hope 2020 brings you all, much good health and happiness!

Mrs. Alford – Principal










In most cases, the decision USD #365 will be faced with will be to either close school for a day or decide that conditions allow for school to be in session. However, occasionally the district may choose to delay the start of the school day by two hours.


USD #365 has a new option for inclement weather days: two-hour delayed start. The two-hour delayed start may be used when temporary adverse weather conditions exist, including extreme wind-chill conditions or unfavorable road conditions. Two-hour delayed starts maximize instructional time with students rather than closing for the entire day.

In the event of a two-hour delayed start, all school start times will be delayed by two hours. All morning bus pick-up times will also be delayed by two hours. Schools will end their day at the regular time and after-school bus routes will operate on their normal schedule.


    • Transportation
      • All morning bus routes run two hours later than normally scheduled. This means if your child is typically picked up at 7 a.m., they will now board the bus at 9 a.m.
      • There will be NO pre-school.
    • Before the school day
      • Breakfast will not be served at schools on two hour delayed start days.
      • No athletic or activity practices before school.
    • School day
      • All field trips leaving before noon are cancelled.
      • All pre-school classes are cancelled.
    • When will you make the announcement?
      • Our goal is to announce delays and closures by 6:00 a.m.  USD #365 will make an attempt to announce two-hour delayed starts or closure the evening before, if possible. Families will receive an “School Messenger Announcement” alerting them to delayed starts and school cancellations.  Information will also be posted on the USD #365 Facebook, and area Television and Radio stations.
    • Why didn’t USD #365 make the same decision as another school district?
      • Weather conditions vary across the area, and one district may be more affected by bad weather than a neighboring district. Conditions can vary even within USD #365, which spans over 400 square miles.
    • Can I choose to keep my child home from school on a delayed start day?
      • If families choose to keep their child home on a delayed start day, they should report the absence in the normal manner





I hope everyone had a good break and are as happy as I am to be back in school! January and February are busy months, filled with fun and exciting events.

**The Spelling Bee is Wednesday Jan. 15th it is scheduled for
10 am but we must change the time to 8:30 am.
Everyone is welcome. **

  • Tuesday the 14th at 5:30 pm there is a PTO meeting. They will be planning the rest of the years events and would love your input. The Feb. meeting will be on Feb. 18th at 5:30.
  • There is NO SCHOOL January 17th and 20th.
  • The last week of January is Kansas School Lunch Week and we would love for you to join us. 

Jan. 27th is the first Scholars Bowl at Union Town.
Feb. 3rd Scholars Bowl at Marmaton Valley
Feb. 6th at Yates Center
Feb. 10th at NE Arma
Feb. 20th at Pleasanton
Feb. 24th at Crest
Feb. 27th will be here at Westphalia School
All Scholars Bowl’s start at 4 pm.

  • Parent teacher conferences are Thurs. Feb. 6th and Tues. Feb. 11th from 4 to 8 pm. Notes will be sent home regarding scheduling.
  • February 7th is the PTO Sweetheart Dinner. Details will be sent home later.
  • February 13th Westphalia School will be hopping while the kids are participating in Jump Rope for Heart. Starting at 1:00 pm.

February 17th there is NO SCHOOL