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Attendance:  We love your children, and we want them to be in school as much as possible but only if they are healthy!  If your child is not feeling well, has a headache, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, fever (99.4), please keep them home.  They must remain home 72 hours symptom free.  Please call the school to let us know that your child will be absent.  If your child is a bus rider, please call the bus barn, 785-448-6155, to let them know.

Meals:  Breakfast and lunch will be served to all children free of charge, for the remainder of this school year, until further notice.

Classroom/school visits:  At this time, due to COVID, we are not having any visitors come into the school.  We apologize for this, but our goal is to keep everyone healthy and to keep our school open.

Communication with teachers:  Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher anytime you have a concern.  You can email them anytime, or you can call the school, 785-489-2511, and we will get the message to them.  They will return your call as soon as possible.

Communication with principal:  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Alford anytime!  She does have two schools, but Carley always knows where she is.  If you call and she is not at Westphalia, Carley will give you the Greeley number.


Remember...It takes a village to raise a child!  We all belong to the same village!  Thank you for your support!







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