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Continuous Learning FAQs

While we are still sorting out many details, we wanted to touch base and share the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please keep in mind these responses could change as new information and guidelines are given to us by state and federal officials. We appreciate your continued patience as we work on a plan for continuous learning. This may not be a perfect or ideal situation but we have a team of dedicated people ready to give students the best learning experience possible!

General Information

We will work with teachers to create learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of our students during this school closure. We don’t know exactly what that looks like right now but the framework is well underway and we will share more information soon. Learning opportunities may be delivered in any or all of these formats: online, paper-based, and/or limited small group options. 

USD 470 is offering FREE grab-n-go meals at six locations every weekday. These are for anyone age 1-18. You can find the schedule at We hope to be able to expand this program in the near future!

Though school buildings are closed, learning will continue to take place and students will still need to fulfill academic responsibilities. 

The Cowley County Special Services Cooperative is working to provide guidance to all school districts within our county on how we can best serve our students with IEPs. We will certainly keep you updated. 


The issue of access is being looked into at both the local and state level. Equity is important to us and we will provide learning opportunities for EVERY student.

Per KSHSAA, all remaining school athletic and activity events have been canceled. This includes practices, competition, performances, club meetings, etc.

No. Even though school buildings are closed, learning will continue and students have the opportunity to complete their current grade level and/or courses.

We are confident our senior class will have the opportunity to graduate and move on to their next step! The USD 470 Board of Education will consider relaxing our local graduation requirements for the ACHS Class of 2020.

We are following state and national guidelines so, at this time, all events of over 10 people have been canceled.

Yes. While assignments may look different, ALL USD 470 employees will continue to be paid for the remainder of their 2019-2020 employment agreement.

We are following state and local health department guidelines and are developing a plan to ensure students get their things back. Your child’s school will contact you once this plan is complete.

The money in your child’s account will automatically be rolled over to the following year unless you contact the district to get it back. Either way, your money will not be lost.

We will be developing a plan to get picture packets to parents who ordered them.

Yes but the layout and final editing of these books are not yet complete. We will update parents regarding yearbooks in the coming weeks.