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Dear Hutchinson Public School Families,

Hutchinson Public Schools is committed to offering your student the best education possible in the safest environment. While we are in unprecedented times, our commitment to our students, staff, and community has not changed. We know that with each challenge comes an opportunity for growth. Hutchinson Public Schools is working hard to grow and provide the best for all of our students; and, we are looking forward to their return to school. We continue to engage in ongoing collaboration within our district and with districts across the state. We will continue to work with our local health officials, the Kansas State Department of Education, our local Board of Education, our Rapid Response Teams, and other stakeholders to provide the best possible environment for our students.

The two links below outline the plan and include the Board-approved handbook for remote learning.

We are prepared to offer two educational options for our students for the 2020-21 school year, on-site or remote. This document gives additional details about both options. The remote learning is very different than the Continuous Learning we offered last spring. Whether attending on-site or through our remote learning option, all students will be held accountable for regular attendance and be required to engage in education and the same amount of instructional time each day. In addition, we care about the emotional well-being of our students and staff. Therefore, plans will be in place to provide support.

We know that this is a very trying time. We also know that our administrators, teachers, and staff have gone above and beyond to prepare for the fall. In addition, our parents’ feedback and support is critical to our success. We appreciate everyone who has helped us think about how to best meet the needs of our students.

Thank you for trusting us to provide the best possible education for your students in the safest environment we can create.


Mike Folks, USD 308 Superintendent of School


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Remote Learning Handbook

Additional Helpful Links

Kansas State Department of Education

Kansas Department of Health and Environment


Kansas State High School Activities Association

State of Kansas COVID-19 Resources

Reno County Health Department

National Federation of High School Associations