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Ark City USD 470 considers the health, safety and well-being of students and staff our top priorities. We know this flu season has been complicated by the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

The USD 470 Board and leadership team continue to work with and receive guidance from health and education experts on the local, state, and national levels regarding COVID-19 and every effort will be made to ensure the safety of all persons in our district.

Should health department officials recommend the closing of schools and/or restrictions on large gatherings, the district will communicate with parents utilizing email, social media, and call system communications.

Persons who have recently traveled to COVID-19 high-impact areas or out of the country are asked to provide information to the City-Cowley County Health Department. See: Please note, this is a requirement. Information, questions and inquiries should be directed to the county health department.

We e-mailed USD 470 families a letter today and have provided links to that letter, additional information, and helpful resources on our website at We will continue to update you as needed during this rapidly-evolving situation.

Dates to Remember for March


March 2nd – 6th  – Dr. Seuss Spirit Week

Monday,  March 2nd - Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, March 3rd – 1st & 2nd Grade Music Program 

at ACMS – 6:00 – 7:00

Monday, March 9th  – Friday, March 13th  

Spring Break – No School



Have a safe Spring Break!


Monday, March 16th – Friday, March 20th – Music in Our Schools Week


Wednesday, March 18th - 100th day of Preschool!

Friday, March 20th - 9:00 AM Mobile Dairy Farm visit; 2:30 MIOSW Assembly; Grade Cards will be coming home with students.

Monday, March 23rd- Student ALICE Training 1st - 5th grade

March 24th, 25th, & 26th- 5th grade State Science Assessment dates

Tuesday, March 31st- Spring Individual and Class Picture Day

March is Music In our Schools Month





Monday, March 16th:  Rock Star Hair Day


Tuesday, March 17th: Irish Jig Day (Wear green) 


Wednesday, March 18th: Country Music Day 

(Cowboy hats, blue jeans etc.)


Thursday, March 19th:  A Day at the Opera 

(dress in your fancy clothes)


Friday, March 20th:  Love of Music Day

(wear your favorite music shirt, band t-shirt, or dress like your favorite musician)


Vince Gutirrez
Vince Gutirrez
Garrett Pool
Garrett Pool

C4 is a FEMA shelter. 

In case of a severe weather warning, you and your family can take shelter at C4.  Enter the building front entrance and follow the signs to the FEMA shelter (K and 1st grade classrooms at the north end).  

Pets are not allowed in the shelter.  


No More Clipping BoxTops picture


Boxtops for Education has changed.  Instead of clipping from packages and checking the expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt.  Just download the app from App Stor or get it on Google Play and begin scanning your receipts.  Be sure you are set up to donate your box tops to C-4 Elementary.  Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!

Learn more about these changes at:


The Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program is a federally funded program which encourages children to try a variety of fruits and vegetables that they may not be familiar with.  The goal of the program is not only to to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables but also to develop an awareness of the various types of fruits and vegetables available to us.  At the present time, we serve the “snack” on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week.  Please talk to your child about the different fruits and vegetables that they have tried and whether they liked them or not.  Your feedback about the program is appreciated.  

Fact Sheet Here

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable program

Rising New York Road Runners Logo

All C4 children and their families are invited to participate in the Rising New York Road Runners organization and log their laps to earn prizes.  See Mrs. Kramer if you're intereseted in getting started.  



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339
. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form
, (AD-3027) found online at:
, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)  Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)   Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.