Senior Cap & Gown pictures are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 17 from 1pm -3:30pm at Southeast, 2641 S. 127th St. E. Wichita, KS 67210, located in our Mezzanine Room.
Please come well-groomed and prepared with your Cap & Gown!
- Wednesday, May 14, 2021 is the last day to complete Learning Center classes and have it count toward Graduation.
Senior Finals/Last day:
- Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Senior Breakfast/Senior Awards Assembly:
- Senior Breakfast is Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in the SEHS Commons – students only (parents/guardians are NOT allowed to attend Senior Breakfast).
- Traditionally senior ladies wear white dresses; senior gentlemen wear dark slacks, white dress shirts with a tie.
- Senior Awards Assembly is Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in the SEHS Auditorium – the awards ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., shortly after the conclusion of Senior Breakfast – parents/guardians are allowed to attend the Senior Awards Assembly.
- Practice –, Friday, May 21, 2021, TBD at Charles Koch Arena. All graduating seniors must attend. Practice will last approximately 1 hour. Cap & gown is not worn for practice. Please be on time!
- Graduation – Friday, May 21, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Be at Charles Koch Arena, Wichita State University by 6:00 p.m. You will check in at the entrance on the east side of the Arena. You will be scanned as you enter. All school rules apply. Please be on time!!!!
- Diplomas and transcripts will be held until ALL obligations have been cleared. Check with the bookkeeper often to be sure. Senior obligations must be cleared by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
- In order for a student’s diploma to be transported to Charles Koch Arena, ALL obligations must be cleared.
- Final transcripts to be sent to post-secondary institutions must be requested through your account at com. They will not be sent without a request through Parchment. All post-secondary schools require a final transcript.
- Check your student email to finish creating your Parchment account, if you don’t have one already.
- Please review all transcript information online by visiting bit.ly/MyTranscript
2021 Senior Important Dates
Quick Reference Guide
- Senior Cap & Pictures – Wednesday, March 17, 2021,1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Senior Finals/Last day - Tuesday, May 18, 2021
- Learning Center - Wednesday, May 14, 2021 is the last day to complete Learning Center
- Senior Breakfast - Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Senior Awards Assembly - Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Senior obligations/Last day to pay - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
- Graduation Practice - Friday, May 21, 2021, at Charles Koch Arena
- Graduation – Friday, May 21, 2021, 7:00 p.m. at Charles Koch Arena
Good day Southeast Golden Buffalo parents and guardians,
Earlier this week you received communication from Superintendent Thompson that our students who have selected onsite learning for the second semester will return to our school building on Monday, Jan. 25. We will utilize the blended onsite learning model approved by the Wichita BOE on Oct. 20, which will allow our onsite students to attend school in person two days, and learn remotely for three days. I recognize that many parents have questions about this transition, and I want to provide answers to the most common questions, as well as provide additional details about our schools plans.
- How do I know which days my student will attend school in person?
- Group A students – in-person learners (last names beginning with A – L)
- Monday and Tuesday Group A will attend school in-person
- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Group A will learn remotely
- Group B students – in-person learners (last names beginning with M – Z)
- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Group B will learn remotely
- Thursday and Friday Group B will attend school in-person
- I have selected MySchool Remote as my child’s learning model – will this impact my child?
- If you selected MySchool Remote for your child for the second semester, they will continue to learn remotely. This change impacts students whose learning model selection is onsite.
- If my student participates in athletics, do they still need to attend remotely or can they come to school for onsite learning?
- Students who participate in moderate or higher risk athletics in the winter or spring season will continue with our district practice of having those students attend school remotely until two weeks following the conclusion of their season. Your student’s coach or athletic director will provide additional detail.
- Will my child still receive free meals?
- Secondary students who are attending school onsite 2 days a week are still eligible to order and receive our remote meals. Parents can go to https://www.usd259.org/remotefood to order meals for the days their student do not attend school.
- Will my student receive bus transportation?
- Yes, if your student qualifies for transportation, they will receive that service beginning Jan. 25. Our transportation clerk, Candra Koch (firstname.lastname@example.org) will reach out to you and provide specific information on details of your student’s transportation details.
- Will I still be able to get tech support for my student’s laptop?
- Yes. Students will continue to use their laptops every day in student learning. They should bring the device to school on days they attend in person, and should bring them home for remote learning. In order to support any tech questions you may have, we will continue to provide in-person tech support Monday-Friday at the Alvin Morris Administrative Center, 903 S. Edgemoor, from 7am to 7pm.
- All students must have required immunizations as they return to onsite learning. Parents whose students need these vaccinations have been contacted with reminders. All students must have necessary immunizations by February 1, or those onsite students will be required to return to remote learning. If you have any questions, please reach out to our school nurse.
It is important to note that we will monitor student and staff illness data. In the event that this data warrants a temporary return to 100% remote learning due to staffing and safety considerations, we will likely make a quick pivot back to the remote learning format. Please be sure that your family has a child care plan in place in the event that we notify you of this safety-related transition.
If your child is returning to our school building, please know that we are excited to see them, and prepared to do everything possible to help all students and staff be as safe as possible. There are several things I want to remind you of concerning our building procedures:
- All students and staff will be required to wear face masks.
- You should check your student for a temperature each morning, and if they are sick keep them at home. If you or anyone in your family believes you may have symptoms of COVID, you can contact our WPS COVID testing center for a free rapid test. Our district also offers testing for those with no symptoms. The attachments will provide you with additional information.
- Make sure that your child brings their fully-charged computer, charger, and earbuds daily if they will learning in-person
Help us keep our kids in school! Our ability to keep our students onsite is directly impacted by the health of our community and the impact of COVID-19 on our staff and students. Please wear a mask at all times, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Principal, Southeast HS
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9:00am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm
FREE Clothing for all ages
2751 S Osage, Wichita, KS
Student Supply Deployment Pick Up Dates & Times
Call Christy 973-2856 for your appointment times.
• Enter through door #1 (Main Entrance, by the flag pole)
• We will be doing temperature checks for all students and parents; (masks required)
• Families are limited to one student and one parent (Multiple siblings will be allowed in together but only with one parent) Computer Deployment Pickup Instructions (***Very Important***)
• Each student’s parent must sign a computer agreement for each student
• The computer agreement is acknowledgment of receiving the device
• Computer insurance is optional (but highly encouraged)
o Parents that select “NO” will have to pay the cost of the device if it is broken, damaged, lost or stolen o Parents that select “YES” will have to pay the insurance fee before the device is received ($30/$15/$10, Full/Reduced/Free, depending on your meal-pay status)
o Parents that select “YES” will have the assurance that if their device is broken, damaged, lost or stolen that the device will be replaced at no additional cost
o The insurance is optional but highly encouraged If a student already has a school Chromebook they must return it before being issued a new device. Call 973-2700 if you have any questions
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