July 12, 2021

Dear USD 335 Staff,

Hello, Cobras! 

I hope this message finds you all enjoying some time over the summer to relax and spend time with friends and family.  After last year no group of people has earned it more, and I know that your community appreciates their school more than ever.    


I am very excited to start my first year working with everyone at Jackson Heights.  It has been a great transition, and I enthusiastic about what the future holds for our district. We are looking to return to normal next year (with a few added precautions), and I will be releasing a video with COVID details after the board meeting tonight. 

Like last year, American Fidelity representatives will be enrolling staff virtually.  Unlike last year the window for enrollment is much earlier, and all staff members to sign-up for a meeting July 19 – July 21.

Below is a link to schedule your appointment.  This information is also enclosed.


Schedule Your Appointment


Please contact the district office if you need help scheduling a meeting. If you want to make any benefit changes with vendors other than American Fidelity, you must share those changes with Sheri in addition to the representative with whom you enroll.  Sometimes there is more paperwork to complete than what American Fidelity shares with employees.  

Negotiations went very well and need final approval by the board. Then we will be able to complete contracts and work agreements and let you know when they are ready.  I have enclosed information on back-to-school events in August and will send out more detailed agendas in the upcoming weeks.  We have lots of activities happening before school starts, so be sure to read through the list.


I look forward to working with all of you. If anyone needs anything, please let me know.


Thanks for all you do,

Jim Howard 

USD 335 Back-to-School Events

Monday, July 19 through                    American Fidelity Enrollment online.

Wednesday, July 21                            Schedule Your Appointment


Monday, August 2                              Student Enrollment All Day

Wednesday, August 11                       New Teacher Orientation All Day

Thursday, August 12                          Breakfast Served in HS Commons 7:30-8:15

District Inservice 8:15-9:45

                                                            High School Band Room 

                                                For All District Staff 

                                                            Bus Driver CPR 10:00 – 3:30

                                                            Spanish Room


                                                            Teacher Inservice 10:00-3:30

                                                            For Certified Staff

  • Needs Assessment
  • MAP Testing
  • Building In-service
  • Needs Assessment
  • MAP Testing
  • Building In-service

Friday, August 13                               Breakfast Served in HS Commons 7:30-8:15

Teacher Inservice 8:15-3:30

                                                            For Certified Staff

Monday, August 16                            Teacher Workday


                                                            Coaches CPR Training: 8:30-10:30

                                                            Alley’s Room

                                                            Grade Open House 5:00-6:00 PM

                                                            7th Grade Orientation 6:00 PM

Tuesday, August 17            First Day of School

Friday, August 20                               AM & PM Preschool in Session 


Your Annual Benefits Enrollment is Here


When was the last time you spent 20 minutes reviewing your insurance benefits to make sure you and your family have the coverage they need? Taking this time is important for your overall financial wellness. An American Fidelity account manager can review your current coverage and help you plan for the future.   The enrollment period for KS USD 335 - North Jackson begins July 19. Schedule time to review your benefits today!


Schedule Your Appointment





Virtual Meetings

July 19 to July 21

8:00 to 4:00