C4 Elementary

C4 is one of six elementary schools in Arkansas City, Kansas. We serve PreK - 5th grade.

Operating as usual


5th grade Music program, Kickin’ It Old School!

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post 05/05/2022

Big THANKS to Heather Yocum for organizing another fantastic Career Day for our kids! Thank you to all the businesses who participated and made it a HUGE success!


Don’t delay…sign up today!!!

We are excited that registration for our FREE MindCraft Summer Learning Program is now open in the FORMS section of PowerSchool!

MindCraft is all about crafting minds with fun and engaging camp-like classes. All activities will be project-based and structured using S.T.R.E.A.M components (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math). Plus, social-emotional learning will be embedded throughout.

We are offering a variety of classes to choose from. No matter your child's interest, there's sure to be a class for them!
Visit www.usd470.com/mindcraft to learn more!
¡Estamos muy contentos porque la inscripción para Programa GRATIS de Aprendizaje de Verano de MindCraft ya está abierta en la sección de FORMULARIOS de PowerSchool!

MindCraft consiste en crear mentes con clases divertidas y atractivas similares a las de un campamento. Todas las actividades estarán basadas en proyectos y estructuradas utilizando componentes de S.T.R.E.A.M (ciencia, tecnología, lectura, ingeniería, arte y matemáticas). Además, el aprendizaje socioemocional estará integrado en todo momento.

Estamos ofreciendo una variedad de clases prácticas y divertidas. ¡Visite http://www.usd470.com/mindcraft para obtener más información!


Due to the potential for severe weather, USD 470 will dismiss school at 2 p.m. today, Monday, May 2, 2022. This decision was made in an effort to complete transportation routes prior to the onset of any severe weather in our area. We appreciate your understanding as we place the safety of our students and staff as our top priority.

Today's Arkansas City High School Softball make-up games at Andover Central have been postponed to Friday, May 13. Arkansas City Middle School Tennis in Wellington has been canceled. All practices/rehearsals are canceled.

Be sure to keep an eye on the weather today and know where to go should you need shelter. As a reminder, each of our elementary schools has a FEMA-rated storm shelter.

Adams: 1201 N. 10th
C-4: 11945 292nd Rd.
Frances Willard: 201 N. 4th
IXL: 6758 322nd Rd.
Jefferson: 131 Osage
Roosevelt: 300 N. B

While the primary function of district FEMA safe rooms is to protect students and staff members during the school day, the intent has always been to make them available to the public whenever possible. Neighborhood residents and district employees serve as FEMA safe room hosts in the event of a tornado or other severe weather outside of the regular school day. Every effort is made to open the storm shelters regardless of time of day.

More Info: bit.ly/377zd1m


Debido al potencial de clima severo, USD 470 cerrará la escuela a las 2 p.m. hoy, lunes 2 de mayo del 2022. Esta decisión se tomó en un esfuerzo por completar las rutas de transporte antes del inicio de cualquier clima severo en nuestra área. Agradecemos su comprensión ya que ponemos la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal como nuestra prioridad principal.

Hoy los juegos de sofbol aplazados de la Preparatoria de Arkansas City en Andover Central se han pospuesto al viernes 13 de mayo. El Tenis de la secundaria de Arkansas City en Wellington se ha cancelado. Todas las prácticas/entrenamientos están canceladas.

Asegúrese de estar atento al clima hoy y sepa a dónde ir si necesita refugio. Como recordatorio, cada una de nuestras escuelas primarias tiene un refugio contra tormentas calificado por FEMA.

Adams: 1201 N. 10th
C-4: 11945 292nd Rd.
Frances Willard: 201 N. 4th
IXL: 6758 322nd Rd.
Jefferson: 131 Osage
Roosevelt: 300 N. B

Mientras que la función principal de los cuartos seguros de FEMA del distrito es proteger a los estudiantes y miembros del personal durante el día escolar, la intención siempre ha sido ponerlos a disposición del público siempre que sea posible. Los residentes del vecindario y los empleados del distrito sirven como anfitriones de los cuartos seguros de FEMA en caso de un tornado o algún otro clima severo fuera del día escolar regular. Se hace todo lo posible para abrir los refugios contra tormentas independientemente de la hora del día.

Más información: bit.ly/377zd1m

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post 04/29/2022

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post


The SPC has issued a Tornado Watch to include Cowley County until 11pm tonight.


Join the fun!

USD 470 PreK families, join us at Poplar Walking Trail for the Ark City PreK Outdoor Family Fun Night on Thursday, April 28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Activities will include a story walk, fun games, music and dancing, popsicles with a police officer, and free giveaways! For more information, call 620-441-2075.
Familias de PreKinder de USD 470, acompáñenos en el camino de Poplar para la Noche de Diversión familiar al aire libre de el PreKinder de Ark City el jueves 28 de abril de 4:30-6:30 p.m. Las actividades incluirán una caminata de cuentos, juegos divertidos, música y baile, bolis con los policías, y obsequios gratis! Para más información, llame al 620-441-2075.


Week of the Young Child 2022


Due to ongoing inclement weather concerns, school is canceled for Friday, Feb. 4.

Debido a las continuas preocupaciones por las inclemencias del tiempo, la escuela se cancela para el viernes 4 de febrero.


USD 470 families,

Due to the inclement weather forecast, there will be no school tomorrow, February 2. We hope you have a safe and warm day!

Buenas tardes, este es un mensaje de U S D 4 70. Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, mañana 2 de febrero no habrá clases. Esperamos que tenga un día seguro y cálido.


Our transportation department appreciated receiving this special poster from some kind C4 Elementary students this week! We're of our students and staff for taking such good care of each other.

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post 02/01/2022

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post 01/28/2022

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post


Due to the high number of students and staff members quarantined, USD 470 is closing all schools for the remainder of the week (Jan. 19-21). We will provide additional information about our COVID protocols soon.


Thank you AC BOE!

It's School Board Appreciation Month! We want to thank each of our Board members for all the time and effort they put toward helping our staff and students be successful. We know this volunteer gig is not always easy but we appreciate you!

¡Es el Mes de Agradecimiento a la Junta Escolar! Queremos agradecer a cada uno de los miembros de nuestra Junta por todo el tiempo y esfuerzo que pusieron para ayudar a nuestro personal y estudiantes a tener éxito. Sabemos que este trabajo voluntario no siempre es fácil, ¡pero te agradecemos!

C-4 Elementary 01/07/2022

C-4 Elementary

January Newsletter

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Photos from C4 Elementary's post 12/21/2021

Merry Christmas to all! Please help tag families so that they can download their photo with Santa.



C-4 December Newsletter


Photos from The House FM's post 11/22/2021

Photos from The House FM's post


At a special meeting this evening, the USD 470 Board of Education voted to turn November 19, 22, and 23 into wellness days. The decision to extend the district’s Fall Break was made in an effort to provide a mental health break for students and staff while also addressing the increase in COVID cases throughout the district.

November 19, November 22, and 23 will be paid days off for all administrators, faculty, and staff members except for those working at the District Office. Employees have the option of coming to work sites on Friday the 19th. All sites will be closed November 24-26 as previously scheduled.

We appreciate the ongoing support of our staff and families as we navigate the rise in COVID cases within our schools. It is our hope that taking this additional time away will help ensure we return with lower COVID numbers, refreshed, and ready to learn in-person come Monday, November 29, 2021.

Photos from C4 Elementary's post 11/11/2021

Today C-4 welcomed Derek Redenius back to C-4 to share his message about integrity, setting goals and spreading kindness wherever you go. He led our students on a Vereran’s memorial walk around our playground. Thank you for your message and for your service.


Reminder! No school tomorrow for kids.

Reminder: There is no school tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 8!
Recordatorio: ¡No hay clases mañana, lunes 8 de noviembre!


Halloween Guidelines:



October Newsletter:



At its regular meeting, the USD 470 Board of Education voted to extend the current mask requirement through September 27.

We know our staff, students, and families have a variety of opinions related to wearing masks and we respect the mixed emotions you may have about this decision.

The decision to continue requiring masks was made based on several important factors:

- Our primary goal is to keep our students safely learning in person each day.

- Children under 12 are not yet eligible for the vaccine and a significant portion of eligible students remain unvaccinated.

- Based on CDCs contact tracing guidance, if an unmasked student tests positive, nearby students must quarantine, even if they were wearing masks. However, if both the positive case and the contacts are masked, the contacts may stay in school. USD 470 will apply this to staff members who might be close contacts too.

- Our recent mask requirement has significantly reduced the number of students missing school due to “close contact” quarantine.

- The CDC, KDHE, and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend a mask requirement for student and staff safety, and as a way to help schools remain open.

In addition to these factors, the district currently lacks the personnel to adequately maintain a test-to-stay model without masking. The Board will revisit the issue on September 27. In the meantime, the district will continue to work toward hiring additional nurses and/or health aides and prepare gating criteria with the goal of reducing the need for widespread masking. We appreciate your support and cooperation as we move forward. Thank you for helping us protect each other and remain in school.

To view the updated plan, please visit https://bit.ly/3ljojIR.

En su reunión regular, la Junta de Educación de USD 470 votó para extender el requisito actual de máscaras hasta el 27 de septiembre.

Sabemos que nuestro personal, estudiantes y familias tienen una variedad de opiniones relacionadas con el uso de máscaras y respetamos las emociones encontradas que pueda tener sobre esta decisión.

La decisión de continuar requiriendo mascarillas se tomó en base a varios factores importantes:
- Nuestro objetivo principal es mantener a nuestros estudiantes aprendiendo de manera segura en persona todos los días.
- Los niños menores de 12 años aún no son elegibles para la vacuna y una parte significativa de los estudiantes elegibles siguen sin vacunarse.
- Según la guía de rastreo de contactos de los CDC, si un estudiante desenmascarado da positivo, los estudiantes cercanos deben ponerse en cuarentena, incluso si llevaban máscaras. Sin embargo, si tanto el caso positivo como los contactos están enmascarados, los contactos pueden permanecer en la escuela. USD 470 se aplicará a los miembros del personal que también podrían ser contactos cercanos.
- Nuestro reciente requisito de máscaras ha reducido significativamente el número de estudiantes que faltan a la escuela debido a la cuarentena de "contacto cercano".
- Los CDC, KDHE y la Academia Estadounidense de Pediatría recomiendan un requisito de máscara para la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal, y como una forma de ayudar a que las escuelas permanezcan abiertas.

Además de estos factores, el distrito carece actualmente del personal para mantener adecuadamente un modelo de prueba para permanecer sin enmascaramiento. La Junta revisará el tema el 27 de septiembre. Mientras tanto, el distrito continuará trabajando para contratar enfermeras y / o asistentes de salud adicionales y preparará criterios de activación con el objetivo de reducir la necesidad de enmascaramiento generalizado.

Agradecemos su apoyo y cooperación a medida que avanzamos. Gracias por ayudarnos a protegernos unos a otros y permanecer en la escuela.

Para ver el plan actualizado, visite https://bit.ly/3ljojIR.

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Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post 09/11/2021

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post


We are hearing some questions about why students are still being sent home to quarantine when the mask requirement went into effect yesterday (Wednesday, Sept. 1). We want to try to clarify this.

It is important to understand that while an individual may have tested positive yesterday (or even today), they were likely contagious 48 hours before symptoms started. Due to this contagion period, the exposure would have happened prior to the mask requirement being in place. Read more: https://bit.ly/3BzVqP3

Estamos escuchando algunas preguntas sobre por qué los estudiantes todavía son enviados a casa a cuarentena cuando el requisito de la máscara entró en vigencia ayer (miércoles 1 de septiembre). Queremos intentar aclarar esto.

Es importante comprender que, si bien una persona pudo haber dado positivo ayer (o incluso hoy), probablemente fue contagioso 48 horas antes de que comenzaran los síntomas. Debido a este período de contagio, la exposición habría ocurrido antes de que se aplicara el requisito de la máscara. Leer más: https://bit.ly/3BzVqP3



September Parent Newsletter:



Our temporary mask requirement begins tomorrow - September 1. To learn more about the requirement and how it affects our quarantine guidelines, visit https://bit.ly/3t04KIZ

Nuestro requisito de mascarilla temporal comienza mañana, 1 de septiembre. Para obtener más información sobre el requisito y cómo afecta nuestras pautas de cuarentena, visite https://bit.ly/3t04KIZ.

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post 08/31/2021

Photos from USD 470 - Arkansas City Public Schools's post


C4 Elementary offers Jessie Fishel a warm welcome as our new 5th grade teacher!!!

Help us give a warm welcome to Jessie Fishel. Mrs. Fishel will teach 5th Grade at C4 Elementary. She grew up in Goddard, currently lives in Mulvane, graduated from Wichita State University, and she and her husband own the comic bookstore Wizards Asylum.

To help you get to know Mrs. Fishel a bit better, we asked her these questions:

- What are your hobbies? reading, board games, Dungeons & Dragons

- If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? I would be a wizard because I love to read and study

- What character would you pick for your lunchbox? Batman

- What instantly brightens your day? spending time with my husband, Chase, and my children, Matthew (10) and Sarah (8)

- What are you most looking forward to this year? I look forward to getting to know my new school family.

- What is your hope for your students? I want to help my students build knowledge so they can chase their dreams.

Welcome, Mrs. Fishel!


Ayúdanos a darle una cálida bienvenida a Jessie Fishel. La Sra. Fishel enseñará el quinto grado en la escuela primaria C4. Creció en Goddard, actualmente vive en Mulvane, se graduó de la Universidad Estatal de Wichita y ella y su esposo son dueños de la librería de cómics Wizards Asylum.

Para ayudarlo a conocer un poco mejor a la Sra. Fishel, le hicimos estas preguntas:

- ¿Cuáles son tus aficiones? lectura, juegos de mesa, Dungeons & Dragons

- Si pudieras elegir una superpotencia, ¿cuál sería? Sería un mago porque me encanta leer y estudiar.

- ¿Qué personaje elegirías para tu lonchera? hombre murciélago

- ¿Qué ilumina instantáneamente tu día? pasar tiempo con mi esposo, Chase, y mis hijos, Matthew (10) y Sarah (8)

- ¿Qué es lo que más esperas este año? Espero poder conocer a mi nueva familia escolar.

- ¿Cuál es su esperanza para sus estudiantes? Quiero ayudar a mis estudiantes a desarrollar conocimientos para que puedan perseguir sus sueños.

¡Bienvenida, Sra. Fishel!


Free meals continue...

There is still time to catch Sally's Spot and get your FREE meals today! The meal bus schedule is:

11:00-11:30 - Wilson Park
11:40-12:10 - Lincoln
12:20-12:50 - Calvary Chapel
1:00-1:30 - Sleeth (Winton Park)
1:40-2:10 - IXL

Sally's Spot makes its rounds every Wednesday and provides kids five free breakfasts and five free lunches. Can't make it to a bus stop? Kids can also get free meals each day at the following schools:

Ark City High School
Ark City Middle School
Adams Elementary
Frances Willard

At those sites, breakfast is served from 7:30-8 a.m., and lunch is served from 11-11:30 a.m. All meals are grab-n-go style. These meals are FREE to ANY child in the community. They do not need to be USD 470 students and there is no sign-up or paperwork involved. Simply show up and eat for FREE! www.usd470.com/sfsp

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11945 292nd Rd.
Arkansas City, KS

Opening Hours

Monday 7:25am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 7:25am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 7:25am - 3:30pm
Thursday 7:25am - 3:30pm
Friday 7:25am - 3:15pm

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