School hours are 8:25 AM - 3:50 PM. Students are expected to be in their classrooms at 8:25 AM or they are considered tardy. Students are not allowed in the building before 8:00 AM. Students may enter the building at 8:00 AM and go directly to the cafeteria to eat breakfast or to the gym. Students will wait in the gym each morning until their teacher arrives at 8:15 AM to take them to their classroom. Afternoon preschool student may arrive no earlier than 12:40 PM.
Our procedure will ask that you chose either to remain in your car and follow the car pool lane where an adult will assist your child in getting in your car…. OR you can park your car in the parking lot and walk across the crosswalk and get your child. Adult monitors will be at the front entrance crosswalk, to assist with traffic control. Either way, car pool students will come out the front entrance! We recognize either choice you make, we require some adjustment, but we sincerely hope that this will eliminate students running out into traffic.
Picking Up Students Early From School
If you have to pick up your child from school during school hours, please plan for enough time before your appointment. Students will remain in their class until you have checked them out in the office. We will not have any students waiting in the office before you are here.
Visiting Freeman School
The front entrance doors will be locked at 8:25 am. There is a buzzer by the far east door that will ring in the office and visitors will have to identify themselves. Thanks for your patience as we implement this procedure for the safety of our school.
When Your Child is Absent
Please remember to call the office when your child will not be in school because of illness or appointments by 9 AM. Our phone number is 554- 2265. Students arriving at 8:25 a.m. or later must check in at the office. Your help in these matters are greatly appreciated.
We will be sending all regular weekly communications home in Tuesday Folders. Please be sure to check the contents of the folder each week, sign that you have viewed them, and then return the folder promptly on Wednesday. If you represent an organization which may be sending notes home with students, please be sure these notes are approved for distribution by the central administration office and that they arrive at school before Monday to be sent home on Tuesday.
Become a School Volunteer
Are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, room parent, etc. The students need YOU! Call your school office to become a School Volunteer.
In the Classroom
"Our Student Success Tool"
Each school has a Learning Facilitator (LF), who monitors the Literacy First process.
During this process, teachers learn and apply new research-based strategies for teaching, student engagement, and monitoring the individual learning of all students. Literacy First has changed how we teach reading, as many of the strategies are applied during math, social studies, science, etc.
Olweus Bully Prevention
"Freeman School is a Bully-Free Zone"
Freeman students and staff work very hard to make our school a bully-free place.
At Freeman our definition of bullying behavior is behavior that is unfair, has an imbalance of power, is hurtful, is done on purpose, and is repeated. This includes physical, verbal, social, emotional, or cyber bullying. Please watch future newsletters for additional ways to keep Freeman Falcons safe.
Capturing Kids Hearts
"If you have a kid's heart...you have a child's mind."
Our teachers and staff are practicing the strategies of "Capturing Kids Hearts" to transform our classrooms into high-achieving centers of learning. By implementing these strategies we are experiencing fewer tardies, higher attendance, lower discipline referrals, fewer dropouts, and increased graduation rates.
Family Rights and Privacy Act
If you do not want USD 261 to disclose directory information from your child’s education records, you must notify the District in writing by September 7th, 2016 or within two weeks of enrolling your child. Please send such notification to: Liz Hames, Community Relations Coordinator, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060 AND to your child’s school. If a written notification of refusal to release directory information is not received by the District, USD 261 assumes there is no objection to the release of the directory information as designated.