Welcome Back

Back to School Information!

We are very excited to be starting a new school year and would like to welcome back all of our returning staff, students, and families. We would like to extend a special welcome to all of the new families joining Haysville USD 261 this year.

Below you will find detailed information on the building plans, along with other important information. For the districts Return to Learn plan, along with FAQ's and other important information and updates, click on the "Return to Learn" button below or go to http://www.usd261.com/ReturnToLearn/.

Because new information regarding COVID-19 is ever changing, USD 261 guidelines are subject to change. Parents/guardians are encouraged to check the Return to Learn page frequently.



2018-2019 Oatville Slideshow

Dads Of Great Students

WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program. For more information contact the office or visit dadsofgreatstudents.com

Oatville Elementary Named Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School.

Capturing Kids' Hearts

Oatville Elementary School has once again been recognized by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM award for the 2018-2019 school year.

Through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards, the Flippen Group recognizes and celebrates campuses that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Capturing Kids’ Hearts campuses across the country were considered for these awards based on the following criteria: 1) nomination based on observation by Flippen Group personnel, 2) level of implementation of Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes by all staff as measured by online surveys, and 3) data demonstrating that Capturing Kids’ Hearts has made a significant improvement in attendance, discipline, climate/culture, or academics.

A Flippen Group team visited each nominated campus to gather additional quantitative and qualitative data, and to interview students, teachers, administrators, and parents. They used a matrix of key measurements to gather information during the campus walk-through. Finally, an additional survey was conducted to collect feedback regarding the perceived climate and culture of the campus and its conduciveness to learning. Following this visit, the selection team reviewed all accumulated data and selected the campuses to receive the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools awards.


Now you can check your child's progress in Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math from home. Renaissance Learning has released a Home Connect program. Follow this link and use the same log in information your child uses at school.

Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

The Literacy First process is the heart of our instructional system. Literacy First is a professional development program that builds an understanding of the role literacy plays in academic achievement and reinforces the skills needed to address student performance challenges in reading comprehension and the content areas. In using the Literacy First approach teachers are better able to meet student needs through concentrated and direct reading instruction. Instruction is assessment driven and directed according to individual student needs. In turn, students find more success and assurance in reading that carries across the curriculum.

We have Literacy First Consultants in each building. If you have any questions about Literacy First or other academic areas, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, call me at 554-2290, email mhunt@usd261.com, or check out the official website: www.literacyfirst.com


Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

The Mission of Oatville Elementary Community is to build successful life-long learners.

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 427

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Green

Mascot: Indian

Motto: Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders

Principal: Natalie Lightcap


School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:50 PM

2014 Blue Ribbon School

Oatville Elementary School


Oatville PTA always accepts new members. Membership in the PTA is open to anyone - not just parents, guardians, and teachers of Oatville children. The membership cost is $7.00 per person and you will receive a membership card.


Please click on the button below to view the various events we are needing volunteers for. If you are able to help, click on the event name to sign up!

Meeting Dates:

General Meetings for Public:
PTA meets at 6:00 PM in the Oatville Elementary Commons on the following days:
Sept. 30, 2019
Nov. 4, 2019
Feb. 3, 2020
May 4, 2020

Upcoming Events

PTA Skate Party
Carousel Skate Rink - $7.00
Oct. 22, 2019
Jan. 16, 2020
Mar. 26, 2020

PTA Movie Nights
OES Gymnasium - $5.00
Sept. 19, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019
Dec. 16, 2019
Feb. 25, 2020
Apr. 20, 2020
May 12, 2020

2019- 20 Officers

President: Laura Kirby & Amanda Whearty
Vice Pres: Nance Harris
Secretary: Breanna Newell
Treasurer: Chris Ferris
Fundraising Chair: Rhonda Dreher



Natalie Rust, Principal

Natalie Lightcap


email: nlightcap@usd261.com

In the Office

Chris Ferris

email: cferris@usd261.com

Lori Moreno
Attendance Secretary

email: lmoreno@usd261.com




Oatville Elementary School
4335 S Hoover
Wichita, KS 67215
P: (316) 554-2290
F: (316) 554-2292

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