Enjoy the summer break, but keep in mind enrollment for next school year is just around the corner.
ALL returning students in the Haysville School District will enroll ONLINE!. Kindergarten students who attended Kindergarten Round-Up in April will also enroll online.
Enrollment instructions will be mailed the first week in July, the PowerSchool Parent Portal will be open July 6 to begin online enrollment, and the enrollment process should be completed, and fees paid by July 30, 2015. Payment may be made online or returned by mail or in person to the Administration Office. Any outstanding fees must be paid prior to enrollment. USD 261 accepts the following forms of payment: cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard & Discover).
Elementary teacher assignments will be finalized after August 7 and can be viewed in PowerSchool after that date. Each school will host an Open House at the beginning of the school year. Please visit the individual school's webpage for dates and times.
For more information visit our enrollment page.
The Mobile Immunization Clinic will be at The Learning Center, 150 Stewart St, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, on the third Tuesday of every month. 2015 dates of clinic are July 21, August 18, September 15, October 10, November 24 and December 15. The Mobile Clinic offers the following services:
Call 660-7430 for more information.
Haysville School's Early Childhood Program is seeking students for the Fall 2015 session. We have PreK openings for children who will be 4 years old by August 31. These openings are funded by a state grant, so there are specific grant qualifications. To find out if your child qualifies and to get pre-registered, please call the Early Childhood Office at 554-2233.
S.P.A.R.K. is where it's happening! S.P.A.R.K. offers students a snack each day, along with homework assistance, and a number of activities including sports and recreation, arts and crafts, cooking/baking, performing arts, service learning and leadership opportunities, field trips, special events, guest speakers, use of ipads, laptops,and computers. Students will have access to the game room which includes, ping pong, air hockey, pool, Nintendo DS and Wii, Xbox Kinect, and our very own Pac-Man Arcade machine. Learn more.....
It is that time of year again, when the weather can change very quickly. A decision to close school will be made as soon as possible, and in some cases even the night before. When the decision is made, it will be announced on television, radio, the district website and an all district SchoolReach message will be launched. This will send an automated phone call to the phone number we have on record as being the student's home phone number. The SchoolReach system only makes one call to duplicate numbers, meaning if you have three students in your household, you will only receive one call.
Research shows that kids who consistently eat dinner with their families are less likely to smoke, drink or use drugs. Parents can take the STAR pledge, promising to:
S-Spend time with their kids by having dinner together.
T-Talk to them about their friends, interests, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
A-Answer their questions and listen to what they say.
R-Recognize that parents can keep kids substance-free!
What is it?
The H3 Parent Network is an accountability database of parents who will commit to providing an alcohol-free environment for their underage children and the underage friends who may visit their home.
How do I join?
After you join, you will receive access to the database list of other parents who have made the same commitment as you.
Haysville Healthy Habits (H3) is a community based coalition dedicated to promoting health and healthy choices among the youth of Haysville. The group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the Haysville Learning Center. Community participation is welcome and encouraged!
All students, from Pre-K through fifth grade should be practicing their reading skills daily. Younger students should be naming their letters and telling you the sounds each letter makes (Phonics). Middle grade students should practice reading aloud to a parent, sibling, or even a stuffed animal. Our eldest students still benefit from reading aloud and reading to themselves (Fluency).
A great way to encourage positive reading habits is a Family Fun Night! You can set aside a special time where TV's are turned off and the books are wide open. Imagine how much fun you could have if you all planned themed events based around a book. You could read a mystery book and act out the parts, hide clues and make guesses as to who is the suspect. Reading a story about camping under a tent made of sheets and pillows while drinking hot cocoa could become a life-long memory! Be creative, but most of all, make it work for your family's needs.
We want to be sure all parents are notified when our schools or events are cancelled or postponed. If you did not receive a phone call during our last school cancellations, please access your parent account in PowerSchool and click on demographic update to check to see if the home_phone field has a current telephone number in it. This is the number that will be called from our SchoolReach system.
Remember, the telephone number that will appear on caller id is 1-855-955-8500. This number is the SchoolReach EZ retrieval center, which makes it possible for you to redial this number and replay up to the last 30 messages sent to your device.
Please call the school office if you have further questions. Additional information regarding SchoolReach can be found here.
We also utilize email to send out important messages, as well as school and district newsletters. Please ensure that the email you have provided to us is a valid email address.
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.
Vision: Positive Choices = Healthy Lives
The Haysville Healthy Habits Community Coalition is a group of community members who have joined together to fight the unhealthy habits in our community such as drug and alcohol use of school age children, obesity and heart disease. Promoting healthy habits is a difficult task but we are determined to make a difference! Join us today! Learn more....
HOPE is an afterschool program made possible through a Kansas 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. Haysville USD 261, in partnership with the Haysville Recreation Department brings this great opportunity for your Kindergarten through 5th grade child to attend an Afterschool program. The program will meet Monday - Friday, directly after school until 6:00 PM. The cost is $60 a month. Please register early for this program, as space is limited. See the links below for additional information.
The safety, security, and success of your child is our District's most important responsibility. Our District is prepared in case of a school emergency. Each school in the Haysville School District has a current Crisis Plan and a Crisis Response Team. We know that your first interest is the safety of your child. Parents and guardians can help their school by learning what their schools will do in a crisis and by cooperating with school and emergency personnel. We have created a School Emergency Information for Parents Brochure for you to keep on hand for your information, should a crisis occur. Please take the time to read this brochure to be aware of our procedures.
You have access to your School Library's books and references anywhere you have internet access. Just go to www.usd261.com/libraries and click on the school of your choice.
It just keeps getting better at USD 261!
USD 261 utilizes the Parent Single Sign On (SSO) feature in PowerSchool. Parents are able to log into the portal using their chosen username and password, and have access to each of their student's records. All parents, regardless of the numer of children they have, will need to create an account when logging on to PowerSchool with SSO for the first time. We are excited about this convenient feature of PowerSchool and are confident that after the initial setup, you will also appreciate this convenience.
Also, look for the Parent App for your i-phone in the App Store!
USD 261 is committed to the success of every one of our students. An important part in achieving that success is keeping parents informed on the progress their children are making. With that in mind we are proud to announce the availability of your child's assessment data into the PowerSchool system. You may view this data by logging into your child's PowerSchool account using your Parent Username and Password. Click the Test Scores link in the lower left corner. The Test Scores webpage will provide a colorful table containing the recent assessment data. See the link below for additional information...
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