District schools and offices will be closed for Spring Break the week of March 17-21.
Kindergarten students in Haysville Schools will attend class all day next school year. The Board of Education voted in February to extend the current half-day program to all day. Currently, we have two schools that offer a fee-supported All Day program, which has been a success. Beginning 2014-2015 school year, the district will fund the All Day program for all Kindergarten students.
Math Has Never Been So Sweet! Come to the Math Family Night by Exploration Place, Monday, March 10, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Haysville Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. Fun FREE games and activities for grades (k-8) and families. Concessions will be available for purchase. For questions or more information contact Linda Long, 316-554-2251 ext. #1409. See flyer...
The public is invited to attend the District Fine Arts Fair. Student art projects will be on display from students across the district. Music and drama performances are also scheduled during the Festival. The hours are Thursday, from 5-8 PM and Friday, from 8 AM - 3 PM. Come support the talents of our students.
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.
The Campus High School Orchestra is performing a Rock concert with electric violinist and former member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mark Wood. This is an orchestra concert like you have never experienced before! There will be two performances, March 31 & April 1 at 7:30 PM in the CHS Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now for $10 from any CHS orchestra member, or call Campus High School Orchestra Director, Jeremy Samuel for more information. There will be 90 minutes of music, followed by a meet and greet with Mark and the rest of the band. Members of the CHS choirs and 8th grade orchestra students from HMS and HWMS will be special guests of this amazing performance. Merchandise from the show will be available for purchase before and after the concert.
Check out this youtube video to get a glimpse of this amazing opportunity for our students. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6SVPRAInmk&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLC6F3900FFB9E8AF7
Organizers for Career Experience 2014 are busy putting the finishing touches on this year's event. The event will run 2 days, the first day is for 10-12 grade students and the second day is specifically designed for 10th graders. Career Experience 2014 will follow the schedule below:
March 11: Over 35 colleges, universities, tech schools and the military will be on hand to visit with the students. Juniors and seniors may attend from 1 - 2 PM and all sophomores will attend 2:20 - 3:05 PM. Juniors and Seniors must sign up in the counseling office by March 6 to attend.
March 12: Sophomores only, from 2:20 - 3:05 PM. Sophomores will attend the Career Experience and visit with volunteers that work in a wide variety of careers.
Parents are invited to attend with their student.
Volunteers are still needed for March 12, please contact Mr. Hook in the Counseling Center for more information at 554-2240 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to address capacity issues at Ruth Clark Elementary and Haysville West Middle School, Haysville USD 261 is modifying the in-district school boundaries. These changes will affect the following schools:
Ruth Clark Elementary
Haysville Middle School
Haysville West Middle School
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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.
Haysville School's Early Childhood Program is seeking students for the Fall 2014 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.
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 begin Monday, August 20 and continue through the school year. It 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.
S.P.A.R.K. is a program for any student entering grades 6-8 for the 2013-14 school year. Registration is now open for the S.P.A.R.K. Afterschool Program. 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 i-pads, 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. More 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.
School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; “right-size” meals with portions designed for a child’s age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. The changes in school meals, the first in 15 years, are based on the latest nutritional guidelines.
Here are some important facts about the new school meals:
The new school lunch provides 1/3 of the average daily calorie needs for kids by age.
Some highly active students, like athletes, may need more calories. Some schools may offer second helpings of fruits and vegetables. A second carton of milk may also be an option. Schools can also operate after-school snack and supper programs. Students and/or sports teams can also bring food from home.
In practice, many students are being served the same amounts of protein as before under the new standards.
Your child can learn good habits for life by making healthy food choices and getting proper exercise now. This year is a transition year as schools implement these new standards and work together with parents, to ensure that every child, in every community across America, has access to healthy and nutritious meals. Encourage them to try new foods and eat the healthy food offered. Reinforce healthy eating by offering similar new foods at home.
Keep updated on the changes at www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday.
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!
Parents, you may now call 855-955-8500 from any phone number that received a SchoolReach message. The EZ Retrieval Line will automatically recognize the phone number calling and you can listen to any message sent to you within the last 30 days.
If you missed the Parent Meeting on May 1 for Parents of students currently enrolled in 6th or 7th grade Pre-Algebra or 7th grade Algebra you will find the video and a pdf of the presentation at the links below. If you have any additional questions please contact Teresa Tosh at email@example.com or Krista Pottier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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...
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.
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