Hope that Fits is an event that offers gently-used clothing, warm coats, toys, baby items, games, stuffed animals and food items at no cost to anyone who attends the event. The event will be Saturday, December 14 in the Campus High School Commons from 9 AM - 3 PM. It will be set-up like a big garage sale, only no money will be exchanged. Families can come in and shop for what they need for their families and for Christmas gifts. Hope That Fits is being hosted by Campus High School's FCCLA, Art Club, Colts for Christ, SADD, Environmental Club and StuCo. These organizations are looking for donations and will be collecting throughout the community on December 7. Click here for more information and donating details.
Winter Break for the students will begin December 20th. December 20th is the end of the first semester, the teachers will be in meetings on that day. Students will return to school on January 8th. The Winter Break was extended at a recent meeting where the Board of Education voted to provide a day off for everyone in commemoration of Campus High School receiving the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. The Teacher Workday is moved from January 6th to the 7th. All classes will resume on January 8th. Congratulations, to the students and staff of USD 261!
The Learning Center of USD 261 is offering a Love & Logic Class for Parents. This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! The date of the class is Saturday, January 18, from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. The cost is $15 per person. Please register by January 10, 2013 by calling The Learning Center at 316-554-2331 or online at www.usd261.com/LearningCenter/upcomingClasses.htm.
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 2013 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.
This fee-supported kindergarten program will bring all day kindergarten to families who choose to participate. The fee is $250 per month for the additional half day of kindergarten. Fees will be reduced to half for students qualifying for reduced meal programs and no fees will be assessed for those students qualifying for the free meal program. For complete program details and an application to the program, please visit the Fee-Supported All Day Kindergarten web page.
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!
On October 8, 2012, USD 261 turned on the Parent Single Sign On (SSO) feature in PowerSchool. This means that parents will no longer use a different username and password to access each of their children's school information. Parents will be 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. The usernames and passwords that were previously used to log in will now be the access codes to link the students to the parent's account. .
We are excited about this convenient feature of PowerSchool and are confident that after the initial setup, you will also appreciate this convenience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Krista Pottier at email@example.com.
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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