Check out out Summer Activities Page for a list of Sports Camps and Summer Programs available for our students.
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.
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.
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.
S.P.A.R.K. Summer Program
S.P.A.R.K. is where it is happening this summer! We offer breakfast and lunch, arts and crafts, recreation, overnight trip, field trips, rewards, computers, special clubs, game room and much, much more. Don't let your kids be left out! This six-week program located at Haysville MIddle School beginning June 17 through July 25, meets Monday through Wednesday from 8 AM - 1 PM and Thursdays from 8 AM - 3 PM, closed on Fridays. It is open to all incoming 6th - 8th grade USD 261 students for the 2013-2014 school year. The registration fee is $100, which includes the required t-shirt fee, admission to all field trips, and breakfast/lunch daily.
Call Tiffany, Site Coordinator, for 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.
Our Board of Education and the Haysville Education Association have agreed to extend each school day by 10 minutes, therefore making the school year actually four days shorter. The Board of Education approved new start and end times for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. Please see the daily schedule below:
Pre-K & Kindergarten Morning Session
8:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Pre-K & Kindergarten Afternoon Session
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
8:20 AM - 3:45 PM
7:40 AM - 2:55 PM
7:50 AM - 3:05 PM
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 2012-13 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....
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...
YouthFriends volunteers prove that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. By spending time with students in schools. USD 261 has mentoring opportunities for you, 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.
Understanding how your child learns can reduce frustration and improve achievement. If your child constantly squirms and fidgets when he's doing math homework or insists on listening to music while studying vocabulary words, take heart. Although it may seem like he's trying to drive you crazy, he's probably just using the strategies that help him learn. Read more....
How you react to grades can affect your child's success in school. It's important to know what they represent - and what they don't. A lot has changed since you carried home handwritten report cards for your parents to sign. Now class websites and teacher emails give parents a greater insight into how their kids are doing in the classroom.. Read more...
Is your child being harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened, or tormented using digital technology? Be aware that cyberbullying is happening and there are resources to help. Learn more about cyberbullying.
There have been many cases of different kinds of illnesses diagnosed in our schools and we have had a large amount of students out sick. Many children come to the Health Room soon after they arrive a school with a variety of complaints. Sometimes all they need is to stay home for some rest, fluids, and perhaps medication to help with some of these symptoms. We recommend that children with symptoms such as: fever over 100 degrees F, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, rashes, red draining eyes, ....... Read the entire Memo From The School Nurse.
Parents all over the world are concerned about keeping their children safer, both on- and offline. Communication is an effective tool for parents and guardians when helping their children avoid the dangers that exist on the internet.
NetSmartz® is a dynamic website that offers a variety of internet safety tips and presentations, geared toward every age level. Take the time to browse http://www.netsmartz.org/index.aspx and talk with your child about internet safety, your child is worth it.
Sedgwick County is proud to offer the Prescription Discount card; a resource for all Sedgwick County citizens to help with the rising cost of prescription drugs. The Sedgwick County Prescription Discount Card is not insurance, but provides discounts to persons without prescription drug coverage. Many pharmacies in the area are participating, and on average people save 20 percent when they use the card. Best of all, the card is free and there are no forms to fill out. For more information you may visit www.caremark.com/naco
If you are interested in receiving a card have your child stop by the Helath Room at the school to obtain one.
The Parent Helpline is a free, anonymous telephone counseling service. It is a voice on the other end of the line that can empathize with what you're going through. It's a trained person who will listen and help you with simple questions or complex situations. There's no question too small or problem too big. The Helpline counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can refer you to services anywhere in Kansas. Call the Parent Helpline whenever you have a question or a problem. Don't wait until "the next time"; when you feel frustrated, upset or confused. Someone at the Parent Helpline will listen and help.
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. https://hosted42.renlearn.com/199928/HomeConnect/Login.aspx
We are always looking for ways to be more efficient, to improve services, and to help our employees and students be successful. Please fill out our SOS form and tell us your ideas or send us an email at SOS@usd261.com. Leave your name or remain anonymous. Go to form
Haysville School District utilizes School Reachl to notify parents of school closings or district-wide announcements. This system is capable of placing thousands of calls in just a matter of minutes. In order for this system to be successful, it is vital that the schools have accurate contact numbers at all times. see more...
Applications for USD 261's Child Nutrition Program will be available July 19th. Download an application here when available or complete an application at Food Services. Applications must be submitted to the Food Service Office at 132 Stewart in Haysville.
Students may bring lunch money to school to put on their lunch accounts. Checks should be payable to USD 261. Our district utilizes the online program, mylunchmoney.com, which allows parents/guardians the ability to manage their child's lunch account online. Go to www.mylunchmoney.com to view details of this time saving program.
USD 261 staff and students are working towards living a healthier lifestyle. View our Wellness Policy.
For purposes of FERPA, USD 261 has designated certain information contained in educational records as directory information which may be disclosed for any purpose without your consent. The following information is considered directory information: name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous school attended by the student, class designation, major field of study, and photographs. Such information may be used in publications such as yearbook, honor roll lists, playbills, web-site and newsletters. If you do not want USD 261 to disclose directory information from your child’s education records, you must notify the District in writing. Send such notification to: Superintendent of Schools, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060. If refusal is not filed, USD 261 assumes there is no objection to the release of the directory information as designated. Annual notification is given per District policy JRB approved by BOE on July 7, 2003.
The School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or military status, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Haysville Public School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Dr. Michael Clagg, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060, 316-554-2200.