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Early Childhood Family Literacy Night

October 8, 2015, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Come join us for Family Literacy Night at the Early Childhood Office at 1745 W. Grand. There will be four books available for you to read with your child and then complete an activity to go with each story, such as decorate a cupcake, bubble paint, make playdough donuts, and decorate a cookie with fingerpaint. This is a come and go event for Pre-K and PAT students and their families.

Call the Early Childhood Office if you would like to attend - 554-2233.



Text the word "YES" to Opt-In

Communication is KEY! Don't miss out on emergency and school messages. Haysville Schools wants to communicate with you using SMS text messaging. To opt-in to these messages, simply

text the word "yes" to the short code: 68453.

On October 21, anyone who has not opted in will receive a text invitation to participate in this service, A reply of "Y" or "Yes" will enroll you in the service.


2015 Future Cheer Clinic

Campus Varsity Cheerleaders is holding a Future Cheer Clinic for students in grades Pre-K to 6th grades. The clinic will be held at Campus HIgh School, October 7 & 8, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Participants will be instructed by the CHS Varsity Cheerleaders and will perform materials learned at the Campus Football Game on Friday, October 9. The game begins at 7:00 PM. The cost is $20 (T-shirt included). Make checks payable to Campus High School. For more information or questions, call Pam Burkett at 554-2240.


Holiday Assistance Applications

Haysville Community Outreach is accepting applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance on Saturday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the West Haysville Baptist Church, located at 141 N. Lamar in Haysville. Applications for Christmas only will be taken on Saturday, November 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. These are the only dates applications will be taken.
Applicants must bring:
 Proof of identification
 Social security card for each member living in the household

 Proof of income for the last 60 days for each adult member of the household (2 months of payroll check, SRS/Social Security statement, medical cards, copies of unemployment checks, etc.)
 Ÿ Proof of address (current driver’s license or utility bill mailed in the last 30 days)
If the reason for application is recent loss of work, please bring proof of expenditures, gas, electric, water, car payment, mortgage, etc.
Please feel free to call the CIS office at Prai-rie at 554-2350 if you have any questions about this process or if your family is in need of other resources.


8 Ways to Ask Your Kids, "How was school today?"

(Without asking, "So, how was school today?")

  1. What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)
  2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.
  3. If you could choose who would you like to sit by in class? (Who would you NOT want to sit by in class? Why?)
  4. Where is the coolest place at the school?
  5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said.)
  6. If I called your teacher tonight what would she tell me about you?
  7. How did you help somebody today?
  8. How did somebody help you today?


Sedgwick County Health Department Mobile Immunization Clinic In Haysville

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:

  • Children's Immunizations - Medicaid, KanCare, some insurance, sliding fee scale with proof of current income.
  • Adult Immunizations - Price varies, can file some insurance.
  • TB Skin Testing
  • Blood Lead Testing
  • Cholesterol Screening - Call ahead to schedule
  • Travel Shots - Call ahead to schedule


Call 660-7430 for more information.


Early Childhood Program has Openings for 4 year Olds

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.


SPARK Afterschool Program - Enrolling Now for Middle School Students!

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.....


When School Closes Due To Weather

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.

See a listing of radio and television stations to be notified.


Dinner Makes a Difference

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!

For more information, visit and


Join the H3 Parent NetworkBe a Mentor

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?

Complete the application and return it to your child's school or scan and send to H3 administrator, Paige at

What then?

After you join, you will receive access to the database list of other parents who have made the same commitment as you.

Other Information:

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!


Reading Can Be Fun!

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.


Emergency Safety Interventions Policy

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.

Get Kansas policy here



Haysville Healthy Habits Parent Network

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.

Complete information and daily schedule here.

HOPE Application


In Case of a School Emergency

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 Emergency Information for Parents Brochure


Access Your School Library From Home

You have access to your School Library's books and references anywhere you have internet access. Just go to and click on the school of your choice.

It just keeps getting better at USD 261!


PowerSchool is Parent-Friendly!

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.

Instruction Sheet

Also, look for the Parent App for your i-phone in the App Store!


Test Scores Available on PowerSchool

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...

Test Score Help Document






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Elementary School
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM

Middle School
7:35 AM - 2:50 PM

High School
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