News and Information for Parents

 

Kindergarten Round-Up

USD 261 is calling all students who will be five years of age on or before August 31, 2015. Make plans now to attend Kindergarten Round-Up at your area elementary school to pre-register for next school year. If your child is in Pre-Kindergarten in USD 261, you do not need to attend this meeting. Parents, please bring the following items to this event: state certified birth certificate, current immunization records, and a proof of residency (current utility billKindergarten Roundup, lease/purchase agreement with parent's name and current date). The following is the Kindergarten Round-Up schedule, please call USD 261 Administration Building at 554-2200 if you are not certain which school your child will attend.

School Address Date Time
Freeman Elementary 7301 S. Meridian April 30 9:30 AM
Nelson Elementary 245 N. Delos April 23 1:30 PM
Oatville Elementary 4335 S. Hoover April 29 9:30 AM
Prairie Elementary 7101 S. Meridian April 30 1:30 PM
Rex Elementary 1100 W. Grand April 22 9:30 AM
Ruth Clark Elementary 1900 W. 55th St. So. April 23 9:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

The Kansas Children's Service League believes that together we can build strong families, strong communities and raise strong, healthy children. THey offer the following suggestions to protect children from abuse:

 

  • Teach children not to talk to strangers - even when offering rides, gifts, or favors.
  • Explain to child it is okay to say "no" to an adult (including relatives) if they do not feel right doing what is asked.
  • Build trust with the child so they feel comfortable coming to you if something does not seem right.
  • Teach the child the difference between good, bad and confusing touch.
  • Be open to talking to children about abuse.
  • Explain to your child that there are no secrets.
  • Promote programs in school.
  • Monitor your child's computer, cell phone, television, and video games.
  • Volunteer at local child abuse prevention programs.
  • Help a friend, neighbor, or relative take care of their child.
  • Report suspected abuse or neglect.

If abuse is suspected, call your local police department, DCF or the KCSL Parent Helpline (1-800-CHILDREN) immediately.

 

Love & Logic Classes Offered

April 18 @ 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost: $15 per person

 

This parenting program is designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! Would you like to feel more confident as a parent? Would you like to have more fun parenting? Would you like to feel more relaxed at the end of the day? Answers to: “How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus? “How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting? “How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument? “Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without creating a scene? “How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time? “How do I get them to stop spitting their peas and whining at dinner? And many other day-to-day parenting challenges…

Get a Brochure and Registration Information

 

Summer Driver's Education

Enrollment for Summer Driver Ed classes will be held on February 11 from 5 PM - 8 PM and February 12, from 8 AM - 8 PM at Campus High School. Enrollment will remain open until 52 students are enrolled in AM and 52 students enrolled in PM classes or March 2. If openings still exist, it will be opened to students outside our school district until May 19 (1st session) or June 15 (2nd session).

Applications are available at the Campus Counseling Office or at the Middle School's Counseling Office. These applications must be completed before the enrollment dates. The State Form will be filled out at the time you enroll. The cost is $250 and should be paid at enrollment.

 

Defensive Driving Class

There will be a 2 day Defensive Driving Class included in the summer Drivers Ed class and anyone who already has a Drivers License may also enroll in this part only for $15. They MUST have a Drivers License. This class will be offered on June 11 & 12 and July 9 & 10 for 3 hours each day.

Get all the information Here....

 

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 www.CASAFamilyDay.org and http://kansasfamily.com

 

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 haysvillehealthyhabitscc@yahoo.com.

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.

 

Did you receive your SchoolReach Call?

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.

 

SchoolReach Parent Center

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 Here!HOPE

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.

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 www.usd261.com/libraries 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

 

 


 

 

 

School Hours

Elementary School
8:20 AM - 3:45 PM

Middle School
7:40 AM - 2:55 PM

High School
7:50 AM - 3:05 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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