School hours are from 8:25 AM - 3:50 PM. The doors open at 8:05 AM. Students may eat breakfast at this time or wait in the cafeteria for the hallway doors to open at 8:15 AM. School is in session until 3:50 PM each day. For your convenience, you are welcome to sit in the cafeteria area to wait for your children to be dismissed from their classes. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our hallways clear and our students safe.
When Your Child is Absent
Please remember to call the office when your child will not be in school because of illness or appointments by 9:00 AM. Our phone number is 554-2350. If your child arrives at school after 8:25 AM, he/she will need to come to the office to sign-in. Students will be recognized for their attendance.
Prairie students will take home a Wednesday Folder each week with all regular communications from the office and teacher. Please be sure to check the contents of the folder each week, sign that you have viewed the contents, and then return it promptly to school on Thursday. If you represent an organization which may be sending notes home with students, please be sure these notes are approved for distribution by the central office and that they arrive at school before Monday to be sent home on a Wednesday.
Prairie News Network - ONN
The staff and students are so excited about the continuation of closed circuit broadcasting which is being used for morning announcements each day. The 5th grade ONN crew and the Tech Squad have been busy learning the equipment and producing morning news broadcasts for Prairie staff and students.
Family Rights and Privacy Act
If you do not want USD 261 to disclose directory information from your child’s education records, you must notify the District in writing within two weeks of enrolling your child. Please send such notification to: Liz Hames, Community Relations Coordinator, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060 AND to your child’s school. If a written notification of refusal to release directory information is not received by the District, USD 261 assumes there is no objection to the release of the directory information as designated.
Become a School Volunteer
Are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, room parent, etc. The students need YOU! Call your school office to become a School Volunteer.
In the Classroom
"Our Student Success Tool"
Each school has a Learning Facilitator (LF), who monitors the Literacy First process.
During this process, teachers learn and apply new research-based strategies for teaching, student engagement, and monitoring the individual learning of all students. Literacy First has changed how we teach reading, as many of the strategies are applied during math, social studies, science, etc.
Olweus Bully Prevention
"Prairie School is a Bully-Free Zone"
Prairie students and staff work very hard to make our school a bully-free place.
At Freeman our definition of bullying behavior is behavior that is unfair, has an imbalance of power, is hurtful, is done on purpose, and is repeated. This includes physical, verbal, social, emotional, or cyber bullying. Please watch future newsletters for additional ways to keep Freeman Falcons safe.
Capturing Kids Hearts
"If you have a kid's heart...you have a child's mind."
Our teachers and staff are practicing the strategies of "Capturing Kids Hearts" to transform our classrooms into high-achieving centers of learning. By implementing these strategies we are experiencing fewer tardies, higher attendance, lower discipline referrals, fewer dropouts, and increased graduation rates.
Parking Lot Procedures
Student safety is our first priority at Prairie. We want to make sure students are able to enter and exit the building in a safe and orderly manner each and every day. To accommodate an increase in drop-off and pick-up traffice we need your assistance with traffic flow.
Our school buses need to have an unobstructed path to enter and exit school property. Patrons can assist by parking in the parking stalls.
If you do not leave your vehicle to drop off or pick up, please use the driveway closest to the front doors. We do not want children running through lines of traffic to reach your vehicle.
If exiting your vehicle to drop off, please park and walk your child(ren) into the school or up to the front doors.
If exiting your vehicle to pick up, please park and walk up to the front entrance to pick up your child(ren). Use the designated crosswalk area whenever possible.
We do not want children running through lines of traffic to reach your vehicle.
Lastly, please be respectful of our staff who are monitoring arrival and dismissal.
Thank you for following the above guidelines to keep our students safe.