Return to Learn & Safety Plan


The COVID-19 pandemic is a national crisis that poses a serious health risk for everyone. The health, safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families is a top priority for Haysville USD 261. On this page you will find information, procedures and resources related to the opening and safety planning for the 2020-21 school year.

Haysville USD 261 has and will continue to follow the guidance of federal, state, and county experts regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This includes the state's guidelines regarding wearing of masks, social distancing, and frequent hand washing. These guidelines have been put in place for schools to support the health and well-being of students and staff, while continuing to provide academic excellence in a safe and caring environment. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented environment together, our District will remain committed to providing the highest quality educational experience for our students.

On July 27, 2020, the Board of Education approved our recommendation to delay the start of school until after Labor Day. The first day of school for grades 1-6 and 9 is now Sept. 10, for grades 7-8 and 10-12 is Sept. 11, and for Kindergarten and Pre-K, the first day of school is Sept. 14. Delaying the start of school gives us additional time to help prepare our staff, students and parents for the instructional models that we will be using. In addition, it will provide our county with time to reduce the number of daily positive cases of COVID-19.

NOTE: Given the fluid nature of COVID-19 and the continually evolving guidelines for schools at the federal, state and local levels, this information is subject to change. Please visit this page regularly for updates.