New Dismissal Time - 3:55 PM

Kansas Statute, 72-1106 establishes School Year Requirements for all Kansas Schools. Each school within our district is required to be open a minimum of 1,116 hours. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen school closings our elementary schools will be short of the minimum requirement. Extending our school day by 5 minutes for the Elementary Schools for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year will make-up the needed time. All afternoon bus routes and times will be adjusted to accommodate the additional time.


Mark Your Calendars

March 19 - 23: No School - Spring Break

March 30 - April 2: No School - Non-contract Days


print a revised calendar

Spring Break

Looking for next year's Kindergartners!

Do you have a child who will be 5 on or before August 31st?

Rex Kindergarten Round-up
May 1st at 9:30 AM
Rex Commons

At this meeting information will be shared regarding enrollment, kindergarten curriculum, transportation, required immunizations and other pertinent information to help the transition into kindergarten go smoothly. Be sure to bring your child's birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency.

Future kindergarten students will be able to visit the kindergarten classrooms briefly during the presentation. How Fun!


Kindergarten Roundup

Showing Rex P.R.I.D.E.

One student a week is nominated by their teacher based on our Rex P.R.I.D.E. principles.

(P-Preparation, R–Respect, I– Integrity, D –Discipline, E– Excellence.)

The students must do an excellent job of showing P.R.I.D.E. in all areas of our school including the bathroom, hallways, lunchroom, and playground. The student's name is announced over the intercom on Friday morning and they receive a prize and certificate.

Medications at School

According to Kansas State Statutes, children who have medications to take at school need to have them kept in the Nurse’s office and not with the child. Especially in elementary, medications are to be kept in a locked cabinet at all times for the safety of your child and other children at the school. Children lose track of time and are prone to wanting to use their medications when they feel the need, rather than the proper times. I do realize that some parents send medications to the health room via their children. I would appreciate a call so that I know they are on the way and can take them from your child before school starts. Thank you for your help in this matter.


It is recommended that children with the following symptoms stay home for 24 hours after these symptoms are resolved, unless a note from the family physician states that the student can attend school. Children should be fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.

  • fever at or above 100F
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • sore throat
  • rashes
  • red, draining eyes
  • thick, green nasal discharge
  • ear drainage

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions or concerns about your child/children as I have a very open door policy and enjoy meeting parents as well. Looking forward to a great year!!!

Morgan Lehning, LPN

Please save the following for Rex Elementary:

BOXTOPS-Can be found on General Mills products. Please have your student bring in box tops and put them in the box top box in their classroom for a chance at classroom parties!

CAMPBELLS SOUP LABELS-These can be found on all Campbell’s soup. Please have your student bring these to the office.

Collecting these items found on products used daily greatly helps your school! Please remind friends and family to collect these also!


Extra Help is Available

TAPS (Teaching Assessment Preparation Skills) is for 3-5 grade students who may need extra help in specific skill areas. TAPS meets Monday - Thursday (no Fridays) from September through March, from 3:55 - 4:50 PM. If you have any questions about TAPS, please visit with your childs classroom teacher.

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.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Literacy First

March Update!

Spring is just around the corner and that means students will be out for spring break soon. The last thing any of the kids want to think about is doing homework, but it is so important that kids keep reading during their time off. Kids need to be exposed to and learn between 3,000-4,000 words a year to help them understand grade level material. Teachers do a great job incorporating vocabulary in their daily lessons in all subject areas. They consistently have those vocabulary-rich conversations in the classroom to help expose your child to a variety of words.

So what can you do at home to help your child keep up? There are plenty of ways to make reading fun:

  • Go to the library and check out a variety of things to read; kids magazines, nonfiction and fiction books, newspapers from years past, journals about an interesting topic.
  • Have kids read joke books, the cereal box, poems, a grocery list, a play and song lyrics.
  • Read while wearing silly glasses using funny voices (robot, queen/king, mouse, giant).
  • If your child is not reading yet, practice saying the letter sounds of the alphabet.
  • Put basic sight words on notecards and post them around the house. Label everything.
  • Read to them and be their biggest supporter. Encourage them. Praise them.

The key here is to find things that interest your child and have fun while reading.

The staff at Rex encourages your child to read over the weekends and holiday breaks. Our goal for your child is to instill a life-long love of reading and learning.

If you have any questions about Literacy First please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, myself or check out the official website:


Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 551 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Purple and Gold

Mascot: Roadrunner

Principal: Brian Howard


School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:55 PM
AM Pre-K
8:25 AM - 11:25 PM
PM Pre-K
12:50 PM - 3:55 PM
Rex Elementary School


Rex PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

The next PTO meeting is to be announced.

Volunteer Forms

If you haven't filled out a volunteer form and would like to go on field trips with students, please pick up a volunteer form and fill it out.

2017-18 Officers

President: Amanda Hollenbeck
Co-vice President: Bethany Craig
Co-vice President: Hollie Reece
Secretary: Michelle Groh
Treasurer: Michelle Steen
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Brian Howard, Principal

Brian Howard



In the Office

Michelle Steen


Jan Williams
Attendance Secretary



Rex Elementary School
1100 W. Grand
Haysville, KS 67060
P: (316) 554-2281
F: (316) 554-2283

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