2017 National Blue Ribbon School

 

Ruth Clark Elementary named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School!

Influenza (Flu)

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has notified the school district that any students or staff members diagnosed with influenza will need to be isolated for 7 days from the time of the onset of symptoms. If your child is diagnosed with the flu, or you are a staff member diagnosed with the flu, please check in with your school nurse to determine when it is appropriate to return to school.

If you would like more information about seasonal influenza, visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by clicking HERE!

 

Flu Season

School starts at 8:25 AM and dismisses at 3:50 PM. There is no adult supervision before 8:00 AM and students are not allowed in the building unless you participate in Latchkey services. Pre-K meets daily. AM classes are from 8:25 AM - 11:25 AM and PM classes are from 12:50 PM - 3:50 PM.

Congratulatons to our newest National Blue Ribbon School!!!

Haysville USD 261’s Ruth Clark Elementary School was named one of 342 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Ruth Clark Elementary School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School. Haysville USD 261’s Campus High School was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School and Oatville Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

Watch the announcement video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_YqQtf1GaY

Ruth Clark Elementary School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner!

Capturing Kids' HeartsWith this award, the Flippen Group seeks to recognize and celebrate schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected.

 

 

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!

Students in third, fourth and fifth grades are taking the state assessments starting on March 26 here at Ruth Clark. Testing will last approximately three weeks. The students have to do more than find the answers and complete basic tasks. They will be using reasoning skills and working through more complex problems. Below are some tips for parents during state assessments from the US Department of Education:

  1. Prioritize attendance- if possible, students need to be at school every day, but especially during this important testing time.
  2. Talk to your student about test taking- sometimes kids struggle to understand the purpose of testing.
  3. Offer positive encouragement- a feeling of confidence can have a huge effect on performance.
  4. Support healthy habits- sleep and nutrition can greatly impact a child’s ability to focus and retain information.
  5. Debrief after the test- when testing is complete, ask your child about how he felt and his results. This can help you understand if he is struggling and better prepare for tests the next time.

Pre-school through second grade teachers are hard at work creating rigorous lessons that will help their students be prepared not only for these tests, but to be life-long learners. Here are some habits you can begin now to have your child ready for testing in third grade from The International Reading Association:

  1. Help your child develop a positive attitude about school.
  2. Assist your child with homework.
  3. Ensure your child has good attendance at school.
  4. Help your child learn to follow directions given out loud and written down.
  5. Encourage your child to read as much as possible.

Each month I will post information regarding literacy strategies or skills that might be helpful for you and your child at home. If you have any questions about Literacy First, please call me at 554-2333 or email sstein@usd261.com.

P.R.I.D.E.

Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 404 students

Grade Levels: Pre-K thru 5th

School Colors: Blue and Gold

Mascot: Jaguar

Principal: Carla Wulf

 


School Hours

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

Membership

Ruth Clark PTO always accepts new members.

Meeting Dates:

PTO meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Library.It is no longer the last Tuesday of the month. Meetings start every August. No meeting will be held the month of December. Last meeting of the year is held in April.

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.

Upcoming Events

RC Skate Parties
You're invited to attend a skate party for our school at Roller City, 3234 S Meridian. from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month. Parties are held monthly beginning in September through May.

PTO Movie Night
Bring your family and enjoy the show! Food will be in the cafeteria at 6 PM and the movie will begin in the gym at 7 PM.

Ruth Clark Merchandise
Show your school spirit by purchasing t-shirts, and Sonic cards. Order forms are available in the school office.

 

PTO Board Officers    

President: Stacee Hendrickson
Vice President: Jenny Jackson
Secretary: Raina Morrison
Treasurer: Traci Jacobs
Carla Wulf, Principal

Carla Wulf

Principal

email: cawulf@usd261.com

In the Office

Kelley Keais
Secretary

email: kkeais@usd261.com

Heather Nichols
Secretary

email: hnichols@usd261.com

 

Ruth Clark Elementary School
1900 W. 55th St. So.
Wichita, KS 67217
P: (316) 554-2333
F: (316) 554-2340

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