School starts at 8:25 and dismisses at 3:50 p.m. There is no adult supervision available for students until 8:00 AM 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.
To ensure the safety of our school children, everyone must sign in at the office and get a visitor's pass. Please park in the marked parking spaces, the circle drive is for busses only. At the end of the day, please wait at the front entrace for your child to be released.
Latchkey services are available beginning at 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Information is available through the Haysville Activity Center.
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 554-2333. 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.
Ruth Clark students will take home a Monday Folder each week with notes from the office and teacher. Please be sure to check the contents of the folder each week, sign that you have seen the contents, and then return it promptly to school on Tuesday.
Jaguars On The Air
Each morning, a team of Ruth Clark students produces a closed-circuit television show called Jaguars on the Air (JOA). Mrs. Ronda Clark, Mr. Danny Driskill and Coach Steve Miller train the students and write the daily script. Students practice each morning and then produce a live telecast. A rotation allows each student to anchor, run cameras, direct or operate some other technical aspect. Fifth graders fill the jobs until spring when they begin training fourth graders for the next year. The opportunities this extra-curricular activity affords students are immeasurable .
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
"Ruth Clark School is a Bully-Free Zone"
Ruth Clark students and staff work very hard to make our school a bully-free place.
At Ruth Clark 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.
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.