Winter Break for the students will begin December 20th. December 20th is the end of the first semester, the teachers will be in meetings on that day. Students will return to school on January 8th. The Winter Break was extended at a recent meeting where the Board of Education voted to provide a day off for everyone in commemoration of Campus High School receiving the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. The Teacher Workday is moved from January 6th to the 7th. All classes will resume on January 8th. Congratulations, to the students and staff of USD 261!
The safety, security, and success of your child is our District's most important responsibility. Our District is prepared in case of a school emergency. Each school in the Haysville School District has a current Crisis Plan and a Crisis Response Team. We know that your first interest is the safety of your child. Parents and guardians can help their school by learning what their schools will do in a crisis and by cooperating with school and emergency personnel. We have created a School Emergency Information for Parents Brochure for you to keep on hand for your information, should a crisis occur. Please take the time to read this brochure to be aware of our procedures.
S.P.A.R.K. is a program for any student entering grades 6-8 for the 2013-14 school year. Registration is now open for the S.P.A.R.K. Afterschool Program. S.P.A.R.K. offers students a snack each day, along with homework assistance, and a number of activities including sports and recreation, arts and crafts, cooking/baking, performing arts, service learning and leadership opportunities, field trips, special events, guest speakers, use of i-pads, laptops,and computers. Students will have access to the game room which includes, ping pong, air hockey, pool, Nintendo DS and Wii, Xbox Kinect, and our very own Pac-Man Arcade machine. More information....
Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services has a great website with many resources on bullying. Visit www.StopBullying.gov.
Parents Can Help Prevent Bullying - You don't want your child to be bullied ... or be a bully.
These tips can help:
How to prevent bullying behavior:
To read this article and other great parenting advice go to SchoolFamily.com.
Are you being harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened, or tormented through digital technology? Be aware that cyberbullying is happening and there are resources to help. Learn more about cyberbullying.
Haysville USD 261 offers athletics for students 7th grade and above. Students must meet academic eligibility requirements and pass a yearly medical physical documented on the Kansas State High School Athletics Association (KSHSAA) Physical Form in order to participate.
Have a friend or classmate that is making bad choices in life or abusing drugs or alcohol? Please call or text the Haysville School District Help A Friend Line at 316-207-0650 with the student's name, school , and brief description of the problem. We want your friend or classmate's name, but we don't want your name. The Help a Friend Line is a great way to help another student to get on the right path. Your message will be forwarded to the counselors at the appropriate school.
The Help A Friend Line is available during business hours (8 AM to 4:30 PM) Monday through Friday when the District Schools are in session. In Emergency situations, please call 911.
After hours resources are listed below:
Comcare Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotline: 660-7500 www.sedgwickcounty.org
Hope Line Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) www.yellowribbon.org
National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
United Way Information Line: Dial 211 (toll free statewide) www.211kansas.org
We are always looking for ways to be more efficient, to improve services, and to help our employees and students be successful. Please fill out our SOS form and tell us your ideas or send us an email at SOS@usd261.com. Leave your name or remain anonymous. Go to form
Visit this dynamic website http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com. An animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms in simple language.
Homework Kansas is an after school tutoring service that connects Kansas students one-on-one with live tutors. It is targeted at students in Kindergarten through 12th grades, college introductory students, adult GED students, and other adult learners.
Students can connect to tutors from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, seven days a week. Homework Kansas is also available in Spanish, Sunday through Thursday, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Read more.....
The step from elementary to middle school can be a big one, but these tips will help ease the transition for both parents and children. Read more....
The School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or military status, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Haysville Public School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel, Dr. Michael Clagg, 1745 W. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060, 316-554-2200.