Tri-City Day School

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt by the heart. -- Helen Keller

Let's Eat Turkey!

Tri-City's big event for November is our annual Thanksgiving Dinner! This dinner is made possible by donations from our Tri-city families, donations from community members and donations from our Tri-City staff. This dinner is also an opportunity for us to show our appreciation to all of our supporting staff members from all three Tri-City districts: Derby, Haysville, and Mulvane. The Thanksgiving dinner will be held in our new Commons this year!

Please see the November newsletter for a complete list of needed items and additional informaton.

SMILE!

Fall pictures will be taken at Tri-City on Friday, November 3 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Picture envelopes and additional information will be sent home towards the end of October.

Bring Your Family - Meet Santa!

Please join us on Thursday, November 30 for our 3rd annual Holiday Tri-City Family Night! We will be serving chili to start the evening, then families will be able to enjoy holiday coloring, making a holiday ornament, and getting a family picture with Santa Claus! Siblings of Tri-City students are welcome to attend but all children must be accompanied by an adult for the activities. Please watch for more information to come – we will be requesting an RSVP so that we have enough food and art supplies for everyone!

Parents have mentioned in the past that it would be helpful to know what other field trips we are planning to have and anticipated costs with these outings. The following are a list of activities so far:

September 21: Sedgwick County Zoo Details: $5.25, sack lunch, optional money for a snack

October 12: Walters’ Pumpkin Patch: Details: $7.00, a sack lunch, optional extra money for a snack

November 17: HIGH SCHOOL ONLY – Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Details: money for lunch at Talliano’s approximately $8.00

January 19: Carousel Skating Rink Details: $3.50 for skating, $5.00 max. extra spending money, pizza lunch

If you find yourself unable to pay for an outing, please contact us and let us know ahead of time so that payment arrangements can be made. It is very difficult to find out the day of the outing that someone needs help covering the cost of the trip.

Remember that students must be in good standing both academically and behaviorally to attend school outings. Students who are partially transitioning may not be able to attend depending upon class requirements for their other school. Arrangements and consideration will be made on a student by student basis

Entering Tri-City Day School

When visiting Tri-City Day School, please make sure that you take the entrance just west of the entrance to Haysville High School. Follow that curved road around and you will find guest parking near the front doors of Tri-City. We continue to be a secured facility (like all other USD 261 schools) so please press the buzzer you will find on the wall to the right of the double doors. When you come in, please enter the glass door on your right and sign in with Trisha in the office.

Thank you for entering our building on the Tri-City Day School side so that we are not creating more traffic for our friends at Haysville High School.

New faces at Tri-City

Our new behavior technicians are: Alex Mounce in Josh Kelly’s room; Steven Shields in Mrs. Waters’ room; and Katie Taylor in Mr. Bargdill’s room. Also new to Tri City this year is Monica Monroe, physical education teacher; Emily Williams, library clerk; and Tracy Chace, RN. We have a full cafeteria staff led by Bambi Storlie, manager; Shaila Zaman and Bob Fimple. Our custodial team is led by Clarence McIlvain and he is assisted by Karen Larsen and Bud Mitchener. You will have an opportunity to meet many of our new staff at our Open House scheduled for September 26.

Ala Carte Menu Items Available at Tri-City Day School

Tri-City students will have the option to purchase items a la carte during breakfast and lunch. Here is a list of items and prices for a la carte items. Your student must have funds available on their meal account to purchase a la carte items. See the November Newsletter for a list of available items.

Box Tops for Education

Please help us out! Just clip the box top and send it to school with your child. Tri-City earns approximately $100 a year that we use to help purchase education tools for our students and fund activities and field trips. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for a list on on-line shopping that earns box top points.

Coca-Cola Products

Tri-City is eligible for the point program through Coca-Cola. We will be able to enter the codes that are found on Coke products into an "online bank" and collect points to earn items for our school. The codes are found inside the lid of bottles or inside the boxes of cardboard containers. Please send these items to school with your child.

Meal Regular Price Reduced Price
Breakfast $1.15 $.30
Elementary Lunch $2.35 $.40
Middle School Lunch $2.55 $.40
High School Lunch $2.70 $.40

Please be sure your child has money on his/her meal account. If your child does not have money for a meal, he/she will receive cereal and milk for lunch. This will only be made available three times during the entire school year. Low balance letters will not be sent home this year, if you would like to inquire about the balance on your child's account you may call the Haysville MIddle School cafeteria at 554-2251.

Pay for school lunches online with My School Bucks

My School Bucks is an online program that allows parents to make payments online to the student's meal account, check balances, and set up automatic payments. To utilize this tool, go to www.myschoolbucks.com and have your child's district identification number and birthdate. If you need the id number please call Trisha at 554-2324.

Ala Carte Menu Items Available at Tri-City Day School

Tri-City students will have the option to purchase items a la carte during breakfast and lunch. Here is a list of items and prices for a la carte items. Your student must have funds available on their meal account to purchase a la carte items. See the September Newsletter for a list of available items.

Communication is the key to success! At Tri-City Day School we use several tools to communicate with our families and community, which include this website, SchoolMessenger, email and a monthly digital newsletter.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
J.M. Barrie

Upcoming Events

Tri-City Day School is attended by students from the Haysville, Derby, and Mulvane public school districts. This school was established to meet the diverse, unique emotional and mental health needs of their K-12 students.
Tri-City Day School offers four educational classrooms focusing on core and non-core courses through direct teacher instruction and the use of computerized curriculum. Most students also have physical education available one to two times a week at an off-site location. All classrooms are staffed with certified special education teachers and behavior technicians. A full time licensed practical nurse (LPN) is also available on site for students’ needs. Some students receive additional support during the school day through agencies such as the Mental Health Association (MHA), Behavioral Link, COMCARE, and other community based agencies that support students with disabilities.
In addition to traditional core curriculum, students receive group counseling under the supervision of a Licensed Masters Social Worker for 180 minutes per week. Also available to students is individual counseling which is provided on site by an LSCSW in private practice. Both Medicaid and some individual insurance are accepted by this provider. Other additional related services may be included in a student's school day as determined by the student's Individual Education Program (IEP) team. All students are enrolled into their home school district in Derby, Haysville, or Mulvane and then referred to Tri-City Day School through the sending local school district. All students have been evaluated and categorized for special education services and all lesser restrictive settings were not successful for the students as determined by the Individual Education Program (IEP) team before a placement is considered.

When the world says give up,
hope whispers, "try one more time."

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Staff List

View Staff List for email addresses

Gina Keirns, Administrator

email: gkeirns@usd261.com

Trisha Greenlee, Secretary

email: tgreenlee@usd261.com