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

SPEAK UP! Anonymous Tip Program

Speak Up! See Something Say Something

If this is an urgent matter do not submit it here alone. Dial 911 if it is an emergency!

The Crime Stoppers in Schools program in Sedgwick County has created the Speak Up! program, which allows students, staff, and parents the ability to send anonymous tips through a secure website, smartphone app, or by phone to keep their schools safe. All messages are encrypted and routed through secure servers to protect the sender. The user is given an alias and a unique ID before the message is sent to the Speak Up Coordinator for USD 261. This allows the user and the coordinator to have a two-way dialog without revealing the sender’s identity. The funding for the service is provided by Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County.

More information about the SPEAK UP! Anonymous Tip Program can be found HERE!


Tri-City Day School Recognized as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools Award Winner!

Tri-City Receives the Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School AwardWith 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.

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 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.

To ensure the safety of our students all parent volunteers must fill out a district volunteer application. All perspective volunteers will be subject to a background check and may be interviewed by the building principal.

Who to call when your child will not be at school:

Tri-City Day School at 554-2324

It is also equally important that you notify the transportation department for your school district so that the bus doesn’t make an unnecessary stop. The following are the phone numbers for our three transportation departments:

  • Derby: 788-8450
  • Haysville: 554-2213
  • Mulvane: 777-0501

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 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.

Dillons Community Rewards

Please consider signing up to support Tri-City Day School in this simple fundraising activity. Each time you use your Dillons Plus Card, money will be donated to our school. A customer must have three things to register and begin supporting Tri-City Day School:

  • A Dillons Plus card, which is available at any store by asking an associate
  • A valid email address, which can be obtained from any free online service and can be anonymous
  • A personalized account at our website, which again can be anonymous

To enroll in the community rewards program:

  1. Members must visit our website at
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Click on “enroll now”
  4. Enter 61895
  5. Select Tri City Day School

Meal Regular Price Reduced Price
Elementary Lunch $2.60 $.40
Middle School Lunch $2.80 $.40
High School Lunch $2.95 $.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 and have your child's district identification number and birthdate. If you need the id number please call Trisha at 554-2324.

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, Regroup, and email.

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

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 five 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 two times a week. All classrooms are staffed with certified special education teachers and behavior technicians. A full-time registered nurse (RN) 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 2-4 times per week. 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."

Staff List

View Staff List for email addresses

Craig McDaniel, Coordinator


Tonya Nelson, Secretary