Announcements

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences will take place during the week of February 13-17. Please take this important opportunity to meet with your child's teacher and learn about the progress your child is making this school year.

Enrollment conferences for Campus High School students are scheduled for February 13, 15, and 16. Teachers will be contacting parents to schedule a time to meet to get students enrolled in the right classes for the 2017-18 school year.

No Classes for students on February 16 & 17.

 

Mark your Calendars

February 16 & 17: Conference Release Days

February 20: President's Day

 

2016-2017 District Calendar

Kindergarten Roubnd-Up

2017-18 Kindergarten Round-up

USD 261 is calling all students who will be five years of age on or before August 31, 2009. Make plans now to attend Kindergarten Round-Up at your area elementary school to pre-register for next school year. Please bring the following items to this event: state certified birth certificate, current immunization records, and a proof of residency (current utility bill, lease/purchase agreement with parent's name and current date). The following is the Kindergarten Round-Up schedule, please call USD 261 Administration Building at 554-2200 if you are not certain which school your child will attend.

School Address Date Time
Ruth Clark Elementary 1900 W. 55th St. So. May 2, 2017 10:00 AM
Nelson Elementary 245 N. Delos May 2, 2017 1:30 PM
Freeman Elementary 7301 S. Meridian May 3, 2017 10:00 AM
Rex Elementary 1100 W. Grand May 3, 2017 1:30 PM
Oatville Elementary 4335 S. Hoover May 4, 2017 10:00 AM
Prairie Elementary 7101 S. Meridian May 4, 2017 1:30 PM

Do you have a child will who be 4 years old by August 31st? If so, Haysville Schools’ Early Childhood Program is seeking students for the 2017-18 school session. We have Pre-K openings for children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 31 funded by a state grant, but there are specific grant qualifications. To find out if your child qualifies and to get pre-registered, please call 554-2233. Your child will be scheduled for a required Count Your Kid In screening.

Learn more about Haysville Early Childhood

Latchkey services for Haysville Schools is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). Children grades Kindergarten through fifth are welcome to attend the Latchkey program. Sites open at 6:30 am and run until the school breakfast program is open to students. Students not eating breakfast will be released to go to class at 8:15 am. All sites will reopen after school is dismissed and will close at 6:00 pm. Contact the HAC at 529-5922 for information regarding before and after school care, drop-in care for days that school is not in session, costs and registration.

Communication is KEY! Don't miss out on emergency and school messages. Haysville Schools wants to communicate with you using SMS text messaging. To opt-in to these messages, simply text the word "yes" to the short code: 67587. Please note: texts will only be sent to numbers on file in PowerSchool in the home phone field.

Family School Partnerships

Haysville Schools wants to be in partnership with parents and community to provide the best learning environment for our students. With a close relationahip we can provide the best student outcome. Parent involvement opportunities include:

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Open House
  • SITE Council Member
  • PTA/PTO Member
  • School Volunteer
  • Room Parent
  • Attending Family Events, such as Monthly Family Nights, Athletic Events, School Programs, etc.

The Parent Hotline

Kids don’t come with instructions. That’s why the Kansas Children's Service League has the Parent Helpline. The Parent Helpline is a free, anonymous telephone counseling service. It is a voice on the other end of the line that can empathize with what you’re going through. It’s a trained person who will listen and help you with simple questions or complex situations. There’s no question too small or problem too big. The Helpline counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can refer you to services anywhere in Kansas.

Call the Parent Helpline whenever you have a question or a problem. Don’t wait until “the next time.” When you feel frustrated, upset or confused someone at the Parent Helpline will listen and help.

Kansas Children’s Service League www.KCSL.org

Find Help with 2-1-1 of Kansas

If you or your family members are in the need for Mentoring, after-school programs, senior care, counseling, food pantries, disability services and much, much more, 2-1-1 of Kansas is here to help.

Simply dial 2-1-1 toll free across Kansas to talk with a trained specialist to find help. All calls are confidential and answered 24/7.

Search 2-1-1 Kansas online to find help in our area. This site lists many nonprofit and government human services available.

School Hours

Elementary School
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM

Middle School
7:35 AM - 2:50 PM

High School
7:50 AM - 3:05 PM

How we do things . . .

When School Closes Unexpectedly

When it becomes necessary to close the schools as a result of weather or an emergency, it will be announced on television, radio, the district website and an all district SchoolMessenger message will be launched.

SchoolMessenger will send an automated phone call to the phone number we have on record as being the student's home phone number. SchoolMessenger does not call duplicate numbers.

Corrent telephone numbers and email addresses must be in PowerSchool to receive messages.

Television Stations

KAKE-TV Channel 10
KWCH-TV Channel 12
KSN-TV Channel 3

Radio Stations

KFDI-FM 101.3
KTHR-FM 107.3
KZCH-FM 96.3
B98-FM 97.9


About School Meals

USD 261 serves breakfast and lunch to the students daily. Meals are prepared on site at each facility except for Haysville High School. The district participates in the Federal Hot Lunch Program helping to keep meal costs down.

Child Nutrition Program Application
Child Nutrition Program

Applications for the Child Nutrition Program are available online, in the school offices, at the Food Service Office or download a copy here . Eligibility requirements are printed on the applications.

Lunch Money

Students may bring lunch money to school to put on their lunch accounts. Checks should be payable to USD 261. Our district utilizes the online program, myschoolbucks.com, which allows parents/guardians the ability to manage their child's lunch account online. Go to www.myschoolbucks.com to view details of this time saving program.

SchoolMessenger To Keep You Informed

Haysville School District utilizes SchoolMessenger to notify parents of school closings, district-wide announcements, and school announcements. This system is capable of placing thousands of calls in just a matter of minutes. In order for this system to be successful, it is vital that the schools have accurate contact numbers at all times.

The SchoolMessenger Calling System will place a call to the number listed in the student's home_phone field in PowerSchool.  SchoolMessenger's system automatically follows up every automated call with an email message that contains the embedded telephone message. So if for some reason, you did not hear the message, you can replay the message through the email.

To opt in to receive SMS text messages from the SchoolMessenger system, simply text the word "yes" to 68453. Texts will only be sent to the phone numbers that are listed in PowerSchool and have opted-in to the service.

Volunteering in Haysville Schools

As part of a Professional Learning Community, volunteers have played, and will continue to play an important and valuable role in the Haysville Public School system. Students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community benefit from the work of individuals like you who freely share their talents and resources. We also know that as a volunteer, you, too, will be rewarded.

USD 261 requires that all volunteers complete an application and sign a Volunteer Agreement and Authorization Form before having contact with our students. A background check will be conducted by the District.

If you have any questions, please contact your school office.

USD 261 Innovation Line

Innovation Line

If you have an innovative idea to help the district to improve, send it in through the Innovation Line. In USD 261, we believe exploration, collaboration, and innovation are essential!

PowerSchool for Student Information

Powerschool is an easy to use, web-based student information system. It is intended to provide parents, students and teachers with a tool to communicate student performance. Powerschool may be accessed from any place the parent/guardian can access the Internet. The application is a secure link that encrypts the data to and from the end user. In addition, a username and password are provided to allow access for only authorized users to the appropriate student record. Get Instructions

PowerSchool is Parent-Friendly!

USD 261 utilizes the Parent Single Sign On (SSO) feature in PowerSchool. Parents are able to log into the portal using their chosen username and password, and have access to each of their student's records. All parents, regardless of the numer of children they have, will need to create an account when logging on to PowerSchool with SSO for the first time. We are excited about this convenient feature of PowerSchool and are confident that after the initial setup, you will also appreciate this convenience.

Instruction Sheet

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:

(1) The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the appropriate USD 261 principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the appropriate USD 261 principal to amend a record should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using its own employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. Upon request, the District discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-8520

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