Learning Choices

Haysville USD 261 understands that this pandemic can create unique challenges for our families and students and some of our families will require and/or prefer different learning environments. We are committed to ensuring that each student has every opportunity to reach their full potential and to providing options for our families, on-site, remote or hybrid, while continuing to provide a quality education for all students no matter the learning environment.

While our preference is to provide parents with choice for their students, certain circumstances may require all students to use the remote model for a period of time. For example, if the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise the board of education or the county may choose another shut down in order to reduce the number of positive cases.

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Remote Learning: Remote learning provides those students who will not be attending school on site the opportunity to learn in an online setting by blending online learning techniques with traditional teaching methods. This option is designed for families who do not feel comfortable sending their child/children back to school yet.

remote learning

Per the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), a student is considered a remote learner if

  • the student is regularly enrolled in the school district he/she would have normally attended on-site;
  • the student is not enrolled in another virtual school full time;
  • curriculum and instruction are prepared, provided and/or supervised by the school;

Requirements for remote learning:

  • Student must have daily contact with a teacher who is employeed with USD 261 by telephone and/or interactive video conferencing.
  • Daily attendance will be taken.
  • A minimum of 6 hours of learning is required by KSDE each day school is in session.
  • Parents/Guardians must sign a weekly log.

What to expect:

  • Otus, our new remote learning platform, will be used consistently across the district. Otus is a K-12 learning platform that is designed to give staff, students, and families a streamlined experience.
  • Lessons will be provided by classroom teachers via live streaming or recorded lessons.
  • Students will be required to turn in assignments.
  • New skills & standards will be taught daily.
  • Learning will be measured & graded.


On-Site Learning: On-Site learning is designed for families who feel comfortable with their child/children returning to a face-to-face, in-school setting. Students attend school on campus with safety measures in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

on-site learning

What to expect:

  • Daily temperature checks upon building entry.
  • Hourly hand washing/sanitizing routines.
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask/face covering unless they have a medical exemption.
  • Social distancing (6 feet apart when possible).
  • Assigned seating in every classroom.
  • Water bottle fill stations only.
  • No usage of playground equipement.
  • No switching of classes (except for specials) at the elementary level.
  • No 5th grade Band/Orchestra.
  • No lockers (except gym lockers) at the secondary level.
  • No shared school supplies or manipulatives.


hybrid learning

Hybrid Learning (only available for Campus High School students):

What to expect:

  • Students spend part of their time in the classroom and part of their time learning remotely from home.
  • This option allows remote students to come on-site for designated electives which cannot be taught remotely.
  • The Campus High School staff will provide a list of which electives will be available for this choice.
  • Haysville USD 261 will be using Otus for remote learning.
  • Transportation is not provided for hybrid.