Information for USD 261 Staff

This page is a portal to useful information and tools.


District Staff Dashboard

Office 365 Mail

PowerSchool Admin




District Calendar




APTAFUND Historical

Hays Benefits

Innovation Line

Print Shop

Public School Works
Health & Safety

IT Help Desk

Transportation Requests

Work Orders

USD 261 Google Log-in

Office 365 Helps

Educator Dashboard

Learning Services Directory


Instructional Technology

i-Tech Request Form

Mimio Lessons
Teacher Resources


Office 365

Gradebook Resources

Professional Learning Request Form

Student Password
Reset Portal

The Learning Center



Live Binders

Assessment Tools


USD 261
Assessment Binder


AIMS Webplus


Data Manager


KITE Administrator Portal




Performance Series

Administrator Dashboard



PowerSchool Admin

PowerSchool Helps

USD 261 Walk-through Site


School Recruiter


Survey Tool

15-16 OCR Report

Career Cruising

More Staff Information


Live Well Work Well

Health and wellness tips for your work and life - presented by the Hays Companies

September Newsletter

September Newsletter - Spanish

September Video


PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook

USD 261 teachers will advance to the PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook in the 17-18 school year. This HTML-based gradebook is java-free and mobile friendly. This gradebook is user-friendly, but a variety of assistance is available to you:

PT Pro Pilot Program Participant (Teachers in each building)
Using PowerTeacher Pro Quick Reference Card

The Learning Center PT Pro Workshops
PT Pro Live Binder (Featuring videos, handouts and more)


Laptop 2016 Information

Visit the New Laptops webpage for valuable resources on the Lenova Laptop and Office 365.


Need Help With Your Laptop or Computer?

Visit the Instructional Technology Site for great resources and help documents for Windows 8 and Office 2013.


Office 365

USD 261 staff uses Office 365 for their email system.  Along with email, Office 365 offers One Drive, Calendaring, Mobile sync and access, SharePoint integration, OneNote and more.  Learn more about Office 365....



Haysville Educator Assessment Tool is the new evaluation process being implemented this school year.

View the PowerPoint



Innovation Idea Grant Money

Are resources keeping you from launching your INNOVATIVE IDEA? Grant money may be available to you. Complete this grant application to begin the process. This grant application is open to any USD 261 staff member. Start your application.


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.


Do You Need A Meeting Space?

The Learning Center is available for private parties and meetings for a nominal fee.  Contact Penny or Dartha at The Learning Center for more information.



Track Your Energy Usage!

USD 261 is a GreenQuest Sponsor. This sponsorship enables our community members to track the energy use for their home or business More information? 
More information click here.


Having problems with PowerTeacher Gradebook?
It might be your Java!

Sometimes Java needs to be reinstalled to make the gradebook function properly. This is easy for all you techies out there. Go to the Control Panel and uninstall all Java, then download Java 6 by clicking here, save it to your hard drive, then run the program to reinstall Java. That's it, you should be back in business! If you still have problems, don't hesitate to call us, Information Services, 554-2203.


News Worthy?

Is your class doing a special project or having a guest speaker?  Are you doing something great for the community?  Be sure to notify Liz Hames, Community Relations, so she can share your activities with the rest of the community.  Contact Liz at 554-2200 or email:


Learning Services - Who to Call for Instructional Support

Need answers to questions regarding curriculum and instruction, or one of the many applications or initiatives used in your classroom? Visit the Learning Services Page to make the call to the right person. Here you will find a "Who to Call" reference sheet with contact information.