Welcome to Greeley Elementary
Our Mission Statement:
"To promote academic success in an environment which is friendly to students and encourages positive self esteem through appropriate social skills."
This Is A Stressful Time!
I know you all have many questions and concerns. So do we! This is unfamiliar ground for all of us. The one thing I am very sure of, is that we are all in this together, and together we will get trough it!
I want to assure all of you that we have a dedicated superintendent and school board. There have been many sleepless nights. The main concern for USD 365 Administration, School Board, and Staff is your children and their education.
Next week, March 23 – 27, will be a week of meetings, planning, and preparing, for how we will best accomplish this task. Parents will be notified of the plan for your building. Each building will have a plan, one that is best for their students.
We ask for your support and patience as we move through this. I have no doubt that we will get through it, and with your support, the children will recieve continuous learning.
Mrs. Alford – Principal
Information regarding school changes related to Coronavirus-COVID-19:
Parents/Guardians: (March 23-27) Our teachers, administrators, and staff are busy this week formulating a plan for distance learning in the wake of the Coronavirus- COVID-19. Teachers will contact parents/guardians on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This will give you a chance to speak with your child’s teacher about the upcoming weeks of on-line learning.
ONLY USD 365 STAFF WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING. IF YOU COME TO THE SCHOOL YOU WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK THROUGH THE SECURITY ENTRANCE SPEAKER. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. 785-867-3460
Monthly Newsletters can now be found under the “Newsletters” tab at the top of the page!
Scroll to the bottom of this page for our slideshow!
Reminders for preschool parents/guardians:
Please send an appropriate and complete change of clothing in case there is a bathroom accident, illness or big spill.
You must call the school (785-867-3460) and the bus barn (785-448-5778) if your child will not be attending that day.
Please keep your child home if they have a fever of 99 degrees or higher, diarrhea, vomiting or unusual rash/infection.
Inclement Weather: In the event of bad weather, school cancellations and late starts will be announced on major t.v. and radio stations in Kansas City, Topeka and Ottawa. USD #365 School Reach also sends out automatic phone calls to families who have provided a working phone number. See USD #365 Inclement Weather (late start policy) under the Newsletters link at the top. Click on January 2020
Parent Portals: On-line enrollment this year required parents to set up their parent portal, however, the parent portal has actually been available for several years. It allows you, the Parent/Guardian to see your child’s grades, attendance, and meal account balance whenever it’s convenient for you! All families will need to have their portal set up because it will be the gateway to enrollment from now on for preschool through grade 12. Those who haven’t set it up will have opportunity later this year. It’s easy and it’s convenient; the key is remembering your password. Use the following link to get started: http://www.usd365.org/
Student Meal Accounts: Each student has a meal account for tracking breakfast and lunch activity. It’s very important that your child’s meal account balance does not fall into the negative. You can track the balance by logging into your parent portal and clicking on meal accounts. You can pay on-line using e-funds or by sending a check or cash to the school office. Automated phone calls begin once a negative balance is reached. It will notify you of the low balance. We cannot carry negative balances so it is important to keep your child’s account current. Please call the office if you have special circumstances.
Bus Students: (Preschool through 6th) If your child will be absent from school, please call the school office and then YOU MUST CONTACT THE BUS BARN SO THEY DO NOT COME TO YOUR HOUSE UNNECCESSARILY. The same applies at dismissal time. If your child will not be riding the bus home please call the SCHOOL and THE BUS BARN (785-448-5778).
Illness: If your child has a fever, has vomited, or has had diarrhea, he/she needs to stay home until they have been SYMPTOM FREE for 24 hours. This insures that the illness has actually cleared.
PTO/Site Council: Our PTO (Parent-Teacher-Organization) is an important part of Greeley Elementary and is made up of parents who help us bring extra activities to our school that we wouldn’t otherwise have funding for. Volunteers are always needed and you can do as much or as little as fits your schedule. We are very lucky to have the extra funding available for field trips, celebrations, Pumpkin Day, Christmas Store and LOTS more, but it takes volunteers to make it happen. Consider attending the next meeting and see what a difference our PTO makes.
Need to Speak With Your Child’s Teacher? Preschool-6th grade: Our teachers are always willing to meet with you when you have concerns or questions. To speak with a teacher, please call the school office and leave a message. Teachers will return phone calls after school or before school starts the following day. If it is urgent, please let our office staff know.
If you would like to enroll your child in the Greeley Preschool, please see Preschool News:
The USD 365 Preschool at Greeley enrolls children ages 3-5 yrs who qualify as either a peer model or special needs student. A screening process is required for every child. Parents interested in beginning the screening process for their child should contact Sandy Rugg in the Psychologist’s office at 785-448-3073
Our preschool has a morning session that runs from 8:00am-11:00 M-F and an afternoon session that runs from 12:00-3:00 pm M-TH. Transportation is provided on a bus designated for preschool students only. Morning students are offered school breakfast; all students will get a snack. Immunization records, a current physical and a copy of a state certified birth certificate are required by the first day of classes. Your child will need two Hepatitis A vaccines (6 months apart).
SCHOOL POLICIES: Additional school policies can now be located under the CAMPUS INFO tab at the top of our webpage.