With the recent school shooting in Connecticut every school district across the nation is reviewing their school safety and security plans. While Hay Springs and Hay Springs Public Schools is a very safe community and school, precautions still need to be taken to address safety.
Our Board of Education recently reviewed our school safety measures. Beginning immediately, all exterior doors will be locked at all times throughout the school day. The main office door is the only entrance into the building. Use front entrance only: We ask all visitors and parents use the front entrance only. Please do not knock or seek entrance into other school doors. Students and staff have been instructed not to allow entrance into the building except through the front office door. We have moved the office secretary’s desk to allow her direct vision of the front door.
Hunter’s Safety Course has been scheduled for February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd at the new Hay Springs Fire Hall. To sign up call 1-308-763-2940 ( NE Game and Parks)
The Board of Education approved the 2013-2014 School Year Calendar at their December 10, 2012 meeting. Click the link below to view the calendar. This calendar will also be accessible throughout the school year on the Calendar page.
2013-2014 School Year Calendar
Sign ups for all our fall Chadron Community Recreation programs; soccer, flag football, and tackle football, will be next week on Aug. 20,21 and 23 at the PAC on the CSC campus (the building on south main, below C hill) from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Cost for soccer and Flag FB will be $25. Cost for tackle football is $60 and with an equipment deposit of $150. The fee for soccer covers the spring games also which we continue in April & May. People can get more information and print off the registration forms from chadronrec.com. You may also mail the registration form in before Sept. 1 to CCR, P.O. Box 4, Chadron, NE, 69337. For questions call CCR @ 432-3133.
The following is the supply list for all students attending Hay Springs Public School during the 2012-2013 school year. All classes are included. Click the link below to open the list for printing.
2012-2013 Class Supply List
The Teen Driver Education for our area is scheduled for June 14th, 15th, & June 18th & June 19th. Arrangements have been made to conduct the classroom portion at the Rushville Middle School. Below is the link to the brochure with information and a registration form for any student still needing one. Parents are welcome to call Instructor Mark VanHorn direct at 308-432-5325. The registration deadline is nearing. Registrations must be received by June 5th.
Only one week left (5/24) for discount pricing on Summer Camps! We hope you will take a moment to look at the brochure – maybe you have a child, niece or nephew, or grandchild that would like to attend. Paper brochures were sent to 69347 postal patrons; they are also available at Security 1st Bank – Hay Springs, Sackers, Shear Style, Hip-Hop, and the school. You may also view the brochure at the link below.
Summer Camp 2012
Drivers Education Classes are starting soon! The classes will be held at three different locations. Hay Springs and Gordon-Rushville will be held together and classes are also offered in Crawford and Chadron. Classes in Chadron will be held May 21-25 from 8a.m. to 12p.m. at Chadron High School. Crawford classes will be May 29-June 2 from 8a.m. to 12p.m. at Crawford High School. Hay Springs and Gordon-Rushville classes will be held June 14, 15, 18, and 19 from 8a.m. to 1p.m. at the Rushville Middle School. Tuition for the classes is $280 and this includes all the student materials. All students must possess a learner’s permit in order to enroll in the classes. Advance registration and payment are also required.
Behind-The-Wheel driving is required for these classes. These times will be scheduled prior to the first classroom meeting. There is no guarantee that the student will be able to do their BTW training during the course dates, so scheduling drive time prior to or after the course dates may be necessary.
Curriculum for the Drivers Education Classes is as follows:
•20 hours of classroom instruction
•5 hours hands-on driving
•5 hours of observation (suggested not required)
•1/2 hour Behind-The-Wheel Drive Test for Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP)
•Driving includes: highway/gravel, parallel/perpendicular/angle parking, marked and unmarked streets/intersections, interstate driving, heavy city traffic driving.
*Register online at www.nesafetycouncil.org or call the Nebraska Safety Council at 402-483-2511. You may also download, print, and fill out the registration by clicking here. Registrations are accepted up to one week prior to the first class date. The instructors for the courses are Mark VanHorn (308-432-5325) and Mike Kaus.
Nebraska is a national leader in providing early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Thousands of children and their families have benefited from the state’s early intervention program, known as the Early Development Network.
How can the Early Development Network help?
The Early Development Network provides services and supports that are designed based on the needs of children birth to age three and their families with the belief that parents know what is best for their families. These services are designed to act on what families think is important for their child and family. Friendly, supportive people who listen to and respect families staff the Network. These people can connect families with other families who have had similar experiences.
The goal of the Early Development Network is to provide coordinated services for Nebraska families as conveniently as possible. The program helps families to understand their child’s disability and provides assistance in dealing with situations that interfere with the child’s development. Families may choose a particular service or all services. Families also may refuse services at any time.
How do I find out if a child is eligible?
The Early Development Network serves children from birth to age three and their families. A child is eligible for Early Development Network services if he or she is not developing typically, or has been diagnosed with a health condition that will affect his or her development. Identifying such delays or disabilities usually involves both the family and a team of professionals.
If there are concerns that a child is behind in his or her development, people are encouraged to call the Chadron office at 1-308-747-2405 or 1-800-717-1231. Referrals are taken year-round from anyone with concerns, including parents, childcare providers, and others who have obtained the permission of the parents.
Contact for More Information or for Information on Local Efforts:
Western Community Health Resources
821 Morehead Street
Chadron, NE 69337
1-800-717-1231 or 308-747-2405
$5 Physicals will be held at Chadron High School on May 15, 2012. The school will transport students, but they must be signed up here at the school office no later than May 11th. The bus will leave at 6:30 a.m. sharp on the 15th and will return shortly after 8:30 am. Please note: It is the student/parent’s responsibility to make sure that the office gets a copy of the physical, complete with doctor and parent signatures.