Sunset Hill Elementary

Sunset Hill Elementary

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Sunset Hill Elementary

901 Schwarz Road
Lawrence, KS 66049
 
Phone: (785) 832-5880
Fax: (785) 832-5882
 
Darcy Kraus, Principal
  • We are honored that you have entrusted us to nurture your child along their academic journey at Sunset Hill Elementary.  We know how important these formative years are as children begin to establish foundational habits and foster new relationships.  It is the time that they begin to explore their ever-expanding world, discovering their own strengths, challenges and growing independence.
     
    Every day your child will be welcomed into a safe, highly academic environment by an incredible staff.  Our school is always open, and we look forward to partnering with you to ensure your child has a positive, productive and memorable journey.  The information on this website will introduce you to the various facets of Sunset Hill.  If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
     
    Welcome to Sunset Hill - we're so very glad you're here! 
     
    Darcy Kraus
    Principal 
     
     
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Move to East Heights

Construction FAQ

  • What's going on at Sunset Hill?

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    We are undergoing the largest elementary expansion in the district!  Our new school is going to be an amazing, state-of-the-art facility designed by a committee of dedicated community partners and architects.  Our goal was to create a 21st century learning environment while maintaining the familial essence of Sunset Hill.

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  • What is the timeline for completion?

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    The construction began on March 2, 2015 and the anticipated completion date will be March of 2016.  Staff and students will be moving off-site to East Heights for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year to facilitate this earlier completion date.

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  • Are the staff and students safe?

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    Absolutely.  As mentioned in the previous answer, staff and students will move off-site in May of 2015 to facilitate an earlier completion date.  Until that time, and for a short period upon our anticipated return (January 2016), our construction company has established aggressive protocols to ensure staff and student safety while on-site.  If you have any concerns regarding this topic, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

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  • Why are students and staff moving to East Heights?

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    The answer is twofold:  

    Staff and student safety is our top priority.  This would be difficult to ensure with the extensive remodeling that will be occurring in the current building.

    It is also paramount that we protect the integrity of the learning environment for our students.  With such a comprehensive construction project, this goal would be next to impossible to maintain if we remained on-site.

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  • How long will the Eagles be at East Heights?

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    Staff and students will begin the 2015-2016 school year at East Heights moving out of our current location at the end of May 2015.  Our anticipated return date is January 2016.  Please watch our monthly newsletter, Sunspots, for updates.

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  • What will our "start" and "end" times be next year?

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    We will be a late start school for the 2015-2016 academic year.  It is yet to be determined whether or not this will be our permanent arrival and departure  time in the future.

    East Heights on-site Daycare (Boys and Girls Club) opens at 7:00 a.m.. 

    Breakfast served: 8:15-8:35

    School will begin at 8:45

    School will dismiss at 3:45 (M,T,Th, F)  2:15 (Wednesday only)

     

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  • How will our students get to East Heights

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    If desired, parents may choose to have their students ride a school bus provided by the district to East Heights.  There will be various pick-up points in the Sunset Hill area.  Students will be returned to the same location at the end of the school day.

    Parents may choose to drive their students to East Heights, as well.

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  • Will we be able to see East Heights prior to the first day of school?

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    Yes!  There is a self-advancing PowerPoint located on our website that you may view showcasing various aspects of East Heights.  This video will be shown to our students this spring so they may visualize where they will be learning for the first portion of next year.

    We will also have an open house for parents and staff.  The timeline is dependent upon our access to East Heights this summer.  Please watch our summer newsletter for more information regarding the exact date and time of this event.

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  • Will there be on-site before and after school daycare?

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    Yes!

    The Boys and Girls Club will provide on-site day care before school beginning at 7:00 a.m..  They will have an after school program, as well, but students will be bussed to an alternate location as they have been in the past.

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  • Do you need help with packing, unpacking and moving?

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    Please call the office 832.5880 and let us know if you are willing to lend a hand.  We have a committee of folks helping to organize the brigade:)!

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  • What will our new school look like?

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    Feel free to stop by the office to view several different computer iterations of our plans.

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Building Construction