• The district will be on the early out schedule on Thursday, May 25, the final day of the school year. All schools will dismiss 2 hours earlier than usual. Also, please check your school's lost-and-found if your student is missing anything. Any items left on June 1 will be donated.
    El distrito estará en el horario de salida temprana el jueves 25 de mayo, el último día del año escolar. Todas las escuelas saldrán 2 horas antes de lo normal. Además, verifique las cosas perdidas y encontradas de su escuela si a su estudiante le falta algo. Cualquier artículo que quede el 1 de junio será donado.
    В четверг, 25 мая, в последний день учебного года, школьный округ будет работать досрочно. Все школы будут закрываться на 2 часа раньше, чем обычно. Сегодня (среда) последний день занятий в Центре раннего детства «Лофтус». Кроме того, пожалуйста, проверьте бюро находок вашей школы, если ваш ученик что-то забыл. Все вещи, оставшиеся до 1 июня, будут переданы в дар.
    У четвер, 25 травня, в останній день навчального року, шкільний округ працюватиме достроково. Усі школи закриватимуться на 2 години раніше, ніж зазвичай. Сьогодні (середа) останній день занять у Центрі раннього дитинства «Лофтус». Крім того, будь ласка, перевірте бюро знахідок вашої школи, якщо учень щось забув. Всі речі, що залишилися до 1 червня, будуть передані у дарунок.
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  • Parents, please be aware that we are in tick season. If your child is outdoors, please regularly check them for ticks and have them shower as soon as possible. It's important to find a tick and remove it within 24 hours of attachment, as ticks can carry diseases. Please see the following link from CDC, for more information:
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  • Catch up on news releases about the Sedalia 200 district, its students and staff members by clicking on this link:

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  • An adult 18 or older needs to transport any medication to and from school, including over-the-counter medication and inhalers. The only exception is at Smith-Cotton Junior High, Smith-Cotton High and Whittier High, if the appropriate paperwork is on file. Please call your school nurse or the district health coordinator if you have questions regarding this policy. To review the district Medications and Exemptions Policy, go to
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  • The Sedalia School District 200 calendar for the 2023-24 school year is available for downloading:
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  • Sedalia 200 families,
    Please see your email or the district smartphone app for a letter regarding required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Curry at 
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  • Sedalia 200 supply lists are available online through Teacher Lists. To find your student's list online:
    1. Go to 
    2. Click on "Find A List" at the top of the page and search by our ZIP Code, 65301
    3. Click on your child's school.
    4. Click on your child's grade level/class.
    Parents have the option to purchase all items from a variety of stores with one click at the top of the page. While name brands are listed for some items, you are not required to purchase the name-brand version of any item.
    There is a supply list for Smith-Cotton High freshmen, but due to the number of possible class schedules, all other S-C High students will get lists of needed supplies from their teachers on the first day of school, Aug. 30.

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  • As Smith-Cotton High School begins to look towards its next 100 years, we would like to start collecting feedback to help support the development of our Vision of a Graduate. To begin, we will start with the end in mind as we will work to develop our plan.  This survey asks you to identify what skills and characteristics you feel a Smith-Cotton graduate needs to be successful beyond high school.

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  • Transitional kindergarten is designed to bridge the gap between Pre-K and kindergarten. This provides an additional year of early education for younger children who are kindergarten age, but have a summer birthday or do not quite demonstrate kindergarten readiness. Students will work through the kindergarten curriculum at a slower pace.
    If your child turns five (5) in May, June or July, this pilot program might be beneficial to them. Children accepted into the transitional kindergarten program will be assessed at the end of the year to determine if their next path should be an additional year in kindergarten or moving on to first grade.
    ***Please note: If your child is not in the Heber Hunt boundaries, the parent/guardian will be responsible for providing transportation.
    The school will notify the parents/guardians if your child is selected for this pilot program.

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  • The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted its order requiring the wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. Masks will be optional on all First Student school buses effective immediately.
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  • In closed session Monday, Jan. 24, the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved the hiring of Josh Gray as head coach for the Smith-Cotton Tigers football program.
    Gray replaces Charlie McFail, who announced his retirement from the position at the end of the 2021 season. Gray, who will teach at the high school, has 25 years of coaching experience. For the past 16 years, he has been at Kearney High School – 11 years as the defensive coordinator and the past five years as head coach. He also served as Kearney’s head strength and conditioning coach.

    Here is the complete story.

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  • Some clarification regarding COVID-19 protocols:
    -- Those who test positive are excluded from school for 10 days from the date of the positive test.
    -- That exclusion period can be reduced to five days if the affected person agrees to wear a mask/face covering while inside school buildings for the following five days. They also must be fever-free (without fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours and symptoms must be greatly improved.
    -- Current federal transportation regulations dictate that those riding school buses must wear a mask/face covering while on board.
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  • Smith-Cotton Tigers Football Head Coach Charlie McFail has announced his retirement, pending Board of Education approval. Read all of the details: CLICK HERE

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  • On Monday, Aug. 16, the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved a resolution requiring face coverings be worn by students, staff members and visitors in all district buildings starting Wednesday, Aug. 18. The resolution will be reviewed at the board’s regular monthly meetings.

    The board extended the resolution for another 30 days at its Sept. 13 meeting.


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  • In the event of a delayed start or cancellation of school, we will send out a text message, email and automated phone message with details as soon as the decision has been confirmed. We also will post on Facebook (, Twitter (@sedaliaschools) and on the district's smartphone app.

    Decisions on delays and cancellations are based on the information district administrators have in front of them at the time. When the temperature or wind chill factors are below zero or when road conditions are unsafe is when the district will use the options discussed in the letter linked HERE.



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  • Attention 8th & 12th grade Parents/Guardians:
    State law and health regulations require students to be properly immunized and provide verification to the school nurse, unless they have an appropriate exemption card from Pettis County Health Center on file. If your child is going into the 8th grade they must have one dose of Tdap and one dose of MCV (Meningococcal Conjugate). The first dose of MCV must have been administered after 10 years of age. 
    Students who will be 12th graders are required to have two doses of MCV unless the first dose was administered at 16 years or older, in which case only one is required. At least one dose must be given after 16 years of age. Students will be excluded from school starting Sept. 14, 2020, if immunizations aren’t up-to-date.
    The state has required these immunizations whether students are attending school in person or virtually.
    Parents are encouraged to have their doctor's office or health agency fax or email the records to the appropriate office (nurse contacts are listed below) or they can scan and email the record themselves.

    8th graders
    School nurse Laura Beth Fisher, LPN
    SCJH fax: 660-829-6409

    12th graders
    School nurse Michelle Muths, LPN
    S-C High fax: 660-851-5393 

    Immunization Clinics
    Katy Trail Community Health

    Pettis County Health Dept

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    The Parent Portal (link above) is now open for the current school year. We encourage all parents to access the portal to ensure they know how to access grade, attendance and other information about their student(s). Be sure to select the Parent Tab to log in.

    If you don't recall your password, you can enter your email address and the system will send you a prompt to reset it. Once you are logged in, please go to the Menu button at the top left and select Update Household Data. Next to Household Parents, click the Edit link, then click the + symbol next to the name of the parent whose data you are checking/updating. Make the needed changes then click Save at the bottom right of the page.

    If other changes are needed (Household address, Student data, Emergency contacts), click on the return to list icon at the bottom of the page.

    Having a current phone number and email address listed in the Parent Portal is vital - this is the data our Parent Notification system uses to contact you with weather delays/cancellations, attendance calls and other school-related information. If you don't recall which email address you used or if that email address is no longer active, please contact your school's administrative assistant for help.


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