Free and reduced-price meal applications are due. Forms were sent home with students at the start of the school year. We only need one application per household. For families who qualify, this can add up to considerable savings over the school year. Additional forms are available at your child's school.
On Wednesday evenings, our notification system contacts parents of children whose meal balance is less than $5 but not at zero. We want to clarify some points about these calls:
If the balance is at zero, we assume that the child does not participate in the meal program so there is no need to contact the parent.
We notify those with positive balances below $5 to provide a head's up that within a few days additional funds will need to be added.
If you want to avoid these calls, either take your child's balance to zero or keep it above $5. The Parent Portal will be opened on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and through it parents will be able to check their students' meal balances. Information about accessing the portal will be sent on Monday, Sept. 4.
Pre K-5th grade: free breakfast and $1.75 lunch (afternoon Pre-K students get free lunch)
6th-12th grade: breakfast $1.00 and lunch $1.85
At the elementaries and middle school, students receive breakfast at no charge. Free and reduced-price lunches will be provided to those whose family income qualifies. A family application will be sent home with each child in their back-to-school packet of forms. We need one application per family/household returned for approval even though each student will receive one. If you have received a letter stating you are already approved for free/reduced lunches you do not need to complete the application. Applications are available at all district buildings and may be completed and returned to any Open House or during the first week of school.
At the junior high and highschool, applications for free and reduced-price mealswill be sent home with each child in their back-to-school packet of forms. We need one application per family/household returned for approval even though each student will receive one. If you have received a letter stating you are already approved for free/reduced lunches you do not need to complete the application.
MEAL PROGRAM PAYMENTS
Payment to student lunch accounts may be handled with the following options:
● Cash, check or money order may be sent with and delivered by your student to the cafeteria in the morning before lunch shifts begin. One check could be sent for multiple students if you note amount to be applied for each child and their school. Currently we are not able to provide the option to pay by debit or credit, or to take online payments.
● A check or money order may be mailed to the school to the attention of the cafeteria. One check could be sent for multiple students if you note amount to be applied for each child and their school.
For Smith-Cotton High School, parents/guardians may personally deliver payment to the cafeteria between the hours of 8:20 and 11 a.m. Payment may not be dropped off at the high school office. Please feel free to call the high school cafeteria at 660-851-5380 with any questions.
The mandatory online registration process is now open. ALL parents (of both new and returning students) will need to register their students using Parent Portal (Click "Parent" tab).
Your User Name is the email that you have on file with the district. If you do not remember your password, you may click on the "Forgot Your Parent Password" link. Once you log in, you will click on the Online Registration Tile to begin the process.
PLEASE NOTE that we are requesting mobile phone numbers for junior high and high school students involved in athletics and activities; these will only be used to communicate with students about practices, performances an other issues related to their team/club.
Missouri State Law requires all students entering eighth grade to have a current Tdap immunization on file. For the 2018-2019 school year, students entering eighth grade and 12th grade will also be required to have a current Meningococcal vaccination on file with the school nurse as well before they may begin the school year. Parents are encouraged to make arrangements to have these vaccinations administered to their children before the school year, which begins Aug. 23. Students will not be allowed to attend classes without these immunizations on file in the nurse’s office. All incoming eighth grade students will be required to have both the Tdap and the Meningococcal vaccinations. If you have questions, contact Health Services Coordinator Pat Sturges at 829-6588.
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.
Message to Sedalia 200 parents whose students were in grades 3 through 8 last school year:
Each year, our students in grades 3 through 8 participate in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). According to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, “The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards, which are the educational standards in Missouri. The Grade-Level Assessment is a yearly standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri.”
The Individual Student Report (ISR) includes an Achievement Level, which will describe the student's performance as Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, or Advanced. The report will also include a short description of the knowledge and skills that are typically demonstrated by students in each Achievement Level.
Individual results for students who were in grades 3 through 8 last will be handed out during fall parent/teacher conferences.
Per Policy & Regulation 1520, Sedalia School District 200 is to annually issue the district report card to each household with a student enrolled in the district. The Annual Report is accessible here on the district website. Under Quick Links on the left side of this page, click on DESE Data for Sedalia 200. On the right, under Sedalia 200-Summary Reports click on the District link for School District Report Card. You may access the building level report card by clicking on the Building link and selecting the building, then view report.