Supply lists for the 2019-20 school year are now available on each school's page (Schools tab) and on the district smartphone app in the Resources folder under Parents. There are no supply lists for the co-op or for Grades 10-12 at the high school (too many schedule variations - students should bring a notebook and something to write with on the first day).
First Student is hiring school bus drivers. Guaranteed 4 hours per day (20 hours per week), no night or weekend hours but extra hours are available for trips or charters. For more information, contact Connie at 826-5800. Apply online at FirstGroupCareers.com
Missouri State Law requires all students entering eighth grade to have a current Tdap immunization on file. For the 2019-2020 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. 27. 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 Casey Smith at 829-6588.
Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and End-of-Course (EOC) scores will be available to parents after January 7, 2019.
Las calificaciones del Programa de Evaluación de Missouri (MAP) y del Fin de Curso (EOC) estarán disponibles para los padres después del 7 de Enero del 2019.
Программы Оценки Миссури (MAP) и Окончание Курса (EOC) будут доступны родителям после 7-го Января, 2019 года.
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 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.