Thanksgiving Break is just around the corner! There will be no school November 25, 26 and 27.
Please enjoy your Thanksgiving Break. However, please be mindful of your actions during break. The health-related decisions we choose over the next few days will determine our ability to return to seated learning. Therefore, please mask and stay diligent in social distancing!
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has released information in regards to schools implementing modified quarantines. This allows students to continue attending school after a properly masked, low-risk exposure to COVID19. In response, the Republic School District now requires all students in kindergarten and older in addition to all adults to wear masks while on campus or on our buses.
As we move to virtual learning/phase 3 for a short time starting November 20, we are preparing to distribute school Chromebooks to elementary and EC students on November 19. Students can only take home a Chromebook if they have the "PK-5th Grade Student Technology Plan" form on file at school. If you haven't yet, please make sure your student has this form on file. A link to it can be found below.
All secondary students will continue to use their school issued Chromebook like usual.
LINK TO EC/ELEM TECH FORM: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11Qj0DKKxFw71DXjkUll2qGm3Kf63rg0FeHrA2HP9VyI/edit?usp=sharing
Beginning Monday, November 30 Republic School District will offer free grab and go style breakfasts and lunches between 11:30-12:30 p.m. At this point, meals will be available November 30, December 1 and December 2. There will be three locations for pick-up based on where students attend school. Families with children in multiple buildings can pick up meals at the oldest child's school building. To help us plan and know how many meals to prepare, please complete the form at the following link by November 27 at noon: https://forms.gle/QEb67UEZKnBaUfPu7.
**Please pull through the car line and stay in your vehicle as meals will be brought out to you.**
**Click on the school name to see a car line map.**
Sweeny Elementary Front Entrance: Sweeny, Lyon and EC families
Schofield Elementary Front Entrance: Schofield, Price and McCulloch families
RMS Back Entrance: RMS and RHS families (same car line as the spring/summer distribution)
For those who have recently been placed on quarantine or who will possibly be in the future, we wanted to share some important information. As you are probably aware, those who are directly exposed at school to a positive COVID19 case are contacted by an individual phone call. Due to the increased number of positive cases and the number of administrators available across the district to make these individual phone calls, Springfield-Greene County Health Department has begun stepping in to assist the district with these calls. The Health Department utilizes a third party company called Maximus to complete these quarantine calls. Therefore, should your student need to quarantine you will be contacted by either a school administrator or a Maximus employee on behalf of Springfield-Greene County Health Department. The call from Maximus will be from a 314 area code phone number.
Winter weather season is quickly approaching! The Republic School District will continue with the "snow day policy" we have utilized for the last few years. Should winter weather and/or poor road conditions impact our ability to have school in person, we will implement a snow day like we have done in the past.
EXCITING NEWS! The Republic School District has received a USDA waiver allowing us to provide ALL STUDENTS FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH!!! This program is expected to continue through the end of the school year or until funds run out. We are grateful to be able to offer this to our families!
Take note: A la carte items at RMS & RHS are not included in this promotion, so those items will still be charged to student accounts.
Each day we are asking families to do a wellness check of all students before they come to school. Employees will be doing this as well. Following these guidelines will help everyone stay healthy!
Below are the signs you will see on the entrances of our facilities. Keep in mind, only essential visitors will be allowed and must follow these protocols.