The Republic School District Board of Education voted to implement additional quarantine options for students and employees who are exposed to a positive COVID19 case at school. This is called “test to stay” and “test to play.” These options will be implemented during a piloting period for all employees along with RHS and RMS students only, December 1-22. If the district is able to appropriately staff the testing locations and also to keep the number of COVID19 tests needed in stock, elementary students can begin using the “test to stay” option upon returning from Winter Break on January 4. This option is not available for preschool students. CLICK HERE for details.
The 2021 Major Saver Discount Card campaign benefitting the Republic Community Foundation along with Republic School District will take place November 30th-December 13! Please consider purchasing a Major Saver card from a Republic EC, elementary or RMS student! You can also purchase at https://www.majorsaver.com/cards/ or through the Major Saver app. The cards are only $15 and are loaded with tons of great local offers!
Per the Return to Learn Plan, school buildings that have COVID19-related absences at 7% or below and are not under a mask mandate are eligible for visitors and volunteers to come to school!
Please take note of the difference between visitors and volunteers along with the details regarding the required background checks for “volunteers” at https://www.republicschools.org/Page/1189.
Republic School District proudly offers bus services for ALL students in our district! Providing this service requires a large number of trained drivers, and we need more! To avoid having to extend the length of current bus routes, spending funds on chartering buses (who are also seeing driver shortages) and/or reducing the number of trips and experiences for students outside our campuses...WE NEED MORE BUS DRIVERS!
Please share this opportunity with anyone that is interested in making an impact on students and filling this need! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO APPLY!
Republic School District is excited to announce that our school based health clinic partnership with Jordan Valley Health Centers opened October 1!
One Jordan Valley community health worker is available to work with our school nurses to coordinate a virtual visit with a Jordan Valley doctor or nurse practitioner for any student or employee that is sick and needs to be seen by a practitioner for the following illnesses: strep throat, ear infection, sinus infection, rash, pink eye, stomach flu, bug bites, lice and congestion. After being seen by a provider the student/employee will be able to return to class/work OR they will be given a diagnosis and will be ready to go home. If necessary, the practitioner will call in a prescription to the patient's pharmacy for them to pay for and pick-up.
This partnership is made possible primarily by funds provided by Jordan Valley Health Centers. Beyond office space for the onsite community health worker, this program has no other financial obligations for the district. Parents and employees will never receive a bill for care. If the patient has insurance, that insurance will receive the bill. If the patient does not have insurance, Jordan Valley Health Centers covers the cost of the visit and patients only have to pay for prescriptions, when needed.
This service will be optional, but available to all students and employees. Paper registration forms were sent home with students September 13 and will need to be completed and returned to school before they can be seen by the practitioner. You can also print a form and return it to school at www.republicschools.org/Page/4772. We're excited and thankful for this opportunity to partner with Jordan Valley Health Centers!
Quarantine periods can be shortened with a negative COVID19 test. If your child tests negative for COVID19 on a sample collected on days 5, 6 or 7 from the date of exposure, they may return to school without restrictions on day 8 after exposure if negative test results are provided to the nurse. The date in which the student can "test out" of quarantine depends on the type of COVID19 test taken. Also, home tests are not accepted. Questions can be referred to your child's school nurse.
Rapid antigen testing is available through our Health Services Department by appointment for those wanting to "test out" of quarantine and also for those experiencing COVID19 symptoms. This test may only be administered on day 7 of quarantine for "testing out" purposes. Please contact our testing staff at 417.732.7289 to schedule this optional testing (no sooner than 24 hours after notification of quarantine for those wanting to "test out").
The new Early Childhood Center with high wind shelter along with the gymnasium/high wind shelter construction projects are in the works! Visit https://www.republicschools.org/constructionupdates to follow the progress. The goal is for these projects to be completed by the fall of 2022.
EXCITING NEWS! The USDA waiver providing FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH TO ALL STUDENTS has been extended to June of 2022!!! We are grateful to be able to offer this to our families! #repmoproud
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!