Information for the 2022-2023 School Year will be updated on this page in July 2022. Please check back then for updated information!
Health Related ProtocolsRepublic School District has developed health-related protocols which were created in conjunction with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The protocols are based on best practices from schools and businesses around the globe and recommendations from DESE and health professionals. The updated protocols will be implemented beginning August 10. CLICK HERE to review the full Return to Learn handbook that outlines these protocols. The biggest change from this summer to the protocol list is required masking for anyone age 2 and older (excludes students who attend the EC building location) while inside district buildings for the first few weeks of school. This will be reevaluated on September 3. The Return to Learn Handbook also serves as the district's SRCSP plan as required by DESE. Online Back to School Forms Deadline August 12
Starting July 26, nearly all back to school forms will need to be completed online through the SISK12 Parent Portal by August 12 As a reminder, the Parent Portal is a tool that parents can use to monitor items like meal balances, grades, attendance, etc. We recommend using it throughout the school year!
This tool makes the back to school form process as easy and smooth as possible for our families. Please login to the Parent Portal and complete the needed forms by August 12. ALL students (preschool through 12th grade) must have a parent/guardian complete these required forms. Take note that specific forms must be completed for students to participate in various activities, including technology usage.
To find the Parent Portal CLICK HERE or simply visit republicschools.org and click on the "Parent Portal" icon. This can also be accessed through the district's free mobile app. As a reminder, to login use the email address you have provided to the district and enter the password you have created. If you’ve forgotten it, simply click on the “forgot password” button and follow the prompts.
TAKE NOTE: Do not choose "Register New Family" if your student has attended Republic School District in the past or is registered to attend EC or kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. This option is for new to Republic families only.
If you're returning to Republic, you're able to login to the Parent Portal per the directions above using your former login credentials and re-enroll your students by selecting the "re-enroll student" button near the top of your home screen.EC and Kindergarten Families: We appreciate you completing the online forms when you enrolled your child for preschool or kindergarten screening. However, there are additional forms to complete so please plan to access the Parent Portal by August 12 to fill those out. Thank you!TROUBLESHOOTING: If you are having issues or are receiving errors, we recommend trying the following:1. Changing your browser- the system operates best on Google Chrome.2. Clearing your cache. On the screen in which you are having issues, hold the shift button and press refresh. Keep the shift button held until the refresh button is done spinning.
Online Form Tips:
- Your username is the email address you have provided to the district.
- If you do not know your password, simply select "forgot password" on the login screen, follow the prompts and a new one will be emailed to you.
- At the bottom left of each form you must select the "completed form" statement in red to move forward.
- You can only submit your forms to the district one time each school year. Once they are submitted you cannot go back and change them.
- Once all forms are "complete" select "save" ---> "list" and a pop up screen will appear asking if you are ready to submit to the district. If you are, select "ok" and a congratulatory pop up will appear.
There is a toolbar at the bottom of each form that should be used. Here are a few items to note:
- Only use the arrows in this toolbar to navigate through the forms. Do NOT use your internet browser arrows.
- Click the "list" button at any time to return to the full list of forms.
- The "save" button can be used to save your work if you need to logout and come back later to complete the forms.
Click on the image to the left to view a training video to walk you through the online form process.
Details & Dates to RememberFIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 23
On the first day of school students are encouraged to ride the bus to school or to be dropped off using the car line if they are not drivers. In an effort to limit the number of visitors in our facilities, we are asking that only incoming kindergarten students be walked in to school if they choose not to use the bus or car line. Kindergarten students can have one adult escort them, but these adults must be masked and symptom free. Kindergarten families wanting to participate should arrive at 8:40 a.m. on the first day as this will allow all other students to be in classrooms and out of hallways. This will also help with traffic congestion. This will only be permitted on the first day of school.Early Childhood Center:
**Class lists will be posted as in the past on the front doors of each building on August 13 by 4:00 p.m. Teacher assignments will also be available on the Parent Portal.
Republic Preschool and ECSE open houses will be in person and come-and-go style. Only one parent may attend and he/she must be COVID19 symptom-free. Students and adults must be masked UNLESS the student attends classes at the EC building location. In this case, those students do not have to mask, but adults do.
ECSE Classes and Sweeny Full-Day Class
- August 17th
- There will be three sessions on that night that will be split by student last names:
- A-G: 5-5:45 p.m.
- H-O: 6-6:45 p.m.
- P-Z: 7-7:45 p.m.
Half-Day, EC Classes
McCulloch Full-Day Class
- August 17th
- There will be three sessions on that night that will be split by class times:
- Mon/Wed AM: 5-5:45 p.m.
- Tues/Thurs AM: 6-6:45 p.m.
- Mon-Fri PM: 7-7:45 p.m.
- August 17th
- Students with last names A-L: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
- Students with last names M-Z: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
**Class lists will be posted as in the past on the front doors of each building on August 13 by 4:00 p.m. Teacher assignments will also be available on the Parent Portal. Kindergarten families will receive an email from their teacher by August 11, prior to Kindergarten Orientation.
Kindergarten Orientation (serves as Open House as well):
Sweeny, Price and McCulloch: August 12
Schofield and Lyon: August 16
There will be a 5:30pm and a 6:15 pm session at each building. Details on which classes should attend at which time will be communicated by each school building.**Incoming kindergarten students must be up to date on the required vaccinations before school begins. Proof of immunizations must be on file with your school's nurse prior to August 23. For questions contact your child's school nurse (CLICK HERE for a directory).Open Houses:Elementary open houses will be in person and come-and-go style between 5:30-7:15 p.m. Students with last names A-L should attend from 5:30-6:15 and M-Z between 6:30-7:15. Only one parent may attend and he/she must be COVID19 symptom-free. Students and adults must be masked to attend. Open Houses are designed for students in grades 1-5. Kindergarten Orientation will serve as an "open house" for K students.McCulloch, Lyon and Price: August 17Sweeny and Schofield: August 19Middle School:6th Grade Tiger Up Event:RMS distributed details July 21 on how to register, CLICK HERE for that information. The deadline to sign up will be August 6.August 10, 8:00-10:00 a.m. OR 6:00-8:00 p.m.August 12: 6:00-8:00 p.m.Class Schedules Posted on SISK12 Parent Portal: August 13 by 4:00 p.m.**Incoming 8th graders must get the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines before school begins. You will need to bring proof of immunizations to your school's nurse prior to August 20. For questions contact RMS at 732-3640. CLICK HERE for a list of required vaccinations.Open Houses:RMS open houses will be in person and come-and-go style. Only one parent may attend and he/she must be COVID19 symptom-free. Students and adults must be masked to attend.6th Grade: August 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.8th Grade: August 19, 5:00-6:00 p.m.7th Grade: August 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.High School:Parking Permit Pick-Up for grades 10-12: Parents/guardians will identify if their eligible student will need a 2021-22 parking permit when online registration is completed. Based on the online registration responses received by August 12, student parking permits will be pre-assigned by grade level and cumulative attendance percentage. Parking permits may be picked up from the main RHS office beginning Monday, August 16. Students will need to bring a valid driver's license and $10 (cash or check) when they pick up their permits. Once again, the permits will be pre-assigned and can be picked up August 16-20.Class Schedules Posted on SISK12 Parent Portal: August 13 by 4:00 p.m.Freshmen Orientation: August 12Students Attend: 3:00-6:30 p.m.Parents Attend: 3:00-4:15 p.m.RHS will be distributing details about this event. However, CLICK HERE to see a flyer with details. Students and adults must be masked to attend.Open House: August 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.RHS open house will be in person, come-and-go for all students. Only one parent may attend and he/she must be COVID19 symptom-free. Students and adults must be masked to attend.**
All incoming 12th grade are required to have their Meningococcal vaccine up to date as well as all other required immunizations (CLICK HERE for a full list of required vaccinations). Proof of these vaccinations must be provided in order to attend school. Please contact your physician or primary care provider for an appointment to vaccinate your child if not already done so.For questions contact RHS at 732-3650.
Accidental Damage Protection PlanStudents are responsible for the care of their assigned device at all times, both at school and home. The district strongly encourages families to purchase an Accidental Damage Protection Plan explained in the online form found on the Parent Portal. Students will not be allowed to use school technology resources until the appropriate online form has been completed. To purchase the ADPP follow the link: https://republicschools.revtrak.net/protection-plan-1/ or payment can be made at open houses or in the building office.The deadline to purchase is August 30. Take note that any damage that occurs (either at school or at home) without ADPP payment will incur the full cost for repairs or replacement of the device. School Supply Lists
Republic School District is pleased to partner with Teacher Lists to make your school supply shopping easy. By visiting https://www.republicschools.org/schoolsupplies you now have the option to use one click online ordering or to print supply lists and go to the store directly for purchasing. Local vendors will also have these lists available, just as in the past.Additional supplies for high school students will be presented the first week of classes in course syllabus documents.
Weekly Schedule and Friday Early Release InformationMonday through Thursday school hours will be the following:Elementary: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.RMS: 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.RHS: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.EVERY Friday students will be released one hour early to provide teachers time to collaborate for student learning. This impacts all day preschool students through 12th grade students. Partial day preschool students are not impacted. On Friday Early Release days start times will not change, but release times will be as follows:Elementary and All Day Preschool Classes: 2:30 p.m.RMS: 1:40 p.m.RHS: 1:30 p.m. Traffic Flow MapsHere are a few things to keep in mind when dropping off or picking up students:
Select the below links to see traffic flow maps for each building:
- Only let students out of your car in the designated drop-off sections of the traffic route.
- Be aware of potential pedestrian students along the traffic route.
- Please follow the arrows on the maps.
- Deviating from the provided traffic route can be a potential safety hazard for pedestrian students, and can cause other drivers frustration.
- Do not park along the traffic route at any time.
- Be courteous of other drivers.
- When picking up, do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to dismissal as that creates traffic congestion.
- From the time of dismissal, it will only take 13-15 minutes for every child to be picked up.
Tiger STRIPES, TEENS and PALS InformationThe Republic School District offers quality and affordable student programming during non-school hours through STRIPES 360. Care is offered before and after school daily and during days that school is not in session. The Tiger STRIPES, TEENS and PALS programs will be using online enrollment only for registration, which begins July 26. As a reminder, each year students must re-enroll in this program.
Registration for Tiger STRIPES, TEENS and PALS will require a $30 registration fee along with the first two weeks of tuition. Online or in-person payment is available. A STRIPES 360 staff member will be available at all elementary open houses to answer questions, but no payments can be accepted at that time. To register for Tiger STRIPES, TEENS and PALS and to learn more about STRIPES 360 programs, visit republicschools.org/STRIPES360.
Students who selected they will be riding a bus this year during online registration will need to login to the Parent Portal to see bus information. Bus letters are no longer mailed out. For those who have completed online registration by August 12, bus information will be viewable on August 18 in the Parent Portal. Those who have not completed online registration by this date will experience a lag in being able to view transportation details in the Parent Portal.
Additionally, those needing to utilize the shuttle buses from the high school to the middle school can find information at https://www.republicschools.org/transportation beginning August 20.
If you do not see any bus information in the Parent Portal August 18, 2021, please call the Transportation Department at 417.732.3680. Information is updated nightly in the Parent Portal.
Due to the volume of students being routed, bus stop locations and times need to be adjusted, so please check the Parent Portal the day before school starts for the most up to date bus stop information. Questions regarding transportation can be directed to 417-732-3680.The safe transportation of our students is a top priority for the Republic School District. To ensure that each route and trip provided to our students is safe and pleasant, it is imperative that a safe, clean and controlled environment is provided on the bus. In that regard, we ask that all bus riders and guardians review the bus riding expectations listed HERE.
Food Service InformationThe district Food Service Department offers daily breakfast and lunch options. Due to an FDA grant, all meals through June 2022 are FREE for all students!Alacarte items are not included in the free meal program. Therefore, those items may be prepaid for by submitting cash/check to the school office in a sealed envelope with the student(s) name and amount enclosed on the outside of the envelope. Another option for payment can be done through a secure system, ConnexPoint, accessed via the SISK12 Parent Portal. Like other online payment systems a processing fee is applicable. ConnexPoint charges a 3.99% processing fee for transactions. To make an online meal payment simply login to the SISK12 Parent Portal, select the Meal Service Balance icon and follow the prompts.As a reminder, to find the Parent Portal simply visit republicschools.org and click on the "Parent Portal" icon. This can also be accessed through the district's free mobile app. As a reminder, to login use the email address you have provided to the district and enter the password you have created. If you’ve forgotten it, simply click on the “forgot password” button and follow the prompts. The Parent Portal is the same system used for back to school registration forms and to view student information like grades and attendance.Also, the Free and Reduced Meal application is available HERE. A new application must be completed each year.