We're excited to begin the 2022-23 school year on August 22, 2022! Below you'll find important details and dates as the new school year approaches!
Online Back to School Forms Deadline August 10
Starting July 18, nearly all back to school forms will need to be completed online through the SISK12 Parent Portal by August 10. 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 10. 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 2022-23 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 10 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.
Details & Dates to RememberFIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 22
Early Childhood Center:
**Class lists will be posted on the front doors of each building on August 12 by 4:00 p.m. Teacher assignments will also be available on the Parent Portal.
August 18: EC Family Open House and Ribbon Cutting
The Open House for EC families is come and go, 5:30-7:00 with the ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m.
August 30: Community Open House
All community members are invited to attend this come and go event between 5:00-6:30 p.m. for self-guided tours and activities.Elementary:
**Class lists will be posted on the front doors of each building on August 12 by 4:00 p.m. Teacher assignments will also be available on the Parent Portal. Lyon and Schofield Kindergarten class lists will be posted on the front doors of these buildings on August 10 by 4:00 p.m., prior to Kindergarten Orientation on August 11.
Kindergarten Orientation (serves as Open House as well):
Lyon and Schofield: August 11, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
McCulloch, Price and Sweeny: August 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.**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 19. For questions contact your child's school nurse (CLICK HERE for a directory).Open Houses:Lyon, Price and Schofield: August 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Come and goMcCulloch and Sweeny: August 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Come and goMiddle School:6th Grade Tiger Up Event:RMS will distribute details in mid-July on how to register.August 9, 8:00-9:30 a.m. OR 6:00-7:30 p.m.August 11: 6:00-7:30 p.m.Class Schedules Posted on SISK12 Parent Portal: August 12 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 19. For questions contact RMS at 732-3640. CLICK HERE for a list of required vaccinations.Open Houses:6th Grade: August 16, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Come and go7th Grade: August 18, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Come and go8th Grade: August 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Come and goHigh School:Parking Permit Pick-Up for grades 10-12: Parents/guardians will identify if their eligible student will need a 2022-23 parking permit when online registration is completed. Based on the online registration responses received by August 10, 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 Tuesday, August 16. Students will need to bring a valid driver's license and $10 (cash or check) when they pick up their permits.Class Schedules Posted on SISK12 Parent Portal: August 12 by 4:00 p.m.Freshmen Orientation: August 11Students Attend: 3:00-6:30 p.m.Parents Attend: 5:45-6:30 p.m.RHS will be distributing details about this event. However, CLICK HERE to see a flyer with details.Open House: August 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Come and go**
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 you have not already done so.For questions contact RHS at 732-3650.
Accidental Damage Protection Plan
Every student in kindergarten through 12th grade will be issued a take home technology device as part of the RepMO Ready plan. Our goal is to provide a digital learning device to all students for use both at school and at home. Students 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. The deadline to purchase ADPP is August 30.
Elementary students will keep their devices at school until winter weather season approaches. During these winter months elementary students will join our secondary students in taking home devices daily, which allows the district to implement AMI (virtual learning) days, if needed.
School Supply ListsRepublic 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:EC: Class times vary, please refer to communication from EC regarding your student's schedule.McCulloch, Price and Schofield: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Lyon: 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.Sweeny: 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 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:McCulloch, Price, Schofield and All Day Preschool Classes: 2:30 p.m.Lyon: 2:20 p.m.Sweeny: 2:40 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:Sweeny Elementary Coming soon!
- 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 Information
STRIPES 360 is looking forward to another great school year serving our families through before and after school care programs. An initial enrollment period will take place for Tiger STRIPES, Tiger PALS and Tiger TEENS on July 18-August 12 to begin on the first day of school. Enrollments received after August 12th will not be able to begin until August 29th.
Like many other organizations and businesses, STRIPES 360 is struggling to fill staff openings, which impacts the number of students we are able to serve. That said, to best ensure your student’s spot, it is important that you register as soon as possible. Spots will be first come, first served. Within a few days from you registering you will receive communication from STRIPES 360 with either confirmation of your student’s registration along with an invoice for your first payment OR notification that your student has been placed on a waiting list. STRIPES 360 continues to be committed to providing a fun, safe environment for students needing before and after school care. We will continue to work diligently to fill our staff openings so that we can serve as many students as possible.
Transportation InformationStudents 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 10, 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 18.
If you do not see any bus information in the Parent Portal August 18, 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.
All Hardship Waivers for transportation must be renewed every year. Forms can be found at https://www.republicschools.org/transportation or you may contact the transportation office for further assistance. Hardship Waivers can take a few days to process for approval and routing.
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. We have been very thankful to participate in the FDA free meal program over the last few years providing free meals to all students! That program has now ended, so paid meals will be reimplemented. Meals may be prepaid 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. In addition, through the SISK12 Parent Portal families have the option to make online meal payments through a secure system, ConnexPoint. 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.
Meal Prices 2022-23
Elementary Breakfast $1.15
Elementary Lunch $2.50
Secondary Breakfast $1.30
Secondary Lunch $2.70
Reduced Breakfast FREE
Reduced Lunch $0.40
Adult/Visitor Breakfast $2.25
Adult/Visitor Lunch $4.15Also, the Free and Reduced Meal application is available beginning HERE and on the SISK12 Parent Portal. Take note, qualifications for this benefit may have changed. While this application was not required for the last two school years, it must be filled out to utilize this benefit during the 2022-2023 school year.