2020-21 Back to School information will be coming in the summer of 2020!We are looking forward to another great school year in Republic! The 2019-20 school year officially begins with the first day of classes on Thursday, August 15. Please review the below information regarding additional back to school details!
Online Back to School Forms
Now, this tool will be used to make the back to school form process much easier and smoother for our families. Kindergarten through 12th grade parents/guardians, please login to the Parent Portal and complete the needed forms beginning July 22. High school students will need to have this completed by August 1 in order to participate in the Parking Permit Pick-Up, and elementary and RMS students should have this completed by the first day of school, August 15. All kindergarten through 12th grade students 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. Also, preschool students DO NOT have to complete this process.
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 kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. This option is for new to Republic families only.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.
Dates to RememberFIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Thursday, August 15Early Childhood Center:Open Houses (come and go):Full Day Classes at McCulloch: August 12, 5:00-6:30 p.m.Full Day Classes at Sweeny: August 12, 5:00-6:30 p.m.Morning Classes: August 13, 5:00-6:00 p.m.Afternoon Classes: August 13 6:15-7:15 p.m.Class Lists Posted: August 2 by 4:00 p.m. on the front doors, parents can also log in to the Parent Portal to see teacher assignment.Elementary:K-5 Class Lists Posted: August 2 by 4:00 p.m. on the front doors of each elementary building, parents can also log in to the Parent Portal to see teacher assignment.Open Houses (Come and go events and Tiger STRIPES will be on site to answer questions, no payments being received.):McCulloch, Price & Sweeny: August 12, 5:00-6:30 p.m.Lyon & Schofield: August 13, 5:00-6:30 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 15. For questions contact your child's school nurse (CLICK HERE for a directory).**McCulloch families are invited to meet Mrs. Lyons, the new Assistant Principal at McCulloch for a "Popsicles and Principals" event on August 8 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the building.Middle School:6th Grade Tiger Up Event: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE! RMS will be distributing additional details in mid-July.Students have the option of attending one of three available sessions:July 29: 6:00-8:00 p.m.July 30: 8:00-10:00 a.m.July 30: 6:00-8:00 p.m.Class Schedules Posted on SISK12 Parent Portal: August 2 by 4:00 p.m.Open Houses (More details will be distributed by RMS):6th Grade: August 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m.7th Grade: August 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m.8th Grade: August 13, 5:00-6:00 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 15. For questions contact RMS at 732-3640. CLICK HERE for a list of required vaccinations.High School:More information will be distributed by RHS.Parking Permit Pick-Up Day for grades 10-12: August 1Grade 12: 7:30-9:00Grade 11: 9:00-10:30Grade 10: 10:30-12:00Class Schedules Posted on SISK12 Parent Portal: August 2 by 4:00 p.m.Freshman Orientation: August 8, 3:00-7:00 p.m. CLICK HERE for an event flyer.*PARENTS-This is a student only event. However, there is a parent meeting from 6:15-7:00 in the auditorium.RHS Open House for ALL Students: August 13, 5:30-7:00 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 not already done so.For questions contact RHS at 732-3650.RHS students wanting to request a schedule change can use the below links to do so:
Accidental Damage Protection Plan School Supply ListsClick HERE for elementary and middle school student supply lists.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 16. 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 open houses and orientations 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.
Transportation InformationA letter will be sent to all guardians in early August from the Transportation Department with bus number information along with pick-up and drop-off times. Please watch for this important information.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. 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. 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.Meal prices for the 2019-20 school year are below: ELEMENTARY Breakfast $ 1.15 Reduced: Free Lunch $ 2.40 Reduced: $ .40 SECONDARY Breakfast $ 1.30 Reduced: Free MS Lunch $ 2.60 Reduced: $ .40 HS Lunch $ 2.60 Reduced: $ .40 ADULTS/VISITORS Breakfast $ 2.10 Lunch $ 3.60Extra Milk or Juice: $.45