Childcare for Healthcare and Emergency/First Responders Available

Childcare for Healthcare and Emergency/First Responders Available

Republic School District will offer free childcare for healthcare workers and emergency/first responders during their work hours who reside in the Republic School District while school is closed. Operating hours will be Monday through Friday of each week between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at McCulloch Elementary. Kindergarten through 8th grade students can participate. Only those pre-registered using the form link below will be accepted.
 
Snacks and lunch will be provided each day. We do suggest that students with food allergies bring their own meals. 
 
This service is designed for those working at hospitals, medical facilities, or blood banks who are directly engaged in the handling of the COVID-19 response during the time they are needed at work.  We are asking that individuals refrain from using this service unless they are directly involved in the COVID-19 response actions at a medical facility. These restrictions will allow us to have the capacity to best serve our medical community in fighting COVID-19.
 
DETAILS:
Location: McCulloch Elementary. 234 E. Anderson. Please enter through the second set of double glass doors on the west side of the building.
 
Contact: STRIPES 360 Office 417-735-3778. On the day of program 417-350-3385
              
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
 
Activities: Students will enjoy STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), free play, group games, team builders and other special activities.
 
Cost: This service is being provided free of charge by the Republic School District and STRIPES 360 staff.
 
**Childcare is contingent on children being fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medications. All staff members and children will have their temperature checked prior to entry by a school nurse. In addition, a school nurse will be on site throughout the program day.


**We check photo identifications daily. No student will be released to leave with someone who refuses to show identification when asked. This is for your child's safety. Please communicate with anyone on your approved pick-up list to bring identification.