Summer School 2020 We are looking forward to seated summer school 2020! Elementary seated summer school will be July 6-24 and July 6-16 for middle school and high school students. This free learning opportunity is available to incoming kindergarten through 12th grade students for the 2020-21 school year. We are also excited about providing free breakfast and lunch to ALL students in attendance. Check out the below sections for more details!
    We are incredibly excited to have students and teachers back in our buildings! Over the last several months our administrative team has been working on summer school and fall re-entry plans and protocols that will keep students and employees healthy while balancing the need for normalcy at school.
    To create these plans and protocols committees made up of individuals representing various viewpoints and employee groups collaborated to develop recommendations. The committees researched best practices from schools and businesses around the globe and consulted with DESE and health officials, including the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. Every effort has been, and will continue to be, made to create healthy environments for our students and teammates. Below you will find the list of protocols we will implement for summer school.
    Summer School Protocols
    The deadline to register was Tuesday, June 16 and is now closed. 
    Elementary: July 6-24, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Kindergarten dismissal at 2:40 p.m.)
    Hosted at Lyon and Price
    **Available for incoming kindergarten-5th grade students for 2020-21.**
    RMS: July 6-16, Monday-Friday 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
    **Available for incoming 6th-8th grade students for 2020-21.**
    RHS: July 6-16, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    **Available for incoming 9th-12th grade students for 2020-21.** 

    TAKE NOTE: Students attending summer school must be up-to-date on all required vaccinations for the grade they will be in for the 2020-2021 school year. This primarily impacts incoming kindergarten, 8th grade and 12th grade students. CLICK HERE for a summary of these requirements.  
    Elementary Summer School: Summer SLAM 
    SLAM Camp SLAM
    This year, elementary students are invited to Camp SLAM 2020 (Summer Learning and More). This SLAM session will have an outdoors theme centered around nature and agricultural activities. 
    Mrs. Erin Wayt (Price Elementary Assistant Principal) and Mrs. Leanne Gove (Lyon Elementary Assistant Principal) will be leading summer school this year!
    What's the schedule for Summer SLAM?
    Summer school for elementary students will begin on July 6th and end on July 24th. School is in session each day, Monday through Friday. Summer SLAM time is 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. To ensure a smooth pick-up process, we are asking that adults picking up kindergarten students arrive at 2:40 p.m., park, and come to the exterior doors of the building noted on the building traffic maps to pick up their Kindergarten student and any siblings. Families without kindergarten students can use the car line for pick-up. View maps and additional information on drop off and pick-up below.   
    Who can attend Summer SLAM?
    SLAM will be available for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade in the fall of 2020. Students going into 6th grade will attend summer school at Republic Middle School (see below). For Summer SLAM, all students will be enrolled in the grade level they will attend for the 2020-2021 school year.
    Where is Summer SLAM located?
    SLAM 2020 will be housed in two buildings. Since no transportation is provided during summer school, this will help us ensure a smooth traffic flow process for our community. Lyon and Price will be the two sites used. Lyon will house all students who will attend Lyon and Sweeny for the 2020-21 school year, while Price will house all students who will attend Price, Schofield, and McCulloch for the 2020-21 school year. 
    How do we know who our child's teacher will be?
    Class lists will be posted on the exterior doors of your child's summer school building at 4 pm on Wednesday, July 1. As a reminder, here are the sites where each elementary building will attend summer school:
    Lyon: Lyon and Sweeny Elementary students
    Price: McCulloch, Price, and Schofield Elementary students 
    Is there an opportunity for my child to visit his/her Summer SLAM site before summer school begins?
    Due to social distancing guidelines, there will not be an in-person Open House this summer. Rather than visiting the building with your family to meet your child's teacher and see their classroom, an Open House video will be shared by your child's teacher to introduce themselves and give you an update on the exciting learning and activities happening in the classroom over the three week session. If your child is new to Republic, an incoming kindergarten student, or is feeling uneasy about attending summer school, please call the office of the building your child will be attending during summer school to schedule an appointment to visit. We will do our best to accommodate these appointments as we want to make this transition back as smooth as possible for your child.
    Do you have before and after school care available for Summer SLAM?
    STRIPES 360 Before and after summer school care is available at both buildings through the STRIPES 360 program, with limited space due to social distancing guidelines. Students attending SLAM that need childcare between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. can be enrolled. Follow this link to learn more, and to enroll: https://www.republicschools.org/Page/1146
    How does breakfast and lunch work at Summer SLAM?
    As in past years, both breakfast and lunch will be provided for ALL students FREE of charge! Be sure to arrive in plenty of time to eat. Our doors will open at 7:45 a.m. each morning. The times below list our tentative breakfast schedule and plan. Please know these times and locations may be modified to best meet social distancing requirements.

    7:45-8:00 a.m.: Students in 2nd-5th grades will eat breakfast

    8:00-8:20 a.m.: Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade will eat breakfast with their class

    How does student drop off and pick-up work?
    The doors at both Price and Lyon will open at 7:45 a.m. Simply follow the below traffic maps to ensure student safety and to help our car lines move as quickly as possible. School employees will be on site to assist. Please keep in mind many students participate in Summer SLAM. We will work hard to get the line moving fast, but we appreciate your patience in advance. 

    The doors at both Price and Lyon will open at 7:45 a.m. Simply follow the below traffic maps that direct you where to let your student(s) out of your vehicle. School employees will be on site to assist. 

    Each student will receive a name plate in the mail. Please make sure the person authorized to pick up your student has this name plate clearly displayed on the dash of the vehicle during pick-up.  

    ALL Kindergarten Families:
    All Kindergarten students AND THEIR SIBLINGS will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. At this time, please plan to park in the front lots of Lyon and Price (per the maps below) then walk to the exterior front doors of Lyon and exterior gym doors of Price to pick up your student(s) who will be waiting in the gyms. This is an effort to help improve the efficiency of the car line. Adults picking up these students will need to bring in either their car tag or ID as they will sign out their students each day.

    Families Without Kindergarten Students:

    Follow the traffic maps below. Dismissal will begin at 3:00 p.m. Please do not arrive to the car line prior to 2:40 p.m. This will help to make sure traffic does not back up on City streets. We appreciate your help with this in advance! 
    Price 2nd Grade & Siblings:
    To accomodate for space in the car line, families with 2nd grade students will pick-up students at 3:00 p.m. in front of Price Elementary via car line per the below map. This is for pick-up only.

    Your pick-up location/time is dependent on the youngest child you will be picking up. For example, if you have a Kindergartener, a 2nd grader, and a 4th grader you will pick up all three students at 2:40 p.m. by parking and coming inside the building. 

    What supplies do students need for Summer SLAM?
    Supplies may be items that were used during the school year. 
    Glue sticks (2)
    Spiral Notebook
    School Box 
    Hand sanitizer
    Water Bottle (to be used daily as water fountains will not be accessible during summer school in an effort to prevent the spread of germs).
    For questions or comments please contact:
    Erin Wayt at Erin.Wayt@republicschools.org or by calling 417-732-3690
    Leanne Gove at Leanne.Gove@republicschools.org or by calling 417-732-3630
    Middle School Summer School
    Seated summer school at RMS will take place July 6-July 16, Monday-Friday 7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Transportation is not provided and the doors open at 7:15 a.m. Students cannot be dropped off before 7:15 a.m. and need to be picked up by 3:00 p.m. Breakfast & lunch are provided for FREE! As a reminder, incoming 6th-8th graders for the 2020-21 school year will be at RMS for summer school. 
    The summer school day is divided into two class sessions.
    Doors will open at 7:15 a.m. at RMS. All middle school students will be dropped off in the front of the building. We will run TWO lines, please follow the GREEN ARROWS on the traffic map (CLICK HERE for traffic map) which direct you to where your student(s) can be dropped off.
    All students will be picked up in the front of the building. We will run TWO lines, Please follow the GREEN ARROWS on the traffic map (CLICK HERE for traffic map) that direct you where to pick up students. Please do not ask your student to meet you in the parking lot, as that places students weaving in and out of traffic.
    Contact 732.3640 if you have questions and if your student would like to attend summer school but is not currently a Republic student.
    High School Summer School
    Summer School will be held from Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 16 from 7:30 AM-2:30 PM. School will be in session each weekday during those dates. A free lunch and breakfast will be provided daily to all students attending summer school at RHS. Students may also bring their own food and drink. Any student planning on eating breakfast at RHS should arrive no later than 7:15 AM. Students must provide their own transportation to and from summer school. See comments in the transportation section for more information. Students should enroll for the grade they will be in during the 2020-21 school year.
    As a reminder, full bus routes are not offered during the summer. A shuttle bus will depart daily from RMS at 7:00 a.m. to transport students to RHS. The bus will return students to RMS after class is dismissed arriving at approximately 2:40 p.m. Those using the shuttle bus, please review the shuttle bus logistics section below. 
    Shuttle Bus Available SHUTTLE BUS LOGISTICS:  
    Please drop RHS students riding the shuttle off in front of RMS using the yellow arrows on the traffic map (FOUND HERE). Buses will use the first lane (closest to the building) and cars dropping off students will use the second lane.
    When picking up a student who is on a shuttle bus, please use lanes 1 and 2 per the yellow arrows on the traffic map (FOUND HERE). Buses will be using lane 3.  
    Contact 732.3650 if you have questions and if your student would like to attend summer school but is not currently a Republic student.