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March 26, 2019
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Below you will find news and information about the Republic School District. As a reminder, regular issues of Tiger Talk will be distributed on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month during the school year. Two summer issues in June and July will be distributed as well.
Summer School 2019
summer school 2019 Join us for summer school 2019! This free learning opportunity is available to incoming kindergarten students for the 2019-20 school year all the way through current 11th graders. We are also excited about providing free breakfast and lunch to ALL students in attendance. 
Enrollment will be first come, first serve and the  deadline is May 6.
Elementary: May 28-June 21, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Kindergarten dismissal at 2:40 p.m.)
**Available for incoming kindergarten students and current 2018-19 K-4th grade students.**
Come and Go Style Open House: May 23 5:00-7:00 p.m. at both Lyon and Schofield
RMS: May 28-June 20, Monday-Friday 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
**Available for current 2018-19 5th, 6th and 7th graders.**
RHS: May 28-June 20, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
**Available for current 2018-19 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders.** 

Reminder: April 19 Snow Day Make-Up
Due to the snow day on February 7, school WILL BE in session on Friday, April 19 as a make-up day. In addition, to make-up the missed day on February 28, the last day of school will be a half-day on May 20. A full calendar can be found HERE.

Last Day of School Dismissal Times:
RHS: Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.
RMS: Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.
Elementary: Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
EC will only hold morning classes & MPP students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m
Students Headed to NATIONALS!
We are so incredibly #repmoproud of the following RHS students who have qualified for NATIONAL COMPETITIONS! 
Speech & Debate: Makenzie Tyson, Informative Speaking*
Speech & Debate: Phillip Latamondeer, International Extemp*
Speech & Debate: Garrett Silvey, Informative Speaking
FCCLA: Madisyn Gremling, Interior Design
FCCLA: Ashton Rogers, Fashion Design

*This is the third National appearance for Makenzie and Phillip!
Kindergarten Screening & Orientation Set for 2019-20
Attention incoming Republic School District Kindergarten families! Kindergarten screening and enrollment along with orientation dates have been set for the 2019-2020 school year! Any child who resides in the Republic School District boundaries that will be 5 on or before July 31 is eligible. Visit https://www.republicschools.org/kindergartenscreening to find dates and details. We will begin taking screening appointments on March 4. Please help us share this information! We are excited to welcome the class of 2032 to school! #repmoproud

2019-20 School Calendar & New Snow Day Make-Up Plans
The Board of Education approved the revised 2019-20 school calendar on February 21. CLICK HERE to review it. The calendar was revised to reflect changes regarding newly passed section 160.041, RSMo indicating that Missouri school district's must complete a minimum of 1044 hours of student instruction and " must include a minimum of 36 weather make-up hours for possible loss of attendance due to inclement weather and half the number of additional lost or cancelled hours up to 48, resulting in no more than 60 total make-up hours." 

Because of this change in legislation, the Republic School District Board of Education has approved for the district to use the three built-in holidays (MLK Day, President's Day and Good Friday) as snow day make-ups for next school year. However, NO SNOW DAYS beyond Good Friday will be made up. Therefore, the last day of school will be a half day on Thursday, May 21. Thank you to the Board of Education for this decision as it allows for families to make definite summer plans. 

Save the Date: 
ROAR Run, May 4
It's time again for the ROAR Run 5K and fun run/walk presented by Mid-Missouri Bank! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4. Additional details will be coming soon!

Summer STRIPES 360 Programming
The Republic School District is excited to offer  summer programming for students entering kindergarten through 6th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Please see the FAQ's section for answers to potential questions. 

Register Early - Space is limited! 
Hours of operation: 6:30 A.M. until 6:30 P.M. 
*Closed: May 27th and July 4th 

There is a $20.00 registration fee per student due at the time of registration to reserve your spot. 
*All fees are non-refundable. 

Summer Safari (Entering Kindergarten - 6th Grade): Full-Day Programming (May 21st- August 14th): 
o Option 1: Full-time (4-5 days/week) - $100.00/week 
o Option 2: Part-time (2-3 days/week) - $77.50/week 
*Note: Summer Safari is a full summer program, different start dates must be approved by the STRIPES 360 office. 

o Option 3: Prepay for the entire  summer by May 13th and receive a discounted rate. 
o Full-Time: $1150.00 
o Part-Time: $905.00 
*There will be a 10% multi-child discount for families with more than one student attending the Summer Safari program and choosing option 1 or 2. 

Tiger STRIPES (Entering Kindergarten - 6th Grade): Before and After School during  Summer School (May 28th - June 21st): 
o Option 1: Before School (ELEMENTARY ONLY) - $19.25/week 
o Option 2: After School - $36.75/week 
o Option 3: Before and After School (ELEMENTARY ONLY) - $54.25/week 
*There will be a 10% multi-child discount for families with more than one student attending the Tiger STRIPES program. 

Note: We do accept state child care assistance and adoption/foster care subsidies. Other payment methods: cash, check, money order or credit/debit card. 

CLICK HERE to register and for more details!

For more information contact the STRIPES 360 Office at: Phone:  417-735-3778  E-Mail: 

Highlights from Social Media: #repmoproud
As a reminder, you can find Republic School District on Facebook and Twitter! In addition, all buildings and the STRIPES 360 program have a Facebook pages. RMS and RHS also have Twitter accounts. Check them out! Here are a few highlights:

Before spring break we shared with you that a team of educators from our district were part of a group that visited Ethiopia last week. During their time there they completed over 21 hours of professional development for local teachers, toured two K-8 schools, completed two hut makeovers for single mothers, participated in a Mommy and Me luncheon and donated over 1000 pounds of books and curriculum materials. Here are a few photos from their adventure! We are so very #repmoproud of these ladies and their impact on students and educators here and abroad!

Join us in congratulating Schofield Elementary 3rd grade teacher, Kelly Hobbs for being chosen as the FEBRUARY REPMO HERO OF THE MONTH! We are so thankful Mrs. Hobbs chooses to serve in our district as she goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of students and fellow teammates!

We had a great time sending our Lady Tigers off to the Final Four! They play tomorrow at Hammons Student Center on the MSU campus at 1:45. Hope to see you there! #repmoproud

What a great crowd at tonight's Parent and Student Advisory meeting at Mcculloch! We're so thankful for the families who are able to participate in these types of committees and groups all across our district! Also, way to go to these students for using their voice to help grow their school! #repmoproud

It was an exciting evening for RepMO last night...District Champions all around! Congratulations to both teams!  #repmoproud
Thanks to  Republic Tiger Sports for the pictures and great coverage!
Roundabout Construction & Impact on RHS Entries
Construction of the roundabout on M Highway near the north entrance of Republic High School has begun.  MoDOT has informed the district that the current north entrance of RHS is in the way of construction. Therefore, a temporary north entrance to RHS will be created this week and will open to traffic the week of April 1, closing the current entrance. The current traffic flow at RHS will not be impacted by this as essentially the north entrance is just being shifted slightly to the east out of the way of construction.  

The temporary entrance will be constructed of well-compacted rock/gravel that will withstand traffic, including loaded school buses. The approach pavement from M Highway onto the temporary entrance will be paved with asphalt. MoDOT and the City of Republic will share in the cost of the temporary entrance. 

Once the regular school year is over in May, the temporary entrance will be removed and all traffic entering and leaving the high school will have to use the west entrance off of ZZ Highway until the roundabout is completed prior to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year in August. This means all summer school traffic will need to use the west entrance off of ZZ Highway.

State Assessments Begin April 23
State assessments begin April 22 and run through May 3 for the Republic School District. Students in grades 3-8 will be participating in the MAP Grade-Level Assessments, and high school students will take End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. A more detailed schedule will be coming from your  child's school closer to the testing window opening. We encourage families to avoid scheduling appointments during this time frame. We appreciate your continued partnership in your child's education!
Board of Education Meeting Recap
BOE meeting
At the March 21 Board of Education meeting the adoption of the agenda and approval of consent items  (found on BoardDocs)  took place after the Pledge of Allegiance. President, Mark Gimlin, provided a Board Update on upcoming conferences and meetings. 
The February RepMO Hero of the Month, 3rd grade Schofield Elementary teacher, Kelly Hobbs was honored by the Board of Education. 

Each month a building is spotlighted, and for March the building was Lyon. CLICK HERE  to watch the video the building put together.  We love that students in the News Leader LEAD Team are involved in sharing news about their school and community with the student body and employees of Lyon! 

During the "student spotlight" section we had two presentations. First, the Board of Education heard a beautiful piece by the RHS Percussion Mallet Ensemble. Second, Schofield Elementary 's  3rd grade team and several students presented how they use daily Response to Intervention to the Board of Education. This practice was implemented in January of 2018 and since, the growth they've seen in students has been outstanding! Essentially, groups of students at the same level on a learning standard have special instructional time with one of the third grade teachers to help them grow based on where they are. We are so #repmoproud  of how these teachers are empowering their students to set and achieve their learning goals, and how these students are owning their learning! Their expertise is spreading throughout the Schofield building, and the results are exciting!

Following these highlights the  MSBA monthly report was viewed.

District Activities Director, Trevyor Fisher shared the process that the district takes when considering the addition of an new sport and activity. Dr. Chance Wistrom provided a monthly update to the Board as well.  Full administrative reports can be found on BoardDocs.

The Board of Education discussed several board policies and approved the updated FY19 budget. 

A reorganization meeting was set for April 11 at 6:00 p.m., and the next regular meeting will take place on April 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Board of Education Candidates
The annual election for the Republic School District Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, April 2. The three candidates below filed for the two 3-year term seats (candidates listed in order of appearance on the ballot.)

Rusty Swift
Travis L. Edwards
Sam Hayes
Tooth Truck Coming Soon!
The Ronald McDonald  Tooth  Truck is coming to Republic Schools in mid-April.  Specific dates for specific buildings will be determined based on number of applications.  
The  Tooth  Truck provides comprehensive treatment, from cleanings and x-rays, to repairing cavities at no charge for qualifying families.  Requirements for being seen and treated on the  Tooth  Truck are:

-Between the ages of 3 and 18 years
-Qualify for the free and reduced lunch at school
-Cannot be an established patient of a local dentist
-Cannot have private dental insurance
-Must complete a  Tooth  Truck application form
The  Tooth  Truck treats Medicaid-eligible and uninsured children. Children seen last year are not eligible for a routine check up but should apply if there is a new dental concern.
CLICK HERE for an application form or visit with your student's school nurse. 

District & Community Events for more visit Peachjar


Upcoming Dates
March 29: RHS End of Progress 10
April 5: RHS Progress 10 Reports Distributed
April 12: Elementary and RMS End of Progress 4
April 18: Elementary and RMS Progress Reports Distributed
April 18: RHS End of Progress 11
April 18: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Central Office
April 19: School in session as a snow day make-up
April 22: MAP testing window opens
April 26: RHS Progress 11 Reports Distributed
May 12: RHS Graduation, 1:30 pm at JQH Arena at MSU
May 16: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Central Office
May 20: Last Day of School (half-day)
              RHS: Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.
              RMS: Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.
              Elementary: Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
              EC will only hold morning classes & MPP students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m

**Every Friday during the regular school year students are dismissed one hour early for teacher collaboration time. Visit https://www.republicschools.org/fridayearlyrelease 
for details.** 

For additional events and dates, visit the district calendar HERE
For questions or comments please contact me via email or by calling 417-732-3605.

Josey McPhail

Director of Communications
Republic School District