May 19, 2020                                        
 
Dear Williams families:

As this school year comes to an end, we are preparing for the exciting changes ahead for Williams Elementary School. Next school year will be an exciting one for our community as work begins to build our new school at our current location.
 
We appreciate Springfield voters who approved Proposition S to fund construction of our new school. Once construction is completed, we will have a wonderful, new building specially designed for our students and staff.

We understand that you will have many questions about how this will impact you and your student. We are currently developing plans to ensure this process is as smooth as possible.
 
Here are some important details for you to know:
  • When school begins in August, Williams students will relocate to a school building located at 1813 S. Scenic Ave. This school, which has been used by Fremont and Delaware students during construction, is where Williams students will attend during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Free bus transportation will be provided to school every day for all Williams students who currently live within the Williams attendance boundary. If your child attends Williams on a transfer, you will be responsible for transporting your child to and from the school each day.
  • A postcard containing details about bus stop locations and pick-up and drop-off times will be mailed to you in August.
  • To help you and your child become familiar with the relocation site, we are planning a Meet the Teacher event there so you can visit the building prior to school starting in August. This event will allow you to visit the school and learn more about construction of the new building.  

This list of Frequently Asked Questions has been created to provide some preliminary information about changes you can expect for the 2020-2021 school year and the Williams construction project. If your question is not addressed in the FAQ, you may email it to communications@spsmail.org .

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we make this journey together. We are confident that the temporary inconveniences caused by construction will be well worth it when we move into the new Williams Elementary School in August 2021. Watch for future project updates here .
Sincerely,

Amanda Desa
Principal
2205 W. Kearney St.
Springfield, MO 65803