Friday, February 12, 2021
School Calendar
Dates to Remember

Monday, February 15: No School
Wednesday, February 17: Board of Education Meeting
Monday, March 1: Kindergarten Registration Opens
Friday, March 12: No School, PLC Day
Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 3: Spring Break 

The school district calendar is available on our website in PDF. You can now subscribe to the calendar for updates and also view the district calendar in the Hallsville app! 
 
Kindergarten Registration
Opens March 1

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday, March 1! Online enrollment and registration will open on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. for all children who will be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2021, and will be entering kindergarten in August 2021. All registration and verification documents must be completed online and submitted by Friday, April 2, 2021. 

More information on documents needed to complete online registration can be found below and on-line here.  

Documents needed to complete online registration: 
  • Copy of Child’s birth certificate
  • Copy of Immunization records
  • Copy of State issued ID of the parent on the birth certificate. If unavailable, a parenting plan or other legal document must be supplied to the school.
  • Acceptable Residency Verification Documents:
  • Two (2) current and different utility bills (gas, water, or electric) showing the parent/guardian’s printed name and address. Bills must be dated within the last 30 days. Final or disconnect notices will not be accepted. OR
  • A current rental agreement or closing settlement statement less than 60 days old. 

All documents will need to be uploaded in PDF or .jpeg format to the Parent Portal, SISK12, at the time of registration. For more information, please email District Registrar, Angie Cochran, at registration@hallsville.org or call 573-696-5512 ext. 1440. 
Summer School 2021
June 14-July 2

Save the date for Summer School 2021! The district will be holding in-seat summer school June 14 - July 2 for students entering first-grade through twelfth-grade. Summer School will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Kindergarten Jumpstart is a half-day program for students entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021. This program runs from June 21 through July 2. There is a morning AM class from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon PM class from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Students wanting to enroll in Kindergarten Jumpstart must have completed all registration documents for the district.

Registration for summer school and Kindergarten Jumpstart will open in April and information will be posted to the district website when available.  
School Counselors 
All In for All Students

National School Counseling Week 2021, “School Counselors: All in for All Students,” sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), was celebrated last week around campus. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Our district has five dedicated school counselors that actively engage in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents. They work in a partnership with parents, teachers, administrators, and community-based programs to provide comprehensive support to all our students.  We are thankful that each is All In for All Students!

Please take a minute to follow the 4 building counseling Facebook pages for program updates!

HMS Recycling Program
Students Doing Their Part

In January of last year, Katy Crane, 7th-grade math teacher, started a paper recycling program in the middle school. It continues this year, where each week, student helpers empty classroom bins into recycling rolling carts, and Mrs. Crane takes them to the Hallsville Community Center recycling dumpsters after school. HMS students also spent time during class learning more about recycling, and the impact their actions have on our environment. To date, HMS students and staff have helped fill over sixty 32-Gallon bins with paper, cardboard, and newspaper! 
Share the Love
A few words of gratitude

Supporting students and their learning is a rewarding, yet challenging job in any school year. In a year marked by a global pandemic and uncertainty, it’s even more stressful. The Hallsville School District is fortunate to have an incredible team of staff members both inside and outside the classroom who have our students’ academic and social-emotional well-being at the heart of everything they do. We encourage you to take a few moments to send a word of thanks and encouragement to a staff member who has made a difference in your life or the life of your child or family. Here’s how: 
 
  1. If you do not know the email of the Hallsville School District employee, you want to thank, find it here
  2. Click an ePostcard here or below and include your own personal message. 
  3. Click submit! 
Board of Education
January Highlights

Below are highlights of items discussed during the open session of the Wednesday, January 20, Board of Education Meeting. The full agenda with document links is available on the district website or you can read the full highlights here. The next regular session meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the secondary cafeteria.  

RECOGNITIONS
The Maintenance Department was recognized by the intermediate school for their hard work and high standards. Over winter break, the maintenance staff worked extra hours to complete the installation of new tile in the intermediate restrooms.  

Allyson Linneman, Jennifer Griffin, Katie Stockamp, and Kendall Koopmann (Kindergarten Team) were recognized for supporting a teammate the past few weeks. They have truly been team players and have kept a positive attitude during an already stressful school year.  

E-RATE PROJECT
In 2020, the District created a proposal for Category 2 E-rate funding to complete smaller-scale network infrastructure improvements. The proposed project includes improvements in Hallsville Middle School and Hallsville High School. This project would be completed during the 2021-2022 school year. District costs would be included in the FY22 budget. 

EVALUATION OF SCHOOL CLIMATE
The district administers perceptual surveys on school climate to students at specific grade levels, their parents, faculty, and staff. Summary results are provided with this program evaluation and are available online here under item E. Climate survey data are analyzed on an annual basis and used by administrators and faculty teams to set building and district improvement goals. 

PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING: 
The district has been subjected to significant revenue restrictions totaling roughly $700,000 since the late spring of 2020. Additionally, the district has experienced increased expenditures in responding to the pandemic; these include expenses like PPE, virtual tuition and teacher costs, meal delivery costs during the spring closure, Internet access costs for remote learning, and so on. Additional costs related to pandemic response are expected to continue through the spring and potentially into the 2021‐22 school year. The district has secured so far roughly $500,000 in supplemental CARES Act funds. In late 2020, the federal government passed an additional stimulus package, including an additional significant allocation for K‐12 schools. The details on this package have not been shared by DESE, but we anticipate supplemental funding in excess of what has been received to this point. More information on allocations will be provided to the Board once confirmed by the state department.

The board approved the ballot and Notice of Election as presented. On April 6, 2021. qualified voters of the Hallsville R-IV School District will vote for two candidates for a three-year term to the Hallsville Board of Education. The candidates are Torrie Toalson Vroman, Jessica A. Hassler, and Tonya Schleeter.  

SRO AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF HALLSVILLE
At this time, discussions with the City of Hallsville on the agreement for placement of a School Resource Officer is ongoing. Once the agreement has been finalized, it will be presented to the board for approval. 

AGREEMENT WITH MACC
Last year, the District began conversations with Moberly Area Community College (MACC) and Columbia Public Schools personnel to learn more about their early college partnership. The culmination of these discussions led to the development of an initiative to provide similar opportunities to qualifying Hallsville High School students. Such a partnership would expand collegiate-level academic offerings available to our students. At this time, discussions with MACC on the agreement are ongoing. Once the agreement has been finalized, it will be presented to the board for approval.  
HHS Courtwarming
Jalen George & Abby March  

Congratulations to our 2021 Courtwarming King & Queen, Jalen George and Abby March! Hallsville Student Council hosted Courtwarming filled with dress-up spirit days and hosting the first all-school assembly for the Class of 2021! Seniors were able to watch the 2021 Courtwarming Coronation with their peers, in addition to watching our HHS Cheerleaders perform. Congratulations to all on the 2021 Courtwarming Court! 
Student Checklist
COVID-19 Preventative

Thank you to everyone following the COVID-19 Parent Checklist and the COVID-19 Student Checklist shown below. If your student has experienced one of the following symptoms that otherwise can not be explained, within the last 14 days, they are recommended to stay home from school. If your student is going to be absent, please make sure to inform their school building!  
School & Community Events
Be Involved!
Hallsville Youth Opportunities & Events

Registration is now open for Hallsville Summer Little League! You must register online by clicking the flyer link above. Little League is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through 8th grade. Please email Erika Wildenhain at ewildenhain@gmail.com with any questions.  

Join the Hallsville Twister Hockey League for their free “Learn to Play” clinics in March! Students ages 5-17 are able to register, and clinics are held near the fairgrounds at the Whitney Briggs Memorial Hockey Arena. To register, “like” Twister Hockey League on Facebook and send them a message to reserve your child’s spot! 

Middle School cheerleading tryouts are February 22-26 and are open to current 6th and 7th graders. A parent meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Intermediate Commons to discuss practices, summer camp, and other pertinent information. All students trying out must have a current physical on file with the Athletic and Activities Office prior to attending tryouts.  
Upcoming Events
Community Events & Resources
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The Hallsville Food Pantry takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Hallsville Baptist Church. Food is provided at no cost for families in need. Please contact the church at 573-696-3621 the third week of the month to set up an appointment. Dates for each month are also posted on the district’s calendar which can be found online here or on the app! 


Free counseling for Boone County youth and families is available through FACE, the Family Access Center of Excellence of Boone County. FACE will help youth (ages 0-19) and their families connect to services such as mental health, social services, parenting support, and activities for home during these challenging times. All of their services are free. You can click the flyer link above for more information or call 573-771-3223 to connect to FACE directly. 

You can view all Peachjar flyers here or by individual building here.
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421 East Highway 124
Hallsville, MO 65255

Phone: 573-696-5512
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