August Back to School Newsletter
Part 2

Click here for Part 1 sent on August 7th. This newsletter includes all of the need to knows about returning to school!
Parent Portal
To find the Parent Portal CLICK HERE or simply visit and click on the "Parent Portal" icon. This can also be accessed through the district's free mobile app. As a reminder to login, use the email address you have provided to the district and enter the password you have created. If you’ve forgotten it, simply click on the “forgot password” button and follow the prompts.
Lyon's 1st- 5th Grade Open House
August 18th
This year will be a bit different than in years past as we work to ensure we are practicing appropriate distancing and safety precautions. We can't wait to be together again soon. At this time the elementary team has decided to proceed in the following manner:
Class lists will be posted on the front doors of Lyon TODAY by 4:00 pm.

You will receive a newsletter from your child's teacher on August 17th providing:
  • building information
  • a virtual open house video
  • a link for you to join a live Google Meet with your child's teacher on Tuesday August 18th at either 6:00 pm or 6:30 pm.

Car signs will be mailed to families before the start of school. Please place this car sign in your vehicle during student pick up.
RepMO Return to Learn Plan
As we begin the school year we would like to remind families that the district has implemented RepMO Return to Learn, a series of health related protocols involving 3 phases. We will start the school year in Phase 1. A summary of Phase 1 is included in the graphic below . CLICK HERE for the district's Return to Learn Handbook which provides more details.
  • Masks/face coverings are required for individuals in 4th grade and older.
  • ALL students riding the bus must wear a mask/face covering.
  • Although not required, those younger than 4th grade and over the age of 2 are encouraged to wear a mask/face covering in district buildings.
RepMO Return to Learn Phase II
PHASE 2 ALPHABET CUTS: Per the graphic below, alphabet cuts have been determined for phase 2, should it need to be implemented. This is for student last names, and siblings would be grouped together regardless of differing last names. More on phase 2 can be found in the RepMO Return to Learn Phases Handbook.
Daily Wellness Check
Each day we are asking families to do a wellness check of all students before they come to school. Employees will be doing this as well. Following these guidelines will help everyone stay healthy! 
The First Day of School is August 24th!
On the first day of school students are encouraged to ride the bus to school or to be dropped off using the car line. In an effort to limit the number of visitors in our facilities, we are asking that only incoming kindergarten students be walked into school if they choose not to use the bus or car line.

Kindergarten students can have one adult escort them, but they must be masked and symptom free. Kindergarten families wanting to participate should arrive in the back of Lyon at 8:40 a.m. on the first day as this will allow all other students to be in classrooms and out of hallways. This will also help with traffic congestion. This is only permitted on the first day of school.
School Bus, Drop-off, and Pick-up Procedures

School Start Time:
8:30 a.m. (Doors will open at 8:10 a.m.)

School End Time:
3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
2:30 p.m. on Fridays only for early release (see
below for details)

***Car signs will be mailed to all 1st-5th grade families before the start of school. Please have those in your dashboard during pick up if you utilize the car line. ***

Transportation Department:
Starting this year, students who selected they will be riding a bus this year during online registration will need to login to the Parent Portal to see bus information. Bus letters will no longer be mailed out. For those who have completed online registration by August 12, bus information will be viewable on August 18 in the Parent Portal. Those who have not completed online registration by this date will experience a lag in being able to view transportation details in the Parent Portal.  

If you do not see any bus information in the Parent Portal August 18, 2020, please call the Transportation Department at 417.732.3680. Information is updated nightly in the Parent Portal.

Due to the volume of students being routed, bus stop locations and times need to be adjusted, so please check the day before school starts for the most up to date bus stop information. Questions regarding transportation can be directed to 417-732-3680.

Please refer to the Traffic Flow Map on the building's website under "Resources" for drop-off and pick-up procedures. Building doors will be opened at 8:10 a.m. each morning. Please do not drop children off at the building prior to 8:10 a.m. Students are not permitted to wait outside or in the foyer of the building prior to 8:10 a.m. Adults will be present outside when the 8:10 a.m. bell rings. Students may only be dropped off from the main car line. Parents are also welcome to park and walk students to the building.
Please do not allow students to walk across the parking lot unattended.

School will be dismissed Monday - Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Students may be picked up from the main car line or the parent pick-up line at the front door. Please wait outside of the building if you choose to use the parent pick-up line at the front door.  If you choose to pick your child up from the pick-up line at the front of the building, please have the pick-up sign in hand to show the educators at the front of the building. In order to decrease congestion, please do not line up prior to 3:15 p.m. It is our goal to get students with families within 13-15 minutes. 
Dates to Remember: visit for a full calendar
August 14th- Class lists posted by 4:00 p.m. Teacher name can also be viewed on your parent portal

August 18th- Virtual Open House 6:00 or 6:30 and Transportation Details Available on Parent Portal

August 24th- First Day of School, arrive prior to 8:30 with K families arriving in the back of Lyon at 8:40

September 7th: Labor Day, District Closed