Raymore-Peculiar School District News

Aug. 19, 2022

In this issue:

  • School Road traffic
  • School meals
  • Employee years of service

Supply lists:

Adjust for traffic on School Road

When the school year begins on Monday, remember that traffic on School Road will be heavy. Bottlenecks primarily occur during the morning arrival and afternoon dismissal time periods as more than 2,000 students are transported to and from school. The traffic is a combination of school buses, student vehicles, and parent vehicles.

To help ease the congestion, the school start times for Ray-Pec High School and Ray-Pec South Middle School are slightly staggered. The high school day begins at 7:25 a.m., and the middle school will begin its classes at 7:30 a.m. 

Here are some other tips:

  • Leave early if possible.
  • Avoid the most congested route. Take I-49 or Route J as an alternate route to the campus.
  • Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. This will help you avoid frequent braking and rear end collisions.
  • Ready your car for stop-and-go traffic near the schools.
  • Watch the traffic ahead closely.
  • Avoid aggressive driving.

Passing in the turn lane is not allowed for any vehicle, and the Peculiar Police Department has informed the district that there will be stricter traffic enforcement on School Road. 

Please be patient during traffic back-ups. The traffic patterns generally improve a few weeks into the school year.

RPHS traffic flow map 2022-2023 (Semester 1)

RPSMS traffic flow map 2022-2023

School meals return to pre-pandemic pricing

School meals will not be free this year. The federal waiver that allowed schools to provide meals at no cost to students has expired. The USDA did not extend the waiver for the 2022-2023 school year. This means families who do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals will pay full price for school meals.

Breakfast prices

  • PK-5: $1.80
  • 6-12: $1.90
  • Reduced price: $0.30
  • Adult: $2.25

Lunch prices

  • PK-5: $2.65
  • 6-12: $2.85
  • Reduced price: $0.40
  • Adult: $3.65

The district urges families to complete the application for free or reduced-price meals: Meal Application. Applications can also be submitted throughout the school year.

Add money to your child's meal account: http://www.myschoolbucks.com/

Four employees are beginning 30th year at Ray-Pec!

Congratulations to these four employees who are beginning their 30th year of employment with the Ray-Pec School District. Earlier this month, each was presented with a special watch as an anniversary gift.

Cari Bryant

Digital Learning Teacher

Raymore and Timber Creek elementaries

Dr. Jerry Edson

Assistant Principal

Ray-Pec High School

Mike Roberts

Science Teacher

Ray-Pec High School

Pam Steele

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

and School Board Secretary

Employees recognized for 20 years of service

Congratulations to these staff members who have completed 20 years of service in the Ray-Pec School District! They each received a pin commemorating the anniversary.

  • Philip Corbett, Warehouse Delivery Driver
  • Niki Eve, P.E./Health Teacher, Ray-Pec High School
  • Jennifer Gibson, Band Teacher, Ray-Pec High School
  • Kim Kruse, P.E./Health Teacher, Ray-Pec High School
  • Cristie McCullough, Library Media Assistant, Ray-Pec High School
  • Pauline Pritchett, Kitchen Manager, Bridle Ridge
  • Brandon Ransom, Social Studies Teacher, Ray-Pec High School
  • Michele Sherron, Math Teacher, South Middle School
  • Kelly Testerman, Library Media Specialist, Timber Creek Elementary
  • Janet Tracy, English Teacher, South Middle School

Employees recognized for 10 years of service

Congratulations to these staff members who have completed 10 years of service in the Ray-Pec School District! They each received a pin commemorating the anniversary.

  • Renee Anthuis, Secretary, Raymore Elementary
  • Carissa Bartel, English Teacher, Ray-Pec High School
  • Bobbi Bond, Occupational Therapist
  • Kiley Brown, Instructional Coach
  • Carolyn Deane, Principal, Stonegate Elementary
  • Marlena Dearing, Site Coordinator, Panther Pride Child Care, Raymore Elementary
  • Erica Dodson, Teacher, Creekmoor
  • Shelley Ferguson, Kitchen Manager, East Middle School
  • Jared Foster, P.E./Health Teacher, East Middle School
  • Pamela Gonzales, Teacher, Bridle Ridge
  • Jairus Harrell, Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds
  • Crystal Hawley, Teacher, Creekmoor
  • Pamela Horner, Paraprofessional, Eagle Glen Elementary
  • Derek Howard, Social Studies Teacher, Ray-Pec High School
  • Mary Irvin, Part-Time Cook
  • Gennifer Kephart, Special Education Teacher, East Middle School
  • Kelsi Kershner, Teacher, Raymore Elementary
  • Leigh Kirkpatrick, Focus Facilitator, Stonegate Elementary
  • Tracy Lerosen, Teacher, Stonegate Elementary
  • Kirschen Minsky, Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Eagle Glen Elementary
  • Sara Moner, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Shull Early Learning Center
  • Laura Moots, Elementary Teacher, Virtual Instruction Program of Ray-Pec (VIPR)
  • Rebecca Petersen, Counselor, Bridle Ridge
  • Edith Pitts, Custodian, Ray-Pec High School
  • Darlene Rexroad, Nurse, Peculiar Elementary
  • Gayle Vance, Occupational Therapist
  • Kristy Warren, Focus Facilitator, Raymore Elementary
  • Whitley Wood, Site Coordinator, Panther Pride Child Care, Timber Creek Elementary
  • Sergio Zendejas, Math Teacher, Ray-Pec High School

Middle School fall sports information

East Middle School Times and dates for fall sports practices and tryouts

South Middle School Times and dates for fall sports practices and tryouts

Athletic/activity physicals

Students (grades 7-12) planning to participate in fall activities or athletics must have a completed, current physical on file with the school before practice begins. Physicals are now good for two years from the date of the exam. Once the physical is completed, submit it using the PRIVIT app.

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