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April 1, 2021
In This Issue


As a reminder, the Staff Communicator will be distributed each Thursday that school is in session, and also distributed as needed throughout the year. Archives can be found HERE.
No Tax Levy Increase Bond Issue, April 6, 2021

To address the upcoming growth in our community, academic needs of our youngest learners and the safety of our students and employees; Republic School District is proposing a no tax levy increase bond issue on the April 6, 2021 election ballot. The following projects are part of this proposal:

  • A new Republic Early Childhood Center (EC) with attached high wind shelter on district owned land at the corner of Hines and Hampton.
  • A gymnasium/high wind shelter at Schofield Elementary, the only building that does not have a gym.
  • Funds to acquire property for a future new school building in 4-5 years.
These projects are estimated to cost $16 million and to be completed in the fall of 2022.

Regardless of the bond issue passing or failing, the tax levy will not change from its current rate of just over $4.15.

We'd love your help in sharing this information! Here are a few ideas:
1. Share the district's posts on social media with your followers.
2. Share the facts about the proposed projects with your friends and family.
3. Text to 10 family and friends reminding them to vote April 6.
4. Getting to the polls and VOTING ON APRIL 6!
No School April 2nd
The Republic School District will be closed April 2 for Good Friday.

Staff Appreciation T-Shirts Sizes Due April 6
This year for Staff Appreciation Week we'd like to provide a t-shirt to every single staff member as a "thank you" for your continued efforts in meeting the needs of those we serve. These shirts will be Bella Canvas brand, crew neck, heather black. They are unisex in sizing. To the left is an image of what the shirts will look like. They will feature our district's "Stronger Together" logo as a way to showcase our team's resilience throughout this last year. If you haven't already, please CLICK HERE to complete a form to submit your shirt size by the end of the day April 6!
Summer School 2021
We're excited to begin enrolling for SUMMER SCHOOL 2021! This free learning opportunity is available for incoming 2021-22 kindergarten through 12th grade students. The K-12 session will be June 2-25. New this year is the addition of a July session for our elementary students which will take place July 6-23.
To register students, login to the SISK12 Parent Portal. The enrollment deadline for all sessions is April 30. Enrollment spaces are limited and are first come, first serve. Families will be notified by May 14 if your student has a slot for summer school. 
*Teachers, please share this information with your families.*

STRIPES 360 Summer Programming
Summer programming is available through STRIPES 360 for both students who are and who are not participating in summer school. The deadline to register is April 30. CLICK HERE for details! 
*Teachers, please share this information with your families.*

Summer SLAM Teacher Application Due April 5
Elementary summer school (SLAM) leaders distributed the 
teaching application to elementary teachers via email earlier this week. CLICK HERE for the application, and be sure to complete it by the April 5th deadline. 
Summer School Administrator Internships
Summer School Administrator Internships are now posted for Elementary, Middle School, and High School positions.
These job postings can be found HERE.
STRIPES 360 is Hiring!
STRIPES 360 has immediate openings for staffers! If you enjoy working with children and having weekends off this is the job for you!

Free COVID19 Testing for Employees on Campus
Free COVID19 testing continues to be available to district employees Monday-Friday during school hours that exhibit two or more symptoms OR those wanting to possibly test out of quarantine. 

To schedule a time to get tested, contact the school nurse at the location you wish to test at via email (listed below).

RHS Nurse: Nancy Leonard,
McCulloch Nurse: Michaela Moore,
Schofield Nurse: Char-Marie Jennings,
Sweeny Nurse: Sarah Hanley,
Health Services & Wellness Program Coordinator: Natalie Botkin,
RepMO Leaders Cohort Informational Meeting April 5
We are beginning to plan ahead for next fall's RepMO Leaders Cohort--which will be our 4th Cohort!
If you are interested in:
  • building your leadership skills and learning from our own district leaders  
  • learning more deeply about our district resources and processes
  • earning 12 hours towards your Masters or Specialist degree in Administration or 12 hours toward your doctorate in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction
We invite you to attend our informational meeting for the next cohort of RepMO Leaders. This meeting will include an overview of the RepMO Leader program and also a chance for you to mingle and meet representatives from our partner universities of Missouri State University and Evangel University. You will also have the opportunity to meet some district leaders who teach the sessions and past RepMO Leader participants.

What: RepMO Leaders Cohort #4 Informational Meeting
When: April 5th
Secondary Session 3:00-3:40
Elementary Session 3:50-4:30
Where: BOE Training Room/Central Office
Please contact Dr. Debbie Yonke with any questions at:
Employee Children Enrollment
Employees who...
reside outside of the Republic School District (non-resident) boundary that would like to enroll their student(s) in our district. A new form needs to be submitted every school year.


live within the Republic School District boundary, but desire their student(s) to attend an elementary site other than the building boundary in which you live. A new form needs to be submitted every school year.
Send the request form to the Department of Federal Programs and Student Support Services who will then notify you once your request is processed. Please note the review process could take up to a week.
District & Community Announcements

Save the date! The visit will be in August this year.

Upcoming Dates
April 1: No Tax Levy Increase Bond Issue Virtual Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
April 2: No School, Good Friday
April 6: Election Day
April 9: End of Progress 10 (RMS & RHS)
April 15: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 P.M. at Central Office
April 16: Progress 10 Reports Distributed (RMS & RHS)
April 23: End Progress 4 (Elementary)
April 30: Progress 4 Reports Distributed (Elementary
              End Progress 11 (RMS & RHS)
May 7: Progress 11 Reports Distributed (RMS & RHS)
May 20: Board of Education Meeting; 7:00 P.M. at Central Office
May 26: Last Day of School (Half Day for Students)
May 28: Grade Cards Distributed (K-12)

*Reminder that every Friday of seated school (phase 1) during the school year full day preschool-12th grade students are released one hour early for teacher collaboration time.
For questions or comments please contact me via email or by calling 417-732-3605.

Josey McPhail

Director of Communications
Republic School District