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April 8, 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.
Election Update 
We would like to say a sincere and big THANK YOU to our community for your support in PASSING the no tax levy increase bond issue! We are so excited to begin work on the new Republic Early Childhood Center, gymnasium/high wind shelter at Schofield and purchasing land to build a new school in 4-5 years. We appreciate your continued support and will keep you updated along the way! 
Congratulations to Anne Buchanan and Todd Wojciechowski for being elected to serve on the Republic School District Board of Education! Both will be sworn in at a special meeting on April 8 and will serve three year terms. We look forward to working with both of you! #repmoproud
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.*
RepMO Summer Learning Series, Deadline 5/21
We are excited to offer a variety of professional learning opportunities this summer in response to needs identified in this year's PDC Needs Assessment and on-going areas of focus that align with our district CSIP. Due to the variety of options and areas of interest, you may select to attend more than one offering. The first day you attend during the summer will count as your SI Flex Day and for subsequent days you will receive the daily professional learning rate of $100.00. This summer we are utilizing the Sched App for registration which is the same method we used in the past for STAR Summit.  You should have received an email invite from Sched last week. If you didn't or if you would like additional support in using Sched, please reach out to your building ETS.  You may also access Sched on any device, including your phone at

Please note:  Deadline to register is May 21st for all district offerings.  If you are interested in attending GOCSD's Innovation Summit, registration for that will close on May 1st and there are limited seats for this event. 

If you have any questions regarding these summer professional learning offerings, please feel free to contact Dr. Debbie Yonke at

We look forward to learning with you this summer!

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, Deadline 5/15
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 join us! For those interested, please contact Dr. Debbie Yonke at debra.yonke@republicschools.orgThe deadline to sign up to participate is May 15.

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 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