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June 18, 2020
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Happy summer! Hopefully this message finds you and your family healthy and enjoying the summer. Below you'll find relevant topics for the upcoming weeks. 
Summer School 
We are looking forward to seated summer school 2020! Elementary seated summer school will be July 6-24 and July 6-16 for middle school and high school students. Registration closed on June 16. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS!
While we are SO HAPPY to have students and teachers back on our campuses, it's important to note we are working with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to establish protocols to mitigate the risk of virus spreading at school. There have been a lot of recommendations released by many different organizations in regards to schools reopening. Please be assured we are working hard to diligently examine each of these recommendations and to implement practices that will balance the normal and needed activities of the school day and keeping our students and teammates healthy. Health-related protocols will be shared in late June.   
BOE Meeting Recap
At the June 16 Board of Education meeting the June 2 Board of Education election results were certified. Mr. Denny Lawson, Mrs. Tammy Messier and Mr. John Parker were sworn in to serve three year terms. In addition, new officers were elected and are as follows:
President: Todd Wojciechowski
Vice President: Tammy Messier
Treasurer: Rusty Swift
Secretary: Sheryl Blankenship

BOE meeting The adoption of the agenda and approval of consent items ( found on BoardDocs) then took place after the Pledge of Allegiance. In addition, President, Todd Wojciechowski, provided a Board Update.

Dr. Wistrom provided a monthly update to the Board regarding district finances, updates and the district's response to COVID-19.  All administrative reports can be found on BoardDocs .

There were no discussion items, but the following were action items that were all approved as presented ( details on BoardDocs):
  • FY21 Budget
  • 2020-2021 Salary Schedules
  • TIF Commission
  • District Policies and Regulations
  • EGS Policies
The next meeting is scheduled for July 16 with regular session beginning at 7:00 p.m.
RHS Class of 2020 Related Events
Graduation Events: RHS enjoyed hosting a drive-through graduation event on Saturday, May 9. Professional photos can be downloaded for free at

In addition, a traditional graduation ce remony has been scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at JQH Arena on the MSU campus beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Prom: RHS will plan to host a traditional prom on Friday, July 24. RHS administration continues to work with the student prom committee along with the vendor and Greene County Health Department to determine details of this event. Once determined, they will be shared.

Kindergarten Screening Rescheduled
Kindergarten screening dates have been rescheduled per the below dates. Screening times will be between 8:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Anyone who has not previously scheduled an appointment is encouraged to contact our schools as we have plenty of openings and want to screen as many students as possible!

For a full list of details and steps needed to take to get students ready for kindergarten visit

July 22 - Sweeny Elementary 732-3670
July 23 - Schofield Elementary 732-3610
July 27 - Lyon Elementary 732-3630
July 29 - Price Elementary 732-3690
August 3 - McCulloch Elementary 732-3620
Employee Children Enrollment Information
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.
If either of these situations applies to your family, please complete an Employee Student Enrollment Request form found HERE. 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.

Free Meals through June 19
Republic School District will continue providing free, daily grab-and-go lunch and breakfast (for the next day) pick-up at RMS and other designated locations across the community for Republic children through June 19.
Distribution at RMS is Monday-Friday, 11:30-12:30 p.m. and 11:00-11:30 a.m. at the following locations:
Alpine Village
S. Lewis Street in Battlefield near the Prairie Oak Village Apartments
Old Stone Apartments
Hines Street Pharmacy
Calvary Baptist Church

Summer Pay Dates
District and Community Announcements
Republic area churches and organizations are mobilizing to provide various resources for citizens. Further details can be found at 417OUTREACH.COM

For questions or comments please contact me via email or by calling 417-732-3605.

Josey McPhail

Director of Communications
Republic School District