The Eagle Eye
A Focus on Well-being
News & Updates
Bond Request Moved to June 2
As you likely already know the April 7 elections have been moved to June 2. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot will be May 20, and in-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. June 1 — but because courthouses may be closed, people submitting in-person absentee ballots will need to contact their county's voting authority about submitting those ballots. The deadline for absentee ballots to be received by the election authority is 7 p.m. June 2. We will provide more updated information in the coming weeks. Please watch the website and social media.

Teacher contracts for the 2020-2021 school year have been issued via TalentEd - Records. You should have received an email notification from the system letting you know that it was issued. You may follow the link in that email to the login page. Once you log in, you will see your contract in your task list. Probationary teachers have 15 days to sign the contract from the date it was issued.

Furthermore, if you have obtained additional graduate-level coursework that meets the next column of the salary schedule and it needs to be reflected on your contract for next year, make sure you complete the  Request for Horizontal Movement form   and return to Matt Arnold by September 1, 2019.
Joplin Schools
Teacher of the Year
Congratulation, Allison Pittman, for being chosen as Joplin Schools Teacher of the Year! Allison teaches Math at South Middle School.Thank you, Ms. Pittman for all your hard work and dedication to our students!
Joplin Schools
Support Staff of the Year
Please help us congratulate Onyeka Etuonu "Cheif" as Joplin Schools Support Staff of the Year! Onyeka serves as the building engineer at North Middle School. Thanks for all you do Onyeka!


There are opportunities for summer work with the 2020 Census. If you would be interested in joining the 2020 Census team you can find more information here.

Gov. Parson Orders Schools to Stay Closed
Joplin Schools received word Thursday afternoon that Governor Parson ordered all schools to remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.
Joplin Schools will continue to offer the essential service that we have committed to which include online learning , learning packets, meal service, and childcare through the end of the school year.
The Eagle Eye: A Focus on Well-being is now archived!
Catch up on what you missed! Go to > Staff Tab> scroll down to Human Resources and click on The Eagle Eye icon!
Eagle Nation Benefit News
Hey, Eagle Nation!

Do you want to learn more about your benefits and ways to save money? Keep an Eagle Eye out each month as we focus on your health and financial well-being . Watch for money saving tips and other information you need to know!
October 2019 through March 2020's issues of The Eagle Eye included cost saving tips for medical, prescriptions and dental.

No worries! Check out the archive under the staff tab on the district website to catch up!
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
(Report of the Superintendent to the School Board)
Premiums Collected

District ------------------ $3,925,836.00
Employee -------------- $1,558,703.00
Retiree and Cobra ----- $378,643.80
Interest Earned --------- $120,750.75
Total --------------------- $5,983,933.55
Fees and Claims Paid

Admin/Teledoc ---------- $206,694.78
Insurance Premium ---- $369,179.34
Health Claims --------- $3,817,839.28
Prescription Claims - $1,338,068.96
Total --------------------- $5,731,782.36

July 1, 2019 - February 28, 2020
(Report of the Superintendent to the School Board)
Premiums Collected

District ------------------- $2,466,550.00
Employee ----------------- $991,436.93
Retiree and Cobra ------ $223,664.53
Interest Earned ------------ $89,763.93
Total ---------------------- $3,771,415.39
Fees and Claims Paid

Admin/Teledoc ----------- $172,145.89
Insurance Premium ----- $302,030.61
Health Claims ---------- $2,393,461.66
Prescription Claims ------$955,596.44
Total ---------------------- $3,822,234.60
Mandatory Annual Notices are posted to the district's website. You may also view them here by selecting either the PPO Plan's Annual Notice or the HSA Plan Annual Notice !
SafeSchools Training
Have questions related to COVID-19? SafeSchools has added a number of new courses related to Coronavirus. Topics include cleaning and disinfecting, managing stress and anxiety, preparing your household, and the transition to remote work.

  • Log in to SafeSchools
  • Click on Extra Training (left-hand side and looks like a play button)
  • Click on Health
  • Click on Coronavirus Course you're interested in

Having difficulties? Try the Troubleshooting Tips
Calendar of Events
Access our District Calendar on our website or by clicking here for the Google calendar. Stay up to date with district events.

Don't see a district-wide event on here? Email to get it added. Thanks for helping us help you know about district happenings.
2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available
Cheers & Tears
Welcome to the Eagle Family
Please join us in welcoming our newest employees to the Eagle Family!

Remembering Peggy
Peggy Brock, age 80, of Joplin, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Joplin Health & Rehab.

Mrs. Brock, daughter of the late, Harry and Naomi (Drake) Gunlock, was born on July 12, 1939 in Joplin. She was united in marriage to Richard Brock, on March 17, 1961 in Joplin. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2018. She was employed with the Joplin School district for over 20 years working in food services with Memorial High School. She was an avid reader, enjoying reading western novels and watching old western movies. She was a collector of elephants and enjoyed traveling. Peggy was a member of the Wildwood Baptist Church. She was known for her huge heart, she always saw the good in everyone an everything, most of all wanted everyone to be happy. Her family will miss her love of cooking and her devotion as a mother and grandmother.

Survivors include three sons, Steven Brock, and his partner, Monty Deckard, of Springfield, James Brock, and his wife, Sheila, of Joplin, and Mark Brock, and his wife, Connie, of Hiwasse, AR; seven grandchildren, Jameson Brock, Mickenzie Brock, Christopher "CJ" Barwick, and his wife, Hannah, Blake Brock, Austin Brock, Dillon Brock, and Matthew Brock; two great-grandchildren, Amoretti and Kain Brock; one brother, Gary Gunlock, and his wife, Lillie, of Carl Junction; and one sister, Donna Smith, of Joplin. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded by three sisters, Karen Cooper, Jenny Peaveler, and Barbara Sargent.
Safety Tip
Wellness Tips

1 HANDS Wash them often
2 ELBOW Cough into it
3 FACE Don't touch it
4 FEET Stay more than 6ft apart
5 FEEL sick? Stay home

Needing something fun to do around the house?

This link will provide you with some fun experiments using everyday items you might already have at home.  Enjoy!

Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." - Maya Angelou
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” - Aristotle Onassis

Employee Discounts

Don't forget to use Employee Discounts while shopping locally - you can find those here:   Employee Discounts .
The Eagle Eye: A Focus on Well-being is a monthly e-newsletter where you will find news, updates, reminders, wellness challenges, celebrations, etc. from the human resources department! The e-newsletter will be shared during the last week of each month. Thanks for viewing!