ENews: Monday, August 7, 2023
School Calendar: Dates to Remember
Wednesday, August 16: Sixth Grade Orientation
Thursday, August 17: Meet the Teacher Night
Tuesday, August 22: First day of school for 1st-12th grade
Thursday, August 24: First day of school for kindergarten and full-day preschool students
Tuesday, August 29: First day of school for ECSE students
Thursday, September 7: PreK-12 School Picture Day
You can subscribe to the District and Athletics & Activities events and calendar here.
Student Information System
The Hallsville School District is transitioning to a new student information system called Infinite Campus for the 2023-2024 school year. Last year, Tyler360 was bought by Infinite Campus, and they have spent the past months transitioning school districts across the country to the new platform. We understand that any change in systems can be challenging, but we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for all our stakeholders.
Prior to school starting, we will be sending you detailed instructions on how to create your Infinite Campus account and access the parent portal. Within the portal, you will be able to view your child’s schedule.
Parent Portal: Infinite Campus offers a secure and intuitive online portal that allows you to access your child's grades, attendance records, and assignments. This feature will enable you to stay up-to-date on their academic progress and make informed decisions regarding their education. ParentSquare will continue to be used for school-to-home communication.
Mobile Application: Infinite Campus offers a mobile application for iOS and Android devices, allowing you to access information about your child's education anytime, anywhere. You will have the convenience of monitoring their progress and staying connected even while on the go.
Hallsville Youth Opportunities
Please see the links below for fall activities for students! Deadlines are quickly approaching. Each flyer link includes registration and contact information.
Hallsville Optimist Trailblazers Cross Country is available for 6-14-year-olds. The season consists of 5-6 meets in Central Missouri. Registration and parent meeting will be on August 24 from 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. in front of the Bob Lemone Building. The first practice will be on August 29 at Hallsville City Park from 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Join the Hallsville Optimist Youth Cheerleading to cheer on our Optimist Football program! Students in grades 3rd-6th are invited to participate and must register by August 31. You can also register in person on August 7 and 9 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Hallsville Primary School. A parent meeting will also be on August 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Hallsville Intermediate School.
The Hallsville Optimist Youth Football season is here! Youth flag football is available for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Teams will be divided on August 30, so practices can begin immediately. Registrations must be postmarked by August 23.
The Hallsville Optimist Youth Football season is here! Tackle football is available for students in fourth through sixth grade. Equipment pickup is August 12 and 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the storage units at 14601 Allison Industrial Drive. There is a parent meeting on Sunday, August 20, at 5:00 p.m. at the football stadium, and practices begin that evening at 6:00 p.m.
Join the Hallsville 4-H Club on Saturday, August 26, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Bob Lemone Building to learn what 4-H is all about! Current 4-H students will be demonstrating different projects and showing all 4-H has to offer! Registration for 4-H will begin in October.
Paint the Town Purple & Gold
Please join us for our annual Paint the Town Purple and Gold to help welcome students back to school for the new school year on Tuesday, August 22 (1st-12th grade) and Thursday, August 24 (kindergarten & full-day preschool).
Community members, neighborhoods, families, and students - help us to line the streets and roads leading to the school with motivational signs for the upcoming school year supporting all students. Markers, paint, glitter, the sky is the limit! Below are examples of saying you can make:
Good Luck Indians
You’ve Got This
Chase Your Dreams
Always Try Your Best
Hallsville Loves You
Welcome Back, Hallsville Students
Note: Please place signs out the evening of Monday, August 22, so they will be viewable by those students riding early morning buses to school. When placing your sign, keep in mind the traffic’s view of the roads and sidewalks. Please remove signs by Saturday, August 26.
Bus routes for the 2023-2024 school year will be available the week prior to school starting and will be posted to the district website here. With our growing student population, some bus routes and numbers have changed since last year to accommodate an increase in ridership. If you have any questions about transportation, please email email@example.com. As a reminder, students can only ride the bus that they are assigned to ride.
First Day of School Signs
The first day of school signs are now available for students entering preschool through 12th grade! You can find signs for each grade level, in addition to a sign for our future Indians! Download the signs here!
August Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, August 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the Hallsville Primary School cafeteria. When available, the full agenda is available on the district website.
At the July Board of Education meeting, the board approved breakfast and lunch prices for the 2023-2024 school year. Prices for students are listed below.
Reduced Breakfast $.30
Reduced Lunch $.40
While families are not required to complete the Free & Reduced Meal Application, we encourage all families to apply. In addition to qualifying for free meals, Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application participation rates directly impact our district’s eligibility to receive valuable federal and state funding for staff, equipment, and supplies. In addition, students are also provided with a wide range of benefits such as discounted or reduced national testing fees, discounted fees on applying for college, and qualifying for scholarships and financial aid.
Completed applications can be mailed to the school or brought to school during Meet the Teacher nights.
School Supply Lists
School supply lists can be found on Peachjar by clicking the links below or online here.
The Hallsville Inter-Church Council is also hosting its annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 5, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Bob Lemone Building. This free event is open to all Hallsville students and families. Students in attendance can receive free school supplies and enter to win door prizes. If students are unable to attend, families may pick up supplies beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Hallsville Athletic Boosters
Hallsville Athletic Boosters (HAB) is excited to be gearing up for another successful year! They have made great strides and impact in the last year, and are looking forward to continuing to serve our community. Currently, HAB is working on new ideas & ways to contribute to our athletic programs for the 23/24 Season, after successfully completing the softball dugouts. You can become a 23/24 member and/or sponsor today and join their mission to help financially support the athletes and athletic programs at Hallsville Schools.
REGISTER YOURSELF OR YOUR FAMILY AS MEMBERS ONLINE HERE OR print and mail the hard copy of the Membership Application (attached).
SPONSORSHIP is also a rewarding way that businesses and families can support our local Hallsville Middle and High School athletes and programs. HAB is a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit & offers three levels of sponsorship. SPONSOR FORM
Student Immunization Requirements
Immunization requirements are determined by the State of Missouri. Students are required to receive immunizations, according to the schedule(s) listed below, and documentation of up-to-date immunizations must be submitted to your child’s school nurse PRIOR to attending school on his/her first day. If you have any questions, or if you need a copy of your child’s current shot record on file with the school, please contact the nurse in his/her building.
All students, regardless of grade level, must be up-to-date on their vaccinations prior to starting school each year (see links provided above).
- All new/incoming preschool and kindergarten students must be up-to-date.
- Students entering 8th grade are required to have updated Tdap (Tetanus) and MCV (Meningococcal) vaccines.
- Students entering 12th grade are required to have two doses of the MCV (Meningococcal) vaccine. Note: If the first dose was administered after the student’s 16th birthday, only one dose is required.
If you have questions about immunization requirements, please contact your child's school nurse:
Primary School Nurse
Secondary School Nurse
6th Grade Orientation & Meet the Teacher Night
Please save the date for 6th Grade Orientation and Meet the Teacher nights! Additional information will be released to families as the date nears.
6th Grade Orientation
Wednesday, August 16
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All incoming sixth grade students and families should plan on attending. You will pick up your child’s class schedule, find out where the classes are located, meet the teachers, and put supplies in your locker. When you arrive, go to the cafeteria to pick up schedules and other pertinent information. In order to get your schedule you must be fully registered for 6th grade.
Meet the Teacher Night
Thursday, August 17
Intermediate School Meet the Teacher 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Primary School Meet the Teacher 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Seventh and Eighth Grade Meet the Teacher 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
High School Meet the Teacher 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Early Childhood Programs: Registration Now Open!
The Hallsville School District is excited to announce the opening of a full-day preschool program in addition to our Early Childhood Special Education program at Hallsville Primary School! Each program is committed to creating a safe, caring, engaging classroom environment where your children learn at developmentally appropriate levels.
The full-day preschool program is designed to serve children at least 4 years old by July 31 and will be entering kindergarten within the following year. Children must qualify for the program based on a screening and evaluation process as well as meeting Free & Reduced Lunch Guidelines. The program has a limited enrollment of 15 students.
Early Childhood Special Education
The Early Childhood Special Education Program is a federal program designed to serve children ages 3-5 with significant developmental delays in at least one of the following areas: health, motor (fine and/or gross), social/emotional/behavioral, communication (speech and/or language), cognitive, and adaptive. Children must qualify for the program based on a screening and evaluation process. If the criteria are met, the team will place the child into the special education program and write an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
For more information and to complete the Hallsville Early Childhood Interest Form, please visit us online here. Completing the form alerts the Hallsville School District of your interest in our Early Childhood Programs. Someone will contact you within 7-10 days after completing the form to schedule a screening for your child.
The Hallsville School District has immediate support staff openings in our Operations Department. Paid training is available, and the district provides 100% paid medical and life insurance and offers retirement matching. Staff members are also offered paid time off and paid holidays. You can view a list of current openings here.