Southeast Star

October 9th, 2020

School Hours

Office Hours: 8:00a-5:00p

Arrival: 8:50-9:10a

Dismissal: 4:00

Contact Information

School Phone: 816-359-4360

Technology Support: 816-359-5000

Principal: Terri Deayon

Assistant Principal: Sarah Sieminski

Counselor: Mandy Frayer

Social Worker: Ellie Logan

Office Staff: Dianna Kernel and Liz Daniels

Nurse: Cassie Grantham

Important Dates

October 29th: End of 1st Quarter Grading Period

October 29th-November 13th: Enrollment Window for 2nd Semester (changes between online and in-person may occur during this window)

October 30th: Fall Party from 2:45-3:30p

  • In-person learners: Unfortunately, we are not able to welcome parents at the parties this year. However, we plan to take lots of photos to share!

November 6th: Report Cards Distributed to Families

November 9th: PTA Meeting via Zoom at 6:30p

November 20th: Picture Retakes & Online Student Pictures

Click HERE for A Message from Dr. Cowherd

This message from Dr. Cowherd includes information about enrollment for second semester - either in-person or online for elementary students.

2nd Semester Enrollment Window

Without action, your child will continue with his or her current learning mode (online or in-person) during second semester.

During the enrollment window from October 29 – November 13, you will be able to change learning options in the Parent Portal. An email will be sent on October 29 to remind you of your student’s current learning mode. There will be a link to the portal if you would like to make a change. There will be an enrollment phone help line set up during the window to answer individual questions (Help line 816-359-4044 and email will be available during business hours from October 29 – November 13.)

Link to presentation to the Board regarding the enrollment window from Thursday, October 8th.

2020 Parent Teacher Conferences

Due to the changes in our school calendar this year, we do not have designated days scheduled for traditional Parent Teacher Conferences. Any conferences will be held virtually on an "as-needed" basis. In fact, many conferences, or meetings with parents/guardians occur each and every day! First quarter report cards will be available to families on November 6th. Your classroom teacher will keep you up-to-date on your child's progress. However, if you have questions or seek additional information, please reach out to your classroom teacher to schedule an opportunity to discuss your child's areas of strength and areas for growth.

Continued Focus on Safety Precautions

Mask Care

As we continue to implement precautions to ensure everyone’s safety during this time, we want to remind you about the importance of sending children to school in clean masks that are washed daily. A clean mask will help stop the spread of germs and will help limit the amount of germs that come in to contact with your child’s face. Please see this information from the CDC on how to properly clean cloth face masks. If your child prefers to wear disposable masks, please send them in a new, clean disposable mask every day. Thank you for your help in keeping our Superstars healthy!

Water Bottles

Please continue to send your child(ren) to school with a water bottle each day. This is extremely important, so that students can avoid using water fountains. As you know, students often struggle to use a water fountain without putting their mouth in the same space as other fountain users.

Postitive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

PBIS stands for “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.” In schools, this framework involves directly teaching students expected behaviors. At Southeast we teach students to... Be a Superstar: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Proactive, Be a Leader. Students learn how they can meet these expectations in all parts of the building.

Expected behaviors are worded in a positive way, focusing on how students should behave, rather than what they shouldn’t do. For example, one expectation may be “Use walking feet in the hallway” rather than “Don’t run in the hallway.”

PBIS schools praise and recognize students for their positive behaviors. At Southeast, we use leadership points to further reinforce positive behaviors. Staff members use the PBIS Rewards App to award students points. Classroom teachers help students "trade-in" their points for various incentives.

In addition, PBIS involves using a range of supportive services (called interventions) to encourage appropriate behaviors and prevent or address problem behaviors. These interventions are based on data and are evidence based. If you would like more information, please visit the National Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports website or the Missouri PBIS website.

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PHSD Virtual Relaxation Room

This Virtual Relaxation Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. The live animals videos are a favorite for students!

PH Online Resources

For our Park Hill Online students and their families, we have developed some resources to help with navigating the online experience, including all the online learning tools.

  • Check out the Parent University webpages our educators put together, with tips and resources for families. Using the feedback we hear, we will regularly add new information to support families as they help their students connect to technology, guide social-emotional learning, and navigate online learning.
  • Also, feel free to call for Park Hill Online support at 816-359-4044 during office hours. You will be able to get answers about our learning platforms, online assessments, and finding resources when you need them.

Support for Park Hill Online

LINK to Parent University

Flu Shot Information

  • The Platte County Health Department is offering flu shots for all middle and high school students at Congress Middle School gym from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 21. Please fill out this form, attach a copy of your insurance card and return to your child's school nurse by October 7.
  • On Tuesday October 6th from 6-8 pm the Park Hill PTA Clothing Center is partnering with Ian’s Rainbow Flu Foundation ( to provide a flu vaccine clinic. It will be a drive thru clinic that will take place at the south parking lot of Gerner (adjacent to the clothing center). No signups are necessary, it will be first come first served. In addition the clothing center will be opened from 5-8pm that night. Shopping sign-ups are available here:

October Curriculum Connections

Check out the linked Curriculum Connections below to see what Park Hill students are learning! We want to share the learning topics at all of the grade levels so that you can ask your child about their learning this month. Your child's teacher is always happy to provide more details should you have questions!

ELA Curriculum Connection- October

Math Curriculum Connection- October

Social Studies/ Science Curriculum Connection- October

Southeast PTA

Have you joined PTA? Join PTA NOW!

2020-2021 PTA Board and Positions

President – Beri Edwards

VP of Communications – Stacy Mudd

VP of Membership – Daryl Terwilleger

VP of Fundraising – Julie Sola

Treasurer – Dan McCabe

Recording Secretary – Jenn Anthony

Family Events Coordinator – Emily Farrow

Staff Appreciation Coordinator – Erin Rau

Classroom Events Coordinator – Jessi Corriston

Teacher Liaison – Sue Ann Andrade

Free Food for Families

Click to sign-up for a FREE FOOD Voucher. Kits are available for pick-up each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Support Services Center.

Southeast Prevention Plans

Click to see how we have used the 5 Pillars of Prevention to make plans to keep people at Southeast safe.

Do you know a Park Hill Star?

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.

The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students. That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

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Southeast Communication

You will find several ways to stay up to date on school activities on the Southeast website , Facebook, and newsletters from your child’s teacher. You will also occasionally get an automated email or voicemail message sent to you, by the school, with important information and reminders. We know two-way communication is best, so please feel free to call or email with any questions you may have regarding your child’s education.

Terri Deayon



Sarah Sieminski

Assistant Principal