Pershing Blast

Weekly update: All Things Pershing

12.5.21

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Register for SPS University HERE

RSVP by Monday. December 6th

Pershing Elementary students host Turkey Trot, food drive

Our Elementary Turkey Trot/Food Drive was a huge success. Check it out right HERE.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

We recognize eligible families have not completed this year's Free & Reduced School Meals application. As a reminder, to become eligible or remain eligible you must complete the application each year. We are here to help you or answer any of your questions.


You can complete the online application at the link found here or stop by the main office to pick up a paper copy.

Pershing Elementary News Dec./Jan.

Please check out the Pershing Elementary News for December and January

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What's new for Explore?

A wide array of classes, delivery modes and schedules will allow you

to customize your child's summer learning experience.




  • Seated classes are offered for K-8 students June 6-July 15.
  • Virtual classes are offered for grades 1-12 during two, four-week sessions: June 6-30 and July 5-29
  • High school students can earn up to two credits during the summer with virtual classes.
  • Exciting experiences will reinforce classroom learning.
  • Gifted students in grades 1-5 may participate in seated classes June 6-30.
  • Artworks for grades 3-5 is expanding to three locations. Session I is June 6-17. Session II is June 20-July 1.
  • A middle school Fine Arts Academy, including dance, has been added.
  • English Language Learners Institute will be offered for grades K-12.



REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 7

Pershing Staff Recognition Form

Is there a staff member you feel needs to be recognized? Please use this form to share.

It's getting cold outside...

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the safety and security of Pershing School all doors will be locked until 9:05 am. In other words, students may arrive at school no earlier than 9:05. Breakfast will begin at 9:05 as well. Our instructional day beginning at 9:30 am. Students will be dismissed at 4:30 pm. During the school day, all visitors must check in at the office. If you are picking up your child early they will be dismissed from the office.

The Quarter Ends December 22nd!!!!

The quarter will end on December 22. Please be sure to check assignments, grades, and attendance online in eschool or Canvas each day for your student and talk with your student about each gradeand encourage them to turn in missing work.. Follow these steps to check grades and assignments:


  • Please visit with your student about assignments and grades printed on the report. Parents can check assignment grades on Home Access at https://homeaccess.sps.org/homeaccess. If you have any questions about the assignments or grades, please reach out to the teacher.


Home Access Center website: https://homeaccess.sps.org/homeaccess


Log-in: Enter User Name and Password


  • If you have not previously logged on, you will be asked to create two questions with answers in case you forget your password in the future.
  • If you need your log-in and password, please come in or call the office.
  • Click on Classes for assignments and click on Grades for overall scores in each class at mid-quarter and at the end of the quarter.



To message teachers in Canvas:


  • Canvas is the platform our teachers and students use for learning. As a parent, you are automatically able to be an observer in each of your child’s Canvas courses with your own log-in and password. To find your child’s Canvas courses, log in to Canvas at www.sps.org > Click on “Parents” > Click on “Resources” > Click on “Canvas.” The log in for Canvas is the same as eschool home access log-in and password. If you are unable to log-in to Canvas or home access, please call the main office. We will be happy to assist you!
  • If you are unfamiliar with Canvas and would like quick tips on how to change preferences or contact a teacher through Canvas, click here for information.
  • For accuracy, please use eschool Home Access for updated weekly grades. If you have questions about the assignment or grade, Canvas offers a way to immediately contact the teacher through inbox.
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Be Prepared for Winter Weather and Cancellations

Stay informed regarding school cancellations this Winter

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Parents! Need help accessing and checking learning with your student???

Please be sure to reach out with questions about eschool or canvas. Ask your student to canvas inbox (email) his or her teachers and read the answers from the teacher together or email the teachers directly. Teachers are available via email or the librarian is willing to help via email or phone.
December's Digital Citizenship Tips

Check out tips on Winter Break Device Care and Resources

Pershing K-8 Library Loop

Stay up-to-date all things Library @ Pershing

What's going on at Pershing this week?

  • 12.7.21 - Girls Basketball - Pershing vs. Ozark at Ozark, Mo. 8th 5:30 p.m.
  • 12.7.21 - Girls Basketball - Pershing vs. Ozark at Pershing 7th 5:30 p.m.
  • 12.8.21 - Picture Retakes
  • 12.11.21 - Girls Basketball - Pershing vs. West Plains at Pershing A Only 7th/8th 11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
  • 12.11.21 - Wrestling Ozark Conference - Camdenton
  • 12.13.21 - Orchestra Winter Concert - 6:00 pm - Glendale Auditorium
  • 12.14.21 - SPS University - Parkview - 5:00 pm
  • 12.14.21 - Girls Basketball - Pershing vs. Pleasant View at Pershing 8th 5:30 p.m.
  • 12.14.21 - Girls Basketball - Pershing vs. Pleasant View at Pleasant View 7th 5:30 p.m.
  • 12.15.21 - 2nd Grade - Springfield Ballet Experience - The Nutcracker - 10:30 am
  • 12.16.21 - Band 7th and 8th Grade Winter Concert
  • 12.18.21 - Wrestling All City
  • 12.23.21 - PL/PW for teachers - No School for students
  • 12.24.21 - 1.3.22 - Winter Break
  • 1.4.22 - Classes Resume
Pershing K-8 Website

Click here to access the Pershing K-8 website

Masks Required

Masks will be required in all SPS buildings including Pershing. This mandate is currently effective and will be in place for any meetings or gatherings taking place before, during, or following the start of the school day. For more information regarding this safety measure please visit our district website by clicking the link: Masks at School.

Drop-off/Pick-up

All middle school students should be dropped off and picked-up each day at the circle drive. Car Riders will not be released until 4:30 p.m. Please do not drop off students before 9:05 a.m. Elementary students' carline is in located in the Elementary parking lot.

Safety First

A COUPLE THINGS...


  • Carline: Thank you parents staying in your cars. This greatly helps the speed of carline. Safety for our students is our #1 concern. Thank you for your patience.
  • Please remind your student to USE THE CROSSWALK at all times.
  • Please be aware of of students walking and riding bikes. Students should use the crosswalks and sidewalks at all times.
  • Please DO NOT park in the NO PARKING areas in around Pershing. These need to stay clear for the safety of our students.
  • Remember, students are considered tardy after the 9:30 bell rings. If your child arrives after 9:30 am, please walk your child in and check them in at the front office.


IMPORTANT NOTE: For the safety and security of Pershing School all doors will be locked until 9:05 am. In other words, students may arrive at school no earlier than 9:05. Breakfast will begin at 9:05 with our instructional day beginning at 9:30. Students will be dismissed at 4:30. During the school day, all visitors must check in at the office. If you are picking up your child early they will be dismissed from the office.

Nutrition Services

At the beginning of each semester, each family is encouraged to apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals. Click here to apply online. For more information on questions or eligibility, click here for Frequently Asked Questions and click here for Income Eligibility Guidelines to assist in completing your application.

Breakfast and Lunch for ALL STUDENTS

All students enrolled at Pershing will be able to eat a school breakfast each morning for free and lunch each afternoon for free! Breakfast will be available each morning until 9:05 am. Breakfast will not be available after 9:30 am. Students attending school virtually can pick up food items during designated times. Click here for more information or check out nutrition services at SPS.org.

Check us out on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Where to find us:



Facebook: @PershingMS and @PershingElementary

Twitter: @PershingSPS and @PershingElem

Website: sps.org/pershing

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Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time.

You can reach us at 523-2400

or visit our website at:

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