Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

September 18, 2020

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  • Beginning Monday, September 21, ALL Fulton Public Schools students will receive breakfast AND lunch FREE of charge through the Summer Food Service Program(SFSP). This is the same program that allowed us to provide meals during the school closure last spring and during the summer.
  • This program can be utilized from the beginning of this school year. Meals purchased from September 1st until September 18th will be reimbursed--the money will be credited to the student's food service account.
  • This SFSP program is scheduled to run through December or until funding is no longer available.
  • Once funding for this program runs out, students will once again be required to pay for their meals. Breakfast in the PreK - 8 buildings will still be free.
  • This will include an option for students attending classes virtually via pick up - more information will be coming soon.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, pursuant to Section 170.048, RSMo, developed a model policy for suicide awareness and prevention. All school districts had to have a policy in place by July 1, 2018. One of the components of this policy is starting no later than fifth grade, students will receive age-appropriate information and instruction on suicide awareness and prevention.

Fulton Public School Counselors will be presenting information to students about mental health, well-being, and suicide prevention and awareness during the month of October. The curriculum at the 5th-grade level will be about being safe, how to handle situations when they feel someone is not being safe, and how to talk to a trusted adult. Middle school and high school lessons will address the following topics at an age-appropriate level:

  1. Promotion of a climate that encourages peer referral and which emphasizes school connectedness.

  2. Recognition of the signs that they or peers are at risk for suicide.

  3. Identification of issues that may lead to suicide including depression, anxiety, anger, and drug/alcohol dependency.

  4. Directive to not make promises of confidence when they are concerned about peer suicide.

  5. Identification of a trusted adult on campus with whom students can discuss concerns about suicide.

If you would like to review the suicide curriculum for a particular grade level or if you have questions about your child’s participation or would prefer your child not to participate in the curriculum, please contact your child’s school counselor by September 25th.

Stay tuned for more information regarding 2020 Fall Homecoming events!

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Important Dates

NO School - Monday, October 12 - Professional Development

Wednesday, October 14 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm Fulton High School Commons

NO School - Friday, October 30

NO School - Monday, November 9 - Professional Development

Wednesday, November 11 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm Fulton High School Commons

NO School - Wednesday - Friday, November 25 - 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday

NO School - Monday, December 7 - Professional Development

Wednesday, December 9 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm Fulton High School Commons

NO School - December 21 - January 1 - Winter Break

NO School - Monday, January 4 - Professional Development