Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / April 17th


In Person Check In and Check Out Begins April 19th

We are returning to our in person check in and check out process for the remainder of the school year. This is the same process we followed pre-pandemic and we believe it is necessary to establish this process for the safety of our students, help with tardies, and early checkouts.

Beginning Tuesday, April 19th you will need to come into the school to check in or check out your child. Please be prepared to have a photo ID ready as we will need to scan your ID in order for you to check out your child. You will still ring the front door bell, but then you will come into the front entryway and will be buzzed into the office.

Checking In and Out:

  • You would need to check in your child if you are arriving after 8:50.
  • If you are leaving before our dismissal begins at 3:35, you will need to come into the office to check out your child. (If you are attempting to check out your child between 3:15 and 3:35 we ask that you stay in our car rider line unless you have an appointment that requires you to check out your child early.)

You will no longer be able to call the office to have your child enter or leave the office without a parent physically coming into the office.

If you have any questions regarding this change in our process, please call Dr. Doll or Dr. Bohn at (816) 436-6670.


4th Quarter Lunch Visitors

To minimize the influx of initial visitors and honor our current space limitations, visitors will be required to utilize this sign up (which outlines our available dates and spaces) prior to visiting their student for lunch. Grade levels will have visitor availability every other day during the 4th Quarter.

Here are some guidelines that will help make this a success:

  • Prior to visiting, please verify your student's lunch time and utilize the sign up to reserve your spot (1 sign up = 1 visitor seat). No more than 2 adults can sign up. Please be respectful of the face that many parents will be excited to come visit at lunch time and do not sign up for slots in bulk (ie. every Friday for the rest of the year).
  • Bring a state-issued ID to get signed in. Visitors must be listed on the student’s SISK12 account or parent permission must be received at the office prior to the visit.
  • Please keep in mind that we have limited seating for visitors. Finding other arrangements for younger siblings during the lunch visit would be appreciated.
  • To preserve the testing environment, we will not add visitation dates during building-wide MAP testing dates (May 2nd - May 13th).
  • Parents can either bring outside food for their child and self, or the student can eat the free lunch service and parents can bring a packed lunch.
  • Parents may not go back to the classroom or recess after lunch.
  • Only the child (no friends) can sit with parents during lunch.
  • Parents who show up for lunch without signing up will be added if there is an open spot, but denied if not. The office can help the parent sign up for a future date.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making this opportunity a success during the 4th Quarter!


Outside Food Protocol

Parents are not allowed to drop off outside food (food from a restaurant) for their child's lunch. If you want to bring outside food for your child then you will need to sign up to have lunch with him or her.


Staff Appreciation May 2nd-6th

Staff appreciation week is scheduled for May 2nd-6th. Our PTA is planning some great activities to show their appreciation of our entire Pathfinder staff. If you would like to donate a gift card for one of the give away days please click on the link below.
Staff Appreciation Gift Card Signup

If you would like to donate a gift card to our PTA for staff appreciation please click on this link!


Feedback Requested: Proposed Attendance Boundaries starting 2023-24

The Attendance Area Boundary Committee is working to propose a revised attendance boundary area recommendation to the Board of Education in June 2022. This work is to develop attendance areas for our four elementaries (Barry, Compass, Pathfinder, and Siegrist) and two middle schools (Platte City Middle School and Platte Purchase Middle School) for the start of the 2023-24 school year.

Please review the following information and complete the feedback form by May 3, 2022.


Pirates ROCK End-of-Year Celebration/Sharpen the Saw Challenge - April 29, 2022

This year's Pirates ROCK End-of-Year Celebration will take place at the Sharpen the Saw Challenge Course at Barry-Platte Park on Friday, April 29. Course is open from 5-7pm, with the character recognition ceremony at 6pm. Pre-register here to skip the waiver line and purchase your t-shirt ahead of time. Can't wait to celebrate our great character and sharpen our saws together! #PiratesROCK #LeaderInMe
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You're Invited: Community Feedback Night - May 4, 2022

District parents and community members are invited to join us for an opportunity to share your feedback at our Community Feedback Night on Wednesday, May 4 from 6:30-8pm at Platte City Middle School.

We will provide brief updates on the District's improvement actions as they relate to our Comprehensive Strategic Improvement Plan, and will also seek additional input from stakeholders on specific opportunities for improvement in each of our school buildings and strategic focus areas.

If you would like to attend, RSVPs must be made by May 1, by completing the form linked here.


2022 MAP Testing Dates

In a few weeks, students in grade 3rd and 4th grade will be participating in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level Assessments. Additional information will be sent home on Friday, April 1st regarding the test, but we wanted to inform you of the district's testing schedule. Please make every attempt to ensure that your child is present during anticipated testing times/dates and that he/she is prepared for testing.

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2022-23 Academic Calendar Approved

The Board approved the academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year, as suggested by teachers, support staff, parents and board members on the calendar committee, and taking into consideration feedback during public review. The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 23, 2022, and the last day of school is planned for Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Other important dates include: Winter Break begins with a 3-hour early dismissal on December 21, 2022 and runs through January 3, 2023; Spring Break is March 20-24, 2023; and in addition to makeup days at the end of the school year, the calendar identifies February 20 and April as possible make up days, if needed.


April Parent Calendar

Please click here to access our Pathfinder parent calendars for the month of April.


Pathfinder Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Pathfinder Breakfast Menu

Rise And Shine For A Healthy Start!

Pathfinder Lunch Menu

Eat Up Pathfinder Pirates!


Text Notifications

The District uses text messaging and automated phone calls to notify parents of upcoming events and days off, school closings due to weather, and during emergency situations. Newly enrolled families will automatically receive an opt-in message from 67587. If you missed it, simply text “Yes” to 67587 to receive text messages.


Pathfinder Resource Checklist

Hello Pirate Families! At the beginning and middle of each school year, we ask parents and guardians to fill out our Resource Checklist on paper. This year we are asking you to complete the Resource Checklist electronically using this form. This brief questionnaire is your School Social Worker's first and primary way to help you access support services. It also lets us know if you are interested in giving back to your school community. Please do not hesitate to contact your School Social Worker if you have any questions.
Pathfinder Resource Needs Checklist

If you have further questions please contact our school social work, Heather Schuller, at


Keep In Contact With Us!

We want families to stay connected to all Pathfinder information. In addition, we invite you to visit our social media and platforms below.

You can always pick up the phone and give us a call anytime. The school number is 816.436.6670. If you have a specific question for administration, please email us at (Dr. Devin Doll, Principal) or (Dr. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).


Thank you to our Pirates R.O.C.K. Stars!