Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / April 1st


March Leadership Social

We had a great time celebrating our March Quality Students on Thursday, March 31st. Igancio Flores, Kansas City Comets soccer midfielder, was our guest speaker. Igancio, also known as Nacho, is from Santiago, Chili and attended Park University. He was able to connect with several of our students who are also from Chili! Igancio was joined by three of our Got Character Seniors from Platte County High School. All of our guests talked with the students about teamwork, being a good teammate, and what it meant to be a Captain of a team.
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4th Quarter Lunch Visitors

The Pathfinder Cafeteria will be open for visitors beginning on Monday, April 4th, 2022! In preparation for a full opening in the 2022-23 school year, we are trialing some practices related to visitors in the building. 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 "soft opening" 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!


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Save The Date: PTA Chuck E. Cheese Night / April 7th

Make plans to join other Pathfinder families on Thursday, April 7th from 3:00 to 9:00 at Chuck E. Cheese located at 9196 N. Skyview Ave. Kansas City , MO 64154. 20% of the sales will go back to our PTA. This is a fun way to grab dinner, entertain the kids, and meet new Pathfinder families. A flyer will be coming home soon with details and coupons for the event!


K-8 Summer School Enrollment: Enroll Online Via Parent Portal by April 8

The Platte County R-3 School District is excited to announce that Summer School will be held in June 1-28, 2022, at the following locations:

  • Pathfinder Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade (K-5 students from Pathfinder and Barry attendance areas)
  • Compass Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade (students from Siegrist and Compass attendance areas)
  • Barry School: 6th grade – 8th grade (6-8 students from Barry School attendance areas)
  • Platte City Middle School: 6th grade – 8th grade (students from PCMS attendance areas)
  • Platte County High School Paxton Center: 9th grade – 12th grade (PCHS students)

All Platte County R-3 students are invited to attend and continue to grow as learners throughout the summer! The purpose of PCR-3’s Summer School Program is to provide an experience that is relevant, rigorous, and engaging, based on individual learner needs, in a safe and caring environment. Click here for frequently asked questions and more information about our Summer School Program.

Parents of Current Students in Grades K-7 interested in K-8 Summer School:

You can now enroll for 2022 Summer School via the e-Forms on Parent Portal and should complete your registration by Friday, April 8, 2022. Please note the e-Forms are not available via the Student 360 mobile app.

Follow the steps below to complete the online summer school enrollment.

  • Log on to Parent Portal via a web browser. If you need assistance logging in, please contact your child's school.
  • Find and click on the e-Forms "view" link highlighted in yellow (see screenshot).
  • Complete each linked form in the list and click "submit."
  • A message asking you to confirm your submission will display on the screen.

Click here to go to Parent Portal

*Summer School enrollment must be completed by a resident parent.

**Incoming Kindergarten students should complete summer school registration forms when completing their regular school year enrollment paperwork (Kindergarten Kickoffs are scheduled for March 29).

***Information about enrolling in the High School summer school program will be available in April.


Attendance Area Boundary Adjustments - Public Feedback Sessions: April 13 & 14

The Attendance Area Boundary Committee has met in January, February, and March to examine attendance area scenarios and evaluate them based on prioritized boundary criteria in order to provide a 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. Click here to read about the committee's work to date.

Two Public Feedback Sessions will be held to gather thoughts from District residents:
  • April 13 at 6:00pm in the gymnasium at Barry School, and
  • April 14, 2022, at 6:00pm in the Wilson Auditorium at Platte County High School.
Committee members and the District's third-party demographer, RSP and Associates, will be present to explain the process and listen to community input. Attendees will have the opportunity to document feedback. Feedback forms and the presentation will also be available on the District's website following the Public Feedback Sessions.


Spring Pictures Rescheduled For April 14th

Thursday was not too "Springlike" for us to take our Spring pictures. Due to the cancellation of school we have rescheduled Spring pictures to Thursday, April 14th. Moving back our Spring pictures and class pictures we will allow parents to continue to send in money for class pictures until April 14th.


Reminder: NO SCHOOL / April 15th and 18th

Reminder that we do not have school Friday, April 15th or Monday, April 18th due to district inservice. We hope our families are able to enjoy a four day Easter weekend!


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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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!