SMS Parent Update

June 24, 2022

Our Mission: Preparing EACH Student for a Successful and Meaningful Life.

Our Vision: A future Focused community with a commitment to lifelong learning.

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"Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education."

-Dr. Martin Luther King

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RPSMS Activity Schedules

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Sports schedules and game/meet/tournament locations

Building Calendar Update

School Board meeting - The Ray-Pec School Board is scheduled to meet for its regular monthly business meeting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23rd, at the Ray-Pec Academy Innovation Center, 21001 S. School Rd. The meeting is open to the public. You may preview the agenda here.

End of Summer School Session 1 - June 30th

Ray-Pec Schools and offices closed in observance of July 4th holiday - July 4th

Start of Summer School Session 2 - July 5th

Online Registration - As families prepare for the next school year, most returning students and new students will be able to complete the required registration forms totally online. Online registration opens for families for the 22-23 school year in mid-July. Watch for an email from ASC. The message will provide instructions to complete the registration forms and submit proof of residency online.

In-Person Registration (Optional) - July 27th: 3:00-7:00 p.m.; Aug. 4th: 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. More information about in-person registration will be shared soon.

Meet the Teacher - August 17th: (4:00-6:00 p.m.) Team presentations will be sent out electronically in advance. Students may drop off their school supplies in their lockers. Ice cream sandwiches will be available in the cafeteria from 5:20-5:45 p.m.

Preview Day for Incoming Sixth Graders - August 18th: (7:30-10:05 a.m.)

First Day of School - August 22nd (7:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.)

8th Grade Football

If you have an 8th grade student interested in playing football, please email Coach Johnson @ for more details.

What if I need assistance with registration?

In-person registration will be available for families who don't have computer access or who would like assistance in completing the forms. Families who need documents notarized and those with special circumstances may find it beneficial to register in-person. In-person registration will be available:

  • 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27th; and
  • 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4th

More information about in-person registration will be shared soon.


The Virtual Instruction Program of Ray-Pec (VIPR) will continue to be an option for students who want a virtual instruction experience. When you complete the registration forms, you will be asked to select in-person or virtual learning (VIPR). Families must make their choice by Aug. 3rd.

Summer School Meals

Breakfast and lunch is available for purchase. (The period of free meals ends at the conclusion of the school year in May.) You may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Please fill out a meal application form if you haven't filled one out for the 2021-22 school year. Here is a link to menus.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Click on this link to complete the online Free and Reduced Meal application:

Preparing for 2022-2023

Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year won't open until sometime in July, but there are a few things you can do to prepare for the next school year.

  1. Obtain an activity physical for students who need them for athletics or activities.
  2. Make sure immunizations are up to date.
  3. Save a June or July utility bill for the residency verification process.

Enjoy your summer break!

Verify residency

When you register your student(s) for the 2022-2023 school year, you must provide one document to verify residency.

Acceptable proofs of residency include utility bills (water, electric or gas), in the resident's name, showing the service address. Save a document in late June or early July to be prepared for the July registration process.

Important information about activity physicals

Students in grades 7-12 who plan to participate in fall sports or marching band must have a completed physical on file with PRIVIT before practices begin in August.

  • Link to Physical Form
  • Physicals are good for 2 years from the date of the exam.
  • A student with a physical on file dated June 1, 2020, or later will not need a physical for the 2021-22 school year.

Use PRIVIT to submit information

The School District uses the PRIVIT program to collect and track medical eligibility information. If your student obtains a new physical for 2022-23, you will submit the information using PRIVIT:

If you are a new user, select "register" to create a new account. Parents and guardians: Register an account with your email address, and then add your student into the account.

Upload physical here


Please click on the links below for more information:


9-Week Progress Periods


Progress 1 (37days)

Start: Monday, August 22, 2022

Provide communication on an ongoing basis.

End: Friday, October 14 PK-8 window for importing scores/entering comments: Oct 14-18

Progress 2 (41 days) (End of 1st Semester)

Start: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

**Provide communication on an ongoing basis**

End: Thursday,December 22, 2022

PK-8 window for importing scores/entering comments: Dec 21-January 4, 2022 Closes at 12pm

Hard copies will be sent home Friday, January 6, 2023

Progress 3 (43 days)

Start: Thursday, January 5, 2023

**Provide communication on an ongoing basis.**

End:Tuesday, March 14, 2023

PK-8 window for importing score/entering comments: March 13-17, 2022..

End-of-Year Report (42 days) (End of 2nd Semester)

Start:Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Provide communication on an ongoing basis.

End:Tuesday, May 23, 2023

PK-8 window for importing scores/entering comments: May 19-24, 2022

Hard copies will be mailed home Tuesday, May 30, 2023, along with NWEA reports K-8.

Please click on the link below for more information about Canvas Basics for parents.

Quick Tip

School Messenger Quick Tip allows you to submit an anonymous tip to school and district officials. There is a link on the district web page. You can also click on the following link on the building level to report a concern Quick Tip. If you have any questions about this anonymous process, please call the office at (816) 892-1500.

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