Franklin County R-II School

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December 2022

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also one of the busiest times of the year!

We have many activities packed into three short weeks! It is hard to believe that our school year is half over!

The book fair will be wrapping up this Friday, December 2nd. Books make great gifts and stocking stuffers. The book fair benefits our library because in return, we receive free books. Thank you for your support!

Our holiday break will begin on Monday, December 19th. Students will return on Tuesday, January 3rd. December 16th is a regular school day with a 3:00 dismissal.

Christmas Programs and Musical

The K-4 Christmas program will be held on Monday, December 5th at 6:30 pm. PTO will be providing cookies this year. A special visitor will make an appearance after the concert. A rehearsal will be held at 1:00 pm the day of the concert. Any family members that can't make the evening performance are welcomed to attend.

The 5-8 Christmas program will be held on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm. A rehearsal will be held at 1:00 pm for anyone that would like to attend.

Matilda Jr. will be performed on December 15th at 6:30 pm. Prior to the performance, a dedication to Ms. Alby Mae Rohlfing will take place. Ms. Rohlfing spent most of her 50 year career serving Franklin County R-II School as a teacher and administrator.

Kid Sight Vision Screening-December 7th

Kid Sight is a free vision screening that is offered to all students. This screening involves taking a picture of your child's eyes with a portable, automated vision screener that can detect common causes of childhood vision problems. There will be no physical contact with your child, they simply look into the screener. If a problem is detected, you will be given a referral to follow up with your doctor. We would like to thank our local Lyon's Club for hosting this event for our school. For more information, you can visit If you do not want your child to participate, mark the appropriate box on the form that Mrs. Fischer sent home. If you are wanting to participate, there is no need to send any paperwork in.

December 16th is a regular school day.

Inclement Weather and School Closings

The School Messenger phone system will be activated if a decision is made to close school. We have set up the phone system to call and text to the cell number of every student and employee in the district. You should be contacted by phone with a recorded message in the event we have a school closing. Messages will also be sent out via ClassTag and be posted on Facebook. You may also watch or listen to the following TV stations:

TV Channels:

2, 4, 5, 11, & 30

The television stations have a computerized system and our school name appears almost immediately (depending on the alphabetical order scrolling across the bottom of the screen) once the information is entered. The first time for closing school each year is often problematic so you should check different channels for our school closing information. School closing information will also be posted on Facebook.

School Board Filing

Board candidate filing begins on December 6, 2022 and ends on December 27, 2022. The Franklin County R-II School District will have three seats open. Candidate filing will open at 8:00 am on December 6th. We can not allow anyone to file prior to 8:00 am due to state statute.

Filing dates: December 6th-16th 8:00 am-3:30 pm.

The school will be closed the 19th-26th.

The last day to file will be December 27th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Filing will not occur on days that the school district's office is closed due to inclement weather or other health related reasons, with the exception of opening and closing days of filing. The district may not open even on the first day and last day if weather conditions make it unsafe for school staff to travel.

Placements of candidates appear on the ballot in the order they file. Please contact Karen Hoffmann if you have any questions.

All volleyball players must have uniforms turned in by Monday, December 5th.

Sports/Extracurricular Activities

As a reminder, these are the requirements to participate in sports, cheer, archery, Science Olympiad, or other after school activities. If your child is on academic probation, you received an email from me at mid quarter. Grades will be monitored and reviewed at the end of the quarter to see if the student is eligible at that time.

Academic Requirements – In order to participate in sports, cheer or clubs, students must:

1. Maintain a C- average in basic subjects.

2. Have a passing grade in all classes.

3. Be present for the last four hours of the day of the game, or have pre-scheduled appointments approved by admin.

4. Not be under any suspension or expulsion.

These academic requirements pertain to basketball, cheer, Science Olympiad, and archery.

Failure to meet these requirements on the mid-quarter or quarterly report card will result in ineligibility of extracurricular activities for a period of four weeks upon issuance of the report. After four weeks, if requirements are met, the eligibility is reinstated. If not, ineligibility continues until the next report card.

January 9th- End of Quarter 2

District Calendar

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NO SCHOOL December 19-January 2nd

Activities Calendar: Practices, Concerts, etc.

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As a reminder, students in grades 5-8 are only allowed to bring a clear water bottle. Metal water bottles are not allowed in middle school. Students can purchase a water for $1.00 out of the machine or use the water fountain.

Also, per our handbook, students who have cell phones must have them in their backpacks and switched off during the school day. Cell phones should not be out of their backpacks during the school day. Smartwatches that are being used for texting etc. throughout the day will be put in backpacks as well.

Hats are only allowed during spirit week or special days. Hoods are not allowed to be worn during the school day. The school handbook can be viewed at

Homeless Liaison/Foster Care

The superintendent is the liaison for foster care students. If you need assistance with enrollment, placement, transfer, and withdrawal of children in foster care, please contact:

Kathy Oetterer, Point of Contact

3128 Hwy Y

New Haven, MO 63068


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Have a wonderful holiday break!


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