Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

October 25, 2018

A message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Patrons,

The District welcomes the Missouri Division of Probation and Parole as a Partner in Education this week. For School Safety week staff members from the Fulton Office are assisting in buildings as activity supervisors and general support. Future activities from this Partnership will include student safety presentations and activities that apply both to school and home. We sincerely appreciate Ms. Denise Kingsley, the area supervisor, for her interest and willingness to be an FPS Partner.

This week concludes most Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences. I trust you were able to review your student(s) progress and have an appropriate plan to encourage academic performance. Middle School Parent Teacher/Conferences are scheduled for November 7th and 14th; FECC will have conferences on November 7th and 8th.

Please note the inclement weather notification processes. Alternate bus routes will be posted on the website soon.

Thanks for sending great kids for us to work with.


Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.


Winter is on its way!

School Closing Information
Winter weather will be here before we know it, and the Fulton Public Schools are preparing for the inevitable snow day. Officials consider many things when making decisions on inclement weather days; however, the final decision is always determined by what is best for the students. Student safety is the priority of our school district.

Cancellation of School

The decision to dismiss early or to cancel a full day of school is announced on local television stations as soon as a decision is made. The district will launch the School Messenger phone messaging system to call the home or cell number you have provided the school upon enrollment of your child (if during the school day, an email and text message will be sent--not a phone call. Please make sure this information is correct. The district will also notify TV stations KOMU - channel 8, KRCG - channel 13, and KMIZ - channel 17. Radio stations will only be called during business hours. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ASKS PARENTS OR GUARDIANS NOT TO CALL SCHOOLS OR TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF SCHOOL. The website address – www.fulton58.org - will be updated with early dismissal and cancellation notices as well as Facebook--Fulton Public Schools and Twitter-- @FPSHornets.

Early Dismissal

Occasionally, school will be dismissed early due to bad weather. If an early dismissal is required, an announcement will be made that school will be dismissed a specific number of hours early from the building’s normal dismissal time. School buses will run beginning at the dismissal time announced on those days school is canceled in midday.

Buses Running on Snow Routes
Watch the Transportation webpage at http://www.fulton58.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Transportation for information regarding specific snow routes for 2018-19.

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How do I sign up for Peachjar Flyers?

Flyers are no longer being distributed by sending papers home. FPS is using Peachjar, an electronic flyer distribution service. You can sign up to receive the flyers particular to your students' building by going to the FPS website at www.fulton58.org, selecting the building page under Our Schools and clicking on the Peachjar eflyers logo at the bottom of the page.

You can also go to Peachjar.com and click on Register Now on the right side of the page. You will be asked to answer some questions and then you can choose which buildings you would like to receive flyers.

If you have questions, please call 573-590-8000.

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Text messages from Fulton Public Schools

In order to receive text messages from Fulton Public Schools, you must Opt In by texting Y or Yes to 67587 on your mobile device (phone, iPad, etc.).

FPS is mandated by law to have your permission prior to sending text messages. Snow day communication is sent by text--especially in the case of an early release.

If you need assistance, please call 573-590-8000.

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Fun at the FECC Disability Awareness Rodeo!

Scenes from Red Ribbon Week!

Important Dates

Friday, October 26--No School

Monday, November 12--No School, Teacher PD Day

Wednesday, November 14--Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m. FHS Library

Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23--No School, Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 10--No School, Teacher PD Day

Wednesday, December 12--Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m. FHS Library

Monday, December 24-Wednesday, January 2--No School, Winter Break