Prairie Point Express
Friday, August 16th
What's Happening at Prairie Point Elementary School?
- No School
Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Parent Orientation | 6:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- Watch DOG Kickoff | 5:45-6:30 PM
- PTA Meeting | 6:30-7:00 PM
Mark Your Calendar for Parent Orientation on September 5th
Students Practice Emergency Drills
Welcome Back, Pioneers!
Prairie Point Chain of Command for Communication
1. Classroom teacher
2. Building administrator
3. Director at the District Office level
4. Assistant Superintendent
6. Board of Education
Car Rider Dismissal
WATCH D.O.G.S. Kickoff September 10th
Prairie Point will once again have the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program at our school this year. This program is for dads, grandfathers, or other male role models and is intended to provide a positive male role model for the students at school by demonstrating by their presence that education is important. In addition, WATCH D.O.G.S. provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school safety and security. On the day of the WATCH D.O.G.S. participation, you will receive a schedule from Dr. Todtfeld to perform such duties as reading with students, playing learning games with students, recess supervision and play, lunchroom supervision, patrol the school halls, etc. you may volunteer at our school a full day or a half day.
Our annual WATCH D.O.G.S Kick-off event will be held this Thursday, September 10th from 5:45-6:30 PM in the school cafeteria. At this event you will learn more about the program and how to sign up to volunteer. A light pizza dinner (2 slices per person) will be provided for you and your child. A flier will go home during the week of August 23 which will include a RSVP for the event.
PTA Meeting September 10th
2019-2020 Early Release Days
Save the Date...PTA Fall Fest September 27th
School Start Times
Based on overwhelming feedback from our Park Hill parents, staff members, students and community members, we decided not to change our start times for the 2019-2020 school year. However, we still have challenges due to the nationwide shortage of bus drivers. In addition, while costs for transportation increased sharply over the last few years, state funding for transportation has not kept up. Because we have some money in our reserves, this gap in funding is not an immediate crisis, but we cannot keep taking money from the reserves indefinitely for this and other costs.
The district has an advisory committee, which will take the findings from our Sleep and Start Times work group and make some recommendations to the district and the Board. We will also ask for more public feedback to inform the Board as it makes its decision. In addition to an in-person public feedback meeting, we will continue to get your feedback using our public engagement web site, Park Hill Listens. To get the latest information and give us your feedback, go to https://www.parkhilllistens.com/school-start-times.
School attendance is vital for student success and academic growth. Please help your student(s) be successful by arriving to school on time each day. We also ask for your help in this area by attempting to schedule any necessary appointments either after school hours or on non-attendance days. Please remember that the arrival time for Park Hill Elementary schools is 8:20. Prior to that time, there is no adult supervision for students. Students are tardy if they arrive after 8:40. If your child will be absent, please contact the school office by 9:00 am. Also, if you have changes in plans regarding transportation home, please notify your child’s teacher or the
school office before noon at 816-359-4380. Thank you for making your child’s education a top priority!
Student ID Badges
ID badges and a school-issued lanyard will be REQUIRED to be worn every day. The ID supports our safe and caring environment by providing proper identification and improved processes for transportation, lunch, and more.
- Proper identification: Students, teachers and visitors to the building will all be properly identified with badges. For our students, this helps insure safety and inclusion.
- Efficient lunch purchasing: Students will use their ID badges to purchase lunch each day. This dramatically cuts down on the time a student spends in the lunch line and allows more time for eating.
- Transportation safety: Each student’s badge will register each time he/she gets on or off the bus. This allows school administrators and necessary personnel to keep track of students and ensure they are arriving to school and home safely.
- Library-media checkout: Students can use their ID badges to check out books and other materials from the library. This improves checkout efficiency and allows resources to properly be tracked.
What does this mean for my student?
Your student will wear his/her ID badge to and from school each day on a school provided lanyard. No other lanyards may be used and no alterations may be made to the provided lanyard. Your student will use the ID badge daily to access his/her lunch account, check out library materials, and monitor bus transportation. Please ensure your student wears his/her badge every day.
What if my student loses his/her badge?
Students will be provided one replacement badge, if needed, free of charge. After the first free replacement badge, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional badge issued.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Park Hill School District uses Infinite Campus as our student information system. You can
access your child’s essential school information and district information quickly!
This includes Attendance, Grades, Schedule, Bus Information, Technology Fees and School Communications.
To be able to access your child’s information, you must set up an account. You will need to log-in and enter the GUID code, followed by setting up your own username and password.
Infinite Campus organizes students by household, so you can access your family in just one account. If you have questions, need technical support, or have misplace your unique access key code, feel free to call us at 816-359-4380.