Liberator Digest

The bi-monthly newsletter for employees of Bolivar Schools.

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Construction Continues

BIS, BMS closed for summer

Construction began as scheduled at BIS and BMS on May 26. The picture above shows the new space for the NEW BIS Library and was taken Monday, June 1. BIS and BMS administrators have moved to their temporary locations at BPS and BHS, respectively.
The Bolivar R-1 School District thanks our staff for their flexibility and patience as we improve our facilities this summer. For more information on summer construction projects as well as regular updates, visit

Email, website to change July 1

As we look forward to next school year, we will be transitioning to the Google email platform Gmail. Your email address will remain the same, the only difference will be the icon you use to login to email. What this means for you is that on June 29th, the Outlook 365 email will be turned off and Gmail will be turned on. ALL EMAILS IN OUTLOOK 365 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER JUNE 29TH. If you have emails in Outlook 365 you want to keep, you will need to send them to a personal email address. After June 29th, you may then send from the personal email address to your account.

The District’s website will also change on July 1. The School Fusion pages will no longer exist after July 1. We will not have access to those pages or anything on them. If you have something on your School Fusion page that you wish to keep, please save it or transfer it to another website BEFORE JULY 1.

Google sites or Google Classroom will be the best platforms to use to develop your new page. As we move to Gmail, you will be able to use your address to login and create those sites. Your District Google accounts are already established. If you are not currently using your District Google account, you may login using your email address as your login and teacher1 as the temporary password. If "teacher1" does not work for you, please contact Lori Henderson at PLEASE NOTE: The MAIL portion of your Google Account will not be live until after June 29.

Pay vouchers for summer months

Here are few things to remember about pay over the summer months:

Pay vouchers are mailed in June and July. Paydays are Friday, June 19 and Monday, July 20.

The sick leave payout (for any employee with cumulative sick days over 100 days) will be included in the June pay check.

Summer School hours will be paid in July.

If you have any questions regarding payroll, please contact Krystal Allen at or 417-326-5291, ext 2151.

Staff Communication Survey Results

Communication is vital component of any organization. Thank you to the staff members who took a few minutes of their time to complete the District to Staff Communication Survey last month. The results provided some valuable feedback on how the district can improve its communication with our employees. Please click here to view the results:Staff Communication Survey Results

Parent Communication Survey Results

In May, the district sent out a survey to parents regarding school-to-parent communication. We had 222 households complete the survey. Take a minute or two to look at the results. Parents are saying good things about communication and also sharing their preferred methods of communication. We hope this survey will provide useful feedback for all staff members. Click here for the results: SchoolToParentSurveyResults

Moving over the summer?

Don't forget to update your contact information with Central Office if you move or change phone numbers over the summer months. Please forward any change of contact information to Krystal Allen by emailing her at

Dates to remember

June 1-26 - Summer School

June 8 - Last Day for 201-day employees

June 9 - Last Day for 211-day/10 month employees

June 10 - Special Board of Education Meeting

June 16 - June Board of Education Meeting

June 30 - Last Day for 11 month employees, Class lists posted at BPS and BIS; Buildings close for summer

July 3 - District Offices Closed for 4th of July

July 30 - Buildings re-open, 11 month, 10 month and 201-day employees return

Aug. 3 - 191 Day employees return

Aug. 5-6 - Centralized Registration at BHS

Aug. 10 - Opening Day, 181 Employees return

Aug. 13 - First Day of School for 2015-16

Deadline to register for volleyball camp is June 10

Deadline to register for youth volleyball camp is June 10! Click here for the registration flyer.

Youth Volleyball Camp – JUNE 13, 2015 at BHS

3rd-4th grade 8am-11am, $15

5th-6th grade 8am-12pm, $20

7th-8th grade 1pm-6pm, $25

(Grades as of Fall 2015)

Contact Coach Krystal with any questions at or 417-326-5291 x 2151.

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Liberator Spotlight: Liberators at work and at play

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Do you have a great activity going on in your classroom? Is there a special project your students are working on? Do you have a new initiative your building is implementing that others might find interesting? Or maybe your coworker received an accolade for their work within the district or for their volunteer work outside of the district? Be a part of the Liberator Spotlight! There are great things going on at Bolivar Schools! Let's get the word out! Email information or pictures to