Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

December 18, 2020

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RSVP: Spring 2021 Virtual Open House for Parents & Students

To better serve our partner districts, we’re hosting multiple Launch Virtual Open House sessions for parents and students. These sessions are designed to help Launch students, parents and families prepare for their upcoming spring 2021 Launch courses. Attendees will learn more about Launch, have the opportunity to ask Launch-related questions, and learn tips and tricks for how to best support students in our courses. The elementary open house session is Tuesday, January 5, from 6-7 p.m., and the middle and high school open house session is Thursday, January 7, from 6-7 p.m. Here is the link to follow if you would like to attend.


Launch Virtual Open House RSVP link

Sexual Abuse Training

Missouri Statute 170.045, effective Aug 28, 2019, requires schools to provide trauma-informed developmentally appropriate sexual abuse training starting in the school year 2020-21 and each year thereafter to all grades 6-12. The school district training must include the following:


  1. Instruction providing students with the knowledge and tools to recognize sexual abuse.

  2. Instruction providing students with the knowledge and tools to report an incident of sexual abuse.

  3. Actions that a student who is a victim of sexual abuse could take to obtain assistance and intervention.

  4. Available resources for students affected by sexual abuse.


This training will be provided by the district social workers beginning on January 12th. Parents or guardians have the right to have their child excused from the instruction. Please provide a written request to your child’s school counseling office no later than January 8th to have your child excused from this instruction.


Communications

As parents of a Fulton Public Schools student, you should receive regular communication from your child's building as well as from the District via email. The District sends out a newsletter, the Fulton Focus, weekly or bi-weekly. This newsletter contains important information each time for you and your student.


If you are NOT receiving email from Fulton Public Schools, please do the following:

  • log in to your Parent Portal and to check the accuracy of your contact information, email, phone number, and physical address
  • Check your spam or junk folder to ensure the FPS email is not being sent there.
  • How do you know how to get an email from going to a spam or junk folder? Type this into the search bar "how to remove address from spam in _______________ (insert your email provider, ie. yahoo, gmail, etc.)
  • Follow the instructions to ensure any email from a fulton58 address gets to your inbox for reading

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Mask Requirement for Events

Everyone who attends an event in any Fulton Public Schools building will be required to wear a mask while in the FPS building.
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Please Continue to Report

Please continue to report positive COVID-19 cases and/or the need to quarantine to the COVID Hotline at 573-590-8070. Continuing to report to FPS will allow for accurate data to be used to assess the current status of our schools.
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Information to Keep in Mind

Whether We Like It or Not, Winter Weather is on the 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 top priority of our school district.


Cancellation of School

As soon as the decision is made to cancel school, 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 in our system. The district will also notify TV stations KOMU - channel 8, KRCG - channel 13, and KMIZ - channel 17. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ASKS PARENTS OR GUARDIANS NOT TO CALL SCHOOLS OR TELEVISION 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
Snow routes for the 2020-21 school year can be found at https://www.fulton58.org/vnews/display.v/ART/51c310d9c8f7c

Be in the Know!

Please be sure to check your information in the Parent Portal for accuracy. In order to receive important messages via text from FPS, you MUST opt-in if you haven't already done so. You can do this by texting Y or Yes to 67587 on your mobile device. FPS does not have permission to use text messages without your permission.

FPS NEEDS YOU!!!

Do you have extra time and need extra money??? We've got the job for you!


Join OUR team by serving as a substitute teacher (through Kelly Services) for Fulton Public Schools!


To apply: Go to https://www.kellyeducationalstaffing.us/ or call 1-800-Kelly-01


Pay Rate: $85 per day for a teacher substitute

$10.66 per hour for a para substitute

$110 per day for a long term teacher substitute


Requirements:

60 College Credit Hours OR


A Content Substitute certificate may also be granted to an individual who has a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and has successfully completed a minimum of twenty (20) clock hours of department-approved substitute teacher training that includes professionalism, honoring diversity, engaging students, foundational classroom management techniques, basic instructional strategies, supporting students with special needs, and working with at-risk youth. Approved training is available here:


Want or Need more information?


Call FPS at 573-590-8000 TODAY!

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Important Dates

NO School - December 21 - January 4 - Winter Break

NO School - Monday, January 4 - Professional Development

Classes Resume - Tuesday, January 5, 2021

NO School - January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

NO School - February 12 - Professional Development

NO School - February 15 - President's Day

NO School - March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break

NO School - April 23 - Earned Day Off

May 27, 2021 - LAST Day of School/Dismiss 2 hours early

May 28, 2021 - FHS Graduation

May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day

June 7 - July 2 - Summer School