🏴☠️First FULL week was a success. Enjoy the long weekend!! Happy Labor Day!!
September 5 - Labor Day! NO SCHOOL!
September 6 - Football vs. Smithville 5:00-8:00 PM @ Platte County High School
September 7 - PTSA Spirit wear sale ends
September 7 - Campaign Kickoff for Major Saver!
September 8 - Football vs. Pleasant Lea MS (away) 4:00-7:00PM @ Pleasant Lea MS
September 9 - Coffee & Conversation with Superintendent Dr. Jay Harris 7-45 - 8:45 in the Cafeteria
Major Saver Kickoff
Platte County Education Foundation Fundraiser - September 7-19
Next week, we will kick off our Platte County Education Foundation discount card sales program. Our schools, in conjunction with Major Saver, work with businesses throughout our District to offer a $15 discount card providing customers with 21 local buy-one-get-one-free or discount offers. In most cases, redeeming only two offers offsets the cost of the card. Proceeds from the card campaign directly benefit your student's school and the Platte County Education Foundation. The Foundation gives back to the Platte County R-3 community by awarding annual pre-K through 12th grade classroom and building site grants, as well as senior scholarships. Your student will be bringing home an envelope with information and instructions on Wednesday, September 7, and will be instructed to not go "door-to-door," but to offer to relatives, friends, co-workers, etc. Collection dates start on Monday, September 12, and the program wraps up on Monday, September 19. Please consider purchasing a card and supporting our schools! You can also purchase cards online here.
Coffee & Conversation with Dr. Jay Harris, Superintendent
Barry Families! Our new Superintendent, Dr. Jay Harris, is inviting parents and community members to join us for "Coffee & Conversation" connections in our buildings, starting with Barry School on Friday, September 9 from 7:45-8:45am in our cafeteria! These informal events are designed to share our District goals and listen and learn from families to improve our overall educational experience for our students. We hope you can join!
Upcoming English Language Arts and Math Screener (Fastbridge) to Guide Personalized Instruction
Students in PCR-3 participate in screening in English Language Arts and Mathematics as a way to provide information related to skill acquisition in those areas. This assessment, known as FastBridge, replaces STAR, which was used in the District for quite some time. Fastbridge is a nationally normed screener and is a skills-aligned assessment that will inform instruction to best meet student learning needs. This assessment will be administered three times this school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Our Fall window runs September 1 - September 30. Students do not need to prepare for this assessment and the results are used for informational purposes only.
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REPEAT: MIDDLE SCHOOL CELL PHONE EXPECTATIONS: To Ensure a Focus on Learning and Connecting
Parents, please note the updated middle school cell phone expectations for this school year. Our focus is on student learning, support, and connections. To minimize disruption to the learning environment, phones should not be used during class times (from bell to bell). Cell phones may only be used before or after school, or during passing periods after arriving in class and before the bell rings. Additionally, to encourage appropriate social behavior, we are not allowing technology during lunch. In the past, technology was allowed during lunch, but we are going to prioritize conversations and being present with our classmates over technology, starting with this school year. There will be times for technology at lunch as an incentive for positive behavior, but to start the year, we are engaging with each other IRL (In Real Life).
We have communicated these expectations to students this week, and explained our reasoning:
- We are a place where we connect face-to-face, in-person.
- We are a place that sees others, talks to others, and we are with others.
- When we do use our phones, we use them for good (no pictures/videos, don’t speak badly of others).
If you need to reach your student, please call the office at 816-436-9623.
REMINDERS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL
School Hours of Operation
The doors open for students at 7:25 a.m.
Official start of school - 7:40 a.m.
Dismissal - 2:50
Two hour early release days-Dismissal starts exactly two hours earlier from above times.
Student Absence Procedures
If your child is not going to be at school, please let both the teacher and the front office staff know as soon as possible. If you choose to email, please include multiple people so that in the event that the teacher or one of the front office staff is gone, your message will still be received. Please include the following in your email: classroom teacher, and at least two of the following- firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Great News! Dealing with your children’s lunch money and school fee payments just got a lot easier. You can add money to your child’s meal account, see their cafeteria purchase history, and pay for all school related fees securely online from your computer, tablet or smartphone!
How Do You Get Started? It’s simple!
- Go to www.k12paymentcenter.com in your web browser
- First time users click “Sign Up” then select your state and district from the drop-down lists
- Fill in your information to set up the account
- Click “Manage Students” to add your student(s) with their last name and student ID number
- Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check
Once you create your account and add your students, you will have access to your student’s meal account balance and cafeteria purchase history. When making meal account or school fee payment there is a small convenience fee per transaction (not per child) to cover payment processing.
Social Work Scoop
BIST Parent Sessions via Zoom September 13, 2022 6:00-7:00 PM
REMINDER: Free Meals for All Has Ended
PTSA Membership, Newsletter and Spirit Wear Sale!
We are so very blessed to have an incredibly supportive PTSA here at Barry! They have a big year planned for both our students and staff. Check out their August Newsletter below for the upcoming events and membership information, and spirit wear links (30% off Sale!) as well.
Contact Information for Jessica Hoffecker
Location: Barry School, Northwest 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-436-9623 x. 3101
Contact Information for Dr. Jeff Adams
Location: Barry School, Northwest 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-436-9623 x.3102
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