SR3 Parent Connection
A Note from the Superintendent
-- we get by with a little help from our friends
One of the great things about the Savannah R3 District is the unparalleled support we receive from our community, local business owners, alums, and from all across Savage Nation. Two of our elementary campuses have recently benefited from the generosity of Mary Ingersoll, owner of Inspirations Academy. Ingersoll’s Bloom After School program received $300,000 in grants from the Missouri Department of Education to support the start-up of its new afterschool program. While the money could have been spent in ways that solely benefited the program and the children who participate, Mary worked with district administrators to find improvements that would help Bloom Afterschool and the campuses they are currently housed*. Be sure to take a moment to read through the list of improvements listed in this newsletter.
*Bloom After School is an independent program not run by or affiliated with the Savannah R3 School District. The program rents space within Minnie Cline and John Glenn elementary campuses for the ease of our District Families.
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As you’ll read in the board briefs, we are taking significant strides toward the much-needed capital improvements across the district. The board will work with Raymond James on a lease financing program to capture an excess of $2.6 million for the purpose of making energy savings improvements across the district. Revenue used to repay the 9-year lease will be generated through the April 2022 $0.15 levy increase earmarked for capital improvements. While the terms of this lease financing agreement have not yet been finalized, this option allows the board to begin work on projects immediately - before inflation raises labor and material costs.
Maintenance projects to be completed include
masonry repair/ tuckpointing to stop interior water infiltration
correction of storm drainage issues
Structural wall repairs and stabilization
Electrical system upgrades to support current needs
Welding area exhaust system
January Board of Education Meeting Notes
Bloom After School Grant Update
Around the District
FCCLA brings home the GOLD!
SHS FCCLA members who attended the regional star events at Northwest Missouri State University!
GOLD for Sports Nutrition: Brooklynne Meade, Sydney Clark, Lucy Froehlich
GOLD for Nutrition and Wellness: Addi Glauser and Macy Keling
GOLD for Entrepreneurship: Therynn Oliver and Natalie Whipple
We couldn't be prouder of the hard work these students put in to achieve GOLD level recognition!!
Code word: FUN
Our elementary students are learning to code! Minnie Cline students had to work to earn a "driving licence" by working through several prompts, challenges, and obstacles. Not only do these programs teach our children valuable technology lessons, they require a higher level "out of the box" thinking that sets them up for success.
It's never too EARLY to learn!
Last month our High School students had the opportunity to learn about careers in health care during the Breakfast with an Expert. A panel of local health care workers shared their knowledge about careers in dentistry, respiratory therapy, public health, and nursing. Thank you to United Way for coordinating this opportunity for our students.
Are you ready for a SNOW DAY?!?!
How will I know if school is canceled?
Evening decisions: If a decision is made in the evening to cancel school for the next day, automated phone calls will begin no later than 9:45 pm, with the latest call going out at approximately 10:30 pm.
Morning decision: If a decision is made after 9:30 pm the night before (after the point where a broadcast could be launched by 9:45 pm), the broadcast will begin at 6 am the next morning, with the latest calls going out at approximately 6:45 am.
Employee notification: District staff members will receive an automated call as soon as the decision is made, as late as 11 pm the night before, or as early as 5 am on the morning of cancellation.
Canceling in the middle of the school day: If weather forces an early closure, we will contact all parents and emergency contacts and notice area media outlets. It is so important for us to be able to reach parents, guardians, and caregivers during daytime hours. Please give your child’s school any current phone numbers and emergency contact information.
Other Sources of informationAny time of the day or night, here’s where anyone can learn if schools will be closed:
- Facebook page: facebook.com/SavannahSchoolDistrict
- District Website: www.SavannahR3.com
- Twitter: twitter.com/Savannah_R3
- Area media outlets
Every effort is made to announce weather cancellations as soon as possible after a decision is made.
Is your contact information up to date on the Tyler Parent Portal?
Durham Bus Company also recently updated their Alternate Weather Routes (snow routes) this week. Please take the time to review these routes HERE.
If you have any questions about the bus routes please contact Durham Bus Services at 816-324-1400. If you have questions about your child's alternate weather plans please reach out to your building secretary.
Calling all incoming Kindergarten Students and Families...
Be sure to watch the School website for more information!
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