Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

January 8, 2021

A message from the Superintendent

Happy New Year!


To say the least, it has been an interesting first semester at FPS! We want to thank you for your cooperation and patience during this crazy year. The vaccine provides us with a light at the end of the tunnel, but it will still be some time before we see the effects. We will continue to follow the latest guidelines from our local health department and monitor our numbers for any need to adjust.


Please note we are entering the winter weather season and I encourage you to make sure you are receiving notifications in the case of changes due to inclement weather. More information can be found below.



As always, It's a great day to be a Hornet!



Ty Crain

Superintendent

Communications from FPS

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.

Inclement Weather - School Cancelation and Transportation Information

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.


Cancelation 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 CANCELATION OF SCHOOL. The website address – www.fulton58.org - will be updated with early dismissal and cancelation 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

Fulton Public Schools Warmth Bags

Fulton Public Schools are teaming up to collect essential items for "Warmth Bags" which will be donated to our local homeless shelter! You can drop off donations at any school in our district or at Central Office. The deadline is Jan. 11th.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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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

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!

Important Dates

January 13 - Board of Education Meeting 7pm - FHS Commons

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

February 10 - Board of Education Meeting 7pm - FHS Commons

February 12 - NO School - Professional Development Day

February 12, 2021 - FHS Courtwarming - Details to follow

February 15 - NO School - President's Day

March 10 - Board of Education Meeting 7pm - FHS Commons

March 29 - April 2 - NO School - Spring Break

April 14 - Board of Education Meeting 7pm - FHS Commons

April 23 - NO School - Earned Day Off

May 12 - Board of Education Meeting 7pm - FHS Commons

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

June 9 - Board of Education Meeting 7pm - FHS Commons