Dragon News for Families

September 2021

Russell Jones Education Center

School Hours: 7:30 - 2:00

School Phone: 816.359.4510

Principal: Tara Kalis

School Based Therapist: Mickie Heiter

Administrative Assistant: Vicki Thurston

Nurse: Melissa Coleman

Important Dates

September 6th: NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

September 9th: PTA Meeting, VIRTUAL 5:00 - Link Details Below

September 29th & 30th: Parent Teacher Conferences, 5:00 - 8:00

October 1st: No School

October 21st: End of First Quarter

October 22nd: Teacher Work Day - No School

October 26th: Fall Family Festival, TBD

PTA Meeting

Our PTA does an amazing job supporting our school community. We want to encourage you to join our PTA. The PTA is comprised of families, students, teachers, and administrators devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools.

Please find an attachment to the PTA Membership Form 2021-22.pdf. This link will take you directly to the PTA membership form. You can send it back to school with your child.

Our first PTA meeting of the year is next Thursday, September 9th at 5:00 we will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams. I do hope you will join us!

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 816-702-6527,,429425501# United States, Kansas City

Phone Conference ID: 429 425 501#

Student Medication

If your student has a health condition or needs special care during the school day such as medication or treatments, those need to be brought into the health room and a consent form must be signed. This includes over the counter medications such as cough drops, Ibuprofen/Tylenol, or allergy medications.

Please keep all sick children home from school especially if they are exhibiting respiratory and stomach symptoms! If you are unsure – stay home and call your health care provider or school nurse for advice.

Nurse Melissa

Phone: 359-4514

Jones Center Health and Safety Guidelines

See the information at this link for our updated safety procedures.

COVID Guidelines

The District is keeping the most updated COVID safety guidelines on the Park Hill website. Please let us know if you have any questions!

District Early Release Days!

Next Wednesday is the districts first early release day. The Jones Center DOES NOT PARTICIPATE in these days. Our buses will operate on their normal schedule on these dates.

Panorama Survey's

Earlier this week, you received an email from the Panorama Education Team, requesting your feedback about our school. This survey is an important opportunity to provide valuable input based on your experiences. I value your input and perspective and would greatly appreciate you taking the time to assist us.
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School attendance is vital for student success and academic growth. Please help your student(s) be successful by arriving to school on time each day. We also ask for your help in this area by attempting to schedule any necessary appointments either after school hours or on non-attendance days. Please remember that the arrival time for the Jones Center is 7:30. Students are tardy if they arrive after 7:45. If your child will be absent, please contact the school office by 8:00am. Also, if you have changes in plans regarding transportation home, please notify your child’s teacher or the school office before 1:00 at 816-359-4510. Thank you for making your child’s education a top priority!

Family Support Services

Hello! If you need access to services to support your family, please reach out to our School Based Therapist, Mrs. Mickie at 816.359.6336 to seek more information.
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School Information

School Phone: 359-4510

Student Hours: 7:30 - 2:00

Office Hours: 6:45 - 3:15

Principal: Dr. Tara Kalis, 359-4511

Social Worker: Mickie Heiter, 359-6336

Our Mission

Through expertise and commitment, the Russell Jones Education Center provides a therapeutic learning environment to prepare each student with skills to enjoy success in life.