Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

March 20, 2020

A message from the Superintendent

Dear Parents and Patrons,

Unprecedented times and unprecedented actions! I never imagined school closings for the pandemic challenges that currently exist. Several items which I believe you are aware in summary form:

  • All classes were dismissed at the end of school, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

  • Student attendance is scheduled to return, Monday April 6, 2020.

  • All buildings are closed to all activities today, March 20, 2020 until Monday, April 6, 2020.

  • No student activities (band, athletics, clubs etc) are permitted during the closed period.

  • The Central Administration will be providing information on school attendance prior to Friday, April 3, 2020.

  • The April 7, 2020 election for School Board and Proposition S has been postponed until June 2, 2020 by Governor Parsons.

  • All state testing has been suspended for this year, per the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Last Tuesday, students at all levels were provided academic information and an initial plan for continued school work. Faculty have been developing additional resources which have been distributed.

As previously indicated, during the shutdown, all buildings are closed including the Central Office. However, the Central Office phones are being monitored and calls will be returned. District wide email during this period is a preferred method of communication and contact.

All COVID-19 information is located on the COVID-19 tab at www.fulton58.org.

The remainder of this FOCUS has various resources and information concerning food access the next few weeks.

Thank you for sending great kids to work with! Please take every precaution to ensure your family stays healthy in this crisis.


Jacque A. Cowherd, Ed.D.


Food Options during Closure

The Fulton Soup Kitchen will be offering Bag Lunches from 5-5:30 pm Monday-Friday. They have a sliding glass window where meals may be picked up.
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Stay Tuned

Plans are currently in the works for the Grab and Go Meals starting the week after the regularly scheduled spring break, beginning March 30, 2020.


On the FPS website, there is a special tab labeled COVID-19. This tab is where all resources are being placed. This will continually be added to and updated.

Under this tab, you will find information that includes activities and resources for your PreK - 12 students. You may use this direct link https://sites.google.com/fulton58.org/covid-19mainhome

After next week, the regularly scheduled spring break, more information will be available. Please check the email FPS has on file for you so you don't miss anything.

Be safe, take care of you and yours, take it one day at a time, and we will be in touch.

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