SG R-II Family Connection

Parents & Guardians

Hello, SG R-II parents and guardians,

A public school district is a bustling place, especially at this time of year. We’re making up ground from our first two snow days, and Thanksgiving is already upon us. As educators, our schools are so much more than just a workplace. So, I’m setting aside a moment now, before our break, while I’m still surrounded by my SG R-II family, to think about what you all mean to me—our students and their families and our faculty & staff. When thinking about my day, what makes me smile? The stories, the relationships, our shared experiences— there are a multitude of memories I cherish, and I want to thank all of you for your part in those experiences.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve wrapped up Red Ribbon Week festivities and held our Veteran’s Day observances, so be sure to check out some of the photos below! Each year, I’m overwhelmed with pride at watching our students participate in these events; they are respectful and engaged, and I want to thank all of you, because our families play such an important role in modeling respect and guiding behavior. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dr. Julie Flieg


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Celebrating an Outstanding 2019 APR!

SG R-II is once again celebrating an outstanding 2019 APR! The past two years, we have earned a score of 100% on our district APR, but this year, the data is presented in a new format and no longer provides a summary percentage score. But make no mistake—we once again have much to celebrate! Linked here is an FAQ that provides an overview of the changes in the APR this year. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Taylor provided a preview of the district APR information at the Nov. 19, 2019 Board of Education Meeting, and a more detailed presentation will be shared at the Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17.

Board News for Nov. 19, 2019 Board of Education Meeting

We plan to share the Board News after each monthly Board of Education meeting. See the Nov. 19, 2019 edition here. For agendas and notices, click here. This month, Superintendent Dr. Julie Flieg shared the preschool and kindergarten registration dates and provided an overview of the Parent/Teacher Conferences held on Oct. 24, 2019. Mrs. Carrie Staffen, Library Media Coordinator gave a tour of the R. W. Thomas Library to the Board of Education members. She reviewed and discussed the resources available to the staff to support the programs and curriculum. The Board of Education discussed their Board Norms, which will be presented for adoption at the December meeting, approved a resolution to authorize an election to be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to fill three available positions, and approved a trip to Germany for the SGHS Topics & Research in History class taught by Dr. Rhett Oldham. More details about the items discussed can be found at the links above.

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration will be held at Bloomsdale Elementary on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 8 a.m. to noon and at Ste. Genevieve Elementary on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 8 a.m. to noon. Parents may contact the elementary offices beginning Monday, March 2, 2020, to schedule appointments.

Ste. Genevieve Elementary Parents As Teachers also offer FREE Community Developmental Screenings year-round for all children within district boundaries ages 3 months to 5 years. Children who were 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2019, should attend kindergarten registration for screening. Screening is the process of measuring a child's general health, vision, hearing and development. The areas of development focused on during this screening are motor, language, concepts, social/emotional, and adaptive. To schedule a screening, call PAT at 573-883-4500 ext. 2424.

Senior Citizens Dinner Hosted by FBLA

The Future Business Leaders of America would like to invite our local senior citizens to their annual Christmas Dinner! The dinner will be held Dec. 5, 2019, in the Ste. Genevieve High School cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. However, doors will not open until 5 p.m. After dinner, there will be the annual drawing for prizes, donated by many local businesses. Reservations are required for attendance, and seating is limited. This year, anyone wishing to attend must make reservations by calling the Ste. Genevieve High School at 883-4500 x 2108. We will not be able to take any new reservations after Dec. 3. Please leave a voicemail if your call is not answered. Be sure to leave your name and number. When making your reservation, please specify if the reservation includes a spouse and give their name and be able to provide a phone number. We hope to see you there!

Ste. Genevieve Elementary PTO Donates Share Fridge — What is it, and how does it benefit our students?

Thanks to a donation by the PTO, Ste. Genevieve Elementary now has a Share Fridge available in the cafeteria, located at the end of the serving line. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education promotes the use of Share Fridges and Share Tables (one table is located at each SG R-II school cafeteria) in an effort to reduce the amount of wasted food and provide additional helpings to other students at no extra cost. A Share Fridge offers students a place to donate any sealed items they do not eat or drink during their lunch. Then, students in any grade at Ste. Genevieve Elementary can stop by the Share Fridge to pick up any of these items at any time of day. There is no purchase necessary. Check out the photo of the Share Fridge below!