MVR-III BOARD OF EDUCATION NEWS & MORE
Summer Discovery & Summer School Information
Safety precautions for student bus riders will include:
- Students will use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the bus
- Students and staff may use personal protective devices (face coverings/gloves)
- Siblings will be seated together whenever possible
- Each bus will be disinfected after the morning and evening routes
Summer School Bus Routes Information
**Reminder- There are no late start dates during the month of July. Use the following link to access Summer School Bus Routes:
Summer Discovery Program
**Students should bring a water bottle with their name clearly marked on the bottle. Drinking fountains will not be used during the month of July.
July 6-31, 2020
Normal School Hours
K-4, Elementary School: 8:35 am- 3:40 pm
5-8, Intermediate/Middle: 7:30 am -2:35 pm
$100 Shopping Card, for Perfect Attendance
$50 Shopping Card, for 85-99% Attendance (3 days or less absent)
PLUS Daily Attendance Prizes!
Nutritious summer meals are available Monday - Friday at no charge for kids 18 & under starting July 6th through July 31st. Kids not attending Summer Discovery may get a free grab and go meal from Coleman, Nike, Truman, Zitzman, Pacific Intermediate, or Riverbend Middle School between 12:30-1:00 p.m. Grab & Go meal bags will contain a breakfast & lunch. Robertsville Elementary is NOT a free meal site.
Students attending Summer Discovery will also get free meals during the July session.
Barb Heger, District Health Services Coordinator, provided a COVID-19 prevention & management training for district staff. A complete guide to the district's Re-Entry Plan may be accessed by using the following link: https://www.smore.com/r6b71
Summer Discovery Items Needed
Students attending a summer program should only bring a water bottle with their name clearly marked on the bottle. Please keep backpacks and bags at home.
Talk to your child about school bus safety.
Summer Discovery Items Needed
- Arrive at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
- Wait for the bus at least 6 feet away from the curb.
- When the school bus arrives, your child should wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the door opens, and the driver says it’s okay before approaching the bus door.
- f your child must cross the street in front of the bus, tell him/her to walk on a sidewalk or along the side of the street to a place at least five giant steps (10 feet) in front of the bus before crossing.
Sam Brocato – Social Studies Teacher, Pacific High School
Frank Fitzpatrick – Special Education Teacher, Pacific High School
Tamara Hamil – Head Cook, Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center
Michael Hunter – Assistant Principal, Pacific High School
Randall Meyer – Odyssey/Language Arts Teacher, Riverbend Middle School
Cheryl Mueller – Secretary, Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center
Nina Pape – Kindergarten Teacher, Nike Elementary School
Karen Pickett – Secretary, Coleman Elementary School
Gail Pipes – Staff Assistant, Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center
Sheila Pogue – Secretary, Pacific Intermediate
Rose Riffel – Cook, Truman Elementary School
Ferny Shephard – Lead Custodian, Pacific Intermediate
Mark Shephard – Maintenance Groundskeeper
John VanLeer – Physical Education Teacher, Pacific High School
Susan Walden – Title I Reading Teacher, Coleman Elementary School
Student Enrollment & Returning Students
All District enrollment has been moved to online registration and updates for returning students. Go to the Student Enrollment page on the District website to complete new enrollment and family information updates.
*****The family information update is required for all current Meramec Valley R-III families annually and is done through the online enrollment process. It will be opened for existing families approximately 60 days prior to the first day of school. Use the following link to update your student's family information for the 2020-2021 school year.
Board of Education Election Results & Changes
MVR-III Board of Education for the 2020-2021 school year includes:
President- Matt Trower
Secretary- Stephanie Schomber
Treasurer- Al Kirchhofer (as of July 1, 2020)
MSBA Delegate- Dianna Meyer
MSBA Delegate Alternate- Lou Vondera
Board Member- Mary Clasby-Agee
Board Member- Tim Richardson
School District Finance Report
Missouri State Budget Shortfalls
The economic hardships brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused dramatic revenue shortfall for the state of Missouri. On June 1, 2020, Governor Mike Parson announced a total of $131.3 million in restrictions for the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education for June 2020. There will be no transportation payment made to the school district in June, along with districts receiving about 13% less transportation funding than was appropriated for 2020. The MVR-III School District is facing budget shortfalls due to the state of Missouri withholdings.
Access the full 2020 Budget Restrictions by using the following link: https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/am/documents/FAS-20-005.pdf
School Meal and Milk Prices
The Board of Education approved to keep student meal prices at the same rate as the 2019-2020 school year. No increase in student meal prices for the 2020-2021 school year.
Student Achievement & Instruction
The MVR-III School District is expanding virtual learning options for students in kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2020-2021 school year. The online learning system, called Acellus Learning System will provide online instruction to students in grades K-12 and work on a content mastery basis.
Staff Professional Development
Summer School teachers and staff will attend a COVID training provided by the District's Health Coordinator to ensure the District keeps our schools safe. Teachers will also be trained on STEM learning for the July summer session.
Into Mathematics will be the new textbook and online resource for students in grades K-5 for the upcoming school year. The Music Department will also showcase a new resource for the upcoming year. Quaver Music is being purchased as the new K-4 music teaching resource.
Join the MVR-III Team!
- Building Secretary
- Early Childhood Classroom Aide
- Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
- Elementary Teacher
- General Science & Biology Teacher
- Part-time Nurse/Part-time Special Education Paraprofessional
- Personal Assistant
- Special Education Teacher
- Substitute Teachers
- Summer School Bus Drivers
- Summer School Special Education Paraprofessional
- Summer School Teacher Assistants
The Meramec Valley R-III School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in the admission, access to, treatment, and employment in its programs, services and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Meramec Valley R-III School District’s compliance with nondiscrimination laws is directed to contact Mr. Tom Sauvage, Assistant Superintendent, at 126 North Payne Street, Pacific, MO 63069, (636-271-1400).
Saturday, June 27th
Food, Music, & Fireworks from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Local vendors will be present at the event.
Sunset on the Rails
The Pacific Partnership presents Sunset on the Rails on the Pacific Plaza at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of the month through September.
P.A.T. Early Childhood Screening
FREE developmental preschool screening on July 10th. Screenings are by appointment only. Please call 636-271-1464 to schedule an appointment or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.