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MVR-III BOARD OF EDUCATION NEWS & MORE

June 2020

The Board of Education meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Administrative Office. To view the June 2020 board agenda and all supporting documents use the attached link. https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/ViewMeeting.aspx?S=157&MID=7914

Summer Discovery & Summer School Information

Transportation Safety Precautions Summer School Bus Routes 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:

https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/o/mvriii/page/transportation--414


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.

Monday- Friday

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


Attendance Incentives

$100 Shopping Card, for Perfect Attendance

$50 Shopping Card, for 85-99% Attendance (3 days or less absent)

PLUS Daily Attendance Prizes!


Free Meals

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.

MVR-III Retirees

The District would like to thank the following employees for their long and distinguished service. These folks have made a difference in the lives of students in our community. Best Wishes!


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

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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.

https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/o/mvriii/page/enrollment-information--83



*****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.

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/746525/Returning_Students.pdf

Board of Education Election Results & Changes

The Board of Education acknowledged the official election results of the June 2, 2020, Board of Education candidates as certified by the County Clerks of Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Louis Counties. Incumbents Matt Trower, Dianna Meyer, and Sean Brinker will return as Board of Education members for a three-year term.


MVR-III Board of Education for the 2020-2021 school year includes:

President- Matt Trower

Vice-President-Sean Brinker

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

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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

Online Learning Options

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.


New Textbooks

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!

If you're caring, hard-working, and looking to make a difference, you may want to consider working for the MVR-III School District. We're hiring for the best and brightest, the most committed, and inspiring people that want to make a difference for kids. We're currently taking applications for:


  • 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
Additional information and the online application may be found by using the following link:

https://www.applitrack.com/mvr3/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1.


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).