Fulton Focus

For the parents and patrons of the Fulton School District

October 16, 2020

A message from the Superintendent

As we approach the end of the first quarter and enter the fall season, I want to thank everyone for their diligence and commitment to keep us safe and in school. Flu season is upon us and will present additional challenges. We have worked with the Callaway County Health Department to provide flu vaccines to students at parent requests. See below for additional information.


Also, the need continues for substitutes and bus drivers. If you or someone you know is interested, please reference the information included in this Focus.


Thank you again for your support and as always, It's a great day to be a Hornet!


Ty Crain

Superintendent

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Say WHAT???

CALLING ALL FPS STUDENTS.............GET A FLU SHOT AT SCHOOL!!!!!


Fulton Public Schools is working in conjunction with the Callaway County Health Department to provide flu shot "clinics" at school.


Who will give the shots?

The FPS Director of Health Services and another nurse from FPS will give the shots in each school.


When will the shots be given?

The date will be scheduled sometime around the beginning of November.


Who is eligible?

All students are eligible for shots--insured, uninsured, and those on Medicaid.


Do students need money the day they get their shot?

Kids won't be charged, but it will process through insurance if they have it. This means if families have private insurance, the insurance will pay for it and then the family will receive an EOB from insurance.


Oops! I forgot my permission form. Can I still get the shot?

Students CANNOT get a shot without the permission form which is due back Wednesday, October 21st.


More information and the permission form can be found at

https://www.fulton58.org/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5f88b5f701926/Flu%20Shot%20Paperwork.pdf

FPS NEEDS YOU!!!

Do you have extra time and need extra money??? We've got the job for you!


Join OUR team by serving as a substitute teacher (through Kelly Services) for Fulton Public Schools!


To apply: Go to https://www.kellyeducationalstaffing.us/ or call 1-800-Kelly-01


Pay Rate: $85 per day for a teacher substitute

$10.66 per hour for a para substitute

$110 per day for a long term teacher substitute


Requirements:

60 College Credit Hours OR


A Content Substitute certificate may also be granted to an individual who has a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and has successfully completed a minimum of twenty (20) clock hours of department-approved substitute teacher training that includes professionalism, honoring diversity, engaging students, foundational classroom management techniques, basic instructional strategies, supporting students with special needs, and working with at-risk youth. Approved training is available here:


Want or Need more information?


Call FPS at 573-590-8000 TODAY!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will look a bit different this year. Below you will find the plans for each level. As always, FPS strives for 100% participation!


Pre K and Elementary

  • Conferences are from Oct 19th - Nov 13th

  • Teachers will be reaching out to schedule these with families

  • The conferences will be by google meet or phone



Middle School

  • Conferences will be scheduled from Oct 19th - Nov 13th

  • Advisory teachers will facilitate the conference schedule based on the needs of the family

  • More details will come out after the October 12th professional development day

  • The conferences will be by Google Meet or phone



High School

  • Parents/Guardians--please contact the teachers you wish to schedule a 10-minute conference with.
  • Parents/Guardians have the option of format: Google Meet, email, or phone call.
  • When you contact the teacher, the teacher will have dates and times ready to offer.
  • Conference dates are Monday, October 19-Friday, November 13.
  • Seminar teachers will follow up with parents/guardians that have not contacted any of their student's teachers for a conference. Please respond if a Seminar teacher reaches out, we do not want you to miss an opportunity to discuss your student's progress.
  • Parents/Guardians of a student that has a D or an F will be contacted by that specific teacher.
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Important Dates

NO School - Friday, October 30

NO School - Monday, November 9 - Professional Development

Wednesday, November 11 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm Fulton High School Commons

NO School - Wednesday - Friday, November 25 - 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday

NO School - Monday, December 7 - Professional Development

Wednesday, December 9 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm Fulton High School Commons

NO School - December 21 - January 1 - Winter Break

NO School - Monday, January 4 - Professional Development