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Information For Pathfinder Families / September 3rd


Lead Time Goals....Set, Followed, Celebrated!

This week our classrooms kicked off setting Lead Time goals as a class. Each week our teachers and students will come together and determine what is the most important thing to work on for the upcoming week. Next the classes will set a time line for accomplishing their goal, and also develop action steps. Lastly, the class will determine what they will do to celebrate if they meet their goal and also create a tracking piece to see how they do each day.

Our behavior coach, Mr. Wellington, will come around at the end of each week and track each classroom's progress. The data will be transferred to our school-wide Lead Time Focus board.

If we get 100% of our classes (30 out of 30) meeting their goal for the week, we are going to CELEBRATE as a school. We struggled a little this week with a total of 70% of our classes meeting their Lead Time Goals, but I think soon we will be celebrating our school-wide success. Ask your child what their class goal was for the week!


First Home Football Game and Pirates ROCK Community Tailgate - Friday, September 3

This Friday is the Pirates first home football game (Pirate Stadium, 7 p.m. kickoff). Before the game, Price Chopper in Platte City is hosting our Pirates ROCK Kickoff and Community Tailgate! Come join the community before the Pirates take on the Kearney Bulldogs for the Highway 92 Showdown. Tailgate is from 5-7 p.m.; performances by PCHS drumline, cheerleaders and dance team from 5-6 p.m. Free hot dogs, chips, water, popcorn, and FUN! See flier for details.

Football fans: Due to construction, we will only be using the north gate for Pirate games this year. To avoid waiting in long lines at the gate, we highly encourage ALL fans to use our digital ticket option. You can purchase digital tickets by clicking the link below and simply use your phone or device to show that ticket to our gate workers. Admittance to the game is $5 for adults; $3 for students. PCHS students who show their school ID, and persons aged 55 and older showing a valid ID are free.

Platte County vs Kearney Football Tickets

Football game reminders: Pirate football games are a time for us all to gather and enjoy some fantastic company and great sports. Please remind your students that the football stadium is an extension of the classroom, and appropriate behavior and good sportsmanship are expected. As a reminder, elementary students should be supervised by a parent and with you at all times.


Upcoming Assessments

Our students in 1st -4th grades will be participating in Star Reading and Star Math assessments during the next two weeks. These assessments serve as our Tier One universal screener to determine areas or need and possible further interventions. Teachers have also been busy conducting running records on students to determine their reading levels.

Our Kindergrten studets will be taking the PCR3 Decoding Assessment to serve as a starting point for their phonic instruction.

These assessments results will be tracked using our school-wide WIG (Wildly Important Goal) board, and we will send updates periodically.


Parent/Student Handbooks - Please Review and Acknowledge

2021-22 Parent/Student Handbooks are available on the District website here:

You will receive a hard copy of the district handbook that needs to be signed an returned.


2021-22 Substitutes Needed

Look at these smiling faces below! You can be a vital part of our continuous improvement efforts in the Platte County School District by applying to be a substitute teacher for our schools. Here is the information below that you can use to get more information and begin the application process started.

Platte County School District Substitute Information

Substitute Teacher pay is $105.00 a day or $14.00 an hour. A full day for a Substitute Teacher is 7.5 hours a day. If a Substitute Teacher works 6.5 hours a day they are paid the full $105.00. If a Substitute works less than 6.5 hours a day, they are paid hourly.


COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance and Data

Please see the attached quarantine guidance for students or staff members who are identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19. The graphic outlines the requirements if all parties are appropriately masked, as well as if they are not. These quarantine procedures are in alignment with directives from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Platte County Health Department (PCHD).

We will post numbers of reported COVID-19 cases and close contacts in our District on our website, displaying data from the previous seven days, as well as 7-day rolling average information. These cases will include staff and students, and will only include those reported to the District.

This information will be available on our District website here starting Tuesday, September 7.


Road Construction at Hwy 152 and N. Platte Purchase Drive Starts Tuesday

MODOT will be constructing a diverging diamond interchange at Highway 152 and N. Platte Purchase over the next nine months. Crews will close N. Platte Purchase Dr. between 88th Street and NW Tiffany Springs Parkway beginning Tuesday, September 7 and continuing until Sunday, May 15, 2022. Crews will also close all MO Route 152 ramps at N. Platte Purchase Dr. during construction. Some of the ramps may reopen in November 2021.

This will impact five bus routes in this area, and some timing changes may become necessary as we reroute. We will communicate any changes to affected routes as soon as possible.


Pathfinder Breakfast Menu

Rise And Shine For A Healthy Start!

Pathfinder Lunch Menu

Eat Up Pathfinder Pirates!


Save the Date: Picture Day (September 9th)

September 9th will be Fall Picture Day at Pathfinder Elementary! Stay tuned for more communication on how to order your student's photos!


Text Notifications

The District uses text messaging and automated phone calls to notify parents of upcoming events and days off, school closings due to weather, and during emergency situations. Newly enrolled families will automatically receive an opt-in message from 67587. If you missed it, simply text “Yes” to 67587 to receive text messages.


Pathfinder Resource Checklist

Hello Pirate Families! At the beginning and middle of each school year, we ask parents and guardians to fill out our Resource Checklist on paper. This year we are asking you to complete the Resource Checklist electronically using this form. This brief questionnaire is your School Social Worker's first and primary way to help you access support services. It also lets us know if you are interested in giving back to your school community. Please do not hesitate to contact your School Social Worker if you have any questions.
Pathfinder Resource Needs Checklist

If you have further questions please contact our school social work, Heather Schuller, at


August & September Parent Calendars

Please click here to access our Pathfinder parent calendars for the months of August and September!


Pathfinder Specific Opening Details

Pleaser refer to this link that describes Pathfinde specific details for the start of the school year and our mitigating strategies.

Keep In Contact With Us!

We want families to stay connected to all Pathfinder information. In addition, we invite you to visit our social media and platforms below.

You can always pick up the phone and give us a call anytime. The school number is 816.436.6670. If you have a specific question for administration, please email us at (Dr. Devin Doll, Principal) or (Mrs. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).