Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / October 17th

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Parent / Teacher Conferences (November 3rd and 4th)

Your child's teacher has sent out communication about signing up for Parent/Teacher conferences on either November 3rd or 4th. We are offering both virtual and in-person options this school year. Our goal is to meet with 100% of our parents. Please make sure to sign up for a time that works for your schedule.

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Title I Compacts

As a Title I school, Pathfinder receives additional federal funds to support academic success for all students. Part of being a Title I school means building home to school connections and making our commitments to families clear. In an effort to do just that, we will be sending home Title I Home-School Compacts with all students to be signed and returned. These compacts outline what Pathfinder will do, what parents will do, and what students will do to ensure success in school. Please sign this and get it returned for us! Any questions about the compact or Title I programming in general can be directed to Mrs. Bohn, our Assistant Principal (bohna@platteco.k12.mo.us).

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Fall Data Review

First quarter will be wrapping up this week and we would like to share with families a review of our beginning of the year testing data. We are very proud of the work our students are putting in this year, but also realize we have a lot of gains yet to be made. The results below are from three different assessments.

STAR Reading and Math Assessments: : Star Assessments are short tests that provide teachers with learning data. Star tests are computer adaptive, which means they adjust to each answer your child provides. This helps teachers get the best data to help your child in the shortest amount of testing time (about one-third of the time other tests take). These assessments are given three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring).


Reading Running Records: These assessments are conducted by classroom teachers in a one on one setting. Students will read books on various levels and teachers will assess a student's reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Teachers will assess to find a student instructional reading level that will then be used for the student's small group instruction. Instructional reading levels will be reported out at the end of each quarter on your child's report card.


* Note: Kindergarten will begin taking Tier One assessments starting in the Winter.

STAR Reading

This is beginning of the year data that was collected between September 1st and 15th. Our goal is to average 75% of our student at or above grade level by the end of the year.
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Running Record Data

This data is collected through running records by the classroom teacher on each student. Our goal is to have 75% of our student at or above grade level reading level.
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STAR Reading Urgent Intervention

This graph represents the percentage of students who are in urgent intervention based on running record data. Our goal is to reduce the percentage of students who fall in the "Gold and Below" category that need urgent intervention.
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STAR Math

Similar to our STAR Reading data, we are working towards 75% of our students at or above the grade level expectation by the end of the year for STAR Math.
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Pathfinder Trunk or Treat

Pathfinder is bringing back one of our most popular school events. We are looking for families and community members to host a trunk at our annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 20th from 5:oopm to 7:00pm. Click the link below for more information on how to host a trunk or donate candy. We also would like to get an accurate head count of those participating.

2021 Trunk or Treat

A hard copy of this form will also be coming home with every student.

WE NEED CANDY FOR TRUNK OR TREAT...SEND ANY DONATONS TO SCHOOL! THANK YOU!

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PCR-3 Community Advisory: Apply by October 29

Platte County School District recognizes the importance of community input to help set the future direction of our schools.

We are launching the PCR-3 Community Advisory to gather volunteers who will have an ongoing role to review the District’s progress toward its Comprehensive Strategic Improvement Plan (CSIP) goals, as well as to provide input regarding the District's general operation and specific issues impacting education activities and programs.

This group will review, discuss, monitor, and advise on a variety of topics including the academic calendar, long-range facility plan, fraud and audit, safety and security, attendance area boundaries, facility naming, technology, equity and inclusion, character education, health and wellness, and additional topics requested by the Board of Education. The group will meet quarterly, or more regularly as needed, to complete specific tasks.

Any District resident, employee, or student may participate in the ongoing work of this group. PCR-3 hopes to have a full membership of 75 or more members. A PCR-3 Community Advisory Steering Committee will be composed of 8-10 District residents who represent a broad cross-section of PCR-3 parents and citizens with at least two representatives from each of PCR-3’s attendance areas. Steering Committee members will additionally meet in advance of full membership meetings.

If interested in serving on this advisory as a General Member or Steering Committee Member, please complete the application linked below by October 29.


Community Advisory Application

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Upcoming PTA Restaurant Nights

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Pathfinder Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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Rise And Shine For A Healthy Start!

Pathfinder Lunch Menu

Eat Up Pathfinder Pirates!

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Community Events

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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.

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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 schullerh@platteco.k12.mo.us.

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October Parent Calendars

Please click here to access our Pathfinder parent calendars for the month of October.

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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.

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.

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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 dolld@platteco.k12.mo.us (Dr. Devin Doll, Principal) or bohna@platteco.k12.mo.us (Mrs. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).

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Thank you to our Pirates R.O.C.K. Stars!

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