Maries Co. R 2 Newsletter
September 7, 2021
Back in a Routine
If you have not yet updated your emergency information with your building secretary - please reach out to them and do so. We want to make sure we have accurate information in an emergency.
Thank you for all you do each day for the students in our community!
Parents As Teacher Program awarded grant from Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation
Parents As Teachers is a no-cost parent program that serves families throughout pregnancy until your child enters Kindergarten. There are no eligibility requirements. This service is open to all families living in our district. There are monthly visits and screenings that look at your child's development. The mission of Parents As Teachers is to promote optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting their parents as caregivers.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Patti at 573-859-3800 extension 1311 or emailing her at email@example.com.
IReady Assessments Begin at Elementary and Middle School
What is i-Ready?
i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.
i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. These lessons are interactive and provide strategic supports to keep your child engaged as they learn.
What can I do to help?
To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to:
· Get a good night’s sleep and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.
· Try their best on each question and try not to rush.
· Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected they will get only about half of the questions correct.
· Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.
To support your child’s learning in Online Instruction, you can:
· Discuss your child’s progress on their i-Ready lessons.
· Celebrate your child’s learning and growth.
· Encourage them to use i-Ready at home.
o They will need access to a computer or iPad®, internet, and their login information. To check if your system meets i-Ready system requirements, please visit i-Ready.com/Support to run a system check.
Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning! We look forward to sharing i-Ready information with you throughout the year. If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact the school. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter.
Three Rivers Makes School Supply Donation
COVID 19 Dashboard
The quarantine exposure at school indicates that an individual has been in contact at school with a person who was identified with a Positive COVID case and is at home to determine if they will develop symptoms.
The quarantine exposure out of school indicates that an individual has been in contact out out side of school with a person who was identified with a Positive COVID case and is at home to determine if they will develop symptoms.
Free Meals for Breakfast and Lunch
We continue to have a supply distribution issue for our OPAA contractors. Lunch and breakfast menus may change as needed without notification. We appreciate your patience as they work out the distribution issue.
New One Way Street
Emails/Phone Calls Response Times
It is important that our teachers disconnect from school and reclaim time with their families and friends and to relax and restore themselves. We are all aware that teaching today can be stressful. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
August Board of Education Meeting
The Board Meeting started with a tax rate hearing set at 6:55 before the meeting.
The regularly scheduled meeting started at 7:00. All Board of Education Members were present.
The tax rate was set for $3.3359 for the 2021-2022 school year. $3.2159 will go to Incidental Fund and $0.1200 will be placed in the Capital Projects Fund. The Capital Projects Fund allows for facility repairs.
The board approved the Resolution to Adopt the Gasconade County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The purpose of the plan is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. Each county must have an approved plan in order to be have access to state hazard mitigation grant funds.
The board approved the repair of the wall at the back of the High School gym and the Middle School office. Metal sheeting will be hung for the repair. Bids will be requested in the next 30 days.
Resignations were accepted from Amanda Sauerwein (MS Science), Claire Littrell (Paraprofessional) and Meggan Schuhardt (Paraprofessional).
The discussion about options for the soccer field were tabled. The Board will discuss at a future date.
The board approved the hire of Kaylee Bossaller as a paraprofessional at the Elementary. They approved the hire of Melody Shipley as the Middle School National Honor Society Advisor. They approved the hire of Nicole Golden as the Middle School Yearbook Advisor. They approved the hire of Beckie Lansford as HS Assistant Volleyball Coach.
The next meeting is September 28, 2021.
Middle School Picture Retake Day is November 11.
Buses in Bland
Just a reminder that all students and staff riding public transportation (of which our buses are considered) are required to have a mask on while riding the bus. Please make sure your Middle School student has a mask when they are getting on the bus each morning.
Kindergarten students wearing their "C" hats for the letter of the day!
The Genetics class diagramed the cell cycle.
6th Grade Science CER - Claim, Evidence & Reasoning - Students practice making claims about each other and support their claim using evidence from the items they reviewed as well as reasoning.