SG R-II Family Connection
Parents & Guardians
Good afternoon, SG families,
What a year it has been! We want to also say thank you again for supporting our schools through Prop SG! Without your input, thoughtful questions and assistance in explaining our facilities plans, the upcoming facility updates would not be possible. Thank you for helping us to provide our students with the opportunities that will offer them pathways to even brighter futures.
As timelines for various projects are finalized, we will share updated information to employees and families. Our architectural firm continues to work on drafts for various projects, including all necessary preliminaries to site work, such as ordering any relevant surveys, soil sampling, etc. The district is in the process of evaluating the best option regarding project management given the scope of Prop SG. Of course, as we move forward, all timelines are dependent upon the availability of materials and scheduling construction work. As of right now, we anticipate possibly breaking ground on an Early Childhood Center about a year to a year and a half from now.
While our Facilities Committee developed a framework for what an Early Childhood Center might look like, specifics related to its development will be determined through an Early Childhood Committee. This group will include parents, educators, and community members. It is vitally important to include our stakeholders in the Center’s development of specific areas, such as building plan and design, reorganization of our current early childhood programs, before and after school childcare, transportation services, extended school year, and much more. District administration are currently touring established Early Childhood Centers, and plan to take the Early Childhood Committee, once convened, to the most innovative of these Centers. Important updates will be shared on our Prop SG website, https://bit.ly/PropSG.
Please be sure to check out the list below for important updates from the district as we round out the 2021-2022 school year!
Thank you, and have a great weekend!
Dr. Julie Flieg
REMINDER: Last Day of School
The last day of school will be Friday, May 27. The Teacher PD day that was originally scheduled for Monday, May 23, will now be held on Tuesday, May 31. This is always held after the last day of school as a work day and check-out day for certified employees. (There will be school on Monday, May 23.)
HEADS-UP: Meals for the 2022-2023 School Year
The federal free meals program expires June 30, 2022. Congress has not extended federal waivers that made it possible for schools to provide free meals year-round under the USDA’s Seamless Summer Option. So, what does this mean for families? Meal charges will begin again in the 2022-2023 school year. We understand that this change may cause some of our families to worry. However, there are important steps families can take today to determine meal status:
- Complete the 2021-2022 application before the end of this school year if you have not already filled out an application for the 2021-2022 school year. This will give you a 30-day grace period at the start of the 2022-2023 school year to complete another application for next year.
- Next, complete the 2022-2023 online application, which will be available on the district’s website after July 1, 2022, and will also be shared with families in the district’s summer mailer. Even if you complete the 2021-2022 application, you still need to complete the 2022-2023 application as well. We will share several reminders with families over the summer.
If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, you may begin depositing money into student accounts at any time to prepare for the cost of school lunches next year.
Any unpaid meal charges, or any remaining funds left in a child’s account, will be carried over. If your student has a negative lunch account balance, we encourage you to pay it off as soon as possible and then begin depositing money into the account to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year.
For assistance or questions, please call 573-883-4500 ext. 2008.
Big Thank You
With only a few weeks of school left, we have celebrated our educators and support staff during nationwide appreciation days! We want to share a heartfelt thank you to every single educator and support staff member for their positive influence in the lives of our students. If you see an SG R-II employee, please thank them for all they do to make our district the best it can possibly be. There is no greater purpose than caring for and educating children, and every single SG R-II employee makes a difference in the success of our students.
Board of Education
- New Board Members: Mrs. Jamie Ballew and Mr. Josh Gettinger took the Oath of Office and were sworn in as members of the Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District Board of Education at the April 19, 2022 Reorganization Meeting. Board members Terry McDaniel and Richard Rudloff made the decision not to run for re-election this year. Mr. McDaniel served for 7 terms for a total of 21 years, and Mr. Rudloff served for 3 terms for a total of 9 years on the Board of Education. The Board also elected the following Board officers at this time: President: Mr. David Bova; Vice President: Mr. Eric Basler; Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) delegate: Mrs. Martha Resinger; alternate MSBA delegate: Mr. Eric Basler.
- Board Briefs: Check out the Board Briefs from the April 19, 2022 Reorganization & Regular meetings! This unofficial document includes more context and details than our official Board News. All Board documents, such as the Board News, the presentation and these Board Briefs, are located on the “Board of Education” page of our district's website.