NPS Virtual Learning Update

Monday, December 21, 2020

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Virtual Learning Update: Biweekly Starting in January

This virtual learning update will be sent biweekly beginning in January.

Technology: Students Returning to Seated Classes

If your child is returning to seated classes in January, please make sure you take all of your technology back to your home school. 5th-12th grade seated students will continue to take their devices home. K-4th students will have chromebooks available to them in the classroom. K-5th students who have math manipulatives need to bring those items back to their home school as well.

K-5th Launch Specials Courses

Due to an overwhelming response from K-5th parents across the state, Launch's K-5th specials classes will be reduced to three classes, Art, Music, and PE. Information Literacy and Coding have been dropped from the Launch course offerings. Launch shared that the amount of time spent in specials classes did not coincide with a full elementary schedule. Thank you for understanding.

6th Spring Semester Specials Courses

6th grade specials for the Spring semester will be Nixa Virtual Courses in Nixa Canvas, not Launch courses. This includes, Art, Music, and P.E. Please be watching for information regarding art and music supplies in January.

Spring 2021 Launch Elementary Workbook Distribution

Starting with the spring 2021 semester, supplemental workbooks will be provided for Launch students in grades K-3rd only. Launch will begin shipping elementary workbooks to students at their provided home address on January 4, 2021.

Launch/Nixa Academic Calendars

Launch Academic Calendar

Nixa Academic Calendar


There are a couple of clarifications that we want to make you aware of regarding any discrepancies in the Launch and Nixa Public Schools academic calendars (linked above).


For the remainder of the year, all NPS virtual students will have the following days off:


11/25/20-11/27/20: Thanksgiving Break

12/23/20-1/1/21: Christmas Break

1/18/21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

2/15/21: President's Day

3/15/21-3/19/21: Spring Break

4/2/21: Easter Break


***3/12/21: Launch DOES NOT have school on day, but Nixa DOES have school on this day.


Last Day of School for NPS Virtual Students

K-11th: 5/21/21

***Updated*** 12th: 5/10/21

Nixa Schools Curbside Meal Order Form

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**This form is to be completed by a parent/guardian on behalf of a student. If you'd like to order for more than one child please complete this form for each child individually. You may pick-up meals for your students who attend different schools at one location.**


By completing the form below, 5 breakfast and 5 lunches will be prepared and boxed. Deadline for orders is Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Please pick up on Mondays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. & 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the main doors of Inman Intermediate at 1300 N Nicholas Road, Nixa.


Nixa Schools is serving 5 days' worth of free breakfast & lunch meals to all students, including our virtual learners. Parents will pick-up meals packaged to include all components needed for a nutritious reimbursable meal including protein, grain, fruit, vegetable, and milk. All entrees are carefully selected whole grain rich, low sodium, reduced sugar, and lean protein options.


Breakfast meals will correspond with the Inman breakfast menu. Lunch entrees will include, but not limited to, both options on that Monday, chicken patty on a bun, pizza of the week, and a fifth option. Sides will include fresh fruit or vegetables, chilled fruit, frozen vegetable, juice and milk.


Please contact Emily Jones at emilyjones@nixaschools.net or call (417) 724-3860 with any questions or concerns.

CONNECTED: Chromebook Support

If you need to purchase a replacement chromebook charger, please go to Schoolpay. After you complete the Schoolpay transaction, you can pick up the purchased replacement charger at your child’s home school.