Parkway Today

October 6, 2021

Parkway = Top 1%

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Parkway Schools has earned an A+ ranking and ranks in the top 1% of districts in Missouri according to

The 2022 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.

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Early release, fall break

This is a reminder that we will have an early release Thursday, October 14, followed by fall break October 15-18.

Early release dismissal times listed below:

  • Tier 1 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Tier 2 - 1:15 p.m.
  • Tier 3 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Campus Elementary - 1:30 p.m.

To view your school's tier, click here.

Craig Elementary recognized as one of the best in the region

Craig Elementary School has been named one of the top 12 elementary schools in the region, according to SchoolSparrow. publishes public K-12 school rankings that normalize for parent income, elevating diverse schools to the forefront and shifting focus away from family income.

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Daily health check reminder

Please remember to keep your child at home if they experience any symptoms associated with COVID-19, if they have had close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19, or have been recently tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting the test result.

  • COVID-19 symptoms closely resemble other respiratory illnesses. Symptoms include cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, and tiredness. Less commonly, people have reported aches and pains or diarrhea.
  • If your student tests positive for COVID-19, notify the school nurse immediately so that contact tracing can begin.

Featured video

Tyrelle Henley, Junior at North High, is now a published author! His book Color Vision is a collection of short stories and poems that illustrate his life experiences. The stories are full of authentic emotion. His goal is to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and inspire others to not give up on themselves.

Rene Knott with KSDK interview Tyrelle about his experience. Watch the story.

Upcoming dates

October 13 7:00 p.m. Board of Education Meeting (watch live)

October 14 Early Release

October 15-18 Fall Break

October 23 Parkway Golf Tournament