Pershing Blast

Weekly update: All Things Pershing

10.31.21

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attention 5th and 8th grade parents:

The 2022-2023 Transitional Transfer Request process will open for parents on November 1 at 7:30 am and will close on November 30 at 4:30 pm. A Transitional Transfer Request allows students in 5th grade going into 6th grade, or students in 8th grade going into 9th grade, to select a middle or high school of their choice. Transitional Transfers must be submitted online during the window and will be available on Nov 1 at www.sps.org.


(The deadline to submit the transfer request for high school ends at 4:30 pm on November 30, 2021. No late submissions will be accepted.)

Pershing Staff Recognition Form

Is there a staff member you feel needs to be recognized? Please use this form to share.

2nd quarter started October 25th

To check overall grades in home access:


  • Please visit with your student about assignments and grades printed on the report. Parents can check assignment grades on Home Access at https://homeaccess.sps.org/homeaccess. If you have any questions about the assignments or grades, please reach out to the teacher.


Home Access Center website: https://homeaccess.sps.org/homeaccess


Log-in: Enter User Name and Password


  • If you have not previously logged on, you will be asked to create two questions with answers in case you forget your password in the future.
  • If you need your log-in and password, please come in or call the office.
  • Click on Classes for assignments and click on Grades for overall scores in each class at mid-quarter and at the end of the quarter.



To message teachers in Canvas:


  • Canvas is the platform our teachers and students use for learning. As a parent, you are automatically able to be an observer in each of your child’s Canvas courses with your own log-in and password. To find your child’s Canvas courses, log in to Canvas at www.sps.org > Click on “Parents” > Click on “Resources” > Click on “Canvas.” The log in for Canvas is the same as eschool home access log-in and password. If you are unable to log-in to Canvas or home access, please call the main office. We will be happy to assist you!
  • If you are unfamiliar with Canvas and would like quick tips on how to change preferences or contact a teacher through Canvas, click here for information.
  • For accuracy, please use eschool Home Access for updated weekly grades. If you have questions about the assignment or grade, Canvas offers a way to immediately contact the teacher through inbox.
Choice Program Communication for 3rd and 4th graders

Please click here if you are interested in learning more about Choice Programs for your student.

Choice Program Communication for 7th graders

Please click here if you are interested in learning more about Choice Programs for your 7th grade student

Parents! Need help accessing and checking learning with your student???

Please be sure to reach out with questions about eschool or canvas. Ask your student to canvas inbox (email) his or her teachers and read the answers from the teacher together or email the teachers directly. Teachers are available via email or the librarian is willing to help via email or phone.
Pershing K-8 Library Loop

Stay up-to-date all things Library @ Pershing

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Digital Citizenship - Media Balance and Well Being

Looking for tips on how to support your student as a Digital Citizen? Each month I will share a digital citizenship tip for parents.

What's going on at Pershing this week?

  • 11.1.21 and 11.2.21 - Professional Learning for Teacher - No school for students
  • 11.2.21 - Girls Basketball 7th Grade vs. Carver MS - Carver
  • 11.2.21 - Girls Basketball 8th Grade vs. Carver MS - Pershing
  • 11.4.21 - Wrestling Pershing & PV - Cherokee
  • 11.5.21 -Girls Basketball - Cherokee vs. Pershing at Cherokee - 8th 5:30 p.m.
  • 11.5.21 - Girls Basketball - Cherokee vs. Pershing at Pershing 7th 5:30 p.m.
  • 11.9.21 - Girls Basketball - Pipkin vs. Pershing at Pipkin 8th 5:30 p.m.
  • 11.9.21 - Girls Basketball - Pipkin vs. Pershing at Pershing 7th 5:30 pm
  • 11.9.21 - Wrestling vs. Cassville & Monett - Glendale
Pershing K-8 Website

Click here to access the Pershing K-8 website

Masks Required

Masks will be required in all SPS buildings including Pershing. This mandate is currently effective and will be in place for any meetings or gatherings taking place before, during, or following the start of the school day. For more information regarding this safety measure please visit our district website by clicking the link: Masks at School.

Drop-off/Pick-up

All middle school students should be dropped off and picked-up each day at the circle drive. Car Riders will not be released until 4:30 p.m. Please do not drop off students before 9:05 a.m. Elementary students' carline is in located in the Elementary parking lot.

Safety First

A COUPLE THINGS...


  • Carline: Thank you parents staying in your cars. This greatly helps the speed of carline. Safety for our students is our #1 concern. Thank you for your patience.
  • Please remind your student to USE THE CROSSWALK at all times.
  • Please be aware of of students walking and riding bikes. Students should use the crosswalks and sidewalks at all times.
  • Please DO NOT park in the NO PARKING areas in around Pershing. These need to stay clear for the safety of our students.
  • Remember, students are considered tardy after the 9:30 bell rings. If your child arrives after 9:30 am, please walk your child in and check them in at the front office.


IMPORTANT NOTE: For the safety and security of Pershing School all doors will be locked until 9:05 am. In other words, students may arrive at school no earlier than 9:05. Breakfast will begin at 9:05 with our instructional day beginning at 9:30. Students will be dismissed at 4:30. During the school day, all visitors must check in at the office. If you are picking up your child early they will be dismissed from the office.

Nutrition Services

At the beginning of each semester, each family is encouraged to apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals. Click here to apply online. For more information on questions or eligibility, click here for Frequently Asked Questions and click here for Income Eligibility Guidelines to assist in completing your application.

Breakfast and Lunch for ALL STUDENTS

All students enrolled at Pershing will be able to eat a school breakfast each morning for free and lunch each afternoon for free! Breakfast will be available each morning until 9:05 am for each seated student in their 1st hour classroom. Breakfast will not be available after 9:30 am. Students attending school virtually can pick up food items during designated times. Click here for more information or check out nutrition services at SPS.org.

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Facebook: @PershingMS and @PershingElementary

Twitter: @PershingSPS and @PershingElem

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Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time.

You can reach us at 523-2400

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