Monday Message

May 16, 2022 (Student Edition)

School will dismiss at 12:08 pm on Wednesday for summer!

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Dear Students and Family,


I hope that you have a fantastic summer! Enjoy being outside and doing whatever it is you love to do! You deserve this time off to relax and unwind. You have worked hard this year and I am so proud of each of you!


For those of you that are moving on to a new adventure....we will miss you! Keep in touch and be sure to stop by and visit when you are in town.


Congratulations to our 8th grade students that will be graduating on Tuesday evening! We can't wait to see the amazing things you will do in high school!


I will be counting down the days until Tuesday, August 23 for the first day of school for 2022-2023!


Happy summer!

Ms. Drummond

Wellness Walk

Ms. Klenk and Mr. Horton have been working with our student/staff Wellness Committee to plan our first ever Wellness Walk. This will be held on Monday, May 16 from 9:00-12:00 pm on school grounds.


Students and staff will have the opportunity to walk the block, interact at stations or just chill under a tree and rest. They will also have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for prizes!


Don't forget your water bottles and sunscreen!


Thank you Wellness Committee for planning such a fun event!

Graduation Season

Please join us to celebrate our students at the following graduation events:


  • Preschool Graduation-- Monday, May 16 at 6:30 pm
  • 8th grade Graduation-- Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm


All events will be held in the high school gym and livestreamed on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=slater+schools+streaming

8th Grade Graduation Pictures

Eighth grade students need to report to the HS Gym at 5:45 pm for graduation pictures. If you choose to purchase pictures from Inter-State Studio, please use this code to order online: 68309XA

Awards Assembly

The end of the year awards assembly will be held for K-7th grade students at 8:30 am in the auditorium. Families are welcome to attend. Please check in at the office upon arrival.

Are You Missing Some Clothing?

Did you lose anything this year and never found it?

The lost and found box will remain in the Elementary hallway until Tuesday afternoon for you to look through and see if you have any lost items.

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JH Cheer Parent Meeting

Mrs. Bowling will be holding a student/parent meeting for the new JH cheerleaders on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please enter the Library/Central Office door.

Summer Acceleration Program

Letters/Contracts will be coming home to students that qualify for the summer acceleration program this week. The program will focus on Reading and Math on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 am in the Library.


Please contact the office with any questions.

Please welcome our new staff for 2022-2023

Ms. Matalin Page-- Special Education

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Ms. Lexie Blumhorst-- 3rd grade

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Fifth Grade Is Getting Ready for JH!

Our 8th grade Student Council members met with the 5th grade students to discuss the transition to Junior High on Friday, May 13. They learned about changing classes, lunch, toured the classrooms and were able to ask many questions.


Thank you Student Council!

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New MSHSAA Guidelines for 2022-2023

The Missouri High School Athletic Association has implemented new guidelines for Junior High sports and activities beginning next school year.


Students in 6-7-8th grade will be considered eligible to participate in Junior High sports and activities. However, if students are participating in school sponsored sports and activities, they are not able to participate in community/Optimist/etc. sports. They have to do one or the other.


Students that do not play on the school team may participate in non-school competition in that sport but doing so during the interscholastic season will affect their eligibility in that sport for that season.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Drummond or Coach Yung.

I Scream, You scream, We all scream for ice cream!

**Monday is the last day to bring in your change!**

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Snacks For Sale!

The JH Student Council will have snacks and drinks for sale in the Elementary Office starting Monday, April 11.

Students may purchase them before and after school OR during lunch if in good standing.

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Closed Lunch

Failing to sign in for Closed Lunch grades 6-8:


1. Warning

2. 60 minute detention

3. Friday School

4. 1-3 Transition

Tardies 5-12

All students will be required to check in at the office upon arrival and obtain an admit slip prior to going to class. Tardies are cumulative for the semester and reports will be run on a weekly basis.


4 tardies: 30-minute detention

5 tardies: 60-minute detention

6 tardies: ½ Friday School

7 tardies: Friday School

8 tardies: Friday School and closed lunch for one week.

9 tardies: Friday School and closed lunch for the rest of the semester.

10 or more tardies: At administrator discretion, including but not limited to: Loss of good standing, assigned intervention, and possible OSS.

Detention Policy

Detentions - 30 or 60 minutes in length from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Wednesday and Friday afternoon. They are held in the library.


½ Friday School - 1½ hour detention supervised by school personnel held from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm on scheduled Fridays.


Friday School - 3-hour detention supervised by school personnel held from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on scheduled Fridays.


TRANSITION ROOM- Removal to an alternative classroom. Students must earn their way out by meeting expectations.

Now Taking Yearbook Orders!

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Cell Phone Usage

Electronic Devices

Devices will be confiscated by faculty or administration and turned into the principal’s office, if used inappropriately by students.


1. Taken away and may be picked up by the student at the end of the day in the office.

2. Parent will be contacted by the administration and parent will be required to pick up the device.

3. Parents will be notified and 60 minutes of student detention will be served and parent will be required to pick up the device.

4. Parents will be notified; Friday School minutes of student detention will be served. Any additional offenses may require confiscation of the device by administration.

5. Device will be confiscated--parent will be required to pick up; 1-3 days Transition.


Cell phones are not to be used throughout the school day (during class time or during passing time).

Casey's Cash For Schools

Students and teachers could use a boost now more than ever. Casey's Rewards members can get involved by donating their points to a school of their choice.

Not a Casey's Rewards member? Sign up for Casey's Rewards here.

Learn more HERE!

Box Tops For Education

All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!


Do you need to enroll your school? Find out how here.

Illness Policy

A reminder of our Student Handbook policy if your child becomes sick during school:


ILLNESS

A phone call home must be made by school personnel through the appropriate office in order for a student to check out due to medical/illness conditions.


a. If a student contacts a parent/grandparent/guardian on their own without going through the appropriate office, he/she will be written up for DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY/INSUBORDINATION.


b. All students should have an emergency contact on file that can pick them up from school within 30 minutes of being called.

Are You Not Feeling Well?

If you are:


  • Sick, please stay home.
  • If you are showing any COVID symptoms, please stay home.
  • If you (or anyone in your household) has been tested or is being tested for COVID, stay home until you receive a negative result - or clearance to return from the Health Department.


If you will not be at school, we ask that parents call the Elementary Office to let Tera know by 8:30 am. The Elementary Office phone number is 660-529-2278, ext. 103 (Tera). You can also email Tera (tallen@slaterschools.net) or me (bdrummond@slaterschools.net).

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COVID Procedures for School

**If a student comes in contact with a positive and is NOT vaccinated, they can either:


  1. Test to Stay (see the procedures above) and wear a mask for 14 days.
  2. Stay home for 5 days while monitoring symptoms. On the 6th day, they can return if they have been fever free for at least 24 hours and wear a mask for the next 5 days.


**If a student comes in contact with a positive but IS vaccinated, they do not need to Test to Stay but will wear a mask and monitor for symptoms for 10 days.

Distance Learners

In the event that a student is placed in quarantine:


TEACHERS: Please email the above student and parents to let them know how you'll be contacting him/her with work/assignments and answer any questions they may have regarding your class(es).

STUDENT: Follow your regular class schedule and check your email and Google Classroom several times throughout the day. The majority of your teachers will enter assignments and information before or during the actual scheduled class time of your class. Many of your teachers require that assignments are submitted in Google Classroom before the bell rings to end your scheduled class.

** New for 2021: Attendance for Distance Learners is tied to completion of work while out – if a student completes 100% of the work while they are out, they are not counted absent while quarantined. However, if a student does not turn in or complete 20% of their assigned work, we record 80% attendance during their quarantine.


STUDENT, make sure that you are logging in to Google Classroom and communicating with your teachers and turning in your assigned packets.


TEACHERS, make sure that you mark the Google Doc to let Tera know if work was completed. **

Please contact me or Tera if you need anything (Chromebook, books, supplies) or have any questions while you are out. Teacher emails can be found at: http://slatermo.apptegy.us/o/district/staff


But wait! There's more:

In the event that a student athlete tests positive for COVID, he/she must complete the Missouri State High School Athletic Association (MSHSAA) Return to Play form and steps of protocol. This form can be retrieved from our website, but will also be provided to the athlete by their coach.

How Much Does Breakfast/Lunch Cost?

Both breakfast and lunch is FREE to all of our students! If you would like to purchase items from the grab 'n go, you will need to put money on your account. This can be done by paying Tera in the Elementary Office. Debit/Credit cards are also accepted.

New Food Pantry Box

There is a new food pantry box located on campus at the corner of Elm and Harold for our community to utilize as needed.


There are also several others located in town at Gari's Diner and Life Church.

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2021-2022 School Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 16

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Wellness Walk

Preschool Graduation-- 6:30 pm (HS Gym)


Tuesday, May 17

Staff to Library for Graduation Procession-- 6:45 pm

8th grade Graduation-- 7:00 pm (HS Gym)


Wednesday, May 18

K-7 Awards Assembly-- 8:30 am (Auditorium)

HS Awards Assembly-- 11:00 am

12:08 pm - Dismissal


~ Have a great Summer! ~

Special Education Public Notice

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504 Public Notice

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