Parent Newsletter Sept. 10, 2021

Staley High School

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North Kansas City School District Website

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Parent Assistance Requested

We are seeing a steady rise of student visits to our offices requesting the items listed below.


Please help us by making sure your students come to school prepared daily with these items as we are unable to continue to provide them.


Mask

Personal Hygiene items

Snacks

Water bottles


We appreciate your help!

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Upcoming Dates

Thursday, September 16

  • Late Start Thursday 8:28 a.m.


Tuesday, September 21

  • Josten's Senior Class Meeting Falcon Time PAC


Wednesday, September 22

  • ACT Workkeys 7:43 a.m.Aux Gym
  • Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 23

  • Late Start Thursday 8:28 a.m.


Friday, September 24

  • Legacy Walk Celebration 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, September 25

  • Homecoming Dance 7-10 p.m.

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Reminder from Our Attendance Office

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Late Arrival, Early Pick Up, Item Drop-off

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Technology

If you do not currently have insurance for your student’s technology and would like to purchase insurance, remember that you can access this information in My Payments Plus. If your student is having any technology issue or if you’d like to learn about the status of your student’s laptop, please reach out to Mrs. Taylor at nina.taylor@nkcschools.org and Mrs. Redmond as Kathryn.redmond@nkcschools.org.

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StuCo - Homecoming News

Homecoming Hallway Decorating Contest

A hallway is assigned to each Grade Level

Sunday September 19th, 2021

2-6pm

Paper and tape will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring items to add to the “Out of This World” decor.


Senior Sunset

Sunday September 19th, 2021

The senior class is invited to gather at the Falcon Pavilion from 6-8pm.

Food and drinks are provided.

Seniors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and outdoor games.


Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

Lineup begins at 5pm

Parade around the Staley Campus begins at 6pm with a Pep Rally to follow at the DAC

Food Trucks will be in attendance.


Senior Takeover 2021

Friday September 24th, 2021

Seniors are invited to bring festive décor such as streamers, posters, ribbons and tape to decorate the student entrance.

Takeover begins at 6am


Homecoming Dance

“Out of This World”

Where: Staley High School Fieldhouse

When: Saturday September 25th, 2021

Time: 7-10pm

Tickets: online purchases only at mypaymentsplus.com $10

*There are dance guest forms available in the main office if your student is bringing a guest from another high school.

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TRAFFIC FLOW

Parents should use the front circle drive south of the school to drop off students in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. Students drivers should take Shoal Creek Parkway east and turn left onto Stadium Drive and enter the student parking from there.

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UPDATED - Staley Quick Look Calendar

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CULTURE CORNER

This past week our freshman participated in an Activity Fair to learn about all of the clubs/activities they have the opportunity to participate in this year. Coaches, sponsors, and students invited Freshman students to get involved and we had a great turn out! We had nearly 50 clubs and activities represented! Get your student(s) involved! Inspire out students to be part of our Staley community. Pictured here (attached) are some of the Diversity Council leaders and a glance at some of our freshman learning how to get involved. This is going to be a great year!

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YEARBOOK: SENIOR TRIBUTES

Good afternoon,


Class of 2022 parents. I am the Legacy yearbook adviser, and attached is the form for senior tributes. The deadline is Oct. 28. We usually sell out of space, so the tributes are sold in the order of who has turned in their photos, written message and payment. The tributes are sold online, so please be sure to get everything uploaded to the website.


https://www.balfour.com/missouri/kansas-city/staley-high-school


Beyond the space filling up, these tributes take some thought and effort tracking down photos and writing the message, so it might be worth starting on now. The tributes cannot be accepted in person. I have attached an examples from the last yearbook of each tribute size.


Also, if your child has not had their senior yearbook photo taken yet and does want a studio session, which also includes cap and gown photos, please contact Reed Portrait Group at 816-436-5550.


Thank you so much!

Sincerely,

Cherié Burgett

Journalism Teacher

Staley High School

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Freshman Falcon Mentor Program

Hello Parents!

We are so happy to have your freshman here at Staley this year! As a freshman, we understand how hard the adjustment can be from middle school. That’s why a program called the Freshman Falcon Mentor Program was created. This program gives freshman a chance to be mentored by one of our wonderful seniors their first semester of high school. The mentors are there to help your student as much or a little as needed. The senior mentors are the only class here at Staley that have had a “normal” non-covid year, so they truly understand how Staley works!

This is a great chance for your freshman to become involved, meet new people, and have someone they can trust to help them adjust. If you are interested in this program please fill out the form below!

Thank you!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBKnr_pE5Cs9jsjOBvnlVqlHnS5pZj9OWJBYlUlZxCqETbWw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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TRANSPORTATION APP

We have a webpage with a how-to guide to operate our transportation app, MyStop. There is a transportation page on the district website that also includes FAQs. The direct link for you to access the transportation webpage: https://www.nkcschools.org/Page/5243

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Food & Nutrition Services

The waiver which allowed NKC Schools to provide free meals for all students last year has been extended through the entire 2021-2022 school year! Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided free of charge at all of our buildings.

Families are still strongly encouraged to apply for the free/reduced price meals program. This ensures discounts on a variety of other programs, including testing, activity fees and more! Apply online here.

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COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS

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NKCSD DISTRICT COMMUNICATION

Mask Requirement Communication on 7.29.21

NKC Schools families and staff:


Yesterday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas issued an emergency public health order requiring masks at all times indoors. This order impacts all individuals over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status.


As a result, beginning Monday, August 2, masks will be required for all students, staff and visitors indoors at all NKC Schools sites. This includes all individuals; those who have received the vaccine and those who have not.


If your child is currently attending one of our year-round schools, summer Adventure Club programming or other indoor activities, please plan to send them to school each day with a mask to wear indoors. A back-up mask is also highly recommended. Additionally, masks are still required on buses at all times due to a federal mandate.


NKC Schools remains in close contact with our partners at both the Clay County and Kansas City Health Departments just as we’ve been all summer. We will continue to collaborate with local health partners to determine any other changes to COVID-19 mitigation practices before the school year begins August 23. We will also continue to provide updates and regular communication to you in this time where adaptability is required. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Thank you for your partnership and flexibility as we continue to monitor the changing situations around us and adjust our practices to best serve all students, staff and families.

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We’re so excited about the start of a great school year! As we progress through these first weeks of school, the Staley Library is checking out books to as many of our Falcons as we can. Freshmen ELA classes are learning how the library works in orientation, and seniors are trying new and old stories during book tastings.


This year, the library is offering a ton of fun, informative programming. Students can sign up for Epsilon Beta, our library club, on Canvas. Epsilon Beta will continue to offer both Young Adult AND Classics book clubs, as well as gaming, service, events, and contests throughout the year.


Our Staley librarians can be contacted at elizabeth.ferguson@nkcschools.org and theresa.christal@nkcschools.org.

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FALCON CLUB MEMBERSHIPS

FALCON CLUB BUSINESS PARTNERS

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STALEY MISSION STATEMENT

We commit ourselves to create and sustain an inclusive environment of learning that challenges and inspires each of us to SOAR.


OUR CORE VALUES


Service: We are committed to the greater good and actively seek opportunities to be of service. As we focus on serving others, we enhance our community and grow personally.


Ownership: We are committed to internalizing our vision, mission and core values by taking ownership in our school programs, community and facility. We are responsible and accountable for our choices.


Achievement: We are committed to maximizing every opportunity for personal and academic growth. We embrace a culture of authentic learning, which is evidenced by asking questions, collaborating, seeking solutions and fulfilling daily commitments.


Respect: We are committed to demonstrating behavior that is considerate of the community, the campus, others and ourselves. We respect the right to teach and learn at all times. Relationships based on open, honest and caring communication are essential to a culture of respect.

STALEY VISION STATEMENT

Staley High School is a community where individual and collective gifts are celebrated to foster personal and academic excellence.

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STALEY ADMINISTRATION

Principal Dr. Larry Smith

Assistant Principal Mrs. Jessica Hoffecker

Assistant Principal Mr. Kevin Kooi

Assistant Principal Mr. Chris Neff

Assistant to Principal Mrs. Kassie Redmond

Assistant Principal Mr. James Wheeler

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS & SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

Attendance: (816) 321-5332

Counseling: (816) 321-5335

Health Room: (816) 321-5333

Main Office: (816) 321-5330

Fax: (816) 321-5331


Address:

2800 NE Shoal Creek Pkwy

Kansas City, MO 64156



Website: www.nkcschools.org/shs


Twitter: @SHSFalcons