September 1, 2021
A Message from the Office of the Superintendent
Blue Jay Families,
The 2021-2022 school year is up and going and we have started the year strong. It is always refreshing to have students back in classrooms after the summer break. We were hopeful as we closed out last school year that many of our obstacles, due to COVID, would be behind us. Unfortunately, we are continuing to make adjustments at school in order to keep our students and staff safe while still providing a great face to face educational experience for all of our students. We are so appreciative of your understanding and patience as we continually adjust to our current circumstances in dealing with COVID 19 protocols.
Our focus this year is #OurMission. We believe that we have a purpose in the Marshfield School District to serve and educate all of our students to the best of our abilities. With everything that is going on in the world around us, we don't want to lose our focus on making a positive impact in the lives of our students and our community. We are confident that this school year will continue to provide many challenges for our school district and families alike. #OurMission will be the focal statement this school year for our school district as we continually strive to serve students in our mission statement of "preparing each student for a successful future." The Marshfield R-I School District is very proud of our community and the students that we serve.
Thank you for opportunity to work with your students. We would encourage all families to be active participants in their child's education. We are looking forward to another great school year in living out the district's purpose and mission.
Proud to be a Blue Jay,
Mike Henry, Superintendent
Many of our elementary teachers have begun implementing Language Workshop which is a vital component of our district literacy plan, Literacy the Blue Jay Way. Language Workshop utilizes whole group interactive read-aloud lessons to engage students in listening, thinking, speaking, and writing about reading to develop understanding of texts. Pictured below is literacy coach Joni Seymour teaching a Language Workshop lesson in Angie Pollard’s third grade class. Third grade students responded to the read-aloud in their reading response logs.
Also pictured is kindergarten teacher Jen Cowden during Language Workshop teaching her students how to “turn and talk” to discuss the read-aloud text.
MHS CHOIR - DIRECTED BY JULIANA BEATIE
Recently, this group of MHS choir students performed the
National Anthem at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
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2021-2022 School Calendar
Monday, Sept. 6: Labor Day - No School
Monday, Sept. 27: No School (PD Day)
Friday, Sept.17: Hubble Picture Day
Thursday, Sept. 16: Webster Picture Day
Thursday, Sept. 9: 9/11 Memorial Drive Thru
Thursday, Sept. 16: Shook Picture Day
Thursday, Sept. 23: Shook Health Fair
Thursday, Sept. 2 : JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 7: JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 8: JH Picture Day & JH Fall Sports Pictures
Thursday, Sept. 9: JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Friday, Sept. 10: Progress Period Ends
Tuesday, Sept. 14: JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 16: JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 21: JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 23: JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 28: JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 30: JH Tutoring 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 1: Progress 2 Ends
Wednesday, Oct. 13 : High School Picture Make-Up Day
- There are 3,081 students enrolled in Marshfield Schools.
- Central Office Support Staff have processed online registration for 3, 058 students since June.
- Daily, 57% of our student body travel by bus over the 246.9 square miles that our school district covers.
- We have 390 employees taking care of everything from classroom learning to air conditioning unit maintenance.
- We have 172 students currently engaged in online learning.
- Over 285 students have been added to to the Marshfield School District during summer enrollment. This does not include our 237 Kindergarten students and 106 Preschool students.
- Parents of 110 students are utilizing our before and after school "JayCare."
All Marshfield Schools Volunteers must first be registered with DHSS Family Care Safety Registry. This is a one time only registration process.
Community volunteers may access the application through this link: Volunteer Application 2021-2022.
Parents may access the Volunteer Application through Parent Portal and selecting View on "New optional e-Forms":
IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
- ALL permanent bus transportation changes MUST be communicated through Central Office. 859-2120 ext. 0 DO NOT give this information to the classroom teacher OR the building office.
- Students will be allowed ONLY 3 permanent bus changes throughout the entire school year.
- Students may only be set up for TWO transportation addresses at any given time.
- Students may begin utilizing new transportation 2 school days following request.
- Students may only travel to permanent addresses listed during online registration. There will be NO after school notes accepted for students traveling to addresses parents have not previously listed for their child during online registration.
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROTOCOL- CLICK HERE
STUDENT SECURITY SYSTEM
Student safety is a priority at Marshfield Schools! To ensure student safety, we utilize the Student Security Code System. In order for your student to receive changes in his/her after school plans OR any message at all, per phone call or note, the caller must know the assigned student security code or the note must have the assigned student security code on it. In addition, bus notes must include the student name, bus # and address the student will be traveling to. (Students can only travel by bus to addresses previously set up as one of their two permanent addresses.)
21-22 SCHOOL MEALS
We are pleased to provide breakfast and lunch to ALL students free of charge via federal funding. Although, it is critical for families to submit the free and reduced lunch form during online registration to assist with funding of other programs including preschool. Keep in mind, students that qualify for free and reduced lunches receive Jay Care at a reduced price as well as pay a reduced activity fee. This extension is through the 21-22 school year.
It is important to note that any ala carte items, including individual milks ($0.40 each), will be charged to your child's account.
BUILDING START AND END TIMES
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE AVAILABLE FOR
MARSHFIELD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
SIGN UP WILL BE AVAILABLE AUGUST 1ST
Childcare will take place in the school building the student attends.
Childcare will be provided by Marshfield R-1 Staff.
Morning Session Begins at 7 a.m.
Afternoon Session Ends at 5:00 p.m.
Care available each day excluding bad weather days and the last day of school.
Care available to students attending seated classes.
FEES ARE TO BE PAID IN ADVANCE
Free and Reduced Lunch Students
Morning = $2 per student per day
Afternoon = $3 per student per day
Full Price Lunch Students
Morning = $3 per student per day
Afternoon = $5 per student per day
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At Marshfield Schools our goal is to ensure that every student attends school regularly.
Research shows a direct correlation between school attendance and success in school. Being at school is essential for a student's academic success starting in preschool and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.
In the State of Missouri, the expectation is for students to be in attendance at least 90% of the school year. We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances, but we also know that when students miss too much school, regardless of the reason, it can cause them to fall behind academically. Absences can add up quickly. Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 16 or more days over the course of an entire school year. That means that a child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month. If a student misses more than 16 days of school, that child has not met the state’s attendance requirement. High School students who have achieved a 95% attendance rate (missing no more than 9 days per year) have met attendance eligibility requirements to participate in the A+ Program. The A+ Program provides two years of cost free college tuition when the child meets attendance and other eligibility requirements.
We want your child to be successful in school and look forward to seeing your child in class. Marshfield Schools strive to empower parents as you guide your children to create lifelong habits that will lead to success in school and in life. To do this, please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. Work with your child to set a goal of having good attendance in order to meet a 95% attendance expectation. Please note that quarantine absences will not impact attendance as long as work is being successfully completed. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your child’s school.
Marshfield Schools Assistant Principals
Sabrina Francis, Hubble Elementary
Natasha Adams, Webster Elementary
Rebecca Weigand, Shook Elementary
Preston Hyde, Marshfield Junior High School
Michael Crews, Marshfield High School