Southeast Star

August 24th, 2020

Welcome Back, Superstars!

NEW School Hours

Office Hours: 8:00a-4:45p

Arrival: 8:50-9:10a

  • Supervision of students begins at 8:50a. Please do not drop off students before 8:50a. Students eating breakfast should report to the cafeteria between 8:50-9:10a.

Dismissal: 4:00-4:10p

  • Students are dismissed to cars, buses, adventure club, or a guardian who can walk them home.

Contact Information

School Address: 5704 NW Northwood Road, Kansas City, MO 64151

School Phone: 816-359-4360

Technology Support: 816-359-5000

Principal: Terri Deayon

Assistant Principal: Sarah Sieminski

Counselor: Mandy Frayer

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The First Day of School Is Tuesday, September 8th!

Important Dates

August 24th: Class Placement Information Published

September 2nd: Park Hill Online Device and Supply Pick-Up

September 3rd: Kindergarten Kickoff, 12:00-6:00p (Sign-Up For An Appointment)

September 3rd: VIRTUAL Back to School Night & Parent Orientation

September 8th: First Day of the 2020-2021 School Year!

Southeast Prevention Plans

Click to see how we have used the 5 Pillars of Prevention to make plans to keep people at Southeast safe.

A Letter From The Administration

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We hope you have had a safe, restful, and fun summer with family and friends. Hopefully, you are rejuvenated and are ready to embark upon an exciting, albeit unconventional, school year. The first day of the new school year, Tuesday, September 8, is quickly approaching! The Southeast staff has been steadily preparing for the beginning of school and are anxiously anticipating the opportunity to meet students and families.

This year is sure to be unlike any other. With changing safety precautions and regulations, things at Southeast will surely change. Please know that no matter the change, we will keep supporting students as our focus. We look forward to partnering with you to rise to the challenges that this year is sure to bring.

For those new to Southeast, we wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. Dr. Terri Deayon is the proud principal of Southeast. The 2020-2021 school year marks her 20th year in education. She was born and raised in St. Joseph, MO. Prior to becoming a principal, the majority of her teaching experience was as a 6th grade teacher. She served as the principal at Edison Elementary School, in St. Joseph, for five years prior to transitioning to the Park Hill School District. This upcoming year will be her third year as the principal at Southeast.

This will be Sarah Sieminski's second year as the Southeast assistant principal. She has been part of the Park Hill School District since she began her education back in kindergarten! Sarah was born and raised in the Park Hill School District and attended Prairie Point, Plaza, Congress, and Park Hill. Prior to becoming the assistant principal at Line Creek in 2018, Sarah taught 4th grade, 3rd grade, and kindergarten.

Southeast Elementary School is a great place to learn. Our goal is to challenge your children intellectually, grow them socially, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. We will encourage students to demonstrate their best effort, attitude, and behavior every moment of every day, as they make positive contributions to Southeast Elementary. Every parent is an important member of the Southeast community and can do their part in helping to create a successful school experience. Please join us in partnering together to support your child’s educational educational journey.

Those who were at Southeast last year know that effective this school year, the entire Park Hill School District will implement the initiative of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This researched-based approach is a multi-tiered system that helps schools meet the needs of all learners. During fourth quarter last year, we worked with staff and families to determine our building-wide PBIS expectations. The graphic below indicates those expectations: Be a Superstar: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Proactive, Be a Leader. Our staff will work to teach, model, reteach, and reinforce these expectations using 'leadership points' and positive feedback.

We are looking forward to meeting our new Southeast students and families. Education is a team effort between parents/guardians and the school. We are fortunate to work alongside such fantastic staff members, students, and families! Let’s make 2020-2021 a school year to remember!

Your partners in education,

Dr. Terri Deayon & Sarah Sieminski

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Text Message Alerts

Families told us they preferred text messages to phone calls, so we added this communication tool through SchoolMessenger on August 19. We are using this service to periodically send you information.

On August 19, you received this message from the number 67587:

  • Southeast’s alerts. Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies.”

If you did not get this message, try updating your cell phone number:

  1. Log into “Campus Parent”
  2. Select “More” from the left menu
  3. Click “Family Info” and find your name
  4. Click “Update”
  5. Enter the cell phone you wish to receive text messages

**Please note that only guardians can receive district text messages.

Did You Know?

If your family has completed the annual residency verification process, you should have received class placement information with this publication.

All Park Hill families are required to complete the online residency verification process before student enrollment is finalized and a class placement is made. We are unable to officially send classroom placement information to households who have not verified residency.

If you did not receive class placement information in this email, please call the school office at 816-359-4360 to verify residency within the Park Hill School District. All Park Hill families must provide a copy of your lease or mortgage statement and one utility bill. Students will not be permitted to begin the 2020-2021 school year without having this verification of residency.

2020-2021 Grade-Level Teams

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Contact Information

Please make sure the Southeast office has up-to-date contact information, throughout the school year. In addition to parents/guardians, we should always have at least two current emergency contacts on file.

Bring Each Day

Backpacks: This summer we discouraged the use of backpacks. We have learned more since then to allow students to bring their backpacks each day. We are hoping this will make it easier for students to bring essential supplies to and from school.

Mask: Everyone is required to wear a mask. We will provide each child and staff member with two reusable masks, but they may use their own if they prefer.

Water Bottle: We are asking students and staff members to please come to school and work with a water bottle, if possible. Students and staff members can fill from one of our water fill stations instead of using the water fountain.

Badge & Lanyard: Like last year, students will be issued a student ID badge. The ID badge supports our safe and caring environment by providing proper identification and improved processes for lunch, media checkout, and more. Your child should wear his/her ID badge to and from school each day on a school provided lanyard. No other lanyards may be used and no alterations may be made to the provided lanyard. Please ensure your child wears his/her badge every day.

Charged Device: This year, K-1st students will be provided a district iPad. Students in 2nd-5th grades will be provided a district laptop. It is the responsibility of the student to charge their device at home and bring it back to school each day.

Sanitizer (OPTIONAL): Throughout the day, we will encourage hand washing, and we will also supply hand sanitizer in every classroom. Students and staff members must wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after meals and recess.Students may bring a personal bottle of hand sanitizer if they prefer.

Beginning of the Year Events

In response to recommendations from the Kansas City Health Department and the Platte County Health Department, based on high levels of COVID-19 in our area, Park Hill has delayed events such as the start of school and Kindergarten Kick-Off. We have also opted to change high-traffic events such as Back to School Night and Parent Orientation to virtual experiences. See below for details about each of these events at Southeast.

Park Hill Online Device and Supply Pick-Up: September 2nd

Families who have selected the Park Hill Online option for the Fall 2020 semester need to pick-up their devices and supplies. Please use this Park Hill Online Supply Pick-Up Sign-Up to pick an appointment time with your child's Park Hill Online teacher.

Kindergarten Kickoff: September 3rd

Incoming 2020-2021 Kindergarten families, please sign-up for an appointment to visit Southeast using this Kindergarten Kickoff Sign-Up. This event is designed to provide families a chance to meet their child's teacher, see the classroom, see Southeast, and ask questions. Students are encouraged to attend and may bring their school supplies. Kindergarten students who will participate in Park Hill Online may arrange or confirm their appointment by contacting the office.

Virtual Back to School Night & Parent Orientation: September 3rd

Historically, Southeast has hosted a Back to School Night to provide families a time to meet the teacher, drop off supplies, and receive important information about PTA, our cafeteria, and Adventure Club. This year, students should bring their supplies on the first day of school. We will share a newsletter on September 3rd with videos from each teacher and the same important information that would normally be shared in-person. This newsletter will also include details about the Title I programming at Southeast. Additionally, each classroom teacher will be striving to engage in two-way communication (phone call, email, etc.) with you prior to the first day of school. Teachers will work to use these virtual opportunities to introduce themselves and share expectations.

Southeast PTA

Have you joined PTA? Look for an opportunity to become a member in our virtual back to school night publication!

2020-2021 PTA Board and Positions

Beri Edwards - PTA President

Sue Ann Adrade-Teacher Representative

Dan McCabe - Treasurer

Sara Meinhard - Correspondence Secretary

Jennifer Anthony - Recording Secretary

Stacy Mudd - Communications

Daryl Terwilleger - Membership

Sara Meinhard, Krystina Mannell, & Stephanie Butler - Hospitality

Julie Sola - Fundraising

Elizabeth McMahan & Emily Farrow - Yearbook

Cori Darr-Spirit Wear & Box Tops

Food Services: Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are served daily. Breakfast starts at 8:50a. Please refer to the monthly menu for specific meal selections. September menus will be available on the Park Hill School District Nutrition Services Website.

Park Hill offers automated prepayments to a child’s meal account via telephone or internet. Money can be applied to a child’s food service account so children will not need to carry cash to school. If you do not have your child’s meal pay number, please contact the office. Adults using this system may also view a child’s purchases, account activity and set up e-mail notifications for low account balances. Please note: A $2 service fee is charged per transaction regardless of the amount being added to the account. However, money can be applied to multiple student accounts for a single transaction fee. If that is not your preference, payment envelopes are available for students to pick-up in the cafeteria. Parents who would like to set up a School Café Account can go to You must have your student’s school, ID number, and birth date to establish a School Café account.

An application of free/reduced meal pricing is available in the school office or on this Free & Reduced Application Page. We encourage everyone who qualifies to complete an application.

Student Breakfast $1.50

Student Lunch $2.40

Milk $.60

Juice $.40

Adult Breakfast $2.00

Adult Lunch without milk $3.50

2020-2021 KidGuard Insurance Enrollment Form

Click above for optional insurance coverage information.

Do you know a Park Hill Star?

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.

The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students. That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

Southeast Communication

You will find several ways to stay up to date on school activities on the Southeast website , Facebook, and newsletters from your child’s teacher. You will also occasionally get an automated email or voicemail message sent to you, by the school, with important information and reminders. We know two-way communication is best, so please feel free to call or email with any questions you may have regarding your child’s education.

Terri Deayon



Sarah Sieminski

Assistant Principal