Pathfinder Press

Information For Pathfinder Families / October 2nd


Platte County Homecoming (October 4th - 8th)

One of the best Fall tradititons throughout our district is our annual Homecoming festivities. Our Pathfinder students will participate in the spirit days (See picture below). We also encourage our Pirate families to join the fun on Friday, October 8th for the Homecoming parade starting at 3:00 on 4th Street in Platte City. All schools will be releasing 3 hours early, (12:50 at Pathfinder) for Homecoming.

Click on the picture below for additional Homecoming details!


Homecoming Lunch Count!

Friday, October 8th we will be dismissing three hours early for Homecoming. Lunch will still be served to all students, but in order to get an accurate count for lunch we would like for you to indicate if your child will be having a school lunch on October 8th.

Homecoming 2021 Lunch Request Form


Attendanace Matters

Pathfinder Elementary makes a special effort to ensure that all students fully benefit from their education by attending school regularly. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school, and themselves. Consistent attendance will help children do well in school, college or career, and life.

Each month our staff will review attendance percentages from our student body. We will send letters to any student who has an atendance average below 90%. Currently we have 88% of our students with an attendance average above 90%. It is our bulding goal to get this percentage above 90% for the year.

We will also be tracking students who are tardy to school and checked out early from school. Being tardy and/or checked out early adds a disruption to the students' school day and also their class as a whole. Students will be counted tardy if they arrive after 8:50 or are checked out before 3:50. If a child receives 10 of more tardies, or are checked out early the parent will need to meet with administration to create a plan for improved attendance.

Thank you for partnering with our school and having your child at school every day that they are healthy and ready to learn.


PCR-3 Community Advisory: Apply by October 29

Platte County School District recognizes the importance of community input to help set the future direction of our schools.

We are launching the PCR-3 Community Advisory to gather volunteers who will have an ongoing role to review the District’s progress toward its Comprehensive Strategic Improvement Plan (CSIP) goals, as well as to provide input regarding the District's general operation and specific issues impacting education activities and programs.

This group will review, discuss, monitor, and advise on a variety of topics including the academic calendar, long-range facility plan, fraud and audit, safety and security, attendance area boundaries, facility naming, technology, equity and inclusion, character education, health and wellness, and additional topics requested by the Board of Education. The group will meet quarterly, or more regularly as needed, to complete specific tasks.

Any District resident, employee, or student may participate in the ongoing work of this group. PCR-3 hopes to have a full membership of 75 or more members. A PCR-3 Community Advisory Steering Committee will be composed of 8-10 District residents who represent a broad cross-section of PCR-3 parents and citizens with at least two representatives from each of PCR-3’s attendance areas. Steering Committee members will additionally meet in advance of full membership meetings.

If interested in serving on this advisory as a General Member or Steering Committee Member, please complete the application linked below by October 29.

Community Advisory Application


4th Grade Archery Team Tryouts

Archery season is quickly approaching and we need to get a team formed. Please click on the link to sign your child up for a spot today. Tryouts will be held in the pathfinder gym on Tuesday October 19th (6-8 pm) and Wednesday October 26th(6-715 pm). Have them tell all their friends. We have spots for 48 kids to make the team! Hope to see you all there! This is only available for 4th grade students.

Coach Tisha.


Blackout Shirts For Sale

Support PC Football and order your 2021 Blackout Game Shirts today, then wear them to the game on October 22. Order online at, or look for an order form coming home with your student this week. #PCR3Proud

Orders due by Tuesday, September 28!


Pathfinder Trunk or Treat

Pathfinder is bringing back one of our most popular school events. We are looking for families and community members to host a trunk at our annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 20th from 5:oopm to 7:00pm. Click the link below for more information on how to host a trunk or donate candy. We also would like to get an accurate head count of those participating.

2021 Trunk or Treat

A hard copy of this form will also be coming home with every student.


Upcoming PTA Restaurant Nights

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Pathfinder Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Pathfinder Breakfast Menu

Rise And Shine For A Healthy Start!

Pathfinder Lunch Menu

Eat Up Pathfinder Pirates!


Community Events

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Text Notifications

The District uses text messaging and automated phone calls to notify parents of upcoming events and days off, school closings due to weather, and during emergency situations. Newly enrolled families will automatically receive an opt-in message from 67587. If you missed it, simply text “Yes” to 67587 to receive text messages.


Pathfinder Resource Checklist

Hello Pirate Families! At the beginning and middle of each school year, we ask parents and guardians to fill out our Resource Checklist on paper. This year we are asking you to complete the Resource Checklist electronically using this form. This brief questionnaire is your School Social Worker's first and primary way to help you access support services. It also lets us know if you are interested in giving back to your school community. Please do not hesitate to contact your School Social Worker if you have any questions.
Pathfinder Resource Needs Checklist

If you have further questions please contact our school social work, Heather Schuller, at


October Parent Calendars

Please click here to access our Pathfinder parent calendars for the month of October.


COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance and Data

Please see the attached quarantine guidance for students or staff members who are identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19. The graphic outlines the requirements if all parties are appropriately masked, as well as if they are not. These quarantine procedures are in alignment with directives from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Platte County Health Department (PCHD).

We will post numbers of reported COVID-19 cases and close contacts in our District on our website, displaying data from the previous seven days, as well as 7-day rolling average information. These cases will include staff and students, and will only include those reported to the District.

This information will be available on our District website here starting Tuesday, September 7.

Pathfinder Specific Opening Details

Pleaser refer to this link that describes Pathfinde specific details for the start of the school year and our mitigating strategies.


Keep In Contact With Us!

We want families to stay connected to all Pathfinder information. In addition, we invite you to visit our social media and platforms below.

You can always pick up the phone and give us a call anytime. The school number is 816.436.6670. If you have a specific question for administration, please email us at (Dr. Devin Doll, Principal) or (Mrs. Anna Bohn, Assistant Principal).


Thank you to our Pirates R.O.C.K. Stars!