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MVR-III SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS & EVENTS - July 17th Edition

"Together We Make a Difference In Doing What's Best for Kids."

The Meramec Valley R-III School District believes in educating the whole child. Throughout the school year, we will focus on the following core values...

  1. Communication
  2. Collaboration
  3. Creativity
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. Citizenship
  6. Respectfulness
  7. Responsibility
  8. Resilience

New This Year - Update Parent Portal Information

The Meramec Valley R-III School District successfully implemented online registration for all incoming kindergarten students. The District’s enrollment process will be completed online for all new families. In addition, a Returning Students - Annual Family Information Update will be required for all current MVR-III families, also to be completed online via the online registration link in the Parent Portal.


We are asking that the online registration/updates are made by August 1, 2020. It is important to complete the entire application online to ensure your child is actively enrolled. If you do not have online access from home, please call the school office to schedule an appointment to use a district computer to complete your enrollment process or family information update. We will be happy to assist you in completing the online process if needed.


For additional information and instructions regarding online registration, go to www.mvr3.k12.mo.us or use the direct link to complete your student’s Family Information Update or Enrollment for New Families.


Returning Students - Annual Family Information Update Link:

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/746525/Returning_Students.pdf


Enrollment for New Families Link:

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/746523/Enrollment_for_New_Families.pdf

Free School Supply Kits for All Students

Community partners continue to support Meramec Valley R-III families and students during these challenging times. Our partners have made it possible for MVR-III to offer FREE school supplies for all students this fall, thus freeing up money for families to purchase other necessities.


Supply kits will be delivered directly to the teachers and distributed to students on the first day of school. A basic supply kit will include all required items listed on the grade level supply lists. Families may still purchase optional items from the grade level list. Parents may find the 2020-2021 school supply lists on the Parent Information web page located on the District website.


Our major partners include the New Hope Fellowship Church in High Ridge with a donation of $25,000 and Phillips 66 with a donation of $5,000. Other community donors include First State Community Bank, Gaebe Contracting Inc., Gullet Contracting, and Ann Porter. The MVR-III School District is thankful for the generosity of these donors for making this initiative possible for our students.


Citizens wishing to donate additional funds to the district-wide school supply kits may do so by contacting Ketina Armstrong at 636-271-1400 or by clicking on the donate link below.

Student Supply Kit Donation: https://mvr3.revtrak.net/donations/#/list

School Supply Lists:https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/800776/2020-21__FINAL_MVR-III_SCHOOL_DISTRICT_SCHOOL_SUPPLY_LIST_.pdf

Come Join Us

Open House events will be held across the MVR-III School District the week of August 17th. This is a special opportunity for parents and students to visit classrooms and meet the staff. While these events may look different due to COVID-19, our schools are ready to have our students back in session. Specific details regarding each building's Open House event will be sent to parents in August. Remember, the first day of school is August 24th.


BUILDING SPECIFIC DATES & TIMES BELOW

Pacific High School

Monday, August 17th from 6-8 p.m.

Riverbend Middle School

Tuesday, August 18th from 6-8 p.m.

Pacific Intermediate

Tuesday, August 18th from 6-8 p.m.

Elementary Schools

Coleman, Nike, Robertsville, Truman, & Zitzman

Monday, August 17th from 6-8 p.m.

Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center

Thursday, August 20th from 6-8 p.m.

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Indian Nation's Smart Return to School Plan

Administrators and the Board of Education have analyzed the results of the recent surveys to help guide the district in preparing for our return for learning. We value our parents and staff's participation in the surveys. The survey results along with the recommendations of the Missouri and Franklin County Health Departments and guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are also being used in the preparation for the opening of our schools.


The Meramec Valley R-III School District will present the return to school learning plan to the community on July 24th. Then, the next step will be the distribution of learning options. During the week of July 27-31, parents will have the opportunity to sign up for virtual learning options for fall classes. We are committed to providing flexible learning opportunities for students during times when students are unable to access the traditional classroom.

MVR-III School District

Ketina Armstrong; Ed.S.

Director of Communications