ADAIR COUNTY R-II NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2018 Brashear, Missouri
The 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start! We would like to welcome Miss Kaitlyn Jemes and Mrs. Ellie Hazen to our district. Miss Jemes is our new 2nd grade teacher taking over for Ms. Joanne Kincaid who moved to high school science. Mrs. Hazen is our new guidance counselor replacing Mrs. Christy Grissom who is now our K-12 Principal.
Be sure to check out our daily bulletin, the district newsletter, and our Facebook page for current happenings!
Glenna Taylor for listening to our 1st and 4th grade readers during the 2017-2018 school year.
Mike Allen and Donny Powell for conducting mock interviews with Mrs. Wolter’s Library Resources class last spring.
The family of Ilene Stutsman for their donation to the scholarship fund.
Monte and Lisa Fisher & family for their donations to the scholarship fund in memory of Fred Winkleman and Ilene Stutsman.
Kelley and Jackie Church for their donation to the scholarship fund in memory of Anna Lea Sykes.
Brandy Schneider for the donation of school supplies.
Quota International of Kirksville for their generous donation to the birthday pantry.
Congratulations to Maddie Moots and Bailee Crandall for placing 1st and 2nd place respectively in the Porter FCE of Adair County essay contest. This essay was over citizenship and completed by 4th grade students last spring. The students illustrated and constructed an essay over their drawing following strict criteria. Maddie’s essay was sent on to the regional competition where she received a 2nd place rating.
The American Red Cross and Adair County R-II School will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 5th, from 2:00-6:30 p.m. at the Keller Building, 205 S. King, Brashear.
To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
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Please stop by and donate. I look forward to seeing you there!
BUSY BEES NEWS
Busy Bees met for the first time on Monday, August 20. Busy Bees is a preschool program for children in our district ages 3-5 years old. Busy Bees will meet this year on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15-11:15 a.m. in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) classroom. If you would like more information about our preschool program, please call Mrs. Toni Tuggle at 323-5272 ext. 33 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASBESTOS REPORTThe district must ensure that students and/or their guardians are informed about asbestos inspections, reinspections, surveillance, response actions and post-response action activities at least once a year.The most recent Asbestos Reinspection is available in the district office for public viewing during business hours.
A+ SCHOOLS PROGRAM Students in grades 9-12 that have not signed an agreement for the A+ Schools Program are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. The student will need to see Mrs. Reeves in the Learning Center for an agreement which needs to be signed by the student and their parent(s). A brochure explaining the guidelines of the program will be given to the student with the agreement. Please feel free to call or email Cheryl Reeves, A+ Coordinator, with any questions you might have at email@example.com. mo.us or 660.323.5272 ext. 15.
Pursuant to the requirements of state law 162.997-999-RSMo, the State Board of Education is required to appoint a surrogate parent as such time as it becomes evident that a child with a disability does not have a parent or a person acting as a parent to participate in matters dealing with the provision of special education. For purposes of surrogate parent appointment, “parent” is defined as a biological parent, a guardian, or a person acting as a parent of a child including, but not limited to, a grandparent, a step parent, or a foster parent with whom the child lives. The term does not include the State if the child is a ward of the State. The term does not include a person whose parental rights have been terminated.The local school district is given the responsibility to determine when a child with a disability who requires special education and who resides in the District is without a parent. The District must notify the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the need to appoint a surrogate parent. Training for persons serving as surrogate parents will be provided by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the District.If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a surrogate parent, more information can be obtained from the Districts’ surrogate parent contact person—the person responsible for the District’s special education program.
All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The Adair County R-II School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation/intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.The Adair County R-II School District assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.The Adair County R-II School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request an amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).The Adair County R-II School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed during regular school hours on days school is in session in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.
If you are homeless and going to school, let the school know about it. Being homeless and going to school would be hard for any child regardless of age or grade level. Many things that you normally would not have worried about before become issues, such as transportation, space to do homework and school attendance. Some families are afraid to let their child’s school know that they are in between places for fear of being judged or, even worse, being reported to DFS.
There are some things you should know about being homeless and going to public school:
There are laws that protect your child’s rights and your rights as a parent to be treated as any other participant of the Adair County R-II School.
The school district has a program to help homeless families with resources to help your child stay on track and can direct you to agencies that can help you during your period of homeless ness.
It is your choice to let the school district know that you are homeless.
The school district, like any other agency that mandates reports, must have a reason to call DFS. Homelessness, depending on the circumstances, is not grounds to make a DFS report.
Homeless students have the right to:
Be enrolled without a birth certificate, immunization record or other required documentation.
Attend the school that he/she attended before the family lost its home.
Be transferred to a school closer to where he/she is staying now.
Get assistance with free transportation to and from school.
Have access to materials such as books and supplies to ensure an equal opportunity to participate in school.
Receive any special services that he/she might need. These services include:
1. Special education 2. Bilingual services 3. Gifted and talented education services 4. Free lunch and breakfast program 5. Counseling services 6. Before and after school programs 7. Tutoring services
Attend school free of judgment.
Parents and guardians of homeless children have the right to:
Be involved in your child’s education.
Be notified of and involved in any decision that your child’s school makes regarding his or her social or academic career.
Request a Student Alert team meeting for your child and include people of support. These may be a social worker or counselor from an agency you are working with or someone that has tutored your child at an after school program.
For More Information Contact:Shelly Shipman, Homeless CoordinatorAdair County R-II School205 West Dewey StreetBrashear, MO 63533 Telephone (660) 323-5272 ext. 10
3 No School—Labor Day
4 SB/BB w/ Madison—Here 5:00 p.m.
5 Blood Drive at Keller Building—There 2:00-6:30 p.m.
5 After Prom Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.
6 SB/BB w/ Meadville—There 5:00 p.m.
11 Patriot Day
11 SB/BB w/ Novinger—There 5:00 p.m.
11 5th Grade Band Instrument Rental Night—Here 7:00 p.m.
13 Walsworth Yearbook Workshop at Macon—There 8:30 a.m.
13 MACC Dual Credit Registration—Here 10:00 a.m.
13 V/JV SB w/ Canton—Here 5:00 p.m.
14 SB/BB w/ LaPlata—There 5:00 p.m.
15 District Choir Auditions—TBA
17 Citizenship Day
17 V/JV SB w/ Knox County—There 5:00 p.m.
18 SB/BB w/ Atlanta—Here 5:00 p.m.
19 All School/Senior Picture Day—Preschool at 8:00 a.m. (Groups will include Softball, Baseball, Marching Band, Choir, Student Council, FBLA, Shout Club & Art Club)
19 Board Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.
21 Early Dismissal—Teacher Inservice—1:15 p.m.
21 SB/BB w/ Green City—Here 5:00 p.m.
22 Marching Band to Griggsville, IL Apple Festival Parade—There 2:00 p.m.
24 V/JV SB w/ Milan—Here 5:00 p.m.
25-27 OLSAT 8 for Grades 2 & 7—Here TBA
25 SB/BB w/ Bucklin/Macon County—There 5:00 p.m.
26 Brashear Booster Club Meeting—Here 6:00 p.m.
28 Elementary Awards Assembly—Here 8:30 a.m.
28 SB/BB w/ Bevier—Here 5:00 p.m.
29 LaPlata Varsity Softball Tournament—There TBA