Back to school all over again

Posted August 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

by Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck

On the 19th of August for El Dorado Christian School students and the 20th of August for El Dorado Springs Public School students, summer vacation is over and it’s time for the annual return to school. All of us must be extra alert for children coming and going to school, as well as the starting and stopping of school buses. There will also be extra bicycle riders and pedestrians on the streets near the schools.

School buses

All drivers need to be very observant as the buses begin their routes, morning, noon and evening. Remember that all vehicles must stop when the stop arm is out and the red lights are flashing on the school bus. Vehicles from both directions MUST STOP while the bus is loading and unloading

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    Bus routes and drivers 2014/2015

    Bus Routes for El Dorado Springs R-II Schools for the 2014-15 School Year

    Please call the transportation office with any new enrollments or changes to your current bus stop needs. You can reach us at 876-3339 or 876-3112 ext. 250.

    Please allow at least one week for any route or stop changes.

    Route #1 – Driver Jennifer Samborski

    Route will pick up south and east of Virgil City along 151 Road south of 500 Rd. Also picking up along

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    (first row, from left) Stephanie Fore – 7th-8th Grade Health and Girls P.E. and Outdoor Living, Tracie Faigenblat – 4th Grade Science, Tara White – 5th Grade, Sarah Taylor – 1st Grade, Amanda Russell – 2nd Grade Julie Savinske – Elementary Special Education, Lynn McClaughrey – Parents as Teachers, Julie Shelby – 6th – 8th Grade Girls P.E. and Health, Amy Scroggins – High School Math; (back row, from left) Eric Rhodes – 1st Grade, Bobby Rawson – 8th Grade History, Suzy Ridgway – 3rd Grade, Dalena Gordon

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    Cell phone, ipods, ipads, and other electronic device usage by students during school hours, nation wide has caused numerous problems for students, teachers, administrators and parents. In many cities these items have been banned completely from school campuses. With the onset and abuse of text messaging, camera phones, and other electronic devices, the number of incidents involving students cheating, student-on-student harassment, and classroom disruptions has increased dramatically. In an effort to protect students and their rights, as well as to help insure the integrity of education, the following clarification/enforcement policy will be as follows:

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    R-2 Schools to offer free breakfast, lunch

    El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools has applied for and been approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act. This provision will allow the district to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students free of charge. The program does not cover second trays, second milks, a la carte items, or snack milk—these items will need to be paid for in the traditional manner. Parents will not have to fill out any forms to participate in the program—all enrolled students are automatically eligible. The duration of this program is

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    Superintendent welcome back

    Dear El Dorado Springs R-2 Students and Parents

    It is once again my privilege to welcome you to another year at El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools. I hope that each of you will have an exciting and productive school year and that your time spent with us translates to a successful future.

    Our campus has undergone some significant changes this summer. The addition of a new driveway at the Elementary entrance, and expanded student parking areas will ease traffic congestion

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    School reach

    In our effort improve communication between parents and school, the El Dorado Springs School District is implementing a telephone broadcast system that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. We continue to report school closings due to snow or weather on KESM Radio and the Springfield Radio and TV Stations and will use this system as an overly to the public announcements. When used, the service will simultaneously call all listed phone numbers in

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    R-II Student Directory information

    Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Section 99.37 the following conditions apply to disclosing directory information:

    An educational agency or institution may disclose directory information if it has given public notice to parents of students in attendance and eligible students in attendance at the agency or institution.

    1. The school has elected to release students' names and address.

    2. The parent/guardian must notify the school in writing within two weeks of

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    Write student’s name on everything

    The Kleenex will need to be given to your English teacher for student use throughout the year.

    Quarter or Semester electives may require other supplies or small fees for projects. The teacher will inform the students of other supplies they may need at the beginning of school.

    Students are not to bring liquid glue, white out, scissors, compasses, or permanent or sharpie markers. Glue sticks are permitted.

    Large athletic bags will not be permitted. We

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