School starts Wednesday, August 15

  • Welcome back!  We look forward to you joining us as we begin a new school year.  Please become familiar with the resources on this page to ensure a successful first day.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Links to additional information referenced in the FAQ answers can be found under the Quick Links section on this page.

    When will school buildings be open for new student registration?

    •     Elementary schools
      Tuesday, July 31.  
    •     Middle schools 
      School offices are open year round.
    •    High schools
      School offices are open year round.

      Contact schools for office hours.

    What school will my student attend?

    You can locate the school you will attend by locating it on the Maps and Boundaries page or by calling the Records Department at 523-0005 or the Transportation Department at 523-0500. 

    When can I pick up my student’s school schedule?

    Schedule pick-up dates and times will not be available until early August. Contact your child's school or visit the school's web page for dates. 

    When can my child meet the teacher and/or visit the classroom?

    Meet the teacher events are a great opportunity for students to visit their schools and get acquainted with their teachers and classrooms before school starts. Contact your school for dates and times.

    What are my school’s start and dismissal times?

    Start and dismissal times for each school are listing on the Contact Us page under the School's Contact Information/Start and End Times section.

    When is the state sales tax holiday? 

    Missouri's Tax Free Weekend for back-to-school runs Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5.

    Purchases made in Springfield and Greene County will still have local sales taxes assessed.

    Where can I find a physical form for sports participation? 

    Forms required to participate in sports activities can be found on the Athletic Program and Service page.

    • The physical form must be completed and signed by your child's physician.  
    • The concussion form must be read and signed by the parent and the student. 

    All students participating in school sports are required to have basic insurance coverage in effect before they are pernitted to participate in district interscholastic sports tryouts, practices or games.  Learn more here.

     What are school meal prices and how do I apply for free/reduced price meals?  

      Breakfast Lunch
    Full Price-Elementary  $1.30 $2.65
    Full Price-Secondary  $1.30  $2.90
    Reduced Price  $0.30  $0.40
    Adult  $1.75


    Milk  $0.55  $0.55


    Household criteria for receiving free/reduced meals can be found here

    Information can be viewed here to apply for free/reduced meals.

    How will I be notified of school cancellations or emergencies?

    Blackboard Connect allows the district and individual schools to contact parents via phone call, text messages and email with important announcements about school events or emergency situations. To receive Blackboard Connect messages you must provide contact information by completing the form included in the student handbook or by updating it directly in Home Access if allowed by your school.

    What do I do if I don't want my child interviewed by the media?

    If you DO NOT want your child to be interviewed or photographed by news media, a student media exclusion form must be submitted to the school annually. 


Last Modified on August 10, 2018