• FAQs

             If your child will not be in attendance for the school day, please contact the office at 417-523-3900 by 9:00am to verify the absence.

             When your child is absent or gone for an appointment, please send in a doctor's note. This will excuse their absence. 

    • What do I need to do if my child's after-school transportation is different for that day or longer?

             If you need to change the way your child will get home, please call the office (not the teacher) no later than 1:30pm. 

    • What time does school start?

             The doors open at 7:00am for all students. Breakfast is served in the classrooms until the tardy bell rings at 7:20am. All students are considered tardy after the tardy bell rings. 

    • What are the breakfast and lunch options and prices?

             See the full menu and prices on the SPS website: https://www.sps.org/Page/2368

    • Can I eat lunch with my child at school?

             Parents are allowed to eat lunch with their children at school. Please make sure to bring your driver's license with you, as all parents are required to check into the building upon entering. 

    • Will the students always go outside for recess?

             Outdoor recess will not be allowed when the temperature and/or wind chill is equal to or below 29 degrees. If the temperature and/or wind chill is 30–32 degrees, students may be outdoors for no longer than 10           minutes when wearing appropriately layered clothing, coats, hats, scarves, and gloves.

             Individuals needing assistance with appropriate clothing should contact their school nurse for a referral to the PTA Clothing Bank.

    • How can I learn more about the bus routes?

             If you have questions regarding bus routes, please call the transportation office at 417-523-0500.

    • What grades are at Jeffries Elementary?

             Jeffries Elementary houses grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. 


    School Schedule

    • Arrival

             Doors open at 7:00am. The tardy bell rings at 7:20am. 

    • Dismissal

             School will dismiss at 2:20pm.