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                     September 2022

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    Homecoming is Sept. 30, 2022. 

    • Noon Sept. 30: Students in grades 6 - 12 will dismiss at noon.
    • 1 p.m. Sept. 30: Students in grades K-5 will dismiss at 1 p.m.
    • 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30: the Homecoming Parade will start in downtown Waynesville on Benton Street on the square and march to Waynesville Middle School.
    • 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30: The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Community Pride Night with a free hot dog roast and celebration with orange and black giveaways from area businesses in front of the WHS gym. 
    • 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30: Homecoming Queen Coronation inside Tiger Stadium. 
    • 7 p.m. Sept. 30: Homecoming Football Game, WHS Tigers vs. Springfield Hillcrest inside Tiger Stadium. Cost to enter the stadium without a season or annual pass is $4 per person ages 5 and up. (Senior citizens may use their Senior Athletics passes.) Tickets may be purchased at the gate. 

    Please complete the Free and Reduced Meals Application

    We appreciate the thousands of parents who have completed the Free/Reduced Meal Application. If you haven't already done so,  the 2022-23 form is available online at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict. If you use the online form, please enter 65583 for the Waynesville R-VI School District. Only ONE form is needed per family.  

    Why it's important

    When you complete a form, you may help make the following programs possible:

    • Free breakfast and lunch for all students at your child’s school (If we qualify in all of our buildings, you’re helping to feed 5,800 kids!)
    • Free afternoon and after-school snacks (you’re helping to provide nutritious snacks for thousands of students, including student athletes)
    • Additional reading teachers at our schools
    • Certain loan forgiveness programs for teachers who qualify at Title I schools
    • Free breakfast and lunch for all students during summer school, such as East, Freedom, Partridge and Wood Elementary received this summer
    • Up to $30/month toward your Internet bill

    If you qualify for free or reduced meals, you may get help with your Internet bills

    The following is about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which is a Federal program:

    As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the President and Congress created the ACP, which provides eligible households up to $30/month (or $75/month for households living on Tribal lands) toward their internet bills, as well as a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. 

    All households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price school meals under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, within the last 12 months, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for ACP benefits. 

    Households are also independently eligible if (1) their income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($55,500 for a family of four); or (2) a member of the household participates in certain other Federal benefit programs — including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance. Families can check their eligibility, sign up, and find fully covered plans at https://www.whitehouse.gov/getinternet/?utm_source=getinternet.gov or by calling 877-384-2575.

    Lunch menus

    Link to lunch menus


    Parents of 6-12 graders:  Seeing students' grades. Save the date!

    Would you like to know how your 6th-12th graders' are doing in school?  Would you like to see their assignments? Would you like to learn how to better use the Canvas app?  If you answered yes to even one of these questions, please save the date for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.  Andrea Butzler and Vanessa Whittle will conduct a 30-minute parent Canvas Zoom session beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Butzler will focus on the Canvas desktop site while Whittle will focus on the  mobile App. We'll send more details to parents of 6th-12th graders via email. 

    Tiger Festival of NationsOct. 14 Tiger Festival of Nations
    You and your family are invited to attend the free Fall Tiger Festival of Nations from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Waynesville High School in the Tiger Stadium parking lot. Guests may enjoy a “trip around the world,” taste foods and get passports stamped. Afterward, the WHS Tigers football game will begin at 7 p.m. inside Tiger Stadium. Tickets to the game are $4 each and may be purchased at the gate. Tiger Festival of Nations is free. T-shirts will be for sale at the event:  $8 for youth; $10 for adults sizes S-XL.; and $12 for XXL and XXXL.

    Upcoming important dates School year calendar

      •  Please note that school will dismiss early on Sept. 30 for Homecoming.
      • There will be no school for students on Oct. 7, which is a teacher in-service day. 
      • Oct. 19:  End of Quarter grading
      • Parent-teacher conferences.  Elementary parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 27. Secondary parent-teacher conferences will be held 3 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 27. 
      • Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.  No school. 
      • The link to this year's school year calendar is at https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/cms/lib/MO01910216/Centricity/Domain/4/2021%2022%20school%20year%20calendar%20FINAL.pdf.  The link also may be reached on the district's main website on the left side under Quick Links. 

    Future Cheer

    Future Cheer students performed during halftime of the Sept. 9, 2022, varsity football game at Tiger Stadium. 

    Public Notice

    This public notice may be read in PDF form here. Public Notice 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, 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 Waynesville R-VI 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, 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 Waynesville R-VI 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 Waynesville R-VI 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 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 Waynesville R-VI 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 at the Special Services Office (200 Fleetwood Drive, Waynesville, MO) on Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

    Reporting COVID-19 cases online

    If your child tests positive or your child is placed in quarantine, please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOd1vraos-FuPufoxol-gRzENYFbwQXsVJDlevRlTEum2zJg/viewform and complete the Google form that is listed there.  Or, you may report the information through the Tiger Tip Line at https://www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Page/9592.



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