District Updates Regarding COVID-19 Virus
At home learning resources are available on the district website by clicking here.
Each learning plan has a box on the bottom right corner which gives a printed resource option for families who do not have access to wifi. We will be printing these materials for grades PK-8 and handing them out during our Grab-n-Go Meal pickup time on Friday’s starting at 11:30. If you need printed materials and are unable to make it during this time, a Learning Plan cabinet, with all available printed resources, will be located at the Primary cafeteria entrance in the Primary circle drive. You may access printed resources at any time from this location. High school students who would like printed materials, will need to call the office at 417-847-3137 to request resource packets for specific courses.
Remember, these activities are not required, but are recommended to keep students strong mentally, physically and emotionally.
Free WiFi Hot Spots available for students: UPDATED 4/3/20
*must access wiFi from parking lots inside of your car.*
- Golden First Baptist Church: Password: GBC12345
- Cassville YMCA: Password: YourY2018
SCHEDULE UPDATE (updated 4/3/20):
- ALL events, activities (extra-curricular, co-curricular), and practices will be suspended/postponed 3/17-4/3. We will update as soon as more information is available.
- Mercy School-Based Clinic will close on 3/17/20 until further notice.
- ALL Parent Teacher Conferences and CHS Parent Engagement nights have been postponed.
- ACT Test scheduled for April 7 has been postponed.
- Scheduled tutoring sessions will not take place during the Wellness Break.
- Bookfair at Eunice Thomas Elementary has been rescheduled for April 6-10.
- Kinder Academy and Kindergarten screening dates have been postponed.
- Preschool registration has been postponed.
- CHS prom has been postponed.
Chromebook pick up for middle school students starts on 3/30 at 1 p.m.
Pick-up is available the week of 3/30-4/3 from 8-10 AM and 1-3 PM daily.
Pick-up devices under the circle drive middle school entrance awning or you may buzz the west (Rock Gym side) entrance between 10 and 1, so we do not interfere with lunch pick up.
After this week you will need to call 417.847.4025 and leave a message to arrange a time.
Chromebook pick-up for high school students is 4/1-4/3.
Pick-up times are 8-10 AM and 1-3 PM daily. Students MUST call 847.3137 to make pick-up arrangements prior to coming on campus to pick up their device. When calling, please know the child's name, grade and ACES teacher.
Cassville R-IV School District Extends Wellness Break Through April 24, 2020
The ongoing impact of COVID-19 in our region requires school districts to be flexible and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health. In consultation with the Barry County Health Department, Barry, Lawrence, Newton, and McDonald County School Superintendents have made a joint decision to extend the “Wellness Break” and closure of all our respective Districts will be extended through April 24, 2020.
Cassville R-IV understands that this is an uncertain time for our students, families, and communities, but we remain focused on protecting the safety and well-being of students, staff, and families.
The extended closure impacts all extra and co-curricular activities, events, practices, and before or after school programs. All buildings remain closed to the public and nonessential personnel.
Cassville R-IV School District will continue to provide meal options for children under the age of 18. We are also committed to providing learning resources and options that parents and students can consider during this unplanned break from regular learning.
Cassville R-IV School District is committed to supporting our students and their families as we work through this challenging time together. A major change in routine can be stressful and oftentimes leads to fear and anxiety for many students. Practicing appropriate self-care is vitally important to a student’s emotional and mental health. To reduce stress and anxiety, it is important to create a schedule for learning time and relaxing or fun family activities.
To support students and prevent a gap in learning due to the extended wellness break, Cassville Schools is providing several types of resources for parents, which include online access and printed materials. Resources are provided to enhance or continue learning already achieved in the classroom. These activities are recommended (not required) to keep students strong mentally, physically and emotionally.
Please monitor our website, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts for updates, information, and resources. Building principals and teachers will continue to reach out to families each week.
With students now being home, our next priority is making sure they have access to breakfast and lunch each day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for students, 18 and under, free of charge regardless of meal eligibility. Meals will be provided on regularly scheduled school days. Click here for our 2019-20 district calendar.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, the cafeteria will provide free lunch and the next days breakfast. To order meals for your student, please call 417-847-4042 between the hours of 7 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Parents are able to pick up their Grab-n-Go meals at the following locations and times each day:
- Primary/Middle School Cafeteria: 11:30 a.m.
- Butterfield First Baptist Church: 11 a.m.
- Eagle Rock Shore Line Campground (across from Eagle Rock Corps of Engineers): 11:30 a.m.
- Golden First Baptist Church: 11 a.m.
- Jenkins Fire Station, located off of Highway 248: 11 a.m.
Students K-12 in the Shell Knob area, may order and pickup meals at the Shell Knob School District starting Monday, March 23rd by calling 417-858-6743 ext. 201.
There is no higher priority for our entire Cassville R-IV School District family than the safety of our students, staff and communities. Based on guidance from the Barry and Lawrence County Health Departments and neighboring school districts, Cassville R-IV will dismiss for a Wellness Break March 17- April 3.
All events, activities (extra-curricular, co-curricular), and practices will be suspended/postponed during this time.
District administration will reassess the situation with local health departments and county school districts on or before April 3rd to determine when school will resume based on any new guidance.
There is no higher priority for our entire Cassville R-IV School District family than the safety of our students, staff and community. There have been several questions regarding the COVID-19 virus and the impact in our district. We are meeting with the Barry County Health Department and all Barry County school districts to discuss proactive and potential reactive plans to future impacts based on guidance from state agencies. We also have a committee which has been reviewing information and issues related to public school options; they have been discussing matters for several days now.
We hope these updates help reassure you. Cassville R-IV is taking this situation very seriously. We are adjusting our practices in response to new information from public health officials and we continue to prioritize the safety and learning of our students. District updates will be conveyed through regular channels – including email, voice messaging, the district website (https://cassville.k12.mo.us/) and social media.
- Will Cassville close school?
- At this time, Cassville R-IV is not closing. We will continue to work with state agencies and will provide updates accordingly based on their recommendations.
- What is the protocol for cleaning and disinfecting schools and buses?
- Staff are cleaning common and high-traffic areas multiple times a day. Prioritized cleaning includes bathrooms, the cafeteria, common spaces, door handles, emergency bar on doors, etc. All efforts will be made to keep students healthy and safe.
- When should a student or staff member stay home?
- If students or staff experience fever of 100 degrees or higher, cough and/or difficulty breathing, the CDC recommends they should stay home from school and contact their health care provider immediately.
- Will school events and travel be canceled?
- School events, including athletics and local field trips, are not canceled at this time, but that remains a possibility as we take guidance from county and state agencies.
We are monitoring this developing situation closely, staying in regular contact with federal agencies, health organizations and other experts. We will continue to adjust our operations according to the recommendations of state and federal health authorities as the situation develops.