The District is committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities. The District is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of education, recruiting, hiring, retention, promotion and contracted service. In accordance with law, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities. 

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Parent-Teacher Conference Update: Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 29th from 1-7 pm. You may contact your child(s) teacher if you would like an alternative contact method for conferences. 

There will be a few changes for this year: 

      * Only ONE parent can attend
      * Students should NOT attend
      * Must have an appointment
      * Conferences will only last 10 minutes
      * Masks are optional
      * Practice social distancing

Halloween Parties Guidelines: Preschool - 5th grade will have their Halloween Parties and classroom party on Thursday, October 29. Classroom parties will take place like originally planned, except we will NOT be allowing parents to enter the building. Parents may still bring snacks but they will need to be dropped off at the office.

Halloween Parade: The parade route will go through the gym or around the square pending on the weather that morning. The public will NOT be allowed to come into the gym. 

Lunch Letter ​Beginning September 14, ALL students at St. Elizabeth R-IV will receive FREE lunch through DESE Seamless Summer Option and the USDA.  According to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), this program is scheduled to run through December 31, or until funding runs out - whichever occurs sooner. Please read the letter in the above link for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the school. 

​Immunizations:   All students must present documentation of up-to-date immunization status, including month, day, and year of each immunization before attending school.    Grades 8-12: Tdap, which contains the pertussis vaccine, is required.  Grades 8-11: One dose of MCV (Meningococcal immunization) is required. The dose must be given after 10 years of age. (Men B does not count for this immunization.)  Grade 12: Two doses of MCV are required unless the first dose was administered to a student who was 16 years of age or older, in which case only one dose is required. At least one dose must be given after 16 years of age.

​​​​​​Legislature Information: The following links are updated legislature information that we wanted to share with you. The first link is about Trauma-informed schools initiative from DESE. The second link is about Computer Science, Career Readiness Course Task Force and Critical Need/Shortage Occupation from DESE. The third link is the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center on Occupational Projections. For more information, click on the link.

Missouri Model Parent and Caregiver Resource Guide for the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

MSHSAA Physical Form: If your child does not have a previous physical form from the 2018-19 school year, please schedule an appointment with your physician and complete pages 1-5. 
If your child does have a previous physical form the 2018-19 school year, you will need to complete pages 4-6. These pages will be provided for you at the Student/Parent meeting on August 11th. 

Box Top News: ​ Thank you once again to all who clipped or scanned receipts for Box Tops for our school last year; we earned $202.80!  Please see the Box Top information sheet attached to the bulletin.  Very few items have actual Box Tops to be clipped on them; Box Tops has now moved to a Box Tops app. The label to the right is what you will see if there is not a Box Top to be clipped; it means you must scan your receipt with the app.   Thank you in advance for clipping or scanning!

TextCaster News: ​To ensure all families receive notification of school closings and emergencies, all phone numbers entered in the textcaster system will be notified of cancellations for the remainder of the school year. We understand that some families on this list may not have children that attend school. However, our priority is the safety and welfare of the students we serve. If you have any questions, please contact the superintendent.  Thank you for understanding.

St. Elizabeth Heritage Trust: The St. Elizabeth Heritage Trust, in conjunction with the Miller County Historical Society and St. Elizabeth R-4 School, is gathering photographs to document the history of St. Elizabeth.  These photographs would be scanned and displayed on the St. Elizabeth town website as well as stored at the AV center at the Miller County Historical Society. The photos would consist of pictures of the town and community from 1880 until approximately 1950 (no living people please).  If you have photos you are willing to have scanned for this worthy project please contact Nicole McDonnell at, Bill Weidinger at, Karen Wilde at or Dale Doerhoff at  

A vision for the future with respect for the past. 

Home of the Hornets 

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