As we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, there are many challenges and unknowns in the world. To be successful, it will take a collaborative effort between educators, health officials, support staff, and families to ensure that our students can resume learning and develop relationships safely. The past several months have demonstrated the crucial role that school districts play in the lives of students and the community as a whole. Our schools are a critical vessel for support, friendships, and the social-emotional needs of young people in our community. There is no doubt that reopening at this time presents many unique challenges; as this fluid situation changes, we know it may be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and sometimes downright annoying, but it’s our hope that Wildcat Nation will be unified among the noise.
To prepare for the upcoming school year, we have created a COVID-19 Task Force made up of school administrators, health officials, safety coordinators, educators, and custodial supervisors. We have examined all aspects of our operations to identify ways to make our students and staff safer and mitigate risk. We strive to continuously monitor the situation with the help of health officials and professional organizations, and change our approach if needed.
We recognize that in order for us to be successful, we will need the support of our community and our families. Providing for the safety and well-being of our students is of the utmost importance, and it will take all of us doing our part. Please recognize that this is a living document that could change at any time based off of new information, data, or official guidelines.
Instructional Commitment Forms
The Instructional Commitment Forms found on this page will commit each enrolled Neosho student or incoming Neosho student to the learning option of choice for the 2020-2021 school year. Please complete a Commitment Form for each NSD attendee in your family. The expectation is that the option chosen is not fluid and will last the full semester, short of extenuating circumstances. There will be an opportunity to switch learning options at semester (December 2020) as outlined in the Back to School plan. Both learning options will be honored for the entire 2020-2021 school year.
Please complete the Instructional Commitment Forms for your family by August 3, 2020. If you do not have access to complete the Instructional Commitment Form online, please contact us a 417.451.8600 and we will set up a time to complete it at our Administrative Center.
As parent or guardian, you will also need to complete the PowerSchool Registration process that will be coming out in the next two weeks. There will be a process for existing students and a process for new students. More instruction to come but just something to have on the radar for the future.