School will Resume Monday, April 6
A Message from Dr. Monsees
Dear Ray-Pec school district families,
We know our announcement to suspend in-person classes through April 3 raised many questions. We hope to answer some of those questions in this message.
This week (March 16-20), Ray-Pec schools are closed for Spring Break.
Students will not attend school March 23 through April 3.
Schooling decisions beyond that date will be made when more information is available.
Currently, classes are scheduled to resume April 6.
Monday, March 23: Staff will finalize preparations of virtual learning resources to share with students and families.
Monday, March 23: Your family will receive information via email from your child’s school.
Tuesday, March 24: Students will begin remote learning activities. If you have not received email communication from your child’s school by Tuesday, March 24, please contact the school.
If you do not have internet access, learning materials or resources will be available in this manner:
Grades PreK-5: hard copy materials will be available at your child’s school starting on March 24 during regular school hours.
Grades 6-12: you will be contacted by your child’s school. If you have not been contacted by Tuesday, March 24, please call the office at your child’s school.
Meal service dates:
For families who rely on school meals, to-go breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge to any Ray-Pec student Monday through Friday, March 23 through April 3
Meal service times:
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Pick up breakfast OR lunch OR breakfast and lunch
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Pick up lunch (if lunch was not picked up in the morning)
Meal service locations:
Ray-Pec students can be served at any of these sites. Please note that in order to continue to provide nutritional services for our students who depend on them, the meals are for students only, and not for adults. Children need to be present when meals are picked up. Click on each school for a traffic pattern map that explains how to pick up food without leaving your vehicle.
Peculiar Elementary School, 201 E. Third St., Peculiar
Eagle Glen Elementary School, 100 S. Foxridge Dr., Raymore
Raymore Elementary School, 500 S. Madison, Raymore
Timber Creek Elementary School, 310 E. Calico Dr., Raymore
To ensure an appropriate amount of food is prepared, please RSVP here (preferably by 8 p.m. the evening before you will pick up a meal).
If you are unable to pick up to-go meals, please contact Dr. Bryan Pettengill, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panther Pride School-Age Child Care and the Shark’s Den at Shull Early Learning Center are closed until further notice.
PreK Registration and Kindergarten Screening
PreK Registration, scheduled for March 25, is postponed. Kindergarten Screening, scheduled for March 31 and April 2, is postponed. Information will be shared when these events are re-scheduled.
Activities and athletics:
Scheduled school events, including extracurricular and athletic activities, and school-sponsored trips, are canceled until further notice. This includes rehearsals, club meetings, practices, competitions, and off-season conditioning. We will advise when activities may resume.
Caring About Nutrition (CAN) food assistance:
The Ray-Pec Public School Foundation will continue to assist students with nutritional needs while they are away from school. Qualifying students typically receive a weekly child-friendly food package for the weekend. If you would like to donate food or money or help package or deliver food packages, please contact Jodie Huston at email@example.com. If your family circumstances have recently changed and you would like to receive the weekly food packages, please notify Jodie Huston.
As we continue to monitor the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are following guidelines from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and other local and national health organizations.
All plans will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and adjusted accordingly. We are working hard to help our students and families through this unprecedented time of school closure.