The Bolivar R-I Board of Education has named Dr. Tony Berry as the next Superintendent of the Bolivar R-I School District. The board approved Dr. Berry’s three-year contract in closed session on Monday, February 13. Dr. Berry’s contract will begin July 1, 2017.
Dr. Berry is currently serving as the Assistant Superintendent at School of the Osage, a position he has held since 2014. Dr. Berry’s primary responsibilities include supervision of human resources, school safety, construction, food services, transportation, activities and athletics and plant operations.
Bolivar Primary School will hold Kindergarten and Sunshine Preschool registration on March 13-15. Kindergarten registration is for parents with a child who will be turning 5 BEFORE August 1, 2017, and resides in the Bolivar School District. For Sunshine Preschool, your child must turn 4 before August 1, 2017.
No appointment is necessary. Registration is being held at the Primary School, and is for parents only. You do not have to have your child with you at registration. You will schedule a time for your child’s developmental screening that will take place in May.
*To enter the building you will need to come to the front door and have ID ready*
Kindergarten Parents - Please bring all of the following with you to the registration:
Sunshine Preschool Parents - There are no items needed to register for Sunshine Preschool. There are 100 spots available for preschool students.
If you have any questions regarding the registration, please call 326-5247.
The Bolivar R-1 Board of Education approved the 2017-18 School Calendar during its January meeting. Classes for the 2017-18 school year will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Christmas Break will run Dec. 20-Jan. 3. The spring semester will begin Thursday, Jan. 4. Spring Break is March 19-March 23. Last day of school is scheduled for Friday, May 18.
Bolivar Schools is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use now for phone calls and emails. SchoolMessenger purchased SchoolReach last year and over spring break the district moved to SchoolMessenger.
To remain compliant with FCC and TCPA guidelines, School Messenger requires individuals to "opt-in" for text messages alerts from School Messenger.
Parents can easily opt-in by simply sending “Y” (or “Yes”), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number (67587).
The wireless number(s) must be in the SchoolMessenger database associated with a student; these numbers are updated nightly. If a recipient’s number SMS Text number is changed, or a new number added, in our database, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.
Any Bolivar R-1 School District parent or volunteer in a position where they may be left alone with a single child or small groups of children – such as a Watch Dog Dad, Liberator mentors, classroom volunteer, field trip chaperon, etc. - must have a cleared background check through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry.
There are three ways to complete the process.
1. ONLINE: Please go to www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr to register. There is a one-time fee of $13.25 to complete the background check. Print a copy of your receipt along with the Background Check Permission Form, and bring to the school to be reimbursed.
2. PAPER/PENCIL: Complete a paper copy of the Background Check Form (WORKER REGISTRATION) with an attached copy of your social security card and submit to Central Office at 524 W. Madison, Bolivar. The district will submit your form to the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry. Please note: The mailed version will take 4 to 6 weeks to receive results back.
3. ALREADY HAVE A CHECK ON FILE? Visit www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr and click on “Is a Person Registered” tab to check. If you are, complete the Background Check Permission Form. This will allow the school district to access your results if you have had a prior background check, and to allow us to update our records.
For more information, contact Central Office at 417-326-5291 or your child’s building.