Bolivar R-1 Schools Liberator Mentoring program will hold an orientation meeting on Thursday, September 8 beginning at 6 p.m. in the central office board room, 524 W. Madison. This will be an evening for our mentors to enjoy refreshments as we share helpful information about our mentoring program. In addition, we’ll fully address and clarify any questions or concerns you may have before you begin your mentoring relationship. Finally, we will complete any remaining signup information needed to identify your mentee and establish a weekly mentoring schedule that works well for you and your mentee. For more information on becoming a mentor please click here.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center grant Bolivar R-1 Schools has been so fortunate to utilize during the past five years for afterschool programming has expired. Therefore, the district revisited the programs and services we are able to offer on a much tighter budget.
This year Bolivar Schools will be offering an invitational tutoring program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This program will begin immediately after the school day and will run approximately an hour and a half, concluding at 4:30 at BMS, 4:40 at BIS and 4:45 at BPS.
Parents may once again make payments on student lunch accounts through RevTrak. Due to a technical glitch, the system was not working properly for a short time this week. To submit a payment online, visit https://bolivarschools.revtrak.net/tek9.asp and click on your child's building.
As you may know, the Bolivar R-1 School District utilizes a service called School Messenger for parent communication. Due to the recent changes to the implementation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the FCC now requires families to provide consent to receive non-emergency messages (school events, reminders, etc.) via School Messenger. Please take a minute to watch this quick video https://vimeo.com/173531
Also, SMS/Text alerts are coming! Bolivar R-1 Schools will be releasing more information regarding SMS/Text alerts in the upcoming weeks. Be sure to watch for it!
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.