Free Meals Through Summer School 2021
The United States Department of Agriculture has extended the Summer Meals Program through the end of the 2020-21 school year. All students will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year and summer school, regardless of qualifications.
Go Guardian and Canvas Parent Apps
Your school has just granted you access to GoGuardian Parent, a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of your children's activity on school-issued devices and provide you with additional controls during out-of-school hours. GoGuardian Parent is a companion to the classroom management and internet filtering tools that your child's school uses for devices issued to students. Through the use of this app, we hope to encourage more open and honest conversations between parents and children that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits.
Your school has also granted you access to Canvas Parent App. Canvas Parent App is another app that enhances the potential for parents to engage in their
children's education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive alerts for student activity. Parents can use the Canvas Parent app on Android devices using Android 6.0 or later and iOS devices using iOS 12.0 or later. GO GUARDIAN AND CANVAS PARENT APPS INFORMATION
No School October 22-23, 2020
There will be no school Thursday, October 22 for Parent Teacher Conferences. Parents need to contact their child's teacher(s) to schedule a conference which will be conducted by phone or video conference. You can email your child's teacher from the parent portal or find their email address in the staff directory on the bisonpride.org website. There will also be no school Friday, October 23.
Just another reminder that school will be in session Monday, November 2 to make up for the school closure on September 15.
Miles for Smiles
The Miles for Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic will be in our district October 27th through November 6th.
This program is available to students that fall into one of these categories of dental coverage:
• Private Dental Insurance
• Uninsured or underinsured, sliding scale fee upon request
If you are interested in this program for your student, the form is available on the district web page at bisonpride.org under Departments, then select Health Services; or you can call 417-345-5702 and request a form to be sent home with your child.
Appointments are limited, priority is given to students who return the completed paperwork promptly.
DCR1 Shares Revised Reopening Plan
As we work through COVID-19 this school year, we realize the spread of the virus is not occurring at school; however, with our current phase in the reopening plan the hybrid model is having a negative impact on student academic progress. With our current safety measures and the recently installed additional plexiglass dividers in classrooms where social distancing could not be maintained, we have reached a higher level of safety. With all of our safety measures and the knowledge that any spread of COVID is not occurring in our schools, we will be changing our reopening plan beginning Monday, October 19th. We will be in the Orange phase of this new plan which has similar protocols to our current Orange phase with one primary change. The revised plan has an Orange phase where all students are present in school Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays where school is scheduled to be in session. Instruction is to continue via AMI-X/ Virtual on Wednesdays. The challenge we are facing this year is to find a balance between the safety of our schools and the academic progress of our students. OCTOBER 13, 2020 DCR1 REOPENING PLAN REVISED
It has been a whirlwind of a year for the 21st CCLC grant. We began with a late start in October due to a late grant awarding. We hit the ground running with offering morning programming which is new this year, as well as our after school at Mallory and Buffalo Prairie Middle School. We have offered cooking classes, guitar, ukulele classes, nature, piano, book clubs and coding classes.
Terry Halleran is an exceptional educator. He served as a high school agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Buffalo High School for 27 years. He is the latest inductee into the Dallas County School District Hall of Fame.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM FB @ Districts
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CC @ District Meet
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CC @ State Meet
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Board of Education