No School Friday, September 20
There will be no school Friday, September 20. Teachers will be participating in a professional development day. The YMCA will provide School Day Out services from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. for $12 for Y members and $17 for non-members. Students will need to pack a lunch. Snacks will be provided.
School and Student Safety is Highest Priority
The Dallas County R-I School District considers threats to students and school safety the highest priority. If you have information regarding a school safety issue you should contact an administrator in the appropriate building. If school is not in session, you should contact law enforcement officials. When the district receives information regarding possible safety threats, we will act swiftly with the assistance of the Dallas County Sheriff's Office and/or the Buffalo Police Department to identify and investigate the viability of the threat. The school district will never release any individually identifiable information regarding a student or a student situation because the district is prohibited by law from releasing student information. Students or other individuals who make verified threats to school safety will be prohibited from being on or near school property and the district will press charges to the greatest extent possible.
Cross Country Team Taking Shirt Orders
Buffalo High School & Middle School Cross Country will be placing an order for team t-shirts by Thursday, August 29th. The shirts are a black heathered dry-fit material and will be $12 each. To order, please click the link below to see the shirt and fill out the google form. Payments must be cash or check made out to Buffalo High School (memo CC T-Shirt) and received to the high school office or Coach Barnhart by Thursday. Extra shirts will be sold at our home meet on October 10th (supplies limited so don't wait). Thank you for your support of our athletes this season! Questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417-345-2223 x3144 . ORDER FORM
Virtual Courses Policy IGCD
The Dallas County School District provides virtual courses according the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements for Missouri Courses Access Program (MOCAP). For more information about virtual courses available for school district students, please review the Virtual Courses Policy IGCD.
DCR1 Transportation Director Dianna Cowden, would like to remind parents of a few things to keep in mind when they are enrolling students online.
- Be sure to know and enter your full address, as it appears on official letters, etc. This will ensure the transportation department will know exactly where your child is located.
- Be sure to mark the box stating whether the child will be a bus rider or not during registration.
- We do not pick up or drop off at a student's house in town. There are designated pickup and drop off points, intersections, end of streets, etc.
- The district strictly enforces the policy that all students in second grad and younger must have a parent visible at the drop off in the afternoon. No child will be dropped off if a parent is not visible at the stop. They will be taken back to Mallory Elementary School.
- The transportation director will be at Mallory Elementary Open House to answer transportation questions, August 20, 6-8 p.m.
- The transportation department phone number is 417-345-2899.
- Finally, it is a law to stop for school buses when read lights are flashing.
Let's keep kids safe.
Back to School Registration and New Student Enrollment
The back to school registration for current Dallas County School District students and new student enrollment will again be conducted online through the parent portal for the 2019-20 school year. Registration will be open at 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The deadline to complete registration will be Friday, August 9. Parents can access and complete all forms online, from the parent portal. If you do not have access to the parent portal, you may contact the building offices, August 1. A link to the parent portal will be provided here July 23 on the bisonpride.org website.
Parents of preschool and kindergarten students who completed the screening process last spring, will complete the back to school enrollment. Parents of preschool and kindergarten students who did not complete the screening process will complete the new student enrollment.
For families that are enrolling for the first time and parents of preschool and kindergarten students who did not complete the screening process, they will access a Quick Registration Form from our www.bisonpride.org website. Once our office receives the completed Quick Registration Form, a district employee will contact the parents with their Parent Portal information so the family can complete the forms on the Parent Portal.
Don’t have Internet access at home? No, problem. There will be registration stations setup for your use at the high school, middle school, and elementary buildings, August 6-7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact a building office if you need additional help.
OTC Conducts Adult Literacy Classes on BHS Campus
OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy classes have moved. Classes start Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 309 W Commercial, Buffalo, MO (corner of Locust and Commercial in front of High School). Contacts: Brian Stuckey 816-304-6928 or email@example.com and Lisa Crawford 345-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OACAC Sponsors Back to School Fair
The local OACAC office is accepting registration for their annual back to school events. These events are for students grades Pre-K through 12. All students must pre-register and income quality. Call 417-345-7964 to schedule an appointment. The Fair for grades Pre-K through 6th grades is scheduled for August 13 and the REALL for grades 7-12 is scheduled for August 14. Shoe Carnival for all grades is scheduled for August 18. Students must attend their designated event in order to quality for shoes. The deadline to register is August 2.
DCR1 Partners with CoxHealth to Provide Virtual Health Clinic
We are pleased to announce that Dallas Co R-1 Schools has partnered with Cox Health, to provide Virtual Visit services for our staff and students. This is made possible through grant funding from Missouri Foundation for Health and Children’s Miracle Network. Each school building will have access to the virtual clinic through a virtual health cart provided by the Missouri Foundation for Health and Children's Miracle Network funding. MORE INFORMATION
Thank You So Much To Our Voters
Thank you so much to our voters. Over 59% approval for our bond issue.
Our district has a very bright future and our students will benefit from the continued progress in DCR1. The progress that has occurred over the last few years can now continue and we will be able to address our facility needs to give our students the best possible start on their futures. Many of the decision for next budget year have yet to be made, but Dr. Ryan is optimistic about continuing to improve our student achievement, our continued improvements in staff pay, and our continued facility improvements. Thank you voters of the Dallas County R-1 School District.
The district will begin working with the architects on building plans, specifications and plan to bid Project DCTC late fall, 2019. Project DCTC is planned to open for students for the 2021-22 school year.
DCR1 Proposes Lease Purchase Bond for New Technical Center and Ag Facility on April 2 Ballot
On April 2, 2019, the Dallas County R-I School District will be asking voters to approve a Lease Purchase Bond Issue. This issue will be to fund the construction of a new Dallas County Technical Center (DCTC) which will include Agriculture classrooms and shop spaces. If the voters approve this 46 cent per $100 of assessed value 25-year levy it will allow the district to construct, acquire, furnish, and equip this new facility on our high school campus. If approved by the voters, these monies can only be used for the new Technical Center and cannot be used for any other district purpose, and this levy would expire in 25 years or whenever this building is paid off (whichever comes first). For more information, click the LEASE BOND PURCHASE PROPOSAL channel above.
Don't Miss the Alumni Buffalo Gals
Don't miss your chance to see the Alumni Buffalo Gals perform. You can see them perform Tuesday, February 5 at the boys basketball game vs. Fair Grove at the Buffalo High School Fieldhouse. Game time is 6 p.m. They will also perform at the Southwest Baptist University women's game, Saturday, February 23. Game time is 1:30 p.m.
Camp Kesem Available to Kids Affected by Parents' Cancer
Hello from Camp Kesem. We just wanted to reach out and let you know that camper applications are now open for Camp Kesem at Saint Louis University. This year, camp will be at Camp Manitowa in Benton, IL from July 22nd-28th. We would love to be an extra resource for those you work with, so let us know how we can best help you in recruiting campers.
A little bit about us:Camp Kesem is a national non-profit organization that provides a one-week summer camp, completely free to families, for children ages 6-16 who have been affected by a parent's cancer. We have kids all across the board: some have lost a parent, some parents are currently in treatment, and others are in remission. It's a week of fun for the kids, just to get away from the stress of home and meet kids who can relate to their situation. We also do year-round programming to provide support to our families even when they're not at camp.
Feel free to forward our application and flyer on to any potential families or contacts who may know of families who could benefit from Camp Kesem. Please also feel free to send us the contact information for families we can personally reach out to. Our camper goal is 125, and we have about 40 more spots left to fill. Linked below is a document that outlines directions for our new camper applications that can be found at kesem.force.com.
We are working to get a pdf brochure out to you. If you would like hard copy brochures, please let us know if those would be helpful and let us know how many you would like. Thank you so much for continually supporting Camp Kesem. As always, please reach out if you have any questions!!
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DCR1 Launches New Mobile App
The Dallas County School District's new mobile app will keep you connected with the school news you want and need. The app delivers real time school news to your smart-device for fast, up-to-date access. It's FREE . . . to download: from your smart-device, go to the ITUNES APPLE STORE or GOOGLE PLAY; search for Dallas County School District; then select the Dallas County School District app for free download. School news in the palm of your hand, your new Dallas County School District mobile app is just a few taps away. Download it today!
No Late Start Wednesday Schedule
The Dallas County School district will not longer be utilizing Late Start Wednesday schedules. Bus routes will run at their regular times on Wednesdays.