Announcements

  • Bison Daycare Program Registration

    Bison Daycare registration is now open. Completing the registration below does not guarantee a spot in the daycare, and the enrollment request will be processed first come first served. If you do not get accepted at this time, we will add you to the waitlist. Please direct questions to Brent Sharp or Penny Simmons

    DAYCARE REGISTRATION FORM

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  • Back to School Information
    Back to school registration information will be shared soon for returning students and new students to the district. Registration will open August 1 at 8 a.m. Online registration links will be posted on the www.bisonpride.org website.

    The DCR1 2022-23 school year calendar has been revised. The new version has been posted on the website calendar and in a printable form. In addition to changes made to Christmas break, each school day will be extended by six minutes. School will start three minutes earlier and dismiss three minutes later. DCR1 2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR

    School lunch prices have also been updated on the website and attached to this email. The waivers have expired that provided free breakfast and lunch for all students. Beginning with the2022-23 school year, students will be required to pay for meals if they are not eligible for free or reduced meals. These eligibility forms will be distributed during back to school registration. 2022-23 MEAL PRICES

    Finally, school supply lists for Mallory Elementary and Buffalo Prairie Middle School have been attached to this email. For the past two years, the Beau Fournier Memorial Fund has provided the school supply needs for DCR1 Students in grades PK-8th grade. This year the Beau Fournier Memorial fund will be funding new projects. At Mallory Elementary School the fund will be providing books for students. At Buffalo Prairie Middle School, student needs will be met through the Cubby Hole by providing clothing and hygiene items. At Buffalo High School, student needs will be met through its Buffy’s Bodega along with providing a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior.

    School supply lists are also posted on the bisonpride.org website. The list will also be published at the end of July in the Buffalo Reflex’s Back to School Special Edition. 2022-23 MALLORY SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST    2022-23 BPMS SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

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  • Back to School Registration for DCR1 Families

    The back to school registration for current students and new student enrollment will again be conducted online through the parent portal for the 2022-23 school year.  Registration will be open at 8 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2022.  The deadline to complete registration will be Friday, August 5. 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 3. A link to the parent portal will be provided on the bisonpride.org website and sent out to families August 1.

    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.

    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 by accessing a Quick Registration Form from our www.bisonpride.org website.

    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 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Contact a building office if you need additional help. Building offices will open August 1.

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  • DCR1 to Continue Offering Free Before and After School Programming provided by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

    Bison Academy is a before and after school program offered at BPMS for grades 5th-8th grade. Before school begins at 6:45 am and ends at 7:45 am when the

    School building opens. After school begins directly after school and ends at 6:05 pm

    Mallory Mornings is a before school program at DA Mallory offered to grades K-4. Program begins at 6:45 am and ends at 7:45 when the school building opens. 

    Prime time is an after school program at Da Mallory and is offered to grades K-4. This program is contracted by the Dallas County YMCA and registration must be done through the YMCA. This programming begins directly after school

    Until 6:10 pm. 

    After school transportation is provided at 6 pm at select stops for those that need this service. 

    All programming is free. Registration may be done at the perspective school building, YMCA and/or forms can be found online on bisonpride.org. 

    Email or call Jana Salaki, Program Director with any questions at 417-345-2350 ext 101 or Jana.salaki@bisonpride.org

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  • DCR1 Hosts Open House
    All buildings in the Dallas County School District will be hosting Open House Thursday, August 18 from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Students can meet their teachers and locate their classrooms. DCR1 is looking forward to seeing your students back to school. The first day of classes is Tuesday, August 23. All building offices will be closed Monday, August 22, 2022.

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  • Now Hiring School Bus Drivers
    Come join a winning team at DCR1. We are hiring full-time bus drivers, starting at $18.96/hr., health insurance defined contribution, paid time off, and paid training. The position works 158 school days per year, four hours daily (2 hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon) and receives a paycheck all 12 months. Great for retired people who want some extra spending money or moms who want to make some money and be available for their children. 

    Each applicant must be able to complete the following: background check, physical exam, driver record check, CDL test, CDL permit, CDL/school bus skills test, drug test. 

    Apply online by clicking the EMPLOYMENT icon above.  Contact Judy Graevs, transportation director, for questions at 417-345-2899 or by email judy.graevs@bisonpride.org.

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  • DCR1 Youth Athletics
    The youth athletics program is excited about expanding opportunities that they are working on for Buffalo Youth Athletics. A website and more information will be coming soon. Jamie Dryer and Carley McConnell are working with the Athletic Director and Head Coaches to provide the best options for our students. If you have an incoming K-8th grader, please fill out the following form:  https://forms.gle/BH4uR7Lg3NxSSAQc9

    For questions, please contact Carley McConnell at carley.mcconnell@bisonpride.org or Jamie Dryer at jamie.dryer@bisonpride.org.

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  • Due to the high water over the Hwy 32 bridges, we are canceling school today. The students who have been picked up by buses are being returned home. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this weather crisis.
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  • DCTC Offers Adult Education
    Over the last couple of years as we have been planning and building the new Dallas County Technical Center (DCTC) one of the most commonly asked questions is when will we begin offering adult education classes.  In the past, when we offered adult classes at the Louisburg facility we were not able to make many of the courses work.  Even though 1-5 individuals would have an interest in a class, these numbers did not justify hiring a teacher for the course; consequently, adult education classes at the Louisburg facility did not happen.  We continue to maintain a relationship with Ed2Go to offer online coursework for adults; however, the tuition is not set by us, it is set by the vendor.  

    To answer this request for adult classes we have reevaluated the option of adults taking daytime classes alongside our high school students at DCTC.  As a Career and Technical Center, we are able to enroll adults in the classes and those individuals can obtain the same training and certifications as our high school students.  The programs offered at our technical center for adult enrollment are:  Automotive Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Construction Technology, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design Print Technology, Health Science, Teacher Education Preparation, and Welding.  Each of these programs are a two year half day program or a one-year full day program except Teacher Preparation which is a one year half day program.   At the March meeting of the board of education we set the adult tuition rate at $2200/year for a half day class or $4400/year for a full day class.  We are currently working with the Missouri Jobs Center to gain access to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding for adult students.  These funds could be applied for by the adult students to assist with their program tuition at DCTC.

     Adult enrollment will be allowed in courses with available space after high school student enrollment is complete.  Adults enrolling in daytime courses need to complete a program application, take a Missouri Highway Patrol fingerprint background check and be approved by the administration. For more information on each program please visit the program tab on the DCTC website at bisonpride.org/DCTC. For further information on the adult enrollment process, or to complete an application for adult enrollment, please contact Dallas County Technical Center at 417-345-1460 or visit the Community Education page on the bisonpride.org website.  Plans for evening adult education classes are being developed and more information should be released next school year. Suggestions for evening classes are being accepted under the community education tab on the school website.

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  • Bus Drivers Needed
    Watch this video to learn about the benefits of becoming a school bus driver in the Dallas County School District. Apply at the transportation department located at 1323 S. Ash Street, Buffalo, MO or call 417-345-2899.   https://vimeo.com/546207274/3ce520ae2d--

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  • New DCTC Construction Project Video Tour
    Check out this video tour of the new Dallas County Technical Center project. We are so excited about the progress of the project. The new center will open Fall 2021.  Thank you to the Dallas County community for investing in the career and technical training of students.  VIDEO TOUR

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  • 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

     

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