Mobile App Update
Our mobile app service provider has resolved a technical issue with our mobile app. To begin receiving our app notifications again, you must update the app in your app store. If you are not currently using our app, you can search for Dallas County School District in your app store, and download it.
DCR1 Receives 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant
The Dallas County School District is proud to announce it has been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant. This is the third 21st CCLC grant the school district has received. The purpose of the of the 21st CCLC is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in the community learning centers that provide academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly student who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards in at least math, reading, and science. A second purpose is to offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities; and finally to offer families of students served by the community learning centers, opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education including opportunities for literacy and related educational development. The services will be free to families during the first year beginning October 21, 2019 and continuing through summer school, June 23, 2019. Programming information can be found on the bisonpride.org website. For more information, you may contact program director, Mrs. Jana Salaki via email, email@example.com or by phone, 417-345-2350 ext. 1001.
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.
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.
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.