SUMMER MEALS: In addition to HMC-1's Summer Meal Program, the Mid-Continent Public Library - Red Bridge branch will once again host Harvesters’ Kids Cafe program, which offers free meals to all children and teens (18 and under) throughout the summer until August 10. Find out the days and times that Kids Cafe will be offered at MCPL branches on the Library’s website. All summer sites accept walk-ins and do not require pre-registration. A full list of Kids Cafe sites can be found on Harvesters’ website.
June 1, 2018
First let me share how wonderful it has been working with your children this year. Also, I want to share information with you for the summer. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is offering a Math Challenge to students in grades 1-8. Signing your child up is an easy process and you can do so by googling Missouri Math Challenge, this will take you to the link to sign up for this free program. Typically, students lose 2.6 months in grade level equivalency in math skills during summer break. Please take a moment and get your child signed up for this fun summer learning opportunity.
I am excited to say that next year our students will be 1-1 iPads in all grade levels. We will begin a Maker’s Space in our library to expose our students to greater opportunities through STEAM activities.
Please note the following information for Centralized Registration in July at Ruskin:
Wednesday July 25 – Families new to the district: 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday July 26 – Families with last name A-L: 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday July 28 – All Families: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 31 – Families with last name M-Z: 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
I wish you all a safe and restful summer and look forward to seeing you in August.
Connie Moore, Principal
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE 2018/19 CALENDAR: An updated District calendar for the 2018/19 school year is available to download. Please note the first day of school will now be August 15. There are also two additional days of no school so staff can participate in professional development. Similar changes have also been made to the 2019/20 calendar.
UPDATE - RADON MITIGATION COMPLETED: Mitigation systems at Johnson Elementary have been installed in areas previously identified as having high levels of radon. The Surgeon General, EPA, Centers for Disease Control and other health organizations recommend radon levels be under 4.0 pCi/L. We are pleased to say follow-up testing shows that radon levels are now 1.3 pCi/L or less.
RADON MITIGATION UPDATE: On February 26, the HMC-1 Board of Education approved the contract of a radon mitigation company. We will provide an update once dates for mitigation installation are finalized.
DON'T MISS OUT: Beginning this spring, parents will be able to register online for the 2017 - 2018 school year! A new online fee / payment system will also become available. Parents must have an online Parent Portal account created to access both of these new additions. Click here to create you account, or visit Johnson Elementary's library media center for help so you can be ready when these systems go live!
INFORMATION REGARDING RADON LEVELS: HMC-1 is committed to providing a safe environment for our students to learn and succeed. As a part of this commitment, we recently volunteered for environmental testing of all district facilities, testing specifically for radon. This letter from Superintendent Yolanda Cargile, Ed.D. is to inform you that Johnson has elevated radon levels in some areas, how the District plans to mitigate and communicate progress. It also includes important explanations from the Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS).
It is important to note that the DHSS officials, who conducted the radon testing, have reassured District administration that Johnson students and staff are not under any health risks.
NEW HARASSMENT & BULLYING POLICY POSTED: Important information related to changes in Missouri criminal codes has been posted to the District's website. These changes may have an impact on students in the HMC-1 community. The purpose behind the new laws is to protect students who fall victim to bullying and to discourage students from engaging in any sort of physical altercations.
As of January 1, 2017, substantial revisions to some of the Missouri criminal codes took effect. Please see the newly posted policy for details and answers to frequently asked questions.