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July 7, 2020

Dear New Franklin School Families;

We hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. By the time we start up school it will be just over 5 months since your son/daughter has attended school.  With several questions of when and how New Franklin will begin school – we feel it is time to give you some information.  As of now, both the State and the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) has stated that re-entry to schools is a LOCAL decision.  After discussion with Howard County Health representatives and our Board of Education, New Franklin R-1 School District will begin school on the regular schedule date of August 25th and we will begin as usually and normal as we have in past years.  As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its proximity to the county with very few if any recent cases in weeks, we feel this is a safe and highly requested solution. Should there be a sudden spike in cases, our decision may need to be re-evaluated and altered.

Re-entry information:

  • As of now, we will plan to return to school on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • Buses will run as normal.  

  • School will run as normal with some added precautions such as; allowing frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers, keeping social distance whenever possible, keeping students in same small groups when possible, frequent cleaning, etc.

  • There will be no perfect attendance awards for the 1st semester (possibly for the year).

  • All school activities will be conducted as normal with some precautions.

  1. Please monitor your son/daughter’s health and if they have any COVID-19 related symptoms, keep your child home and inform the school.

  2. If your son/daughter has a temperature (above 100 degrees), you will be required to keep your child home for 3 days after the temperature is normal with no medication. 

  3. If riding the bus, please instruct your children to sit with other family members.

  • Water fountains will temporarily be turned off.  Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to use and fill at our water bottle dispensaries located throughout the building.  However, a water bottling company (Convoy of Hope) out of Springfield, MO has graciously offered to supply a limited amount of water bottles to all Howard County schools. 

  • Your child is welcome to wear a mask throughout the day should you prefer. This could change where it would be a requirement if the State mandates the wearing of masks prior to school starting.

  • Should a student be confirmed with COVID-19, we will do whatever is necessary to prevent the spread and contact parents accordingly. 

  • You will be receiving further beginning of the school information from the district office or your building principal prior to the start of school.

New Franklin R-1 will do everything possible to keep your child safe while at school.    Again, as a reminder, this may all change as we receive further information and guidance from DESE or the State.  Please check the New Franklin R-1 web site periodically for further information.  We are looking forward to a great 2020-21 school year!  

Please be safe and well.

Brian Cordel,  New Franklin R-1 Superintendent



Summer School

Boonville public schools has invited New Franklin Elementary students to attend their summer school session.

Dear Families,

Boonville R-I School District continues to look ahead to determine the best alternative plan for Catapult’s K- 8 Summer Journey . Due to COVID 19, we know our original dates of May 26-June 26 are unrealistic.


Our current plan is to host summer school programs between July 6 and August 6, 2020. We will follow the recommendations from the State of Missouri and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in regards to program logistics and cancellation, if necessary.

K-8 Summer Journey Program Information:

Catapult’s K- 8 Summer Journey is a fun, exciting and free of charge program open to district and surrounding area students. Teachers are ready to be back in the classroom with students to teach a variety of engaging courses.

Hannah Cole Primary will house entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade. David Barton will house entering 4th grade through 8th grade. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. Free breakfast and lunch will be served. An online registration form will be shared through district communications in May. You may also turn in the blue paper form during the supply pick up the week of May 18 or in the black mailbox outside the Administration Building.


In order to start preparing for K-8 summer school please complete the survey.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSV9BH7

Over the next few months we will send out communication with additional information. We appreciate all you are doing to keep our community safe and healthy.

Cynthia Dwyer

Chief Academic Officer

Boonville, MO Public Schools


 Congratulations go to Everett Dufur
He has been accepted into the Berklee Rock Workshop scholarship program. He will participate in a five week Summer program from July 11th to August 14th with full tuition, housing, and a meal plan paid for. If everything's still closed down by then, he will take five weeks of online classes from professional musicians.



Current Job Openings: 


Substitute Bus Driver
The New Franklin R-1 School District is accepting applications for a substitute school bus driver.  Bus drivers are responsible for operating a school bus and transporting school-aged children and other authorized personnel safely and efficiently over specified routes from school and various activities.  Job duties include, but are not limited to, conducting pre-trip inspections; observing safely regulations and policies, and enforcing student discipline.  Applicants must pass a background check and have a MO Class B drivers license with passenger and school bus endorsements. Training will be provided.  Interested applicants may contact the district at (660) 848-2141 to request an application or may obtain the application here.

Contact Eric Chaney, Transportation Director, at 660.848.2141 with any questions.

The New Franklin R-1 School District is an equal opportunity employer.







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