The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 17, for students in grades K-12. Families of students entering grades K-6 are invited to Meet the Teacher night from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at each elementary and intermediate school.
Preview DayStudents entering 5th, 7th and 9th grades are invited to participate in Preview Day on Monday, Aug. 15. This morning is set aside for these students to become acquainted with their new schools without older students in the building. For fifth graders, Preview Day is scheduled from 8:40 to 11:15 a.m. For seventh grade, Preview Day is from 7:35 to 10 a.m. For ninth grade, Preview Day is from 7:25 to 10:30 a.m. Buses will run their normal routes (with some delays as routes are learned). Students will visit classrooms, try their lockers, and meet staff.
School SuppliesSchool supply lists for students entering grades K-8 are posted on the site for each individual school. From the web site home page, select "School Facilities" and then the appropriate school.
Bus RoutesBus Routes are published on the Ray-Pec web site (look under "For Parents").
ImmunizationsFor information about immunization requirements, go to the "For Parents" section of this web site and select "Medical Forms."
Reminder: The state of Missouri requires students entering eighth grade in August 2011 to have a Tdap immunization and to give documentation to the middle school nurse before starting classes on Aug. 17. The Tdap vaccine may also be documented as Adacel or Boostrix. The Tdap vaccine helps protect adults and adolescents against three diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough. Tdap is recommended as a booster to the Dtap vaccine in people ages 11 to 64. You may bring or fax the documentation to Ray-Pec East Middle School after Aug. 1, 2011. The fax number for the middle school is: 816-388-4001. If you have questions, you may call Phyllis Fox today at 816-4011. The middle school health room will not be staffed after May 27 until Aug. 1. A list of area shot clinics is posted on this web site. Go to: Departments/Health Services.