4-7-20 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and response in Weaubleau R-3

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and response in Weaubleau R-3

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

What is Weaubleau R-3 doing about at-home learning while school is out? (Updated 4/7/20)

Teachers at all levels developed 3 weeks of plans for at-home learning that went home on March 18.  These will be collected on Tuesday, April 14 during food pickup time from 12:00-5:00.

New AMI’s will be distributed on Tuesday, April 14 through email and/or folders at food pickup time from 12:00-5:00. 

When will school resume?

Currently, plans are to resume classes on Tuesday April 28. Prior to April 28, Weaubleau R-3 will meet with health officials from surrounding counties for an update to ensure this remains the most appropriate course of action. The closing of schools due to a global pandemic is uncharted territory for schools in the U.S. School officials rely on local health department partners to make decisions that will be in the best interest of student and staff safety and that will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the region.

When’s the last day of school?

The last day of school is currently May 15th.

How often should students check their school email?

Students need to be checking school email on a daily basis.  Please stay in contact with your teachers.


I left something at school I need. Can I come pick it up?

Weaubleau R-3 school buildings are closed. However, you may call the central office and request help. If possible, we will locate the item and make it available for pick up at a designated time.


How often will teachers assign work to my student during the closure?

Currently teachers have assigned 3 weeks worth of assignments. Additional assignments are currently being created. Refer to question #1.


How is the district going to handle assigning credit for work students complete during the closure? (Updated 4/7/20)

It is the district-wide expectation that students complete the work assigned to them by their teachers, to the best of their abilities. We recognize the challenge this poses.

Here are the important points:

-First 3 weeks of AMI’s will be collected on April 14.

-Students will receive points for their work.

-Students will not be penalized for complications caused by factors outside their control.

-Students can email teachers with any questions or concerns about their assignments.

- Second 4 weeks of AMI’s will be handed out on April 14.

-These are considered enrichment to prepare students for their return to school. 

-These AMI’s will not be collected, but may be used by the teacher upon return to school.

-Students can email teachers with any questions or concerns about their assignments.

Is the library going to be open? (Updated 4/7/20)

No. The school buildings are closed. However, Destiny Discover (formerly FollettShelf) is available to all Weaubleau students. It is a digital library, that currently has over 400 books available. You can access Destiny Discover by going to the school's website, clicking on 'menu', then 'Library Media Center'. Once you are on the Library's page you will see the Destiny Discover link in the upper left corner. On the Destiny Discover page you will see a general username and password that anyone can use once you click the Destiny Discover (FollettShelf) link.

*All students in grades six through 12 have personal passwords they may use. These passwords are the same as Reading Counts passwords. Please feel free to send Mrs. Hubbert an email with any questions; there is a link on the page.

 * Library Books should be returned on April 14 during food/AMI pickup.

Are we able to take the Reading Counts test from home? (Updated 4/7/20)

Reading Counts Test can now be taken from home.


We have unreliable internet service. Can you help with this?

Wi-fi is available in the school parking lot. People will be able to access the wi-fi from their cars. The building is closed to the public. All teachers will have non-web based assignment options.

There is a Guest Channel that is now up and running, without a password, that is accessible from the back of the school, around the elementary school building, and clear out into the gravel student parking lot. The Guest channel is available from 8am - 6pm Sun- Sat....the TigerStudent, etc. would be available 24/7

 My student is on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504; will support services still be offered?

Special Education Teachers will still provide work to students, based on IEP goals. Special Education Teachers will also check-in with their students and parents regularly with opportunities for instruction and/or distance tutoring as needed. Students on a 504 will be provided accommodations according to their plans.


Will the state’s MAP testing and EOCs still take place?

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has canceled state testing for the 2020 school year.


Will the upcoming April 4 ACT still be held?

No. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. For more information, visit ACT’s website at


How will the school closer affect the A+ Information? (Updated 4/7/20)

Seniors who had at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA at the end of the fall of 2019 or spring 2020 semester will be eligible for A+. The total number of required tutoring/mentoring hours has been reduced to 25 to accommodate those students who were unable to complete their 50 hours prior to high school graduation. The Algebra I End-of-Course exam requirement has been waived for all 2020 high school seniors, including those who have already taken the exam but did not meet the requirement in addition to those who have not yet taken the exam. Waiver of this requirement also exempts the 2020 seniors from having to meet the ACT math subscore/high school GPA alternative.

Will Prom be held as scheduled on April 10?

Prom has been postponed at this time.  We hope to reschedule at a later time.

What about graduation for seniors on May 8th? (Update 4/7/20)

Weaubleau R-3 has made no decisions yet regarding graduation or other end-of-the-year events to date. We know these are important milestones in a student’s life and the district will communicate on any necessary change of plans if needed as soon as possible.

Seniors will be receiving a survey for their input. Please check your email regularly 


What about Dual Credit Classes? (4-7-20)

Students should continue to complete the coursework online. All instructors have opened their classes so that students can work at their own pace and have one final deadline for all work to be turned in. If a student does not have internet access to finish the course they must notify Mrs. Seay (unity.seay@weaubleau.k12.mo.us)  as soon as possible. 

My child is a senior. How does this impact my child’s ability to graduate and access transcripts, teacher recommendations, scholarship applications and other support for my child’s pursuit of college or post-secondary education?

Weaubleau High School counselor, Mrs. Seay, will continue to provide Seniors and their families updates regarding these matters as information becomes available.  Seniors are encouraged to subscribe to the Class of 2020 Remind, visit the Counselor’s Corner webpage and contact Mrs. Seay by email, as needed. It’s important that all students, including seniors, continue to complete assignments through the at-home learning procedures provided by teachers.


How can my family receive services from Parents As Teachers?

Parents As Teachers staff are still available for virtual visits with their families.  Please contact Mrs. Tracy Dennis at tracy.dennis@weaubleau.k12.mo.us.


How can my child receive breakfast or lunch while school is out?

Grab and Go lunch and breakfast (5 days worth-10 meals) will be available to all students every Tuesday school is not in session.  This will be a drive-thru pickup at the south doors. We will bring your meals to your window. If the meals are not needed in your home please extend random acts of kindness and give the food to another student. We do not want this food to go to waste.  If you need the meals delivered to your home, please email weaubleaur3@gmail.com or call 417-428-3317 Ext 242 and leave a message before 8:00 P.M. the Monday before. Please provide an address and how many students live in the home.

2020-2021 Preschool and Kindergarten Registration 

Parents, please use the attached link to register for preschool and kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. We need this information for planning purposes. Please share with future PreK and K parents. If you have questions please contact the elementary office. 


How can we order our Spring Pictures? (Updated 4/7/20)

To view or order 2020 Spring Pictures, call Stephen’s Photography at 417-326-4315 or email stephensphotography@windstream.net. Pictures will be delivered to the school when they become available. The school will determine the best way to deliver them once they arrive. Parents have the option to pay a shipping fee and have their pictures mailed to their address. Contact Stephen’s photography if you want pictures mailed to you.

How can I receive my Josten’s order? (Class Rings, Senior Announcements etc.)

Items will be mailed to your home address when payment arrangements are made.  To make payment arrangements you can contact Josten’s at 417-882-2048.