Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and response in Weaubleau R-3
Thursday, April 21, 2020
Graduation Update (Updated 4/21/20)
The Weaubleau School Board and Administration recognizes that the graduation ceremony is an important milestone event in our graduating seniors’ lives. Graduation has been postponed. We recently sent a survey to the Class of 2020 for feedback on contingency plans for graduation since we are not able to hold the ceremony as scheduled on May 8. It was very clear, a strong majority of the class preferred a postponed traditional graduation ceremony over some type of alternative graduation.
We plan to hold graduation on Friday, June 26 at 7:00 if the public health guidelines allow. Our alternative date will be Friday, July 31 @ 7:00. Also, the location will be at the WHS main gym, unless restrictions require alternative locations. If we are still not able to have a traditional graduation on these dates, we will defer to alternate ceremony format on July 31. The details for that ceremony would be based on survey results and guidelines from public health agencies.
Prom Update (Updated 4/21/2020)
Prom has been postponed at this time. We are looking at possible dates in late June.
When will school resume? (Updated 4/14/20)
We have sent home AMI’s that will provide enrichment activities for the remainder of the academic school year. Traditional school has been canceled for the remainder of the year.
What is Weaubleau R-3 doing about at-home learning while school is out? (Updated 4/21/20)
Teachers at all levels developed Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI’s) for at-home learning that went home on March 18. These were collected on Tuesday, April 14 during food pickup time from 12:00-5:00.
New AMI’s covering material for the remainder of the year were distributed on Tuesday, April 14 through email and/or folders at food pickup time from 12:00-5:00..
How is the district going to handle assigning credit for work students complete during the closure? (Updated 4/21/20)
K-12 grading policy for covid-19 school closure.
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.
Since school will not be in session for the remainder of the school year the following grading guidelines will be implemented:
4th quarter grades will be given as “hold harmless” from 3rd quarter grades so that the resulting semester grade could not be less than the 3rd quarter letter grade.
Students will not be penalized for complications caused by factors outside their control.
4th quarter grades could be improved from the 3rd quarter letter grade based on a holistic interpretation by the teacher coming from a combination of both quality and quantity of work.(AMI’s, assignments prior to closure)
The resulting semester grade from this interpretation could not be higher than 1 full letter grade above the hold harmless 3rd quarter letter grade.
Dual credit classes are sponsored and controlled by the sponsoring college. All dual credit classes will follow the requirements of the sponsoring college even if the student in the dual credit class has not signed up for the college credit.
Regularly scheduled Odyssey class assignments must be completed up to March 13. Additional assignments may be completed in order for students to raise their grade.
Students who were required to complete Odyssey outside the school day are still expected to complete the course. Students may contact Ms. London if they have questions or want additional assignments unlocked: email@example.com
Students who do not have access to the technology to complete their dual credit or Odyssey assignments may contact Mr. Garder: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can email teachers with any questions or concerns about their assignments.
What about Dual Credit Classes? (Updated 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 (email@example.com) as soon as possible
How can Seniors turn in Scholarships? (Updated 4/8/20)
1. You can return completed scholarship forms during homework packet pick up on April 14th. I will have a box labeled “SCHOLARSHIPS” Please turn them in an envelope or folder with “ATTN: MRS. SEAY” on it.
2. You can complete the online form of each scholarship, save it and email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Using a phone app, you can scan or take pictures of completed scholarship applications and send them to me at email@example.com
4. Mail completed applications to the school (must be postmarked by 4/24/20)
Weaubleau High School
ATTN: Mrs. Seay
509 N Center
Weaubleau MO 65774
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.
What about other end of the year activities? (Updated 4/14/20)
All end of the year banquets, assemblies, concerts, promotion ceremonies (PreK, K, 8th) have been canceled this school year.
When can we pick up our supplies, medication, clean lockers, return books? (Updated 4/14/20)
We will set up a schedule for a later date. Medication can also be picked up this day. If you need medication sooner contact Nurse Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Can I check out books online? (Updated 4/9/20)
Destiny Discover update: All students in first through twelfth grade now have personal logins (they are the same as Reading Counts logins). Students can now download books to read offline! The directions are below, they are also on the Destiny Discover page.
Directions to download books for offline reading:
1 - Select a book and open it.
2 - Click on 'book options' on the top right side, check out book.
3 - Click on 'menu' on the top left side, then 'offline access'.
4 - When the download is finished, return to the book.
5 - While you still have the book open, add the page to favorites on your browser.
6 - Later when you are not connected to the Internet, you can open your favorites and click on 'offline content'.
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 April 4 ACT Test be rescheduled? (4/14/20)
Yes. 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.
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 email@example.com.
How can my child receive breakfast or lunch while school is out? (Updated 4/14/20)
Grab and Go lunch and breakfast (5 days worth-10 meals) will be available to all students every Tuesday through May 12th. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/Screening (Updated 4/14/20)
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.
Screening dates will be determined at a later date.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Can we still order a yearbook? (Updated 4/14/20)
Yes, you can email Mr. Gardner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Order from the link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1059558/Weaubleau-High-School/
How can you help with the yearbook? (Updated 4/21/20)
The yearbook staff needs your help! Without school, spring sports, field trips, and social gatherings our yearbook members are missing opportunities to take pictures of our students. If you have pictures of your children at school, recent school events, or right now at home (doing homework, playing, having family time, etc) we want your pictures! We will be accepting photos through May 30th, 2020.
You can email them to Mr. Gardner at email@example.com. Please tell us in the email who the child is, what grade they are in, and something about what they are doing. We are excited about getting creative to finish this yearbook. It might look somewhat different, but we promise to try to create the best book we can! We are doing everything we can to capture the memories and emotions of the 19-20 school year.
Yearbook Ads Available!
1/8 of page - $25
1/4 of page $50
1/2 of page - $100
1 Full page- $200
Send your Ad requests to Mr. Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include name of person/business, size of ad requested, pic/scan of business card or any/all information you’d like on a custom Ad. Check/Cash/Money Order can be dropped off during food pickups on Tuesdays, or mailed to the school office. All business Ad requests and payments need to be made by June 1st, 2020.