Bolivar Schools

Learning for Life

District News

Bolivar R-1 2017-18 enrollment information

Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:05

Bolivar R-1 Schools will host Open Enrollment and Centralized Registration in August.

For families NEW to the district, Open Enrollment is Monday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 4  at Central Office. 524 W. Madison. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families will come to Central Office to prove residency and receive standardized district enrollment packet; then will go onto buildings to complete enrollment.

Centralized Registration is  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Bolivar High School, 1401 N. Hwy D. These dates are for:

  • RETURNING students in Grades 3, 6, 9 who must provide proof of residency.
    •  Utility Bill (electric, water)
    • Current Rental or Lease agreement
    •  Current Mortgage payment receipt, deed of trust, or housing contract
    •  Current Polk County Paid Personal Property Tax Receipt
  • New families to the district who did not complete paperwork during open enrollment.
  • Any families who may have moved over the summer.
  • Grades 6-8 to pick up schedules
  • Grades 9-12 to pick up schedules, chromebooks, etc.

During Centralized Registration, The Polk County Health Department will be present to administer the meningococcal and Tdap vaccine to those students who still need it for enrollment compliance.  Miles for Smiles will be present to accept applications for treatment. 

For more information, please call 417-326-5291.

 Documents Accepted for Proof of Residency

You will need to provide 1 of the documents listed below:

  1. Utility Bill (electric, water)
    • The bill must be no more than 30 days old, and
    • The bill must include parent’s name and current address
  2. Current Rental or Lease agreement
    • Dates of agreement
    • Name, address, phone and signatures of the lessee and owner
  3. Current Mortgage payment receipt, deed of trust, or housing contract
    •  Name and current address
  4. Current Polk County Paid Personal Property Tax Receipt
    • Name and current address

Summer feeding program begins July 5

Monday, 03 July 2017 13:41

Bolivar Schools, Polk County Health Department and several area churches and organizations will once again provide lunches for children ages 0-18 July 5-28. The program, “Lil Ji’s” will provide a free, nutritious lunch to anyone who visits one of several community distribution points. The distribution centers will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The distribution centers are:

Bolivar Middle School, 604 W. Jackson

Bolivar United Methodist Church, Division and Main

Countryside Assembly, 2921 Morrisville Road


Cribbs Family Youth Park, 309 S. Clark 

Click here for lunch menu.

The program is funded by a grant through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and is named after Jianna Halbrook, the Bolivar student whose vision to feed those around her helped create the program.

Text alerts added to School Messenger

Monday, 10 October 2016 15:51

Bolivar Schools is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use now for phone calls and emails. SchoolMessenger purchased SchoolReach last year and over spring break the district moved to SchoolMessenger.

To remain compliant with FCC and TCPA guidelines, School Messenger requires individuals to "opt-in" for text messages alerts from School Messenger.

Parents can easily opt-in by simply sending “Y” (or “Yes”), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number (67587). 

The wireless number(s) must be in the SchoolMessenger database associated with a student; these numbers are updated nightly. If a recipient’s number SMS Text number is changed, or a new number added, in our database, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.

To change your contact number, please contact Katie Duncan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While texting is now an option, the district will continue to utilize voice messages as well as text alerts.

Bolivar Schools volunteer background process

Friday, 11 March 2016 10:12

 Any Bolivar R-1 School District parent or volunteer in a position where they may be left alone with a single child or small groups of children – such as a Watch Dog Dad, Liberator mentors, classroom volunteer, field trip chaperon, etc. - must have a cleared background check through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry.

There are three ways to complete the process.

1.       ONLINE: Please go to to register. There is a one-time fee of $13.25 to complete the background check. Print a copy of your receipt along with the Background Check Permission Form, and bring to the school to be reimbursed. 

2.       PAPER/PENCIL: Complete a paper copy of the Background Check Form (WORKER REGISTRATION) with an attached copy of your social security card and submit to Central Office at 524 W. Madison, Bolivar. The district will submit your form to the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry.  Please note: The mailed version will take 4 to 6 weeks to receive results back. 

3.       ALREADY HAVE A CHECK ON FILE? Visit  and click on “Is a Person Registered” tab to check. If you are, complete the Background Check Permission Form.  This will allow the school district to access your results if you have had a prior background check, and to allow us to update our records.


For more information, contact Central Office at 417-326-5291 or your child’s building. 

Upcoming Events

Fall Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting

30 July 2017 5:00 pm

(Save to cal)

Bolivar High School

Read more Cost: Free
High School    |    Bolivar High School

Fall Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting

31 July 2017 7:00 am

(Save to cal)

Bolivar High School

Read more Cost: Free
High School    |    Bolivar High School

Enrollment for New Families to District

31 July 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Save to cal)

Bolivar Schools Administrative Center

Building opens for 17-18 school year

01 August 2017 8:00 am

(Save to cal)

Bolivar Primary School

Enrollment for New Families to District

01 August 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Save to cal)

Bolivar Schools Administrative Center

Bolivar, MO
Last Updated: July 27, 2017 at 12:52:00am CDT