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:
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:
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
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.
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.
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 www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr 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 www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr 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.