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School Starts August 14!

How can you get your family ready for the new school year in less than two weeks? Our back-to-school guide covers the basics and will help you and your kids ease back into the first day on August 14. *****  

Bus Schedules

On or about August 10, parents should receive student bus schedules in the mail. You will also be able to look the information up on Parkway’s Web site through e-Link, an online information system. Just enter your street address, and you’ll be able to find the bus routes and approximate pick-up and drop-off times for your child. To access e-Link, go to http://transinfo.pkwy.k12.mo.us/ and then log in with the user name and password of Guest. Students who enroll in school after Aug. 3 can receive bus information by calling the transportation department at (314) 415-8400.


School Messages and Emergency Alerts

Want to receive important information about school closings, emergencies and school events? Be sure your school has updated phone numbers and email addresses so you can receive voice or email messages via AlertNow, an automated notification system. Please include your current phone numbers and email addresses on your student’s Census Verification form, and notify your school if changes occur throughout the year. Read more about AlertNow at http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/news/stories.cfm?ID=0EC9A9E9%2D1CC4%2DEACA%2DCE6D519F917662A3.  


Lunch Menus
Look to see what’s on the lunch and breakfast menu each day at all Parkway schools and find the nutritional analysis of each meal by visiting our Web site: www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/foodservice/menu.html. You’ll also be able to see your child’s lunch account balance at www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/foodservice/accounts/account.cfm.


Have the Right Stuff?

Find out what school supplies your child needs for the first weeks of class by visiting our Web site at www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/schools/supplyPortal.cfm.  Most of our schools have the school supply lists online.  Be sure to take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 1-3 (see related article).


Watch Your Mailbox for Back 2 School, a parent’s guide to the 2008-09 school year. It contains a directory of schools, important dates, student health information, parent notices, Parkway’s discipline policy and much more. It is also posted on the Parkway Web site at: http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/backtoschool/documents/backToSchool_7-28-08.pdf