In order to meet required attendance hours we will extend our calendar to make up for time missed due to inclement weather. Currently, assuming no more time is missed, the following adjustments will be made:
If more hours are missed, adjustments will be made and communicated accordingly.
As part of the requirements of “Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act” (RSMo 160.077) the Odessa R-VII School District is taking the necessary steps to ensure safe drinking water for everyone within the buildings. District personnel identified drinking water outlets throughout the district and utilized the services of Axiom Service Professionals to conduct testing of each outlet. Those results, once received back from the lab, will be made available to the public on the school website.
Additional information about the effects of lead can be found at: https://health.mo.gov/living/environment/lead/publications.php
Results - January 2024
Any samples that resulted in readings greater than the required 5 ppb level will be corrected and retested. Some sinks were not in areas in which there was an expectation of them being drinking water, they have been labeled as such, “not drinking water”. Others, which are areas that will be used for drinking water, are being addressed and will be retested. Further results will be posted here upon their return to the District.
Congratulations to Tami Grubb, Odessa Middle School ELA Teacher, for being chosen as the February “MAKING A DIFFERENCE” award winner for the Odessa R-VII School District. The District is excited to honor staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty through the "Making a Difference" recognition program! Each month during the school year either a certified or classified employee will be honored for their part in implementing our district mission of preparing each student for a successful future.
With several nominations, the following comments were made by peers:
With her positive attitude, her passion for wanting to do a great job, and her heart to serve students, she MAKES A DIFFERENCE for everyone she comes in contact with everyday.
CONGRATULATIONS MRS. GRUBB!
The Odessa R-VII School District will be holding a Kindergarten Round-up at McQuerry Elementary the week of April 8th through April 12th, 2024. The screenings/pre-enrollment will be held between the hours 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.
There will be a Kindergarten Information Night available for families to attend on March 21st, 2024 at McQuerry Elementary. Incoming kindergartners will do an activity in a kindergarten classroom, while parents get useful information about the school.
Session #1-5:00 pm-5:45 pm
Session #2-6:00 pm-6:45 pm
All children who will be 5 years old on or before July 31st, 2024 are eligible for kindergarten. Every child will need to go through the screening/enrollment process.
Parents/Guardians can call the McQuerry office at 816-633-5334, starting February 1st, 2024, to schedule an appointment for an Information Night Session and a screening/pre-enrollment time slot.
At your child’s screening appointment, please provide the following requested items: Current Proof of residency (less than 30 days old-water bill, gas bill, etc.), parent’s ID, child’s birth certificate, child’s social security card/number, and the child’s immunization record. Those items can be scanned and emailed to our building registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. Otherwise, please have those items available to be copied at your appointment time.
The School District also recommends that all incoming students have a completed vision screening. You can find the MISSOURI EYE EXAM FORM FOR SCHOOL on the Odessa R-VII website. It can be found under McQuerry>>PAT>>Vision Screening Form.
If you have any questions, please call the McQuerry Office at 816-633-5334 or Parents As Teachers at 816-633-3298.