Missouri's largest school district is dedicated to providing engaging. relevant. personal learning experiences.
We know that for students to be successful in an ever increasing complex and competitive world that a focus on a more personalized learning approach is essential to their success. Each student has their own path to learning and it takes a shared effort by parents, teachers, and the community to provide that opportunity for student’s success.
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Points of Pride
We engage students in learning and empower them to excel through personalized instruction and innovative programs.
•Our early childhood efforts, Choice & Innovation programs and improving graduation rate were Blue Ribbon highlights in Springfield’s 2013 Community Focus Report.
•SPS is the only school district in Missouri to offer a K-12 International Baccalaureate program.
•Learn more about how learning is personal at Springfield Public Schools.
Springfield Public Schools FAQ
When do we enroll in Kindergarten?
If your child is in a SPS program (Wonder Years or Early Childhood Special Education), your child is already enrolled. If not, you can enroll your child online the year before he/she enters Kindergarten.
Where do we enroll in Kindergarten?
ou may enroll online or visit your child’s school once Kindergarten enrollment opens (typically by February 1st). Contact your child’s school to see if there are any special Kindergarten Orientation days you need to attend.
How do I enroll my child in kindergarten?
What if my child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), what happens when they go to Kindergarten?
Each child’s plan is different. You should check with your child’s teacher to see about what services your child will receive in Kindergarten
Where do I get my child’s Student ID number after I’ve enrolled?
Ask the secretary at your child’s future elementary school site.
How do I find out which Elementary School my child will attend?
Go to www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org
and click on About SPS tab. From the drop down menu, click on Departments. On the side menu, choose the Transportation tab. On the Springfield Public Schools Transportation page, you will find a link on the left side of page. The link is titled Find School of Residence, 2016-2017 School Year. Follow the search instructions. Remember to include the complete address, using words like Avenue or Street. For further questions or concerns, call the Records office at (417) 523-0011.
I enrolled in the summer learning program, Explore. However, I haven’t received any information
You can go online to www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org
and click on Programs & Services tab and click on E-M. Click on Explore, click on Register, put in your child’s student ID number and date of birth to see your child’s enrollment and status of transportation.
Are there any tests my child must take before entering into Kindergarten?
There aren’t any required tests. However, each child should be screened. You can set up your child’s screening any time the year before they enter Kindergarten by calling 417-523-1333. It is important to have your child screened prior to Kindergarten entry; this screening helps administrators place students in their classrooms by looking at each student’s strengths.
How can we get more information on entering Kindergarten?
When should I be able to talk to my child’s teacher about concerns I have?
Each teacher has their own expectations for how and when to contact them around school hours. Some teachers might encourage you to call and leave a message, email, or text if it’s during the school day. Make sure you find out the easiest and fastest way to get in touch with your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year, so when a problem surfaces you are able to contact your child’s teacher.
When is the first day of school?
Each year the first day of school changes. You can find the school calendar online at www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org
by clicking on Families and then click on District Calendar and select current year or the upcoming school year calendar. If your child attends Robberson, you will need to select the Continuous Learning Calendar In 2016-17 the first day of school for K-12 students is August 17, 2016.
When does my child’s school start?
Elementary school start times differ from site to site. You should check with your child’s school by checking the alphabetatized list online at www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org
and click on Our Schools.
Is there an orientation for us to attend before going into Kindergarten?
Each elementary school plans an orientation or kindergarten preview day for their site. Contact your child’s school to find out what they have planned for you!
What if I have more questions?
You can always contact the receptionist at KAC at (417) 523-0000 to be connected to the correct department. Or, you may call the Office of School Readiness at (417) 523-1300.