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Academic Calendar:

2022-2023 Academic Calander

Arrival/Dismissal Times

Belle Elementary

Arrival Time: 7:30 am

Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm

Middle School

Arrival Time: 7:20 am

Dismissal Time: 3:50 pm

High School

Arrival Time: 7:30 am

Dismissal Time: 4:00 pm

Back to School Events:

Open House:

August 18, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 Belle High School

5:00 -7:00 Belle Elementary School

6:00 - 8:00 Bland Middle School

New Student Enrollment:

New student enrollment will be held on August 12 for any student who did not attend Maries Co. R 2 last year. You may register your child in the office of your child's building.

Please bring with you an address/telephone number/fax number for your child's previous district. You will also need to bring proof of residency. Proof of residency includes a utility bill with a physical address (not a PO Box) or a tax bill.

Medication at School

Does your student take over-the counter or prescription medication? If so, get updated medication orders from their physician that include the name of the student, name of the drug, dosage, frequency of administration, route of administration and the prescriber's name. Drop both the physician orders and medication off at your child's school for the nurse prior to the start of the school year.

Do not send the medication to school with your child.

Athletic Meeting

For any Middle School or High School student participating in athletics during the 2022-2023 school year, there is a required parent/athlete meeting being held on August 9 at 6:30 in the Belle High School gym.

Supply Lists

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Please schedule immunization and physical appointments with your healthcare provider as needed. Missouri law requires children enrolled in Kindergarten through 12th grade to be immunized against certain preventable diseases. Required immunications include: DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) or DT (Diphtheria and Tetanus); IPV (Polio); Hepatitis B; MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella); and Varicella (Chickenpox). Two additional vaccinations are required for students in grades 8th -12th: Tdap (pertussis) and Meningococcal (Meningitis). Updated immunization records are required for students entering Kindergarten, 8th grade and 12th grade. The district is hosting a Vaccination clinic on August 9. Appointments can be made by emailing Nurse Lewis at

Emergency Information Forms

Please review your emergency information in the parent portal on Lumen. Make sure that we have the latest emergency information including new telephone numbers and addresses entered on your childs emergency information sheet. Review those people that are allowed to pick-up your child at school. If an adult is NOT LISTED ON THE EMERGENCY SHEET - they will not be able to pick your child up from school.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

If you have a student in High School, please complete the free/reduced price meal application. High School students no longer receive free meals due to the expiration of the federal USDA waiver. A copy of the application was mailed to all current high school students. A digital application is also available on Lumen in the parent portal for you to complete without having to send the paper documents to school.

Check meal balances for your child(ren)'s lunch account if you have a Middle School or High School student.

Bus Information

Please meet with the bus drivers during Open House if you have moved and have a new pick-up/drop-off location for students who ride the bus. Bus routes for the 2022-2023 school year are set based on how a student ended the prior school year. If transporation preferences for the upcoming school year the exact same as the 2021-2022 school year, additional action is not required.

  • If your child rode the bus in the spring, they will automatically be assiged a bus route for the upcoming school year, no action is required on your part.

  • If your child did NOT ride the bus last spring, or only rode one-way, and you require something different this year, you must contact the school to request changes by August 23.

Student bus information is available in the Parent Portal.