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Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP)

Students have a right to enroll in virtual instruction classes at the District’s expense unless it is determined that it is not in the best educational interest of the student. Please reference Policy IGCD—Virtual Courses or click on the above headline

Letter to the Parents Online Safety

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In the short time that I have worked in the California R-1 School District, I KNOW that the district prides itself on providing a safe learning environment for each and everyone of its students. That being said I have noticed that locally, and nationwide, there have been many troubling incidents reported regarding students and their use of the Internet.

There are many social media sites that are growing in popularity with students. Several of these have an instant messaging component as part of the site and some, the message automatically disappears after it has been seen.

Unfortunately, some of these sites are being used by con-artist, cyber-bullies, and child predators. From the research that I have done and communicating with other investigators that specialize in these types of crimes, we believe that this is caused by two basic problems:

Children can communicate and meet people outside the control of their parents.
Children and adults can communicate anonymously without the fear of getting caught.

I want to encourage all of you to talk with your children about the potential dangers of the Internet. Also encourage them to come talk to you if they get messages from people they do not know as well as abnormal messages from people they do know. These messages may be a start of a problem called “grooming.” These are actions done by people with ulterior, dangerous motives to attempt to make your child comfortable with them, so they will do things they would not normally do.

I also want to encourage you to establish rules and guidelines to ensure the safety of your child while on the internet. One rule I would like to suggest, something that I do with my children, is to review the content of all of their electronic devices, including their social media sites, on a regular basis.

I also want to assure you that the school district is doing all that it can to ensure the online safety of its students. One of the many measures is that they have blocked all social media sites from our school computers as well as being able to access them on our wifi.

If you would like more information about this matter I encourage you to go to www.connectsafely.org or www.cybersafetycop.com

Thank you for your time,


Deputy Scott Harkins SRO
Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office
California R-1 School District

Parent Portal

Did you know that you as a parent can be just as mobile as your student? Click on the headline for information on the Parent Portal App for your phone.

**Graduation 2021**

Graduation ceremonies will take placed Sunday, May 16, 2021, 2:00pm, in the high school gym. Facemasks are encouraged but not required. For those who can not make it in person, the ceremony will be livestreamed on the School District's facebook page, California R-1 School District.

Lifeguards Needed

The City Pool is looking for lifeguards for this summer. For more information, contact Leslie Scheidt at 573-353-6400.

High School Evening Custodian

The Moniteau County R-1 School District (California, MO) is currently accepting applications for a full-time evening custodian position (3:00 pm to 11:30 pm with a 30-minute supper break) at California High School.  Apply using Recruit and Hire found on the school website at www.californiak12.org and under Employment, Employment Opportunities, and then apply using Recruit and Hire. If you have any questions, please call the Superintendent’s office at 573-
796-2145.

School Supply Program 2021-2022

Any student entering Pre-K through fourth grade next school year may participate in the School Supply Program for California Elementary School. Click on the above link for more information. Please complete the form whether you wish to participate in the program or not. Forms & money are due by MAY 7, 2021 in order to participate in this program!
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