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West Plains School District 2019-2020 Back to School Information

The West Plains School District will begin the 2019-2020 school year on Thursday, August 15th with a full day of classes.

School hours are as follows:  West Plains Elementary will begin at 7:45 a.m. and classes will end at 3:00 p.m.  South Fork Elementary will begin at 8:10 a.m. and classes end at 3:45 p.m.  The West Plains Middle School and the West Plains High School will begin at 8:10 a.m. and classes will end at 3:35 p.m. 


Open House & Orientation
Parents of all students are invited to an open house on Tuesday, August 13th from 5:00pm -7:00pm at all buildings.

The West Plains Elementary Kindergarten & South Fork Elementary Open Houses will be held on August 8th from 5:00pm - 6:30pm.

The West Plains Middle School 5th grade orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:00 pm.  The 5th grade orientation will focus on a successful transition from elementary to the middle school environment. During this event the school will introduce 5th grade teachers, review middle school policies and procedures, tour the building and classrooms, and host a question and answer session.

The West Plains High School will host an incoming freshman “Zizzer Day” on Tuesday, August 13th from 8:30am - 1:00pm.    Students will participate in activities that better prepare them for the transition into High School.  Incoming freshman students will have the opportunity to go through a mini schedule, learn about various clubs and activities at the activity fair, have lunch, become familiarized with the building, including finding their lockers.  Members of the West Plains High School faculty and staff will provide parents with invaluable insight to help students and their families prepare for high school.  

NEW Student Registration

The district will begin a new student centralized enrollment process on July 15th, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.   This is a great opportunity for families to enroll new children to the district and receive information about special programs all in one location.  New students in grades preschool through 12th grade will register at 305 Valley View Drive. New student registration will no longer take place at individual buildings.  Documentation proving residency must be provided. Registration forms can be found online at

Current students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade do not need to register.

High School Registration Dates

Tuesday, July 30th - Friday, August 2nd from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Students are no longer required to register at specified times but are asked to drop in to register. 

Lunch prices
The lunch price for all grades is $2.85. Breakfast price is $1.90.  The price for additional milk will be 45¢.

All West Plains Elementary, South Fork Elementary and West Plains Middle School students are guaranteed at no cost a fresh start each morning with a well-balanced breakfast.  Every child who would like breakfast will be offered free breakfast every morning, regardless of family income. 


School Supply Lists
School supply lists for elementary and middle school students can be accessed via the district’s website at or download the West Plains School District app in GoogleStore or Itunes.


Questions regarding bus service should be directed to the Transportation Department at 417-256-6150.