Dassa McKinney
Elementary School

Warrior News

School is a huge part of family and community life. It’s where our children spend their days; it’s where we gather to celebrate talent and promote the pursuit of lifelong learning. Use this page to keep apprised of the news and events that affect your family.

Health and Safety Plan Review

As you prepare for the coming days and weeks, we anticipate you may have questions about the updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As you are likely aware, on December 27, 2021, the CDC announced shortened isolation and quarantine periods for COVID-19. The updates have come at the same time as our six-month health and safety plan review.

Please take a moment to read Superintendent Aubrie L. Schnelle's complete letter regarding our health and safety plan review for more information.

Inclement Weather

It is that time of year when inclement weather may soon become an issue. Moniteau School District is committed to providing our students with the best possible education. We have learned from our experiences over the past two years that our students learn better in an in-person learning environment. In an effort to better support our students, Moniteau School District has decided to use traditional snow days instead of virtual learning days. Please view our Inclement Weather Letter for details.

Science Teacher of the Year

Current Thiel College students have recommended their former science teachers for the honor of being awarded science teacher of the year. Mr. Chaz Neff of Moniteau High School has been nominated for this prestigious award. Check out the ballot below, and vote for Mr. Neff. Congratulations, and thank you for representing Moniteau so well!

Family Digital Learning Library

In response to COVID-19 mitigation guidelines and new educational challenges that we faced together during the 2020–2021 school year, we redefined our annual celebration of learning event. Our teachers researched, developed, and produced asynchronous training presentations targeting topics of high importance for the parents and family members of their students. Each presentation includes a Google slide outlining the team's presentation with links to short video explanations. Additional attachments and links may also be provided. Presenter email addresses and/or Google Forms are provided so families have the opportunity to follow up with questions related to each presentation. 

When you have a few spare minutes in your family schedule, we encourage you to check out information that applies to you and your child or children. We hope to add to this wonderful family resource with additional tips in future years. For more information, please see our DASSA Family Learning Library page in its entirety.