Summer Discovery

The enrollment window closed on Friday, April 26th at 4pm. Please call your local school office or turn in your Enrollment Form to be added to the Wait List.

Join MVR-III for a fun-filled month of Summer Discovery, Monday-Friday, June 3rd-28th. The Meramec Valley R-III School District is offering incoming K-8 students a 4-week Summer Learning program that includes hands-on STEM based games, activities, learning, field trips, and fun!

*Summer Discovery enrollment begins February 21. Existing MVR-III families will enroll in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

**New Families and Non-Resident students are also welcome to enroll! Please contact your local school office to begin the process.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

DATES: 

Begins Monday, June 3

Monday-Friday, June 3-28

No School - June 19th

SCHOOL HOURS: 

Grades K-4, Elementary School: 8:35 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Grades 5-8, Intermediate/Middle:  7:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

FREE bus transportation, similar to school year routes

FREE field trips for every grade level (see below for full listing)

Attendance Incentives:  Weekly Attendance Drawings

SUMMER DISCOVERY SITES

  • COLEMAN ELEMENTARY: All students set to attend Coleman in 2024-25 will go to Coleman Elementary

  • NIKE ELEMENTARY: All students from Robertsville & Nike will go to Nike Elementary 

  • ZITZMAN ELEMENTARY: All students set to attend Zitzman in 2024-25 will go to Zitzman Elementary

  • PACIFIC INTERMEDIATE: All students set to attend Pacific Intermediate will go to Pacific Intermediate

  • RIVERBEND MIDDLE SCHOOL: All students set to attend Riverbend Middle will go to Riverbend Middle

    • Outgoing eighth grade students may apply to attend Pacific High School’s summer curriculum courses

*Enrollments received after April 26 will be placed on a waiting list, and building principals will notify families of openings as they arise.

**Non-Resident students are welcome to join the school of their choice with parent provided transportation.

Volunteer Information

As part of the learning experience this summer, students will be venturing out of the classroom to attend field trips around the area. We welcome any parent/guardian that would like to join their child on a field trip. 

In order to accompany your child on a field trip, parents must complete the following steps:

Step 1.  Complete the attached Screened Volunteer Application and return it to the school secretary. School secretaries can provide a printed copy of the Screened Volunteer Application as well. 

Step 2.  Authorize the Meramec Valley School District (MVR-III) to complete a background check by completing the Family Care Safety Registry of http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/. There is a $15.25 fee to register with the Family Care Safety Registry. The processing time for the FCSR registration is five to seven business days.

Step3. Review the MVR-III School Volunteer Handbook.

Step 4.  Register to have your fingerprints taken. Instructions are attached. The processing time for fingerprint-based background search is generally seven to ten business days, after your appointment. There is a cost of $41.75 per applicant. To schedule an appointment with IdentoGO or to view fingerprint locations, you may access the MACHS Fingerprint Search Portal below. 

https://www.machs.mo.gov/

Use registration code 0674

Once you have completed the above steps, the school secretary will contact you once you are cleared and eligible to volunteer. 

If you believe you have completed the above steps within the past two years, please contact your school secretary to check your volunteer status. 


Updated Summer Routes COMING SOON!

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BUS ROUTES FOR SUMMER DISCOVERY & SUMMER SCHOOL

Please be patient with transportation as bus routes may be different for drivers, routine bus expectations will need to be set for the summer, and routes may be adjusted during the first week. Thank you for your patience.

PROJECTED FIELD TRIPS & ACTIVITIES

GRADE

LOCATION

LOCATION

ACTIVITY

ACTIVITY

Kdg.

Union Park Splash Pad

Wild Bird Sanctuary School Visit

Mad Scientist Assembly

Bounce Houses / Kona Ice Truck

Grade 1

Union Park Splash Pad

Magic House

Mad Scientist Assembly

Bounce Houses / Kona Ice Truck

Grade 2

Great 8 Cinema

STL HealthWorks

Mad Scientist Assembly

Bounce Houses / Kona Ice Truck

Grade 3

Oasis Lanes in Union

Purina Farms

Mad Scientist Assembly

Bounce Houses / Kona Ice Truck

Grade 4

Oasis Lanes in Union

Robertsville State Park

Mad Scientist Assembly

Bounce Houses / Kona Ice Truck

Grade 5

Piccadilly Palace in Union

STL Science Center

Mad Scientist Assembly

Bounce Houses / Kona Ice Truck

Grade 6

Piccadilly Palace in Union

Boeing Mystery in Flight

Mad Scientist Assembly

Bounce Houses / Kona Ice Truck

Grade 7

Camp Wyman Eureka - Team Challenge & Orienteering

Ryze Adventure Park

Bounce House  Obstacle Course / Kona Ice Truck

Grade 8

Camp Wyman Eureka - Team Challenge & Orienteering

Ryze Adventure Park

Bounce House  Obstacle Course / Kona Ice Truck

Summer Discovery

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Summer Discovery