COVID-19 Updates

Updated Quarantine Information November 12, 2020

Alternative Method of Instruction - Extended (AMI-X)

Local Providers that Administer COVID-19 Tests


CoxHealth Medical One Clinic, 29 NW 1st Ln, Lamar  417-681-5266

Make an appointment by phone.  Can be a virtual appointment or a phone appointment with local healthcare provider.  Then order is sent to the ER for the Covid test and nurse would come to your vehicle and administer.

Dr. Joseph Wilson, Dr. Brett Boice & Dr. Michelle Boice,

Mandy Swink, FNP, Stacey Middleton, FNP, Hannah Born, FNP 


Access Family Care, 210 W 10th St, Lamar  417-681-0027

Rapid testing available by appointment only on Thursday & Friday mornings from 8 – 10:30 by apt. no referral needed.  Bring insurance card and photo ID.  Pull around to back of clinic.

Melissa Johnston, FNP


*Freeman Family Care, 307 11th St W, Lamar  417-682-3300

Call office for appointment and arrangements can be made to go out to your vehicle.

*Kim Bronson, FNP  


*Dr. Joustra & Kristen Robertson, FNP, 805 Gulf St, Lamar  417-682-5508 

Call office prior


*Tests ESTABLISHED patients


Use Code:   Covid

417-347-6444 -- Freeman Hotline conducts a screening by asking questions to determine if the caller meets certain criteria for testing.  Drive through in Joplin.

Detailed Reopening Plan
Methods of Instruction Options
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Virtual Learning Option

The Lamar R-I School District's goal is to provide high-quality instruction and learning opportunities in a clean and safe environment for students and staff. The District’s intent is to begin in-person school on August 24th following a regular school schedule day. There will be extensive safety precautions as outlined in our Reentry Plan.
If parents/guardians are concerned for your child’s safety, you will have the option to enroll your child in Lamar's online virtual platform. The method of virtual instruction will be different from what was offered this spring. Virtual students will be expected to spend multiple hours working in the program during the school day to meet academic requirements. While we understand there are special circumstances that justify the decision to choose virtual learning, we believe it is best for the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of students to attend school in person. Additional information will follow in the coming weeks.
We recognize there might be changes to our plans based on the rate of transmission in our community and the guidance from health officials.

Lamar R-I Reopening Plan

School Information and Resources

TIGERS: We miss you and care about you!  Over the past couple of weeks, teachers have attempted to contact all of our Tigers by phone, email or regular mail.  If you have not heard from your student’s teacher it may be because we do not have updated contact information. Please contact your student’s building and let us know how to reach you or your student.  See numbers below.


Our priority will always be education and caring for our students.  Each Monday by noon all teachers will be providing optional educational activities or resources for students. These are optional activities, however, are a great way for you or your student to stay actively involved in continued education during the school closure!  Activities & resources will look different in each building and for each Tiger. Our mission is to continue to provide learning options for all grade levels. Please use the following Learning Activities Dashboard for a list of where to find these activities at each building.  Thank you for your continued support!

For Questions About  Contact
 A course, optional activites, or resources  Relevant teacher
 Dojo, Google Classroom  Relevant teacher or librarian
 A personal, academic, or social-emotional concern  Your assigned counselor
 Other issues related to distance learning  School principal
 Special education or services  Your resource teacher, therapist or Katie Day

East Primary 

Learning resources: 

Check your child’s Dojo account regularly for information from your child’s teacher. Visit the district website for additional resources.  Click on schools, slide down to East Primary and find your child’s grade-level.

Main Contact:  Mr. Zach Lemert,

West Elementary 

Learning resources:  

Check your child’s Dojo account for classroom specific information and school webpage, click on schools, slide down to West Elementary, scroll over to Teacher Webpages, and to Library page. You will find free digital, educational resources for every subject.

Main Contact:  Mary Clark, 417-682-3567, messages checked frequently, or

Middle School 

Learning resources: 

Students should check their gmail account and Google Classrooms at least once per week.  Teachers will be posting a lesson and a learning challenge/enrichment activity each week in Google Classroom.  Although these activities are NOT for a grade, students are encouraged to participate to stay active with the content.   

Main Contact:  Mr. Alan Ray,

High School/LCTC

Learning resources:  

Students should check their gmail account and Google Classrooms at least once per week.  Teachers will be posting a lesson and a learning challenge/enrichment activity each week in Google Classroom. Although these activities are NOT for a grade, students are encouraged to participate to stay active with the content.  

Second Semester Grades:

Regular LHS classes and one-hour LCTC classes will be credit/no credit (pass/fail) this semester.  This will not affect GPA. Students who are not passing have the opportunity to do remediation with their teacher to improve their grade. Dual Credit classes will follow guidelines set by MSSU.

3-hour LCTC students will receive the grade they had at the end of 3rd Quarter, March 6.  However, students can work with their instructor to improve that grade, if desired. Certification tests will still be offered at a later date.

Academic All-Stars:
Even though we can't be together at a formal banquet, we still want to celebrate your accomplishments. Feel free to enjoy the slideshow below, featuring fromer graduate of the Class of 1998, Jason Owen, as guest speaker. And remember, we are super proud of you!
Academic All Stars Presentation

Contact Information:

Main Contact: Jennifer Beem,

Contact Ms. Kelly Heiskell, LCTC Counselor, for questions about LCTC enrollment for next year. Contact Mrs. Jill Hall, LHS Counselor, for questions about LHS enrollment for next year. Contact Mrs. Darcy Reed, Librarian for help with gmail accounts.

ELL Resources

Learning resources:

Main Contact:  Mrs. Schneider,

District Information and Announcements

Contact Us

East Primary -

West Elementary - 417-682-3567

Middle School - 417-682-3548

High School - 417-682-5571

Lamar Career and Technical Center - 417-682-3384

District Office - 417-682-3527
Health Services Information regarding COVID-19


Meal Program Information

Starting Monday, April 20th the Grab & Go meal program will have a Monday & Wednesday pickup only. Monday will include breakfast and lunch for Monday & Tuesday. Wednesday pickup will include breakfast & lunch for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Info for pick-up starting 4/20/2020
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30a - 11:00a
Where: West Elementary Cafeteria (on 6th street)
Please stay in your car when picking up.
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