COVID-19 Updates

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)

COVID-19 Cases in the previous 14 days among ages 5-19

5/28/2021:The district will move to lift the mask requirements for students, staff, and visitors effective for summer school (June 1 - 25, 2021). Students, staff, and visitors should continue to monitor their symptoms and should not enter a district facility or attend events including outdoors if they are exhibiting symptoms. The district will continue to examine the effectiveness of our current practices as well as monitor CDC recommendations and procedures to keep students and staff safe. 

Updated Quarantine Information November 12, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Virtual Learning Option

Students & Staff: Request for a Free At-Home COVID-19 Antigen test

Lamar R-1 Schools is participating in the FREE At-Home Antigen Test Program sponsored by The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MODHSS). This OPTIONAL program allows Lamar R-1 students & staff to receive a free antigen test to keep & use at home when needed. MODHSS requires the at-home antigen test to ONLY be used for students & staff of Lamar R-1. It is not permissible to use this test on any other person, including family members.
There will no longer be at-school COVID antigen testing performed by the school nurses. Test supplies are limited & requests are not guaranteed. The test kit will be sent home with student unless stated otherwise in the comments & arrangements are made with the nurse or administrator.
If you would like to receive a free at-home antigen test, complete the following questionnaire:
* Parent/Guardian will need to complete a separate form for each student.
* Staff will complete the form for self.
* If the student or staff tests positive, report the results to the child's building nurse or administrator.
* If another test is needed, you may complete this form again

COVID Test Request

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.

District Information and Announcements

Contact Us

East Primary - [email protected]

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



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