JULY 28, 2022
Be a difference maker at SPS
Thank you for making a difference! We couldn’t do what we do without hundreds of volunteers helping our students, teachers and staff each year. The work our volunteers do is priceless and impacts the district in a variety of ways. If you haven’t applied to volunteer for the 2022-2023 school year, please do so today!
You've been approved as a volunteer, now what?
We’re so glad you asked! You will be contacted via email confirming your volunteer approval status, acknowledging your background check has been completed and you’ve been entered into the District’s visitor management system, Hall Pass. After you receive email confirmation of your approval status, please reach out to your school’s volunteer site coordinator regarding volunteer opportunities.* 

*Please note many of our volunteer site coordinators will not be back to school until late August.
Unable to continue volunteering?
If you will no longer be available to volunteer for SPS, please email so that your name is removed from the fingerprint system.
Please note once your name is removed, you must complete the fingerprinting portion of the process again if you choose to volunteer for SPS in the future.
July 30: See you at
the Back to School Bash

July 30 – Springfield Public Schools Back to School Bash is an event for students and families to get resources and information to start a successful 2022-2023 school year. This event will offer backpacks, hygiene kits, groceries, immunizations, connections to community resources, and more! SPS is dedicated to providing district families with the support they need. The event is open to all SPS students and families. Free parking is available in the parking garage east of the Expo Center.
August 22: First day of school

Mark your calendar for the first day of school!

In addition, take note of the dates this school year when class will not be in session: Sept. 5, Oct. 21, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Nov. 21-25, Dec. 23-Jan. 2, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 10-17, and April 21-24
Volunteers Needed: Pipkin Middle School Landscaping Project

Pipkin needs a small group of volunteers who would like to roll up their sleeves and help spruce up an outdoor space. Volunteers will help with basic clean-up to create a more usable environment for students and staff. This half day project will be completed on a Saturday morning.
Volunteers Needed: Sequiota Elementary Landscaping Project

Sequiota needs a small group of volunteers to help refresh the front landscaping of the building. Volunteers will help prune, weed, plant and power wash. This refresh will help create a more functional space for the students and staff. This half day project will be scheduled based on volunteer availability.
If you’re interested in volunteering for either landscaping project,
please contact
Community Partnership Volunteer Opportunities
Council of Churches Reading Buddy Program
With a time commitment of as little as 30 minutes a week, you can be a Math or Reading Buddy! The Math & Reading Buddy Program provides all training, resources and materials. You just need to show up to help make a difference in a child's life. Check out this flyer for more information and join them at New Volunteer Orientation on August 11at Council of Churches of the Ozarks, 627 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65802.

If you have questions, please email
Springfield Public Schools