District Announcements

Congratulations Your Retirement!
Thank you for all you have done for our school, students, and community!

Mr. Brad Blackman
28 years in education
10 years Chaffee Jr/Sr High School Principal
4 years Chaffee R-2 School District Superintendent

Mrs. Amanda Dooley
27 years in education
24 years Chaffee Jr/Sr High LA Teacher
3 years Chaffee Jr/Sr High Counselor

Notice of Vacancy for the Chaffee R-II Board of Education
Notice is hereby given that the Chaffee R-II Board of Education has two vacancies for members of the Chaffee R-II Board of Education until June 2022. All applicants must meet qualifications provided by statute in that they are a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer of the school district who has resided in Missouri for one year preceding the election or appointment, and is at least 24 years of age.
Applicants should have never been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under federal laws of the United States of America. Applicant should not be serving a sentence or period of probation for a felony or a crime that if committed in Missouri would be a felony. Applicants should have never pled guilty nor have been convicted under Missouri Law or the law of another jurisdiction of a felony connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage.
All applicants must submit a Declaration of Candidate for Nomination form and a letter of
intent, which will state their reasons for wishing to apply for the vacant Board of Education member position and give a short response.
The Declaration of Candidate for Nomination form can be filled out at the Superintendent's Office and letter of intent should be directed to:
Chaffee R-II School District
Superintendent's Office
517 West Yoakum
Chaffee, Mo 63740
Information will need to be received at the address above by 12:00 p.m. on June 1, 2022.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for June 28, 2022, depending upon availability.

Chaffee Red Devil Fans
New School Sideline Store

It’s official!  The new  Chaffee Red Devils Sideline Store is LIVE and up and running.  To celebrate, we're offering all Chaffee Red Devil fans an epic, month-long promotion of 25% OFF sitewide when you use the code SPIRIT.  That’s right –- take 25% OFF all Chaffee Schools Sideline Store purchases with the code SPIRIT for the next month!  Start shopping now to score the latest fan wear and accessories from all of your favorite brands.
Check on the image below to visit the Chaffee Red Devils Sideline Store and to learn more.
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Memo from Mr. Brad Blackman, Chaffee R-2 Schools Superintendent
May 4, 2022

Recently after a building inspection was conducted in various locations, the district was notified of the presence of some various types of molds commonly found in the environment at a higher than normal level. According to the inspectors, there are no established cutoff levels for human exposure. However, as a precautionary measure and acting on the recommendations of the inspectors, the district has sealed off the affected room and will be taking remediation measures moving forward.


Chaffee School District Voters
for Supporting Our School
by Voting for Prop Kids!

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Chaffee R-II School District Announces Dr. Shawn Nix as Superintendent for 2022-2023
Following a comprehensive search process, involving surveys and several special meetings, the Chaffee R-II Board of Education has selected a familiar face to serve as the new superintendent to lead the district beginning July 1, 2022. Dr. Shawn Nix, who served in the district from 2003 through 2015 will step into the role as superintendent.
Foreshadowing his commitment to the district and expressing his pleasure with the decision of the Chaffee Board, Dr. Nix commented, "I am honored to be given the opportunity to come home to Chaffee and serve as the Superintendent. I look forward to working with the staff and community to continue the tradition and excellence of Chaffee R-2."
Dr. Nix was selected from a field of thirteen candidates who applied through the MSBA search program. Throughout the process there were strong and consistent indications that a great deal of value is placed on building relationships and doing what is right for people. In his application Nix stated, "At the root of a successful administrator is always remembering the reason you are doing your job: to do and make decisions that are in the best interest of students."
Nix began his career in education at Mountain Grove, Missouri as a 4th grade instructor and followed
that with his time at Chaffee as a Special Education instructor, Director of Special Education and assistant elementary principal. Most recently serving as elementary principal at Oak Ridge R-VI (2015-2020) and Scott County R-IV (2020-2022), he will be entering his 25th year in education when his duties begin in July 2022.
Dr. Nix and his family reside in Chaffee with both sons currently attending Chaffee R-II.

Dr. Shawn Nix Announced as Superintendent 2022-2023

Chaffee R-2 School District
Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)


We encourage our Chaffee Families to visit our 2021-2022 Safe Return to School Plan as it has been revised since last school year and revised a second time in November 2021.   Additionally, the CDC and DESE have revised their guidance for public education and information regarding COVID -19 and updates can be found on the CDC (cdc.gov) and DESE (dese.mo.gov) websites. District leaders will continue to seek guidance from the federal, state and local agencies but will continue to make decisions that specifically relate to our district.

Review and Revision Process:
In August of 2020, the Chaffee Board of Education approved a Safe Return to School Plan.
This plan was developed to assist with the reopening of the Chaffee R-2 School District and to outline precautions the district will take to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and students. The guidelines referenced in this plan are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Scott County Health Department.
If necessary, this plan will be revised every six months to keep up to date with state and local guidance. As revisions are made, the district and board of education will seek input from stakeholders such as teachers, parents, community members, students and local health agencies.
Public comments in regards to this plan will be welcome during school board meetings for the 2021-2022 school year.

In addition, the CDC and DESE have revised their guidance for public education and information regarding COVID -19 and updates can be found on the following websites:
CDC (cdc.gov)
DESE (dese.mo.gov)

Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)
Chaffee R-2 School District
Updated December 13, 2021

Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP) Chaffee R-2 School District 2021-2022 Updated December 13, 2021


District Update Regarding Masks
October 12, 2021

During the Board of Education Meeting on Monday, October 11, it was decided by the Chaffee School Board to transition from the school-wide mask mandate to that of an optional status.  Therefore, staff and students will now have a choice to wear or not to wear a mask.  Masks will still be available upon request for staff and students.
In addition, contact tracing and quarantine protocols will still be observed as directed by the Scott County Health Department.

A Message from Mr. Brad Blackman
Temporary Mask Mandate
Effective Wednesday, September 15

Chaffee R-2 Students and Families:  During the recent Chaffee R-2 School Board meeting, a collaborative decision was made by School Board and District Administration to implement a plan for healthy students to remain at school and lessen the chance of a quarantine by issuing a temporary mask mandate.  This mask mandate will begin on Wednesday, September 15, and will be reviewed again at the October 11th School Board meeting.
Currently, Scott County is number two in the state for positive cases with a positivity rate of 33.5% with 169 of those cases being between the ages of 0-18.  Chaffee School District has had to quarantine over 170 students grades PK- 12 since the start of the school year. We understand the learning loss that this creates for students and the extra burden that this places on working parents.  When students are masked, the regulations to quarantine are drastically reduced, and more students will be allowed to stay in school if they are healthy. Therefore, beginning on Wednesday, September 15, the district will once again be issuing a mask mandate for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, during the school day.  Masks are not required during outdoor activities.  Face coverings include paper masks, cloth masks, or gaiters which are worn over the nose and mouth. The district has paper masks to provide for students and adults.  
Thank you for your continued support in keeping your children safe and in school.
Brad Blackman Superintendent

A Message from Brad Blackman, Superintendent
August 27, 2021
With the school year under way, our schools are already experiencing some students needing to quarantine from being an out of school contact due to COVID-19.  As of this message, our schools only have 2 positive cases, and those students were out of school positives.  Although wearing a mask is an option and an individual family decision, I strongly recommend that students wear masks to school to increase protection and avoid having to possibly quarantine.  As a reminder, if you are feeling sick, please stay at home. Additionally, masks will be available at school for those students that choose to wear them.
There is more information available on the school website in regards to quarantine procedures. Quarantine procedures and protocols can be found by clicking on the Safe Return to School Plan under District Information.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to make our way through this school year.

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Federal Mandate - Masks on School Buses
There is a Federal Mandate to wear masks on all public transportation (school buses).
Chaffee R-2 School District will be following the Federal Mandate, and masks will be provided to the students.
**Mask wearing will be optional for Chaffee R-2 staff and students while at school.

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Dear Parents,

Our new 2021-2022 Parent Portal, Tyler SIS, is ready!
Tyler SIS is an Internet ready program that allows you to access timely information about your child’s progress in school. This new system will enable you to update contact information, add or delete those who have access to pick up your child from school, check your child's important student information such as attendance, grades, discipline, lunch accounts, student schedules, and much more.

To begin using the Tyler SIS Parent Portal, the parent/guardian must first ensure that the office has a correct email address on file to access the system.  
Once the school office receives and enters the parent/guardian email address into the Parent Portal system, the parent/guardian will automatically receive an email with the next steps to set up their password and and have access to set up the parent account.

Your username is your email address.
Click the link at the bottom of this message to set your password.

When you login to Tyler SIS you will be able to view schedules, attendance, and lunch accounts.
We will be adding more options to the portal in coming weeks.

To access the portal using a web browser:
1. Go to our district website. https://chaffee.k12.mo.us/
2. In the Quick Links tab at the bottom, click "Parent Portal"
3. Enter your unique username and password.
4. Once you have successfully logged on, use the menu bar at the top to select your child and the area you would like to view

You can also use the Tyler SIS Student 360 mobile app available on Apple iTunes and Google Play.

The web address to setup your account is

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District Academic School Calendar

2021-2022 Chaffee School District Calendar
(Click for printable PDF)
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Life360 Summer Food Program
Begins June 16 until school resumes in August
Every Wednesday from 3:00-6:00 pm
Chaffee Elementary Parking Lot

Starting June 16th until school resumes in August, Life360 will be serving a week’s worth of lunch for all kids ages 0-18 at the Chaffee Elementary parking lot on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Upon arrival please stay in your vehicle, and you will be served.  Life360 will collect the name(s) and age(s) of children that you are picking up for.  Children do NOT need to be present.

This is a USDA Food Program for children ages 0-18. Each child can only receive 7 meals per week during the pickup day.

Electrostatic Fogger

The district has purchased a piece of equipment called an electrostatic fogger.
Please click on the box below to view the video.
Victory Innovations Electrostatic Fogger Video Demonstration

Public Service Announcement Videos from Our School Nurses

Please click on the below links to view important messages from the Chaffee R-2 School District Nurses regarding health information.

Chaffee Schools Handwashing Tips Video

Chaffee Schools Handwashing

If You Get Sick at School Video
If You Get Sick At School

Parent Information Regarding
COVID-19 Video

Parent Information