Contact Information

  • If you have issues logging in, please contact Launch - (responses typically within 1/2 hour) or call (417) 523-0417.
    HES Virtual Learning Cohort Contact
    Mrs. Emily Winchel Powers, our current computer lab teacher, will be the first contact point should you have questions or concerns that are not able to be answered by Launch. You can reach her at or by calling (816)380-4131 ext 3253. She will be available to check emails and return phone calls from 1:25-2:30 and 3:30-4:00 daily. 
    Harrisonville District Device Support
    Should your child have issues with the computer itself, please reach out to Dianne Cowan at (816)380-2727 ext 1306. Attached to this email is a Laptop Damage Fee information sheet. 


  • Picture Day
    We are working on a plan for school pictures. At this time, we’ve tentatively set Sept. 21 & 22 in the evening for virtual families to get school pictures taken. More information will be coming to you as the date nears.

Lunch Info

  • Students who choose virtual instruction are eligible to purchase & pick-up a school lunch each day.  To help us plan accordingly, please complete the form linked below if you plan to take advantage of school lunch (this is not binding, but will help us with meal counts).  This form must be completed daily.

    1. Fill out 1 form for each student -
    2. Fill out the form by 2:00 the day prior to you picking up the meal. 
    3. For the first day of school, fill out the form by 2:00 Friday, August 21. 

    Harrisonville Schools will provide a drive through pick up each day for ALL virtual students. The pick up will be at Harrisonville Elementary School, 101 Megan Drive from 10:30-11:00 in the parking lot on the north side. 

    Regular lunch prices will be assessed to each student's account. Meals are NOT free or reduced unless you qualify for free and reduced lunch. Payments should be made online through the Parent Portal Lunch prices are as follows:

    Lunch (K-5) $2.70
    Lunch (6-12) $2.95 

    Three lunch choices will be available each day. Hot Lunch, cold sandwich, or salad.  The lunch choices are based on the HES menu available here - 

General Info

  • Calendar
    The first day of school will be August 24th.
    Launch students will have days off according to the Springfield calendar: 
    • August 19th Open House
    • August 20th Computer Pick up
    • September 7th No School for Labor Day
    • November 25-27th No School for Thanksgiving
    • December 24th No School for start of Winter Break

    Grades will be given for all core subject areas. They will be recorded as letter grades A through F, unlike the current standards based grading system utilized by Harrisonville Elementary buildings.