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Free Back-to-School Immunization Clinic

The Francis Howell School District is partnering with Compass Health to hold a free back-to-school immunization clinic on August 14, from 2-4 p.m. 

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Mandatory ORAV

The Online Registration Annual Verification (ORAV) is now available for Parents/Guardians to complete only in their Campus Parent portal account if you are a Parent/Guardian in the primary household. This year ORAV is mandatory and students who do not complete ORAV will be unenrolled on September 1.

Learn more about ORAV

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We’re Hiring! Join Our Team of Dedicated Teachers and Support Staff

FHSD is one of the largest employers in the region with 23 school campuses, more than 16,000 students and 2,200 employees. We’re offering competitive wages for custodians, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, support staff, teachers and administrators.

View the District's Open Positions

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You Can Make a Difference in Our School

Amidst nationwide staffing shortages, our students and staff could use your help now more than ever. Register as a volunteer and learn about opportunities to share your time and talents with our school.

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Welcome to Independence

Emily Pavia - Principal

Welcome Independence Families!  We are so excited to work with you and your family this year! The staff of Independence truly focus on supporting the whole child and meeting students where they are in their growth. 

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    Independence Testimonial 3

    Working at Independence Elementary has been a true joy!  When you work with a staff who wants nothing but the best for kids when it comes to social, emotional and educational growth, it makes your work life feel less like work and more like family. I have always known Independence was a special place, but when I truly saw how amazing this building is, was when my two girls started school here. They felt loved, heard, and accepted while at school each day.  From the classroom teachers, special area teachers, and opportunities given through leadership and activities, I am thrilled to be watching them grow and learn at Independence Elementary!

    Jessica B.

    Independence Testimonial 2

    I feel blessed to have been a third-grade teacher at Independence Elementary since it opened 24 years ago. Our amazing school is much more than a high-achieving group of learners and dedicated teachers. It is a caring, supportive community where the holistic education of every child matters.

    Andrea C.

    Independence Testimonial 1

    Since the moment I was hired at Independence 22 years ago, I have felt like a part of a family.  Staff work together to help make sure all students' needs are met.  The Independence family is a community that supports each other and truly believes in every child that walks through the doors.  It has been a priviledge to be a part of Independence.

    Nicole G.

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