John Thomas School of Discovery


  • JTSD Drop-Off/Pick-Up Map


    JTSD Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures:

    • Busses will drop-off/pick-up on Cherry st. Do not park on this street as it will prevent our busses from operating.
    • Please don't use the front circle drive during drop-off/pick-up. Daycare busses and special services bussess must use this lane.


    • Drop-off
      • Have your mask on as soon as you exit your vehicle
      • Have your seatbelt unbuckled and your backpack ready immediately after merging
      • Exit the vehicle if you are anywhere between the zero position and the corner fence post
    • Pick-up
      • Have your cartag hanging or on the passenger side the entire time you are in our parking lot
      • Please stay off of your phone
      • Pull to the designated parking spots if your child is not ready or you need to assist your child


    • XLT
      • XLT drop-off/pick-up is in the FEMA gym
      • You must wear a mask during drop-off/pick-up
      • Please do not block carline zones



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  • Due to the change in the school start date and the need to add in additional instructional hours so that students do not have to make-up days, the district has made the following changes to school start times and collaboration time beginning with the 2020-21 school year.


    Bus schedules will be released at a later date as we continue to adjust to the new calendar and times.


    • Collaboration day will now be on Monday morning for ALL schools. This will mean that Mondays will have a late start and school will end at the same time each day (no more early dismissal on Fridays for K-8).
    • JTSD
      • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
      • Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. 



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School Hours and Contact Information

  • International STEM Education Association, 2017 STEM School of Excellence John Thomas School of Discovery, Est 2012 JTSD is STEM Accredited


    Dr. Jennifer Chastain, Principal
    Emily Myers, Assistant Principal

    312 N. Market St.

    Nixa, Missouri 65714

    (417) 724-6800  


    School Hours

    Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

    Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

    Two-Hour Late Start Time 10:30 a.m.

    Half Day Dismissal 12:35 p.m.


    Summer Hours (Beginning June 1st, 2021)

    Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.