Back to School Information

Should I send my children to school?

Many of us at the Coalition have school-aged children, too, so we get it! This is a ridiculously difficult time.

To help, wonderful Coalition volunteers gathered guidance for each local Missouri school district. This information was collected from school district websites and is being updated daily.

We will support you in whatever decision you make. After all, you are the one who knows your child’s needs the best.

Decision Making Tool

We invite you to utilize the Centers for Disease Control’s two-part decision making tool.

First, consider these questions:

  • Does my child have an underlying condition that increases the risk for severe illness from COVID-19?
  • Is someone in our home at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 due to age or underlying medical conditions?
  • Is the level of community spread in my area high?

Second, complete this back to school questionnaire.

Whatever you decide, your Coalition friends are here to support you!

Guide to Learning Platforms Used by Schools

If your kids in grades K-12 are getting their education online, they may need your help figuring out how to find class lessons and turn in assignments.

That means YOU need to learn how to navigate the school’s “learning platform” – the software the school is using to teach your student.

Below is a list of most of the learning platforms being used by St. Louis area schools as well as some tutorials to help you and your student learn how to use them.

Canvas

Edmentum

Google Classroom

Seesaw

Edgenuity

Zoom

i-ready

Dreambox

District-by-District Information

Click the drop-downs below to view district-specific school reopening plans and information.

We are doing our best to provide current information for each school district, but due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and school reopening, the information below is subject to change. Information about additional school districts will be added as soon as the information is collected.

How can my child learn this year?

  • IN-PERSON
    • Onsite (In-Person Learning)
    • Fixed Blended (Hybrid Learning on A/B Day Schedule by Last Name)
    • Distance (100% Distance Learning at Home)
    • During the 2020-2021 school year, In-Person Learning will look different based on the level of community spread of COVID-19 in our area and can transition between Onsite, Fixed Blended, and Distance at any time.
  • ONLINE
    • Virtual Academy (Online Learning with Affton Staff)
    • Virtual Academy Plus (Online Learning with Affton Staff, plus scheduled times on campus)
  • On 7/25/20, the Affton Board of Education unanimously voted to begin the 2020-2021 school year in 100% Distance Learning. Health conditions will be reevaluated prior to the end of 1st Quarter on October 23, in the hopes that a Fixed Blended schedule might be possible.  This decision does not affect students opting for the Online Learning option.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

http://afftonschools.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=84265&pageId=28355387

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • The deadline was 7/26/20.

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • The district will do their best to accommodate the needs of students, but families are committed to their original choice for the first semester of school.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • All students in grades K-12 will be issued a Chromebook as part of the 1-to-1 Affton School District learning experience. There will be a registration process with the option to purchase device insurance.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Kindergarten and first grade students will receive a touch-screen Chromebook, students in grades 3-12 will continue to use the devices they have been assigned. If a student has not received a device they will receive one during the first week of school.
  • Affton School District has partnered with AT&T to provide low cost Internet access for families in need. Click here for more information: https://www.att.com/internet/access/. In addition, internet access is available from the parking lot of each building.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • Affton uses SchoolMessenger to communicate with parents 24/7.  Click here for more info:

http://afftonschools.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=84265&pageId=155554

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Affton School District is asking parents for their support in getting students to and from school on a daily basis. The district will only be able to guarantee bus service to and from school for those students who reside more than 3.5 miles from school.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • The deadline for this was 7/26/20.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • All students in grades K-12 will wear face coverings on buses. Students in grades 3-12 will wear face coverings throughout the school day.  Students in grades K-2 may also wear face coverings, however, they are not required.
  • The school supply lists show that 1 face mask is required per student, and that the district will provide one cloth face mask with adjustable ear loops and a spot to write a name for each student and staff member.

How can my child learn this year?

Parents have 2 options:

  • Option One: In-Person Learning – Specifics are still being considered. There is a possibility of an A/B Cohort model if/when in-person attendance is advisable under County rules. An A/B Cohort model will allow half of our students to attend school on alternating days, with one day each week dedicated to online learning.
  • Option Two: Virtual Learning – Parents may choose students to attend all classes online from home on a structured schedule using a digital platform. Minimum daily screen time may range from two to six hours depending upon a student’s grade level. Additional independent practice, course assignments, and assessments will be required. Parents who select this option will be choosing it for their student(s) for the entire semester.
  • The first day of school is August 24

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Parents must register online by August 5

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Link not found

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Virtual/online learning is a one semester commitment

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • Information not found, but parents and students are responsible for the care of district-provided technology

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • All students must have home internet access and computers.
  • Please contact your building principal if you do not have Wi-Fi in your home and/or need a Chromebook for your child.
  • Parents and students will be responsible for the care of district provided technology.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • Information not found. Contact the district administration building at 314-256-8600

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • The district will provide two runs on each route to promote social distancing on our busses. The school transportation director will assign bus times and stops. All students will be assigned seats. All bus routes are less than 15 minutes in length.
  • Bus drivers will be wearing masks while students are present on the bus. Buses will be disinfected repeatedly daily.
  • Students will be social distanced on all buses, one student per seat. Students will be seated by the window or seated by the aisle, every other seat.
  • Parents are encouraged to allow their child to walk to/from school, or provide transportation to and from school.
  • If riding a bus, all students Grades 4 and up must wear a mask.
  • Students must fill seats from back to front and will have assigned seating.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Information not found

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Information not found

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • At this time, all faculty and staff will be required to wear a mask. A face shield will be provided to all faculty.
  • At this time, students in Grade 4 and up will be required to wear a mask.
  • Staff and students will be instructed on the proper manner in which a face covering should be worn.
  • Any student PK-3rd grade may wear a mask if he or she so chooses

How can my child learn this year?

  1. Traditional On Campus Learning – Full-time, five days per week learning for all students in grades PK-12
  2. Full time Distance Learning

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • The commitment must be made by the beginning of the semester (first day of class is 8/13/2020)

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Families will soon receive a form to indicate their choice for the Fall 2020 semester. This plan outlines both the full-time distance learning and traditional on-campus learning programs that will be available to families.
  • You can visit this page http://www.brentwoodmoschools.org/ and choose the school from the top left, to click the third option drop down and find enrollment information.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • No, your decision is a semester long commitment. According to the website: In order to maintain the integrity of the academic program, it is necessary for students in this option to have consistency that is only offered a semester at a time. Students will not be allowed to move back and forth between the distance learning and on campus option during a semester. When school closures occur, students in on-campus instruction will continue their learning virtually, but the temporary virtual learning program will look different from the full-time option.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • Chromebooks are only available for high schoolers, and there is not a fee, however they do offer optional insurance in case of damage. The cost of this insurance for the school year is $30.00. The district will repair first 2 instances of physical damage deemed repairable by the district. But if the Chromebook is damaged a third time, the caregiver bears full responsibility for the replacement of the Chromebook at a cost of $300.00.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Chromebooks are only available for high schoolers only. For all high school students who do not have their own personal device, one Chromebook and its power adapter are being lent to the student-borrower (student) and are in good working order. It is the student’s responsibility to care for the equipment and insure that it is kept in proper working order.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • • Not applicable, only students in the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice program use buses

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Not applicable

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Water bottles will be required for students to eliminate shared drinking fountains.
  • Students should not bring backpacks or reusable lunchboxes. Disposable containers and bags can be used for students bringing their own lunch.
  • Shared supplies will be eliminated.

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • The CDC says that masks for children ages 3-9 are not required. If you would like for your student to wear a mask, they are welcome to.
  • Masks will be required for staff and all K-12 students when physical distancing is difficult or not possible.

    Masks must also be worn by students when they are directed to do so by staff. Students should bring masks to school with them each day and follow directions on when to use them.

  • All K-12 students will be required to wear a mask whenever physical distancing is not possible or when they are instructed to do so by a staff member. Staff members will instruct students when it is ok to remove their masks, otherwise, students are expected to wear them. Students will be able to remove their masks when properly socially distanced outside or in a classroom and the teacher deems it appropriate; or when in the lunchroom to eat when plexiglass partitions are available to keep students separated.
  • Face shields are not recommended as a viable option to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Schools will have a limited supply of disposable surgical masks in child’s sizes in the event a child’s mask is lost or damaged. Students will not be sent home if they forget a mask. If you have trouble procuring a mask for your child, please contact your building administrator so they may assist you.

How can my child learn this year?

  1. In person
  2. Online
    1. online courses will be an extension of the regular classroom and will be taught by the Crystal City Staff.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Parents will be informed of who to contact if you would like to do our online classes. These decisions can be communicated during registration which will take place on a future date and will be communicated.

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Not available at this time.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • If a student opts to do online classes, they will need to commit to do them for a semester 4 (9-12) or a quarter (PK-8) due to staffing and credits.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • For the upcoming 2020-2021 school year students (7-12) are encouraged to bring their own Chromebook or technology device for learning purposes. For students who do not have access to a personal device, the district will distribute Chromebooks (7-12) for use at school and home.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Grades 3-6 will have access to Chromebooks while in school when needed. Crystal City 47 is a bring your own device (BYOD) district for grades 7-12 (For students who do not have access to a personal device, the district will distribute Chromebooks (7-12) for use at school and home).

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • If possible, parents are encouraged to opt out of district provided transportation to aid in increased social distancing on the buses. Parents/guardians must commit to utilizing or NOT utilizing district transportation for a full semester.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • More information to come.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Students will be strongly encouraged to wear a face covering if there are circumstances that put them in close areas. If at all possible, wearing masks when in a hallway during passing period is highly recommended, but optional at this time. Younger students who are less able to comply will not be advised to wear a face covering, unless requested by a parent or guardian. Students that become ill will be isolated and provided with a face covering

How can my child learn this year?

  1. In person
  2. Virtual learning

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • July 28th

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Login to your Parent Portal account (on a PC/Chromebook, not the 360 app) to complete.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Parents must commit to the first quarter if they choose virtual learning.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • The District will provide Chromebooks to all students in grades K-12.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • No information available

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • The district is planning to offer bus transportation with modifications.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • July 28th

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • The district is providing 2 cloth masks to each student. The district plans to have disposable masks on hand, as well, for as-needed purposes.

Updated 8/18/2020 (updates in red)

How can my child learn this year?

  • All grades / schools will have virtual learning for the first quarter of school.
  • The start of school is pushed back to Aug 31

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • N/A since there is no choice to start

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • There is no choice offered for the first semester.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • All students will be using virtual learning for the first semester

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • There doesn’t seem to be.  The superintendent’s message states “The technology team has prepared thousands of Chromebooks to send home.  The Operations staff has distributed Chromebooks and packets to the schools.”

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes, students will each receive a Chromebook.

 

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • The website does not state there will be automated calls/texts however for more information on any specific questions, Email: schoolclosureinfo@fergflor.org

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Not applicable since all learning is online the first semester

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Not applicable since all learning is online the first semester.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Not applicable since all learning is online the first semester.

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Not applicable since all learning is online the first semester.

How can my child learn this year?

  1. In-person, 5 days/week – school as we typically know it, with restrictions & practices in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
  2. Online only – “Festus Online”Festus Online will follow curriculum and pacing of in-person classes.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • August 14th

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

https://www.festus.k12.mo.us/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5f173892a6226/Online%20Registration%20Instructions%202021%20(1).pdf

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Families that choose “Festus Online” are making a semester commitment.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • The district will provide Chromebooks in grades 1-12

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • Festus R-VI School District utilizes SchoolMessenger, a provider of notification services for parental outreach, emergency broadcasts, student attendance alerts, site-specific information and other communications for education. If you have a student(s) enrolled at Festus, please contact your school site to update any phone number changes.

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Students will be able to ride the bus, there will be assigned seating on all school buses.

 

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • No deadline

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • The district will purchase two face coverings for every student attending class in-person.

How can my child learn this year?

  1. Option 1: In-Person Instruction with Modified Schedules as Needed
  2. Option 2: Online /virtual learning

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • July 30

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • You must make a full semester commitment

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No information found

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Based on need, Chromebooks are first come, first served basis for students who have not already been provided with one
  • The district is rolling out assignments on CANVAS to allow access to all work.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • July 31

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Supply lists are provided in the parent portal, look by grade

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • No minimum number given, but parents must provide masks for 3rd-12th grader
  • Limited number will be available at school

How can my child learn this year?

  • Hybrid-Flexible Learning Plan (in-person attendance based on the current case-count of COVID-19; ranges from full in-person learning to virtual learning for all students)
    Fox Virtual Academy

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • 11:59 pm, Sunday, July 26, 2020

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Students enrolled in Virtual Academy must make a one semester commitment;
  • Students who select in-person learning my transfer to Virtual Academy based on course availability.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No; please see below.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • If you need technology support, please contact your building principal so he/she can determine how to solve your needs. There is an option available to pick up/drop off work at school.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Families who select the Flexible Learning Plan (all-in) option will be able to utilize transportation services. Seats on school busses will be assigned and siblings will be seated together when possible. Parents are encouraged to utilize parent drop off/pick up. Masks required on school bus.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • 11:59 pm, Sunday, July 26, 2020

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Students are asked to bring their own cloth face covering each day; however, a single-use face covering will be available to any student that requires one.

How can my child learn this year?

  1. Option 1: In-Person Classroom Learning with added precautions and safety protocols designed to limit exposure and transmission of COVID-19 (this may be full-time or hybrid), or
  2. Option 2: 100% Virtual Learning, delivered by FHSD teachers with the same grading and accountability standards expected in the classroom.
  3. First day of school has been delayed by one week – for more information, see: https://www.fhsdschools.org/covid-19

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • July 26

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • The deadline has passed. Contact the school directly with any questions.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Choosing virtual/online learning is a full semester commitment

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No information found

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  1. Technology will be provided
  2. If you have questions, please email covid19@fhsdschools.org

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  1. To receive regular school information, contact your child’s school and tell them you want to sign up for the District eNews and your school’s eNews.
  2. More school information can be found via:
    1. Via your student’s teacher and school building
    2. Monitor the District website for updates
    3. Sign up for the District eNews and your school’s eNews
    4. Follow the District on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
    5. Download the District’s free app (search “Francis Howell” in the App Store and Google Play)
    6. Make sure your contact information is up to date in our SchoolMessenger system

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • The option to opt in to bus service deadline has passed. Contact your student’s school directly if you need to discuss your student’s special circumstances

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Yes, it was July 26

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  1. The school’s Campus Portal provides all information
  2. If you do not have a log-in, contact the student’s school

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Masks are required for 3rd grade and up, but no minimum number of masks was found on the website

How can my child learn this year?

  • All grades / schools will have remote learning for the first quarter of school.
  • The first day of school is Aug 24

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

  • District Website
  • Return to Learn Plan

    outlines process for each grade level

  • Superintendent letter dated 8/16/20
  • PreK – grade 2 will be given learning packets. Delivery and collection of learning packets or other learning materials will be via the school bus services at respective bus stops or at neighborhood schools
  • Grades 3 – 12 will be online learning using Google Classroom

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • There is no choice offered to start.

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • There is no choice offered to start.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • All students will be using remote learning for the first semester

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • Grades K-2 Chromebooks were ordered in the spring and expected to arrive in late October. Until then students will be issued learning packets to be picked up and dropped off.
  • Grades 3-12 will have Chromebooks -provided to them
  • Chromebook distribution plan
  • Letter to parents with Chromebook pickup details

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes, students will each receive a Chromebook.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • The district website does not offer an automated contact system

Are there changes to the bus this year – can my student take a bus to school this year?

  • Not applicable since all learning is online the first semester

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Not applicable since all learning is online the first semester.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Not applicable

COVID-19 Hotline

Food Service

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Monday’s (Monday and Tuesday meals) and Wednesday’s (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday meals).
  • This will be done through regular school district bus routes. The Granite City School District has partnered with the TWIGS program and they will have locations throughout Granite City in addition to school district bus routes where they will be set up to provide meals to ensure we reach as many students as possible

Updated 8/8/2020 (major change)

How can my child learn this year?

  • Grades K-12 will start the school year 100% virtual on Aug 31st

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • N/A

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • N/A

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • N/A

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • There is no fee for the device itself
  • The District has purchased and will be providing free mobile hotspots to any family with in need. Please contact Director of Technology, Mrs. Michelle Dirksen if you are in need of a mobile hotspot at (314) 544-1300, ext. 410.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • K – 1st Grade – iPads will be provided by the district
  • 2nd – 12th Grade – Chromebooks will be provided by the district

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • There is no mention of automated calls/texts on the website.

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • N/A

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • N/A

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • N/A

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • N/A

Additional Information

  • Therapeutic support will continue to be available through The Children ‘ s Service Fund and will be coordinated through the guidance counselors.
  • TeleHealth counseling services will continue to be available at no cost to families.
  • The district crisis counselor is available to provide support in your home if needed (srischbieter@hancock.k12.mo.us)

Additional Resources:

CDC Facts – Covid-19  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/share-facts.html

How can my child learn this year?

  1. 100% virtual at home learning – as of start with a choice of a blended option once it’s safe
    1. HSD is offering families the option of selecting 100% virtual school.
  2. Additionally, families can select a blended option that includes in-person school and virtual school. On July 10, 2020, the Board of Education will finalize the schedule for the blended option, and specifics about each option will be available on our district website. All families have between now and July 24, 2020, to make a final selection or change a previous selection. After that, all education model decisions are final for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • July 24th

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • A selection can be changed two ways: Parents can copy the link and put it in the browser again and they will be able to access the form to make changes, but the best way is to ensure your change has been recorded is to call our enrollment department at

    (314) 953-5120.

    If a family does not make a selection by the deadline, the default selection will be the blended option (virtual + in-person).

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes. All K-12 students will be able to check out a Chromebook and hotspot. Distribution information will be shared through HSD communication channels, including the website.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Nothing listed as they aren’t running while school is virtual

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Masks will be required for all staff and students grades 3rd through 12th (subject to change)

How can my child learn this year?

  • School started Aug 19
  • The District is currently in PHASE 4

  • Return to School Plan
    • This document includes plans for ALL phases of reopening
  • Letter to Parents
  • In-Person learning – page 6 of Return to School plan
    • DAILY

      Self-Certification form is required. A form for each child is required at the start of each semester, then parents are self-certifying they will complete the form daily

  • Remote (virtual) learning – page 9 of Return to School plan
  • Blended Remote (Hybrid) Learning – page 10 of Return to School plan

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Quarter 1:  August 19 – October 8
    • Deadline passed, school has started
  • Quarter 2:  October 19 – December 22
    • deadline to change instruction for Quarter 2:

      October 1

  • Quarter 3:  January 4 – March 12
    • deadline to change instruction for Quarter 3:

      December 18

  • Quarter 4:  March 15 – May 25
    • deadline to change instruction for Quarter 4:

      March 5

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Contact the student’s school office

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Students must commit to in-person or remote learning for an entire quarter.
  • See deadlines for decisions about future quarters above

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • All students will be provided with a learning device by the District if needed.
  • Technology support will be available for troubleshooting each weekday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm by calling 654-2106 or emailing hsd5tech@highlandcusd5.org.
  • Wireless Internet Access
    • Outdoor wireless access points have been installed at each of the district buildings, and all district-provided devices will have internet access set up for them before distribution.
    • Families may enter the parking lots at Highland Primary, Highland Elementary, Highland Middle School, Highland High School, Alhambra Primary, and Grantfork Elementary, and they will be able to access the district’s internet connection for remote learning activities.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • The district website does not list an automated contact system

Are there changes to the bus this year – can my student take a bus to school this year?

  • Only students who meet the state definition of eligibility for transportation services will be eligible for transportation under Phase 4.
  • Parents are encouraged to transport students by means other than school bus transportation, if possible.
  • Requests to ride a bus other than the one assigned will not be approved.  For example, riding a bus to a friend’s house.
  • Each student entering a school bus shall be required to be screened for symptoms of COVID or self-certify they are free of symptoms of COVID.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • N/A – school has started

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • The school supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year can be found on the district website: highlandcusd5.org

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Students need to provide their own masks however each school has additional masks available if a student needs one.

COVID-19 Hotline

How can my child learn this year?

  1. In person instruction
  2. Online instruction

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • August 10th

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Students must commit to online learning for a minimum of at least one semester.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Each student will be provided a device by the school district.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • There aren’t changes to the bus, students will be able to take the bus as they have previously.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • No

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Students are encouraged to wear masks, no specific number of masks is required.

How can my child learn this year?

  1. In person instruction 5 days/week
  2. Virtual classroom
  3. Hybrid of Virtual and In Person if Covid cases rise – students would be divided into A/B groups, each attending 2 days in person and 3 days virtually

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • 8/7/2020

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • This will be posted on the district website by 7/31/2020.  Parents will need to complete this.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • A 2 week notice is requested.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes, all students will receive a learning device.  Grades 3-12 will receive a Chromebook.  Grades K-2 will receive a tablet.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • This is part of the process when a child is enrolled

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Parents are encouraged to drop students off at school.  Drop-off and pick-up systems will be organized to ensure social distancing to the greatest extent possible.
  • Students riding the bus from the same household will sit together
  • Buses will be sanitized after each trip.
  • Bus routes will be designed to keep buses running at 2/3 of less capacity.  Second loads and other revisions of usual practice may be necessary.  Running buses at 2/3 capacity will result in delays and will require understanding, cooperation, and accommodation from all parties.  Parents/guardians may help this situation by dropping students off at school whenever possible.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Yes, by 7/31/2020.  If not done by then families will still be able to use bus transportation, but the information is needed asap.  Please complete this form.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • The school district will be providing them for all students and staff.  They will be using gaiter masks (see examples here).

Updated 8/8/2020

How can my child learn this year?

  • Parents must select in-school or virtual by Aug 7 and if they don’t respond they will automatically be placed in the 100% virtual category

  • See below for contacts if you missed this deadline!

  • The district is focusing in-person schooling for students with extreme needs who would otherwise face neglect, harm, or social-emotional trauma without in-person schooling.
  • PreK to 3rd graders
    • attend school in-person daily
    • 100% virtual learning.
  • Grades 4 to 12
    • attend in-person every other day (A|B Schedule)
    • 100% virtual learning

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Aug 7

  • School starts Aug 24

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • High School
    • If you have not received a confirmation of learning options from the high school yet or you have not submitted any learnings options, please email Keyr@jenningsk12.org or Billingsleyc@jenningsk12.org with student(s) name(s), grade(s), Learning option
  • Junior High
    • If you have not received a confirmation of learning options from the junior high school yet or you have not submitted any learning options, please email andrewsc@jenningsk12.org or marshallk@jenningsk12.org with student(s) name(s), grade(s), Learning option
  • Woodland Elementary – contact the Main Office at (314) 653-8184 and speak to Mrs. Shaw or Mrs. Richardson
  • Hanrahan – choice can still be submitted online
  • Northview – Main Office 314-653-8070
  • Fairview –  Main Office (314) 653-8050

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • For grades K-8, parents must commit to virtual learning for at least the quarter
  • For high school, parents and students must commit to virtual learning for at least an entire semester due to credits.
  • Special permission may be requested on an individual basis for extenuating circumstances to stop virtual learning at the quarter end.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • There is no fee for the Chromebook itself
  • Students who choose virtual learning (JSD Virtual Academy) will be required to find access to the internet with or without the help of the school district.
    • Parents can seek support from the district or Friends of Jennings Foundation and families with extreme needs may be supported for a period of time.
    • The district can also help parents with resources for broadband services at reduced rates and/or free for a limited period of time.
  • If school shuts down for all students and moves to 100% virtual learning, teachers will identify who does not have access to the internet and work with those students to develop a plan to help them get access &/or the assignments and feedback.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes, Chromebooks will be issued to those enrolled in virtual classes.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • There is no information about automated calls/texts on the website however you could call the district office at 314-653-8000

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • No changes are noted on the website.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • No changes are noted on the website.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • School supply lists for K-12, including Covid-related supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer,  may be found here

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • The school supply lists require 20 face masks per student –based on 2 masks per month.

Additional Information:

  • Frequently Asked Questions   covers numerous topics including activities, testing, cleaning, lunch, recess, class sizes, drop-offs, and many other details.
  • Meals – families in the Jennings School District are eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed.  This is not a district program however detailed information and application forms may be found here.

Additional Resources:

How can my child learn this year?

  • Phase 1

    • Students attend daily in-person with social distancing measures to the best of our ability.
    • Students also may choose ARC (Accelerated Remote Courses) full-time virtual instruction.
  • Phase 2

    • Students who attend in-person will follow an alternating day schedule, based on the student’s last name.
    • Students will attend in-person either Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday. On the other days, students will participate in virtual instruction or independent work.
  • Phase 3

    • All learning will take place virtually.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • August 2 for virtual

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • On the Tyler SIS portal – sign in at https://go.lindberghschools.ws/Page/16038

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Flexibility to transfer between virtual and in-person learning options will be offered for the first four weeks of school, to ensure that families are able to select the plan that best fits their student’s needs.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • Information not found

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  1. Devices will be provided to high school students
  2. Internet at home is required and will not be provided by the school district

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • The district encourages all families to pick up and drop off students from school if possible. This will allow us to social distance on buses to the best of our ability.
  • Bus transportation will be limited.
    • Elementary school students must live more than .5 miles from school
    • Middle and high school students must live more than 1 mile from school
    • Considerations will be made to create safe walk-to-school zones and avoid hazards (ex: four-lane highways)
  • All families who qualify for and need bus transportation must sign up for service. More information about this will be shared soon.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Information not found

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • All students and staff must bring a face covering to school.
  • Face coverings will be required for all staff, and students in grades 4-12.
  • Face coverings will be strongly encouraged for younger students.
  • Face coverings must be worn on the bus at all times.

How can my child learn this year?

  • School started Aug 17
  • School is 100% Distance Learning through the end of the first quarter
  • Reopening Presentation

    skip to slide 22

    for information on remote only learning

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • No options for first quarter

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • No options for first quarter

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • No options for first quarter

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes students will each receive a Chromebook.
  • Students who do not have internet access will be provide learning packets – see the Remote Learning Plan

  • Technology issues

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • The district website does not list an automated contact system

Are there changes to the bus this year – can my student take a bus to school this year?

  • N/A for first quarter

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • N/A – school has started

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • N/A for first quarter

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • N/A for first quarter

Meal Delivery Routes & Times

  • Breakfast & Lunch will be delivered to students along the routes shown.
  • I could not find more specific information or a place to sign-up but parents should be able to get more information from their individual schools

Daily Checklist

  • This is information only since schools are 100% distance learning however it will be required when in-person classes resume.

COVID-19 Hotline

Free Dental Care for Kids

How can my child learn this year?

The district will announce which options they intend to offer at the beginning of the school year on or before August 7.  Tuesday, August 25, 2020 is the first day of school.

There are three options:

  1. Option 1: At School
  2. Option 2: Blended (on any given day, half of the student body will attend school on campus and half will learn at home)
  3. Option 3: Connected (students will connect online with their teachers on a defined schedule)

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • August 10

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Information not found

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Virtual/online learning is a semester commitment

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • There is no fee for Chromebooks

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Mehlville School District will provide Chromebooks to their students

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • Information not found. You can contact the district administration office at 314-467-5000

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Yes, your student will be able to take the bus this school year.
  • Students will have assigned seating and siblings will sit together

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • No, there is no deadline to request transportation.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Each school in the Mehlville district has a website. Go to your child’s school’s website, and it will have a list of what is required for the school year.

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Face coverings will be required pursuant to St. Louis County Department of Public Health guidelines. As of July 20, students age 9 and up will be required to wear face coverings.
  • Students must provide their own face coverings.

When will the school year start for my child?

  • School start date has been delayed in the Normandy school district until September 8 so that NSC can adapt to new information and pivot as appropriate to best serve district children.

How can my child learn this year?

  • NSC is in the process of working on a plan that provides a mix of both in person learning and virtual learning platform for all students returning for the 2020-2021 school year.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

  • At this time there is no available link for parents to click on to find out to choose and options. On July 25, 2020, a parent and community meeting was held to discuss the district plans and intentions for the 2020-2021 year

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • There is no deadline announced as of July 28, 2020

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • No, this is not an option for parents at this time

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Currently, this option is not available to parents of children enrolled in the NSC. However, if this plan becomes available, the district will release details

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No, there is no fees associated with the use of the Chromebooks for students

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • NSC in collaboration with Support Services will work to provide ongoing assessment of student internet access at home and take steps to meet students’ at-home technology needs
  • NSC has adequate devices/Chromebooks to support 1:1 learning for all students, as needed
  • If needed, a mobile hotspot will be provided for access to the internet

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • Send your email to info@normandysc.org. Please include your name, contact information and your question or comment (please include any necessary details). If the matter involves a student, please include the name of the student (s) and the school(s) they attend. The school can also be reached at 314-493-0141 (voicemail or text). They will try their best to respond within 48 (business) hours.

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Yes, all students who were bus riders the previous school year will have access to the bus route
  • New Bus Tier, School Start/End Times to Reduce COVID-19 Exposure

What we are doing:

Tiers

Bus drop off/pick up times

School Start/End Times

Tier 1 –

Lucas Crossing and Bel-Nor

Bus drop off at school 7:05 a.m. Bus departs school – 2:38 p.m.7:20 am – 2:30 pm

Tier 2 –

Normandy High School and Barack Obama

Bus drop off at school – 7:55 a.m.

Bus departs school – 3:28 p.m.

8:10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Tier 3 –

Early Learning Center (PreK* & Kg), Jefferson, Washington

Bus drop off at school – 8:45 am

Bus departs school – 4:18

9:00 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
  • We are adding a third set of routes, reducing the number of students on each bus by over 30 percent. As a result of the additional tier for routes, some schools will have different start/end times (see below). This will allow for more space on buses so students can practice distancing.

*Transportation is not provided for PreK students. Note: PreK’s start time is the same as KG this year.

  • Children in the same household/immediate family will sit three to a seat. This will minimize chances of students sitting next to someone outside their family. It may not be as comfortable for the short ride to or from school, but it is within regulations and serves the greater safety of all students
    • We are directing students and staff to wear masks on the bus. The drivers will have a limited number of masks each day for students who do not have one when they board. This is an area where our parents and families will play a key role in supporting this measure.
    • Knowing that out-of-seat play, throwing items, or other student behavior choices on the bus are more unsafe in the context of COVID-19, we will closely monitor student behavior. Because of the increased risk of the virus, students may face suspensions for play that is unsafe or high risk.
    • Drivers will disinfect buses after each route using recommended cleaners and following directions from custodial management. In addition to the drivers wiping down buses, Transportation staff will thoroughly clean and disinfect bus interiors after morning and afternoon routes.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available on buses for students and staff as they board and exit the bus.
  • Students will be assigned seats on the bus to minimize passing (e.g., first to board sit in the back).
  • We are planning to incorporate several new measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. While the measures are appropriate for this goal, we understand some families may choose to arrange alternate transportation for their child(ren) if possible. If parents of bus riders decide on an alternative method of transportation for their children, please notify Transportation so that we can adjust routes/stops.

COVID-19 has forced us all to re-think how we do everything in our personal and professional lives and school is no different. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to collaborating with our families as we work through this time to ensure our students are able to continue their education in a safe and healthy environment

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • No, there is no deadline for requesting transportation

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • The school supply list will be available closer to the start of the school year as we work to access the needs of students based on the learning platform.

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Yes, all students and staff will receive three cloth washable face masks. Principals will have extra masks if needed. We do encourage families to provide their own masks for students and to remind them to wear them on the bus and in school. We are currently looking into plastic face shields as well.

What precautions and procedures will be in place for bus riders?

  • NSC is asking students who live in the same household to sit with each other – three students to a seat. Masks will be required on the bus at all times for both students and staff. Parents should help reinforce this and ensure that their student has a mask. There will be hand sanitizer available on the bus, and buses will be disinfected after each route. We are also evaluating assigned seats to minimize students passing each other to get to open seats. If possible, we recommend families to consider alternate modes of transportation for student

Will students be six feet apart in classrooms to follow social distancing guidelines? Will class sizes be reduced?

  • Unfortunately, NSC does not have the space to spread students out six feet apart from each other. However, we are planning to distance them as much as possible. Our goal is to reduce the class size to not place students too closely together in the classroom. We are currently working through student numbers on how to best space them out.

Helpful Links for Parents of Students in the NSC

How can my child learn this year?

  • In-person or online through OnLionEdu.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • July 31, 2020

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Grades K-5 must commit for 9 week grading period;
  • Grades 6-12 must commit for 18 week grading period.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • District will provide students with a Chromebook

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • Register for “infinite campus” through your child’s school administrator

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Families must pre-register for transportation; siblings will sit together when possible; students are encouraged to wear masks on the bus; parents are encouraged to utilize drop off/pick up.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • July 31, 2020

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Supply lists can be found at the individual school’s website (not on district website)

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Middle and high school students are encouraged to wear masks; all students will be provided access to face masks or shields in their building.

Updated 8/21/2020

 

How can my child learn this year?

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Deadline passed, school has started

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • N/A school has started

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Not found – contact the school principal for questions

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Students may borrow a device if they are eligible. The form has closed and parents should contact their individual school for assistance.
  • K-2 will be able to borrow iPads, Grades 3-8 will be able to borrow Chromebooks
  • If a student is not approved to borrow a device, or if a student is in grades 9-12 they must provide their own device

    .

    • The website doesn’t explicitly state this, however there is no information about students in grades 9-12 being able to borrow a device
  • Parent Tech Help

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • The district website does not list an automated contact system

Are there changes to the bus this year – can my student take a bus to school this year?

  • Bus Stop locator
  • Details on the website were not provided however other districts referenced State guidelines for transportation so presumably O’Fallon students will need to wear masks and self-certify wellness or have temperature checks by the driver.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • N/A – school has started

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Students need to provide their own masks

Food Service

  • The District is working with our food service vendor, Sodexo, on a plan for food service to be provided to our students in need. Details will be shared soon

Pandemic SNAP Benefits

COVID-19 Hotline

How can my child learn this year?

All learning will be online at the beginning of school. Rockwood will monitor the spread of the virus and health conditions in the community  and re-evaluate school options at the end of the first quarter (October 23).

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Not application.

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Not application

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Not applicable at this time.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • Chromebooks and hotspots will be provided if needed at no charge.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • None specified

Updated 8/13/2020

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Not applicable at this time.

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Not applicable at this time.

How can my child learn this year?

Parents have 2 options:

  • The school year will begin with 100% virtual learning for all students. The teaching will be done by Pattonville teachers using Villemade Virtual Academy
  • In October, the district will evaluate whether it can safely offer in-person learning
  • The first day of school has been changed to August 31

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Monday July 27, 2020

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Not applicable

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Not at this time, because all students will be participating in virtual learning.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Not applicable at this time. If the district offers in-person learning later in the year, students will have assigned seats on the bus and must wear a mask on the bus regardless of age.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Not applicable at this time

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

No number given, but the student must bring their own cloth mask each day

How can my child learn this year?

  1. Phase 3 – full-time virtual learning for grades K-12. Ritenour will continue to monitor conditions to determine when the district will move to Phase 2 for hybrid in-school/virtual learning for the families who want in-person learning for their children. Please note:  It is possible that the pandemic conditions in our area could improve prior to Aug. 24 to allow for hybrid learning.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • No other option at this time

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • No other option currently

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • No information found about ability to change once they move to phase 2

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No, but there is a low-cost insurance plan that will cover damage or loss

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Every Ritenour student will be provided with an electronic device for learning

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • None seen now

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • All students in grades three and above must wear a mask/face covering.  Students must bring their own clean face coverings from home. But, if a student does not have a face covering one will be provided by the school.

How can my child learn this year?

  1. 100% Virtual Learning

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • No other option at this time – Virtual till further notice – school start date changed to Aug 27th

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • No other option at this time – !00% virtual till further notice

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • N/A at this time – previously it was an option to change before next quarter.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • School not providing.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • No.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

The communications office uses an automated email and phone system to share important announcements, including school closures, district news and emergency information. Stakeholders can update their information by calling 314-869-2502.

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • No changes listed – except school virtual.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • No changes to prior years.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Go to this website https://riverviewgsd.schoolinsites.com/ – then from school drop down – pick which school you are attending, then other Academics Header – pick from drop down menu School Supply List

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • N/A

How can my child learn this year?

Parents have 2 options:

  1. Blended – in-person instruction 2 days a week by alphabetical split and remote learning 3 days a week
  2. Online Learning – 100% virtual learning via whole class and small group Zoom

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  1. Return-to-School plan was sent to parents on July 20
  2. Parents were asked to make their selection for each of their children on July 28

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • By responding to the email sent by the school on July 28, 2020.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Changes can be made each quarter

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • Chromebooks and hotspots will be provided if needed at no charge.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • None specified

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Lists of school supplies needed will be sent out at the building level.

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Children will need a cloth face covering each day. If a student cannot or does not provide a mask, the school will provide one.

How can my child learn this year?

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Deadline passed, school has started

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Deadline passed, school has started

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Students must commit to in-person or remote learning for an entire quarter.
    • If extenuating circumstances occur parents will need to present the request to the building principal for consideration.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes, students in remote learning will each receive a device
    • Grades K-2 – iPads
    • Grades 3-12 Chromebooks
  • Technology staff will assist parents by phone, email, and remote control of student devices.  Help desk can be found on the Roxana Schools website. Click “Students” / “Student Portal” in the blue bar at the top of the page.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • If parents wish to receive phone and text alerts they should make sure email addresses and phone numbers are up to date in the Skyward Student Information System.

Are there changes to the bus this year – can my student take a bus to school this year?

  • Bus routes
  • Current guidelines state that no more than 50 students can be in one space.
  • Masks are required on the bus. If your child forgets, drivers will have a supply of washable masks to provide to the student for the day.
  • All bus students will receive a self-certification lanyard and parents “self-certify” that their child is symptom free by placing the self-certification lanyard on the child.
  • If your child does not have their lanyard at the stop, the driver will need to conduct a temperature check.
  • Multiple bus routes and changes to a route on a particular day will not be permitted

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Students can be added to a route – call 618-254-7572.  Allow some lead time.
  • Any questions or concerns should be directed to Angie Simms at 618-254-7572 or simms@rcusd.org

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for

each child?

  • The district will provide one washable/ reusable mask for every student.

COVID-19 Return to School Health Policy

Food Service letter

  • Families with students in virtual learning may pre order meals for the first quarter
  • There is no charge for breakfast & lunch for K-8 students, high school students will be charged according to their meal benefit status.
  • If you have questions or need more information, contact Maj Sundberg, Food Service Director, at 618-254-7575 or sundberg@rcusd.org

COVID-19 Hotline

Updated 8/4/20 – Major changes were made to reopening

How can my child learn this year?

  1. Students who attend SSD schools

    1. School will start with 100% distance learning (Plan B)
    2. School will start Aug 24
    3. The data and the decision will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
    4. Superintendent’s Message https://vimeo.com/444241718
    5. When the district determines it is safe to return to in-person classes, a specific school re-entry plan for each SSD school will be on the website.
  2. Students who attend school in partner districts

    1. Families who receive SSD services in partner districts will follow the educational model and plans put in place by that district.
    2. The Return to School Guidance for Partner Districts video provides significant detail and should be viewed by all parents.
    3. District specific information is available at District information on the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition website

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • N/A

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • N/A

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • All students will be 100% virtual to start.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • Information not found on website. Contact SSD’s administration office at 314-989-9100

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • N/A at this time since all students will start with 100% distance learning

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • N/A at this time.
  • SSD’s transportation department is 314-989-7129

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • N/A at this time.

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • N/A at this time.

Additional information

How can my child learn this year?

  1. District Primary Plan: A traditional school schedule with full time in-person learning and appropriate considerations according to risk/spread levels of COVID-19. A full-time virtual option is also available for families.
  2. District Alternate Plan A: A hybrid schedule that provides students with 2 days per week of in-person instruction and 3 days per week virtual instruction. A full-time virtual option is also available for families.
  3. District Alternate Plan B: A full virtual schedule. This option would be utilized if SCSD was advised by local health agencies that in- person instruction was untenable. In this instance, all SCSD students will be full virtual.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • August 10th

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Refer to the email that was sent to parents. Contact your child’s school directly if you did not receive an email.

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Choosing virtual/online learning is a commitment for the entire semester

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No information found

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • All students choosing virtual learning will be able to check out a Chromebook

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  1. Transportation information is provided to each family based on where they live.
  2. Sign into the Parent Portal for information https://www.stcharlessd.org/domain/50

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • August 10th

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  1. Supply lists are provided through the parent portal.
  2. You will also receive an email from the district with this information

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • No minimum number of masks found, but students and staff are expected to wear masks

Updated 8/6/2020

How can my child learn this year?

  • The District will start the school year off as 100% virtual at home. School starts on 8/31.  Instruction will be from 8:15am-3:12pm.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • N/A

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • N/A

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • N/A

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • K to 8th Grade: iPads
  • 9th-12th Grade: Dell Latitude 3310 Laptops
  • Wireless hot spots will be provided to families in need
  • School will contact you with device pick-up dates, it will be during the week of 8/24

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • N/A

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • N/A

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • N/A

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • N/A

How can my child learn this year?

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

  • Detailed Learning Plan – overview page 5
  • Detailed K-5 information starting on page 6
  • Detailed 6-12 information starting on page 10

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • Deadline passed, school has started

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • N/A, school has started

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Students must commit to remote learning for an entire quarter.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Grades 2 – 5 will be issued a Chromebook
  • If students in grades K – 1 do not have a home device they will be issues a school device.
    • the website had conflicting information if the cut-off was 1st or 2nd grade but since school has started this is presumably not an issue.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • The district website does not list an automated contact system

Are there changes to the bus this year – can my student take a bus to school this year?

  • Triad Transportation Detailed Information
  • School times have changed therefore bus times have changed.
  • Buses will be limited to 50 people, students must sit in the same seat every day per a seating chart, masks are required and prior to boarding the bus, students must undergo a symptom and temperature check or self-certification.
  • Parents and students can now find transportation information (Bus Numbers, Route times, etc.) in the Skyward Family Access Portal.

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • N/A – school has started

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • The district will provide every student with two cotton masks so that they can wear one to school and wash the other one nightly. Disposable paper masks will also be available if needed.

Triad Food & Facilities

  • GRAB and GO meals prepackaged and delivered to designated pick-up locations.
  • Detailed information on food service, meal availability and cleaning protocols

Triad Health & Wellness information

  • Detailed information on self-screening requirements, masks and social distancing

COVID-19 Hotline

FAQs from Illinois Department of Public Health

How can my child learn this year?

Parents have two options:

  1. Option 1: Click Academy (Virtual only)
  2. Option 2: Brick Academy (In-person attendance within regular school buildings blended with distance learning:
    1. Full return (Modification for distancing)
    2. Blended Model (Brick Days and Click Days) 2 days in school/3 days online
    3. Brick to Click (COVID closure)
  3. On Monday, August 24, 2020 the University City School District begins.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

  • All families will be emailed a preliminary registration form on July 23 about Launch, a full-time virtual learning program.

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • The deadline to register for Click Academy is August 1st

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • A Zoom meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for a conversation on return-to-school plans that should answer this question

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Students who select this option will remain in Launch virtual instruction for the entire semester

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • There is no fee for getting a Chromebook.

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Chromebooks are provided to students, grades 3-12
  • Grades 6-12: Should have assigned laptops from school
  • Grades 3-5: After April 1 distributions, pick-up is available at McNair Administration Building (8136 Groby Road). Call 314-290-4003 to schedule an appointment. For more details, visit www.ucityschools.org/ChromebookPickUp033120.
  •  For all technical concerns, questions or issues, please contact Robert Dillon at rdillon@ucityschools.org.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

  • Information could not be found online, contact the district administration office at 314-290-4000

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Yes

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • No

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • No information found

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Free masks will be provided by the school.
  • Non-medical (cloth or paper) masks will be worn by all staff throughout the duration of the day.
  • Students in middle and high school will be required to wear masks while in schools.
  • Some elementary school students will wear masks. The District is finalizing the grades that will be required to wear masks.
  • Middle and high school students will be required to wear masks while riding the bus. Masks will be available from the driver.
  • Bus drivers will be required to wear masks while operating buses.

How can my child learn this year?

  • As of July 20, 2020, the plan is to resume in-person learning and also provide virtual learning options for all students

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • August 5th

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • Choices will continue to be made on a full semester-by-semester basis.
  • If a family does not select an option by August 5th, the student will be committed to in-person instruction

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No, only if there is damage

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Yes

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • No changes, just need to register and they will need to wear a mask on bus

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • August 5th

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • All students will need to provide their own mask.

How can my child learn this year?

    • All students will begin school with virtual learning under one of two programs – the virtual format of the district’s Responsive Learning Program (which could transition eventually to in-person learning) or the WGSD Virtual Program. By October 23, 2020, metrics will be re-evaluated to determine how learning will be handled for the rest of the school year.   If any student wants to do virtual learning all year, they may do so.

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

  • August 2 to choose between the Responsive Learning or Virtual program

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • No, not at this time. Virtual learning is the only option until October 23.

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • No

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • The district will support students with technology and will provide additional devices if there are multiple students & hotspots if necessary.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • Because only virtual learning is offered right now, this is not applicable

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

  • Not applicable right now, but if in-person learning is offered later in the school year, check with your child’s school for the list of needed school supplies

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Not applicable at this time

How can my child learn this year?

  1. In person instruction 5 days/week
  2. Windsor Exclusively Online (Seesaw for K-2 and Google Classroom for grades 3-12) *Parents are asked to schedule a meeting with the school principal to discuss if this option is chosen
  3. Hybrid Learning (If Covid cases increase) – Students would be divided into A/B groups and attend 2 days in person and 1 day virtually each week

Where do I click for more information about the online/virtual learning options?

What is the school district’s deadline for when I have to choose?

Where do I click to give the school my choice for how I want my child to learn?

  • Contact the school principal to set up a meeting if choosing the Windsor Exclusively Online option

If I choose virtual/online learning, can I change my mind?

  • No, parents must commit to an entire semester if choosing the Windsor Exclusively Online option

Is there any fee for getting a Chromebook or other device from my school district?

  • $30 insurance fee

Will the school district provide a Chromebook or other device to my student?

  • Only grades 9-12 will receive a Chromebook.

How do I get signed up for emails and automated calls and texts?

Are there changes to the bus this year – will my student be able to take a bus to school this year?

  • Parents are highly encouraged to transport students to and from school if possible
  • Students will have assigned seats on the bus.
  • Students from same households will sit together on the bus

Is there a deadline for me to request transportation?

  • It will be assumed that all enrolled students will be assigned a bus route.  An email to parents, requesting them to inform the school if their student will not need bus transportation, will be sent by 7/31/2020.  Parents will be asked to respond asap.

If my student will be going to the school building, what school supplies are needed?

If my student will be going to the school building, how many masks will I need to provide for each child?

  • Students will be highly encouraged to bring and wear masks, but not required.  K-2 students will not be asked to wear a mask.