Dear Staff, Students and Parents,
Please know that the safety and well-being of our students, staff and community is a top priority. We will continue to monitor updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to post updates related to our schools and city as needed.
PARENT GRADUATION MEETING
MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES
SPECIAL SERVICES during COVID-19
In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), it is our priority to ensure that all students with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education. Our Department of Special Education has worked in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to continue providing educational services for all students during the current Covid-19 school closures. If any questions arise regarding Special Education services for your student, please contact your child’s special education teacher. Students with Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) will continue to receive instructional and support services through the following mediums: technology-based virtual learning environment and traditional paper-based learning packets. For the students who will be receiving paper-based learning packets, the teachers will work with them via zoom, email, and/or by phone to monitor and assess assignments completed by the student.
If you are unable to successfully address a concern with your child’s special education teacher or have a question or complaint regarding the services being provided, please contact Ms. Kristen Dancy, Coordinator for Special Education, at 314-231-2337, Ext. 243.
UPDATE re: MEALS
If you would like to restart your Meals on Wheels delivery, please click on tinyurl.com/hawksdelivery19 Meals will begin on Tuesday, May 5th.
OTHER FOOD RESOURCES
St. Louis Public Schools local grab and go meals at your neighborhood St. Louis Public school.
NEW RESOURCE DiverseCity church (southside – 3216 Pulaski) in partnership with STL Boys & Girls Club
Students may come M-F 8am-12noon to receive grab & go meals. Students w/in 3 miles can request delivery by
sending name, contact #, address, and # of children under 18 years in household:
FACEBOOK MESSENGER: DiverseCityChurch STL – send message
United Way – call 211 for resources by zip code
Symptoms and Warnings:
Signs of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. If you develop symptoms, call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, going to the bathroom and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue,
When your child is sick:
Please do not send your child to school if they are ill. Keep them home until the fever is below 100 °F and symptom-free for 24 hours without medication. Our staff is prepared to support students and families who may be absent because of illness.
It is so important that we stay diligent in our efforts to keep everyone healthy. Thank you for your continued support.
Marshall Cohen Katrice Noble