A Publication of the Affton School District
Update for Families | September 7, 2020
Back to School Update Webinar
SAVE THE DATE: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Canvas
We hope you'll join Dr. Chris McGee, Executive Director, and Affton's Learning Team for a webinar walkthrough of What Every Parent Needs to Know about Canvas.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.
For those unable to join us, a recording of the webinar will be shared later this week.
"This Is A Test" Day
Affton School District will be holding “THIS IS A TEST" Day this Thursday, 09/10/20 @ 9:10 a.m. The purpose of this day is to test all of the communication channels the district uses to alert families of important information such as safety incidents, emergency dismissals, etc.
On THIS IS A TEST DAY, we will send a TEST message to the contact information we have on file for staff and parents, including: text, email, phone, mobile app. This will allow these individuals to ensure they are receiving district and school information through their desired platforms. We will also post the TEST message to our website and social media accounts.
Our goal is to ensure we are providing accurate, effective communication to you in a timely manner. We hope this process will allow us to better reach our stakeholders at the times when it matters the most! #afftonstrong
Week 1: What We Heard From You
We're still analyzing what was just submitted for Week 2 this past weekend, but here's an overview of what we heard from you for Week 1:
Grab & Go Meals
GOOD NEWS! We are happy to share that the USDA has extended the Summer Feeding Program for all children up to 18 years of age through December 31, 2020. This means all Affton School District students can receive meals at no cost -- and with no PIN number needed!
Grab & Go is from 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday each week. Breakfast and lunch for 2 days will be provided on Mondays and 3 days will be provided on Wednesdays at all pickup locations. All meals provided free of charge.
Please reach out with your questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Affton Schools COVID-19 Helpline at 314-633-5911.