KSD eSpotlight

Thursday, April 29, 2021

KSD Strategic Plan: A New Frontier - Survey Request Deadline is Tonight at Midnight

Tonight (Thursday) at midnight is the deadline to participate in our strategic plan survey.

To fill out the survey online, visit kirkwoodschools.org/survey.

After feedback is gathered, the strategic plan committee will evaluate the data and delineate common topics over several weeks of focus group meetings. The new strategic plan will be presented to the KSD Board of Education in summer 2021.

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St. Louis County COVID-19 Updates

St. Louis County Department of Public Health has released updated guidelines regarding quarantine requirements when students in K-12 have been exposed to COVID-19 in their classrooms. While these changes do not eliminate classroom quarantines entirely, they do offer additional criteria that may allow us to quarantine fewer students in some cases. In the event that there is a classroom exposure, details will be provided to you regarding quarantine requirements specific to your student’s classroom situation.

In the event your child has an exposure at school, your child's school will provide more detailed information.

As always, please feel free to reach out to your school nurse with any questions.

Annual Update - Please Complete if Your Child will Attend KSD Schools in 21-22. Deadline is Sunday, May 2

Now is the time for the primary contact for student(s) who are currently enrolled in the Kirkwood School District to complete the Annual Update for the 2021-22 school year. If your student is currently enrolled in KSD schools and you plan on your student attending KSD schools for the 2021-22 school year, this process needs to be completed by Sunday, May 2. To clarify, the “primary contact” is the parent/guardian whose address is used as the main address for the student. Only a parent/guardian who resides at the “primary contact” address is responsible for completing this process for each student.

The Annual Update process is completed in Infinite Campus. Infinite Campus refers to this process as “online registration” (please see screenshot below for complete instructions). Please note: this is an annual process, therefore referred to as the “annual update”.

If you are enrolling a new student to K-12 KSD schools, who currently DOES NOT attend a K-12 KSD school, you may add the new student to this Annual Update process while you are completing the annual update for another student.

The Annual Update process is necessary to ensure we have accurate important student information, such as addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, and medical needs. Whether your child is learning in person or at home, this information is very important. We are committed to your child's health and safety, but we need your help. Please take a moment to complete the Annual Update including medical information sections. This critical and confidential health information will enable us to provide the safest and most individualized care to our students. Together, we can help manage your child's chronic health conditions and help them stay safe and healthy at school.

This is information for the 21-22 school year and parents are required to complete it through Infinite Campus. Please note that if you have a change of address from last school year, you must upload new proofs of residency. You will not be able to progress beyond the first screen if you do not have the two proofs of residency available for submission.

If you know your Infinite Campus login, information please do the following:

  1. Login to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account

  2. Click on the menu icon on the top left

  3. Click “More” on the bottom of the menu

  4. Click “Online Registration”

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Once logged in, please make sure you select Annual Update and NOT New Student.
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If you have never logged in to Infinite Campus or forgot your username/password, please fill out the Infinite Campus Account Assistance Form. By completing this form, the Technology team can provide you with assistance.

Once you are logged in, please keep in mind the following:

  • Required fields are marked with a red asterisk.

  • Please be careful of spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. The District will receive the data exactly as it is entered.

  • Dates should be entered as MM/DD/YYYY and phone numbers as xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Thank you in advance for your time in completing this important information for your student(s). Please complete this by Sunday, May 2.

Starting the week of May 3, school staff members will be reaching out via phone to families who have not completed this to offer assistance.

Kindergarten Registration 2021-22: Please Help Spread the Word

Please help us spread the word on registering now for kindergarten in the fall. Schools are working on class lists and room assignments for the 2021-22 school year. It's important that our schools can properly prepare for our newest learners. If you know someone who has a child that will be 5 years old by August 1, 2021, please ask them to register as soon as possible to the Kirkwood School District at: kirkwoodschools.org/register.

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