July 2020 Edition

Welcome to the weekly parent newsletter!

Each Friday during the school year, you will receive updates, information, and highlights from the family at Chinn Elementary! This newsletter will be sent out to all parent email addresses as well as the Chinn Facebook page...make sure you go and like the page for all the pictures and updates!

Important Dates Upcoming

*All dates and events are subject to change

  • August 7th-Class Placement sent to parents via email
  • August 14th-1st day for all teachers at Chinn
  • August 20th-Kindergarten Kickoff
  • August 24th-1st Day of School

Classroom Placements

The current date for teacher placement to families will occur on August 7th via email. In the past we have always mailed letters, however, this year they will be sent electronically.

Back To School Night

This traditional event will not be held in person. Instead, each teacher will create a welcome video. The welcome videos will be sent to families on August 20th.

Replenish KC

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2020-2021 Park Hill Reopening Plan

On July 13th, the district released the current plan for reopening in the fall. This plan includes information around sanitizing, masks, buses, and online options for students. To access this plan please use this link

New Chinn Start Times

For the 2020-2021 school year our new building hours will be the following:

  • The Chinn office will open at 8:00 am each morning for phone calls
  • We will open the doors for students at 8:40 am
  • Class begins at 9:03 am for all grades
  • Dismissal will begin at 3:48 pm
  • The Chinn office will be open until 4:45 daily

Countdown to Kindergarten

If you have an incoming kindergartener that is coming to Park Hill, there are 3 things to do:

  1. Enroll today! You can do this while you complete verification for your current student, and if you know someone who is new to the district, they can complete a new enrollment.
  2. Save the date for our Kindergarten Kickoff event, which will be in the evening on August 20th. You and your child will get a chance to get to know your new school and get excited for kindergarten! If you enroll now, your school will be able to send you their specific time and details for the evening when it gets closer.
  3. Save the date for the first day of school on Monday, August 24! We will do kindergarten readiness assessments after school starts to help us better meet your child’s educational needs.

Information about online verification and residency

All families with returning students are required to complete online verification. Only a legal guardian living with the student can verify the student.

How to get started:

Mask Social Stories

Below is a social story about why we need to wear masks from time to time. This is an optional resource to help kids understand and feel more comfortable about wearing masks.

KidGuard Insurance Enrollment

Park Hill School District (per Board Policy JHA) continues to offer all families the opportunity to enroll their student(s) (Pre-K through 12th) in a low cost, district approved insurance program.

The KidGuard Insurance Enrollment Form is to be mailed by families directly to KidGuard in Saint Louis, MO

If you have any questions regarding benefits and claim liability please contact:

Lawrence E. Smith & Associates, Inc.

P.O. Box 411216

Saint Louis, MO 63141-1216


The application form is linked below for your convenience. It is also available at the park hill website under Parent resources-->Parent Information-->Student Health-->Insurance-->2020-2021 KidGaurd Insurance Follow Chinn’s Loud Library on Facebook to see what students are working on, what we are reading & stay up to date on our newest adventures. Like this page to see all the latest and greatest creations and happenings in your child’s Art class! Like this page to see all of the wonderful activities, kinesthetic learning opportunities, and games that your students are learning.

Take some time and nominate your favorite staff member for our district Star Award

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