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Update for Families | August 16, 2020

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UPDATE: Roadmap to Reopening

After reviewing your feedback and reviewing updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and St. Louis County, we have made revisions to our Roadmap to Reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. Most notably, all students will be required to wear a face covering or face mask when within 6-feet of another individual.

We've also created a Roadmap to Reopening Summary to highlight important points of the plan.

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Canvas Resources for Families

We've added a new page to our website with a how-to video, links, and resources for support for Canvas, our district's new learning management system:

Your student's school and classroom teacher, RMS homeroom teacher, or AHS advisory teacher will share additional information to make sure the first day of school is as smooth as possible.

Canvas- Setup For Parents

THIS WEEK: Chromebook Pickup/Exchange

SAVE THE DATE! Our Technology Department will be hosting a Chromebook pickup/exchange for students that are:

  • new to Affton,
  • who have not yet received a device,
  • and for students with Chromebooks that are broken or not working.
No appointment is necessary.

Monday, August 17 from 3pm-6pm - Grades 6-12

LOCATION: Affton High School (8309 Mackenzie Road, 63123)

Tuesday, August 18 - Grades 3-5

LOCATION: Gotsch Intermediate School (8348 S Laclede Station Road, 63123)

3pm-4pm - 3rd Grade

4pm-5pm - 4th Grade

5pm-6pm - 5th Grade

Check the Gotsch Intermediate newsletter from Dr. Powers for more information

August 18-20 from 6pm-7pm - Grades K-2

LOCATION: Mesnier Primary School (6930 Weber Road, 63123)

Tues, Aug 18 - Kindergarten

Wed, Aug 19 - 1st Grade

Thurs, Aug 20 - 2nd Grade

Check the Mesnier Primary newsletter from Dr. Been for more information

Grab & Go Begins August 24

We understand that some of our families rely on the availability of school meals for proper nourishment. In order to help with this, Affton School District will be providing Grab & Go meals for students beginning Monday, August 24 at each of our school sites. Meals will be provided free of cost.

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. Student's name and PIN number will be required during pickup.


Welcome to Our New Teachers & Staff!

It's a great day to be a Cougar! Help us give an #afftonstrong welcome to each of our 14 new teachers and staff members for the 2020-2021 school year! Click here to see a photo and learn more about them.

Need Help With Internet Access at Home?

Affton School District families, we have several options available to try and meet the needs of each our families who need help with internet access at home. Please complete this form to request internet service for your home:

COVID-19 Helpline

We know you have a lot of questions and appreciate your patience and understanding as we make difficult decisions amidst these unusual and evolving circumstances. We will continue to communicate with you as more is learned and additional decisions are made.

Please reach out with your questions or concerns at or by calling the Affton Schools COVID-19 Helpline at 314-633-5911.