SSD/Valley Park Monthly Dispatch

August 2021

Message to Families - from Valley Park

One Community. One Campus. Limitless Learning.

The Valley Park School District is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment of belonging where personalized learning experiences prepare our students holistically for limitless opportunities, empowering them to make the world a better place.

Please keep up to date with Dr. Dilg's communications in regards to our Return to Learn Plan:

VP: To access key August and back-to-school information, please go to the following sites:

Our amazing SSD staff return this week! Case managers will be reaching out to families in the next days to connect and answer any questions you may have ~

Valley Park Elementary School:

Valley Park Middle School:

Valley Park High School:

Valley Park Early Childhood Center:

2021 Summer Recreation Opportunities

Overnight Camps

Day Camps

Municipal Parks & Recreation Inclusion

Because summer programs are still determining how they will safely reopen, the GUIDE will be updated weekly on Fridays, so check back often for updated information.

A guide to assist individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, find summer activities in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County areas. For more information, call the Recreation Council office in your County! See our website for the most up-to-date information

St. Louis City Residents (314) 726-6044 x105

St. Louis County Residents (314) 726-6044 x103

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Health and Wellness - 10 summer wellness ideas for you and your family

With the school holidays here and lockdown measures easing up around the country, now is the time to stretch those legs and get some exercise while remaining safe and within social distancing guidelines.

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to make us re-evaluate what’s really important in life and for many of us, it’s our health. Tight restrictions on where we’ve been able to go and what we’ve been able to do have boosted the sales of fitness equipment as we’ve looked for ways to stay in shape, while staying safe.

For many, this unprecedented situation has strained both our physical and mental wellbeing, but with lockdown measures easing and warmer weeks ahead, now is the time to renew good intentions and get more physically active.

“Lockdown has knocked our health balance,” says Claire Davis, a fitness coach at wellness retreat 38 Degrees North. “We’ve eaten and drunk too much, exercised less than normal and succumbed to bad habits, increasing our stress levels. But summer is the ideal time to make healthy changes.”

So whether your aim is to lose the odd lockdown pound, feel fitter or just stay strong enough to weather life’s next big storm, this is the perfect time to make the changes you’ve been daydreaming about.

1. Borrow a dog

2. Pick local produce

3. Go for a dip

4. Raise your voice

5. Hit the dance floor

6. Eat alfresco

7. Learn to hula

8. Go geocaching

9. Get out in the garden

10. Walk and work

VP Upcoming Events

Valley Park Families! Are you already planning for next school year? If so, here is the calendar. Click in to to see all the important dates for your hawk! As always, dates are subject to change. Have a great summer! #VPPride

SSD Parent Education (PEDA)

About the Parent Education & Diversity Awareness Program

The SSD Parent Education and Diversity Awareness (PEDA) program utilizes a number of strategies and services to reach and support all families and stakeholders. PEDA supports our stakeholders through:

    • Consultation
    • Resource and referral
    • Problem solving
    • Training/workshops
    • Parent Advisory Council (PAC) development
    • Support and leadership development

    In addition, our program provides ongoing collaboration with community agencies. All of the resources available in our Family and Community Resource Center and our workshops are open to the entire community.

    ​​PEDA champions meaningful inclusion, equity, family engagement and collaborative relationships which will support student success and living their best self-determined lives.

Contact Us

Special School District of St. Louis County

12110 Clayton Road

Town & Country, MO 63131

Phone: 314‐989‐8100

Julie Schroeder

Dana Evans

Christy Mirth

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