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August 23, 2020

Happy First Week of School!

We are so excited to welcome our Carman Cougars back to school tomorrow. Please remember we are in the Distance Learning phase and all learning will take place virtually for the first nine weeks. Students will begin using their Chromebooks on the first day. Please make sure you are familiar with how to log into the Chromebooks. If you need help, please contact or call 314-415-8181. If you have specific questions about your child's class or grade level, please contact their teacher for assistance.

Please remember the school day is from 8:30 - 3:30 each day. Please encourage your child to log in a few minutes before. Attendance will be taken each day.

District Distance Learning Resource for Parents

Please refer to this link from the Parkway website. You will find this resource useful as we enter the new school year.

School Supplies and Curriculum Materials

Carman Trails Supply and Material Pick Up is EXTENDED through Monday and Tuesday from 7:45 -3:45. Please call 314-415-6100 when you are in front of the school and we will bring your child's items out to you.

Previously Communicated:

We have exciting news! The school supplies will be distributed in kits for all of our students during the week of August 17. Here’s the link to access more information about the school supplies as well as the supply fee.

We are currently getting a team to help us assemble the first wave of curriculum materials that students will need during the first weeks of school (i.e - math workbook pages, writing workshop paper, level reading books or chapter books, etc).

All students will have school supplies already packed in their bag at the supply pick up. If you prefer to not receive these supplies, just let us know when you arrive - no questions asked.

Here is updated language posted on the district's website. "In order to support distance learning at home for the first quarter, elementary families can order and pay for the school supplies box now which you can pick up at school before school begins. School supply boxes are an optional purchase for families who prefer to have school supplies at home now to support distance learning."

We want ALL students to have the necessary supplies at home while participating in distance learning. If you prefer to have the supplies that come in the kit, we would love for you to have them. If you prefer to use your own supplies, we understand that too. There is an option for a payment plan, scholarship, or let me know if I can support your family in another way too. If you would like to speak in more detail about ordering the kit and paying the supply fee, please give me a call at 314-415-6101 or email at .

Carman Trails Distance Learning Schedule

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Chromebook Distribution

For the 2020-21 school year, Parkway will provide every K-12 student a Chromebook to support learning.

Please contact the Help Desk if you missed the Chromebook pick up last week. They will be able to schedule an appointment for you. They can be reached at 314-415-8181.

Kindergarten Families and New Families

You will receive an email with your child(ren)'s username and password by Monday morning.

Tech Support
During the school year, Parkway’s Technology Help Desk will be available to support students, parents, and teachers from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday. The Help Desk can be contacted at or (314) 415-8181.

How do I set up a Schoology account?

Parents will receive an email with directions for accessing Schoology to support their students in accessing instructional resources.

How do students log into Google?

Parents of students entering Kindergarten will receive an email with the student's login information. Parents of students in grades 1 - 12 will use the same login information they used in the spring. Any parent who needs assistance logging into a Chromebook can contact our Technology Help Desk, 314-415-8181, or

Chromebook Insurance Document

Zoom Instructions in Spanish

Getting Started with a Chromebook

Here is information provided from the district on how to get started with your child's Chromebook.

IMPORTANT - Update Your IC Family Profile

Remember to update your family profile in Infinite Campus before school starts so we can support your needs.

You can now update your family profile on the go with the Infinite Campus Parent app. Learn more here.

Curbside Library Pick Up with Ms. Plumley

Here is the video tutorial on how to request books (2nd-5th)

Requesting a Book for Cougar Curbside (2nd-5th)

Here is the Google Form for Kindergarten-2nd grade to request book bundles

Cougar Curbside Request Form for Kindergarten-2nd grade

Curbside Pick-Up Dates Have Changed!

Here is the curbside flier for you to check out!

Cougar Curbside

Meals for Children

Parkway will provide "grab and go" meal boxes for children ages 18 and under at Parkway Central High School. The meal boxes will be available for curbside pickup every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 pm at the front entrance of Parkway Central High School at 369 N. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017.

A box includes five lunches and five breakfast meals for the week. Under the guidelines from the USDA, meals will be provided to Parkway families based on their meal program status.

To request meals, click here.

FAQs for Distance Learning

Thank you so much for your questions over the last few weeks. Here you will find information related to the questions we received on our Google form. As always, please feel free to submit additional questions and we would be happy to follow up with an answer. Click on the link below to access our FAQ document.

First Days and Week of School

Our teachers have been prepping and thinking of the first day of school for a while. They are working to make sure essential components of the first days and weeks of school are present in a virtual setting. We are so grateful for all of the positive and encouraging messages we received last spring and we want you to know we have increased our structures and rigor this upcoming school year. Last year we rolled out eLearning (emergency learning) and this fall we are ready and prepared to tackle distance learning. You might wonder what to expect the first days and weeks of a new virtual school year. You will notice a great deal of community building, intentional planning of routines, as well as setting the expectations for the first nine weeks of school. Teachers will be working their magic! The magic you will witness most are not able to see because we are traditionally in the schoolhouse. You will see students learning to master new skills with and without technology. Learning will start on August 24 and as educators we are aware that it looks different as our students are becoming familiar with new routines and procedures. Thank you in advance for your patience, encouragement, and grace as we begin a new school year. We are so thankful for our Carman community!! #CarmanProud

Letter From Mrs. Kiso

Below is a link to a letter from our counselor Mrs. Kiso.

Letter From Mr. Grant Steward

I would like to share the link to my virtual office where students/families will be able to access everything counseling related so that it can be in the newsletter as well. Through my virtual office they can click to enter my calming room, resources room, lesson classroom and my counselor's cafe. Below is the link to my office. Thank you!

-Grant Steward, Counselor
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Stay Connected with These Updates!

August 15: Chromebook pick at South High School 10:00 - 4:00 pm

August 17: Chromebook pick at South High School 12:00 - 6:00 pm

August 19: Chromebook pick at South High School 12:00 - 6:00 pm

August 20: Carman Supply and Material Pick Up 3:00 - 5:30 pm

August 21: Carman Supply and Material Pick Up 9:00 - 11:00 am

August 21: Chromebook pick at South High School 12:00 - 6:00 pm

August 21: Virtual Meet the Teacher 4:00 - 4:30 pm (link coming soon)