Special Edition Family Newsletter

July 21, 2020

Follow Up to the 7/20/20 KSD Announcement

I hope that everyone has had an opportunity to read/watch the message from Dr. Ulrich that was sent yesterday. While there are still many uncertainties, I know that the Robinson Community will rise to any challenge that we may face through collaboration and support for one another.

I want to reiterate that safety is our top priority for staff and students as we prepare for the return in the fall. We will ensure physical, social & emotional safety for everyone as we plan for each of the options that we may utilize for our return to school.

We are still a little over a month from our return and while it has not yet been determined which option we will utilize, it is important for us to plan for each of the three options. By preparing for all options, it allows us to pivot to another option as health and safety recommendations change.

This year will look very different no matter which option is selected for our return in August. As you are beginning to plan what is best for your family, please reach out with any questions, concerns, or ideas. I truly believe that it takes a village and that we can do this together.

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Message from Dr. Ulrich to families- July 20, 2020

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Back to School Plans for the 2020-21 School Year

KSD is committed to a safe learning environment for students and staff. Based on the spread of COVID 19 in St. Louis County, we will provide one of the Student Learning Models outlined below. Families may opt into Online Learning for Students, regardless of the Student Learning Model offered by KSD.

To make the most informed decision possible, St. Louis County Department of Health has asked school districts to wait on announcing definitive plans for the upcoming school year. Please understand this is a fluid situation. Even after the final decision, we need to be flexible and prepared to pivot to one of the Student Learning Models, please select the learning model to find out more information about each:

The entire plan is included on the www.kirkwoodschools.org/back2school web page. We will continue to provide additional details as we continue to plan.

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Mark Your Calendars

July 23- 5:00 pm- Join KSD Administration for a webinar- use this link to register

July 23- 7:00 pm- Join KSD Administration for a webinar- use this link to register

July 29- 6:15 pm- Join KSD Cabinet and Dr. OH for a Robinson Elementary Power Hour via webinar- this will allow you to ask questions, share concerns and ideas- I will post the link for this in our Sunday newsletter

July 30- Parent Survey from KSD goes out

Week of August 10th- District announces the option for return to school, Welcome Letter and Class Lists will go out

Week of August 17th- Video Class Orientation and Zoom Meet and Greet with Teachers

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How can you begin to prepare for the 20-21 school year?

Support your child’s mental health as they begin to think about returning to school

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School Supplies

PTO is working with a school supply company, Bright SchoolKitz, to provide families an opportunity to purchase all of their school supplies with a click of a button. Once ordered, the supplies will be shipped directly to the student's address within 2-3 weeks. This option would allow families to purchase supplies without having to go into stores or find each item independently. We hope that you will find this service to be convenient and efficient. Please visit the website to view supplies and prices. www.schoolkitz.com

Visit our school webpage to view the list of supplies your child will need.