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September 13, 2020

A Few Reminders...

We are hosting our first PTO meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 pm. Please see the details in the PTO section of the newsletter. If you have questions you would like to submit to the PTO about the budget or about the upcoming school year, please submit them on this form.

PTO sponsored Movie Night is September 25 and 26. Look for more information to come soon!

Conference Week is October 5-8.

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.

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.

If you have any questions or need an Infinite Campus portal account, please email

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

Parkway Community Health Dashboard

A message shared from the district earlier this week.

Our ultimate goal is to return to school as soon as possible and safely provide in-person instruction for families who prefer this option. Here are some important things to know right now:

  • If we are able to return to school with an in-person option for the second quarter, significant staffing changes will be needed to provide both in-person and virtual learning options for families. This will require time and planning.

  • You can follow our key metrics on the new Parkway Community Health Dashboard which includes detailed information for all Parkway zip codes. As new data becomes available we will update it and also share a weekly update with you.

We will share frequent updates with you in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we will continue to focus on high-quality distance learning for our students and celebrate what our teachers, students and parents are achieving together every day.

A Letter from Our PTO President

Please use this form to ask questions for the PTO meeting:

Here is the link to the form we will use for voting during the meeting on Tuesday. No need to do anything with this form now.

Please click here for a welcome letter from our PTO president.

Our first VIRTUAL PTO meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 pm. Here are the details to join the Zoom meeting.

Here is the proposed budget for 2020-2021.

Here is the Budget v Actual for 2019-2020.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 959 3843 5664

Passcode: CarmanPTO

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Board of Education Meeting

At the next Board of Education meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, the board will hear updates and discuss distance learning, how things are going and our decisions moving forward. This will include the metrics we are watching to inform our decisions together.

Watch online here.

Cub Scouts

If your child is interested in joining Cub Scouts, they are hosting a virtual recruitment event September 3rd and an in-person meeting September 17th and a Virtual Back To School Night. Also, below is an informational video message from the local Cub Scouts Chapter.

List of Cub Scout Events

Please be aware that you only need to choose one event that is most convenient for you to get all the information on being a Cub Scout.

  • Cub Scout Pack 787 New Family Q&A - Thursday, September 3, 7pm –via Zoom (email to receive a link)
  • In-Person School Night to Join Scouting Thursday, September 17, 6-8pm –– Carman Trails Parking Lot
  • Virtual School Night to Join Scouting hosted by the BSA District- Tuesday, September 22, 7pm –– Register at Contact us at or look for Pack 787 on to join anytime.

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.

Chromebook 101

Distance Learning Parent Resources


Zoom Video Conference

We have created a new parent video series on distance learning including some helpful tips on helping your child manage the school day and managing expectations and emotions.

We will have much more to come throughout the school year. Please visit our Distance Learning Parent Resource webpage and we thank you for your support as we work together in the weeks ahead.

"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

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.

Validation Tips For Parents

Fern Ridge Counselor Anne Kraus gives parents validation techniques to work with children through an emerging situation. Watch here.

Online Tutoring-St. Louis Public Library

St. Louis County Library wants to support your students and their educational success in a virtual learning environment. As part of the Digital Equity Initiative we have acquired, a service offering online live tutoring for all ages on over one hundred K-12 topics. Free, unlimited one-on-one virtual tutoring is now available from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day of the week. Anyone with a valid SLCL library card can use

Other features of include:

  • 24/7 drop off for review of writing assignments and resumes

  • Over 400 video lessons for math and language including AP classes

  • Princeton Review SAT/ACT Essentials with practice tests, drills, video lessons, and full score reports

  • 100+ practice quizzes has a 50 minute training video on how to use their services. You may access that video here. I have also attached three flyers on how to use the classroom as well as Top 10 Facts for Educators and for Parents. I encourage you to share these resources with students and parents in your district and school

We have librarians at SLCL who are happy to give virtual presentations to any group about using and other resources for school. Educators, students, and caregivers are always encouraged to reach out to us by chat, email, or phone call for assistance using or any other of our resources. We will even meet via Zoom appointment.

To get started using, simply go to All you need is your library card!

Parkway 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Update

Parkway’s Board of Education voted to revise the calendar for the 2020-21 school year as a result of Distance Learning for the first quarter of this school year. This shift requires us to adjust our calendar with new dates that align with the end of each quarter grading term.

These updates include the removal of all 2-Hour Early Release Days to maximize instructional time as well as other changes.

Learn more.

Nurse's Notes

Exciting news free eyeglasses!

Parkway School District has worked with Eye Thrive (formerly Eye Charities of America) for years to help provide free eye exams and glasses for student's in need. Due to the recent pandemic, Eye Thrive has stepped up and eliminated their qualifications for free glasses. They are currently offering free glasses to ANY child ages 4-18 with a valid prescription that is living in St. Louis and surrounding areas. Parents can also go to one of the six St. Louis County Libraries at the dates listed in the flyer to obtain a free eye exam and glasses. Please review the attached documents for details on how to receive free glasses for your children!

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Eye Thrive Forms

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.

You can also find answers to common questions at the Technology Help Desk self-help webpage. You'll find help with Chromebook troubleshooting, Infinite Campus, Google sign-in, Schoology, blocked websites or videos, WeVideo, accessing Schoology as a parent and more.

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

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Stay Connected with These Updates!

September 7: No School - Labor Day

September 14: Cougar Library Curbside Pick-Up 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

September 15: VIRTUAL General PTO Meeting at 7:00 pm

September 16: Board Of Education Meeting (Virtual) 7:00 pm

September 17: Cub Scout Event At Carman Trails Parking Lot 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 22: Virtual Cub Scout Event 7:00 pm

September 28: Cougar Library Curbside Pick-Up 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

September 29: Board Of Education Meeting (Virtual) 7:00 pm