Principal e-Note

Sappington Elementary School

May 21, 2023

Sappington Virtual Backpack

Click here to view past e-Notes and Peachjar fliers online.

Calendar Dates

  • 5/26-Last Day of School! (Half day/Student dismissal at 12:00 PM. Lunch will not be served)
  • 8/1-Sappington Night at the Ballpark
Big picture
Thank you Sappington Families for trusting us with your precious little ones this school year! Our school community is special because of your ongoing support, involvement, and care. We know that everyone's summer plans look different so if you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out. We hope your family has a restful and enjoyable summer break. We will see you next school year!

Summer Literacy Activities

Our reading specialists compiled a list of activities to support summer literacy practice. Click on the links below.

Summer Literacy Primary Menu 2023

Summer Literacy Intermediate Menu 2023

Make sure to "like" and follow our Sappington Lost & Found page!

As we are entering our final week of school, please have your child check our lost and found. You can also preview and claim items on our Lost & Found Facebook page. All items that are not claimed by our dismissal on May 26 will be donated.

Sappington Lost & Found


Student Arrival

School officially begins at 8:55 AM. This means your child must be in their classroom at 8:55 AM to be considered as arriving on time. We understand mornings can be full and hectic, but it is important that your child arrives at school on time so they are ready to begin their day, in their classroom, at our 8:55 AM start time. We appreciate your support! And remember, right turn only entering & exiting our parking lot :)

Last Day of School is Friday, May 26

As a reminder for all families, the last day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be on Friday, May 26. This will be a half day for all students in grades PK-12. School dismissal will be at 12:00 PM, and lunch will not be served. Students do not need to bring their backpacks on the last day of school.

District Closed on Tuesday, May 30

Please be aware that all schools and district offices will be closed on Tuesday, May 30. In preparation for demolition work at Lindbergh High School, district servers are being moved off site to a new location on this date. As a result, the district will not have internet or phone service. Normal business is scheduled to resume on May 31, 2023.

NWEA Math and Reading Assessments

This fall, students in grades 4-8 completed the NWEA reading and math assessments. Additionally, ninth grade students participated in the NWEA reading assessment. Student results are available on the SIS Portal. Use this guide for more information on NWEA and how to interpret results.

To access your student’s NWEA Math and Reading results:

  1. Log on to the SIS Portal.

    1. Note: Your username is your email address on file. If you have forgotten your password, please select “Forgot your parent password?” on the Parent tab.

  2. Under “Current Academics” (left side menu) - select “Assessments.”

    1. Note: “Assessments” can only be viewed in a web browser (mobile or desktop) and is not available on the SIS app.

  3. Select the title of the assessment you want to view.

For questions regarding your student's results, please contact your grade level administrator.

2023-24 Enrollment Projections
If you know your child(ren) will not attend Sappington next year, please send an email to Dr. Parker as soon as possible. Thank you.

How Do I Know If My Student is Making Progress on Their IEP Goals?

During this presentation hosted by the Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council (LPAC), Presenter Scott Crooks, a school psychologist who works for the Special School District coaching staff, discusses how to measure IEP goal progress and problem solve to improve instruction.

How Do I Know If My Student is Making Progress on Their IEP Goals?

2023-24 Elementary English Language Arts Programming

After a two-year process of piloting and evaluating resources to align with the district’s K-5 English Language Arts curriculum, Lindbergh Schools is excited to announce the Board of Education’s approval of Benchmark Advance for adoption in grades K-5. Benchmark Advance will be the district’s core literacy program beginning this fall.

Benchmark Advance is an award-winning, comprehensive, evidence-based, structured program that fully replaces programs currently being used in elementary school, including Units of Study in Reading and Writing, Sonday Essentials, and Patterns of Power.

Benchmark Advance is aligned with Missouri Priority Standards, complements LETRS teacher training (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling, an intensive professional learning program that supports the teaching of early literacy skills), and builds knowledge that directly supports grade-level science and social studies content. It also includes a rich library of classroom intervention resources, assessments, and extension opportunities to meet the needs of individual students.

This decision was made following a thorough review of pilot programs in our elementary classrooms, analysis of student data, and careful consideration of feedback from teachers and other stakeholders.

Classroom teachers will participate in training this summer to prepare for the successful implementation of Benchmark Advance during the 2023-24 school year.

Benchmark Advanced Presentation to Board of Education

New Student Information System Launching Soon

We are excited to announce the launch of a new student information system, Infinite Campus, which will replace Tyler SIS beginning in the 2023-24 school year. With Infinite Campus, you will be able to check your student’s grades, attendance records, and other important information from your phone, tablet, or computer. You will also be able to communicate with your student’s teachers and stay up-to-date on assignments and events.

While parents will continue to have access to the SIS Portal for the remainder of this school year, Annual Online Verification for the 2023-24 school year will begin in May, using Infinite Campus. Please look for more information coming soon.

Lindbergh staff have been training regularly to ensure a smooth transition for district families. In fact, our new kindergarten families used Infinite Campus for new student registration this Spring, and their feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are confident that Infinite Campus will be a great improvement for Lindbergh students and families throughout the school year, and we cannot wait to show you all the great features it has to offer!

Be on the lookout soon for login information and helpful tips!

2023-24 New Student Registration - Now Open!

Do you have an incoming kindergarten student in your family, or do you know someone who will be new to the district next year? Lindbergh Schools is now registering new students in grades K-12 for the 2023-24 school year!

Additional information can be found at

Purchase your tickets for Sappington Night at the Ballpark! August 1

Big picture

Medicaid Renewal: Important Update

MO HealthNet (Missouri Medicaid) is now requiring families to update their addresses and possibly their eligibility every year. Families that do not follow the steps below will be dropped from Medicaid and have to reapply, so it is important that families eligible for Medicaid coverage do the following:

  1. Update your address if you have moved. This can be done online, by visiting a local resource center, or by calling 855-373-4636.

  2. Watch for a letter in the mail. Renewal letters should arrive between April 2023 and April 2024. You will need to follow the instructions on the letter you receive to complete the process.

For more information, please visit

Start Planning Your Summer With Us!

Join us at Lindbergh this summer for fun, friends and a variety of learning opportunities designed to keep your kids active, engaged and entertained.

Lindbergh Schools recognizes the importance of supporting student learning during the summer months. This includes academic remediation for specific content areas, as well as specialized programs for early childhood education, enrichment, music, school-age child care and youth sports.

To learn more, please visit


2022-23 School Year Calendar (updated August 2022)

Board Approves 2023-24 School Year Calendar

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education voted in October to approve the 2023-24 school year calendar. The first day of school for students will be on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, and the last day will be on Friday, May 24, 2024. For more details, please click the link below.

How to Email Your Student’s Teacher

Communicating with your student’s teacher is easy to do, even if you don’t have their email address. This summer, Lindbergh Schools has removed teacher email addresses from the public-facing district website in response to security recommendations our district Technology Department received from the Department of Homeland Security, to help prevent malicious phishing attempts. However, teacher contact information is still available in the SIS Portal and Canvas, by following these directions:

SIS Portal (Grades PK-12)

  1. Log in to the SIS Portal

  2. Click “Send Email” in the left-hand menu

  3. Select which teacher(s) you want to message by checking the box next to their name

  4. Click “Ok”

  5. On the next page, fill out the subject line and text of your message

  6. Click “Send”

Canvas (Grades 6-12, and some elementary)

Lindbergh teacher contact information is listed on each Canvas course homepage. This information includes e-mail address, phone extension and office hours. If your student’s teacher does not have their contact information listed, please let us know.

Meal Prices and Meal Account Balance Reminder

As a reminder, school meals are no longer free this year. Meal prices are as follows:

  • Breakfast is $1.65

  • Elementary student lunch is $3.15

  • Middle and high school student lunch is $3.30

  • Reduced lunch cost is $0.40

Beginning this fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is no longer providing school breakfast and lunch free of charge, so it is essential that families check their student’s meal balance in the SIS Portal and make sure that funds are available for meal purchases.

How to check your balance:

  1. Log in to the SIS Portal

  2. Your username is your email address. Please use the “Forgot your parent password?” link if you are unable to access the system.

  3. You can view the “Meal Service Balance” on your student’s dashboard. Look for the blue icon with the apple.

  4. If you need to add funds, click on the “Meal Service Balance” button to add money or view students’ purchase activity

Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals can fill out an application for the 2022-23 school year. The free and reduced-price meals application is available as an e-form this year, and can be found on the SIS Portal.

Device Protection Plan Reminder

As a reminder, all students in grades 4-12 who are not signed up for Lindbergh’s device protection plan will be fined the full cost of any damage, loss, or theft of their device and accessories.

To sign up online:

  1. Go to

  2. Click on the Technology square.

  3. Click Add Student; enter your student’s 10-digit Student ID and Last Name.

  4. Click on Optional Fees to add the device protection plan to your cart.

  5. Follow steps to check out.

Families may also pay with cash or a check (made payable to Lindbergh Schools) at your student’s school office.

Contact for further assistance.

Please note that intentional damage to the device or accessories is not covered by this protection plan.

Winter Weather Update for Families

As colder weather approaches, now is a good time to remind families and staff how we prepare for potential school closures that can result from snow, ice, or other severe weather events.

In the event of inclement weather, we will decide to close school based on a number of factors, including student safety, bus transportation, road conditions and wind chill temperature. When possible, the decision to close school is made by 10 p.m. the night before. However, if the decision cannot be made by 10 p.m., then a decision will be made between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

If the decision is made to cancel school, all families and staff will receive a phone call, text message and email notification.

Parents as Teachers Offers Free Services for Families

Parents as Teachers is a free program available through Lindbergh Schools, for families with children aged prenatally to kindergarten entry. The children in your household can be your birth child, an adopted child, a foster child or any other relative you are a guardian for.

Parents as Teachers offers the following services:

  • In-home visits with a Certified Parent Educator

  • Group connections for the entire family

  • Developmental screenings for children 4 months to 5 years of age

  • Resource network

  • Parent Lecture series

Yes, I’d like to learn more about Parents as Teachers!

Big picture
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for Sappington Elementary 2021-2022

A Message from Nurse Barrett

We will need a doctor's note, emergency action plan, or original prescription for every medication that is kept at school. This is required for every type of medication - Benadryl, epi-pens, topical creams, eye drops, Tylenol, etc.

Please make arrangements with Nurse Barrett at or 314-729-2460 x6510.

Remember - students are not permitted to bring medication to and from school.

Thank you for your continued support while we strive to keep our school communities healthy and safe.