KSD eSpotlight

Saturday, March 20, 2021

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We continue to share with our community the importance of Prop R, a zero-tax rate change proposal that will address overcrowding, safety and security challenges and more that is on the Tuesday, April 6 ballot. Information with our community is being shared via internal and external communication channels including newsletters, banners, direct mail pieces, social media, Power Hours, informational videos, our Prop R website and flyers. The archived resources to learn more about Prop R, are as follows:

Prop R website - This comprehensive website provides an overview of the resources

Prop R Project Renderings - During the March 8 BOE work session, preliminary renderings and floor plans of Prop R projects were shared with the community. The website provides both a recording of the work session and the presentation of the renderings.

Power Hour Videos - KSD hosts Power Hours as an opportunity for our community to ask questions about Prop R. Previously held sessions are on the website. Our final Power Hour is this morning at 9 a.m. Our guest is our director of safety and security, Martise Scott. Visit kirkwoodschools.orgPowerHour for the link to join the webinar.

Costs - Our Project Investment Page provides an overview of Prop R project expenses

FAQ page - As questions come in from our community, we will continue to add questions and answers to our Prop R FAQ webpage.

Absentee Voting - The deadline to apply for absentee voting is Tuesday, March 23. Find the application and other information on the St. Louis County Board of Elections website.

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Make a Plan to Vote on Tuesday, April 6

Prior to heading to the polls on Tuesday, April 6, please take a moment to map out your voting plan. It may sound obvious, but having a voting plan is one of the most important things you can do after registering to vote. Work, school, picking up the kids, and grocery shopping can make any day hectic. Make it a point to find your polling station and familiarize yourself.

1. Determine what time of day you are going to vote. Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you are in line at the closing time of 7:00 p.m. you have the right to cast your vote.

2. Review your polling place and sample ballot look up. A polling place finder is on the St. Louis County Board of Elections website.

3. Bring your photo ID, and a few friends, with you to the polls to vote.

Vaccination Opportunity for All Staff

The Kirkwood School District has secured vaccines for staff and teachers. This mass vaccination event is scheduled for Friday, April 2. This will be an asynchronous day of instruction K-12 so that we can remove as many barriers as possible to staff receiving the vaccine. KECC will remain in person this day and any staff member still needing a vaccine will be accommodated. Please look for additional information from your child's school and teacher(s) after Spring Break.

Spring Break

Spring break is upon us. Spring break for KSD begins on Saturday, March 20 and school resumes for students on Tuesday, March 30. Please continue to follow the guidelines as established by St. Louis County Guidelines to help stop the spread of the pandemic including mask wearing and hand washing. The CDC has additional information about Spring Break on their website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/spring-break-travel