Frequently Asked Questions

Winfield R-IV School District

COVID-19 Emergency School Closure

How long will schools be closed?

As directed by Governor Mike Parsons, the Winfield R-IV School District shall remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Though we understand this adds continued pressure to an already tumultuous situation, we are confident the Winfield R-IV School District and community will continue to lift one another up in this dire time of need to better ensure that we come out of this pandemic unscathed.

Will we have to make up these missed days of school?

On Thursday, March 19th, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that Missouri school districts "will not be required to make up SY 2019-20 calendar hours lost due to COVID-19"

When will we receive learning opportunities for our kids?

Teachers will be reaching out to our families in the coming week to determine the best method of transmission for student work during school closure. Learning material for students will begin Monday, April 6th. Each buildings method of transmission may vary. Please check your buildings media for the more details and up to date information.

HS - Teachers will be emailing out small batches of work on Mondays and Wednesdays and provide review opportunities on Fridays. If your student is unable to complete work online, please reach out to your student's teacher. Student's who are unable to utilize online learning will be given the opportunity to pick up hard copies of school work at the high school during food pick up days and times.

Primary, Intermediate & MS - Packets will be placed out on Mondays through building media sources. Hard copies of work will be available for pickup in front of their buildings throughout the week.

Will distance learning continue through May?

Distance learning will continue through May 21, 2020.

How will my child's grade be determined for this semester?

Due to the unique individual needs of each of our students and their families, our administration team has decided that it is in the best interest of students that grades are not collected during COVID-19 closure. School work provided during school closure will serve as enrichment material to help students with continued academic growth and success. As a result of this, Semester 2 grades will be determined by your child’s 3rd quarter grade.

If my child did not receive a passing grade for 3rd quarter, will they have the opportunity to recover this credit?

Yes. Students who did not receive a passing (60% of above) grade for 3rd quarter will have the opportunity to bring this grade up to passing. If the needed course work is completed by May 23, 2020, this will result in a P (passing) grade on their transcript for this semester. WHS counselors will be reaching out to individuals to whom this applies with more information.

What about graduation?

The Winfield School District recognizes the high importance that is placed on our graduation ceremony. We will continue to monitor the situation in regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic and will do all that we can to hold a graduation ceremony to celebrate and recognized the accomplishments of our senior class. The date, time, and format for the graduation may change in response to the current pandemic but the ceremony itself will take place if at all possible. We may all have to think outside the norms of a traditional graduation ceremony but we are hopeful we can find a way and time to celebrate and recognize our senior class. More information will be posted as we gain updated information as to the status of COVID-19 and restrictions imposed from the national, state, and county levels.

What about the A+ Scholarships?

Over the past few weeks the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development has issued several guidance memos addressing changes to the requirements for A+ students for this school year. I would encourage you to access and read these memos at the following link.

Will there be a kindergarten recognition?

A decision on holding a kindergarten recognition will be made at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

Are meals being served to students during the closure?

Yes, in conjunction with local church groups, we will begin delivering food to our students one day per week from 10-11 a.m. The specific day for the food deliveries will be announced through all district media outlets the week prior and the day of the food delivery. We cannot guarantee a specific day as food delivery drivers have already begun to be in short supply. We will provide food deliveries weekly as long as we can obtain adequate food deliveries. We will utilize school buses for delivery and have identified four locations that parents/students can receive food. A Lincoln county R-IV school bus will deliver food at the following locations: Dollar General in Foley, Red Hawk Estates in Old Monroe, Asbury United Methodist Church in Foley (lower lot), and the Winfield High School parking lot.

Update 4/6/20 - The next food delivery day will be Tuesday, April 14th from 10-11 A.M.

Will there be summer school?

A decision on holding summer school will be made at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

Are school events canceled?

Yes. All events, activities, practices, etc. have been canceled during the emergency closure.

Are field trips canceled?

Yes. All field trips during the closure period are canceled.

Are athletics and sports suspended?

Yes. On April 9th, MSHSAA announced the "cancellation of all remaining post-season events for the 2019-2020 school year." See MSHSAA's Spring Cancellation Press Release for more information.

I am hosting an event or program at a Winfield school. Should I cancel it?

Yes. All facility rentals have been canceled during the closure.

Will the upcoming ACT test still be held?

No. ACT has rescheduled its April 4th national test date to June 13th across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or future national test dates. For more information, visit the ACT website.

Will the state's MAP testing and EOCs still take place?

As of March 19th, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced "there is a time and a place for statewide required assessments and now is not the time. Effective immediately, Missouri will be cancelling statewide required assessments for this school year." We will share more information and updates as soon as they become available.

Will prom still be held?

All events have been canceled for the remainder of the academic school year, therefore the April 25th prom date will not be held. No decision has been at this time regarding whether prom will be rescheduled for a later date.

How will yearbooks, spring pictures, father daughter dance pictures be handed out?

We are working with our yearbook vendors to identify if yearbooks, spring pictures, and father daughter dance pictures can potentially be shipped directly to our students' homes. It will likely be two weeks before this answer is solidified. We will community additional information as it comes available.

If my student travels outside of the country or to a high-risk area in the U.S., will the District restrict his/her re-entry into school?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides guidance for travel, including visiting places that have experiences community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please review and follow this guidelines as you travel and return from travel, as some areas with a high risk transmission may require you to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon your return. The CDC travel advisories change frequently, so please check back often if you do decide to travel in the U.S. or elsewhere. You also need to contact the Lincoln County Health Department BEFORE returning to school or work. They can be reached at (636)528-6117.

What do I do if my family or someone I know needs resources due to the COVID-19?

In an effort to support the Winfield community during its time of need, our local Ministerial Alliance has created the following survey to assist in identifying the needs of our community members as well as to identify possible sources for the ongoing volunteer effort.Please let us know what your needs are and what resources you are able to provide our community by following the link below. All responses will go directly to representatives of our local church congregations and community support groups and they will contact you as soon as possible.

Corona Virus Needs & Resources Survey

Will we clean out desks, lockers, grab left items?

All student items that were left in lockers and desks are safe and secure within our buildings. Our district is working to identify a systematic process that will keep students and staff safe and practice social distancing guidelines. This process will be used for students to collect personal items as well as to drop off library books, pick up and return sporting apparel, etc..