Family Newsletter

August 2, 2020


Hi Everone-

This newsletter is full of important information. I am trying to highlight the information that we are getting the most questions about.

Thank you to those families who were able to join the webinar or watch the webinar. I have put links to the webinars below as well as the Q & A page of questions from this week.

We are so excited to be nearing the start of school and we look forward to reconnecting with our students and families. I appreciate all that our staff is doing to make this year's online learning experience even better than last years.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns. I am here to support you and your family and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Take Care and Be Well-


Summer Tutoring

Thank you for summer tutoring

Thank you to Dr. Wilson, our nurses, our teachers, counselors, and our parents for making our summer tutoring program a success! It has been so nice to have kids back in the building learning and connecting with each other and staff. I have loved getting to see our kiddos in the classrooms engaged in activities. Everyone has done a great job following all our health and safety precautions while on campus. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this program a success!
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Stories for this week

Thanks for joining me for our reading today! I first story is a picutre book that is set to music and read by the author. The story features children who are viewing the world through their windows because they can't go outside yet. The second story is a continuation of our chapter book The One and Only Bob. I read a little over half of Chapter 2.

Windows, by Patrick Guest and Jonathan Bentley

Chapter 2 part 1 of the One and Only Bob

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Learning Pods

I have received many questions and concerns regarding learning pods. I would like to reiterate that learning pods are not essential for students to be successful with our online learning. We have made many changes from the spring and we can ensure that every student will have the resources and support to be successful with the online format. The district is working on supports for identified students who may need to be on campus for learning.

It is not the school's or PTO's responsibility to assist families in the formation of learning pods. Our PTO will not be organizing outside resources regarding learning pods. They are volunteers that assist the district when it is requested. Our district has an incredible plan in place and I know that we will make this as smooth as possible for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Robinson administrative team.

The PTO appreciates your understanding and patience as we continue to await further direction from KSD. We will be working with PTO and how they can support families and staff once we have all the information we need.

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School Supplies

Yes, we will utilize the supplies from our original supply list during the first nine weeks. However, we are creating a second supply list that we are going to share with families. The new lists may be exactly the same or have some modifications based on the on-line format. I assure you that we will use the supplies you had purchased throughout the school year. We are also supplying materials for families that we have purchased as a building to support students in on-line learning.

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.

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

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Free and Reduced Priced Meal Packets

If you were previously enrolled in this program, or if you would like more information or to enroll in the program, please see the information below.

Below are all the free and reduced priced meal forms that we would typically print and have at the schools for the new school year. Please click here to have the packet of information printed and mailed to your home. .Please note that all these forms may be emailed directly back to, may be dropped off at our front office, or may be mailed to:

Kirkwood School District

Attn: Shanon Orelup

11289 Manchester Rd

Kirkwood MO 63122

All information and inquiries will remain confidential.

Letter to Parents

Application Instructions


District FSM Policy for Meal Charges

Parent MO HealthNet Request for Info

Public Release

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KSD NOW- Nutrition on the Weekends- Enrollment for the 20-21 School Year

Kirkwood School District offers the KSD N.O.W. program to supply an array of nutritious, non-perishable meals and snacks for children experiencing food insecurity over weekends and extended breaks, free of charge. During the 2020-21 school year, boxes will be distributed to families at their homes via delivery in a discrete and caring manner once per month.

If you wish for your child(ren) to participate in the program, please complete the online form. Only one form is needed for all the school-aged children in your family, but please include information for each child on the form. This information is kept confidential between KSD N.O.W. and your child’s school.

Once your child is signed up, they will receive boxes of food each month of the school year or until you no longer wish to participate. KSD N.O.W. operates with a first come, first served model. If your form is received after the capacity has been reached, you will be placed on a waitlist.

If you have any questions or need a paper form, please contact program coordinator Emilie Lytton at All inquiries will remain confidential.

If you have unmet food needs for your family, including older children, babies, or toddlers, please contact KirkCare at 314-965-0406 or dial 2-1-1 for referrals to food banks and social services in your area.

In order to receive support through KSD N.O.W. for the 2020- 21 school year, please complete the online registration at


Students who currently participate will not automatically be reenrolled.

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Webinar Information

Link to the Robinson Family Webinar

Link to the Q & A from families that have been received this week.

To view the Board of Education Meetings regarding Back to School Plans click HERE.

To view the KSD Family Webinars from July 23, select Family Webinars click HERE.