The Rockwood Reader

June 2022 | Issue 18

Current Events

Congratulations to all of our staff and students on another amazing school year! We appreciate you and our wonderful families. It has been our privilege to serve you and your students and we look forward to continuing to partner with you for their success. We hope everyone enjoys their summer break.

Family and Community Engagement

The Family Resource Hub

Family Resource Hub Virtual Grand Opening Video

Family Resource Hub Flyer

Satellite Food Pantry Flyer


Summer Program Guides: Recreation Council Flyer

Mental Health Training for Staff: Kickup registration link - https://pulse.kickup.co/events/browse/SKSWHzR83mUrJ7gpEPUpeh

Youth Mental Health Training for Families: Google link- https://forms.gle/28CzBcceYgadDhJk6


Assistance for families who may have challenges accessing the FREE Covid Tests

Parent Education and Diversity Awareness (PEDA)

The Summer Resource Packet is Here!

Are you still thinking about what to do this summer?

The PEDA Summer Resource Packet can help!

PEDA 2022 Summer Resource Packet


Other helpful resources:

St. Louis Recreation Council www.recreationcouncil.org

Blueprint for Summer https://blueprint4.com/stl/

St. Louis County Parks Activity Guide https://bit.ly/3LHpRsp

Early Childhood Summer Resource Guide https://adobe.ly/3vSuol1

Family Leadership Institute

The highly successful SSD Parent Leadership Institute that has had more than 280 participants since 2007 is once again being offered under a new name of Family Leadership Institute (FLI).

The Institute will be Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm at SSD Central Office: October 12, 19, 26 and November 2.

If you are a parent or family member who makes the educational decisions for a child with a disability, investing the time to attend these four Wednesday evening sessions will provide:

VISION: for the future of your child.

KNOWLEDGE: to help effectively participate in your child's education.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS: to improve the educational climate for all children.

ACCESS: to new resources, friends, and experts to help you on your journey.

Apply today https://SSDPEDA.as.me/FALL2022FLI

Information and Resources

Special School District Parent Advisory Council

The mission of the Special School District (SSD) Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to effectively collaborate with and advise its stakeholders (including parents/guardians, the SSD Board of Education, Governing Council, SSD administration and staff, and partnering school district administrators and staff) in order to improve the educational, self-efficacy, and social outcomes of each student served by SSD.


Please click here to access the PAC website which contains specific information about meetings, agendas & minutes, as well as parent resources.


https://sites.google.com/a/ssdmo.org/ssdpac/

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Special School District

June 14th @ 5:45 PM - Work Study Session

June 28th @ 5:45 PM

July 12th @ 5:45 PM

More info here


Rockwood School District

June 9th @ 7:00 P

June 23rd @ 7:00 PM

July 21st @ 7:00 PM

More info here

Let's Talk!

Let’s Talk is an open invitation from Special School District (SSD) to tell us what’s on your mind.​Let’s Talk is an easy way to submit feedback at your convenience directly to the SSD staff member who can help.

Special School District of St. Louis County

Dr. Carmen Harris, Director of Special Education

636-733-2070


Mandy Lloyd, Administrative Assistant

636-733-2071