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Update for Families | April 9, 2020

An Important Message from Dr. Bracht

An Important Message for Families from Dr. Bracht - April 9, 2020

In collaboration with St. Louis City and County public schools, Affton School District will close our buildings for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, although learning and support services will continue through our last day of school. This decision was extremely difficult, but it is imperative that we take bold measures to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and help save lives in our community.

☑️ Here’s What We Know:

  • Our Meal Distribution will continue to serve all children ages 18 and younger in the Affton community.
  • Our Continuity of Learning activities will continue as planned through April 22. Affton’s Learning Team, along with our administrators, are developing a plan to address how we move forward through our last day of school on May 29. We will be reaching out to our stakeholders for your input and feedback in a Thoughtexchange this week.

☑️ Here’s What We Don’t Know … Yet:

  • Our hope is that we will be able to reschedule special senior events such as prom and graduation, rather than cancel them. However, no decisions have been made about graduation at this point, and we simply do not have those answers yet, as COVID-19 is not in our control and we must follow all directives, including stay-at-home orders, from our local, state, and federal government officials. Affton High School Principal Dr. Deann Myers plans to reach out to seniors and class advisors to gather input from students.

Please know this information is subject to change, as we are following recommendations and guidance from local health departments and government officials. We will continue to share updates with our staff, students, and families and keep you informed as changes arise. We thank you in advance for your patience as we all work to navigate this unprecedented time.

Helpline Resources for Families

Our counselors have been compiling a list of all resources and needs based on calls to the Affton Schools COVID-19 Helpline. We hope this helps consolidate all the information to make it easy for families to access. Click here to find resources for your family.

COVID-19 Helpline

We know you have a lot of questions and appreciate your patience and understanding as we make difficult decisions amidst these unusual and evolving circumstances. We will continue to communicate with you as more is learned and additional decisions are made.

Please reach out with your questions or concerns at or by calling the Affton Schools COVID-19 Helpline at 314-633-5911.