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Update for Families | August 9, 2020

An Update from the Superintendent

An Update for Families | August 9, 2020
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Chromebook Pickup/Exchange

SAVE THE DATE! Our Technology Department will be hosting a Chromebook pickup/exchange for students that are:

  • new to Affton,
  • who have not yet received a device,
  • and for students with Chromebooks that are broken or not working.
No appointment is necessary.

Monday, August 17 from 3pm-6pm - Grades 6-12

LOCATION: Affton High School (8309 Mackenzie Road, 63123)

Tuesday, August 18 - Grades 3-5

LOCATION: Gotsch Intermediate School (8348 S Laclede Station Road, 63123)

3pm-4pm - 3rd Grade

4pm-5pm - 4th Grade

5pm-6pm - 5th Grade

Check the Gotsch Intermediate newsletter from Dr. Powers for more information

August 18-20 from 6pm-7pm - Grades K-2

LOCATION: Mesnier Primary School (6930 Weber Road, 63123)

Tues, Aug 18 - Kindergarten

Wed, Aug 19 - 1st Grade

Thurs, Aug 20 - 2nd Grade

Check the Mesnier Primary newsletter from Dr. Been for more information

School Supply Lists for Learning at Home

Our schools have put together suggestions for both in-person students in 100% Distance Learning and for our online students. You can find them on TeacherLists -- buy them all with one click, swap out brands, or choose only what you don't already have on hand:

Affton SSD Family Webinar

ICYMI: You can view the informational webinar for Affton SSD families with Dr. Travis Bracht, superintendent, and Katy Meers, Director of Special Education below. Should you have additional questions or concerns regarding SSD services for your student, please contact Katy Meers directly.
Roadmap to Reopening Webinar for Affton SSD Families

2020-2021 District Calendar

The 2020-2021 Affton School District calendar is available on our website:

The first day of school is Monday, August 24, 2020, and the school year ends on Friday, May 28, 2021.

New in 2020-2021:
Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) Days can be applied on inclement weather days (snow days) and count toward DESE's attendance requirements. Six emergency makeup days are built into the calendar. Any additional days will extend the school year.

Need Help With Internet Access at Home?

Affton School District families, we have several options available to try and meet the needs of each our families who need help with internet access at home. Please complete this form to request internet service for your home:

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.