A Publication of the Affton School District
Update for Families | June 7, 2020
An Update from Dr. Bracht
Affton School District Statement on Equity
The last few months have certainly been challenging with school closures and COVID-19. Just as we get ready to turn our attention toward summer, recent events, including the tragic killing of George Floyd, underscore the ever-present reality that racist systems persist in our country and in our local communities. These same systems are at the root of racial disparities in health, education, and economic outcomes exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. As a learning community dedicated to serving as champions for ALL students, we are committed to doing the work of uprooting and addressing the people, policies, and practices that perpetuate systemic racism and other forms of oppression.
Our students are living and learning during this time of unrest and we want to continue to do our part in promoting and creating positive transformations. By cultivating empathy and deep understanding, we are uniquely positioned to build bridges, support healing, and champion meaningful and lasting change. We will use our powerful platform as educators to build a community of critical thinkers who value and practice racial equity.
Much work lies ahead for our school district and society. Next school year, we are partnering with Educational Equity Consultants to ensure we are advancing our understanding of how our own attitudes about race and racism might be limiting students’ capability to achieve. But this isn’t the type of work that is ever complete. There won’t be a point at which we have arrived. Affton School District, with the support of our Board of Education, remains committed to the challenges we may encounter and making the world we send kids into a better place for all.
Your Input Needed: Fall Return to School
Now that the current school year is closed, we are focused on planning for what a return to school this fall will look like for students and staff. It’s too early to know what will be most appropriate based on health guidelines and we fully expect plans to evolve and adapt over time as further guidance becomes available.
Right now, we are most interested in knowing how you feel about a return to school and your concerns and preferences for your family. Please click below to share more specific feedback:
This survey will only be open until June 14, and we ask that you complete the form for each building in which you will have a child in the 2020-2021 school year. We appreciate your input and your responses will help guide our planning to safely reopen schools in the age of COVID-19.
Affton Voters Elect Three to Board of Education
Unofficial election results show that voters elected Justin Carney, Bridget Sinamon, and Patricia Zahn to the Affton Board of Education. Carney and Sinamon will serve their first term on the board and this will be the fourth term for Zahn. The board members will be sworn in at the next Board of Education meeting on June 16. Learn more here.
Don't Forget Online Registration
PLEASE NOTE: Online registration does not always work well on cell phones; we recommend using a computer or tablet.
Families of RETURNING students: Please log onto the Parent Portal to register returning students for the 2020-2021 school year.
NEW Families for 2020-2021: Please click here to find enrollment information for all Affton Schools.
Please reach out with your questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Affton Schools COVID-19 Helpline at 314-633-5911.