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Update for Families | May 10, 2020

A Message from Dr. Bracht

An Update for Families from Dr. Bracht - May 10, 2020

Summer School Update

Affton's summer school planning around the COVID-19 pandemic has been very fluid as we have continued to learn more about what could be most appropriate with the health and safety of our students and staff at top of mind. With the information we have at this time from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we have made the difficult decision to move all of our K-12 summer school programming entirely online for this year. This virtual program will not only allow us to meet the academic needs of our students, but will also help protect the health and safety of both our students and staff.

Summer School for Current Grades Pre-K-7

For families who have already applied to be part of the Summer Journey Program, please know that we will be saving your application information for next summer when we plan to host the program once again. For families who did not apply to Summer Journey, you will still have the opportunity to have your child(ren) enroll in our new virtual program.


To provide your input on specific online programming details, please complete our Parent Interest Survey by Thursday, May 14.


We appreciate your ongoing patience and understanding as we strive to develop educational opportunities that will ultimately be in the best interest of our students, safety for our staff, and overall well-being of the Affton community.

Summer School for Current Grades 8-12

Having evaluated multiple programming options and timeframes, we have decided to move our summer school program entirely to online courses through Edgenuity this year. Edgenuity online classes are already commonly used with AHS students needing personalized learning opportunities so we know the program will allow us to offer rich educational experiences that will not only meet the academic needs of our students, but will also help protect the health and safety of both our students and staff.


This summer, in addition to offering a full library of online core classes for students who previously failed a semester class, we will also be offering an increased selection of proactive electives for students wanting to get ahead. In the past, these electives have been limited to PE, health, and personal finance. For summer 2020, students will have the ability to enroll in up to two courses out of twelve elective offerings to earn a total of 1 credit (one 0.5 credit course per two-week session)


Notifications of needed credit recovery and proactive elective sign-up information will be emailed home to students and families during the week of May 11-15. We appreciate your ongoing patience and understanding as we strive to develop educational opportunities that will ultimately be in the best interest of our students, safety for our staff, and overall well-being of the Affton community.

Graduation Rescheduled for July 31

We've shared plans with the Class of 2020, but want to update our community as well. Unfortunately, due to the Stay At Home Order still in place in St. Louis City and County, our original plans for graduation on Thursday, May 21 are canceled. However, we have a new date scheduled with Powell Hall on Friday, July 31.


Please know that we are committed to seeing our Seniors walk across a stage to receive their diplomas! Based on feedback from Seniors and their families, we have worked to come up with alternative plans to host the Class of 2020 graduation ceremony, depending on social/physical distancing restrictions and are working through many details. Graduation may look a little different than in the past, but you can bet we are going to celebrate our Seniors as soon as feasibly possible. We'll continue to share updates as they become available.

Online Registration Now Open

For the 2020-2021 school year, Affton families have convenient 24-hour a day, seven day a week access to our online registration feature. This online process must be completed for all students returning to the district.

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.

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 info@afftonschools.net or by calling the Affton Schools COVID-19 Helpline at 314-633-5911.

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