Kirkwood Special School District

October 2021 Edition

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Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Unified Lights to help celebrate the Pioneer spirit in all of us!

Thank you to all of the event sponsors: Kirkwood School District Foundation, Kirkwood Pioneer Booster, Inc., Pioneer Bakery Cafe, Mike Duffy's, Tiny Super Heroes, and Pioneer Parents' Organization.

Thank you for your donations to KirkCare!

Kirkwood SSD PAC

The parent leaders of the PAC would like to thank everyone who came to the Meet and Greet. Please see flyer for future meetings and topics.

The Parent Education and Diversity Awareness (PEDA)

The Parent Education and Diversity Awareness (PEDA) Program invites families and community members to visit our Family and Community Resource Center at the Learning Center in Hazelwood. The program is excited to offer a diverse collection of materials, including many new books that are ready to be shared.

Workshops have been added to the schedule. The workshops can be found on PEDA's website. The workshops include:

Planning for the Future-Augmentative Communication Funding:

Oct. 14, 2021, 12:30 PM

Description: Augmentative Communication facilitators from Special School District will discuss ways that families and students can pursue funding for augmentative communication devices. An additional discussion will include what the process is for families to purchase dedicated communication systems for their student when considering transition and post-secondary outcomes.

Why is my Child Misbehaving?(For families with early childhood aged children):

Oct 20, 2021, 12:30P PM

Description: This training will focus on early childhood specific positive parenting strategies to manage challenging behavior. Parents will leave with hands-on strategies that can be implemented in the home setting.

Introduction to Charting the LifeCourse (In collaboration with St. Louis ARC)

Nov. 18, 6:30 PM

Supported Decision Making: Hands on Toolkit to Build Capacity (In collaboration with St. Louis ARC)

Dec. 9, 6:30 PM

Virtual Lunch and Learn Series for SSD Families and Stakeholders.

Special School District’s Family and Community Outreach, Social Work, Parent Education and Diversity Awareness (PEDA) and Communications departments have teamed up to offer a virtual Lunch & Learn series for SSD families and stakeholders. The series, which will involve community organizations sharing information about their work, will take place on the first Wednesday of each month during the 2021-22 school year, from 11:30 AM - Noon.

Representatives from nine community organizations will participate in order to increase awareness about their agency and make connections with those in our SSD community who may benefit from their programs and services.

Organizations represented in the Lunch & Learn series include:


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.

Helpful Links

Upcoming Events

SSD Board of Education Meetings:

10.12.21 Board of Education Work Study Session 5:45 PM

10.26.21 Board of Education Business Meeting 5:45 PM

Please visit the SSD Board of Education for more information.

Kirkwood School District Board of Education Meetings:

10.11.21 Board of Education

10.25.21 Board of Education

Please visit the Kirkwood Board of Education for more information.

10.1.21 Early Dismissal-Staff Professional Development

10.15.21End of 1st Quarter

10.18.21 No School for Students-Staff Records Day

10.19.21 No School for Students

Contact Us

Special School District of St. Louis County

12110 Clayton Road

Town & Country, MO 63131

Phone: 314‐989‐8100


Taneal Davis

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