Your Back-to-School Guide for 2020-2021

Your Back-to-School Guide for 2020-2021
Posted on 08/18/2020
Back-to-School Guide 2020-2021Mehlville School District teachers and staff are excited to welcome your children back to school this year. Below you’ll find the information and links that you need to start back to school in our Connected or Mehlville@Home plan.

Here is your complete guide to return to learning in On-Campus Plan C: Connected or in Mehlville@Home

Virtual back-to-school events
Virtual back to school event dates will be communicated by your child’s school.

Mehlville School District elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Family Meetings Aug. 25-28. During these days, all kindergarten families will have 45 minutes of dedicated time to meet with their child's teacher. During this meeting, families will pick-up supplies/at-home learning kit, learn how to log into and navigate the Chromebook and be introduced to electronic learning platforms like SeeSaw and iReady. Look for more information from your child’s school.

Supply lists
Supply lists for Mehlville School District students will be communicated by your child’s school and posted on your child’s school website

Chromebook distribution
All registered Mehlville School District students will receive a Chromebook to use to participate in virtual learning. Your principal/school will be in contact regarding a distribution date. Students who have a Chromebook from spring 2020 will not need to pick up a new Chromebook. For assistance with your Chromebook, please email our technology team at msdchromebookhelp@msdr9.org.

The district has a limited number of hot spots available for families who do not have internet access. Please contact your child’s school if you need assistance with internet.

Meals
Mehlville School District will be offering free breakfast and lunch curbside Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. during Plan C: Connected. Complete this form to let our School Food & Nutrition staff know which days you are planning to pick up meals.

Families with students at multiple schools can pick up meals at the same location. Meal bags will include one complete breakfast and one complete lunch.  

Obtain your child’s immunizations 
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will not be making exceptions for vaccination requirements for the upcoming school year. Please contact your family medical doctor, urgent care or the public health department to get your student's immunizations prior to the start of the fall semester. View the list of required immunizations

Update your family’s information
The Family Information Update gives you the opportunity to review and update your phone numbers, email addresses and other important information. You will be asked to review our annual notifications, media release, medical records, technology and video conferencing policies. You can begin the process by logging in to Parent Portal.

Here are step-by-step instructions for completing the update:

Calendars and events
The Mehlville Board of Education has approved calendars for each phase of our return to school plan. We will begin the school year following the Plan C: Connected calendar. View the Plan C calendar.

You can view school events using our Google calendars. Filter which schools you see by selecting the Agenda dropdown and turning off schools you are interested in. You can also use our App to view events. Just search for “Mehlville School District” in the App Store or in Google Play.

Keeping in touch
School principals have been emailing and/or texting newsletters and reminders to parents. If you haven’t received any communication from your child’s principal, please call the school to make sure they have your correct contact information. Find your school.

SchoolMessenger emails are now translated. If you would prefer to receive emails in a different language, please call or email your school.

You can make sure you receive notifications about emergency closures by opting-in to district text alerts. Join by texting “Yes” to 67587. You must text from a phone number that is listed in the Parent Portal for your student. You can opt-out of text messaging at any time by replying STOP to any text message. Standard message and data rates apply.

You can also stay in the loop by following Mehlville School District and your school on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find your school.

Mehlville@Home communication
Communication for Mehlville@Home families will come from your child’s home school principal and their Mehlville@Home teacher. Learn more about Mehlville@Home.  

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