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  • Springboard to Learning Visits SSD Schools

    September 26, 2022 - For the past eight years, students from across the District have anticipated a special visit from Springboard to Learning.The organization helps develop children’s abilities to  create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. 

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  • Ackerman School Holds 12th Annual Fishing Field Trip

    September 9, 2022 - Nearly 175 staff and students at Ackerman School made the journey to St. Ferdinand Park for the school's annual fishing field trip. Ackerman works closely with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nature’s Calling program to provide this opportunity to students.

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  • Superintendent Insider: Teacher Workload Update

    Sept. 8, 2022 - In the latest installment of the Superintendent Insider, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Keenan discusses the updates and changes to help ease the workload SSD teachers face on a regular basis. During 2021, the Teacher Workload Committee spent time identifying the most time-consuming tasks by connecting with teacher ad administrators. As a result of their efforts, new limitations have been announced to help reduce the burden of unnecessary or non-instructional tasks.

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  • Fall 2022 Construction Update

    Sept. 6, 2022 - Significant upgrades have been made across the District to buildings, facilities, and recreational spaces for the 2022-23 school year. Several projects are in their final stages as construction, replacements, and repairs progress.

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  • Upcoming Events with FACE

    August 31, 2022 - Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is geared up for the first semester of 2022-23 with some great events for our SSD families. All events are free of charge and open to SSD families and community members.

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  • School Meals for 2022-23

    August 12, 2022 - Over the last two years, SSD and school districts across the country were able to provide free meals to students due to the USDA waivers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, those waivers expired at the end of the 2021-22 school year. This means SSD will be returning to a paid meal service under USDA’s National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Meals will be charged according to a student’s free, reduced, or paid meal eligibility status during the 2022-23 school year.

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  • 2022-23 COVID-19 Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan - Updated Masking and Mitigation Measures

    July 27, 2022 - With the increased availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), access to vaccinations and boosters for all students and staff, the removal of St. Louis County’s mask mandate, and the recent court ruling regarding health mandates and quarantines in Missouri schools, we are updating our health and safety practices.

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  • FACE Supports Family Engagement Across the District

    July 1, 2022 - Special School District is excited to announce the creation of the Family and Community Engagement program (FACE). FACE, a merging of Parent Education and Diversity Awareness (PEDA) and Family Engagement divisions, will be effective as of July 1, 2022.

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  • SSD Welcomes New Administrators for 2022-23

    July 1, 2022 - Beginning July 1, 2022, several new administrators have joined SSD or moved into new roles with the District.

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  • SDNEA Awards 2022 Scholarships, Mini-Grants

    June 27, 2022 - Special District National Education Association (SDNEA) presented its annual round of scholarships to students and mini-grants to teachers in June 2022. Funding these projects has been part of the organization’s mission for many years and demonstrates its support of extraordinary teaching and learning among SSD’s population. 

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