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  •  Bridget Duke Announced as Neuwoehner Assistant Principal

    Bridget Duke Announced as Neuwoehner Assistant Principal

    Jan. 17, 2023 - During Jan. 10, 2023 Board of Education meeting, Bridget Duke was approved as the Assistant Principal at Neuwoehner High School. Duke has been with Special School District since August 2018.

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  •  Family School Relationships Survey now open

    SSD Family-School Relationships Survey

    Jan. 13, 2023 - The strength of any school district lies in its relationships with families. In Special School District, District and building leaders, along with school staff are committed to fostering those relationships to create a school culture where students come first. To do that successfully, family input is necessary. Families are invited to complete the SSD Family-School Relationships Survey, which will be available from Jan. 17 through Feb. 10, 2023.

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  • Neuwoehner Character Capture Award recipients show off their certificate.

    Eight Students Receive Character Capture Award at Neuwoehner 

    Jan. 12, 2022 - Eight students at Neuwoehner High School were selected to receive a Character Capture Award for demonstrating kindness, peace, cooperation and safety.This is the 10th year of Character Capture Awards ceremonies at Neuwoehner for the past 10 years and countless students have been recognized and celebrated.

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  •  Superintendent Insider

    Superintendent Insider: Recruiting New Talent in 2023

    Jan. 9, 2023 - In the latest installment of the Superintendent Insider, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Keenan discusses how SSD is adapting to the post-pandemic expectations of prospective employees. Through modifications and additions to Office of Employee Success and Engagement (OESE), an emphasis on connecting the expectations of new staff to our work, and a flexible, people-centered recruitment model, SSD continues to be a pioneer in the public education space.

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  •  Neuwoehner students measure ingredients for dog treats.

    Neuwoehner Students Make Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers

    Dec. 16, 2022 - During the month of December, students at Neuwoehner High School have been baking treats for a select group of clientele, dogs! Over the past two weeks, they made 55 batches of Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers, which were available for students and staff to purchase.

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  •  Winter Health Guidance - Health Services Department

    Winter Health Guidance

    Dec. 14, 2022 - As the cold weather moves in and families celebrate the holidays, sickness is on the rise. Contagious respiratory viruses can spread easily and SSD schools are experiencing an increasingly high rate of illness in our student population.

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  •  Family Engagement Month

    SSD Celebrates Family Engagement Month

    November 1, 2022 - During the month of November, SSD will be celebrating our families! Family Engagement Month recognizes the vital role that school and families play throughout their student’s education journey and as their student’s first educator. Family Engagement Month is meant to celebrate the contributions of families and encourage increased participation within the school.

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  •  2023-24 Unified Calendar Update

    2023-24 Unified Calendar Update

    October 12, 2022 - During last night’s meeting, SSD’s Board of Education reviewed updates to the 2023-24 calendar. The updates will align our SSD calendar with those of our partner districts. The Board will vote to approve the changes for the 2023-24 calendar at the next Board Business meeting on Nov. 1.

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  •  Construction Update Fall 2022 - Updates have been happening to the playgrounds at all SSD schools.

    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 - Register Today!

    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

    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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  •  Masking Update - July 2022

    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

    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

    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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