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  •  Superintendent Insider

    Superintendent Insider: SSD Celebrates CTE Month®

    Feb. 1, 2023 - In the latest installment of the Superintendent Insider, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Keenan asks you to join her in celebrating North and South Tech as we recognize CTE Month®. SSD has been providing career and technical education to students in St. Louis County for over 50 years, offering new programs, outstanding partnerships, and relevant experiences to our region's high school students. That's the value of CTE.

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  •  St. Louis County Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Showcase

    SSD Announces St. Louis County Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Showcase Dates

    Jan. 17, 2023 - Special School District is proud to co-host the St. Louis County Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Showcase for the second year. Families and students in grades 6 through 12, as well as recent graduates, are invited to these FREE events to experience a variety of careers through interactive exhibits and discussions with industry professionals.

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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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  •  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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  •  Student listens to a representatives from Preferred Family Healthcare.

    Dozens of Organizations Provide Information to Students at North Tech’s Self-Care Day

    Dec. 2. 2022 - North Tech High School students were provided with wellness resources from agencies across the county as the school held its second annual Mental Health Self-Care Day in December.  

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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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  • North Tech students look at engine that was donated by Lou Fusz Ford.

    Lou Fusz Ford Donates Engine and Car to North Tech

    Oct. 20, 2022 - Lou Fusz Ford visited the Automotive Technology program at North Tech High School in October and brought along some generous gifts - an engine, engine stand, and 2011 Honda Civic.

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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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  •  Students pose with Tech instructors and representatives of World Wide Technologies and Missouri DOL

    World Wide Technology Chooses North & South Tech for First High School Level Apprenticeship

    World Wide Technology establishes their first registered youth apprenticeship with North and South Tech High Schools.

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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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  • SDNEA Awards 2022 Scholarships, Mini-Grants

    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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