Return-to-School Guidance – August 3, 2020

Posted by Special School District on 8/3/2020

Along with our partner districts in St. Louis County, Special School District has been developing plans for the 2020-2021 academic year that take into consideration the ever-changing health and safety concerns due to the pandemic.

A few weeks ago, we announced that as conditions stood that day, our SSD schools would reopen on Aug. 24 under Plan A - Family Choice, in which families could choose between in-person attendance at an SSD school for their child or distance learning.

It has since become clear that we could not move forward with in-person classes for the safety of our students and staff.

On Aug. 3, the SSD Board of Education voted to start school on Aug. 24 under Plan B – 100% Distance Learning for all students who attend SSD schools. 

The Board approved moving to this plan until data show that students and staff can go back to school safely. The data will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Families who receive SSD services in partner districts will follow the educational model and plans put in place by that district. SSD has been working diligently with each of our partner districts in the development of their individual return-to-school plans.

SSD administrators will continue to monitor the health and safety situation in the area. Thank you for your support, patience and flexibility during these unprecedented times.