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From the District Jan. 22, 2021

Kindergarten Information Night

Do you have an incoming kindergarten student for the 2021-2022 school year? Our elementary schools will 

kindergarten host a Kindergarten Information Night at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 during which you can learn more about the school and enrollment process. Details are below.

Families with children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible after Feb. 10 so the district can plan class assignments and allocate resources. 

Avery – Please see an informational video about kindergarten on the school  homepage

 https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Domain/89

Bristol

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93986361338?pwd=QmFEYUJlWm1UcHNYNytDbk9TVGJ3dz09

Meeting ID: 939 8636 1338

Passcode: Hq2dtc

Clark

Join Zoom Meeting

https://wgsdstl.zoom.us/j/94669445202?pwd=eGtkRUg1c3hjWjhnOTRiL0Q2b215UT09

Meeting ID: 946 6944 5202

Passcode: 849570

Edgar Road

Join Zoom Meeting

https://wgsdstl.zoom.us/j/99494101042?pwd=OHdGODllYWhhSnN3UFlUVzl5NTRrdz09

Meeting ID: 994 9410 1042

Passcode: Edgar

Givens

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94065062466?pwd=Q2orNEROTm9JRFdiVXQ3emdxSlJJQT09

Meeting ID: 940 6506 2466

Passcode: TiG6Tj

Google Form to Share Contact Information and questions prior to the presentation:

https://forms.gle/HwDppMyhp4bMYT9n6

Hudson

Join Zoom meeting

https://wgsdstl.zoom.us/j/95378888271?pwd=KzAyY0lVLzRmZVRkTjlZajNQREFsQT09

Meeting ID: 953 7888 8271
Passcode: 182488

School Board Election Update

In accordance with Missouri statute Sec.115.124, the Webster Groves School District will not have need of an election for Board of Education candidates since the number of candidates who have filed for the Board of Education is equal to the number of election positions (2) in that office to be filled by the election April 6. Incumbents Christine Keller and Kita Quinn will be sworn in for second terms in April.

 
 
 
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Several local hospital systems are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers as well as other Phase 1b personnel. Some hospitals are providing people in the lower tiers the opportunity to get on a waiting list so that they can order more vaccine:
St. Luke's: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/7fafe47d58924e77b838d67b66f0fc2f
BJC: https://www.bjc.org/coronavirus/Covid-19-Vaccines
Mercy: https://www.mercy.net/forms/vaccinations/?hcmacid=a0h4p000006cqSA&utm_campaign=fy21_covid_vaccine&utm_source=Mercy_Website&ut

Currently the St. Louis County Department of Public Health is accepting applications from the public regardless of category. Click the link: https://stlhealthandwellness.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6usqqPn7mArUskZ 

Under current state guidelines, they are only scheduling vaccinations for people in Phase 1A and Phase 1B. State guidelines for vaccination phases and tiers are here https://covidvaccine.mo.gov

K-8 Social Studies Curriculum Revision and Survey – Extended Deadline

Since 2019, the WGSD has been working to revise the K-8 Social Studies curriculum. As part of our process, we will like to invite feedback regarding the drafts of our revised curriculum documents. The drafts of the revised curriculum and the feedback survey are available through the end of the day Friday, February 5. We have extended the survey for an additional two more weeks from our original closure date of Friday, January 8. We appreciate your time and any feedback you want to share at the link below:

Draft of K-8 Social Studies Curriculum Revision and Survey 

https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/23582

School Closing Information

For information about school closings, late starts and early dismissals on inclement weather days, please see the document at this link www.webster.k12.mo.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=8224

 

In-Person and Virtual Summer School Planned

The district is currently planning to offer in-person and virtual summer school classes. Details are coming soon.

Please Return Library Books; Fines Suspended

 Do you have school library books that are overdue? books Currently school libraries are missing many books districtwide. We are asking that you please return any books that your student has checked out as soon as possible, when school resumes in January. You can drop off books at your students' home schools anytime during regular school hours. 

WGSD will suspend library fines through the end of January.  

School Meals/Food for Families

During distance learning, Webster Groves students have access to free breakfast and free lunch available for free home delivery. Meal pick-up won't be offered. For meal delivery sign up, please visit lunch https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH08CJCOJnb0mqz6Cg45vKq9mllDBcKBWFJWwbBoiM96s-9A/viewform?usp=pp_url  or contact us at pelant.nancy@wgmail.org with any questions.

Students who have opted for in person learning can also receive free breakfast and free lunch at their schools.

In addition, the district operates the Community Care Food Pantry, for families in need. You can find information about the pantry here https://mo02202299.schoolwires.net/Page/23456  You will find details about how to pick up a box of food or how to donate.