A few important points regarding graduation this Thursday evening at 7 PM at the St. Charles Family Arena.
1. Per the St. Charles Family Arena guidelines, masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by everyone.
2. District personnel and our Board of Education will be wearing masks at all times (only exception will be when one of us is speaking at the microphone).
3. When graduates arrive at the St. Charles Family Arena, they should go to their designated chair on the arena floor. There will be a large name placard on their chair. When students go to the stage to get their diploma, they should bring the name placard with them and hand it to the graduation name readers (Ms. Covera and Mr. Lopinot).
I will keep you updated on any changes.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday evening,
Starting next Wednesday, July 15, Pattonville's free curbside meal distribution for students will change to one location. A week’s worth of meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday at the Pattonville Learning Center until further notice. Pattonville High School will no longer serve as a site for meal pick up.
Pattonville will offer meal boxes from Operation Food Search that contain shelf-stable meals, as well as boxes of fresh produce. The meal service is open to all children 18 years of age and under. No ID or paperwork is required to participate. The program is designed to ensure students have access to healthy meals while school is not in session.
As mentioned in my email yesterday, Pattonville has been meeting weekly with St. Louis County health and government officials and other school district leaders across the region to discuss how schools can reopen this fall in the safest manner possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders in this weekly group developed a guidance document that categorizes what schools “must” and “may” do when returning to school in August. The recommendations in the document are endorsed by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health and informed by the CDC’s guidance for K-12 schools. These recommendations are subject to change if conditions related to COVID-19 change in the St. Louis County region. These guidelines were finalized today and will serve as the framework for returning to school.You can read the regional guidance document at the following link: https://bit.ly/SLCOguidance2020.
Pattonville High School graduation is Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Family Arena. The St. Charles Family Arena will be taking social distancing precautions that include taking graduates and guests’ temperature upon entry to the arena. In addition, a maximum of six tickets will be provided to each graduate. During graduation we will honor seniors with individual recognition and awards that they would have received at the May Senior Awards night. As a result, we will not have a separate Senior Awards Night Ceremony.
Several media outlets are reporting that school districts in St. Louis County are planning to announce their plans for returning to school tomorrow. These reports are based on information that was shared during the County Executive's press conference this morning and are incorrect. Pattonville’s timeline, along with all other St. Louis County school districts, has always been to announce plans for returning to school on July 20.