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Welcome to the SG R-II COVID-19 Update Center, a dedicated space on our district website designed to keep parents, staff, and the community informed about the potential effect of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. We created this centralized hub of updates and links to additional resources, such as links to the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

See Version 5 of the 2020-2021 Reopening Plan here.

This Update Center serves as an ongoing, reliable resource for the entire school community, in order to communicate proactively and transparently. It is our mission to keep you informed on how we are preparing to cope with COVID-19, and hope you'll find it useful. Toward the bottom of this page, you can find an archived list of all District communications since mid-March.

At SG R-II, we continue to monitor the health and well-being of students and staff in our schools. In an effort to be transparent and to avoid confusion, the district will now publish the current positive COVID-19 cases for individuals in our schools via this webpage. These totals include both students and staff, and represent individuals who have been confirmed positive through lab results. These numbers do not mean that each of these cases were in one of our buildings at the time they were positive or contagious—just that they are a student or staff member.


The district will notify the parents or guardians of students and employees who are identified as close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case on our campuses. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, when mitigating measures, such as face coverings or plexiglass barriers, are not in place during the time of exposure. The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will follow up with an official quarantine notice to ensure the safety of the student or staff member, as well as those teaching and learning around them.

See Dashboard FAQs here.

TRANSITION PLAN/VERSION 5 OF REOPENING PLAN

Please see the Transition Plan/Version 5 of the Reopening Plan linked here. This document includes a cover page dedicated to information regarding the transition of the 6 - 12 schedule to a 4-and-1 Learning Model. The rest of the document has been updated to reflect this change. We will continue to update this document with updated information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and support!

TRANSITION TO A NEW 6 - 12 GRADE SCHEDULE

Many of our families have been awaiting an update regarding the schedule for our 6 - 12 grades, and we would like to share with you our plan for moving forward. 

Beginning Monday, Jan. 25, the middle school and high school will begin a 4-and-1 schedule, where each week, students will attend four days of in-person instruction and one day of virtual instruction. The virtual day will be on Wednesday of each week. 

Please note that the Virtual Learning option (also known as the AMI option) will still be available for families whose students are not yet ready to attend more in-person school days. If you would like your 6 - 12 student to switch to or from this virtual learning option, please contact the office of your child’s school. 

See more information here. Thank you for your patience and support!

HAVE YOU SEEN THE LATEST DRAGONS DIGEST?

DD - JAN 2021

The January 2021 edition of the district's newsletter includes:

  • an update from the superintendent,

  • information on internet accessibility and online resources,

  • an overview of our financial story, DESE's mask guidance,

  • winter athletic updates,

  • reminders for the free food service and inclement weather procedures,

  • the daily student screening form,

  • information about the Lil Dragons Preschool and Kindergarten registration,

  • and pages of SG smiles!!

This newsletter is mailed to all homes in the county, and if families or community members would like more than one copy, please call 573-883-4500 ext. 2950.

See the electronic version here!

CHECK OUT THE JULY 2020 DRAGONS DIGEST!

DD - July 2020

This edition of the district's newsletter includes a wrap-up of the school year and provides information on planning for the fall. Families can expect to see a survey soon where they can provide feedback as the district plans for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information, check out the Superintendent's Update on page 2. 

This newsletter is mailed to all homes in the county, and if families or community members would like more than one copy, please call 573-883-4500 ext. 2950.

See the electronic version here!

WINTER ATHLETIC UPDATE FOR SPECTATORS

We would like to share some recent updates regarding attendance at Winter Athletic events at SG R-II. Beginning in January, we will no longer require tickets for spectators to attend athletic events where only one away team attends. However, this means that our spectators will be required to wear face coverings at all times in our buildings. Moving forward, if we find that the number of spectators becomes too many in order to safely host all of our visitors, we would revisit the ticket system, if needed. We will use a pass list for events where more than one visiting team attends, such as tournaments. This information for winter sports can be found in the plan linked here, on page 24.


We also want to remind our community members that most of our athletic events are live-streamed on the district’s Youtube Channel, SGDragonTV, linked here!

UPDATED PROCEDURES FOR K-12 QUARANTINE

Recently, the state of Missouri shared updated guidance for identifying close contacts in K - 12 schools. Click here to see new Essential Learners guidelines SG R-II has created in collaboration with the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department.

FREE STUDENT MEALS EXTENDED

We are excited to announce that the USDA has extended the timeframe for which school districts can offer FREE meals to all children. SG R-II will be able to provide FREE meals to children in the community throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year!


For SG R-II students, that means that breakfast and lunch meals will continue to be free throughout the second semester. This program allows the district to provide free breakfast and lunch meals five days a week to all children in Ste. Genevieve County who are ages 3 - 18. Families with students who are learning from home and families with children who do not attend SG R-II can pick up meals five days a week through the Grab and Go Service. The flyer for this service is linked here.

MENTAL HEALTH & SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SUPPORTS

DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS ARCHIVE