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Welcome to the Update Center

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 4 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.


VERSION 4 — SG R-II 2020-2021 REOPENING PLAN

Please see the  fourth version of the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan linked here. This plan includes updates for the following areas:

  • Text Sign-Ups: COVID-19 Updates by School: p. 10
  • FREE Food Service Program: p. 21
  • Away Events Information: p. 24
  • Facility Use - COVID-19 Requirements: p. 25

We will continue to provide our families with updates as we receive additional information from the Center for Disease Control and our local health department.

Text Sign-Up: COVID-19 Updates

If you would like to receive COVID-19 text message updates by school, please fill out the form below for the school from which you would like to receive updates.

Bloomsdale Elementary Text Sign-Up

Ste. Genevieve Elementary

Ste. Genevieve Middle School Text Sign-Up

Ste. Genevieve High School Text Sign-Up

By filling out the forms above, you are agreeing to receive text messages on your mobile phone, including messages delivered using an automatic telephone dialing system. Check your wireless provider for any message and data rates that may apply. If you change your phone number or no longer want to receive automated texts, you agree to inform Ste. Genevieve R-II School District immediately.

communication expectations for positive cases

SG R-II will work with the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department to provide any district communication regarding a COVID-19 case within the district, while abiding by all FERPA and HIPAA guidelines.

When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19:

  • Students or staff who are identified as close contacts to the COVID-19 case will be notified by the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department within 24 hours. A close contact is defined as being within six feet of a person for 15 minutes or more.
  • At this time:
    • an email notification will be sent from the school level to the school's employees and the parents and guardians of the students attending that school, notifying them of the positive case in the building.
    • a text message notification will be sent from the school level to those who sign up to receive text message COVID-19 updates for that building. See the forms to sign up above.
  • These notifications will use the term "individual." We will not identify whether the individual is a staff member or a student. Due to privacy requirements, we cannot release the name of the individual or details that may identify them.

We ask for your patience and understanding during these first few weeks. We are putting these processes in place; however, these new procedures might need modifications as we move forward.

version 3 — sG R-II 2020-2021 reopening plan

Please see the third version of the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan linked here. This plan includes updates for the following areas:

  • Communications for Positive Cases: p. 10
  • Essential Employees: p. 11 

We will continue to provide our families with updates as we receive additional information from the Center for Disease Control and our local health department.

version 2 — sG R-II 2020-2021 reopening plan

Please see the second version of the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan linked here. This plan includes updates for the following areas:

  • Transportation: pg. 11
  • Athletics & Activities: (specifically, Event Attendance & Visitors): pgs. 21 - 22
  • Food Service (specifically, Grab & Go meals): pg. 20
  • Social Emotional Resources: Contact Information: pg. 20
  • Screening Checklists:
    • Student (Updated): pg. 25
      • This checklist is also included as a link on your child’s Chromebook.
    • Visitor: pg. 27

Please Note: Overall, the bus routes may run 10-15 minutes later, but specific pick-up times will vary for the first few weeks. Please have your child at the bus stop at your regular pick-up time until routes have settled into a routine.

We will continue to provide our families with updates as we receive additional information from the Center for Disease Control and our local health department.

2020-2021 Reopening Plan

SG R-II Families:

Please see the first version of the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan linked here. This plan includes information regarding health and safety considerations, as well as further details regarding instruction and scheduling at each of our schools.

K - 5:
If you have not already applied for one of the three instructional options for the upcoming school year, please carefully review the options in the plan and reach out to your school’s office.

6 - 12:
If you have not already applied for one of the two instructional options for the upcoming school year, please carefully review the options in the plan. Please note that due to some confusion on the 6-12 application deadlines, the 6-12 grade online AMI application has been extended until Wednesday, August 12 at 5 p.m. The link to the 6 - 12 AMI Application is included in the plan linked below. If families are unable to fill out the application electronically, they can call the school’s office to complete the application by the deadline. Families who choose the Blended Learning option do not need to fill out an application.

We will continue to update this plan over the next few weeks as more information is available.

sg r-ii fall 2020 instructional options

As we continue to plan for the 2020-2021 school year, we know that we have many families whose students are ready to be back in the classroom, as well as many families who are apprehensive about sending their children to a traditional school setting. We want to do our best to address and assure our families of our dedication to the safety and well-being of our students and staff, and therefore, our schools have identified various instructional options to offer our students. These options vary depending upon the grade level of our students. Linked below, you will find an informational flyer for our Kindergarten - 5th Grade instructional options, and a flyer for our 6th - 12th Grade instructional options. Families with preschool students and children in our Early Childhood Special Education program will receive a separate application.

  • Kindergarten - 5th Instructional Options Flyer: These grade levels will offer three options: Traditional, Blended and AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction, or virtual learning). The application for K - 5 is linked at the bottom of the flyer. If you have more than one child attending one of our elementary schools, we ask that you fill out the application for each child and indicate which of these three options you feel would be best for your child. Please read the informational flyer and application carefully, as there are many details included that might affect your decision.
  • 6th - 12th Instructional Options Flyer: These grade levels will offer two options: Blended Learning and AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction, or virtual learning). The application is linked at the bottom of the flyer. Again, please read the informational flyer and application carefully, as there are many details included that might affect your decision. At this time, we only need you to fill out the application if you are choosing the AMI option for your student. If you would like the Blended Learning option, we do not need you to fill out a form at this time.

One important aspect to highlight is that this year, all virtual learning will follow the regular grade level curriculum, and students will be held accountable according to normal grading criteria. More information on this can be found in the informational flyers linked below.

As our families begin to look at these options, we know you will have many questions. This is new for all of us, and if you have any questions, please reach out to your building administration. We ask that families who can fill out these applications electronically do so by Sunday, Aug. 2. Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, the building offices will be open, and families who need a physical copy of the application or who would like to fill out the applications over the phone can do so at that time.

We are working diligently on crafting our district’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan, and Version 1 of this plan will be shared with families on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. This plan will include further information on health and safety considerations for returning to school, as well as information regarding scheduling and programming. We will update our families as we have more information.

2020-2021 Reopening Survey for Families

SG R-II Families: Please take a few minutes to provide feedback through our 2020-2021 School Reopening Survey for Families here.

In this survey, you will be asked to comment on a variety of aspects regarding reopening our schools this fall. Your feedback is imperative as we create a plan that follows local health authority guidelines and implements recommendations from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) and more.

Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts and feelings regarding school this fall. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 19.

#InThisTogether #SGFamily


Have You Seen the Latest Dragons Digest?

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!

Immunizations

According to Missouri School Immunization requirements, incoming kindergartners, 8th graders and 12 graders are due for immunizations prior to attending their first day of school.

  • Kindergartners: This includes DTP, Polio, MMR, Hep B and Varicella.
  • 8th Graders: This includes updated TDaP and Meningococcal (Menactra) immunizations.
  • 12th Graders: This includes 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra). If the first dose is administered after the age of 16, only 1 dose is required.

We encourage families to contact their physician or the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department if your child(ren) has/have not yet received these vaccines.

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is hosting a drive-thru clinic on July 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the health department's parking lot for immunizations for incoming 8th and 12 graders.

Clinic Details:

  • July 21, 2020
  • 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.
  • Please stay in your vehicle; there will be signs to direct you through the drive-thru clinic.
  • Fill out the form below, which must be signed and returned to the health department by July 15. Families can drop off the form at the health department Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., fax it to (573) 883-5857, or email it to stegencohealth@gmail.com (please put the child's name in the subject line).
  • If families cannot attend the drive-thru clinic, they can call and set up an appointment for immunizations. The health department does accept walk-ins, but there could be a wait.
  • Call the health department at (573) 883-7411 with any questions.

Sports Physicals

SG R-II requires all athletes to have a physical completed once a year to be able to participate in practices or contests. Athletes entering grades 7 - 12 in the fall should schedule an appointment at either of the pediatric offices listed below. Any sport physicals obtained this summer will cover the entire 2020-2021 school year.

Families can make an appointment at the following local locations to obtain a physical for their student:

  • Apple Kids: 590 Pine Drive, Ste. Genevieve: 573-883-4455
  • Bloomsdale Family Health Care Pediatrics: 573-483-9492

Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and bring the signed MSHSAA physical form. See the form here.


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