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Welcome to Carr Lane VPA

  • Look here daily for updates and links to important information

    from Principal Young and the District regarding our response

    to the coronavirus situation...

     

    Dear SLPS Parents: The district would appreciate your input!

    Please consider completing the following online survey!

    2020-2021 School Restart Survey

     

    What seems to be our “new” normal has been challenging for all of us.

    If you, your student, or family member

    needs someone to talk to, click on the United Way link.

    This will help you connect to trained professionals 24/7!

    VIRTUAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

    The Saint Louis Chess Club would like to offer support

    by way of our online classroom opportunity.

    Welcome to students, families, and teachers!

    This is 100% free for all of SLPS!

    Digital Classrooms – Scholastic Chess / Saint Louis Chess Club

    Special Announcement:


    TRiO WANTS TO GET YOUR SCHOLAR READY FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER!!”

    HEC TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) has an exciting new website.

    We want to make it available to ALL Carr Lane students and families!

    Please click on the following link to explore the TRiO website to LEARN how TRiO can help YOUR SCHOLAR succeed on the path to COLLEGE AND CAREER! 

    TRiO WEBSITE  (ENROLL IN TRIO—it’s FREE TO JOIN!)

    Ms. Hill of Trio greets two prospective college students.

    Ms. Hill of TRiO greets two prospective college students.

    SPEND SUMMER 2020 w/TRiO:

    SIGN UP TODAY for our FREE HEC TRiO ETS VIRTUAL SUMMER ENRICHMENT MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

    DESTINATION HIGH SCHOOL 2020.

    Carr Lane students that have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grades during academic year 2019-2020 are eligible to attend.

    Click HERE for video and summer program details.

    Click HERE for free online summer application.

    TRiO at Carr Lane WORKS--GETTING YOUR SCHOLAR READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND CAREER!

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    An important message from SLPS Superintendent, Dr. Adams

    and Ms. Rohde-Collins, President of the Board of Education of the City of St. Louis

    Letter to St. Louis Public School Families

    Pandemic SNAP/EBT Frequently Asked Questions

    And... more great resources... click below...

    SLPS Meal Kits!

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    Check-out the Newsletter from Carr Lane's Student Support Team!

    Student Support Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 1 April 2020

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    Online Learning Information for Carr Lane VPA Students and Families

    COVID-19 Resources for Families

    A message from Principal Young for Carr Lane Families 

    CARR LANE VPA MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Carr Lane Building 1004 N Jefferson
    St. Louis, MO 63106
    Office: 314.231.0413
    Fax: 314.244-1734
    Principal: Darwin Young
    Hours: 7:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
    Grades: 6 - 8

    Click HERE for a map.

     

     


     

Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Carr Lane Principal's Corner

     Darwin Young is the school leader here at Carr Lane

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    A message from Principal Young:

    Dear Carr Lane VPA Families:

    In our efforts to support CDC Guidelines for slowing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SLPS is announcing a Pre-K-12 Virtual Learning Plan. This plan is not intended to replace the face-to-face instruction our dedicated teachers provide each day, but it will allow for some continuity in teacher-student relationships and classroom instruction. It is our hope that these efforts will empower students, families, and educators to stay connected and continue teaching and learning while our schools are closed. In the meantime, please be sure to visit https://www.slps.org/keeponlearning for updates as they happen.

    We are excited to begin virtual learning on Monday, April 6th. This is a new initiative for all of us, and we recognize that there may be a few bumps along the way. Our belief is that we are rolling out with grace: we are in this together and are dedicated to providing ongoing support to teachers and families as we navigate virtual learning. We welcome your questions and feedback because we are committed to getting this right. Please reach out with questions or feedback on our website at https://www.slps.org/ and click on “Let’s Talk.”

    Sincerely:

    Mr. Darwin Young, Principal

    Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School

     

     

    Archive of earlier messages from Principal Young from the Spring of 2020:

     

    I hope you and your families are doing well, staying safe, washing your hands and social distancing. Some important updates from the District related to COVID-19.

    STAY-AT-HOME ORDER / SCHOOL CLOSINGS: This past weekend, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced a mandatory, 30-day stay-at-home order aimed at preventing further spread of COVID-19. In light of this new restriction, all schools in the City of St. Louis have extended their closures through April 22, 2020. This decision will be continually re-evaluated in coordination with the Mayor’s Office and Dr. Fredrick Echols, the Director of the City’s Department of Health.

    MEALS FOR STUDENTS: The District, in partnership with the City and area charters, has developed a meal program (www.slps.org/meals) for families. The City has assured us that we can continue to provide grab-and-go meals at 36 schools in the city. Breakfast and lunch are served Monday through Friday, 8am to noon. The website has a flyer you can download and share in eight languages. The sites are staffed by Southwest Foodservice Excellence.

    SUPPORT HOTLINE: The District has established a direct hotline for students and parents requiring social and emotional support. Please share this information with your families. The hotline can be accessed by calling 314-345-6900 or via email, studentservices@slps.org.

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: If you, or someone you know (including District families), needs services, such as help with utilities, an internet connection for online learning, assistance for seniors, mental health care or free food for pets, visit www.slps.org/resources. New information is being added all the time.

    INSTRUCTION: The Academic team has created enrichment packets to encourage continuous learning among students of all grade levels. These packets are available at meal distribution sites, and they are posted online at www.slps.org/keeponlearning. We are presently working to set up additional learning opportunities, likely via online platforms. We will have more for you on that this week.

    Thank you for your attention to these important messages. Please continue to monitor the District website for updates. We will keep you informed, as we learn more.

    Sincerely:

    Mr. Darwin Young, Principal

    Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School

     

     

     

     

Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School strives to provide a quality learning environment that ensures student success through the integration of the Arts and Academics.

    Our Vision: Carr Lane Visual and Performing Arts Middle School will be a high quality educational program for students in grades 6-8 that develops the whole person through a curriculum that integrates the visual and performing arts and rigorous academics. We aim to develop the students academically, artistically and socially to become independent, cooperative, responsible and creative learners with a lifelong appreciation for the arts. We believe that these skills and qualities will prepare our students to pursue further educational goals.

    Our vision is based on the following beliefs:

    • A strong academic program supports the artistic potential of our students.
    • The best discipline comes from a commitment to shared goals.
    • The visual and performing arts encourage working in a creative, cooperative and collaborative manner while promoting independent thinking.
    • Students learn best in a participative and creative environment within a framework of high standards in teaching and learning.
    • Students need an understanding of, and access to, developing technologies in order to encourage participation and leadership in a technologically developing society.

     

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