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    Greetings Lyon Families,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are glad that you are joining us, as we embark on an exciting year of teaching and learning at Lyon Academy.

    After the last year of functioning in a fully virtual and then hybrid setting, we are excited to return to five full days of in-person instruction in the building. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our students healthy and safe.

    First Day of School- Monday, August 23rd

    Social Distance & Mask Wearing Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we will continue to implement mitigation measures as established by St. Louis Public Schools. This will include the requirement for all students to wear masks while indoors and on the buses, social distancing of at least 3 feet between students where practicable, and regular handwashing and/or access to hand sanitizers. All visitors to our campus will also be required to wear masks. The safety measures that were put in place last school year including visitor restrictions and breakfast and lunch in the classroom will continue.

    IPad Pick-up All families will need to pick up and sign a contract for their students’ iPads prior to the first day of school. IPad distribution will be held from 10 AM – 2 PM on Tuesday, August 17 through Friday, August 20. All students will need to use a school iPad for in-person instruction this year.

    Uniform Policy All students must wear a mask that securely covers their mouth and nose each day. No uniform will be required this year. Students must wear closed-toe and closed-back shoes at all times (no sandals, flip-flops or slippers).

    School Hours, Arrival and Dismissal Lyon will return to the traditional hours of 8:05 AM-3:02 PM during the 2021-2022 school year. All students should be dropped off on Virginia Ave, beginning at 7:50 AM. Students will enter the building at Door 13. Parents may not accompany students into the building. Students will have a health screening upon arrival to school each day. Parents and guardians should keep their children at home if they have a fever or are ill.

    Breakfast and lunch are provided for all students each day. All students will be eating breakfast and lunch in the classroom at this time.

    The school day ends at 3:02 PM. Students who are pick-ups may be picked up beginning at 2:55 from Door 7 on Vermont Ave. If you need to change your child’s transportation on any given day, please communicate the change to the main office by 1:50pm.

    Virtual Open House Teachers will be contacting families next week to introduce themselves and give you information about how to attend our virtual open house. Open house will be from 1-2 PM on Friday, August 20 on the Zoom platform.

    I am excited about all that this new school year has to offer and look forward to working collectively with our Lyon families to ensure that our students are healthy and safe AND that they are provided with the best educational experience possible to be critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and prepared to be successful in their endeavors after Lyon.


    Sincerely,

    Dr. Ingrid Iskali, Principal