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Dr. J. Kevin Blankenship

Welcome Buder families to the 2022-2023 school year! 

I am proud of how our staff, students, and families worked together to provide the best possible academic and social/emotional learning during the time of virtual and hybrid instruction. Now it is time to transition back to a pre-pandemic school year!

I am pleased to announce that Buder will be 100% in-person learning for the 2022-2023 school year.  There will be NO Covid restrictions, visitors and parents are permitted back into the school and masks are optional.  We are looking forward to seeing each of our students and parents on campus every day! 

Buder will focus on the learning and fluency gaps of our students from the past two years, and I am excited to announce that in September, After school tutoring will begin for students who need this support. I know our parents will support the Buder staff to ensure this program is successful and supportive for our students.  In addition, we will be using a new social/emotional curriculum called Sown To Grow. Please engage your child with conversations around this new curriculum to assist them with their growth and development while at home.

As always, if ever have any questions, please contact me Dr. Blankenship at  (314-285-0925--text preferred) or the school number at (314-352-4343), on ClassDOJO, or via email ( Together we can make the 2022-2023 school year an amazing experience for everyone!

Best regards to everyone!

Dr. Blankenship--Buder Principal