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.
Please Complete this survey ASAP: Family technology needs survey: www.slps.org/tech
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019-2020 school year is heading in the right direction! I'm embarking on my 4th year as school principal at Nottingham CAJT High School and I couldn't have asked for a better group of students, parents, staff, and community partners to work with! I’ve previously held positions as the Special Education Dept. Head/Vocational Adjustment Counselor and Reading Specialist at Nottingham. It’s with great honor and pleasure that I’m charged to work with staff, students, parents, and community members in moving our school forward and turn great into the greatest!
Last year, our school made gains in the following areas: attendance, student management, academics through the use of technology, onsite work experience, and over 90% of our graduating class were registered with Vocational Rehabilitation for post-secondary placement. We are going to have a wonderful school year! Nottingham received the distinct honor of being named a 2016 Missouri National School of Character and in 2019 Nottingham recieved a the national recognition of a Promising Practices School of Character Education. We intend to continue the tradition of having great character as well as focus our efforts on our new school’s mission of students building positive character and having a successful transition from school to post-secondary independence. Nottingham is looking forward to an increased usage of technology in classrooms to foster more student centered learning and new partnerships with community organizations that will allow work and job training for our students after high school if applicable. I am excited to announce that Nottingham will have a class at MERS Goodwill, five classes at Washington University, a class at Wells Fargo, and a class at Destination Cafe. These worksites allow our students to gain the necessary skills for job independence so that they are more marketable in today's society for competitive work. LifeBridge is coming aboard to provide afterschool instructionin social skills the 2019-2020 school year. As always, we want all of our Longhorns at school daily! This is the only way that they will be able to enhance their skills and learn all they can prior to their graduation and become law abiding adults.
If you have questions or would like to know more about our program, don’t hesitate to contact me 314-481-4095 or 314-536-2851.