For the safety of our community, schools will remain closed through May

For the safety of our community, schools will remain closed through May
Posted on 04/09/2020
Closure through the end of the year Dear Mehlville School District staff and families,

Please watch this important message about our extended closure, which will now last through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Our decision to close through the end of the school year follows guidance from our county health department and was made in collaboration with government officials. This is neither a decision we take lightly nor a decision that was easily made. However, we will always put student and staff health and safety first.

While our buildings will remain closed, we will continue to do all we can to support remote learning and provide nutritious meals for kids. Please encourage your children to keep in touch with their teachers and participate in remote learning. You can view the parent guide to Mehlville’s learning plan here.

We will also continue our grab-and-go meal service. We have made a few changes to our process to improve safety for our staff and for families picking up meals. Starting next week, families can pick up meals on Mondays and Thursdays. On Monday, we will provide breakfasts and lunches for three days. On Thursday, we will provide breakfasts and lunches for two days. Currently, we intend to serve meals through June 30.

I know you have questions. Some of those questions are addressed in our frequently asked questions. For some questions, we don’t yet have answers. Next week, we will be asking you to share your top questions with us via a ThoughtExchange. Identifying and prioritizing the big questions you still have will help us prioritize our communication and planning efforts.

I want to thank you for your patience and your grace as we’ve worked quickly to put plans in place to support our community during this closure. This is a school year none of us will soon forget. I hope it will be remembered as a time when our community and our nation stood strong together to care for and protect one another.


Chris Gaines, Ed.D.
The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].