We are ready to welcome more students back to campus

We are ready to welcome more students back to campus
Posted on 09/24/2020
Buerkle Middle School Academy teacher Susan WeedmanWe are continuing to monitor COVID-19 data for our community and region and we continue to work in consultation with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. Our transmission rate remains stable and positivity rates in the county continue on their downward trend. Additionally, data indicates fewer cases of COVID-19 in our children ages 0-14, compared with the rest of the population.

As a result, we have determined that we will move students in grades 3-5 to Plan B on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Additionally, we will move students in grades 6-8 to Plan B on Thursday, Oct. 8.

We hope to expand Plan B to older students as soon as possible. County health officials shared yesterday that they recommend schools begin planning for middle school students to return to in-person learning. Additionally, county health is exploring safety practices that can make in-person learning for high schoolers safer for both students and staff. We look forward to their recommendations for high school.

Please watch this video for more information on the data we're tracking and our decision to pivot to Plan B for third through eighth grade.

Visit the Return to School section of our website to learn more about what the transition means for your family.
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