On July 29, I notified the Pattonville community that our schools would start the 2020-2021 school year in phase 3 of in-person learning, which is the 100% virtual format. As I mentioned at that time, the decision was made based on the current health and safety conditions of our community and with input from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. At that time, all Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) athletics and activities in Pattonville and other 100% virtual school districts were suspended based on the MSHSAA Constitution which prohibited member schools from participating in activities if the school district begins the school year or transitions to entirely virtual instruction.
Pattonville has ended its weekly distribution of Cares Act summer meals and will begin distributing school meals curbside for students enrolled in Pattonville on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pattonville Learning Center. After Sept. 2, distribution will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at the same time and place until further notice. Two breakfasts and lunches will be available on Mondays, and three breakfasts and lunches will be available on Wednesdays.
Rose Acres Elementary School has been named a Missouri Gold Star School for 2020. In its announcement on Aug. 20, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) honored the Pattonville elementary school is one of seven schools across the state recognized in the program, which uses the same criteria as the U.S. Department of Education’s National National Blue Ribbon Schools program.
The Missouri Gold Star Schools and the National Blue Ribbon Schools programs recognize schools for outstanding academic achievement and/or schools that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students.