Welcome to Our Digital Newsletter for District Families!
Welcome to Our Digital Newsletter for District Families!

Welcome to our digital newsletter for District families!

When Students Must Stay Home
As many SLPS families plan to return to in-person instruction, we are sharing the criteria we will use to determine whether a child is able to physically be at school. 
This Student Symptom Decision Tree was developed by three physicians at the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine. It was published in The Journal of Pediatrics on September 24, 2020. Please keep the decision tree handy, as you evaluate your child's health each morning. At the link, you will also find the algorithm nurses will use to evaluate any child that presents symptoms at school and information about how schools will assist with contact tracing.
Assessment Update
Please see the revised assessment dates for this year onlyIf you have any questions, please contact Cheryl VanNoy, Deputy Superintendent of Accountability and Assessment, or Dr. Paula Knight, Deputy Superintendent of Academics. Thank you!
  • CFA 1: Sept. 8-14 - optional
  • CSA 1: Oct. 12-16 - optional
  • CFA 2: Oct. 26-30 - optional
  • CSA 2: Dec. 11-17 - optional
  • CFA 3: Jan. 4-8 - optional
  • CSA 3: March 8-12 - optional
  • MAP Practice: Nov. 2-24 - optional
  • Scantron: Sept. 16-Oct. 15 (no change)
  • Scantron: March 1-31 (no change)
  • STAR 1: Aug. 31-Sept. 18 - testing window pushed back twice (Sept. 25 and again Oct. 2)
  • STAR 2: Nov. 30-Dec. 17 (no change)
  • STAR 3: April 19-May 28 (no change)
  • DRDP: on hold
  • *All assessments for English language learners will remain as scheduled*
  • *All high school EOC practice testing schedules will remain*
Acronym Glossary: 
  • CFA: Common Formative Assessment
  • CSA: Common Summative Assessment
  • MAP: Missouri Assessment Program
  • STAR: Standardized Test for the Assessment of Reading
  • DRDP: Desired Results Developmental Profile
  • ELL: English Language Learner
  • EOC: End-of-Course Exam
School-to-School Transfers 
Friendly reminder ... schools are not able to accommodate intra-district transfers at this time. As we prepare to return elementary schools to in-person instruction, it is critical that we know how many students are enrolled at each site, so we can ensure students are socially distanced and appropriately assigned to a cohort. Thank you! 
Upcoming PAC Meetings and Topics
  • Oct. 15, 2020: Standards-based Grading: Understanding Quarter 1 Grades and Beyond
  • Nov. 19, 2020: Student Support Services: Food Service and Community Partners, Mental and Physical Health
Not part of the Parent Action Council yet? Get connected through your family and community support specialist or email parentactioncouncil@gmail.com.
REMINDER: High School Here I Come 
All 7th and 8th graders and their parents/guardians are encouraged to participate in the virtual High School Here I Come event on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 1:30-2:30pm. The event will be held on the District's YouTube channel. Haven't registered? Go online to www.slps.org/hereicome
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