Clinton School District
Extended School Closure

Q. When will school resume?
A.  As of 4/9: Missouri Governor, Mike Parson ordered that all Missouri public schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. Buildings will remain closed, distance learning opportunities (hard copy and online formats) will continue and meals provided through May 15th.

Q. What is the best way to stay informed on the District’s plans?
A. Parents should follow our social media sites (Facebook-Clinton Schools and Twitter-@ClintonMoCards). The District website (www.clintoncardinals.org) also has a page dedicated to updates regarding our COVID-19 response. Click on the COVID-19 banner image on the homepage to reach the dedicated COVID-19 webpage.

Q. Will the District be providing meal services to students during the school closure?
A. Yes. The District is providing free breakfast and lunch to all children in our community under the age of 18. You can find more info about this service here. Also, if your child will be participating, please complete the survey found here.

Q. If I am worried about how to feed or support my children during this closure, what resources are available for my family?
A. School staff is providing free grab-and-go meals (see info above). You can also find information about other community resources on our Family Resource Page.

Q. Will children who participate in the weekend supplemental food program, still be receiving their food packs?
A. The District is currently checking on this program. When we know the status of this program, you can find that info here.

Q. Will students continue to learn during the school closure?
A. Yes. Teachers have worked hard preparing lessons for students to be able to continue learning while we can’t be at school. These lessons are both available online and in hard copy form. If you do not have internet access or a device to complete the lessons online, please email hardcopy@clintoncardinals.org to request hard copies (please provide your child’s name and grade level). You can also call your child’s school to request copies.

Q.  How will students' grades be handled during the COVID-19 extended school closure?
A.  You can find that information here.

Q. What is the status for sports and activities?
A. Following the April 9th order by Governor Parson's of schools being closed for the remainder of the school year, MSHSAA has cancelled all remaining post-season events for the 2019-2020 school year.

Q. What will happen with state MAP and EOC testing?
A. As of March 19th, DESE has canceled all statewide required assessments for this school year. Advanced Placement (AP) testing requirements have been adjusted, but testing will still occur. We will communicate these changes in the weeks ahead.

Q. How will summer school be affected?
A.  Summer School will be held June 15-July 10 for students entering kindergarten-5th grade.  Please see News section at the bottom of the District's homepage for enrollment information.

Q. Will the school building be open for business during the cancellation of classes?
A. The school buildings are only open for essential employees. They are not open to the public. If you need to speak to someone, please call (see phone numbers below).

Q. If I have a question, who should I contact?
A. Teachers and administrators will be available via email. You can find staff email addresses in the “Staff Directory” on our website. This directory can be found under the “Our People” tab or by using the quick link button underneath the banner images. You can also call the school numbers listed below with your questions. Your inquiry will be passed on to teachers or administrators.

Q. What are the school phone numbers?
A. Central Office 660-885-2237
Clinton Technical School 660-885-6101
Clinton High School 660-885-2247
Clinton Middle School 660-885-3353
Clinton Intermediate School 660-885-3179
Henry Elementary School 660-885-5585
Clinton Early Childhood Center 660-885-5845

Q. Can community groups use the school building?
A. No, all community reservations to use the building are cancelled until further notice. These will become available again when the school reopens or the CDC removes limits on sizes of gatherings.

Q. Where can I get access to public WiFi for online learning?
A. The District will allow for public connection to WiFi 24 hours a day where the signal reaches. Most school parking lots have some coverage, the best being Henry Elementary and Clinton High School. To use our public WiFi option, you can connect your personal device to our “Community” WiFi signal. Please note, we do not want to bring groups or crowds together so be mindful and do not gather or congregate.

Q. What is the plan for prom and graduation?
A. Graduation will be held on June 28th.  The format is yet to be determined.  No determination has been made for prom yet.

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