Clinton School District
Extended School Closure

Q. When will school resume?
A.  As of March 21st, the governor of Missouri has ordered that school districts can not reopen before April 6th. If the decision is made to extend the school closure, the District will inform parents of this decision in the same way that we notify of weather-related school closures.

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. What is the status for sports and activities?
A. Until school re-opens we will not have any student activities. A number of events have been cancelled. MSHSAA has not yet cancelled spring sports, so we hope to resume practices in the coming weeks. Please check our school calendar (found on our district website) to find out what events have been canceled or postponed.

Q. Will we be looking to close schools like Kansas did?
A. Currently, the governor has ordered that all Missouri school districts may not reopen until April 6th. This decision will be reevaluated closer to this date. It is important to note that Kansas closed the schools, but did not shut down the school year. Virtual learning will take place for them for the remainder of the 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. At this time, we do not have an answer regarding summer school. We plan to begin summer classes during the first full week of June.

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. We are waiting to make those decisions as we get closer to the dates. We will try to make sure that we are able to plan something for these two events, even if it is in the summer.

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