On Monday, January 11, after much discussion, public comment and thoughtful consideration, the Board of Education made the following decisions:
PreK – Elementary
Students will return to in-person learning four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) beginning Tuesday, January 19. Students enrolled in CPSElementary@Mizzou can continue in the program and are not impacted by this change.
Special education programs will follow the same schedule of attendance as their general education peers. For nearly all students currently served in specialized classrooms and district programs, the days of attendance and schedule will remain the same. If the schedule for your student will change, you will be contacted by your student's case manager.
We look forward to welcoming students back to our buildings.
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions about our return.
All families should continue to complete the following checklist daily.
You can also download a .pdf version here. Frequently Asked Questions
What is a close contact?
People in your house, intimate partners and caregivers as well as people who were within 6 feet of you for a cumulative 15 minutes or touched are considered to be “close contacts. If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are waiting for communication with the health department, please immediately begin to self-quarantine for 14 days and do not send your children to school during that time. This 14-day quarantine period starts on the last day you were within close contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19. It is recommended that all close contacts of a positive case be tested for COVID-19 once between days 7 and 9 of the quarantine period.
What do I do if I or my child are considered a secondary contact?
Monitor your student’s symptoms and if they have any on this list keep them home.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- New loss of taste or smell
- Runny nose or congestion
- No close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
VIRTUALCPSElementary@Mizzou – This program is for students who enrolled in the elementary virtual option. The classes are taught by CPS teachers using the platform provided by Mizzou. These students are not impacted by changes made to in-person learning. Students remain in the CPSElementary@Mizzou program throughout the first semester. The program at this time is full. Please contact your student's school directly with questions. Please note, Elementary schools will stay with their current grading practices.
Online Learning Options Webinars for Families
Learn more about online learning options webinars for families. The webinars were recorded and are available for those who could not participate during the live sessions. The following sessions for language groups were held: