The Kirkwood Call

KSD students who chose in-person learning returned Nov. 9

KHS Principal Dr. Havener greeted students at the Doughtery Ferry entrance on both the freshman's (Nov. 5) and other grade levels' (Nov. 9) first days back to in-person learning.
Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor November 13, 2020

This year, every student came to school with a mask on, sat at least three feet apart and participated in class behind plexiglass face shields that surrounded the desks. Lockers are out of use, students...

VoK collection: Return to in-person learning

Students sit behind dividers as a precaution to stop the spread of COVID-19 amidst the return to in-person learning.
Lily Bartin, Mia Alexander, Ava Duggin, Mya Copeland, and Maya Kim November 11, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in St. Louis County, Kirkwood High School has begun to make the transition back to in-person learning. With mask mandates, desk dividers and socially distancing rules...

COVID-19 cases lead to school closure at Robinson Elementary School

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for 2 weeks due to 30% of staff members needing to quarantine from COVID-19 exposure and seven individuals testing positive.
Lydia Cohen and Kate Schreiber November 10, 2020

Robinson Elementary School will be switching to e-Learning for two weeks, until Monday, Nov. 23. The decision to go back to a virtual model came as multiple individuals either tested positive, or were...

How to stay motivated during e-Learning

Planning out your weekly work makes it seem more manageable.
Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor November 2, 2020

Three hundred and sixty minutes. That’s how long students may spend sitting at a desk on Zoom each school day. The excessive time staring at a computer screen while learning remotely takes a toll on...

Reflect on your accomplishments

Reflecting on your accomplishments can boost motivation.
Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

No one assignment completed is insignificant. It can be beneficial to review what you’ve finished, as it allows you to recognize what your effort is worth. A notification of a grade is less impactful...

Plan out your weekly work

Planning out your weekly work makes it seem more manageable.
Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Rather than putting off work to the last minute and having to tackle an accumulation of assignments, create an outline of what you can do each day. Check your teachers’ Schoology pages Sunday night to...

Give yourself breaks

Taking breaks can make work more appealing because you can approach the task with a fresh outlook.
Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Video calls can be more draining than traditional in-person meetings, which can lead to “Zoom fatigue.” When your brain has exhausted its energy, it's okay to step away from the screen. Use your lunch...

Get support from others

Getting support from others is helpful to stay motivated.
Lydia Cohen, print + web managing editor October 25, 2020

Many students find that seeing their peers is one of the reasons that school can be enjoyable. Since e-Learning began, this has been much more difficult. Students can’t easily collaborate and catch up...

BOE approves middle school plan, superintendent sets high school return goal for Nov. 9

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.
Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor October 12, 2020

The KSD Board of Education voted to approve Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s recommendation for the middle school re-entry plan at a specially scheduled meeting Monday, Oct. 12. The plan gives all middle...

District update: Superintendent recommends online learning

With the Board of Education set to approve a plan for middle and high school to return to in-person learning, TKC has reviewed how KSD has handled the pandemic since March. Of TKC staff, 88% (57/65) believe KSD has not handled the pandemic in the best way possible for the community.
Molly Higgins, Olivia Silvey, and Kate Schreiber July 27, 2020

Update: The school board voted unanimously in favor of KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich’s nine week virtual learning recommendation, Tuesday, July 28th. During the meeting, Ulrich noted that this...

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