The Kirkwood Call

District update: Superintendent recommends online learning

During a board meeting Monday, July 27, KSD Superintendent Dr. David Ulrich made the recommendation that the first nine weeks of school should be conducted entirely online.

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 decision would be reevaluated after around six weeks into the year, as to give families and teachers ...

District update: fall options, graduation, school board and more

KSD will provide more information on plans for the fall semester in mid-July. District properties are still closed.

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

June 10, 2020

FALL SEMESTER AND SCHOOL EVENTS   KSD is continuing to discuss options for the fall semester, which include the possibilities of online learning, regular attendance or a hybrid of both methods. Dr. Michael Havener, KHS principal, said the district will create a plan for all three options, a...

KSD summer learning updates

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Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

June 4, 2020

KSD will continue to offer both credit recovery and credit enhancement courses this summer. The district divides summer work into three categories each for elementary, middle and high school students.  Credit recovery courses will be taught online and are for students who earned a failing grade i...

Senior check out information

Here is the route seniors must drive in order to properly check out on May 6.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

May 5, 2020

KHS 12th grade principal Jeff Townsend sent out an email to seniors on Wednesday, April 29 with details regarding senior check out, which is on Wednesday, May 6. The email explains the protocol for dropping off materials such as library books, laptops and other school materials. Locker contents will...

Voices of Kirkwood: COVID-19

Come together as a community and submit your COVID-19 stories to TKC's Voices of Kirkwood.

Olivia Silvey, Kate Schreiber, and Audrey Blaine

April 30, 2020

Tell us about your quarantine/COVID-19 experience. We want to provide a space for Kirkwood to come together. Whether it’s from your bedroom, your front yard or online, we want to hear about your times in quarantine.  Send us a photo of the view from your workspace. Share a hopeful story. Pose ...

Stay-at-home orders conflict, businesses to reopen

Some Missouri businesses to reopen May 4, with St. Louis City and County continuing their stay-at-home order until May 15.

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

April 29, 2020

St. Louis City and County will come to a joint decision on when stay-at-home orders are lifted, according to St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson during a Facebook live briefing on Monday, April 27. Krewson said that she would reevaluate the decision no later than May 15. Governor Mike Parson announced in...

E-Learning cannot hurt prior grades, and other online learning updates

Olivia Silvey and Kate Schreiber

March 26, 2020

As KSD transitions to online school, the administration decided that grades received during this period of “e-Learning” can only help, not hurt, students’ overall class grades. In a document outlining these grading instructions, teachers are instructed to put all online grades into a certain e-...

St. Louis stay at home order Monday, KHS item pickup

St. Louis mandated a stay at home order starting Monday, and KHS will allow families to pick up essential items on March 22.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

March 21, 2020

Residents of St. Louis City and County will be under a mandatory stay at home order effective Monday, March 23, announced Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Sam Page Saturday, March 21. Basic needs such as visits to the grocery store and the pharmacy, as well as walking in public parks, will still be allowed. ...

COVID-19 impacts AP exams and statewide tests

The College Board announced Advanced Placement (AP) exams will take place online for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19.

Kate Schreiber and Olivia Silvey

March 20, 2020

The College Board announced Advanced Placement (AP) exams will take place online for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19. The College Board stated on their website Friday, March 20 that students will be able to take a 45-minute test at home through any device, including phones. Exams will only test over content that was covered by early March. Th...

Online school to begin Thursday, March 26

Dr. Michele Condon shared more information about online school and more in an email to TKC.

Lydia Cohen, Kate Schreiber, and Olivia Silvey

March 16, 2020

In an email to TKC, Dr. Michele Condon, KSD superintendent, outlined further steps the district will take to ensure stability and health in the coming weeks. There will be two “snow days” on March 24 and 25 to give teachers time to prepare their classes. Online school is scheduled to begin Thursday,...

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