May 6, 2020
Most Missouri businesses opened Monday, May 5 with Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s ‘Show Me Strong Recovery Plan’. St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page and St. Louis city Mayor Lyda Krewson announced a joint decision on Tuesday, May 5 to begin reopening the area Monday, May 18. Additionally, although the stay-at-home order is currently in place, many Kirkwood businesses are still able to operate through carry-out and pick-up services.
Due to district-wide closure through the end of the school year, KHS 12th grade principal Jeff Townsend announced in an April 29 email information for senior check out which is to take place May 6. Currently, all KSD properties are closed both inside and outside.
KHS also announced a graduation parade at noon on Saturday, May 9. The parade will begin at the Kirkwood Community Center and end at KHS, where cars can stop and park. Graduates must fill out this Google form in order to attend. Students are instructed to sit in the passenger seat with a family member driving, and cap and gowns are recommended. Once at KHS, students will be directed following certain protocol to have their picture taken under the overhang at Dougherty Ferry. Seniors have an email regarding details and instructions. Find more information about the parade here. KHS clarified that social distancing rules still apply.