SDUC Quick Facts and Information on the District Response to COVID-19
Updated: April 28, 2020, to be updated further as needed
All classroom buildings in The School District of University City are closed to students and staff through the end of the school year (May 22) in response to the COVID-190 coronavirus. Distance learning for all students began on Wednesday, March 25. Here are other important updates parents and staff need to know:
- A Grab & Go meal program provides meals for all district students. For more information, click here. Please note, this curbside meal pick up program is exempted from the St. Louis County "Stay at Home" executive order. Families are allowed to leave their homes to pick up the food either by car or on foot. If you have not already, please complete this simple online survey to help the District plan and implement the program.
- The University City Education Foundation is taking donations for a Summer Meal Appeal to provide care packages with fresh produce, snacks and household essentials to families over the summer months. To learn more and to donate, click here.
School principals and teachers began sending specific information about student distance learning to students and parents the week of March 23.
- To read Superintendent Sharonica Hardin-Bartley's overview of the plan, click here.
- A website Hub for Student Distance Learning can be found here.
- A Digital Learning Resource Guide for Parents can be found here. The guide provides quick links to access learning platforms utilized by teachers and students as well as tutorials and other information.
- Families with children in grades 3-5 needing laptops should click here for information about scheduling an appointment. A plan is being developed to distribute laptops for students in grades K-2. More information will be available soon.
- Families with students needing to retrieve materials or computers from school buildings should contact their school principal.
- A District Community Resource sheet is available here. It contains links to multiple service areas in the region ready to help you with mental health services, food need and more.
- Health and wellbeing are important during this time.
- Self care is critically important, even during a crisis. Click here for some resources to help you be well during these stressful times.
- Share heart photos: email them to Together@ucityschools.org
- #TogetherUCitySchools: Share your Spirit Day photos each Monday, Wednesday and Friday as a comment on your school's Facebook page, click here for details.
- UCity Reads Live! offers daily read-alouds of favorite children’s and chapter books read by district teachers through Google Meet beginning April 8. For updated schedule and links, visit www.UCitySchools.org/ReadsLIVE.
- Health Tips from school nurses: First Aid, Allergies, Asthma
- Flyers are still coming each Wednesday through Peachjar.
- If you are not receiving District emails, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click here for archived letters from Superintendent Sharonica Hardin-Bartley to families regarding the District's response to COVID-19.
- Lead Building Contacts: (Click here for more detailed school office lists)
- Crystal Cauley, Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Education Center, 314-290-4392
- Dr. JaNae’ Alfred, Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School, 314-290-4369
- Nicalee Wilson, Flynn Park Elementary School, 314-290-4431
- Dr. Rebecca O’Connell, Jackson Park Elementary School, 314-290-4466
- Herbert Buie, Pershing Elementary School, 314-290-4151
- Elliott Shostak, Brittany Woods Middle School, 314-290-4291
- Michael Peoples, University City High School, 314-290-4148
- Paula Sams, Lieberman Learning Center, 314-290-4331
- Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, Superintendent of Schools
- Student Services Office
- Communications Office