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Schools for Children in St. Louis City and County will begin in August

Schools for children in St. Louis City and County will begin in August.  Different school districts have different plans for instruction in the new school year.

St. Louis City Public School district is giving 3 enrollment options for students.

The 3 options are:

(1) in-classroom instruction at a St. Louis Public School building or
(2) online video instruction taught by a St. Louis Public School teacher using Microsoft Teams/Zoom or
(3) independent, self-directed virtual instruction from an online instruction service called Edmentum.

Families who want their children to do online instruction from home instead of in school must select #2 or #3 on an online SLPS “2020 -2021 School Year Commitment Form by July 30th.  Students who choose #3 option must continue with option #3 for the entire school year.

However, students who choose option #1 or #2 can change to a different option after each quarter.

If families do not complete the form, their children will be assigned to in-classroom instruction at a St. Louis Public school (Option #1).

For more information about St. Louis City Public schools, please contact the ESOL office at (314) 664-1066.

For more information about a different school in St. Louis City or County, you must contact your child’s school.

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Language Access Information for Local Hotlines

  • St. Louis City Hotline – 314-657-1499
    • Open between 8 am to 10 pm
    • Ask for interpreter
  • St. Louis County Hotline – 314-614-2660
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  • Mercy Hotline for Testing – 314-251-0500
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  • Missouri Hotline – 877-435-8411
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Translated Documents

Know Your Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Refugees & Immigrants Rights)
COVID-19: Understanding Guidance and Rules (Available in7 Languages)
CDC Stop the Spread of Germs Poster (Available in 21 Languages)
COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Available in 5 Languages)
COVID-19 Symptoms (Available in 5 Languages)
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick (Availalbe in 16 Languages)
St. Louis Schools' Pandemic Meal Plan (Available in 8 Languages)


Audio Announcements

IISTL Open for Appointments Only (Available 8 Languages - July 9, 2020)
St. Louis City & County require masks to be worn (Available 8 Languages - July 2, 2020)
St. Louis City & County Gradual Re-Opening (Available in 10 Languages - May 15, 2020)
Beware of COVID 19 Scams (Available in 10 Languages - May 8, 2020)
New Symptoms of COVID 19 (Available in 10 Languages - May 1, 2020)
Are you stressed, worried, sad, irritable or other? (Available in 8 Languages - April 27, 2020)
Stay-at-Home Order Extended & SLPS Changed Food Distribution (Available in 7 Language - April 23, 2020)
St. Louis Schools Closed for the remainder of the school year (Available in 7 Languages - April 15, 2020)
Census Information (Available in 8 Languages - April 9, 2020)
Missouri Stay-At-Home Order: Effective until April 24, 2020. Includes face coverings and social distance (Available in 8 Languages - April 7, 2020)
Financial Information: Income Filing due date, student loan payments, unemployment benefits, Family First Coronavirus Response Act, housing protection and IICDC loan payments. (Available in 8 Languages - April 2, 2020)
School closure extended & US Government financial support: for workers who have had their work hours reduced or have been laid-off from work (Available in 8 Languages - March 26, 2020)
St. Louis Stay-At-Home Order: Effective until April 22, 2020. Includes a list of businesses allowed to be open. (Available in 7 Languages - March 25, 2020)
Coronavirus Hotline Announcement: Hotline phone numbers for Coronavirus and how to access interpreters if you have symptoms (Available in 6 Languages - March 21, 2020)
General Coronavirus Announcement: Institute hours and access, general info on Coronavirus about how it spreads and symtoms (Available in 8 Languages - March 20, 2020)