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Alton Comets

Alton Comets, about 14 hours ago

Believe it or not, a portion of our school funding is tied to the census in our area. We encourage you all to take time to participate in the U.S. Census. see pic

Alton High School

Alton High School, about 18 hours ago

10th (any any 11th that did not go this year) graders who are interested in SCCC for next year - I put the link for the online application in your google classroom. However, if you need me to mail you a paper copy, please let me know - pamgilliland@alton.k12.mo.us.

Eric Allen

Eric Allen, about 19 hours ago

For the last few weeks, the entire Alton R-IV community and nation as a whole have been working through the many changes and adjustments brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Snow days, floods, and even Christmas and Spring Breaks have an endpoint where normal routines return. However, there was no “playbook” for schools to plan for an indefinite closure whether for a pandemic or any other event. In many ways, the fact this COVID-19 situation is indefinite has been one of the greatest challenges for all of us! It is sometimes hard to believe that in a little over three weeks, we have gone from being excited about the upcoming Spring Break to a complete shift in the way we live, work, teach, and learn. It is safe to say we have not seen circumstances like these in our lifetimes. This has caused us at Alton R-IV to reconsider our original thoughts on the type and amount of schoolwork being provided as this COVID-19 situation has become an indefinite and on-going way of life now. As we have reflected on our Alternate Methods of Instruction (AMI) to date, it has become rather clear to us that we have provided more work than was appropriate in some cases for the week to week time frame we have been utilizing. With that said, no new AMI packets will be provided for PK-6 on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Also, no additional digital and on-line AMI material will be provided for our 7-12 grade students on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Please continue to work on the AMI material you have already been provided moving toward the Sunday, April 19, 2020 date. We will not be accepting packets back on Sunday, April 12, 2020 for PK-12. However, any 7-12 grade students who have been submitting work on-line may continue to submit their work on-line as it is completed. A blue drop box is now located on the porch at the Superintendent’s Office and may be utilized to return any student packets as needed. We are wholly committed to doing everything we can to safeguard the health and safety of our students and staff, as well as our Alton R-IV community, and we are equally committed to providing the best and most practical educational opportunities possible. While our faculty and staff do take great pride in the educational opportunities we offer our students, PK-12, it was never the intent of Alton R-IV to add additional stress or frustration to the daily routines of our families during the unprecedented nation-wide COVID-19 pandemic. I have also had, and will continue to have, videoconferences with fellow superintendents and district leaders throughout Missouri to share best practices and discuss our next steps as we move forward. More information and details on the AMI format for the Week of April 20-24, 2020 will be provided at a future date. Our student meal pick-up will continue on Sunday, April 12, 2020 from 2:00-4:00pm. Stay safe, take care of yourself and each other, because as proud COMETS we will all get through this together!

Alton High School

Alton High School, about 20 hours ago

5th - 12th grade students: I have a google classroom for each grade. You have been sent an invitation to join via your school email. Please check your email for the invitation. If you did not receive it or need more information about how to join the classroom, please email me at pamgilliland@alton.k12.mo.us. I will be using these classrooms to facilitate scheduling for the 2020-2021 school year. So far, most high school students have joined (but not all). And, only two sixth graders and 10 fifth graders have joined! Parents, I can only add you as a guardian to receive updates from my classroom after your child has joined. Mrs. Gilliland

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