The challenges we have seen this school year have certainly been unprecedented and overwhelming. We see our teachers and team members working harder than ever to support students and each other while also balancing increased expectations with less time during disruptions to our teaching and learning environment. Voices in the First Quarter Pulse Check survey were clear: Our employees and our students need a break.
To better support the mental wellbeing of our employees and students, Affton School District will be forgiving three (3) days during the 2021-22 school year.
2nd Quarter Calendar Update
On Monday, November 1, 2021, all Affton Schools will be closed to offer a well-deserved extended weekend for our employees and students. Virtual learning will not be offered and AECC and Cougar Care will be closed. This is in addition to the scheduled no school and conference compensation day on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
The 2021-22 District Calendar has been updated:
- Friday, October 29 - Early Dismissal & Afternoon Conferences for Grades Pre-K-5
- NEW: Monday, November 1 - No School
- Tuesday, November 2 - No School for Election Day & Conference Compensation Day
Inclement Weather? First 2 Snow Days Are YOURS!
What’s one thing we missed most last school year? Snow days! In addition to the day off on November 1st, Affton School District will be forgiving the first two (2) inclement weather days of the 2021-22 school year.
This means for the first two days impacted by winter weather, we will not use an AMI Day, we will not expect virtual learning, and our staff members won’t need to report to work unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. The last day of school will remain as scheduled on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Following the three days that will be forgiven (November 1 plus two snow days), Affton School District will begin implementing Virtual Learning Days as part of our approved Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) plan in the event that in-person attendance may be impossible, dangerous, or difficult. AMI Days can be applied on additional inclement weather days (snow days) and count toward DESE's attendance requirements. The district calendar includes six potential AMI days following the first three forgiven days. Any additional days will extend the school year.