Update on back-to-school planning

Dear Pattonville families and staff,

Several media outlets are reporting that school districts in St. Louis County are planning to announce their plans for returning to school tomorrow. These reports are based on information that was shared during the County Executive's press conference this morning and are incorrect. Pattonville’s timeline, along with all other St. Louis County school districts, has always been to announce plans for returning to school on July 20. 

Throughout the summer, Pattonville has been meeting weekly with St. Louis County health officials and other school district leaders across the region to discuss the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 and how schools can plan for returning to school in the safest manner possible. Pattonville administrators are also reviewing survey data from families and staff regarding return plans as well as national guidance from medical and disease specialists. We are in the process of finalizing our plans and will share them with families and staff on July 20.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work toward the start of a new school year.


Tim Pecoraro, Ed.D.