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Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent Dr. Jim Wipke
Ladue Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Wipke

I am excited to share that Ladue Schools will begin the 2021-22 school year with in-person learning based on guidance provided by the CDC, St. Louis County Department of Public Health, and our Medical Task Force. However, for families that prefer for their student(s) to remain in an online classroom, the district will make Launch and other online academic options provided by MOCAP available.

We appreciate your collaboration as we worked to make the Ladue Online Academy (LOA) an option next school year. After gaining feedback from parents, however, we learned there was not enough enrollment interest to constitute holding classes at any grade level as part of LOA.

If you have any specific questions or would like to discuss your virtual options, please call Dr. Amy Zielinski, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, at 314-983-5307.

The 2021-22 Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan is divided into the following sections:

  • Review of Survey Data
  • Health and Safety of Students and Staff
    • Universal and correct wearing of masks
    • Physical distancing
    • Handwashing and respiratory etiquette
    • Cleaning and maintaining health facilities
    • Contact tracing and quarantining
    • Diagnostic and screen testing
  • Well-being of Students and Staff
  • Efforts to provide vaccinations to students, teachers and staff
  • Appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities
  • Academics
  • District Operations
    • Cleaning and maintaining health facilities
  • FAQ/Resources and References

We are committed to your children and providing them with the high-quality Ladue Schools education you expect. We understand the tremendous responsibility we have to serve our community, and I can promise you we are going to do everything possible to ensure our students are safe and well-served.

As I begin my third year as Superintendent of Ladue Schools, I am excited about the 2021-22 school year and continuing to See, Serve and Connect with our students and community. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 23.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Ladue School District!

Sincerely,


Dr. Jim Wipke

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