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Closure Update for Families: Thursday, March 19

March 19, 2020

Dear Lindbergh Families,

Please read below for important information about building access on Monday, March 23, and the beginning of virtual instruction for students on Tuesday, March 24.

Limited Building Access on Monday, March 23

Lindbergh schools and buildings will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, March 23, to allow employees and families to pick up medications or other essential belongings prior to the extended closure of school. After 2 p.m. on Monday, all Lindbergh buildings will be closed until April 6. This also includes campus amenities such as athletic fields and playgrounds.

  • DO NOT come to school on Monday unless absolutely necessary.

  • DO NOT come to school on Monday if you have traveled in the last 14 days to:
    • An area designated as Level 3 Travel Health Notice by the CDC
    • An area with sustained community spread of COVID-19
    • A cruise ship

  • Please call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 24-hour hotline at 877-435-8411 if you have questions, or visit

To enforce safe social distancing and protect the health and wellbeing of our entire community, we will be enforcing the following procedures:

  • Follow this schedule based on the first letter of your last name:

    • Last name A-F: 10-11 a.m.
    • Last name G-L: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Last name M-R: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
    • Last name S-Z: 1-2 p.m.

  • Please take your temperature at home. If you are exhibiting symptoms of a persistent cough or difficulty breathing, or if you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees fahrenheit or higher, stay home and email

  • Bring a list of items that you plan to pick up and share that list with building staff.

    • Example of essential items: prescription medication, eyeglasses, essential equipment to complete assigned schoolwork (musical instrument, personal device)

    • DO NOT come to school to pick up unnecessary items (ex: clothing/outerwear, basic school supplies such as pens and notebooks, lunch box, etc.)

Virtual Instruction Begins Tuesday, March 24

As a reminder, Lindbergh teachers will begin virtual instruction on Tuesday, March 24, and will continue until school is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 6. Teachers will be emailing students and parents by the end of the day Monday to communicate their system of instruction.  These provided lessons and activities will allow your student(s) to connect with teachers online, continue instruction, and support a sense of normalcy in their daily routine.

As we look ahead to next week, we understand that every family’s situation is unique. You may be adjusting to a new normal of working from home while also caring for your child’s needs. Your student may be in childcare while you work. Virtual instruction will not be perfect, but our goal is to make it as helpful and flexible as possible. As we share resources and ideas, please take them as helpful suggestions, and do not feel pressure if a particular suggestion does not work for your individual family. We are all doing the best we can.

To prepare for this transition, it helps to have a daily routine that provides structure for students.  Consider the space where they will be working; quiet spaces with no additional distractions work best, as does having a system to ensure technology is charged and accessible.

In this challenging time, there is a valuable opportunity for your children to explore learning beyond the classroom as they expand their areas of interest. Make time for breaks, play, and creativity. Like other times when school is out of session, we know that kids can have significant learning experiences beyond the structure of school. It is our hope that your family is able to find those opportunities in the midst of this unprecedented situation.  As your family adjusts to your new routines, here is a good resource to support you as parents:

Lindbergh Schools Family Helpline

Lindbergh Schools has established a helpline that will be monitored daily to respond to family needs. Please call 314-729-2448, or email, and a member of our team will respond to you within 24 hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday). You can also visit our COVID-19 website for all district updates and information.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate this transition over the next several days. It won’t be perfect, and it will be a time of learning for all of us -- young and old. But throughout, we will remain dedicated to making decisions that are best for your kids.


Dr. Tony Lake