This page has a compilation of important links. At the bottom of the page you can find all of the District communications and links national, state and local resources.
We want to make sure our students remain engaged in learning during our extended closure. Our teachers have organized a number of learning resources for our students. These activities are designed to help reinforce the learning our students have also done. In some classes it is an opportunity for our students to regain some lost points by showing they have now mastered the material. The activities can be found here.
During our COVID-19 school closure, the Festus R-VI School District will provide sack lunches and breakfast for families that request them. They will be available for pick-up outside the Elementary School's upper cafeteria from 10am-noon weekdays beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The sack lunch & breakfast are available free of charge to any Festus R-VI student. If you would like to take advantage of this service we ask that you fill out this form for each student who needs a meal.
The Coronavirus spread has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that all gatherings of 50 people or more be cancelled. Experts encourage everyone to avoid large crowds, especially those in tight quarters where people are closer than six feet apart.
Coronavirus is spread by infected people coming into close contact with others. It is transmitted through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The CDC recommends the following measures to help prevent the spread of the disease:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is required to kill the virus.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth.
- Avoid close contact (at least 6 feet) with people who are sick.
- Stay at home if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If a tissue is not available, sneeze into the bend of your arm.
- Clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has opened a 24-hour hotline to answer Coronavirus questions. That number is 877-435-8411.
Festus R-VI Communications
A message from some of our faculty and staff to our Festus School community (3/30/20):
An update on at home learning opportunities 3/30/20:
A message from Superintendent Dr. Link Luttrell - 3/24/20
Missouri 24 hotline - 877-435-8411