April 11, 2020
Missouri Governor Orders Schools To Remain Closed For Rest Of the 2019-2020 Academic School Year Due To COVID-19
Dear Bambini Creativi Community,
I am sure you were sad to learn the news this week as I was when Governor Mike Parson announced new orders, on April 9th, for all public, private, and charter schools in Missouri state to close through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The Governor announced all school buildings would remain closed to the public and classroom instruction, but state education officials said the remote learning should be continuing.
Not having the opportunity to end our school year in-person and together will be a difficult loss for all of us. Our educational team has been discussing and planning contingency plans for our spring school events since we transitioned to e-learning on March 23rd. With the new understanding of the Governor's decision, our educational team will continue to move toward fulfilling those plans and implementing creative solutions for our April and May community events.
In addition, we have been contemplating innovative scenarios and potential alternative dates for our special end-of-the-year events and graduation for the Grande class & 5th-grade class of 2020. We will continue to share updates and details with you in the coming weeks. Thank you for your partnership and patience, and for helping make our e-learning experience meaningful for our students for the remainder of the school year. This time shall pass, and when school returns, we will be even more grateful for our time together.
I wish you peace and good health!
Founder & Head of School