COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

UPDATED 3/23/2020: Brentwood Schools will join the St. Louis area districts in closing buildings and extending the Virtual Learning Program through APRIL 22, 2020 as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to align with St. Louis County Stay at Home orders. To read the full announcement and for more information related to COVID-19, please see the links below.

In Brentwood School District, the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.

As a school district, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

In addition to our usual efforts to maintain a clean, healthy environment for students and staff, our maintenance and custodial teams have been working diligently to clean and sanitize the buildings regularly. Our nursing staff and administrators have also been spending additional time working with local health officials to ensure we are meeting best practices in keeping all of our community safe and healthy.

During Spring Break, our custodial team will be disinfecting our facilities from top to bottom in a thorough cleaning process to ensure every surface in every classroom has been treated. This includes walls, desks, chairs, carpets, fixtures, cabinets, lockers, handrails, tables and all other surfaces. While these are normally cleaned regularly by our custodians, Spring Break provides us with an opportunity to be as in depth as possible in our cleaning. 

We all play a role in reducing the likelihood of a coronavirus outbreak in our school district community. We encourage everyone to practice good health habits, including:

  • Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don't have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
  • As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
  • If children are feeling sick, please keep them home from school. Allow them some time to feel better so that they do not risk infecting others.

Brentwood School District COVID-19 Updates

Additional Resources

Community Resources

Food & Meals

  • Chartwells is providing meals to all children under 18 years old at Mark Twain Elementary weekdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Click here for more information.
  • ALL OUR KIDS is a collaborative project to provide "Grab and Go" breakfast and lunch meals for students while schools are not in session. Check the ALL OUR KIDS website for locations and hours by clicking here.
  • St. Louis Area Food-bank pantry finder, by zip code
  • United Way COVID-19 resource page for area offerings
  • Mercy Neighborhood Resources service providers as well as food pantries; you can find that here.
  • Missouri Food Assistance
  • Operation Food Search
  • Some area businesses, will be providing meals for kids. You can find more details here.

Utilities Assistance

  • Charter is offering free access to spectrum broadband and wi-fi for families with school-aged children. Details here.
  • Ameren is suspending all disconnections for non-payment and forgiving late payment fees for residential and business customers. Details here.  
  • Spire is suspending all disconnections and late fees until May 1. Details here
  • MO American Water is suspending disconnects and reconnecting those who are currently shut off. Detail here
  • Heat UP STL
  • Urban League: 314-615-3640
  • Salvation Army: 314-646-3000
  • Community Action Agency: 314-863-0015
  • United Way: 2111-800-427-4626; their COVID-19 dedicated page has additional information

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Mental Health Resources

  • Youth In Need: Youth in need can access help 24 hours a day at the St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline at 314-628-2929. Telehealth counseling options have been implemented due to COVID-19.
  • KUTO (Kids Under TwentyOne) Crisis Helpline: Youth friendly 24/7 crisis hotline. (314/888) 644-5886
  • Safe Connections: Crisis hotline for women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse; 24-hour crisis hotline: 314 531-2003
  • Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline: 800 392-0210
  • Behavioral Health Response: Confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management (CISM). 1 800 811-4760 (hotline)
  • Life Crisis-Suicide/Crisis Hotline: 314 647-4357
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273-TALK (8255)
  • Hopeline Network: 1 800 SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Mid-Missouri Crisis Line: 1 888 761-4357 or text “HAND” to 839863
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 24/7, 365-day-a- year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 1 800 985-5990

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