Current Status

We can't wait to welcome everyone (new and returning) for the 2021-2022 school year. Classes begin Aug. 23.

Check out our Back-to-School Central website

We've compiled important information for students and families in one convenient website. Families and staff can find calendar information, back-to-school events, supply lists, first-day-of-school signs and more on the new website.

Superintendent's update

Read Dr. Tim Pecoraro's most recent update.

Health and safety protocols for 2021-2022

After consulting reviewing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Louis County Department of Public Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pattonville established its health and safety protocols for the new school year.

Free COVID-19 testing

Pattonville is partnering with the CDC, St. Louis University and Washington University to offer free COVID-19 testing for the Pattonville community. Tests are saliva-based and do not require nasal swabbing. Testing will be conducted from the patient's car and is available Sundays through Fridays. Results are typically available in 24 to 48 hours. To request a test, call (314) 454-4269.

Pattonville's COVID-19 Dashboard

Pattonville has launched a new COVID-19 dashboard with information on positive cases and quarantines for the 2021-2022 school year. The dashboard includes information about students and staff. Approximately 97% of Pattonville students are attending school in person during the 2021-2022 school year, up from last year’s figures. In the first semester of 2020-2021, 43% opted for 100% virtual, while 57% selected in-person. Parents were given the option to change their learning choice for the second semester last school year, and the figures changed as follows: 30% for the 100% virtual option and 70% for in-person learning.

Important Links

Getting vaccinated

Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can:

  • Be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19

  • Get sick from COVID-19

  • Spread COVID-19 to others.

CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Getting your child or teen vaccinated can bring you one step closer to enjoying the activities you miss. Please continue to practice personal protective measures. Additional information from the CDC can be found here.​

Where to get a vaccine

Learn more about the vaccines, how they were developed, and where you can find a vaccine today at


The St. Louis County Department of Public Health welcomes the FDA’s decision Monday (Aug. 23) to grant full approval to the Pfizer vaccine for individuals 16 and up. The decision means that the vaccine has now gone through the FDA’s standard process for review of quality, safety and efficacy of medical products which reinforced medical experts’ conclusion that the vaccine is safe and highly effective at preventing serious illness or death due to COVID-19. More than 200 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered in the United States so far, authorities say, and reactions are typically mild and temporary for those who experience them.

The Pfizer vaccine, which will now be marketed under the brand name Comirnaty, currently is available for free at all three of DPH’s permanent clinics – John C. Murphy Health Center, North Central Health Center and the South County Health Center – as well as at most of its neighborhood clinics. The vaccine continues to be available under emergency use authorization for individuals 12 through 15 year of age.

To find a convenient vaccination opportunity, please visit Both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are also available at many DPH locations.

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

After you've been Vaccinated

Stop and SCreen your health

Students and staff must not come to school if they are sick, quarantining or waiting for COVID-19 test results. Do not come to school if you have a current respiratory illness and/or symptoms of COVD-19 or a known exposure to a positive COVID-19 case within the past 14 days. If any of these apply, please notify your child’s building administrator or, for staff, your principal or supervisor.

All students and staff must screen themselves daily to determine if they have symptoms of COVID-19. A graphic describing COVID-19 symptoms is shown below. This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC continues to update this list as it learns more about COVID-19. Find out more at

IMPORTANT: Report positive COVID-19 tests for you or a member of your household.

Everyone must stay home if they are sick. Report normal absences and illnesses as usual. However, positive or suspected cases of COVID-19 need to be reported immediately to allow the schools to take appropriate action. Please report such cases as follows:


  • Contact the building administrator of your child’s school.

Staff Members

  • Contact your building administrator or supervisor.

Mental health and wellness supports

Missouri residents who may be experiencing stress and anxiety related to COVID-19 may call the “Show Me Hope Line” at 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 for assistance. The service is available 24 hours a day throughout the week. For additional information, please click here.

Virtual Wellness Center

Pattonville values the emotional and mental well-being of every student, staff and community member. To support the entire school family, Pattonville’s counselors, social workers and social-emotional specialists created a website dedicated to mental and physical health and wellness. The Pattonville Wellness Center website serves as a resource of virtual toolkits, community supports and strategies to help with stress management, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise and more. The site also includes online and downloadable resources as well as school counseling contacts. Visit the website at

Other Information and Resource Links

CDC school study

Pattonville hosted an online presentation with infectious disease expert Dr. Jason Newland on May 18. During the event, Newland provided an update on COVID-19 and the results of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) program that included the Pattonville school community in studying COVID-19 transmission and mitigation strategies in schools.

View the May 2021 presentation at right.