Alton School District
550 Landmarks Blvd, Suite A, Alton, Illinois
Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2128
Superintendent: Kristie Baumgartner

Our Mission

The mission of the Alton School District is to prepare our students with college, career and citizenship skills through a safe and progressive learning environment.

Important Information About Weather and Instruction

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March 12, 2021 

Dear Alton School District Families: 

We are excited to begin providing five days of in-person instruction and learning on Monday! I would like to share a few updates and reminders as we prepare for our transition next week. Please take just a moment to review this information: 

MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAND HYGIENE – Students and staff will be required to wear masks at all times while inside of schools and on buses. Appropriate masks should cover both the mouth and nose and have two layers of tightly-woven fabric. Gaiters are now also approved (in updated CDC guidance) as long as they also contain two layers of fabric. Social distancing will be maintained to the highest degree possible in all school settings. Hand hygiene remains important and all classrooms and hallways are equipped with hand sanitizing stations. 

SELF-CERTIFICATION OF HEALTH – Students should only come to school when they are healthy, free of symptoms and have not been in contact with sick family or friends. Each day, parents must assess their child(ren) and ensure they do not have any of the COVID-like symptoms prior to sending to school. 

IN-PERSON STUDENT ATTENDANCE – Students attending in-person instruction are expected to be at school each day unless they are ill/symptomatic or have another excused reason for an absence. Students will not be permitted to attend in-person on some days while choosing to participate remotely on other days. This cannot be permitted due to the complications involving contact tracing and teachers that must plan for in-person students each day. Therefore, please let your child’s school know when an excused absence is necessary. Otherwise, the students of families selecting in-person instruction are expected to be in school each day. 

SCHOOL SCHEDULES - (Students may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the start of school.) 

In-Person Student Schedule: 

*Alton High and Alton Middle School: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

*East, North and West Elementary: 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 

*Eunice Smith, Gilson Brown, Lewis and Clark and Lovejoy: 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

(See school communications for Mark Twain and ECC start/end times) 


BRING WATER – Students are encouraged to bring a bottle of water with them to school each day (AMS and AHS students should bring a clear water bottle). If a student should forget to bring water, bottled water will be available at each school. 

SCHOOL MEALS – Students at Alton Middle School and Alton High School will continue to receive a “grab and go” meal bag, with breakfast and lunch included, when they leave each day after in-person instruction. Elementary students will eat breakfast and lunch at school each day of in-person attendance (utilizing classrooms, outdoor and other spaces). On Fridays, all students attending in person will receive a meal bag with breakfasts and lunches for the weekend days. Remote-only students/families may pick up meal bags at Alton High School from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Thank you again for taking the time to review this information. I simply cannot overstate how wonderful it will be next week when we move to a five-day schedule. On behalf of our Board of Education and staff members, thank you for all you continue to do in supporting your children and our schools! 


Kristie L. Baumgartner 


 Registration OPEN

Student Meal Distribution Information 

Information for Parents on the

P-EBT Program 

Click to begin Enrollment

Click here to start a Kindergarten Enrollment application

Informational Flyer - click to view

COVID Dashboard

Information on Symptoms from the CDC

The Alton High School music & theater departments are thrilled to present
Little Shop of Horrors!
In person performances for an audience of up to 125 are:
Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
*Sunday, April 25, 2:00 p.m. CST- streaming performance (produced by Megyme Productions)
*Note: this performance can only be viewed at 2:00 p.m. CST, Sunday, April 25. You can not rewind or rewatch the stream.
Prices for live performances are $12.00 adults & $5.00 students.
Streaming performance is $15.00 for single and $40.00 for a family.
To purchase tickets, go to
Under "Find an Organization" enter Alton High School Select "Current Events" and choose the show you'd like to attend.
*In person tickets are general seating. Please sit spaced out between other attendees.
*Guests will be asked to check their temperature at the kiosks as you enter Alton H.S. and there will be a quick health verification before you enter the auditorium.
*Masks must be worn at all times during the performance.
*There will not be an intermission

Click here to view the 2020-2021 Bus Lists 

Is your child having problems logging in to their chromebook?

Click here for guidance.

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Neighborhood Food Distribution for Students – Beginning 1/04/21
Alton School District buses will be setting up locations in neighborhoods across Alton, Godfrey and Fosterburg to provide students with breakfast/lunch bags. A three-day food bag will be provided on Mondays and a four-day meal bag on Thursdays each week during remote learning. For example 1/4, 1/7, 1/11 and 1/14. In addition to the neighborhood bus locations listed below, “grab and go” pick-up sites, are also available on the same days (8:00 am to 12:00 pm) at AHS, AMS (Annex), East, North and West. Additionally, on Mondays and Wednesdays meals may be picked up at AHS between 4:00-6:00 (1/4, 1/6, 1/11, 1/13 and 1/18). MEALS ARE PROVIDED FOR ALTON CUSD #11 PRE-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY.

Surrey Court Apartments, Godfrey
Old Milton School Parking Lot (by Maeva’s), Alton
Oakwood Community Center, Alton
Alton Acres Community Center, Alton
Villa Marie Subdivision (Neighborhood Swim Club), Godfrey
Olin Park (State Street), Alton
Enchanted Village (front of neighborhood), Fosterburg
Springhaven Subdivision (bus at Faith Baptist Church on Humbert), Godfrey

Camelot Subdivision, (front entrance), Godfrey
Boys and Girls Club, Alton
Mark Twain School Parking Lot (Milton Road), Alton
Hellrung Park, Alton
Storeyland Subdivision, Godfrey
Oak Grove Mobile Home Park, Godfrey
Northwood Apartments (Big Arch Road), Alton
Harrison Funeral Chapel (Central Avenue), Alton

Alton High School (front parking area)

Letter to Parents

August 21, 2020

Letter to Parents / FAQs /Remote Learning Plan 

August 3, 2020

2020-2021 Alton School District Return to Learn Comprehensive Plan

During the 2020-2021 school year, it may be necessary to consider and possibly even use three different plans at various points. The three plans include:

  1. In-person Instruction (Monday through Friday)
  2. Blended or Hybrid Instruction (students attend in person on alternating days)
  3. Complete Remote Instruction (when a school or district closure is required).

The following link provides a description of each plan. Click here for Details

Click here for the Parent FAQ Sheet

Click here to view the Parent Resource for Remote Learning Guide

Click here to view the Special Education and Related Services Letter for Parents

As a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their official Month of Service leaders from American Water's Customer team have created a fun virtual library of employees, and their families, reading books for elementary school children in grades 1-3. The collection is available to schools throughout the local area community. May this virtual 'Americans In Action' storybook initiative bring laughs, cheers, and joy to all who listen.

YMCA Child Enrichment Program Enrollment Packet Binder

YMCA Child Enrichment Parent Handbook

YMCA Child Enrichment Amended Enrollment Form Remote Learning

2020-2021 School Supply Lists
Click on the grade level (s) below to access your list

K-2 3-5 6-8 Mark Twain

Parents, students, or community members can anonymously report concerns regarding bullying or other behavior impacting student safety by clicking the button below:

 Reach Out and Read (ROAR)

On March 19, 2015, KMOV visited West Elementary to report on the amazing support of our community members through the Reach Out and Read program.

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If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like information on how to volunteer, please click on the following links below:


Click on the link to watch the follow-up segment on our ROAR program
ROAR Update

Contact Us
Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd, Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2128