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.

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December 1, 2020

Dear Alton School District Families:

As we continue to monitor our local and regional COVID-19 metrics, it is evident that we will not be able to return to in-person learning under the hybrid model for the remainder of the second quarter. The resurgence of COVID-19 in our region and the increases we are seeing
locally in required isolations and quarantines will not make it possible to return to any form of in-person learning this quarter. Therefore, remote-only instruction and learning will continue through Tuesday, December 22.

Please know this decision is being made to protect the health and safety of our students and staff to the highest degree possible. I am attaching updated information from the Madison County Health Department. As you will see, positive cases per 100,000 and youth cases have increased dramatically since I last communicated with you on November 17. These numbers are concerning and not inclusive yet of the spike anticipated from the Thanksgiving holiday.

As we continue forward with remote-only instruction, it is important for students to finish strong this semester. Participating in remote learning each day is a critical part of this process. Should your child experience difficulties in accessing remote instruction or completing required assignments/independent work, please communicate immediately with your teacher. It is also recommended that parents review Skyward Family Access often to monitor student grades, attendance and completed assignments.

Student meal services will continue through December with the same pick-up formats currently underway. Morning meal pick-ups are available at neighborhood locations and select schools. An afternoon/early evening pick-up time is also available at Alton High.
Please visit for a complete list of times/days/locations.

Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school should you have additional questions or if we can assist you further as we continue remote learning throughout the remainder of this first semester.

Kristie L. Baumgartner  

Kristie L. Baumgartner 

Student Meal Distribution Information 


Click here to view the 2020-2021 Bus Lists 

Is your child having problems logging in to their chromebook?

Click here for guidance.

Click here to view the Alton School District

Hybrid Plan Remote Formats


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

Online Registration is now open for all returning students.
Click the link below to register your child for the 2020-2021 school year.

For more Registration Information please visit the Registration page.

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