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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February 25, 2021 

Instructional Plan for 4th Quarter 

Dear Alton School District Families: 

On Monday, March 15 (the start of the 4th quarter), the Alton School District will begin providing in-person instruction five days per week for our K-12 students. While we continue to monitor our regional and local COVID-19 metrics, the consistent and continued improvement of our community and school district health over the past month currently supports our plan to increase the number of days offered. We are looking very forward to expanding in-person instruction to five days a week for our students! 

In making this transition, we want to share some important information and timelines: 


Students Currently on Remote-Only Instruction Opting to Change to In-Person on 3/15/21: 

Families of students currently receiving remote-only instruction but choosing to return to in-person instruction beginning on March 15, will need to log into Skyward Family Access and choose in-person instruction on the selection screen no later than Friday, March 5. If you prefer or have difficulty making this selection in Skyward, you may also call your school office to select/confirm this change (school office numbers are provided at the end of this communication for your convenience). 

Students Currently Attending in Person on the Red or Gray Schedule: 

Students currently attending in person on the Red or Gray Schedule will be automatically registered to attend in person 5 days per week. Families do not need to confirm this selection or take any additional action at this time. 

Students Currently Receiving Remote-Only Instruction: 

Families of students receiving remote-only instruction who wish to stay remote for the 4th quarter will be automatically registered to continue with remote instruction. Families do not need to confirm this selection or take any additional action at this time. Remote instruction will be provided in the same format as in the 3rd quarter. Please keep in mind that remote students will participate virtually for the whole group instructional portion of each class. After whole group instruction is complete, remote students will then work independently at home while teachers work directly with/provide additional support to students attending in person. 

NOTE: The instructional format selected will be for the entire 4th quarter. 


Because of specific COVID restrictions still in place that limit group size (relative to lunch at our larger schools), all buildings will continue to utilize the current compacted schedule: 

Eunice Smith, Gilson Brown, Lewis and Clark and Lovejoy: 

8:45 to 1:35 

East, North and West: 

8:30 to 1:20 

Alton High and Alton Middle School: 

8:00 to 12:30 

*Mark Twain and Early Childhood schedules/days of attendance will be directly communicated 

to families. 


During the week of March 8, important reminders regarding safety measures, bus transportation and food service will be shared with the families of all students attending in person. Please take the time to review this important information with your child(ren) once received. 


We realize you may have questions specific to your school or family. We are happy to help with any questions so please call 474-2600 or email ( if we can be of additional assistance. 


Kristie L. Baumgartner 


*Reminder: If you opt for your child to transition from remote to in-person instruction beginning March 15, please make this selection in Skyward Family Access or call your school office by Friday, March 5. 

East Elementary – 463-2130                      North Elementary – 463-2171 

Eunice Smith Elementary -463-2077         West Elementary – 463-2134 

Gilson Brown Elementary – 463-2175       Alton High – 474-2700 

Lewis and Clark Elementary – 463-2177   Alton Middle – 474-2200 

Lovejoy Elementary – 463-2057

Student Meal Distribution Information 

Information for Parents on

the P-EBT Program 

COVID Dashboard

Information on Symptoms from the CDC

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