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.

July 23, 2021

Dear Alton School District Families: I hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer. We are excited to welcome students back on August 19! This communication is to share the proposed 2021-22 School Opening Plan. The proposed plan provides detailed information on the opening of our schools, layered COVID mitigations and anticipated procedures that will be in place at the start of the school year.

The proposed plan will be highly subject to change and dependent upon our local and regional COVID metrics and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). It will be critical for our families and schools to work together in navigating these uncertain times again this year. High degrees of flexibility and fluidity will likely be necessary throughout the year. For example, we may have portions of the year where masks are optional for students. Yet at other times, masks may be required. These important decisions must be carefully weighed using district, community and regional COVID data. Such decisions are critical to both student and staff safety as well as in supporting daily in-person learning under a normal school schedule.

We are seeking your input, thoughts and questions regarding the proposed plan. After you have an opportunity to review the proposed 2021-22 School Opening Plan, please take a moment to provide feedback. Comments and questions from families regarding the plan can be shared via email at: from now until July 29. Your input is encouraged and valued.

Thank you again for taking the time to review the proposed plan. We realize these are extraordinary times and circumstances. However, above all else, we remain thankful for our district students and families during these challenging times. As we make our final preparations to welcome students back in just a few weeks, please accept my sincere gratitude once again for your support of and trust in the Alton School District and our schools.


Dr. Kristie L. Baumgartner


2021-2022 School Opening Proposed Plan

Registration OPEN

2021-2022 School Supply Lists

 Student Meal Distribution Information 

Information for Parents on the

P-EBT Program 

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Click here to start a Kindergarten Enrollment application

Informational Flyer - click to view

Alton Substitute Training Sign Up

Substitutes click to sign up for training

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?

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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.

YWCA Child Enrichment Program Enrollment Packet Binder

YWCA Child Enrichment Parent Handbook

YWCA Child Enrichment Amended Enrollment Form Remote Learning

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