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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January 15, 2021

Dear Alton School District Families:

On Tuesday (1/19/21), the Alton School District will transition to our Hybrid Learning Plan.  As we return to in-person learning for many of our students, I would like to share some reminders and important information.  Please take a moment to review this information.

MASKS REQUIRED – 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.  Please note the Madison County Health Department has stated that neck gaiters are not acceptable face coverings and therefore, not permitted in place of face masks.  Social distancing will also be employed to the highest degree possible.

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 (click here to review symptoms). By sending your child to school/placing them on a bus each day, you are self-certifying they do not present any of these symptoms. Proper self-certification is the key to maintaining a safe learning environment.  Student temperatures will also be taken when they enter the school each day. Please note that students who display a COVID-like symptom(s) will be sent home immediately. Siblings of the student displaying a COVID-like symptom(s) will also be sent home, even if asymptomatic, as required by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines for household contacts. IDPH and local guidelines will be followed regarding the required length of time out and/or the documentation required in returning to school.    

HAND HYGIENE – Hand sanitizing stations are provided in every classroom and located throughout our hallways.  Students will be asked to maintain hand hygiene throughout the day including hand sanitizing and handwashing.  

SCHOOL SCHEDULES –  On Tuesday, January 19, students on the Gray Schedule will begin in-person learning. Students on the Red Schedule will begin in-person learning on Wednesday, January 20.                                      


 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)

 *Students are permitted to arrive at school 30 minutes before the start of school (but no sooner).            


 Remote-Only Schedule:

Students at AHS and AMS receiving remote-only instruction will continue to follow their current school schedule for classes.  Elementary students receiving remote-only instruction or remote instruction provided by their classroom teacher (4th and 5th grades) should review communication from the classroom teacher regarding the daily schedule for instruction. 

– Student bus schedules are posted on the district website (click here for schedules).  Please remember that students should arrive at their stop 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

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, bottles of water will be available at each school.

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE – District elementary schools will offer after-school care on days that students attend in person.  Please contact your school for additional information and availability.

SCHOOL MEALS – Students at Alton Middle School and Alton High School will receive a “grab and go” meal bag when they leave each day after in-person instruction. This bag will include breakfasts and lunches.  Elementary students will eat breakfast and lunch at school each day of in-person attendance (utilizing classrooms, outdoor and other spaces).  Elementary students will also take a “grab and go” meal bag home for hybrid remote days.  Remote-only students may pick up meal bags at Alton High School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. each week.

Thank you again for taking the time to review these reminders and additional information.  We look forward to seeing students next week.


Kristie  L. Baumgartner


Student Meal Distribution Information 

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

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