Savannah R3 Closed through the end of the 2019-20 School year

April 17, 2020

On April 9, Missouri Governor Mike Parsons announced that all schools will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This closure caused hardship for district families, students, staff, and community members. The Savannah R3 district administration team remains dedicated to supporting our students and has been working to plan for the rest of the year.

Educational Support

Savannah R3 teachers are diligently trying to best serve students during the COVID-19 school closure. The assignments/activities/lessons/quizzes teachers prepare and send out are completely optional; however, it is our suggestion that students should complete the work in order to stay current with their learning objectives. It is our sincere hope students complete the work being suggested by teachers.

SR3 teachers are evaluating student work during this time but not recording grades. We have instructed teachers to provide written comments but to award no points for the work assigned since March 23rd. Canvas, USA TestPrep, Khan Academy or other resources might “grade” a quiz or activity to give students immediate feedback, but those scores are NOT being synced with our official grade book in Tyler

The High School Exception: If an SHS student was passing the courses he/she was enrolled in during 2nd semester prior to March 23, he/she will be awarded a "P" and transcripts will show the student as "passing" the course. However, if an SHS student was failing a course prior to March 23, he/she will need to work with the teacher to complete the list of essentials (3rd quarter missing/failed assignments) needed in order to earn the "P" to "pass" the course.  

As approved at the April 14, 2020, Board of Education meeting, all students will be promoted to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year unless a plan for retention was already in place.

Meal Service

Grab & Go Meals will continue to be provided from 11 am to Noon on the following schedule:

Monday Pick up will include:Monday Lunch, Tuesday BreakfastTuesday Lunch, Wednesday Breakfast
Wednesday Pick up will include:Wednesday Lunch, Thursday BreakfastThursday Lunch, Friday BreakfastFriday Lunch

Lockers/ Classroom Clean Out


Beginning May 14th, the elementary schools will be using a curbside pick up or drive through model to return student belongings. Students are encouraged to bring back library books at this time. More information regarding this pick up will be communicated to our students and parents at the beginning of May.

Middle School & High School

Beginning May 14th, the Middle School and High School will begin allowing a few students at a time into the building to clean out their lockers. In order to keep with social distancing mandates, this will have to be a very well planned event. More information regarding scheduling will be communicated to our students and parents at the beginning of May.

Student Athletic Equipment

SHS coaching staff will be reaching out to student-athletes to schedule equipment and uniform returns.


This year only the Senior class will be returning Chromebooks. However, anyone not planning to return to Savannah next year needs to make arrangements with building administration. For now, students need to have access to their machines for distance learning and in order to stay connected.


Graduation will not be held on May 17th as originally scheduled, it has been tentatively rescheduled for June 28, 2020. District and high school administration are working on an alternative plan for a virtual ceremony if the need arises. A final decision about traditional or virtual graduation will be made no later than June 14th.

Kindergarten Screenings

Early Learning Center/ PreK Screenings will be held July 27- 31.

Elementary Kindergarten Screenings will be scheduled as follows:

August 3rd - 4th: Minnie Cline Elementary

August 6th: Helena Elementary

August 7th: Amazonia Elementary

August 10th: John Glenn Elementary

Families who had previously scheduled a screening will be contacted to reschedule. Anyone still needing to schedule a screening needs to contact the school on Monday or Wednesday between 8 am and Noon. Screenings will be held at each student’s home school.

Summer School

At this point, no decisions have been made about Summer School. A final decision will be communicated to all SR3 families via email and the district website.

The Savannah R3 District Administration would like to thank the entire Savage Nation for your support and understanding during this unusual time. A special thank you to district faculty and staff for continually going above and beyond. And finally, thank you to each and every student who makes this district exceptional