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Steering Committee

The members of the steering committee are parishioners, school parents, and experts in their professional fields that will work with St. Margaret of Scotland administration to coordinate an overall proactive planning effort to re-open school for learning, with increased attention to the health and safety of the SMOS community.   

If you have questions regarding the reopening of school, please contact Mrs. Young or Ms. Burke.

School Administration: Clare Young, Principal; Christine Burke, Assistant Principal; and Chris Stephens, Administrative Support

Co-Chairs: Bridget Andrews and Mary Lisa Penilla

Members: Jenny Schmidt MD, Chris Heisig, Tom Reitenbach, Cliff Reynolds, Sherry LeBlanc, Shannon Grass, Ryonnel Jackson, and Michael Miller

Steering Committee

Planning Timeline

In the month of June and early July, our St. Margaret of Scotland planning committees will meet to develop a plan to safely reopen the school in August.  In mid-July, all of the committee work will be assembled in a proposal to Fr. O’Toole for final approval.   Our timeline aligns with the working timelines of the Archdiocese Task Force and St. Louis public school districts.  We hope to provide our plans for fall no later than July 31st.  If at any point during our planning, a full return to distance learning or partial return to school becomes imminent, we will communicate that ASAP in order to give SMOS families adequate time to make plans accordingly.

June 1 
Survey to parents went out

June 14
Survey was due

June 18
Survey results will be distributed to subcommittees to begin planning

June 21
Subcommittee meetings begin to plan to safely reopen the school in August

June 28
Subcommittee meetings continue to plan to safely reopen the school in August

July 10
Subcommittees present recommendations to the steering committee for final approval

July 16
Steering Committee reviews recommendations, mandates, requirements, and begins to develop a plan

Release plan to safely reopen school to SMOS community

Monday, August 24
School Reopens

Planning Timeline

Frequently Asked Questions

We will continue to add questions and answers as we get feedback. Submit your questions here to help us build our FAQs.


What day will school reopen/start?
To meet the varied needs of students, faculty and staff we will implement a Responsive Learning Model with an option for Virtual Learning at Home.  St. Margaret of Scotland School has revised our start date and will now begin the learning year on Monday, August 24.

The FAQs will be continually updated as new questions come in:

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions