New Quarantine Procedure in Effect Throughout District

With the sharp increase of positive covid-19 cases more students are pulled out of school for contact tracing.
December 1, 2020

On Nov. 24. Superintendent Nathan Hoven announced a new quarantine protocol to be in effect at all Francis Howell schools starting Nov. 30. The initial plan announced by Gov. Mike Parson on Nov. 12 states...

Three Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Have Affected Around 70 Students

This photo illustration portrays how different in person learning is from online.  The COVID-19 cases in our building have cause roughly 70 students to make a temporary transition to online learning.
After cases have started appearing in the building, several students are forced into mandatory quarantine
September 24, 2020

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Francis Howell Central received notification of its second COVID-19 case followed closely by a third case on Sept. 22. According to Dr. Andrew Downs, approximately 70 students have...

Update: New Last Day of School

April 16, 2020

At the virtual board of education meeting tonight, April 16, the District announced that the official last day of the Francis Howell School District’s 2019-2020 school year will be Tuesday, May 19. After...

Update: Information Regarding Senior Traditions and Events

April 16, 2020

A lot of expectations and traditions come with being a high school senior. The past few weeks teachers, counselors, and building administrators have been working hard so that these events can still take...

Celebrating Our F.A.M.I.L.Y Quarantine Style

Mrs. Fetsch celebrates, with her FHC family, being cancer free! Even a pandemic could not stop teachers, students, and administrators from doing something a little special for a very special person.
April 16, 2020

In a time of solitude and sorrow, there is still joy. There is still hope. There is still community. To honor math teacher Roxanne Fetsch, who has been battling leukemia throughout the past few years,...

School Closes For Remainder of the Year

Francis Howell Central High School sits empty during the COVID-19 quarantine.
As the coronavirus worsens, Governor Mike Parsons orders all schools in Missouri to close for the reminder of the school year
April 9, 2020
Francis Howell School District will be closing it’s doors for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year as part of an order handed down from Governor Mike Parsons closing all schools for this time period in the state of Missouri. Spring sports and activities in high schools have also been ordered to cease.

“Hold Harmless” Grading

Pencil and paper learning has become a thing of the past, now replaced by screens and keyboards. The concept of grading has also shifted in this abnormal time.
The Francis Howell School District has decided it's policy for online grading
April 6, 2020

For a while, the Francis Howell School District has been wrestling with the issue of how grading will work during online classes, and in an extremely unpredictable time of life. On Thursday, April 2, the...

In The Coming Weeks

The email sent from Dr. Hendricks-Harris concerning the coming weeks.
How FHSD will be helping students and staff prepare for two weeks of quarantined learning
March 22, 2020

As the predetermined spring break comes to an end for the Francis Howell School District, so begins the two-week hiatus from in-person attendance at schools across the state. While it has been mandated...

Restaurants in the St. Louis Area Set to Close Dining Rooms

While restaurants are no longer able to offer eat-in dining, they can provide carry-out services. This allows businesses to still bring in some profit.
Restaurants and bars in the St. Louis area have been ordered to cease eat-in services by Thursday at Midnight
March 18, 2020

Tuesday, officially announced at a joint news conference of regional leaders, all restaurants and bars in the St. Louis area have been ordered to cease dine-in services by midnight on Thursday. Many establishments...

COVID-19 Live Updates

COVID-19 Live Updates
The most recent updates on the coronavirus situation.
March 16, 2020

With the recent outbreak gaining momentum, keeping up with COVID-19's trajectory can be helpful and informative. Updates will be coming regularly throughout the days in the coming weeks. 

FHSD Cancels School Amid COVID-19 Concerns

A banner across the FHSD website describes the suspension of school and activities across the district
FHSD suspends school and activities until April 6
March 15, 2020

Amid COVID-19 concerns, the Francis Howell School District has suspended all classes and activities for an extended two-week period after spring break. School is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 6....

COVID-19 Concerning Cottleville

On Wednesday, March 11, Assistant Principal Dave Stofer takes a student's name as she provides him with information about her access to technology at home. The district surveyed the entire student population to see who would need help in staying connected to their school in case of school closings due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
How the recent outbreak may affect students at FHC
March 15, 2020

A hack or a cough heard by any passerby can evoke a flinch. Hand sanitizer, surgical masks, and even toilet paper has flown off the shelves at supermarkets everywhere. Everyone is tense, waiting for the...

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