Lockdown at Marine Campus

August 27, 2015
Early this morning (about 3:00 a.m.) there was a shooting in the neighborhood near the Marine building. This afternoon gunshots were heard in the area at about 4:00 p.m. We immediately went into lockdown and kept staff and parents in the building until police arrived. Police will patrol the area for the rest of the evening (until about 6:00 p.m. when aftercare ends). Police confirmed that shots were fired, but did not find evidence of damage to persons or property. 

 The safety of students and staff are our priority. We have requested additional police presence at the school and will remain in lockdown on Friday. We will maintain regular contact with police. Please exercise additional caution when entering and leaving the building. 

Thank you.

Sarah Kirschner, MBA, SPHR

Chief Operating Officer

Board of Directors – August Meeting

SLLIS Meeting NoticeMonday, August 3, 2015

Location – 4011 Papin Street, St. Louis, MO


Board of Directors

August Meeting



1. Call to Order/Roll Call

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Finance, Facilities and Audit Committee Report

4. Executive Session

5. Return to Public Session

6. Adjournment



Board of Directors Workshop

After Board Meeting

4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.



SLLIS Board Executive Session this Friday, June 12

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TFS Closed Thursday and Friday

Dear TFS families,
I am very sorry to report that we are unable to get the temperatures under control in the Pine building and will be canceling the remaining days of school at The French School.
I know this is an anticlimactic way to end our school year.  The teachers and I are disappointed that we did not get to say our official good-byes to our students! Despite this, we are primed and ready for the move to the Marine camps and are getting excited about all the possibilities our new space presents.
I wish you and your families peace and relaxation and look forward to seeing all of you at Marine in August.
Conrad Wildsmith
Head of the French School

TFS Closed Wednesday, June 10

Due to the extreme temperatures in the Pine building, school has been cancelled for Wednesday, June 10, 2015

TFS Head of School Conrad Wildsmith and Chief Operating Officer Sarah Kirshner will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis and will update families via email, Bright Arrow phone call and posting to this blog and Facebook.

Regular dismissal at TFS today!

Hello TFS Parents,

Despite the rising temperatures at our Pine location, we will have regular dismissal today at 3:20. We will keep the children who remain at school as comfortable as possible and run buses at the normal time this afternoon. We will also continue Mosaic services.  If you would like to pick up your student before dismissal, please feel free to do so.

Thank you!

TCS New Family Play Day Coming Soon!

Dear TCS families,
Thank you for coming to our New Family Orientation! It was great for us to get to know each other better. Thanks to our current families for joining us to share their school experiences with you. Hope their sharing can ease some of your worries for the upcoming school year.
Every year after the orientation, we provide the opportunity for the new families to get together and for their children to play together. We want to invite your family and your new kindergartener and 1st grader to come to our Marine playground Play Day on June 14th at 1-4pm. It is a relaxing time for kids to play together and for parents to chat together.  For those who missed the orientation, it is a great opportunity for you to catch up.
We also encourage the current Kindergarten and 1st grade parents to bring your kids to join us. I am sure you will all have a wonderful time there!
Lydia Chen
Head of The Chinese School
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