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Jennings, Riverview Gardens Cancel Tuesday Classes

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Police officers work to keep order as demonstrators express their feelings on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police officers work to keep order as demonstrators express their feelings on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - Jennings School District has cancelled classes for Tuesday due to the unrest in Ferguson.

The district released the following statement:

“It certainly saddens us that there is continued unrest in Ferguson. While the incidents were contained in Ferguson, out of an abundance of caution in regards to traffic flow for students walking to school, we will assess matters an additional day and we will use Tuesday as a staff development day for staff to prepare for students on Wednesday.  There have not been incidents this weekend or this week in Jennings and we are proud of the peace that’s been maintained in our own school community.

“Fortunately all of our schools are located within walking distance in the middle of each neighborhood.  As a result, any student that needs access to lunch at the school closest to them  or any family that needs access to mental health services, may access those services 12PM-1:00PM today at the school closest to their residence.  Families can make an appointment for mental health service needs by calling the school.  As needed, in special situations, food deliveries can also be made by contacting the school office.

“We greatly appreciate the calls from residents to volunteer at our schools. Schools can provide ways community members can volunteer as we continue to keep our community a peaceful strong community. This month is being considered as a time of service to our  Jennings community and various projects will be supported. Principals and counselors can address all inquiries directly.
“Thank you for your continued understanding and support. We do hope to welcome back our students for the second week of school on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Riverview Gardens Schools are also today.

“All classes, transportation and afternoon activities in the Riverview Gardens School District, are cancelled today, August 19, 2014,” a release stated. “Staff are asked to report to buildings at 9am. Riverview Gardens School District parents who wish to pick up pre-packed lunches for students may do so at Koch Elementary at 9a, Lewis & Clark Elementary at 10:15a, and Highland Elementary 11:15a. All school closure decisions are made with the safety and security for all students as our first priority.”

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