• Student Services director Vince EstradaVince Estrada, LCWS, is Director of Student Services & Family Engagement for the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District.

    From 1995–2001, Vince served MRH as the District social worker, where he had the privilege of working closely with students, families and MRH staff. In 2001, he was asked to become the first full-time MRH Director of Student Services. In this capacity, he provides administrative support in program areas that deal with educational equity. These program areas include:

    • Enrollment
    • Counseling & Guidance
    • Social Work Services
    • Nursing & Health Services
    • Family & Community Engagement
    • Students/Families in Transition (McKinney Vento)
    • 504 Referrals and Planning
    • Special Education Liaison
    • Children’s Division Liaison
    • Foster Care Liaison
    • Joe’s Place
    • ELL Family Services
    • School Health Programs
    • Holiday Assistance
    • District Wellness
    • Weekends on Wheels
    • Student Records

    "Feel free to reach out to me at vince.estrada@mrhschools.net or call 314-565-7441 (cell)."    

Stemming COVID-19 in Schools

    • The MRH School District remains committed to the following four principles regarding our COVID-19 plans:

      • Following the Science and Data  MRH continues to be an active member in the regional COVID-19 Task Force which includes local education leaders and public health experts.  MRH will continually reassess and modify protocols based on local and regional data. Currently, MRH is a mask-recommended space, but if any building exceeds the 1.5% threshold of active COVID cases, we will reinstate masks for 2 weeks. 

      • Keeping Students in School With the increased availability of masks, free testing, and strong vaccination rates, MRH will implement the recently revised symptom decision tree to assess students and return them to school as soon, and as safely, as possible.  The new symptom decision tree developed by Washington University  focuses on fewer symptoms and creates pathways to return to school quickly using testing and masking strategies.

      • Collaboration MRH actively seeks partnerships with local sources to assist with COVID-19 testing and vaccinations:

        • Our partnership with Washington University provides MRH families free access to saliva-based PCR tests: Washington University Drive Up Testing

        • Our partnership with Washington University provides an opportunity to receive information about vaccines as part of a research study where participants can earn up to $100.00 in gift cards: Vaccine Communication Research Study

      • Communication Our ability to keep students in school will depend upon clear communication between our school district and our families. 

        • COVID-19 Dashboard: The MRH School District will reinstate the COVID-19 dashboard starting the week of August 29.  

        • Classroom notifications: The MRH School District will send out classroom notifications if a COVID-19 positive person was on campus and there was a possibility of close contact with students and/or staff.

    Family communication with the school: MRH is asking families to report COVID-19 positive cases and potential exposures to the school nurse. While we are not quarantining students and close contacts, it does help our team advise families about next steps and to send out the appropriate notifications.  Please use the following link to report student absences: 2022-2023 MRH Student Illness Reporting Form


  • The MRH School District offers a robust wellness program for students as outlined in Board Policy ADF. Policy EBB deals with communicable diseases, and policy JHC describes the MRH districtwide coordinated student health services program.

    Health Forms

    Use the following directions for the PDFs listed below: 

    1. Download the attached form onto your device or print the attached PDF.

    2. Save it with your student’s first and last name.

    3. Complete the downloaded form.

    4. Send it back to your student’s school nurse as an attachment. 

    5. Remember:  Forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

    Annual Health and Medication Form

    MO School Immunization Requirements 

    Medication Authorization

    Child Medical Exam Report

    Medical Emergency Action Plan

    Immunizations/Special Needs

    If your student has any of the following action plans: Asthma Action Plan, Seizure Action Plan, Diabetes Management Plan, or Allergy Action Plan, you should reach out to your student’s medical team and request an updated action plan for the current school year. These action plans can also be sent to school once you receive them. 

    We would also like to remind you that students enrolled in the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District are required to have up-to-date immunization records according to Missouri School Immunization Law 167.181 -- even during virtual learning. This applies to all students, whether Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is in tier one, two, or three.