Shimek Elementary School

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  • Update on Mask Requirements in Schools

    Based on the decision of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Iowa City Community School District’s current protocols will stay in place and we will continue to require face masks for all students, staff, and visitors in our buildings and on our campuses. 

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  • Grab & Go Meal Program moves to an order-based system

    Due to the significant decline in participation in the program as the majority of students are now on-site, we will be transitioning to an order-based meal pick-up system for our families with students learning off-site.

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  • 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

    The Iowa City Community School District will hold Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-23 school year for children who are 5 years old on or before September 15, 2021.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

    We will hold two clinics for COVID-19 vaccine boosters for individuals 12 years of age and older. The clinics are open to the public and are for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses only. Sign up for an appointment today!

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  • Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites Available

    Our District has partnered with Nomi Health to offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the Liberty High School parking lot. The site is open to the public. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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  • Updated Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

    On Monday, January 10, 2022, our District will transition to these updated protocols. While the CDC has modified quarantine and isolation guidance for schools, we continue to require masks for all students, staff, and visitors to our schools.

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  • Updated Health & Safety Protocols Beginning 1/3/22

    The Board endorsed and approved the District’s move to the newly released Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance. This new guidance will go into effect on January 3, 2022, upon return from winter break.

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Principal's Message

  • Chris Pisarik Welcome to Shimek Elementary School, and thank you for sharing with us your most precious gift! We are honored and humbled to work with you and your child.

    Shimek Elementary is a special place where all children are cared for, feel safe, and where their own unique styles of learning are EMBRACED. Our teachers and staff work hard to INSPIRE our students with engaging instruction, high expectations, and a desire to meet each child where they are in order to help them grow. Our ultimate goal is to promote EXCELLENCE in every child who walks through our doors, helping them to realize and reach their fullest potential — preparing them for the future. Embracing and Inspiring Excellence is what we do and who we are.

    On behalf of the entire Shimek family, welcome to our community. Welcome home.

    Chris Pisarik, Principal
    (319) 688-1160
    pisarik.chris@iowacityschools.org

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