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  • Michelle Cook Welcome to South East Junior High, where you can expect excellence! At South East, we are proud to serve a rich population of diverse learners. Staff at South East pride themselves on forming individual relationships with each student to ensure we are meeting the needs of all learners. South East staff believe that all students can learn at high levels, and they eagerly accept the responsibility of challenging each student.

    Students at South East have a variety of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities in STEM, athletics, fine arts, and many additional clubs ranging from yearbook to sewing and craft club. We pride ourselves on striving for excellence and providing an enriching, successful, and meaningful experience for each student.

    Michelle Cook, Principal
    (319) 688-1070
    cook.michelle@iowacityschools.org

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  • Grab & Go Meal Program Summer Schedule

    We have a few updates to share regarding our Grab & Go meal service program. Since the beginning of our school closures in March, we have served over 250,000 free meals to local children and we are excited to announce that we will be able to continue providing meals to students beyond the end of the school year.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (7/2/20)

    Our planning and preparation for safely returning to school in the fall continue across the District. This week, we shared an update with the Board that included the Return-to-Learn recommendations that have been made to date. This update represents months of work by multiple teams, all focused on preparing for the reopening of our schools for the 2020-21 school year. The Return-to-Learn teams, as well as updates and information on the Return-to-Learn planning process, are available at www.IowaCitySchools.org/ReturnToLearn.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (6/26/20)

    Yesterday, the Iowa Department of Education (DE) released its Reopening Guidance for Schools. We have been evaluating this guidance to determine its alignment with the Return-to-Learn work which is actively taking place in the District. Our research and planning over the last few months lead us to believe that additional safety mitigation efforts above what the DE is suggesting may be necessary to safely reopen our schools. Although the DE’s guidance provides some clarity, there are still many unknowns when it comes to how school will look in the fall. We will continue to utilize the recommendations from the CDC, IDPH, and JCPH as our plans take shape.

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  • Message to Families

    Today, we have officially reached the unconventional end to this history-making school year. The circumstances over the last two and a half months were something we never could have predicted, and were certainly less than ideal; however, the incredible strength and resiliency of our community have become more apparent than ever. For this, we could not be more proud.

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  • Better Together Initiative

    The Iowa City Community School District is committed to being part of real, systemic improvements to life in Johnson County, Iowa, and we are part of the “Project Better Together,” an initiative to help our community recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first step in making change is creating a new story about what we can be. We have to see and believe in a new picture that we can collectively work toward.

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  • High School Baseball and Softball Update

    As we have shared with you, following the recent proclamation by Governor Reynolds, Iowa City Community School District high schools (City High School, Liberty High School, and West High School) will participate in the baseball and softball seasons this summer. We are able to start practices on June 1, 2020, and the first games are slated for June 15, 2020. The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) has announced their game schedules for Sophomore and Varsity Baseball and Varsity Softball.

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