Mark Twain Elementary School

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  • Jason McGinnis Welcome to Mark Twain Elementary School! Our motto at Twain is "We are a responsible, respectful, caring community." The students and staff at Twain demonstrate these character traits every day. Please stop by our wonderful community to see learning happening every minute of every day. 

    I am excited to be a part of the Twain family. I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Jason McGinnis, Principal
    (319) 688-1165
    mcginnis.jason@iowacityschools.org

Twain Newsletter

News

  • Information From Principal McGinnis

    As a principal it is my goal to make teaching and learning my primary focus. Everyone knows how day-to-day management tasks and outside distractions can take us away from our desired goals. As a result, I am participating in a nationally tested and proven professional development process called SAM. It uses a unique set of tools to help principals focus on activities that are directly connected to improving teaching and learning.

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District News

  • 2019 Summer Reading Resources

    District teacher librarians have compiled a great list of resources for summer reading! From recommended book lists by grade level and links to online books, to area library reading programs, free bus ride to the library, and the current location of the bookmobile, this newsletter has it all.

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  • Share Your Ideas on How to Improve Equity in the Iowa City Community School District

    The Iowa City Community School District is engaging in a strategic planning process to update the Comprehensive Equity Plan for 2019-2022. Given the importance of ensuring that the District come up with a Comprehensive Equity Plan that is aligned and integrated with current District goals and accountability structures, is data- and research-informed, and is produced through an inclusive process, we are inviting you to provide input and share your suggestions related to achieving equity in the District.

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  • Elementary Open House/Attendance Area Transition Opportunities

    Elementary attendance area changes will take place beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. For families who will be attending a new school next year, our principals are eager to meet your student(s) and welcome you to your new school! Please see the opportunities below that will be provided to ensure a successful transition.

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  • 2019-20 Pay-to-Ride Transportation

    The Iowa City Community School District offers a Pay-to-Ride program for individuals that are not eligible for mandatoory busing. The program details, as well as information on the application process, are listed below.

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  • Making Up Missed School Time

    It goes without saying that this winter has delivered its fair share of inclement weather for our area. It has been quite some time since we have experienced a winter of this magnitude. With that being said, we understand that many of you have questions about how the multiple cancellations, late starts, and early dismissals will impact the end of the school year.

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