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

  • Schools Look Forward to MLK Celebrations

    Schools in the Iowa City Community School District are offering a variety of ways for students to learn about and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, with many of these celebrations taking place this Friday, January 18. School will not be in session and District offices will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 21), a federal holiday.

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  • 2019-20 Elementary Attendance Areas

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved new elementary attendance areas for the 2019-20 school year. The new boundaries were approved during their November 27 board meeting. The updated maps can be found on the District website at the following link: www.IowaCitySchools.org/DistrictMaps.

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  • 2019-20 Elementary Roadmap

    The District has developed a comprehensive parent guide for elementary families for the 2019-20 school year. The Elementary Roadmap contains information on the upcoming attendance area changes, as well as a timeline of key dates for things such as Kindergarten Registration, BASP enrollment deadlines, transportation deadlines, and eRegistration.

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  • Preschool Registration for 3 and 4 Year Old Students

    The Iowa City Community School District, as part of the State-Wide Voluntary Preschool Program, offers free preschool for children who turn four years old on or before September 15, 2019. The programs offer morning and afternoon sessions to meet student and family needs. The morning programs operate Monday through Friday from 7:55-10:45, and the afternoon programs meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00-2:55.

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  • Elementary Voluntary Transfer Update

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve changes to the elementary voluntary transfer guidelines beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The updated voluntary transfer guidelines and form can be found at www.IowaCitySchools.org/VoluntaryTransfers.

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