Welcome, incoming Hoover students and parents!
It is my pleasure to help create a new Hoover community. It is exciting to have students come together from many different schools. We will celebrate our commonalities and learn about what makes us all unique individuals and learners.
The current Hoover staff have been planning for this move since hearing of our change. We know we face challenges ahead, but the opportunities are many and our future is bright. We look forward to meeting all our new Hoover Hawks. There will be opportunities coming up before the end of the current school year for us all to meet and plan. As opportunities arise, they will be posted to this page, so stay tuned.
Dennis Harnack, Principal
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.
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.
Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that schools will be allowed to reopen certain school-sponsored activities beginning June 1, 2020. This includes high school baseball and softball. Per the Iowa Department of Education, first contests may occur as early as Monday, June 15, 2020. Given this announcement, some of our students and families have reached out with questions about how we will move forward.
We hope that this update finds you and your family well. On behalf of the entire Iowa City Community School District staff and Board of Directors, you remain in our thoughts and we continue to wish you good health throughout this uncertain time. Below you will find updates and information on multiple topics surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Please know that we continue to put the physical and mental wellness of our students, staff, and families first in our decision-making. We are here to support you in any way that we can; please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
We have decided to conduct graduation this year in a series of in-person, individual ceremonies at each high school. These will take place at City High, Liberty High, Tate High, and West High over the days of May 28, 29, and 30. This will allow us to limit the number of students present at one time, while providing the opportunity for each graduate to wear their cap and gown, walk across the stage to receive their diploma, and have a professional picture taken. This also allows for families to be a part of this individual ceremony with their students.
The Iowa City Community School District has established drive-through or walk-up meal pick-up locations at a number of District sites while schools are closed. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the following schools will provide both lunch for the day and breakfast for the following day. Meals will be distributed between 11 am and 1 pm. Families are asked to stay in their car and wait for the meals to be brought to the vehicle and passed through the window. The District will provide a number of meals based on the number of children in the car ages 1-18. Per USDA federal guidelines, children must be present in order for meals to be provided.