Longfellow Elementary School

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  • Chris Pisarik

    Longfellow Elementary School blends the tradition of a turn-of-the-century building with the modern adaptations needed to accommodate successful 21st century learning. The rich cultural diversity of the neighborhood make it a unique and diverse elementary school within the Iowa City Community School District. At the present, there are over 320 students in attendance.

    The educational program here incorporates an emphasis on learning the common core curriculum through experiential learning, basic skills instruction and enrichment opportunities. Included in the program are activities that integrate multicultural experiences. Musical reviews for all grades, an annual art show, multiple after-school learning opportunities, and school-wide service learning projects in various academic and fine arts areas enrich the community. 

    Reading as a leisure time activity, along with a love of literature, is nurtured through cooperative efforts of the librarian, teachers, parents, and students. The Longfellow staff is committed to continuing school improvement by fostering a team approach to curriculum development and instructional improvement; incorporating the elements of effective school research into day-by-day operations. At Longfellow the academic achievement of students is a top priority. The staff is committed to building high self-esteem in each child and fostering positive, cooperative attitudes and focusing on the “whole” child.

    Principal Pisarik
    (319) 688-1135

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  • 7th Grade Prep Program

    The transition from elementary school to junior high is a major milestone for students and families. To support students through this significant transition the Iowa City Community School District is offering the 7th Grade Prep Program.

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  • Kindergarten Round-Up

    Children eligible for Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 15, 2017. If you are unable to attend either Kindergarten Registration or Kindergarten Roundup, please contact your neighborhood elementary school and they will be happy to assist you.

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  • New 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

    Per Iowa law, at the start of the 2017-18 school year there will be two immunizations required for 7th grade entry. These immunizations are Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis/whooping cough) and meningococcal (to prevent meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord).

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  • Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten Registration will be held on March 1st and 2nd at your elementary school. Your child is not required to attend. On Wednesday, March 1st registration will be held from 7:40 am to 3:40 pm. On Thursday, March 2nd registration will be held from 2:10 pm to 7:10 pm.

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  • Preschool Registration

    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, 2017.

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