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Principal's Message

  • Kathy Jenkins Dear Lucas Elementary family,

    It is with great anticipation and humility that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Lucas Elementary School for the 2018–19 school year. I am honored to have been selected to serve and look forward to meeting each of you.

    On a personal note, I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and come from a very large family. On a professional note, I am beginning my eighteenth year as an educator, and this will be my fifth year as a principal. I spent approximately eight years as an assistant principal, and prior to that, I was an early childhood educator for five years.

    I am a graduate of Depaul University in Chicago, Illinois. I completed my bachelor’s degree in communications in 2000, dual master degrees in elementary education/early childhood in 2005, and my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in 2013.

    I am so excited to join the Lucas team and to get the year started. See you soon!

    Sincerely,

    Kathy Jenkins, Ed.D.
    (319) 688-1140
    jenkins.kathy@iowacityschools.org

Lucas Newsletter

District News

  • Summer Meal Program

    We are excited to announce that our Grab & Go Meal Program will continue through the summer. The summer program will run from June 21 through August 6, 2021. Meals will be served from noon -1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of July 1, 2, and 5. Below is the list of summer Grab & Go Meal locations:

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  • Infinite Campus Transition Information

    At the end of this school year, the Iowa City Community School District will switch student information systems, moving from PowerSchool to Infinite Campus. By June 15, 2021, parents/guardians with students enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year will receive a message with instructions to create a parent portal account within Infinite Campus.

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  • Summer 2021 Health and Safety Guidance

    Beginning June 14, 2021, the Iowa City Community School District will start reintegrating certain practices that were suspended or modified during the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The below guidance focuses on District building access and general use. Health and safety guidelines related to the instructional day for the 2021-2022 school year will be published on August 11, 2021. Health and safety remain a priority for the District. The District will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates and will make adjustments as needed.

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  • FMP 2.0 Planning Information

    The Iowa City Community School District is excited to begin the development phase of Facilities Master Plan 2.0 (FMP). Similar to the first FMP, which is nearing completion, FMP 2.0 will become a District-wide, multi-year facilities plan focused on creating innovative 21st Century learning environments across our District. Building off our recently completed work on Portrait of a Graduate, FMP 2.0 will create instructional spaces that help maximize student opportunity and support all students being college, career, and life ready when they leave the District.

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  • ISASP and 2021-22 School Calendar Information

    We would like to provide you with a couple of pieces of information today. One is related to the recent statewide assessment that your student participated in and the other related to the school calendar for next year.

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  • Mask Update (5/20/21)

    Governor Reynolds signed into law HF 847 which states that school districts can no longer require students, staff, or visitors to wear masks while in school or on District property. The law is effective immediately, therefore, face coverings will now be optional for students, staff, and visitors beginning May 20, 2021.

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