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  • Michelle Cook Welcome to South East Junior High, where you can expect excellence! At South East, we are proud to serve a rich population of diverse learners. Staff at South East pride themselves on forming individual relationships with each student to ensure we are meeting the needs of all learners. South East staff believe that all students can learn at high levels, and they eagerly accept the responsibility of challenging each student.

    Students at South East have a variety of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities in STEM, athletics, fine arts, and many additional clubs ranging from yearbook to sewing and craft club. We pride ourselves on striving for excellence and providing an enriching, successful, and meaningful experience for each student.

    Michelle Cook, Principal
    (319) 688-1070
    cook.michelle@iowacityschools.org

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  • Transition to 100% Off-Site Learning Model

    As we previously shared with you, the District petitioned the State for permission to transition to a 100% off-site learning model for a two-week period. This was based on the rapidly rising COVID-19 positivity rates in Johnson County, as well as support from Johnson County Public Health and our School Board. The District was notified today that we have been granted permission from the Iowa Department of Education to make this transition to a 100% off-site learning model. During the Board Meeting this evening, our Board of Directors discussed the next steps regarding this new information.

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  • COVID-19 Update (11/9/20)

    The District has continued to monitor the escalating COVID-19 positivity rates in Johnson County. Based on a fourteen-day positivity rate of 13.3% as of Saturday, November 7, and support from both Johnson County Public Health and our School Board, the District petitioned the State for permission to transition to a 100% off-site learning model for a two week period. At this time, we have not yet received an answer from the Iowa Department of Education on the status of our request.

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  • Virtual Teacher Job Fair

    Calling all aspiring teachers! The Iowa City Community School District will be hosting a two-day Virtual Teacher Job Fair on December 3rd and 4th. We are looking to hire building substitute teachers, long-term substitute teachers, and individuals in high need areas like Special Education, ELL, and more. The district will also be considering applicants for the 2020-21 school year.

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  • Second Trimester E-Registration Information

    We are excited to announce that e-Registration is now open to provide parents the opportunity to indicate their child(ren)'s enrollment selection for the second trimester of the 2020-21 school year. All families must indicate an enrollment preference for the second trimester as soon as possible, but no later than November 4, 2020. This must be completed in PowerSchool by all families, whether you wish to switch between enrollment modes or stay in your current enrollment mode.

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  • Updates to Inclement Weather Guidelines

    The seasons have started to change and winter weather is right around the corner. We want to share some changes to our approach to inclement weather days this year and provide a reminder of where this information can be found. Moving forward, the District will provide online instruction on days when the weather prevents us from having in-person classes. Rather than our traditional “snow days”, these days will now be considered “virtual learning days”.

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  • Grab & Go Meal Program Information

    We would like to provide information on school meals for all students beginning September 8, 2020. As was previously announced, we will begin the school year in a 100% off-site learning model. Due to this, we will continue our Grab & Go meal program to provide breakfast and lunch to District students.

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