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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics

    We will hold two clinics for COVID-19 vaccine boosters for individuals 12 years of age and older. The clinics are open to the public and are for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses only. To sign up for an appointment, please use the appropriate link from the schedule below.

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  • Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites Available

    Our District has partnered with Nomi Health to offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the Liberty High School parking lot. The site is open to the public. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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  • Updated Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

    On Monday, January 10, 2022, our District will transition to these updated protocols. While the CDC has modified quarantine and isolation guidance for schools, we continue to require masks for all students, staff, and visitors to our schools.

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  • Updated Health & Safety Protocols Beginning 1/3/22

    The Board endorsed and approved the District’s move to the newly released Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance. This new guidance will go into effect on January 3, 2022, upon return from winter break.

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  • Updated Mask Requirements in Schools

    On October 8, 2021, a preliminary injunction was granted regarding the State of Iowa’s mask requirement ban. Based on this decision, the Iowa City Community School District will continue to require face masks for all students, staff, and visitors in our buildings and on our campuses.

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  • District Announces 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of the Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District congratulates the following seniors in the District who have earned this honor.

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    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    • There will be no Video Game Club this week due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Please practice your skills on Smash Bros. on your own this week. We will meet again next Wednesday. Remember, City High Video Game Club...more games, more fun!!!
    • City High French Club is continuing the Francophone film series with another true story about action against social injustice. On WEDNESDAY January 26 come see the film "Once in a Lifetime" at 4pm in room 3303.  All films are subtitled in English and all are welcome.
    • Monday, January 24th is the last day to turn in a drop slip to drop a class. After Monday dropped classes will result in a F on the transcript.
    • The Environmental and Gardening Club will be starting lunchroom composting the week of January 24th. There will be one bin in each level of the cafeteria during all three lunches. If you are new to composting, it diverts organic waste from landfills and turns it into soil. There will be signs on the new bins explaining exactly what can and can’t go into them. Thanks for your help in making the world a little bit greener!
    • Attention Seniors: The DPO Scholarship has been awarded for more than 60 years and has amounted to more than $80,000 in scholarships. Scholarships are made possible by donations from PTOs and others in honor of retiring teachers/staff and exemplary volunteers. All applications must be received by email by Friday, March 18, 2022 in order to be considered.  Contact your counselor for more information.  You can also pick up an application in the Main Office.
    • A reminder to students that you need to have your student ID with you to enter any basketball game/wrestling meet at City High.
    • Reminder: If you have not yet signed up for MLK Day activities, please get signed up.
    • The Community Inclusion Club Winter event scheduled for January 20th has been canceled. Club members should check their emails for details about upcoming events.
    •  Every student needs to check the photo sheets hanging in the Main Foyer to see if they have a yearbook photo. If there is NOT a photo of you on those sheets, we are allowing students who missed the photos last fall to come into Room 2109 (across from the Guidance Office) during any period for the rest of January to get their yearbook photos taken due to confusion surrounding Covid.  We will also extend the senior photo submissions deadline to February 1st if you would like to submit a senior photo and quote to:  Your picture will not be in the yearbook if you do not follow these instructions!
    • Please be kind to the Guest Teachers in our building!  We are so very fortunate to have such great people helping us out each and every day!

High Five Fridays

Principal's Message

  • John Bacon Welcome to City High School!

    City High is a special place with a rich and distinguished history. Our students are incredible, talented young people. Our families are highly supportive, active, and involved. Our faculty and staff represent true excellence in education. Our alumni share a common bond and continually rally around our beautiful school. Together, we are “The School That Leads!”

    As a proud graduate of City High (1992), I have a deep passion for our school. More than anything else, the experience I had as a student at City High shaped the future direction of my life. It is an honor and a joy to serve as principal.

    At City High, we share a common vision. Our school will be: 

    •  An academic powerhouse that delivers a world-class education
    •  A comprehensive high school with co-curricular activities that operate at an elite level in the great state of Iowa
    •  A place where all students are connected to our school so that they feel important, valued, and that they belong
    •  An institution with the highest code of ethics for students and staff; a place of deep respect and kindness

    Thanks for taking time to visit our website. It’s great to be a City High Little Hawk!