Longfellow Elementary School

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  • Kelli Webb 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 makes it a unique and diverse elementary school within the Iowa City Community School District. 

    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, the arts, technology, and a lot of reading. The staff is committed to building high self-esteem in each child, fostering positive, cooperative attitudes and focusing on the whole child.

    Kelli Webb, Principal
    (319) 688-1135
    webb.kelli@iowacityschools.org

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  • 2020-21 Registration and Enrollment Information

    We are excited to announce that e-Registration is now open for the 2020-21 school year. While we understand that there are still many unknowns about what the upcoming school year will look like, enrolling and registering students is a crucial step in finalizing multiple details surrounding our unique return to learning this fall.

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  • Summer Grab & Go Meal Program Extension

    Due to the move of our start date for the school year to Tuesday, September 8, 2020, we are extending our summer Grab & Go meal service program through Friday, August 21, 2020. The Grab & Go sites will continue to run from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted in the schedule below.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (8/6/20)

    We have been notified by the Iowa Department of Education that our application for permission to begin the year in an off-site learning model has been denied. While this is not the outcome that we were hoping for, we have been preparing for this possibility. We plan to discuss our next steps with the Board during their meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, and we will provide an update to families as soon as possible.

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  • New Start Date and Return-to-Learn Update (8/5/20)

    On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the Iowa City Community School District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to delay the start date of the 2020-21 school year. The first day of school for all learning models will now be Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The updated school calendar details the new start and end dates, as well as other key dates, for the 2020-21 school year. Last night’s presentation to the Board, which includes the data from the recent school start date survey, can be found on our Return-to-Learn website.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update and School Start Date Considerations

    Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education provided additional Return-to-Learn guidance for school districts. We are currently working through this guidance to ensure that it aligns with the current direction of our Return-to-Learn work. We intend to provide an update to families and staff early next week after we are able to gather additional clarification surrounding the guidance and what, if any, impact it has on our plans.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (7/22/20)

    Our Return-to-Learn planning and preparations continued this week with a Special Board Meeting last night to discuss our next steps. As we shared last week, the decision was made to begin the school year in an off-site remote learning environment, which was followed by the Governor’s announcement that school districts must begin the school year with at least 50% of learning taking place in-person. While our plan to begin the year off-site does not align with the Governor’s announcement, we stand by our decision and continue to feel this is the safest learning model for our students and staff. Due to this, we will request a waiver from the Iowa Department of Education to begin the year in an off-site learning model. We are currently seeking guidance on the waiver requirements and will keep our families and staff updated on this process.

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