Lucas Elementary School

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  • Online Registration Now Open

    We are excited to announce that registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open! Find out more about online registration and get dates for registering in-person.

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  • Support Resources for Students, Families, and Staff

    We recognize that there have been significant challenges and losses that our school district family and our community have faced. It is important to us that you are aware of the school- and community-based support services that are available.

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  • Pay to Ride Application

    The Iowa City Community School District Transportation Department is offering the Pay-to-Ride Transportation Program for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

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  • Update on Mask Requirements in Schools

    Based on updated CDC guidance, the Iowa City Community School District will no longer require face masks to be worn in our buildings, on our campuses, and on school buses as long as our county remains in the low or medium transmission rate category.

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  • Grab & Go Meal Program moves to an order-based system

    Due to the significant decline in participation in the program as the majority of students are now on-site, we will be transitioning to an order-based meal pick-up system for our families with students learning off-site.

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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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Lucas Newsletter

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

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