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September 2019 Shine Award Recipients Brady Shutt and Ashley Duthie

Student Achievements

  • Celebrating our student achievements


  • District Receives Educational Leadership Award from Brain Injury Alliance

    Staff are recognized for their efforts in concussion prevention, awareness, and response. Read on to learn more.

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  • West High Yearbook Wins Neubert Award

    Iowa City West’s 50th anniversary edition of the Trojan Epic yearbook has received the prestigious Neubert Award. This is the 12th time in 14 years that the Trojan Epic has received this award.

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  • Nutrition Services Department Receives Employer Appreciation Award

    The District’s Nutrition Services Department has received Goodwill’s Employer Appreciation Award in recognition of their efforts to create job opportunities for people with barriers to independence.

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  • 2019-20 Elementary Attendance Areas

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved new elementary attendance areas for the 2019-20 school year. The new boundaries were approved during their November 27 board meeting. The updated maps can be found on the District website at the following link:

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  • Introducing the Real Appeal Program: A Free Weight Loss Program for Employees

    We are excited to announce a new weight loss program called Real Appeal! Real Appeal is a free and convenient online weight loss tool available to all employees covered under the Iowa City Community School District’s medical insurance plan, as well as their covered spouses and dependents.

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  • Update on School Safety

    An overview of the security measures in place across the District as we kick off the 2018-19 school year.

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  • Unanimous Approval for Amendment to Teacher and Paraeducator Negotiated Agreements

    The Iowa City Community School District is proud to announce the unanimous approval of an amendment to the teacher and paraeducator negotiated agreements by the School Board during their September 11, 2018 meeting. In the wake of changes at the state level regarding collective bargaining, this amendment helps ensure the continuation of a collaborative and supportive relationship between the Iowa City Education Association (ICEA) and the district for the benefit of staff.

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  • @BePositive Campaign

    The Iowa City Community School District wants to celebrate the amazing work taking place in classrooms across our District thanks to our incredible team of educators, support staff, and administrators. In an effort to share some of these inspiring stories, the District launched the @BePositive campaign.

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  • 'Say Something' Reporting Tool

    You may have noticed posters throughout your school promoting the District’s ‘Say Something’ reporting tool. This system allows for students, staff, and parents to anonymously report bullying incidents, sexual assault or harassment incidents, and school safety concerns.

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  • Have You Downloaded the District's Mobile App?

    Download the free Iowa City Community School District app today for access to District and school news, notifications, alerts, resources, calendars events, and much more all in one place!

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  • New Benefit: Teladoc

    District employees and dependents now have access to Teladoc, a telemedicine service that connects patients with licensed doctors by web, phone, or mobile app within minutes. Teladoc physicians can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications (if necessary) for common health issues such as cold and flu, allergies, infections, rashes, and more.

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  • Subscribe to the IDS Innovation Newsletter

    We all know our inboxes can get overrun with emails. The IDS Innovation team wants to ensure that the content being shared is meaningful and relevant to you. We are trying a new opt-in option for our monthly newsletter.

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  • Elementary Voluntary Transfer Update

    During their 10/23/18 meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve changes to the elementary voluntary transfer guidelines beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The changes can be found HERE.

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  • Schools Serving as Election Polling Sites

    We have received multiple inquiries regarding our schools serving as election polling locations. While we understand the concern of allowing our schools to be open to the public throughout the school day, we are required by State Statute 49.24 to make our facilities available for this purpose.

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  • Employee Assistance Program Offers Free Mental Health Services for District Staff

    The Synchrony Employee Assistance Program (EAP) from Prelude Behavioral Services provides free counseling, education, and referral services to District personnel as an employee benefit. Synchrony counselors provide confidential, professional counseling, education, and referral services to both employees and their family members.

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  • A Tale of Two Calendars

    Please note that two sets of school year calendars can be found on the District website: a public version and a staff version ...

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  • Statement from the Board: Attendance Area Equity

    The board of the Iowa City Community School District is committed to providing equitable learning environments for all students. Previous boards had the same commitment and developed strategic goals for equitable student outcomes and experiences, as well as for balanced school populations. We are determined to continue to advance these goals with a sense of urgency and with measurable outcomes.

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  • District Logo Wear Available for Order

    We are excited to introduce an option to buy District logo apparel. We now have our own Iowa City Schools storefront through Land’s End Apparel. Employees have the opportunity to purchase a variety of clothing items with the District’s logo embroidered on the piece.

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