District News

  • Return-to-Learn Update and Information on Picking Up Student Materials (8/31/20)

    As we shared over the weekend, our Board of Directors voted unanimously at a special meeting on Saturday, August 29, to begin the 2020-21 school year in a 100% off-site learning model. Due to this announcement, we have made slight changes to the schedule for families to pick-up student materials. Please see the updated information below. In addition, you will find information on computer technical support options and virtual meet and greets with teachers. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (8/29/20)

    As we shared with you earlier this week, the District has been granted permission from the State to begin the school year in a 100% off-site learning model. Today, our Board of Directors held a special meeting to discuss and determine the next steps regarding this new information. Following their discussion, our Board of Directors voted unanimously today to begin the 2020-21 school year in a 100% off-site learning model.

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  • Athletics and Activities Update (8/27/20)

    Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in our community and the Governor’s announcement today restricting social gatherings in Johnson County, the District is compelled to further limit any mass gatherings associated with District activities and events. As such, until further notice, the District is prohibiting all spectators at District-sponsored activities and athletic events held on District campuses. The restriction goes into effect today, Thursday, August 27, 2020, and helps ensure the continued health and safety of our student-athletes, student performers, staff, and coaches.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (8/27/20)

    The District has been monitoring the rapid increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in Johnson County throughout the week. Based on information provided by Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) and due to the increasing COVID-19 positivity rates in our community, the District felt it was necessary to petition the State again for permission to begin the year in a 100% off-site learning model. This request was submitted yesterday and permission was granted from the State last evening.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (8/26/20)

    Student materials will be distributed Wednesday, September 2, 2020. At the elementary level, this includes materials for students who have enrolled in the ICCSD PK-12 Online Learning Program and computers for any PK-6 student who does not currently have a District-issued device. Parents are asked to display a sign and list the student’s name and grade while in the car line.

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  • Athletics and Activities Update

    The District released a comprehensive Return-to-Learn guide for safely returning to school this fall. While the guide offers a great deal of information, there is a particular item to which we would like to draw your attention regarding athletics and activities.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (8/24/20)

    We are excited to announce the release of our comprehensive Return-to-Learn guide, which includes information on the District’s two different learning options (Hybrid and ICCSD PK-12 Online Learning Program), health and safety measures and mitigation techniques, athletics and activities, COVID-19 quarantine procedures, as well as other important pieces of information for families as we begin the school year.

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  • Return-to-Learn Update (8/19/20)

    August 19, 2020, marks the final day for families to enroll in the ICCSD PK-12 Online Learning Program. This program will be offered during the entire 2020-2021 school year. Parents will have a choice to opt in to or out of the program at the end of each trimester. Enrollment into the online program is completed through the registration process in PowerSchool. Complete registration information can be found on our Registration and Enrollment web page.

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  • Registration Deadline Extension and Registration Webinars

    Based on the cancellation of the August 11 School Board meeting and PowerSchool eRegistration still temporarily unavailable due to storm-related outages, the District is extending the registration deadline, for the selection below, through Wednesday, August 19, 2020. We will notify families as soon as service to eRegistration is restored. Complete registration information can be found on our Registration and Enrollment webpage.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    As we prepare to welcome students back for the start of a new school year, we would like to take a moment to remind families of the commitment to safety, equity, and inclusion that the Iowa City Community School District holds. Every student in each of our schools deserves a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment. It is our responsibility as educators to provide this environment. It is also our responsibility to ensure that there are mechanisms in place for students and parents to report instances that do not meet our expectations for such an environment. We then have an obligation to rectify these situations and restore the learning environment for our students.

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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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