District News

  • Mask Update (5/20/21)

    Governor Reynolds signed into law HF 847 which states that school districts can no longer require students, staff, or visitors to wear masks while in school or on District property. The law is effective immediately, therefore, face coverings will now be optional for students, staff, and visitors beginning May 20, 2021.

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  • COVID-19 Safety Protocol Update (5/19/21)

    The District continues to work closely with Johnson County Public Health (JCPH), as well as local health experts and our municipalities, regarding COVID-19 safety protocols. After receiving local guidance and reviewing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies, the Iowa City Community School District will continue to require face coverings through the end of the 2020-21 school year. This requirement includes all District facilities and all District events.

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  • 2021-22 Preschool Enrollment Information

    The Iowa City Community School District currently has openings for our free, half-day preschool program for the 2021-22 school year! Our preschool programs are guided by the Iowa Early Learning Standards, taught by certified early childhood teachers, and located in fourteen of our elementary school buildings. We offer both morning and afternoon sessions to meet student and family needs. Students must be four years old on or before September 15, 2021, to qualify. Apply online at  www.IowaCitySchools.org/Preschool. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Educational Services Center at (319) 688-1000.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Children Ages 12 and Over

    Beginning May 13, 2021, children ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine following the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in this younger age group. This is the only COVID-19 vaccine available to children at this time. Through our partnership with Johnson County Public Health (JCPH), we are providing information to families on how eligible children can receive the vaccine. We would also like to provide resources for those who wish to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and children.

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  • Weber Elementary Prairie Establishment Project

    The District is set to begin work on the prairie establishment project planned at Weber Elementary School. The project will convert an estimated 4.8 acres of turf-type grass over to a native shortgrass prairie mix. This will include the open green space north and east of the Weber athletic fields. Please reference this map for specific locations.

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