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Learning Model Information (11/25/20)

As we shared with you last evening, the District will remain in a 100% off-site learning model through December 11, 2020.  Students will continue to utilize the Continuous Online Learning Schedules to participate in school each day

As we approach the second trimester, beginning December 8, please be aware of the following: 

Second Trimester Teacher Assignments
As we mentioned in an earlier communication, some elementary students will be experiencing a change in their classroom teacher assignment during the second trimester.  In some cases, it will occur even for those who did not select a change in either the standard enrollment or online learning model options.  Parents and guardians will be notified between November 30 and December 1 if their student will be assigned to a new teacher during the second trimester.  This change will become effective on December 8, 2020. 

Similarly, secondary students often have course and teacher changes at the trimester.  Students and families should check their PowerSchool accounts. If students find irregularities in their schedules they should contact their home school counselor before December 7. 

Second Trimester Materials Pick-Up
All elementary parents/guardians should plan to pick up materials for their students.  This includes students who are enrolled in the standard enrollment (i.e. Continuum of Learning Models) and online learning models.  This will occur on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm at your home school. 

Please note, since we do not know with certainty when we will be returning to on-site instruction, materials have been prepared for the entire second trimester.  Once we do return to on-site instruction, it is essential that students return all materials to school upon their first day back. 

Some secondary students will have a need to pick up materials if they have any coursework changes during the second trimester. Material pick-up for secondary students will be coordinated by the student's home school and communicated through the building administration. 

A few general reminders follow: 

Elementary Conferences
All elementary parent/teacher conferences will be held virtually on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020, between 2:10 pm and 7:10 pm
  • Monday, December 7, 2020, between 7:40 am and 7:10 pm

All conferences will be held via Zoom and scheduled in advance.  Please visit myconferencetime.com/iccsd to schedule your elementary conference.  If you have any questions or need assistance signing up for a conference time, please reach out to your child’s school.

Grab & Go Meals
Grab & Go meals will be available for all Iowa City Community School District students. Each meal includes breakfast and lunch.  Menu information can be found at MealViewer, under the Grab & Go menu.  Meals are free and will be distributed Monday through Friday (with the exception of No School days) from 11:30 am -1:00 pm at the following locations: 

  • City High School
  • Hills Elementary School  
  • Liberty High School
  • North Central Junior High
  • Northwest Junior High
  • South East Junior High
  • West High School 

District Computer Support, Repairs, and Internet Access
In the event that a student is having trouble with a school-issued computer, or if a device is in need of repair or replacement, please contact the ICCSD Technology Help Desk.  This also includes requests for assistance with internet access.  The Help Desk can be reached by phone at (319) 688-1950 or by email at helpdesk@iowacityschools.org. For detailed technology support information, visit our technology support page or check out the resources found here https://bit.ly/3phJtbA.

Athletics and Activities
While the District is in a 100% off-site learning model, all athletics and activities will continue to be suspended until we are able to return to in-person learning.  This is a condition of the waiver that was granted from the Iowa Department of Education.  Coaches and activities may meet with their students virtually during this time, so students should stay in close contact with their directors and coaches.