Borlaug Bulletin

May 31, 2022

Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes to be.... Borlaug Best!

A Message from Principal Shoppa

I want to thank our Borlaug students, families, and staff for an outstanding tenth year at Borlaug. I hope this school year was filled with many joyful memories as Bulldogs, and I wish you the very best of summers. I am so proud and honored to be Borlaug’s principal!


Sincerely,

Principal Shoppa

Borlaug is on Instagram!

You can now keep up with our Bulldogs by following @normanborlaugelementary on Instagram! Come check out all the fun we have while being respectful, responsible, and safe!

Last Day of School is Wednesday, June 1, with Early Dismissal at 1:55PM

IMPORTANT!!! Change to student Logins for Chromebooks:

IMPORTANT!!! Change to student Logins for Chromebooks:

Starting June 2nd, our district will switch from using Clever Badges to ClassLink Quickcards as the main Chromebook login method. However, students who are accustomed to using their Google account username and password to login can continue to do so. Students are receiving their new Quickcard at school, and should be bringing them home to keep in a safe place. Beginning June 2nd, they will need to use the new QuickCard to log in instead of the Clever Badge. If for any reason your student is not able to login over the summer, contact the ICCSD Help Desk

* phone 319-688-1000 ext 4357

* email at helpdesk@iowacityschools.org

* live chat at https://innovation.iowacityschools.org/

If students are more comfortable finding familiar sites and resources through Clever, they will still be able to get to Clever within their Classlink page!


Chromebooks For the Summer:

Students will be bringing their district-issued Chromebooks home for the summer. Please ensure that your child is taking good care of their device, including safely transporting and storing it (and the charger), and keeping it away from food and liquid. Here are the Borlaug technology agreements that students are expected to follow:

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Borlaug Technology Contract 3-6

Remember that you can use Securly, a free program, provided by our district to parents and caregivers. Securly is an excellent resource to help you monitor and set limits on your child's internet use. If you need any help with Securly, student Chromebooks, or Google accounts over the summer, please contact the district technology help desk:

* phone 319-688-1000 ext 4357

* email at helpdesk@iowacityschools.org

* live chat at https://innovation.iowacityschools.org/


Fun Summer Reading Ideas and Opportunities:

Please check out this amazing newsletter from our district librarian team. It is full of awesome resources to keep your child engaged in reading activities over the summer, including information about a variety of local reading programs that can be done on your own time and cost nothing. This is a great way to keep your child from getting bored this summer!


Returning Library Books:

We are hoping to have students locate and return all missing library books. Please help your child search high and low, far and wide, and all around to find books that may be hiding in backpacks, under cart seats, behind couch cushions, etc. If your student still has items on their account, you will receive email and/or paper notifications to assist you with knowing what to look for. If you know your student has a lost book that is destined never to be found, you may make an optional replacement fee donation to help maintain the quality and quantity of our library collection. At the end of next week, we will send a note/email explaining that option for kiddos who still have items that haven't been returned.


Thanks for your help!

Ms. Murphy, Borlaug's Teacher-Librarian

Registration for the 2022-23 School Year

Dear Families,


We are excited to announce that registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open! While we wrap up the final days of May, we encourage you to take this early opportunity to register your students for the next school year.

As a reminder, all families are required to register their students in Infinite Campus through the process known as Online Registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Please use the link below to register your child(ren). Remember to select the school year “22-23” to register for next year.


Registration instructions for returning families to the District

Families who need assistance with the registration process may attend on-site registration at their home school. Please see the schedule for on-site registration below (junior high and high school registration times will be released by individual schools as the date gets closer):


On-Site Registration Schedule

  • Elementary School On-Site Registration
    August 1, 2022
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Junior High and High School New-to-District Student Registration
    August 8, 2022
  • Returning 7th and 8th Grade Student Registration
    (North Central Junior High and Northwest Junior High)
    August 11, 2022
  • High School Returning Student Registration
    August 11, 2022 and August 12, 2022
  • Returning 7th and 8th Grade Student Registration
    (South East Junior High)
    August 12, 2022

If you are planning to attend on-site registration, please prepare by bringing the following items with you. If you do not have the needed documentation, please come to on-site registration and we will assist you.

  • Verification of your child’s birth date (examples: a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport); required for new students only. For additional options, please contact the Educational Services Center at (319) 688-1000.
  • Child's immunization records (see Immunization Requirements)
  • Proof of residency (examples: a lease/rental agreement or utility bill); only required for returning students when changing schools or if you have moved.


We thank you for taking the time to register your students early as it helps greatly with our staffing efforts over the summer. Please make the most of the remaining days of this school year and have a safe and enjoyable summer!


Sincerely,

Matt Degner
Superintendent
Iowa City Community School District

Is your child returning to Borlaug next school year?

To help us determine enrollment numbers at each grade level for next fall, we are requesting parents complete this short form: Family Attendance 2022-23 Plans Thank you to those who have completed the form already. When creating class lists for next school year, it is helpful to know if our Borlaug families are returning in the fall or attending a different school or district.

2022-2023 ICCSD Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 Iowa City Community School District's calendar. https://www.iowacityschools.org/Page/18573

Borlaug PTO Newsletter

Calling for Volunteers!

The PTO is looking to fill volunteer positions for the 22-23’ school year, and we would love for you to join our team. We are looking to fill spots for Vice President, Carnival Coordinator and Social Media Committee Chairs! For more information please email BorlaugPTO@gmail.com.

Thanks for your consideration. It takes a village!


“Like” the Borlaug PTO on Facebook

Please follow the Borlaug PTO Facebook page and check out the PTO website (borlaugpto.org) -- where we share news about upcoming events and videos and photos featuring Borlaug students from last year’s events!


AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Borlaug every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Borlaug. To start shopping, go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-5028727. When ordering through the mobile app, make sure to turn on the Amazon Smile from the settings.


PTO Officers

President: Rebecca Sanabria

Vice President: Laura Ebinger

Secretary: Nichole Hoffman

Treasurer: Jennifer Ratner


How to Reach Us

Email: borlaugpto@gmail.com

Website: www.borlaugpto.org

Borlaug Elementary Before & After School Program

Borlaug Before & After School Program currently has openings as of 4/25/2022.


Hours of Operation:

Before School Program 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

After School Program 2:55 – 5:45 pm Mon, Tues, Wed., & Fri

1:55 – 5:45 pm Thursday


Before school program offers supervised free play activities and then all campers are assisted to their class line-up area. After school activities include: recess, snack, gym activities, arts & crafts, homework time, and special events.


Tuition Rates:

Before School Program $150 per month

After School Program $235 per month

Before & After School Program $270 per month


How to Enroll:

Waiting List applications for the 2022-2023 school year are available at the Borlaug School Office and online at www.coralville.org.


For more information, please contact Beth Downing, Recreation Program Supervisor

Phone: 319-248-9393 or e-mail at: bdowning@coralville.org

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Iowa City West HS Offering Summer Camps

Iowa City West HS will be offering summer camps and clinics as listed on our website at www.icwestsportscamps.com/ Please contact the West High athletic office, 319-688-1050, for any questions.

BORLAUG SPIRIT DAYS Sponsored by Borlaug Student Council

June 1, 2022

- Rainbow Day - How many colors of the rainbow can you add to your outfit for the day?!

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-23 school year is for children who are 5 years old on or before September 15, 2022. If you have not yet registered your child, please call the Borlaug office at 319-688-1155 to set an appointment.


Requirements at registration:

  1. Verification of your child’s birth date [Examples include a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport. For additional options, please contact the Educational Services Center at (319) 688-1000.]
  2. Child’s immunization records
  3. Proof of residency [Examples include a lease/rental agreement or utility bill.]


If you do not have the needed documentation, please call the Borlaug Office and we will assist you.

A Message from Borlaug's School Nurse, Stephanie Hoklotubbe, RN

Hello, Borlaug Families and Staff,


I just want to thank everyone for your communication and cooperation as we navigate through this pandemic. As Covid-19 district guidelines continue to shift, you have all been so flexible and willing to follow the policies that help keep us all safe! I want to encourage you to continue to let the health office know if a student or member of the household has tested positive for Covid-19.


You can email me directly at hoklotubbe.stephanie@iowacityschools.org or call the school and ask to speak to the nurse during school hours. We can then discuss how to best follow the current quarantine and isolation guidelines and come up with a plan to have your student return to school safely.


For your reference, the current Covid-19 district guidelines can be found at ICCSD Covid Guidelines . If you have any questions related to Covid-19 policies or student health in general, please do not hesitate to reach out!


Stay warm and take care!

Nurse Stephanie Hoklotubbe, RN

7th Grade Immunizations Required

Per Iowa law, there are two additional immunizations required for 7th grade entry. These immunizations are Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis/whooping cough) and meningococcal (to prevent meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord). Some students will have already received these shots during their regular physical exams. Please check your child’s immunization record to find out if they had the Tdap booster and Meningitis shots. If your child has not had any vaccines after age 11, they have not received these vaccines. Please turn in the documentation to school if the shots were received.


According to the meningococcal vaccine state law, students that have not received the immunization will not meet the mandatory immunization requirement and no grace period to catch-up will be given. (There is a short grace period for the Tdap shot however). Students may not be able to start school on the first day of the 2022-2023 school year if parents have not provided documentation that their child received the meningococcal shot. Parents should call their child’s health care provider now to make appointments for these immunizations. Johnson County Public Health also provides the immunizations at no cost to children with or without health insurance. Please call 319-356-6042 to make an appointment. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or need assistance getting the required immunizations. Please call the Borlaug main office (319-688-1155) and ask for the school nurse or email me: hoklotubbe.stephanie@iowacityschools.org. The Healthy Kids SchoolBased Clinic also offers free medical care to children who do not have insurance (319-631-3204).


SPORTS PHYSICALS

All students who are interested in playing a sport in junior high MUST have a current pre participation “sports” physical exam on file at their school. You can turn this in prior to the start of their sport season (or at the start of the school year). A physical exam is good for 13 months from the date of the exam before expiring. Please schedule an appointment with your health care provider now to ensure that your child will be allowed to practice and play when school starts in August. If your child does not have health insurance, free medical care (including sports physicals) is available through the Healthy Kids School-based Health Clinics. Call the Clinic Coordinator at 319-631-3204 (Se habla español; Français parlé). The Clinic is open during the summer.


Thank you for your help!


Stephanie Hoklotubbe, RN

School Nurse

Iowa City Community School District

Update on Mask Requirements in Schools

Dear Families and Staff,


This evening, the Board held a special meeting to discuss our District’s current mask requirements. This comes after the CDC recently released updated guidance on face coverings in indoor spaces, including school settings. While the CDC is recommending continued mask use in areas categorized as having high transmission rates, the new guidance states that mask requirements can be relaxed in communities with low or medium transmission rates. Johnson County is currently in the “medium” transmission rate category.


Therefore, 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. Should the county move into the high category, this decision will be revisited again at that time. This change will become effective immediately; however, we still encourage indoor mask use for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to our schools, regardless of vaccination status.


Student and staff health and safety continue to be our priority, and our practice throughout the pandemic has been to anchor our health and safety protocols to the recommendations of the health experts. We recognize the significance of this change because of the vital role the use of face masks plays in controlling the spread of COVID-19 within our community. However, we make this decision with the confidence that we continue to follow CDC and JCPH recommendations.


While we are relaxing this individual COVID-19 prevention strategy, it is critical that we remain vigilant as a community to ensure we do not experience another surge in cases. We urge everyone to get vaccinated (and boosted) if eligible and to stay home if sick. We appreciate your support and collaboration in keeping our school community safe.


Sincerely,

Matt Degner
Superintendent
Iowa City Community School District

A Message from Mrs. Rheaume, Band Teacher

Band Website: tinyurl.com/joinbandic


Band Dates to Know:

Last week of lessons - May 16-20

6th grade band graduation practice - May 24, 7:45AM

School-owned instruments due - May 27


It’s been a great year of making music together. Have a wonderful summer!

A Message from Ms. Marston, Orchestra Teacher

WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY ORCHESTRA DATES FOR 2021-2022

(Borlaug, Coralville Central, Horn, Kirkwood, Weber, and Wickham)


Orchestra Website: https://sites.google.com/iowacityschools.org/iccsdelementaryorchestra/home

Grab & Go Program Update

Dear Families and Staff,


We would like to provide an update on our District’s Grab & Go meal program. 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. Please take a moment to review the details of the program below.


Beginning February 7, 2022, the Grab & Go Meal Request Form (https://bit.ly/33sNW5b)must be completed to receive Grab & Go meals. This request must be completed by January 28, 2022, and will remain in effect through the remainder of the 2021-22 school year. If meals are not picked up on three consecutive occasions without communication, we will contact you and your meal request will be canceled.


Meal pick-up sites will be at North Central Junior High, Northwest Junior High, and South East Junior High. Information on the specific pick-up location at each school will be provided to participating families once they submit their order. Only students or a parent/guardian may pick up meals from the Grab & Go program. Meals can be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Monday’s meal pick-up will include three breakfast and three lunch meals. Thursday’s meal pick-up will include two breakfast and two lunch meals. Menu information can be found at MealViewer, under the Grab & Go menu. Meals continue to be free of charge and are available to children ages 1-18; however, school-aged children should be enrolled in the ICCSD Online program or currently not participating in on-site learning.


If you are unable to access the online order form, would like to request the form in another language, or if you have any questions, please contact the Nutrition Services Office at (319) 688-1021.

Sincerely,

Matt Degner
Superintendent
Iowa City Community School District

Classroom Celebrations From Superintendent Degner

Dear Families and Staff,


Last year, COVID-19 forced us to rethink many of our practices within the school day including our classroom celebrations, such as fall, winter, and spring parties. The decision to do away with elementary classroom celebrations last year provided time for us to reflect on the overall classroom party concept. Our work around equity is at the forefront of everything we do, and in recent years we have looked at participation in our classroom parties through an equity lens. For cultural or religious reasons, many of our families opt for their students not to participate in one form or another. For those that do participate, access for all students is not the same (i.e. lack of costumes, food, cards, etc.). It is for those reasons that we will continue with the practice of no classroom parties moving forward.


We understand that celebrations are an important part of our students’ school experience. Each of our schools will continue to find inclusive ways to have classroom and school-wide celebrations, that don’t fall around holidays, throughout the school year. While these may look different, they will continue to be part of our system of support. We strive to make all students and families feel welcome and included in all aspects of our school day and our school community.


Sincerely,

Matt Degner
Superintendent
Iowa City Community School District

Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site in the Liberty High School Parking Lot

Dear Families and Staff,


We are excited to share that our District has partnered with Nomi Health to offer a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the Liberty High School parking lot at 1400 South Dubuque Street in North Liberty. The site is now open to the public. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Appointments can be made by visiting nomihealth.com/iowa/. If you are unable to make an appointment online, you may register at the site.


The drive-thru site will offer both rapid antigen testing (with an average 30-minute turnaround time) and PCR testing (with a 24-48-hour turnaround time). Samples are processed in a CLIA-certified laboratory using FDA-authorized kits. There are no out-of-pocket costs, but those with insurance are asked to bring their insurance card.


Further, we are working with Nomi Health to set up two additional testing sites within our District. We will provide more information to families and staff as soon as those sites are operational.


Sincerely,

Matt Degner
Superintendent
Iowa City Community School District

Streamlined Recycling Process.

Borlaug is excited to announce that the Iowa City Community School District has moved to a more streamlined recycling process. Our District will be providing new recycling containers to collect all recyclables instead of just paper. Borlaug will no longer have to worry about pre-sorting or bagging recyclables! We are excited to begin this process soon and will begin to implement it as soon as our new receptacles arrive.

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A Message from Ms. Murphy, Borlaug's Teacher-Librarian

Hello Families,


ICCSD is now fully 1:1, meaning all K-12 students are issued a Chromebook to borrow during their time with the district! These devices are checked out to students, just like a library book, but for a 4-year loan period. If the device comes home with your child, please make sure that it is returned to school, fully charged each day, and that it is protected in the district-provided case. Should your family move out of the district, the Chromebook AND charger need to be turned in to the school.


Students need to take good care of the Chromebooks, and will be reviewing our Borlaug Technology Contracts periodically at school in order to understand the expectations they need to follow. Please take some time to become familiar with the expectations, so that you can reinforce those outside of school. Let's help all of our Bulldogs build responsible technology habits!


Borlaug Technology Contract K-2

Borlaug Technology Contract 3-6


ICCSD has chosen a web filtering company, Securly, which allows parents/guardians to monitor their students' internet activity as well as decide on additional restrictions for off-campus activity, beyond those put in place by the district. You can learn more about how the Securly parent account works here.

A Message from Devon Ryan, School Facilitator

Hello Borlaug Families! My name is Devon Ryan, and I am the School Facilitator (SF) at Borlaug Elementary. As the School Facilitator, I am here to help Borlaug with some of the managerial pieces to running a school. I help with attendance, paraeducator support, and student behaviors in addition to anything else that might come up. This is my third year in the Iowa City School District and I am looking forward to getting to know all our Bulldogs!

A Message from Addie Bockenstedt, SFA

Student and Family Advocate

Borlaug: 319-688-1159


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!! My name is Addie Bockenstedt and I am Borlaug's new Student and Family Advocate. As the Student and Family Advocate at Borlaug, I am here to help connect our families to a number of community resources, from shoes and clothing to food pantries and school supplies. I look forward to getting to know our Borlaug Bulldogs!


Check out this website to learn about community resources and events coming up! https://padlet.com/bockenstedtaddie/fzt0s57356zsb0nh I will update this throughout the year and include resources and events regarding ro mental/physical health, basic needs, as well as the latest Bulldog Bulletin. As always, please reach out to me at bockenstedt.addie@iowacityschools.org if you have any questions or additional needs.


Addie Bockenstedt, Student & Family Advocate

Borlaug Elementary School


A Message from Ms. Schneiter, Borlaug's School Counselor

Welcome to Borlaug Elementary! I am the school counselor at Borlaug Elementary and I am ready for another great year! We will be using the Second Step curriculum again this year along with a few other lessons, projects, and fun along the way. The focus is on social-emotional learning (SEL) and more specifically Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion Management, Growth Mindset, Diversity, Safety, and Problem-Solving. We will also continue to use Steps to Respect in grades 3-6 for our bullying prevention program and teach lessons about careers and career development.


I meet with each class once a week. Their lessons are 27 minutes and cover topics mentioned above. I love getting to hear their stories and perspectives each lesson!

I also meet with students individually and in small groups about a variety of topics. I am open to meet with parents and families as well.


Please email or call me to introduce yourself or talk about concerns you may have about your child, family, or school. My priority is to get to know all the students and families in our community. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns. My email address is schneiter.jaime@iowacityschools.org or you may reach me by phone at 688-1155.


Let’s make this an excellent year!


Sincerely,

Jaime Schneiter

School Counselor - Borlaug

ICCSD

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Have you completed your child's Infinite Campus Registration?

The ICCSD requires the use of an online enrollment process through Infinite Campus, and for your child to be on a class list your child’s registration needs to be completed. This should be completed PRIOR to the ice cream social. If you have any difficulty with your account, please call Borlaug at 688-1155. If you have already completed the registration process or updated, please remember to continue to update your Infinite Campus Account when changes in your address, phone number, and/or other important information occur.


Registration instructions for returning families to the District


Registration instructions for new families to the District

Bell Schedule Reminder

The elementary school hours are 7:55AM to 2:55PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 7:55AM to 1:55PM on Thursday. Students may not arrive at school before 7:40am, which is when inside supervision begins, and this includes students eating breakfast which begins at 7:40am. We do have some buses arriving at 7:30am, so these bus riders may enter for breakfast when they arrive.


7:40 Students may enter school using the front doors to go through the breakfast line and go to their classrooms, or they may go directly to their classrooms. Hand sanitizer will be used upon entry to the building through the front doors. There will be staff inside and outside to help direct students to their classrooms.


7:50 First bell rings


7:55 Tardy Bell Rings


It is extremely important that students arrive on time for school. The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Then, when the second bell rings at 7:55, many things occur, for example, attendance, lunch count, opening announcements and the beginning of instructional time.

Early Release Day for 2021-2022 is every THURSDAY with dismissal at 1:55pm.

Loading & Unloading Students at Borlaug

The Borlaug Community has in place the following traffic procedures for the safety of our students, families, and staff. This information is for parents choosing to drop off and pick up students from school at the start and end of the day. Please help us ensure the safety of our students. Remember there can never be a rule for every situation. Please use common courtesy when picking up students. The following guidelines need to be followed:


Bus Loading and Unloading: The bus loading and unloading area is on the southwest corner of the building, south of the gym, in the west parking lot. Buses unload/load students from 7:40-7:50 a.m. and from 2:40-3:00 p.m. on MTWF and 1:40 – 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Cars should not unload students in the bus loading area.


Morning Private Vehicle Unloading: Please drop off children ONLY in the designated area labeled with numbers one through seven, at the curb in the loading and unloading zone on the southeast side of the building in the east parking lot. Do not leave your vehicle. If you need to do so, please park in the parking lot. Pull to the right to unload your child at the curb, stay in the right lane to exit, and please do not go around vehicles.


DO NOT LEAVE STUDENTS OFF IN THE STREET


Afterschool Private Vehicle Loading: Car line is after school "pick up" for students riding in a vehicle. Follow the far east driveway around the parking lots to the designated pick-up loop. Please have a sign with the last name of any child you are picking up. Be sure the sign is big enough to read from a distance and display it in the right-hand corner of the dashboard. This sign aids teachers in identifying cars. Your child will stand behind the yellow line. Car line supervisors will direct five cars at a time to move forward into the five numbered spots. Drivers must wait to be directed to move forward. To make this process work and to be safe, cars will not be permitted in the left-hand lane. The supervisors will direct your child to your car as you wait in your numbered spot. Students are encouraged to stand with their siblings and/or carpool group regardless of grade level. For safety reasons, all drivers will remain in their cars. Any driver wishing to exit his/her car must use a parking space in the parking lot. Students not picked up by 3:10 M, T, W, F and 2:10 TH will be sent to the office.

Volunteer Approval for 2021-22

Due to Health and Safety District Protocols there are no volunteers or visitors at this time during the school day. However, in preparation for the day when this rule is lifted, please see the following information to be a volunteer at school.


Effective August 1, 2021, the ICCSD will require all volunteers to complete an updated background check. All Volunteers must be approved prior to volunteering for any District event. Approved volunteers will be listed on this Google Doc m and it will be shared with all administrators and principal secretaries. We hope that this method allows for a more timely process in supporting the buildings and their need for volunteers.

Volunteers can complete their background check here


Volunteers will now receive an email confirmation that their application has been approved.


Please let me know if you have any questions.

Lyndsee Detra

HR Coordinator - Classified Staff

Iowa City Community School District
1725 North Dodge Street Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone (319)688-1005 Fax (319)359-4044

No Food Birthday Celebrations

The ICCSD is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our students. In line with that goal, changes are being made to the district’s Wellness Policy regarding classroom snacks birthday treats and classroom celebrations.

NO FOOD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

In line with the district’s Wellness Policy, student birthdays will be celebrated in the classrooms with a special acknowledgement. Each grade level team has determined a special recognition for students who wish to celebrate their birthdays at school. Please note these birthday celebrations will not involve food. If food is sent to school for birthdays the food items will be returned home.


SNACK & CELEBRATIONS :

When food is served to students in the classroom as a snack or during a classroom celebration, the following rules apply (ICCSD Wellness Policy 507.9):

  • allow only fresh fruits/vegetables or purchased foods with the ingredients listed (no homemade foods).
  • allow only foods that meet the Healthy Food Guidelines/ Smart Snacks. (the only exception to this would be food-tasting related to district-approved curriculum lessons)
  • not allow foods with peanuts or peanut butter, or foods that were made in a factory where cross-contamination may occur.
  • food that does not meet the guidelines will be sent home.
  • a list of acceptable foods (Healthy Food Guidelines/ Smart Snacks) will be made available to parents and teachers at the beginning of the school year.

The ICCSD Wellness Policy Classroom Snacks and Celebrations is a complete list of approved foods including where the approved food items can be purchased.

Technology and Internet Support

The ICCSD Technology Help Desk is open on business days, and will be available to support use of district-provided technology and to provide limited support with District-provided internet.


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. The Help Desk can be reached by phone at (319)688-1950, by email at helpdesk@iowacityschools.org, or by using the chat option available during business hours in the bottom right corner of the Technology & Innovation Blog (https://innovation.iowacityschools.org).


For detailed technology support information, visit our technology support page.If your family does not have internet service at home, please fill out this form or call (319)688-1950 to arrange for district-provided internet access. Once your form has been submitted, we will contact a telecommunications provider and assist in arranging for the establishment of service during the 2020-2021 school year. We ask that requests only be submitted in cases where home internet is currently unavailable, as we want to ensure that resources are available for all families in need of service.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

06/01/2022 Student Council Spirit Day – Rainbow Day

06/01/2022 Last day of school – early release at 1:55 pm

08/01/2022 Registration Day - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

08/18/2022 Ice Cream Social - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

08/23/2022 First Day of School for 2022-2023 School Year

09/05/2022 Labor Day - No School

Borlaug Contact Information

Celeste Shoppa, Principal

Mary Gauthier, Secretary

Devon Ryan, School Facilitator

Addie Bockenstedt, Student Family Advocate

Jaime Schneiter, School Counselor


@normanborlaugelementary on Instagram

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000.