Kirkwood Newsletter

Friday, January 22, 2020

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Hello Families,

Schedule for Week of January 25

Hybrid A; K- 6th grade Onsite: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (early out Wed 1:55)

Hybrid A; Preschool Onsite: Monday and Tuesday

Hybrid B PK - 6th grade Onsite: Thursday and Friday

Online Program Students PreK- 6th grade: Continue daily online schedules

Hybrid A and B; during off-site days: attend morning meeting and any other scheduled meetings, complete Dreambox, Lexia, SeeSaw and any assignments given by your teacher when you were on-site.

FAST Testing for all K-6 Students

It is again time for testing reading and math using our district screening process. Students in the standard model will take the tests during their on-site days.

Students in the Online Learning Program should have received information, or will be receiving information today, from your child’s teacher giving you the option to come into the school to test. Please fill out the google form, provided by the teacher, on or before January 31 to indicate your choice for where your child will test. If you do not receive a form by the end of the day today, please let your child’s teacher know.

Testing for all students will take place in February.

Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) tests are taken each year (with the exception of last year) in the Iowa City Community School District in grades 3-6.

Testing this year will take place the week of April 26-30 with makeup tests offered May 3-7 for students who were absent during the initial testing period. Students in the Online Learning Program will have the option to come into school to take the tests. Families who choose to take the tests remotely will take those the weeks of May 17-28.

More information about these tests will come out later, but I wanted you to have the dates for your calendars.

No Valentine Party Reminder

Just a reminder that we don’t celebrate holidays in the Iowa City Community School District, so we will not be having Valentine’s Day class parties or card exchanges. Our class and school celebrations will come from meeting PBIS goals.

We appreciate your continued support,

Anita Gerling

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, March 3~ Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:10-7:10pm

Tuesday, March 9 ~ School Pictures for Hybrid A students @10am

Wednesday, March 10 ~ No School, Parent/Teacher conferences 7:40am-7:10pm, Kindergarten Registration 8am-6pm

Thursday, March 11 ~ School Pictures for Hybrid B students @10am

March 15-19 ~ Spring Break, No School

School Pictures at Kirkwood

Picture day is coming up! We will be doing picture day at Kirkwood for our Hybrid enrolled students.

Hybrid A students will have their picture taken:

  • Tuesday, March 9th at 10am

Hybrid B students will have their picture taken:

  • Thursday, March 11th at 10am

PreK afternoon students will have the opportunity to get their pictures taken when they get to school. At this time, the district has not finalized their decision on school pictures for those students who are enrolled in the online education program.

Preschool Programs for 2021-2022:

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Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022

Kindergarten Registration will take place on Wednesday, March 10th from 8am-6pm. Office staff will be at Kirkwood to help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

If your child is 5 years old on or before September 15, 2021 they are eligible to register for Kindergarten

Northwest Jr High Registration 2021-2022

6th to 7th grade registration will take place the week of February 8. 6th grade teachers will share a video from Northwest with information for students about registration and classes at the junior high. Students will complete a Google form with their class choices.

Northwest will host a virtual parent meeting on Thursday, February 4. This meeting will include information about both standard and online enrollment for next year. A Zoom link will be sent out closer to that date.

Northwest is also adapting registration to be all online this year. No more papers to collect!

Please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

Worried About Your Child's Internet Safety?

Did you know that parents have the ability to see your child(ren)'s internet activity on District devices, and to set additional limits beyond those established by the District?

ICCSD is entering its fourth year of using Securly, a service that filters internet access on District devices and also includes the SecurlyHome Parent Hub, which parents can use to monitor internet usage, receive usage notifications, and establish limits on what your child can access.

You may have already received an email from Securly when your child was issued their 1:1 device. You can access Securly at, and your login email will be the primary email address listed for your child(ren)'s contacts in PowerSchool. If you have trouble accessing Securly, please verify your primary contact email in PowerSchool or contact your child's school to do so. You can also contact Securly support if you've confirmed your email in PowerSchool and are still having trouble accessing Securly.

Online Student Library Checkout

The Kirkwood Library is offering library book checkout with curbside pickup for our online students! Details about our curbside pickup can be found here. Families can pick up books on Wednesdays from 8:30AM-2:30PM and by appointment.

Questions? Please contact our school Teacher Librarian, Connie McCain.

Tech Support and HelpDesk

Students and families are welcome to reach out to Tech Support for any issues. Feel free to check out the link below and get the help you need:

Have questions on how your child is using technology this year? Check out this FAQ:

ICCSD HelpDesk

Hours: 7:30AM to 4:30PM Monday - Friday.

Phone: (319)-688-1950