the PENN NEWSLETTER

4/17/2020

Penn Pride: We have. We are. Together.

Together ....

Another week of balancing soooo much. And then today hearing that 'no school' continues. This news was not really surprising, but sooo disappointing.


I know the district is working on a lot of details right now, and I'll share those as soon as we know them. For now though ....


Our goal is to come along side and support your family. This week the district shared more resources (in an email from Kristin Pedersen on 4/15 titled Elementary Update). This email included a sample schedule and some fun Reading Challenges.

  • Daily Schedule - If you are interested in utilizing a daily schedule with your K-6 student, please consider this suggestion.
  • Preschool Daily Schedule - If you are interested in utilizing a daily schedule with your preschool student, please consider this suggestion.
  • Reading Challenge - Our teacher librarians have created a fun reading challenge for our students.


We are continuing our focus on students using Lexia and Dreambox. Some students will have used these programs at school, but many have not. You can reassure your child that we are now encouraging ALL kids to work in these programs because these programs provide for a systematic continuity of instruction. Each program is adaptive, so it provides work for your child at their instructional level. Let your child's teacher know if you need help with these programs.


ICCSD INFO related to Covid-19/Corona Virus.

The most update information will be posted daily on the ICCSD web page.

This is the place to find out about free school lunches and enrichment opportunities.

Here is the link: https://www.iowacityschools.org/domain/4599


Here is the link to request technology devices and/or support for getting internet services: http://innovation.iowacityschools.org/2020/03/30/getting-tech-support-during-the-covid-19-closure/

Financial Resources to access due to COVID19 hardships:

Parent Input

Each spring we begin a complicated and thoughtful process for creating class lists for the next school year. One aspect of this is allowing parents to give input related to their child's unique needs. This is optional. This is NOT about requesting a specific teacher, but rather an opportunity to tell us about your child's specific needs.

Please complete this form

Requests must be submitted by 5:00pm on May 1. Requests received after May 1 or in any other format, will not be considered.

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 Jeremy Tabor, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000, Tabor.Jeremy@iowacityschools.org.