The Horn Piper!

Diverse, Proud and Strong!


Office Hours are 7:30am-3:30pm daily.

School Hours are M,T,W and Friday from 7:55-2:55pm. Thursday hours are 7:55-1:55pm.

Principal's Corner

Happy October! It has been a great first month of school as we have an will continue to focus on learning about one another and building our positive school culture!

We have had an exciting end of the month with our sixth graders going to Lake Macbride for the School of the Wild. This is a special opportunity for our students and we thank the ICCSD Foundation for making this possible.

Next month we will be holding our fall parent/teacher conferences virtually. Please keep a look out for the conference signups coming out in the middle of the month.

Once again, thank you for all of your support, Horn is a wonderful community because of you!

ICCSD Attendance Guidelines

Please read the district attendance guidelines and procedures below:

October 8th is Coins for Caps!

Bring in change for our service project and bring a hat that you can wear all day. All of the change collected will be donated to the Animal Shelter this month.

Thank you for your support,

Horn Student Council

Classroom Celebrations!

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.

Mask Mandates

Message on Masks and Vaccines (9/15/21)

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Iowa City Community School District requires universal mask use for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to our schools, regardless of vaccination status. This is based on guidance from the CDC. In addition, the President’s Executive Order on domestic transportation requires students and staff to wear a face-covering while on a school bus or while utilizing other District-provided transportation.

In addition, our District strongly encourages eligible individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For individuals 12 years of age and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, this vaccine locator may be used to find a provider near you.

Support Our Schools!

On November 2, 2021, the Iowa City Community School District will ask voters to consider the renewal of the Iowa Secure and Advanced Vision for Education Levy (SAVE) and the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). The no new money renewal of these levies allows the District to complete the promise of FMP 1.0 and to embark on Facilities Master Plan (FMP) 2.0 with no tax increase. This extension of SAVE and PPEL also provides funding for District-wide lifecycle projects that would otherwise pull vital teaching and learning dollars from the District’s general fund. This progress would come with no increase to the current tax rate.

Our District will hold two community information sessions on the extension of PPEL and SAVE. Superintendent Matt Degner will share details about the November 2, 2021 vote and answer questions from participants. The information sessions will be held virtually on the following dates:

You can learn more about our District’s plan at We appreciate your engagement in this process and please vote on November 2, 2021. #ICCSDtogether

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Important Dates:

Monday, October 4: No School

Wednesday, October 20: Picture Retake Day.

Wednesday, October 20: PTO Meeting from 6:30-7:30pm.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Our PTO meetings are the third Wednesday of month. During these meetings we discuss topics about the school and district, meet teachers, learn about events that are happening at school and ways to build our Horn Community. Everyone is invited to come, we love hearing from you and getting new ideas. We will be sending out a list of dates and times soon!

Please visit our Facebook page: Horn PTO

Email to get the monthly link.

We Need You!

PTO is looking for more parents to get involved next year. There are lots of opportunities, big and small, and plenty of help for any newcomers! Contact Laura ( for more information.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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 Eric Howard, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000,