Wickham Elementary

Newsletter - October 23rd, 2020

Message From Principal Daubs

District Message:

As we near the end of the first trimester, we will soon be opening the enrollment process for the second trimester. As was shared with you previously, at the beginning of each trimester, families will have two enrollment options for their students.

· Option A: Enroll the student in a standard class section. This section will follow our Continuum of Learning Models and may meet fully on-site, in a hybrid scenario (partially on-site, partially off-site), fully off-site, or any combination of these throughout the year, depending upon current state guidance and local health conditions. Currently, the District is in the hybrid model.

· Option B: Enroll the student in the ICCSD PK-12 Online Learning Program, which will enroll the student in online coursework for the entire trimester.

All parents will be asked to log in to PowerSchool and make their second trimester selection for their students. The second trimester enrollment process will be open from October 28 through November 4. The election that is made will go into effect beginning December 8, 2020. Families will receive instructions on how to complete this process on Wednesday, October 28.

Hybrid Students

  • Please remember to bring your Chromebooks, chargers and water bottles to and from school everyday.
  • Hybrid students are expected to log on to their morning meeting even on their offsite days.
  • Attendance is being taken everyday, so please be sure to reach out to the office if your student will be absent.

Next Week...A, A, B, B, B

Interested in Volunteering?

At this time the district is not allowing volunteers into the building, but this would be a good time for parents to get their applications in and approved so that you are ready to go when we can have volunteers again! Volunteer approvals are good for 5 years.


Student Absent???

If your student will not be at school please make sure to let the office know. We are taking attendance for online only students and for hybrid off-site days.

You can call the office at 319-688-1175 and leave a voicemail if no one answers or email

gilbert.sommer@iowacityschools.org and mcdonnell.karleen@iowacityschools.org

Winter Weather Recess

Please remember to send appropriate clothing to school with your child for recess. We will be outside unless the temperature is/or feels like zero or below. If you need help getting extra winter gear, please contact our Student and Family Advocate at berry.sara@iowacityschools.org

Important Dates

Tuesday November 3rd - No School Day

November 25th-27th -No School

Wednesday December 2nd - Evening Conferences

Monday December 7th -No School/All Day Conferences

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

Wickham Elementary

Amber Daubs, Principal