PANTHER PRESS

July 2022

Have you seen the 2022-2023 school calendar? You can find it right here!
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Summer School Has Great Finish

Students recently completed their second wave of summer learning in the Knoxville Community School District.


For students in preschool through fourth grade, each week featured a different focus. Students first engaged in a reading camp, then moved to a math camp the week of July 19. The third week featured a “maker camp” that gave students opportunities to explore their interests and work on projects of their choosing.


Elementary summer programs ran from July 12-29. Students attended at Knoxville Middle School Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The purpose of the programming at this level was to create excitement for school, engage in social-emotional learning, have fun and practice key skills.


Students in grades 5-8 attended summer school at Knoxville Middle School, where three teachers worked with students on their reading and math skills. They used evidence-based practices to document student growth throughout the program and will continue those practices into the upcoming school year.


Middle school students attended Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.


High school students spent the month of June taking part in a virtual summer experience, with a variety of credit recovery options made available through an online curriculum provider. These opportunities allowed students who need a little extra help to stay on track toward graduation.


The District provided free transportation during summer school, along with daily breakfast and lunch through a partnership with Knoxville: Food Youth Initiative. All students in the district are able to participate in the summer food program located at the Knoxville Middle School.


We were excited to provide our students with a wide range of opportunities to learn, grow and interact with one another in a safe and welcoming setting. After such a challenging school year due to the pandemic, summer school was a chance for us to continue engaging our students while preventing learning loss. We look forward to seeing our students again soon.


Cassi Pearson is superintendent of the Knoxville Community School District.

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Free/Reduced Meal Application

If you will need assistance with school breakfast and lunch for your students during the 2022-23 school year, be sure you fill out the application for Free/Reduced meals to see if your family qualifies.


You can find the application and other information here.

If you have any other questions, email jason.swanson@kcsd.k12.ia.us .

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Register for the Preschool Program

Families of 3 and 4 year olds!!

Don't forget to get your little ones registered for Preschool at KCSD!! Check out more information here: https://www.knoxville.k12.ia.us/.../preschool-registration

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Meet the Teacher Night

Mark your calendars: Meet the Teacher Nights are just around the corner!


Drop off your school supplies, say hello to your new teacher, familiarize yourself with your classroom and get excited for a great school year.

Northstar & KHS: Tuesday, August 23 | 3:30-5:30

West & KMS: Wednesday, August 24 | 3:30-5:30

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On July 27, we held our annual Back to School Bash! Families came to Knoxville High School to check out all of our vendors and to get information for the upcoming school year.


Families also had the opportunity to register students for the 2022-2023 school year.


Thank you to all our vendors and volunteers, including:



Knoxville Public Library

Freedom for Youth

Knoxville First United Methodist Church

Knoxville IA Police Department

Cross MHDS

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics

21st Century Rehab

Boy Scouts of America

Marion County Public Health Department

The Well

River Hills Community Health Center

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KCSD is hiring!

Check out all the current openings we have within our district! Apply today and join our amazing team!

Full-Time Head Custodian

All other KCSD vacancies

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

Infinite Campus is now up and running! You should have received an email to create a user portal (make sure to check your Spam folder). Once you do that, it will allow you to create your username and password. Once you have fully created your account, you will need to go to the 'More' page, then select 'Online Registration' (see below image). After the registration has been completed, you can pay any fees, which are located on the same screen).

If the you are having issues with registration or setting up your account, please email ICHelp@kcsd.k12.ia.us for assistance.

If you are registering a new student with KCSD reach out to ICHelp@kcsd.k12.ia.us and we will help you through the full process.

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We are so excited about this change we have coming to our district. District families should have received an email from Infinite Campus (infinitecampus@kcsd.k12.ia.us). This email contained directions to sign in to your new account on Infinite Campus, our NEW Student Information System! If you have not received the email, make sure to check you spam folder.


When you log in please make sure that all of your information is updated (email addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, any new family members in the household).


Infinite Campus will replace JMC, where you will find attendance, grades, and other information about your student/s.

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Inquiries or grievances related to this policy may be directed to the District Equity Coordinator Linda Russell, Director of Human Resources at 418 South Park Lane Drive, Knoxville, IA 50138, (641)842-6551 or linda.russell@kcsd.k12.ia.us. Students who feel they have been discriminated against are encouraged to report it to the school district Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator. The Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator is Linda Russell, Director of Human Resources. The District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Coordinator is Lindsay Rains. Any person having inquiries concerning the District’s compliance with this federal non-discrimination law can contact her at (641)842-3315 or lindsay.rains@kcsd.k12.ia.us. These individuals have been designated by the District to coordinate the District’s efforts to comply with federal and/or state non-discrimination laws. Inquiries may also be directed to the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, (800)457-4416; to the Office for Civil Rights Chicago Office, United States Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois, 60661, (312)730-1560; or to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chicago Office, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois, 60661, (800)669-4000. Inquiries may also be directed to the Director, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.