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5/19/2021

COVID-19 UPDATE

Julie Trepa

MAY 17, 2021

Toreador Families and Community,

The Boone Community School Board of Education held a special board meeting this evening and voted in favor of the following:

  • Boone Schools will CONTINUE to follow our current COVID-19 mitigation strategies in PK-12th grades during the school days while inside for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. If graduation must take place inside, masks will be required.

  • Masks will be OPTIONAL for outside activities. These include outside athletic events and graduation (at Goeppinger Field).

As of May 15th, the CDC recommended all school districts maintain all mitigation strategies, including the usage of masks. Safety remains our first priority at Boone Community School District, and while it is very exciting to learn that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks in a variety of settings, our schools are made up of students that are largely not vaccinated.

The Iowa Department of Public Health has also recently changed their guidance with regard to quarantining students. As of Friday afternoon, students that are exposed to COVID-19 in a non-household exposure, will not be mandated to quarantine. Household exposures will still be required to quarantine for 10 days, as required previously.

Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to navigate this for the remainder of this school year.

Sincerely,


Julie Trepa

Superintendent

Family Conditions for Learning Survey Information

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Congratulations to our Goeppinger Award Winners for this year!

Students receiving the award in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were honored in a ceremony on Wednesday, May 12th. The Goeppinger Award is given to those 8th grade students who maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher during their 7th and 8th grade year.


The Class of 2024 received 93 awards total. 79 Boone Middle School Students and 14 Sacred Heart and Trinity School Students.


The Class of 2025 received 72 awards total. 69 of those awards being Boone Middle School Students and three being Sacred Heart and Trinity School Students.

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Students to benefit from free school meals next school year

ARLINGTON, VA – The non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) commended the Biden Administration for extending several COVID-19 waivers to ensure students can continue to safely receive free school meals through the 2021/22 School Year. SNA members had called for waiver extensions to provide safe, equal access to healthy school meals and address continued pandemic meal service challenges.

“These waiver extensions will ensure hungry students can receive the meals they need to succeed next school year,” said SNA President Reggie Ross, SNS. “School nutrition staff can focus on safely serving students without having to worry about meal applications or collecting payments. Families struggling to make ends meet will know their children are nourished and ready to learn.”

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Sign up for 5th Grade music

5th Grade students can join orchestra, choir, or band at BMS! It is important to sign up so you can get your music class on your schedule. Once you are signed up, your new music teacher will contact you about instrument nights and other information before school starts in August. We can't wait to see you in our groups! --Mrs. Wengert (orchestra), Mrs. Cunningham (choir), Mrs. Kundel (band).
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Toreador Food Pantry

The last open pantry for the school year is this Thursday, May 20th. We would like to thank all of our volunteers (staff, administration, Futures students and community members) for helping throughout the year. The pantry will resume being open when school starts in September.
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Raccoon River Conference Art Show

The North Polk art department invites you to view the 2021 Raccoon River Conference virtual art show. High school student artists from across the conference have been working hard all year to create some truly wonderful pieces of art.
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Seniors and Parents

Scholarship Information

Don't forget about THE LAST DOLLAR Scholarship. This is a state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are recent high school graduates enrolling in an eligible program full-time OR recent high school graduates who are enrolling in an eligible program part-time and are employed in an approved work-based learning program OR adult learners (20 and older) starting an eligible program at least part-time
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job

This program, as the name implies, is intended to cover any remaining gap between federal and state grants/scholarships and tuition and qualified fees. Credentials include postsecondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Click this link for more information.

You can still find our scholarship page both on the new app and the new website under Boone high school- "parents and students". You can also follow the link below.

Do you want to get notified on the latest district news? Want to look up your child's lunch menu on your phone or tablet? Sign up for the district app! Easy to use with all the latest news right at your fingertips!

Boone CSD App and New Website Now Available!

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Boone Community School District now has an App as well as a new website! Check out the video here to learn more information about the app, how to download it, what it offers, and how to allow push notifications to be alerted in real time from the district!

The district website and all of the contents are still located at boonecsd.org

Boone CSD's App Launch Video

Boone Hope Foundation

A Message from The Boone Hope Foundation Board: Our organization is dedicated to supporting students, staff, and families within our school district community! We provide assistance in emergency type situations relating to shelter, food, clothing, medical, and transportation. If you or someone you know is in need of our assistance, feel free to reach out via our website (https://www.boonehope.org), Facebook page, or you can also reach out to any Hope Foundation Board Member personally.

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High School Activities

Breakfast - May 2021

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Lunch - May 2021

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