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From the Office of Stephanie Hubbard: Reopening

IG Panthers,

The district recognizes the need for a plan for reopening so that parents can take the necessary steps to ensure that their children's needs are met. A reopening Ad Hoc Committee has been formed to develop this plan. The plan will then be shared with members of the district leadership team for their suggestions and feedback. In an ideal world, the School Board would hear and approve a basic plan at the July 13th Board meeting.

Since the start of June, we have gained insight from multiple sources regarding reopening. In an attempt to be transparent, I am sharing these with readers.

  1. Education Forward: Safely and Successfully Reopening Wisconsin Schools. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction developed this document to assist schools with some of the challenging decisions we need to make regarding reopening schools.

  2. COVID-19 Planning Considerations_ Guidance for School Re-entry. This document was prepared by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It takes a wholistic approach to children’s wellbeing and reopening. I think this will be a very useful document for IGSD’s Ad Hoc Reopening Committee.

  3. The Reopening of IGSD 2020-2021 Feedback Survey results. I really appreciate all of the individuals who completed the reopening survey. It is clear it will not be possible to make everybody happy, but the information obtained from the survey will be used and valued as plans are made. Thank you for all who shared their perspectives.

I would like nothing more than to develop a plan that gets us back to normal as much as is responsibly possible. This plan would also have opportunities to adjust to the needs of our community in regards to the health and wellness of our staff and students. Please stay tuned. When a plan has been established and approved, we will send the information out to parents through our Messenger system.


Stephanie Hubbard

Stephanie Hubbard, Superintendent, Iowa Grant School District

Office: 608-943-6311 ext 3018 Email:

Help Wanted


Job Duties:

  1. Complete quality lunch food meal prep assigned
  2. Complete quality breakfast prep
  3. Follow food safety guidelines in food preparation
  4. Assist during lunch service including food prep, serving students, and dishwashing as needed
  5. Provide ideas and solutions to help improve lunch service
  6. Provide excellent customer service to students
  7. Maintain positive and friendly attitude toward staff and students
  8. Work with kitchen staff to complete inventory processes
  9. Attend meetings, workshops, and training sessions as directed by Food Service Supervisor
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned
  11. Regular attendance and punctuality required
  12. Computer skills are necessary as this person will be required to operate the district's point of sale software.

Interested persons can apply at: Applications are due: (11:59 p.m. Central): 08/02/2020

7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach (Anticipated)

The Iowa Grant School District is seeking a highly motivated, dedicated individual to Coach 7th Grade Girls Basketball.

Must be knowledgeable about the sport of basketball.

Experience as a basketball coach or athlete preferred.

Must be able to connect with adolescent youth and work to build positive relationships.

Must be able to communicate with student-athletes, parents, and administration effectively.

Interested persons can apply at: Applications are due: (11:59 p.m. Central): 08/30/2020

Iowa-Grant School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap.


A note was recently mailed home reminding those parents who have children needing required immunizations before school starts in the fall. With our current pandemic, we need to be diligent with getting our kids immunized for the vaccine preventable childhood diseases.

Iowa County Health Dept, area clinics, and health care facilities are reminding parents to stay on track with vaccines during this time. They are taking appointments to make sure your child(ren) receives their school required vaccinations, as well as vaccines required during infancy. They have many protocols and policies in place to keep you and your child safe and healthy when you enter their facility.

They are encouraging parents to call now to make these appointments to avoid the late summer rush.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns,

Sharon Friederick RN

School Nurse

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Successful Panther Pick Up Program!

Greeting Panthers!

We have successfully completed our Panther Pick-up Program. We packed thousands of meals and traveled hundreds of miles. We learned new ways to serve meals to our students. Most importantly, we learned how special every family is to Iowa-Grant Food Service. Thank you, Panther families, for your support and participation. We will miss you and we are looking forward to seeing you this fall.

If you need help acquiring food this summer contact Pastor Gregg at 608-943-6244, or Livingston LCIC Emergency Food Pantry.

I would like to thank Linda Klaas, Tina Liddicoat and Becky Allen for their leadership. Thank you to Tammy McFall, Julie Rutkowski, Amanda McDermott, Jen DuBois, Deanna Fulton, Mariah Flanagan, Pam Raimer, Danielle Hasburgh, Christi Kennicker, Tammi Eaker, Gail Richgels, Gayle Thompson, Rita Kite, Katrina Cooley, Dawn Miess, Kim Petitt and Lori Reisen. They are multi-talented people and a joy to work with. Thanks to Mike Oium and Gary, Todd, Earl, Dave, Matt and Bob for support and substitute driving. Thanks to Lara Hammerly for being an outstanding dairy supporter. Thank you to Stephanie Hubbard and Cathy Kohlenberg and the Iowa-Grant school board. Your support and encouragement made this happen.

Have a great summer!

Barb Hugill

LCIC Food Pantry

Did you know that the LCIC (Livingston Community Improvement Corp) has set up for you an opportunity to receive a free week’s worth of groceries to help you and your family during this difficult time?

You can receive groceries for one week that you select from a grocery list of items we have on hand. This includes milk, bread, eggs, cheese, butter, and hamburger, as well as non-perishable items and personal care items such as toilet paper, laundry soap, etc. These will be boxed up every Thursday morning and either delivered to your home (between 11-2pm) or picked up curbside at the Livingston Free Methodist Church (4-6pm). Orders need to be in by Wednesday at 5:00 PM.

You also have the opportunity to do this every week until the program ends, or you no longer have need of the assistance.

To sign up for this program you can either call Pastor Greg Marsh at 943-6244, send a text to him at 608-852-6379, or send an email to You can also access an online order form by going to the Livingston Community Improvement Corporation Facebook page.

Let us know if we can help your family.


Rev. Greg Marsh


The Iowa-Grant FFA Chapter was excited to announce a MILK CHALLENGE to help support the dairy industry and local families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FFA, other area organizations, groups, and businesses committed to donating $250 for a one week supply of 84 gallons of milk for families receiving school meals during the pandemic. By the end of June, we will have donated a total of 924 GALLONS OF MILK for our community. Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for your generous donations:

  • Iowa-Grant FFA Chapter

  • Iowa-Grant Leo Club

  • I-G Panther Packs Program

  • Community First Bank of Livingston

  • Royal Bank of Cobb

  • I-G Parent Teacher Club

  • Anonymous Family

  • Iowa-Grant Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

  • Haase Service and Towing LLC

  • St. Thomas Catholic Church of Montfort

  • Knights of Columbus Council #1909

Iowa-Grant High School

IGHS Senior Scholarship List

Isaac Albaugh – BCAW Scholarship and Linden Community Scholarship

Allison Bickford – Lenys A. Dietzman Memorial Scholarship, Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative Scholarship, and IGEF – J. Bruce & Margaret L. Bradley Scholarship

Jesse Buroker – Iowa-Grant Student Council Scholarship and Linden Community Scholarship

Faylea Cartwright – IGEAPSSP Scholarship, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, and the DAR Good Citizen Award

Carter Christianson – Academic Excellence Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, and IGEF Christianson Family Scholarship

Kylie Cutts – Clare Bank Scholarship, IG FFA/David Bendorf Memorial Scholarship, Rewey Alumni Association Scholarship, Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship, Raymond Mueller Memorial Agriculture Scholarship, SWEEP Scholarship, Gerald Fritsch Memorial Scholarship, IGEF – Millard “Mick” Gundlach Scholarship, and IGEF – James E. Schroeder Scholarship

Preston Divall – IG Booster Club Scholarship and Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative Scholarship

Sawyer Dobson – IG Student Council Spirit Award, Zimmer Family Science & Nature Scholarship, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, Iowa-Grant Lions Club Scholarship, Gary Neis Memorial Scholarship, IG FBLA Scholarship

Ethan Fargen – Donald, Kenneth, Mary, Alan, Laticia & Matthew Raimer Scholarship

Jaron Haase – IGEF – Glen & Connie Gard Family Scholarships, IGEF – James E. Schroeder Scholarship, Steve Hoffman Memorial Scholarship, and IG FFA Scholarship

Isabelle Harwick – UWP Keri Pustina Memorial Scholarship and UWP Iowa-Grant Community Scholarship

Ross Havlik – Royal Bank Scholarship and SWTC 3M MAP Scholarship

Kruz Kitelinger – SWTC Scholarship for the Iowa-Grant Community

Trevor Klaas – Montfort Veterinary Service Scholarship

Brianna Kleist – Iowa-Grant Faculty Scholarship

Ethan Kuhls – IGEF – Tanner Merwin Scholarship, IGEF – Robert Graber Scholarship, IGEF – Mae E. Austin Scholarship, Wayne Davis Memorial Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative Scholarship, SWTC Scholarship for the Iowa-Grant Community, Steve Hoffman Memorial Scholarship, Iowa-Grant Lions Susie Andrew Memorial Scholarship, Roy Schambow Memorial Scholarship, and Livingston Community Improvement Scholarship

Olivia Liddicoat – IG FBLA Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, IG Panther Volleyball Scholarship, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, IG Panther Pride Scholarship, UWP BILSA Alumni Launch Scholarship, UWP Ritchie Implement Inc. Ag Business Scholarship, UWP Iowa-Grant Community Scholarship, Class of 1969 Scholarship, Rewey Alumni Scholarship, Royal Bank Scholarship, Peart & Simon Scholarship, Community First Bank Scholarship, American Red Cross Scholarship, Beau’s 5th Quarter Foundation Scholarship, and WI Masonic Foundation Mineral Point Lodge #1

Sydney Lundell – Livingston Community Improvement Scholarship, IG Panther Volleyball Scholarship, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, IG Panther Pride Scholarship, IGEF – Harold Colthard Scholarship, Iowa-Grant Student Council Scholarship, Class of 1969 Scholarship, Zimmer Family Science & Nature Scholarship, William “Sparky” Caygill Memorial Scholarship, IGEF – Dr. Dennis & Marilyn Carr Family Scholarship, and IG FBLA Scholarship

Teesha Manders – Iowa-Grant Faculty Scholarship

Samantha McLeer – IGEF Robert & Martha Klindt Scholarship, Cobb Lions Club Scholarship, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, Iowa-Grant Lions Club Scholarship, St. Olaf College and Faculty Scholarship, and WI Masonic Foundation Linden Lodge #206

Kenzie Oakes – IG FBLA Scholarship, Iowa-Grant Lions Club Scholarship, Farmers Savings Bank Scholarship, Thomas B. Jones & Grace Stevenson Jones Scholarship, Royal Bank Scholarship, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, and IG Panther Volleyball Scholarship

Kaden Paradis – Sath & Cheryl (Goke) Menon Scholarship and IG Youth Boys Basketball Scholarship

Keagan Pilling – Cobb-Eden Fire Department Scholarship, Community First Bank Scholarship, SWTC Amcor Scholarship, Wisconsin Elks Association Scholarship, Steve Hoffman Memorial Scholarship, Derek Lendosky Memorial Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, and IGEF – Terry Goke Scholarship

Taryn Preston – Iowa-Grant Faculty Scholarship

Cale Reuter – Livingston Fire Department Scholarship

Jay Schaefer – Technical Excellence Scholarship, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, Community First Bank Scholarship, and SWTC Scholarship for the Iowa-Grant Community

Jason Sedbrook – Cobb Lions Club Scholarship, Iowa-Grant Lions Club Scholarship, John Brogley Memorial Scholarship, IGEF – Austin Cook Memorial Scholarship, SWTC Lenz Family Scholarship, and Livingston Fire Department Scholarship

Joanna Spurley – Cobb Lioness Club Scholarship, Iowa-Grant Lions Club Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, IG Panther Volleyball Scholarship, and Pete & Katie Spurley Scholarship

Tristan Stanton – Merlyn Fritsch Memorial Scholarship and Carroll University HCOP Scholarship

Colin Steffl – IG Booster Club Academic Decathlon, WI Masonic Foundation Linden Lodge #206, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, IG Track & Field Scholarship, Steve Hoffman Memorial Scholarship, UW Madison Endowment Scholarship, Dodgeville Chapter No. 39 Order of the Eastern Star, and IGEF – Limmex Scholarship

Maci Stevens – Michek Oil Company Scholarship and American Red Cross Scholarship

Abigail Udelhoven – Iowa-Grant Faculty Scholarship

Haylee Vavricka – Iowa-Grant Faculty Scholarship

Gabriel Vivian – IGEF – Bernadine Olson Scholarship, Linden Community Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, and Zimmer Family Science & Nature Scholarship

Matthew Winders – IG FBLA Scholarship, IG Booster Club Scholarship, American Red Cross Scholarship, Zimmer Family Science & Nature Scholarship, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, and Iowa-Grant Student Council Scholarship

Michael Winders – IG FBLA Scholarship, IG High School Boys Basketball Scholarship, Merwin Family Scholarship, Clinton B. Orton Memorial Scholarship, Kurt Garvey Award, IG Music Booster’s Scholarship, and IG Booster Club Scholarship

Mark Your Calendars!

Starting on July 6th we need your help! The Iowa-Grant FFA and Ag Department have a large garden located west of the greenhouse and high school. With all the rain and sunshine, it is hard to keep up with the community garden. The community garden is planted for YOU - the community! We hope that you will be able to help us weed the garden and in return receive fresh FREE veggies!!! Working in the garden is a great way to get some fresh air, great exercise, work on that summer tan, and practice social distancing. We have 30 tomatoes plants and 16 pepper plants and a variety of squash and cucumbers, but to have successful yields we need to maintain the weeds. You are welcome to come anytime that works for you to garden. ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Hours spent working in the garden can be turned in for community service hours towards the Silver Cord Program. Please send hours to Mrs. Hammerly for approval.

Calling all 4-H and FFA Members

Compeer Financial has a new contest open to 4-H and FFA members - the first 1,000 submissions will receive a free t-shirt. Several cash prizes are up for grabs, too. Deadline is August 1: For more information, please visit:

FFA Chapter Slideshow

Unfortunately, the Iowa-Grant FFA Chapter did not get to celebrate their members and chapter involvement this spring as they hoped to do at their Annual FFA Banquet. Mrs. Hammerly wants to recognize all the hard work and dedication these students have put in over the past year. She has created a slideshow to capture just a few things they have accomplished. Please enjoy! The announcement of the 2020-2021 Iowa-Grant FFA Officer Team will also be announced in the slide show. Click the link below to view.

2020 Iowa County Fair Update for 4-H and FFA

2020 Iowa County Fair Update; June 18, 2020

For Immediate Release 6/18/2020

The Iowa County Fair held Labor Day weekend has been an event that signifies the end of summer and a time to celebrate the youth of our county.

While we strive to provide an event that is educational, entertaining, and fun for all families, we must keep in mind the safety of our exhibitors, volunteers, guests, and all individuals that make the fair happen.

With this in mind, the Iowa County Fair Board of Directors has been observing the Pandemic and how it is affecting our world, nation, state, and most importantly, our community. We have participated in group discussions with the Wisconsin Association of Fairs and watched as many surrounding counties have canceled their fair and other events being held on their fairgrounds or have modified their events to accommodate social distancing and allow for adequate disinfection of restrooms and other high-touch areas.

On June 17, 2020, the Iowa County Fair Board and Society along with interested individuals from the community met to discuss the options and explore the guidelines we must follow to make an event happen.

The decision was made to carry on with our fair! There will be some adjustments, such as no carnival, no Grandstand events including Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Harness races, and Musical Entertainment. There will be exhibits in our Fair Exhibit building and animals in the barns with a shortened stay for most species. There are many details that we continue to explore and put into place to provide social distancing and other measures to keep any participants as safe as possible. Please stay tuned to our social media to stay up-to-date with events as our schedule will be developed in the next few weeks.

Please understand that we continue to keep our fingers on the pulse of what is happening with the Pandemic and will adjust our schedule accordingly.

We would like to thank the community for their support and understanding as well as the exhibitors, superintendents, judges, volunteers, first responders, and the fair guests that make our fair so very special.

The Iowa County Fair Board

Class of 2021 Juniors and Parents

Watch your mailbox for information regarding a final decision about the Celestial Prom 2020!

Chicken Coop Donations Appreciated

The Iowa-Grant Agricultural Department is excited to announce the addition of a 12’x12’ Chicken Coop that will provide indoor and outdoor exposure for one dozen chickens. The coop will be located near the greenhouse and ag shop. The agricultural department is seeking donations for a total of $7,000 to get the coop built and running. The coop itself will cost about $6,000 plus an additional $750 for the cement. The remaining $250 will be used to help pay for the start-up costs of feed, bedding, waterers, feeders, and general supplies. Any extra donations will be put into a Chicken Coop Fund that will only be used for the Chicken Coop Project to pay for future expenses.

As the Agricultural Instructor at Iowa-Grant High School, I believe that Agricultural Education thrives bests with hands-on learning and providing experiences that get students directly involved in agriculture. With the addition of a chicken coop, I would be able to provide students with many opportunities to develop skills needed for post-graduation. Students will develop skills such as time management, hard work ethic, problem solving, decision making, communication, empathy for animals, and general agricultural knowledge. Students will be provided hands-on experience to learn about animal welfare and husbandry, breeding and reproduction, animal nutrition, anatomy of chick development and laying hens, and keeping records of income and expenses.

The chicken coop will also provide opportunities for students who do not live on a farm to exhibit chickens at the fair, provide Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Projects, supply chickens for students who want to start their own coop at home, and provide eggs for community members and for educational purposes.

If you would be willing to contribute to the Ag Dept. Chicken Coop Project, please write checks out to “Iowa-Grant FFA” and send to 462 County Rd IG; Livingston, WI 53554; ATTN: Lara Hammerly. All donors will be recognized on a sign that will be displayed permanently on the chicken coop. We would like to receive all donations by August 21, 2020, to ensure that the project is rolling for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Donor Levels

Bronze Level: $1 - $200

Silver Level: $201 - $400

Gold Level: $401 - $600

Platinum Level: $601 - $800

Diamond Level: $801 +

Thank you for your continued support of the Iowa-Grant Ag Department and FFA Chapter.


Lara J. Hammerly, Agriculture Education Instructor/FFA Advisor


State Office Team Readies for First Ever Online Convention July 6-10

Get ready to experience Wisconsin’s 91st State FFA Convention Online! From the comforts of your own home, you can celebrate Wisconsin FFA members and chapter achievements through the first ever online state convention.

Collin Welzien, Wisconsin FFA State President along with his 2019-2020 officer team are gearing up for the 91st Wisconsin State FFA Convention to be held online July 6th-10th. Log on to the Wisconsin FFA Facebook page, Instagram and/or the Wisconsin FFA Website ( to experience this event.

Be sure to set aside time to help Wisconsin FFA celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding award recipients as well as recognize and offer thanks to the many sponsors who have given generously of their time, talents and donations. The state FFA officers will share their personal messages throughout the week as they lead us through this new experience.

Monday, July, 6th kicks off with a welcome from National FFA Advisor, Dr. James Woodard, cheer on Wisconsin’s final membership number as chapter membership awards are announced, recognize chapters for their community service and see who wins the state Middle School Essay contest centered around the theme, “Rise Up. Stand Out”. Then don’t miss out on Monday evening and join Facebook Live to be entertained by new country recording artist, Tenille Townes at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday begins with the keynote address from National FFA President Kolesen McCoy followed throughout the day by video presentations of the state winning proficiency awards as their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) are showcased. Help us salute our 2019-2020 sponsors who made these awards possible. Kolesen will also offer a live workshop at 7:00 p.m. Just make sure to sign up through the Wisconsin Association of FFA Facebook page.

Wednesday and Thursday, July, 8th-9th, watch the introduction of Wisconsin Star finalists in Agribusiness, Agriscience, Ag Placement and Farmers and their amazing programs. Also on Wednesday 348 State Degrees recipients will be honored and the Wisconsin FFA Alumni will be offering a workshop. Thursday will also highlight the National Chapter Awards and Three Star Leaders.

Take in the finale on Friday when the Agriscience Fair Award results are announced and four Stars Over Wisconsin are named. Pay tribute to the state officer parents, capture the year in review and hear Collin Weltzien’s retiring presidential address. Finally meet the new 2020-2021 Wisconsin State Officer team. Keep an eye out during the entire week of July 6 as even more will be posted and announcements made in order to celebrate Wisconsin FFA.

“We never would have imagined that we would be delivering our Wisconsin FFA Convention online, but we are excited about the events and announcements that we have planned throughout the week. Stay tuned each day because we have a lot of fun experiences planned. “Rise Up, Stand Out” is definitely an appropriate theme for this year’s convention as our state officers, members and advisors are overcoming many new challenges during this pandemic. State FFA Convention still provides everyone the opportunity to celebrate even though this year it looks and feels differently.” said Cheryl Zimmerman, Wisconsin FFA Executive Director.

The Wisconsin Association of FFA is a leading student organization due to the efforts of 253 FFA Chapters across the state. With a focus on premier leadership, personal growth and career success, students’ FFA activities complement agricultural classroom instruction by giving them an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge while gaining real-world experience. These activities are dependent on donor funding through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. The FFA is also supported by the Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association throughout Wisconsin. For more information about Wisconsin FFA, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and the Wisconsin FFA Alumni visit or become a fan of the Wisconsin Association of FFA, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and the Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association on Facebook.

IGHS Students Earn Top Honors at Virtual Forensics Contest

In May the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association hosted a virtual contest for students wishing to perform their selections at home and submit a video for critique by judges around the state. Three Iowa-Grant Forensics team members participated in the event while Mrs. Rolli and Mrs. Richmond served as judges. We are very proud of our students who earned top honors. Congratulations!

Distinctive Performance Award (43-47)

Ivy L and Audrey R

Exceptional Performance Award (48-50)

Sage S

2020 Summer Fitness Class

Students going into grades 9-12 are invited to attend summer fitness classes. Participants will work on flexibility, strength, and endurance training.

July 2020 - Protocols to be followed by all:

● The use of a face mask is strongly recommended when coming and going from venues where physical distancing can be hard to maintain (i.e. doorways, hallways, etc). Before entering, wearing a face mask is required.

● Entry and dismissal should be staggered to assist with this

● Hand sanitizing should occur when individuals enter and exit the building at the supplied hand sanitizing stations; and other periodic hand sanitizing is recommended

● Physical distancing of a minimum of 6 feet should be maintained

● No competitions/leagues/tournaments involving other schools allowed on I-G grounds

● Space capacity maximums must be followed:

○ Gymnasiums (HS/IGEMS) - 8 students

○ Outdoor Athletic Spaces (Football Field, Baseball Field, etc) - 25 students per group.

○ Weight Room/Fitness Center - 8 students

● Come to school prepared for activity as there will be no locker room access

● Bathroom access will be limited to cafeteria restrooms at Iowa-Grant

● Drinking fountain access will be limited to re-fillable bottles only

● Individuals should bring a filled water bottle from home

● Sharing of water bottles is strictly prohibited

● No food and beverages, with the exception of water, can be brought into school

● Upon completion of activity/workout, students should leave the premises

● It is strongly encouraged that students shower upon returning home

● Spectators are not allowed

● Students will be responsible for sanitizing all shared equipment before and after use

● All shared equipment/supplies will be rotated daily

Pre-entry Screening:

● All individuals will be asked and must respond to the following screening questions and will not enter the building if they have any of the symptoms. Additionally, signs will be posted.

It is the student/parents responsibility to check their own temperatures.

  • It is the student/parents responsibility to check their own temperatures.

○ Screening Questions:

■ Do you have a fever?

(Equal to or above 100.4)

■ Do you have a cough?

■ Do you have a sore throat?

■ Do you have shortness of breath?

■ Have you had close contact or cared for someone with COVID-19?

● It is the student/parents responsibility to check their own temperatures prior to joining school July Activities

--If an individual displays any positive symptoms from the above list, they will not be allowed to participate and will be asked to leave the premises and contact a healthcare professional. If students cannot leave the premises immediately, they will be placed in an isolation room and parents must provide a prompt pick-up.

Further guidelines and details will be shared by coaches/staff as applicable. Individuals unable to follow the protocols and/or guidelines will be asked to leave.

Iowa-Grant Elementary/Middle School

Community Pen Pals

This year's 3rd grade class, Class of 2030, needs your help! We are looking for pen pals! Instead of looking for pen pals our age, we are looking for pen pals that are older and wiser! Maybe you attended a one-room schoolhouse, and walked to school “uphill both ways.” We would like pen pals who are of retirement age who are willing to share their experiences especially what life was like when they were 8 and 9 years old. Ideally, we would like to pair up each older and wiser adult with 1 or 2 students. (We will have approximately 50 third grade students this year!)

Since we will be learning cursive this year, we would like to have our pen pals write to us using their best cursive and we will, too! We are hoping to exchange 5-7 letters throughout the year. We envision having a meet-and-greet with our pen pals. We are hoping to have one in the fall and one in the spring. (Due to Covid-19, this may or may not happen.). More details will be mailed to our pen pals once our list is set.

If you are interested, please email Mrs. Rogstad at with your name, mailing address, telephone number and email (if you have one). Please put pen pal project as the subject. If you are not able to email, call IGEMS at 608-943-6313 and give your information to the secretary. Ask her to email the info to Jen Rogstad, 3rd grade teacher, for our pen pal project.

About Iowa-Grant School District

Our Mission is to work in partnership with the community to empower all student to reach their full potential as responsible individuals who strive for life-long learning to successfully compete in an ever-changing global society.