Mr. O'Connell's Weekly Updates


High Reliability Schools (HRS) Parent Survey

Coolidge has worked hard to achieve Level 1 and Level 2 status for HRS the past 2 years. We would really appreciate your feedback on our High Reliability Schools Survey. Please see this letter for the link and the QR code if you prefer to use that instead.

Thanks again for completing for us.


All Classroom teachers have been sending out conference schedules! Our window is from March 29-April 9th. Thank you in advance for making this a priority. We will look forward to discussing your child's current progress.

District Communication from Friday

Here is a link to the district communication from Friday. This lists the last day of school is June 4th and will be an early dismissal at 2:20. It also discusses ISASP for remote learners.

ISASP (Iowa State Assessment)

Here is a letter from our central offices regarding our state assessment. This lists when remote students will be testing. We are still working on our in-person students schedule. We will have more information in the weeks ahead for our students in person too.

Kindergarten/Preschool/Alternative Kindergarten Registration

It is that time of year when we need to have families register for the fall of 2021! We now have an in person option of registering in person! Here is the link for more information!

See the flyers: Preschool/Kindergarten/Alternative Kindergarten--English

Preschool/Kindergarten/Alternative Kindergarten--Spanish

Preschool/Kindergarten/Alternative Kindergarten--Swahili

Weather Changes

The weather is ever changing now, so this is a reminder to make sure you are sending your child to school with clothing that is suitable for the weather. Thanks so much!

Health Guidelines

We have had a great two weeks back in school! Just a reminder to continue to let us know here in the office if your child has been exposed to someone with the virus or if there is someone in the house with the virus Updated district guidelines

We appreciate you contacting the Nurse ( or or Mr. O'Connell ( if you have been exposed or have tested positive for the virus while on break. This just keeps us informed and also helps to keep everyone healthy in return from break.

Newly released this morning:

Governor Kim Reynolds announced lifting Iowa mask rule, but CRCSD mask mandate remains within all school buildings and buses. Additionally, mitigation strategies remain for all school athletics and activities. You can view mask protocol on our Health and Safety site.

February Coolidge School Newsletter

Here is the LINK to the February newsletter. A hard copy per family was sent home last week. Check out all the cool photos!

March Books to read

Here is a link to March books to read/listen to online with your child!

Here is a link to some awesome sports books to read this next week while on break!

Arrival and Dismissal

A phone message was sent out last month regarding being patient as you are picking up or dropping off students at school. Please make sure you are not parking and getting out of your car in the horseshoe as this creates a mess for the flow of traffic. We will be out there in the afternoon to help create 2 lines of traffic so that we can keep the flow moving, we ask that you do not create a third lane as this only makes the flow stagnate.

There is no parking on Atwood on the west side of the school for the bus lane.

Thanks again for your continued patience and support to keep ALL of our children safe at arrival and dismissal.