Coralville Central Newsletter

May 13th, 2022

A Note From Mr. Gahan

Hello Coralville Central Friends and Families,

The school year is winding down very quickly! It was awesome to see many of you at the Family Night. It was hot but so much fun! Our intention is to be back to a typical year next year and have numerous Family Nights. Please take a look at the upcoming dates as they will be here before you know it. It feels like spring might finally be here next week! Enjoy all the activities that you have planned.

Thank You,

Andy Gahan

Principal, Coralville Central

Message on Vaccines

Our District strongly encourages eligible individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For individuals 5 years of age and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, this vaccine locator may be used to find a provider near you.
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Something from Ms. Becca...

I know I have shared all of these resources before but as always I am so passionate about making sure our Mental Health is noticed and cared for in the entire Coralville Central Community!

Here is a list of therapists in the area, the insurance and specialities they have. Feel free to reach out to them or myself for a more specific list!

Area Counselors

And remember these wonderful calming rooms brought to us by City High's NEST program.

Virtual Calming Rooms

Stressed? Depressed? Need to talk?

Call or Text CommUnity Crisis Services at 1-855-325-4296 or Chat at

As also, please please please let us know if you have any questions about additional resources to support you or your child's mental health needs.

From the Library - Devin Redmond - PLEASE READ!


  • Have you asked your kid about Book Madness yet? Do! It's so fun!
  • Do you know we have checked out almost 28,000 books this year? 1st graders checked out the most!
  • If you want your child to take their Chromebook home for the summer, you must read through these expectations and then fill out this form. If you want us to keep the Chromebook here at school, you do not have to do anything. Current 6th graders will all take their devices home, and summer school students will have theirs here at school to use during summer school and then they will take them home. ALL devices and chargers will need to be brought back to school in August.

Devin Redmond (she/hers)

Teacher Librarian

Coralville Central Elementary : ICCSD

Instagram @cclibrary

Facebook @coralvillecentral

Twitter @devinred

Follow @cclibrary on Instagram for BN recommendations from CC Staff AND CC Students!

Swim Lessons!!

An exciting opportunity for free or discounted swimming lessons are available through the John Geerde's Memorial Fund and Iowa City Parks and Recreation! The instruction will create a community filled with competent swimmers and safety awareness around water. Learning to swim is a life skill of which everyone should have access. Iowa City Parks and Recreation aims to eliminate financial barriers for Iowa City and Coralville residents who apply through this link: Contact Kate Connell for more information at 319-887-6127.



  • Two more vaccines are required for students entering 7th grade: a meningococcal vaccine (MCV) and a tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis booster (Tdap)

  • Students are not allowed to start 7th grade in the fall without documentation of a MCV vaccine according to Iowa law.

Please check your child’s immunization record or call their health care provider to find out if they have received the Tdap booster and meningococcal vaccines (MCV) and make an appointment if needed.

  • Johnson County Public Health also provides immunizations and can be reached at 319-356-6045.

  • If your child does not have insurance, please reach out to The Healthy Kids Clinic. Call or text 319-631-3204 to make an appointment.

  • If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.

Thank you,

Kelly Joseph, BSN, RN-BC


ICCSD School Nurse

Coralville Central (319.688.1100) + Mann (319.688.1145)

Google Voice: 319.535.2261 - You may call or text me at this number.

Extra Yearbooks Available

We have a few extra yearbooks available in the office if your student would like to purchase one. They cost $6.50. Please send exact cash or check written out to Coralville Central PTO.

Orchestra News

Students had a great time on the orchestra field trip on May 2nd. Beginning Orchestra students rehearsed with students from 6 other schools, and all students enjoyed hearing the high school orchestra play!

Orchestra Concert: May 17th, 7:00 PM West High Arganbright Auditorium--Students should arrive at 6:30 to unpack and have their instrument tuned. Please wear something nice. We're excited to share what we've been learning!


Iowa City West HS will be offering summer camps and clinics as listed on our website at

Please contact the West High athletic office for any questions.



Craig Huegel, CAA

Athletics Director, West High

2901 Melrose Avenue

Iowa City, IA 52246

(O): 319-688-1050, x5159

(F): 319-688-1315

Twitter: @ICWestAthletics

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Important Information

School Hours are Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri from 7:55 - 2:55, Thursdays are 7:55 - 1:55.

If your student isn't going to be able to attend school, please call the office (319.688.1100) to report their absence. Thank you!

Snacks & Celebrations

The ICCSD is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our students. In line with that goal, changes are being made to the district’s Wellness Policy regarding classroom snacks birthday treats, and classroom celebrations.


In line with the district’s Wellness Policy, student birthdays will be celebrated in the classrooms with a special acknowledgment. Each grade level team has determined a special recognition for students who wish to celebrate their birthdays at school. Please note these birthday celebrations will not involve food. If food is sent to school for birthdays the food items will be returned home.


When food is served to students in the classroom as a snack or during a classroom celebration, the following rules apply (ICCSD Wellness Policy 507.9):

  • allow only fresh fruits/vegetables or purchased foods with the ingredients listed (no homemade foods).
  • allow only foods that meet the Healthy Food Guidelines/ Smart Snacks. (the only exception to this would be food-tasting related to district-approved curriculum lessons)
  • not allow foods with peanuts or peanut butter or foods that were made in a factory where cross-contamination may occur.
  • food that does not meet the guidelines will be sent home.
  • a list of acceptable foods (Healthy Food Guidelines/ Smart Snacks) will be made available to parents and teachers at the beginning of the school year.

The ICCSD Wellness Policy Classroom Snacks and Celebrations is a complete list of approved foods including where the approved food items can be purchased.

For individuals that have received the Covid-19 vaccine, we strongly encourage you to get the booster. Boosters are now available for those ages 12 and older. For individuals five years of age and older who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, this vaccine locator may be used to find a provider near you.

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Non-discrimination Policy

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 Eric Howard, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000,