Borlaug Bulletin

September 26, 2022

Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes to be.... Borlaug Best!

A Message from Principal Shoppa

On September 23, the Borlaug Bulldogs celebrated all of their hard work since the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year with a school-wide reward! Through our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), everyone participated in a "Rock'n Chalk Walk". To start the school day, our Bulldogs decorated our front walkway and sidewalks with chalk decoration as we enjoy some tunes provided by Mr. Schauper. It was such a fun way to celebrate their accomplishments, and we are so proud of our students’ efforts to be respectful, responsible, and safe, earning over 5, 000 Bulldog Tickets. Our students are showing what it means to be Borlaug Best!


Sincerely,

Principal Shoppa

Borlaug “TOP DOG” Students

Each month Borlaug staff members recognize the hard work among our students, and nominate them as Borlaug “Top Dogs”. The names of the students are displayed in the front hall on our Borlaug Top Dog bulletin board. The nomination forms are mailed home. We also read the student nominations during morning announcements, and place student first names by grade levels in our newsletters. We are very proud of our Borlaug Bulldogs for being respectful, responsible, and safe.


Kindergarten – Mazan, Ayansh

1st Grade – Muhammad, Chloe, Oteena

2nd Grade – Coco, Logan, Edward

3rd Grade – Tobi, Claire

4th Grade – Sarah, Lana

5th Grade – Annie, Luxene, Ava

6th Grade – Avery, Alia

Fall Photo Day for Borlaug is Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Fall Photo Day for Borlaug is Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Your students should have brought home a photo envelope giving you the option to select photos to purchase. You may also purchase photos using the link below:


http://halverson-photography.hhimagehost.com/2022FallBorlaugElem

HACAP's Backpack Program

Our school, along with our PTO and our community partner, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, is working to get HACAP's Backpack Program (formerly known as Operation Backpack) up and running to serve our students at Borlaug. This program provides students with easy to prepare and shelf-stable food items each Friday to help address food insecurity on the weekends. I will begin the registration process with families in the coming weeks. If you would like to register your student(s) for this program, please send me an email, or let your child's teacher know and I will be in contact with more information when registration opens.


Addie Bockenstedt, Student & Family Advocate - Borlaug Elementary School

Email - bockenstedt.addie@iowacityschools.org
Text - (319) 359-7831
Office - (319) 688-1159

Holiday Celebrations

Two years ago, COVID-19 forced our District to rethink many of our practices within the school day including our classroom celebrations, such as fall, winter, and spring parties. The decision to do away with elementary classroom celebrations provided time for us to reflect on the overall classroom party concept. Our work around equity is at the forefront of everything we do, and in recent years we have looked at participation in our classroom parties through an equity lens. For cultural or religious reasons, many of our families opt for their students not to participate in one form or another. For those that do participate, access for all students is not the same (i.e. lack of costumes, food, cards, etc.). It is for those reasons that we will continue with the practice of no classroom parties moving forward. We understand that celebrations are an important part of our students’ school experience. Each of our schools will continue to find inclusive ways to have classroom and school-wide celebrations, that don’t fall around holidays, throughout the school year. While these may look different, they will continue to be part of our system of support. We strive to make all students and families feel welcome and included in all aspects of our school day and our school community.

The Scoop on Student Council

We want to welcome the members of our Borlaug Student Council for the 2022-23 school year!


PRESIDENT - Maggie E.

VICE PRESIDENT - Lauren P.

TREASURER - Serah S.

SECRETARY - Maya A.


3rd Grade -- Ms. Kaltsas - Liam, AJ, Clara V. & Mr. Peterson - Adrian, Clara, Vinny

4th Grade -- Ms. Hansche - Emily, Aashritha, Eliza & Ms. Cox - Sarah, Molly, and Hayes

5th Grade -- Ms. Shank -Esha, Ian & Ms. Doud - Anona, Norah & Mr. McWilliams - Cosimo, Ian

6th Grade -- Ms. Shafer - Lily and Hayden & Ms. Detweiler -- Bana, Alia, Kaitlyn, and Kate


We can’t wait to get started with our meetings and continue making the Borlaug Broadcast! Stay tuned for what the Student Council is up to!

Borlaug Spirit Days Sponsored by Student Council

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Meet The Title Teachers October 13

Please come meet Mrs. Whitters and Mrs. Buxton at Back to School Night on October 13th. All students who stop by the Multipurpose Room will receive a free book! Special guest readers will be sharing books throughout the evening too! We are looking forward to seeing lots of Borlaug Bulldogs.

Borlaug’s Back-To-School Night is Thursday, October 13th

Borlaug’s Back-To-School Night is on Thursday, October 13th, when each grade level teacher will share information in his/her classroom. There will be fifteen minutes before and after each time slot in which your child will have time to show you around his/her classroom. Please see the schedule below for the times teachers will share information.


Preschool

  • 5:00– 5:45 with the teacher share from 5:15-5:30pm

Kindergarten

  • 5:15 – 6:00 with the teacher share from 5:30-5:45pm

1st Grade

  • 5:30 – 6:15 with the teacher share from 5:45-6:00pm

2nd Grade

  • 5:45-6:30 with the teacher share from 6:00-6:15pm

3rd Grade

  • 6:00– 6:45 with the teacher share from 6:15-6:30pm

4th Grade

  • 6:15 – 7:00 with the teacher share from 6:30-6:45pm

5th Grade

  • 6:30-7:15 with the teacher share from 6:45-7:00pm

6th Grade

  • 6:45- 7:15 with the teacher share from 7:00-7:15 pm


For example, if you have children who are in 1st and 3rd grade: You should plan to be in the 1st grade classroom at 5:45, stay until 6:15 so your child can show you the classroom after the presentation, and then go to the 3rd grade classroom at 6:15 for the third grade presentation. You would then tour the 3rd grade classroom from 6:15-6:30.


If you have a 1st grader and a 2nd grader, you should plan on being in the 1st grade classroom at 5:30 to have your child show you the room, stay until 6:00 for the presentation, and then go to the 2nd grade classroom at 6:00 for the 2nd grade presentation. You would then tour the 2nd grade classroom from 6:15-6:30.


We look forward to seeing our Borlaug families on October 13!

Borlaug Broadcast

Our Borlaug Broadcast continues to be a hit! Our weekly video contains shout-outs, fun facts, birthdays, jokes, and "breaking news" about classrooms. Our Student Council has started to take over the filming and creation of this broadcast. We share this video with the students at the beginning of each week, and we will also share it with you, our families, so you have a glimpse of what is happening in our school!

Sept. 26 Borlaug Broadcast

Please enjoy!

Borlaug Music Shares!

Mrs. Zimmerman is proud to announce a new and exciting way to take part in your student's musical experience!! We are going to feature videos of a few homeroom classes each month in our new Music Share section of the Borlaug Bulletin. Check back each month for a chance to look and listen in to music class at Borlaug! Here is the link to the October Music Shares: https://www.smore.com/6q7ta

District Parent Organization (DPO)

Join the Monthly Meetings of the District Parents Organization

The Districtwide Parents Organization (DPO) promotes active engagement and awareness at the school and district level through monthly open meetings that include speakers on matters related to education as well as opportunities to interact directly with the ICCSD administration, foundation, and school board.


The DPO meets on Zoom during the school year at 6:30-8:00pm on the second Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted at this DPO General Meeting Zoom Link.


When you join a DPO meeting, you can:

• Connect with parents and caregivers from other schools’ parent organizations

• Find out what is happening in our district directly from the school board and administration

• Learn from experts about important matters related to children, youth, and education

• Exchange ideas and gain information on local, state and national legislative issues

Ombuds Office Introduction

My name is Janet Abejo-Parker, and I was appointed to the Ombuds ("awm-buhdz") position as of August 2021.

The Ombuds Office is an informal concern and conflict resolution resource and serves as a resource for all students, parent/guardians, and staff.

My primary duties are to: 1) Assist individuals with exploring options to address District and school-related conflicts and concerns; and 2) Raise awareness of emerging issues and concerns.

The following guiding principles are what make my office a unique resource:

  • Independence: separate from other District departments;

  • Impartiality: understands all sides and works collaboratively with all parties involved;

  • Informality: a voluntary resource that does not participate in formal processes; and

  • Confidentiality: communications are confidential to the maximum extent permitted by law (exceptions apply for concerns involving mandatory reporting, Title IX, and risk of imminent harm).

Please view the Ombuds Introduction video at https://youtu.be/7Wd9s1twd3Q or visit www.iowacityschool.org/ombuds for more information on the Ombuds Office.

A Message from Ms. Marston, Orchestra Teacher

WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY ORCHESTRA 2022-2023

(Borlaug, Coralville Central, Horn, Shimek, Wickham, and Wood)


We had a great first week of lessons! Please have your student bring their instrument and materials with them every Wednesday.


Important Dates:

-September 28th-First advanced orchestra rehearsal at NWJH


Concert Dates:

■ Beginning Orchestra Only-January 17th, 7:00 PM, West High School

Arganbright Auditorium

■ Advanced Orchestra Only- January 24th, 7:00 PM, West High School

Arganbright Auditorium

■ Beginning and Advanced Orchestra-Spring concert date to be announced


Orchestra Website: tinyurl.com/ICCSDOrch

A Message from Mrs. Rheaume, Band Teacher

Band lessons have begun, and we are off to a great start!

Please help your student remember to bring their instrument to school on their lesson day. Their lesson day is not necessarily the same day as the Group Rehearsal.


6th Grade Group Rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings at Borlaug.

5th Grade Group Rehearsals are on Thursday mornings at Borlaug.


Band Website: tinyurl.com/joinbandic


Dates to Know:

December 21 - Winter Concert at West High School (7:30PM)
April 27- Spring Concert at West High School (5th grade 6:00PM, 6th grade 7:30PM)

Borlaug PTO Newsletter

PTO Meeting for 2022-2023

The next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom. All Borlaug parents are members of PTO so we hope to see many of you there! Join Zoom Meeting using the Borlaug PTO Zoom Link Dates for this year’s meetings are: October 11. November 1. January 10. February 7. March 7. April 4. May 2.


PTO Volunteers needed

We have openings for volunteers and need help finding individuals to help lead the Talent Show and Carnival. Positions can be shared between two people. Thanks for considering donating your time for our Borlaug students!


AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Borlaug every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Borlaug. To start shopping, go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-5028727. When ordering through the mobile app, make sure to turn on the Amazon Smile from the settings.


PTO officers

President: Laura Ebinger

Vice-President: Dina Al-Zubeidi

Secretary: Nichole Hoffman

Treasurer: Jami VonFeldt


How to Reach Us:

Email: borlaugpto@gmail.com

Website: www.borlaugpto.org

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Changes in Identification for Primary Enrichment and Extended Learning Program (ELP) Services

Primary Enrichment

The screening process for identifying students who need Primary Enrichment Services has been updated. Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, all students in grades K, 1, and 2 will be screened for Primary Enrichment using the following criteria:

  • Performance on creative and academic challenge activities led by the ELP teacher

  • Performance on fall FAST assessments

  • Classroom Observations


Students who demonstrate a need for Primary Enrichment will receive continuous support throughout the current school year. The units will vary in content, including interdisciplinary units and exposure to differentiated content-specific challenges. All students will continue to be monitored throughout the year, and additional students may be added to these groups as more district data becomes available. The ELP teacher will collaborate and communicate with the classroom teachers to identify and support the needs of advanced learners.


5th Grade Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener

Beginning the week of September 12, all 5th grade students will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). As a universal screener, this provides an equitable opportunity for all students to be screened for ELP services, rather than relying on nominations from parents or teachers. The information from the 5th grade screener will help us to determine ELP eligibility, as well as allow us to learn more about the academic growth of students already identified for ELP services. The CogAT may also provide additional considerations of students’ strengths and needs in the general classroom. All 2nd grade students will continue to take the CogAT in the spring.


Families will be contacted by the ELP department if their child(ren) is/are recommended to move forward in the screening process by taking the full CogAT the week of October 10. A change to our reporting of CogAT scores: Families will no longer receive a letter informing them of their child’s scores. Once the scores from students across the district have been received and uploaded into our data system, parents may view their child(ren)’s scores through Infinite Campus. More information will be provided about this in the near future.


Feel free to contact the ELP Coordinator, Dr. Darcie Kress (kress.darcie@iowacityschools.org) or your building’s ELP teacher, if you have any questions.


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Crossing Guard at Camp Cardinal Boulevard/Kennedy Pkwy intersection this Academic Year

A crossing guard will be present at the Camp Cardinal Boulevard / Kennedy Pkwy intersection this academic year. The guard’s name is Fritz Von Seggern who comes to us with past experience. Fritz will be present from 7:15 – 8:00AM and 2:50 – 3:30PM on M, T, W, F and on Thursdays 1:50 – 2:30PM. The starting time may be adjusted as the year gets going and need is determined.


The Supervisor with Iowa City Police manages the Cross Guard Program and works closes with the crossing guards. They will work to ensure they are satisfying the needs that may arise. Iowa City and Coralville plan to make more permanent improvements to the intersection, but until such time, the Crossing Guard is a very positive interim solution.

Resources for District Technology


Chromebook Logins (Passwords and QuickCards)

District-issued Chromebooks have the ability to log in using a district-provided username/password or a ClassLink QuickCard (QR code badge). We encourage students to use their username/password if at all possible but understand some of our younger learners may benefit from utilizing their district-provided ClassLink QuickCard.

If your child needs a new QuickCard, a replacement can be printed by your child’s teacher. If your child cannot remember their password, their school librarian or library secretary can reset it for them.


Chromebook Support
ICCSD does not charge families for technology repairs or replacements, and we want to ensure that every learner has access to functional and appropriate technology.

When a problem arises with a district-issued Chromebook, the easiest approach is for you or your child to bring the issue to the attention of their teacher, school librarian, or their school’s tech support desk (City, Liberty, and West High Schools only). We prioritize making sure that our students have the tools they need to engage in their coursework, and will generally provide a loaner or replacement device if we cannot fix the problem immediately.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Parents and guardians can access the Infinite Campus Parent Portal for information about their child(ren)’s schedules, grades, assessment information, to modify registration details, and more. For assistance accessing the parent portal, please contact the main office at your child’s school.


Securly Content Filtering
ICCSD uses Securly for offsite content filtering on district-issued devices. This service ensures that federal laws and district policies related to safeguarding students’ internet activities are in place both on and off campus. In addition to content filtering service, parents can also receive a weekly email with highlights of their child(ren)’s online activities that week, and a link to a parent portal that provides parents the ability to view their child(ren)’s activity and/or further restrict their child’s off-campus access. This email can only be sent to one email address per student, per Securly system limitations. Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year included a field to enter an email address to be used for the purpose of this communication. If you would like to receive emails at a different address or stop receiving emails, please contact the main office at your child’s school to update the Securly email address associated with your child in Infinite Campus.


Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
School cybersecurity has been in the news frequently in eastern Iowa, as a couple of nearby districts have experienced substantial cybersecurity-related disruptions. Here at ICCSD, we continue to take steps to protect our students, staff, systems, and associated data, such as:

  • Third-party internal and external penetration and vulnerability testing
  • Collaboration with a third-party provider to assess and mitigate vulnerabilities and needs related to ICCSD’s cybersecurity and data protection resources, policies, and practices
  • Provision of LastPass, a well-regarded password management platform, to district staff. Keep an eye out for information later this year about this service being made available to students and families on an opt-in basis as well.

As always, remember that ICCSD Technology & Innovation staff will never ask you for your password via email. If you receive an email that seems suspicious, delete it. If you’re concerned that the suspicious message may have been legitimate and you know the displayed sender, contact the sender directly - don’t reply to the email - to verify its authenticity. Learn more about phishing attacks here.


Digital Resources for Students
ICCSD provides digital resources such as Canvas, Seesaw, and ClassLink to support learners throughout our district. Further, students have access to many other digital resources based on their grade level and course enrollments. To learn more about access to digital resources specific to your student’s coursework, please check with your child’s teacher(s).

ICCSD Meal Costs for the 2022-23 School Year

Dear Families and Staff,


We would like to share information with you regarding meal costs for the 2022-23 school year. Unfortunately, the government-funded free meal program for all students that was established during the COVID-19 pandemic came to an end at the conclusion of the 2021-22 school year. This means that there will now be a cost associated with school meals for all families who do not meet the Free & Reduced Meal requirements when school begins on August 23, 2022.

We understand this change may cause concern; however, there are important steps you can take today to make sure your student receives the meals they need this school year.


  1. If your student qualifies and you have not already done so, please be sure to complete the 2022-23 application for Free & Reduced Meals. The 2022-2023 online Free & Reduced Meals application can be found at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict. If you need assistance completing this form, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at (319) 688-1021.

  2. Families that do not qualify for free or reduced meals can begin depositing money into their student’s meal account by logging into MySchoolBucks.com. Information on meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year can be found at www.iowacityschools.org/MealPrices. If you have questions about adding money to your student’s account or if you need assistance accessing MySchoolBucks, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at (319) 688-1021.


We are dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to school meals and we will provide the necessary assistance to make that possible. We look forward to welcoming students back on August 23rd!


Sincerely,


Alison Demory
Director of Nutrition Services
Iowa City Community School District

Borlaug Elementary is on Social Media!

Borlaug Elementary is on social media! You can follow us on Instagram (@normanborlaugelementary) or Facebook (Norman Borlaug Elementary School). Keep up with our teachers, students, and school updates!

A Message from Devon Ryan, School Facilitator

Hello Borlaug Families! My name is Devon Ryan, and I am the School Facilitator (SF) at Borlaug Elementary. This is my 4th year at Borlaug and I am very excited to welcome our new and returning students! As the School Facilitator, I am here to help Borlaug with some of the managerial pieces to running a school. I help with attendance, paraeducator support, and student behaviors in addition to anything else that might come up. I am looking forward to an EXTRA great year!

A Message from Addie Bockenstedt, SFA

Addie Bockenstedt

Student and Family Advocate

Office Phone: 319-688-1159

Email: bockenstedt.addie@iowacityschools.org


My name is Addie Bockenstedt and I am Borlaug's Student and Family Advocate(SFA). As the SFA at Borlaug, my goal is to connect with our families in order to create a positive experience both in school as well as at home. I am able to help families in a variety of ways such as mental health care referrals, Free and Reduced Lunch applications, connecting to community resources for housing, clothing, school supplies, and much more. My office hours are Monday - Friday 7:40 am - 3:40 pm. Please feel free to reach out by email or phone. I am very excited to begin my second year in this role and to welcome our Bulldogs back to school!

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Borlaug Elementary & City of Coralville Partnership

The City of Coralville contributed funds to expand the gymnasium and add other features in Borlaug Elementary when the school building was constructed. This expansion allows the Coralville Parks & Recreation Department to provide and supervise recreational programming during after school hours. The Coralville Parks and Recreation Department provides & supervises the Borlaug Before & After School Program, SPARK Day Camp, open gym hours*, and rentals of the multi-purpose and gymnasium during after school hours. Borlaug Elementary School activities will have priority to this space, followed by the Coralville Recreation Department programs and finally additional hours will be available to rent to local residents and groups.


If you are interested in renting the gymnasium or multi-purpose room, please contact Beth Downing, Recreation Program Supervisor, for a rental request form. Dates and times available, rates for rentals, and deadlines for rental requests are listed on the form. To request a form, call the Borlaug Before & After School Program number at 319-248-9393 or e-mail Beth at bdowning@coralville.org


*Open Gym hours will begin in November at the Borlaug Gymnasium. Planned Open Gym hours are: Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Watch the Borlaug Bulletin for additional information. We do not allow organized team practice during Open Gym and children 4th grade and below must be supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Open Gym is closed during ICCSD breaks including: Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break.

Have you completed your child's Infinite Campus Registration?

The ICCSD requires the use of an online enrollment process through Infinite Campus, and for your child to be on a class list your child’s registration needs to be completed. If you have any difficulty with your account, please call Borlaug at 688-1155. If you have already completed the registration process or updated, please remember to continue to update your Infinite Campus Account when changes in your address, phone number, and/or other important information occur.

Bell Schedule Reminder

The elementary school hours are 7:55AM to 2:55PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 7:55AM to 1:55PM on Thursday. Students may not arrive at school before 7:40am, which is when inside supervision begins, and this includes students eating breakfast which begins at 7:40am. We do have some buses arriving at 7:30am, so these bus riders may enter for breakfast when they arrive.


7:40 Students may enter school using the front doors to go through the breakfast line and go to their classrooms, or they may go directly to their classrooms. Hand sanitizer will be used upon entry to the building through the front doors. There will be staff inside and outside to help direct students to their classrooms.


7:50 First bell rings


7:55 Tardy Bell Rings


It is extremely important that students arrive on time for school. The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Then, when the second bell rings at 7:55, many things occur, for example, attendance, lunch count, opening announcements and the beginning of instructional time.

Early Release Day for 2021-2022 is every THURSDAY with dismissal at 1:55pm.

Loading & Unloading Students at Borlaug

The Borlaug Community has in place the following traffic procedures for the safety of our students, families, and staff. This information is for parents choosing to drop off and pick up students from school at the start and end of the day. Please help us ensure the safety of our students. Remember there can never be a rule for every situation. Please use common courtesy when picking up students. The following guidelines need to be followed:


Bus Loading and Unloading: The bus loading and unloading area is on the southwest corner of the building, south of the gym, in the west parking lot. Buses unload/load students from 7:40-7:50 a.m. and from 2:40-3:00 p.m. on MTWF and 1:40 – 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Cars should not unload students in the bus loading area.


Morning Private Vehicle Unloading: Please drop off children ONLY in the designated area labeled with numbers one through seven, at the curb in the loading and unloading zone on the southeast side of the building in the east parking lot. Do not leave your vehicle. If you need to do so, please park in the parking lot. Pull to the right to unload your child at the curb, stay in the right lane to exit, and please do not go around vehicles.


DO NOT LEAVE STUDENTS OFF IN THE STREET


Afterschool Private Vehicle Loading: Car line is after school "pick up" for students riding in a vehicle. Follow the far east driveway around the parking lots to the designated pick-up loop. Please have a sign with the last name of any child you are picking up. Be sure the sign is big enough to read from a distance and display it in the right-hand corner of the dashboard. This sign aids teachers in identifying cars. Your child will stand behind the yellow line. Car line supervisors will direct five cars at a time to move forward into the five numbered spots. Drivers must wait to be directed to move forward. To make this process work and to be safe, cars will not be permitted in the left-hand lane. The supervisors will direct your child to your car as you wait in your numbered spot. Students are encouraged to stand with their siblings and/or carpool group regardless of grade level. For safety reasons, all drivers will remain in their cars. Any driver wishing to exit his/her car must use a parking space in the parking lot. Students not picked up by 3:10 M, T, W, F and 2:10 TH will be sent to the office.

No Food Birthday 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.

NO FOOD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

In line with the district’s Wellness Policy, student birthdays will be celebrated in the classrooms with a special acknowledgement. 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.


SNACK & CELEBRATIONS :

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.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

09/28/22 - School Picture Day

09/28/22 - 2nd Grade Field Trip –James Theater–Bus leaves at 8:45 am

10/03/22 - No School for Students and Staff

10/04/22 - No School for Students and Staff

10/05/22 - No School for Students and Staff

10/13/22 - Back to School Night (see schedule in Bulletin)

10/23/22 - Run for the Schools

10/24 thru 10/28 School of the Wild for 6th Graders

Borlaug Contact Information

Celeste Shoppa, Principal

Mary Gauthier, Secretary

Devon Ryan, School Facilitator

Addie Bockenstedt, Student Family Advocate

Jaime Schneiter, School Counselor

Non-Discrimination Statement

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