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4/19/2021

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A Message from the Superindendent:

First and foremost, I’d like to reiterate our heartfelt thanks to the Boone Community for passing the most recent bond, allowing us to build a new elementary school!


We have started our pre-design meetings and with that work will come a variety of topics and decisions to be made prior to the opening of the new school in the Fall of 2023. One item that was brought up during the bond information meetings and has come up since is the issue of grade configurations. What grade levels should go into the new elementary school? While it would be nice to simply make a decision based on the new school, this particular decision has the potential to impact other buildings throughout our district.


So, we would like to start the conversation about what our community feels is the appropriate grade configuration for our district. Below, you will find a link to a survey for you to mark the pros and cons you feel best fit each grade configuration scenario. Thank you, in advance for your participation and input. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have at jtrepa@boone.k12.ia.us or 515-433-0995 ext. 1120.


https://forms.gle/sSkwfENSeNnsaXWw7

Covid Updates

Our school district continues to be dedicated to keeping our students and staff healthy and safe so the following guidelines will continue:


•Mask mandate is still in effect!


• Continue to wear masks at all times in the hallways, classrooms and throughout the school. Many students are arriving at school without a mask. Parents, please ensure that your students come to school with clean masks to wear everyday.


• Masks may be removed while eating lunch.


•Students should not arrive at school too early prior to doors opening, as supervision of social distancing is not always possible.


•Encourage students and staff to continue good hand washing procedures and maintaining 3-6 foot distance.


•As of April 5th, students 16 or older are eligible to be vaccinated or obtain appointments for vaccination. Parents are encouraged to check with their health care providers if a student has preexisting conditions.


•If students develop symptoms, such as a low grade fever after vaccination, we would like them to stay home and isolate until side effects have resolved.


•It is difficult to tell if a student (unvaccinated) has allergy symptoms or Covid. The only way to know is to have them tested for COVID. A fully vaccinated person has a little more leeway. Consider testing if symptoms occur after close contact with a known positive exposure. Please forward COVID-19 test results to your student’s school nurse.


TK students at Page have been learning about weather and different weather systems. They have learned about sunny days, clouds and rain and will continue to explore weather throughout the rest of the month!

Congratulations to our Franklin students who earned Kid of Character certificates!

Pyper William’s hard work and huge heart donates three cases of Girl Scout cookies to Page and Lincoln. Thank you to all who donated to help this kid meet her goals! These educators are so thankful!

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Middle School Band Concert Thursday, April 29th. 6:00pm- 5th & 6th grade band. 7:30pm- Jazz Band, 7th & 8th grade band. Due to social distancing, two audience members per student can attend. Stay tuned for livestream details!

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Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress

ISASP (Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress) will be coming in April and May. The Middle School and High School will test the week of April 12-16th and Franklin the week of May 4th - 11th. The buildings will be sharing more information with families about upcoming testing.

Tony Cox from Farley's Wholesale Tire and Quick Lube came into the IJAG classroom to teach students how to change a tire as well as check their car fluids. He also discussed how he got into his field and all of the opportunities there are for employment.

Iowa Senator Green visited Boone High School on Monday. He was able to visit with students involved in our EDGE program to learn more about student needs, interests, extracurricular activities, and the work-based learning opportunities at Boone High School.

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EDGE/EXCEL Service Day

Business partners and non-profit organizations are key to our EDGE/EXCEL authentic projects,internships, and mentorships. If you are a current EXCEL/EDGE student OR a prospective student, feel free to join us! The community has done a lot of us this year in terms of giving back and we'd like to do the same. On May 1st from 9:00-12:00, we would like to offer you the opportunity to join Mrs. Greenfield and Mrs. Hyman for an Arbor Day Celebration. We will be planting up to 150 seedling trees, educating the community on tree species, planting specifications and other science-based topics and giving away one seedling per family/individual that comes out to plant. Hours would be able to count towards NHS volunteer hours or Silver Cord Hours, plus volunteering looks really good on resumes and applications. Many of you are realizing the importance of that right now. If you are able to join us even for part of the day, please complete the following form.


Arbor Day EXCEL/EDGE Sign-Up

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BCSD receives Iowa Department of Education grant opportunity for College and Career Counselor

Boone EDGE awarded Summer Youth Internship Grant

Seniors and Parents

Scholarship Information

On 4/19, the following are due, just click on the name to follow the link.

D.F. Seaton Scholarship is due.

On 4/20, the Boone Booster Club Scholarship and the Michael E. Johnson Music Scholarship are due.

On 4/21, the Boone Police Department, Boone Police Association Scholarship is due and

On 4/24, the Lamotte & Hupp Scholarships and the The Boone County Republican Party Scholarship are due.

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

Teacher Request Form

The deadline for teacher request forms is April 1st. Please know the district policy discourages parents from requesting a specific classroom teacher and instead asks about the strengths and areas of need for the student.

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

USDA has extended free meals to children through September 30, 2021. Please see details of the USDA notice.

Breakfast - April 2021

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Lunch - April 2021

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