Friday, June 4, 2021
Thank you for an amazing 11 years!
It is with great appreciation that I say my goodbyes to the fantastic Kirkwood community. This is one of those magical places to be with students, families and staff who really care about equity and social justice and work hard to make our school, our community and our world a better place!
I look forward to my retirement plans of traveling, reading and spending time with family, knowing you are in great hands with all the committed staff at Kirkwood and under the leadership of the amazing Renee Person!
All my respect,
New Student Device Info
The Iowa City Community School District is refreshing our student technology with new and updated Chromebooks! In order for your student to receive a new device, current devices, including chargers and cases (if your student was issued a case) need to be at school. Please help your students locate any missing chromebooks, chargers, and cases before their exchange date.
Onsite students will exchange their devices Monday, June 7.
OLP students will exchange devices in one of the following ways:
Friday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 8 7:45am-3:30pm
We are asking all students and families to familiarize themselves with our technology use expectations. Classes will be discussing these expectations the week of June 1-3, and it would be very helpful if you could also discuss these expectations as a family. Here are the K-3 and 4-6 grade technology agreements your children will review and sign.
Printed copies of the technology use agreement will be sent home with your student. Please post the agreement where your child can see it, and remind them of the expectations if necessary. We are so very fortunate to have this updated technology available for our students, and proper use will help keep them working for a long time to come.
OLP Materials to Return to Kirkwood - June 3rd -8th
As we are finishing up this school year we ask that families with students in the online learning program (OLP) return their materials to Kirkwood the week of June 3rd-8th 7:45am-3:30pm. The following chart shows what each grade level is asked to return.
You can also find the information here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10fhTkiCOI8lyS_WP1KeWl49LYvTnYga8QlveNIkGYj8/edit?usp=sharing
Thanks for your support!
Summer Prep for incoming 7th Grade Students
NWJH will be offering our Summer Prep program again this year!
While at Summer Prep Program students will:
- become familiar with Northwest Junior High and our staff
- become acquainted with students from other elementary schools
- review academic skills that will help students be ready for junior high
- develop the organizational and leadership skills necessary to be successful in junior high
Students and families will be contacted in the summer with confirmation of their enrollment and additional details of the program.
The program will be held July 26-August 5, Monday-Thursday mornings from 8:50 AM-12:00 PM.
We will be following up during the summer to confirm enrollment. The top of the form has all of the details for the program. There is no cost for the program this year! Please let me know if you have any questions.
If you are interested in having your student participate in the Northwest Junior High Summer Prep Program, please complete the form linked here:
Principal, Northwest Junior High
1507 8th St
Coralville, IA 52241
Survey About District Communications
The Iowa City Community School District has shared a significant amount of communication over the past year and has used many different tools to provide information. We want to know what worked for your family and if you have suggestions for future communication from your child’s school and the District.
Please take a few moments to provide your important feedback here: https://iowacityschools.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_barI7PX4teBHaPc
We appreciate your time and your candid feedback as we work to strengthen and expand the critical school-to-family communication channels.
Director of Community Relations
Iowa City Community School District
Tech Support and HelpDesk
Students and families are welcome to reach out to Tech Support for any issues. Feel free to check out the link below and get the help you need:http://innovation.iowacityschools.org/2020/03/30/getting-tech-support-during-the-covid-19-closure/
Have questions on how your child is using technology this year? Check out this FAQ:
Hours: 7:30AM to 4:30PM Monday - Friday.