FINAL Update prior to 8.31

August 27th UPDATE-Back to school on Monday or Tuesday

Please read through all of the information below AND/OR watch the video. Thanks!

Final SHS update 8.27.2020


On Monday, we will begin our journey into the 2020/2021 school year. We are excited to have all of our students on-site, but know that our "normal" will look very different. We will be starting the day on Monday and Tuesday in Seminar with the purpose of explaining in detail all of our mitigation and safety protocols. Please encourage your child to embrace these changes. I know it will be difficult for many of them, but we must be diligent in our efforts to keep ALL students safe.

If your child will be arriving prior to 8:15 they will need to report to the assigned locations. Please note that they will have to sit in the same spot each morning if this is their routine plan. We will have staff members in all locations to ensure proper physical distancing and face-covering procedures are being followed.

9th-Competition gym

10th-Extended commons

11th-Practice gym

12th-Main commons

Be sure to check your schedule to make sure you know what you have/don't have. Reach out to Mr. Thompson or Mr. Wigle via email if there are questions.

Please note that we will continue to follow the guidance from the Iowa Department of Education and Johnson County Public Health.

Here is a great FAQ that may be helpful with questions as they continue to come to the forefront.


IF you have a Kirkwood class (Juniors and Seniors) that Monday or Tuesday, you will NOT need to report to school at 8:20. Go to your Kirkwood class. Please let your seminar teacher know.

HERE is the supply list again if you could not find it.

When/If we have to go virtual: In the event the school has to close we will continue with both synchronous and asynchronous learning. Attendance for the two or three blocks will be taken via zoom or google meet each day and we will use google classroom to communicate/teach and assess.

Below you will see the schedule for the first two days

REMEMBER that A-K report on Monday, 8.31 and students with last names L-Z report on 9.1. The schedule below will be the same both days.
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Schedule for normal days and 1:45 dismissals *NOTE-9.2 and 9.3 are 1:45 dismissals

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Times are subject to change based on feedback from our teams throughout the first two weeks

Every day...

Please answer these questions each morning before leaving for school. As a reminder the only way we will know if you son or daughter has been exposed or tests positive for COVID-19 is if you as the parent/guardian report it.
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Want to help?

If any of you have or have access to a large outdoor tent we would love to set up a couple outdoor classrooms that can be used regardless of the weather. It looks similar to the image below.
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