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4/26/2021

Students to benefit from free school meals next school year

ARLINGTON, VA – The non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) commended the Biden Administration for extending several COVID-19 waivers to ensure students can continue to safely receive free school meals through the 2021/22 School Year. SNA members had called for waiver extensions to provide safe, equal access to healthy school meals and address continued pandemic meal service challenges.

“These waiver extensions will ensure hungry students can receive the meals they need to succeed next school year,” said SNA President Reggie Ross, SNS. “School nutrition staff can focus on safely serving students without having to worry about meal applications or collecting payments. Families struggling to make ends meet will know their children are nourished and ready to learn.”

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Boone Community School District Nutrition Program will celebrate the School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria. School nutrition professionals are true heros who nourish our kids with healthy meals and do so with a smile! Please join us as we celebrate and thank all of our hardworking staff!
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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.


2nd Graders from Mrs. Nolan’s class, collaborating with Mrs. Downs, music and Mrs. Moore, art, acted out the Carnival of the Animals orchestra music. Each animal portrayed a different musical selection.

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Page students filled a bucket of pom poms by doing good deeds! As a reward they got to earn a party!. They voted on a makeup party! Mrs. Seiler, Mrs. Nystrom, Mrs. Moline, Mrs. Mechura, and Mr. Adam received makeovers!
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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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Grill and Chill Winners

Congratulations to April’s Grill & Chill winners at the Middle School. These students have been recognized by their teachers for practicing high levels of social and emotional skills. Thank you for your efforts! In 8 th grade – Brock Godzicki, Max Allen & AJ Pearson. In 7 th grade - Audrey Burch, Isaac Clark, Mady Davidson & Nevaeh Krambeer. In 6 th grade – Olivia Stoneburner & Jenny Fisher and in 5 th grade – Vivian Wojcik & Noah Joseph. Again, Congratulations!! and thank you for being awesome examples of our Boone Middle School students.

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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.

Raccoon River Conference Art Show

The North Polk art department invites you to view the 2021 Raccoon River Conference virtual art show. High school student artists from across the conference have been working hard all year to create some truly wonderful pieces of art.
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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

Still Time to File Your FAFSA Form

If you haven't already, there is still time to help your child complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form required to access federal financial aid such as grants and low-interest student loans. It is also the form required for some state of Iowa financial aid, as well as a criteria considered for scholarships offered through colleges and private organizations. If you would like help completing the FAFSA, we have an opportunity for you:


ICAN FAFSA Completion Event

Boone High School Commons/Lunchroom

Tuesday, May 4th, 4:30-6:30 PM (takes about an hour)


Documents Needed

Students and parents both need to provide several documents:


  • Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and dates of birth.
  • 2019 federal and state tax returns.
  • 2019 W-2 forms and other records of income earned last year.
  • Current bank statements and investment records.
  • Records of untaxed income received last year (e.g., TANF, child support received, etc.)
  • FSA ID & Password; Both parent and student need an FSA ID & Password. Go to www.fsaid.ed.gov to set it up.
  • Download a complete list of what to bring at www.icansucceed.org/whattobring.
  • Student's chromebook



To sign up for the FAFSA Completion Event, contact Megan McIntyre at (515)433-0995 ext. 6134 or mmcintyre@boone.k12.ia.us


To learn more about ICAN, visit www.ICANsucceed.org.

Note: The FAFSA <link to www.fafsa.ed.gov> is a free form that may be completed without professional assistance via paper or electronic forms provided by the U.S. Department of Education. ICAN’s free services help reduce confusion and can ensure accuracy.

Scholarship Information

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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