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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.”
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.
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!
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.
Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress
Raccoon River Conference Art Show
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
The district website and all of the contents are still located at boonecsd.org
Teacher Request Form
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.