Eagles' Voice Newsletter

Clayton Ridge Schools: November 2020

Where Excellence is the Tradition

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Daily Health Screenings

Jody Pierce BSN RN

Clayton Ridge MS/HS Nurse

With COVID-19 cases continuing to climb in Northeast Iowa, as well as Cold and Influenza season quickly approaching, the Clayton Ridge Nursing Staff would like to remind parents to screen children for symptoms of illness before leaving for school in the morning.

If your child has:

One High-Risk Symptom

New Cough

Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

New loss of taste or smell


Two Low-Risk Symptoms

Fever (greater than 100.4)


Muscle/body aches


Sore throat

Runny nose

Sinus Congestion




If your child falls into either of these categories, please keep the child at home and speak with your doctor for further direction. If you have any questions, please call school and speak with one of the nurses, available at both campuses.

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This is an interactive bulletin board at the elementary school. Students are sharing what they are grateful for on the leaves!

Physical Science is Super-Charged

Photos by Mrs. Cano

American Education Week

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Voting at Clayton Ridge Elementary

Third graders Gavin and Donte voted for the future president today. Ms. Geuder’s Eagles Plus students set up the voting booth.
Thanks to the 4th and 5th grade Eagles+ students, 4th graders were able to vote today for the upcoming election. It was a great learning experience to be a part of!

CSI in Eighth Grade Social Studies

Students in Mrs. Scott's 8th-grade social studies class took part in a Boston Massacre CSI crime scene today. Students took the roles of detectives to try to figure out who really started the fight between the British and the Colonists.

Veterans Day Celebrations

Mrs. Lawrence talked to 3rd and 5th graders about Veterans Day on November 8. Here she is pictured showing the students some items in an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat).

Many elementary students made cards to mail to service men and women as part of a special Veteran’s Day project. Here are third graders Donte, Harper, and Blair from Mrs. Connelly’s room.

Fifth-Grade STEAM

5th Graders help STEAM rotations on Friday afternoon. Hands-on, fun, and learning!

Michelle Fassbinder has been helping 5th graders learn to sew their own masks. Measuring, cutting, ironing, and sewing! Students made yarn models, Cubelet structures, Lego and gears, felting, and more!

What's New at the Guttenberg Library?

Nancy Ruzicka
Youth Services Director

Nancy Ruzicka

Youth Services Director

What's new here at the library?

Well, a lot!

Because of the Covid-19 cases on the rise, the Guttenberg Library has changed our procedures. The library is open by appointment only and masks are required. The appointments are 30 minutes long and can be scheduled by calling the library. If you prefer not to come into the library you can call and request specific books or reserve books online, and we will set them out on our cart for curbside pick up.

Our Grab-N-Go craft bags are now available for December. We have 2 different crafts available. Pre-3rd. grade and 4-8th grade. The crafts bags have been moved outside also. They will be in a plastic tote by the front door.

Visit the Guttenberg Public Library's Facebook page for Ms. Nancy's online storytimes. A new storytime will be posted every month along with other educational videos for kids to watch.

Remember to join our Great Stay At Home Winter Reading Challenge for adults. You can download the reading log from our website or request one from the library.

The Guttenberg Library will be closed the following dates in December: 24 and 25 and closing early on the 31.

Happy Holidays!

Words on Wellness

2020-2021 District Calendar

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About Clayton Ridge Community Schools

Clayton Ridge Community School District has both a north and south campus. The northern campus is located in the midst of the rolling prairie of Garnavillo, Iowa and currently serves students in grades PK-5. The southern campus is situated among the picturesque Mississippi River bluffs and boasts a magnificent view of the mighty river and Lock & Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. The south campus serves middle school (6-8), and high school (9-12).