Wickham Elementary

Newsletter - Week of September 14th

Message From Principal Daubs

The District will transition into a hybrid learning model beginning Monday, September 28, 2020!


This transition only applies to students who opted for standard enrollment during registration. This does not apply to students who have enrolled in the ICCSD PK-12 Online Learning Program. Families who opted for standard enrollment received notification on ‘A’ group and ‘B’ group designations several weeks ago. We will follow the hybrid calendar, beginning with the ‘A’ group on-site Monday (9/28) and Tuesday (9/29) and the ‘B’ group on-site Wednesday (9/30), Thursday (10/1), and Friday (10/2). The schedule will then rotate each week as detailed in the calendar.

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Material Pick Up - Tuesday, September 22nd from 8:00-6:00 - Online Program Students ONLY

This pick up is NOT for hybrid students - only Online Program students.



Please follow the car line path

Hold up a VISIBLE sign with your child/ren's LAST name

Stay in your car - materials will be delivered to you

Be patient!

Hybrid Students

We would like to ask families of our hybrid students to please bring a beach towel with their name clearly labeled. We are hoping while the weather is nice that students can eat lunch outside.

If your family is unable to purchase a towel please reach out to the office at 319-688-1175

Attendance

Students are expected to participate in school on days they have synchronous learning and attendance will be monitored. Parents will need to contact the school to communicate absences and the reason for the absence. The ICCSD will utilize the current excused and unexcused definitions but will follow some different processes for recording absences during the different learning modes. In addition, attendance tracing, attendance plans and truancy referrals will be adapted in response to COVID-10.

Grab and Go Meals!

The Grab & Go meal sites are outlined below. Meals are served from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Each meal includes breakfast and lunch. Menu information can be found at MealViewer, under the Grab & Go menu. Meals are free and available to all Iowa City Community School District students and children do not need to be present in order for a guardian to pick-up a meal for the child.


Grab & Go meal sites beginning September 8, 2020:

City High School
Hills Elementary School
Liberty High School
North Central Junior High School
Northwest Junior High School
South East Junior High School
West High School


We are excited to announce that the USDA has extended our waiver allowing us to continue to offer free meals to all students. The waiver has been extended through December 2020.

ICCSD Technology Support

District Computer Support, Repairs, and Internet Access
In the event that a student is having trouble with a school-issued computer, or if a device is in need of repair or replacement, please contact the ICCSD Technology Help Desk. This also includes requests for assistance with internet access. The Help Desk can be reached by phone at (319) 688-1950, by email at helpdesk@iowacityschools.org, or by using the chat option available during business hours in the bottom right corner of the Technology & Innovation Blog (https://innovation.iowacityschools.org). For detailed technology support information, visit our technology support page.

Wickham PTO Spirit Store

The Wickham PTO spirit wear store is now open. The deadline to order is September 28th.

PTO Information

PTO Meeting Information

PTO Meets on the First Wednesday of every month -6:30 pm (on Zoom) Don’t forget to attend the monthly virtual PTO meetings! The first one is September 16 at 6:30pm. This will be an interesting year at Wickham Elementary! Don’t miss a minute!


Not getting e-mails from the PTO? Join the PTO E-mail list by emailing your contact information to

wickhampto@gmail.com

Non-discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jeremy Tabor, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000, Tabor.Jeremy@iowacityschools.org.

Wickham Elementary

Amber Daubs, Principal