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Return To Learn Update
Great day North Polk Students & Families,
With the COVID-19 virus and variants in the news, I wanted to send out the planned protocols the district will follow for the present time. As we have learned over the past 18 months, things can and have changed quickly with little notification. We are committed as a school district to staying informed of county, state, and federal guidance and collaborating with community members to make the best decisions possible with the information that we have. We are also committed to providing our students with a high quality education and setting high expectations for demonstrating respect towards others.
I know no matter what decisions we make, there will be questions and concerns people may want to discuss. I encourage you to please reach out to me and let me know your thoughts. Attached is the Return to Learn plan with our protocols.
Highlights from the plan include:
- Face coverings will be optional in schools (House File 847 prohibits school districts from requiring face coverings)
-Face coverings will be recommended on school buses
-Notifications of classroom positive tests will be sent to elementary classes (the difference from the secondary level is the amount of time with specific peer group and the age of students makes them ineligible for vaccination at this time)
-Like last year, a dashboard with information will be available on the website
-Remote Learning Option was made available to students
Please know how deeply as a staff we care about students in this district. Please reach out with anything else that may arise over the coming days and weeks.
Thank you and GO COMETS!
Michael Kline, Superintendent
email@example.com / 515-984-3400
- It is the number one priority of the district to support student academic
achievement with the federal money given as COVID relief. Many
students missed months of instruction and supporting students behind
grade level with in-school intervention, tutoring times, and/or summer
school instruction is the plan of the district.
- Additionally, the district hopes to use this money for professional learning
for teachers and materials to support the above-stated efforts.
- Next, the district hopes to show gratitude and support for staff members,
their wellbeing, and their tremendous efforts in helping students through
- Finally, if money allows, the district will use the funds to look at air quality
and complete necessary upgrades to HVAC to make for a safer
environment and mitigate risks of future pandemics.
- FOOD ASSISTANCE: NP Comet Cupboard's "Bag of Food" Distribution
- FOOD ASSISTANCE: The Blessing Box Food Pantry
- MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Click here to learn more about LifeWorks services via Telehealth.
- ISU EXTENSION & OUTREACH: Click here for information and virtual programs offered locally and through campus partners.