With Spring Break scheduled from March 14-22, Cedar Falls Community School District continues to follow the global outbreak of COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus. Many staff and families may have planned trips out of state or even out of the country, which could impact the spread of the virus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified this list of countries around the world as being at high risk for the spread of Coronavirus. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends that anyone who visits those countries voluntarily self-isolate for 14 days upon their return. Families who plan to travel to any of these areas should notify their school to make arrangements for the student’s re-entry to school and follow its   public health recommendations .

While our overarching objective is to keep students and staff members safe, we also acknowledge that we have a social responsibility to ensure the continuity of education for our students. The Black Hawk County Health Department has asserted that the risk to students and staff is minimal at this time and they do not believe that the current situation warrants closing.

In the event that the Iowa Department of Public Health determines that there is a need for closure, or other action, the Black Hawk County Health Department and school district will coordinate to respond, and communicate additional information at that time.

The safety and well-being of our students and staff is always our top priority. We have procedures in place as part of our district emergency operating plan[s] to handle situations regarding the spread of illness. 

As stated before, to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, the CDC recommends the following actions:
  • Frequently wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. If unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Cedar Valley STEM Festival Canceled
"We have been following the changing environment of the coronavirus by the moment. Although the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival offers a unique learning environment for kids of all ages, we have made the decision to cancel the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival for Tuesday, March 24. This decision was not made lightly and was done with the best interest of those exhibiting, volunteering and attending the event. We appreciate all the business partners, schools, organizations, and planning committee members involved in planning, marketing, and partnering to exhibit."

SAVE the DATE for our next Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival
to be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the UNI-Dome!

"Out of an abundance of caution regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the McElroy Trust has announced the cancellation of this year’s World’s Greatest Spring Break for Kids scheduled for March 16-20 in Waterloo. The decision by the Trust was made after consulting with its community partners, including the City of Waterloo, to err on the side of public health and safety. On average, the event draws 13,000 people of all ages to Waterloo from around the state. It is important to note that while the World’s Greatest Spring Break event is being cancelled overall, some of the individual site locations may have plans to stay open for regular business during the week. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead or check websites to see about hours of operation."
Congrats to Men's Basketball
on a great season!
State Tournament Qualifier
Quarter Final Winner
Consolation Winner
Congrats to Women's Basketball
on a great season!
State Tournament Qualifier
Congratulations to the Warrior hockey JV team on winning the state championship last weekend! And congratulations to the varsity team on a great season, they will compete in Nationals later this month. Cedar Falls has 10 players on the teams.
Congratulations to all of our athletes that participated in Special Olympics Track and Field!
Heather Andress - 1st 50m dash, 2nd shot put
Cassidy Craig - 1st Unified relay
Alex Cunningham - 1st 50m dash, 2nd softball throw, 2nd 4x100 relay
Joey Elser - 1st softball throw, 2nd 100m dash
Max Feist - 1st softball throw, 3rd 100m dash
Adia Mortl - 1st shot put, 1st standing long jump
Cameron Peters-Sharp -1st mini javelin throw, 1st 100m dash, 3rd 4x100m relay
Isaac Purdy - 1st 100m dash, 1st shot put, 2nd 4x100 relay
Ali Roby - 1st mini javelin throw, 1st standing long jump
Breezy Ryan - 1st softball throw, 2nd 50m dash, 1st Unified relay.
Congrats to Amya Thornton of Holmes Junior High for 1st place in Iowa's Poetry Out Loud contest! Amya will compete in Washington, D.C. at the Poetry Out Loud national contest.
Congratulations to 7th grade student Britain Atkins who placed 1st this past weekend at the Knights of Columbus state spelling bee competition!
Congratulations to Aleesha Smith on 2nd place at the Knights of Columbus State Spelling Bee! She is in 6th grade at Cedar Heights Elementary.
Congratulations to these Lincoln Elementary 4th grade students for placing 1st and 2nd place at the Knights of Columbus State Spelling Bee!
Kindergarten Roundup  is fast approaching, on March 31! With that in mind, please be sure that your child’s immunizations are up to date and physicals are done prior to school starting in the fall. We will have information at the event about dental screenings and vision screenings. If your child has any significant health needs, the sooner you contact the school nurse the better, as it gives us time to communicate and have plans in place.

Vaccine Requirements:  7th and 12th grade students 2020-2021: When scheduling your medical provider visits keep in mind that the Meningococcal Vaccine, specifically A/C/Y/W vaccine, is  REQUIRED  for all incoming students  entering   7 th  and 12 th  grades   for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students must have the vaccine  prior to the first day of school  to attend and will not be permitted to attend until the vaccine has been administered. Incoming 7th graders have an additional requirement of a Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine booster.  
Please contact your student's health office if you have questions.
Cedar Falls Schools Foundation Annual Campaign Update
In the first three months of their annual campaign, the Cedar Falls Schools Foundation has received donations totaling over 90% of their $20,000 goal! Thank you to all who have donated – you are funding innovation and excellence throughout the Cedar Falls School District.

To contribute to the Annual Tradition of Excellence Campaign, please click here.
Are your kids sucked in to youtube videos one after the other? Do you wonder if what they are watching is always appropriate? Check out Common Sense Media's guide to youtube , and learn how to enjoy YouTube with your kids without feeling overwhelmed and confused.
Stay up to date on the planning and process for the new high school!
2020 is a census year, when all of the people living in the United States are counted. The census is important because it determines everything from congressional representation to the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds. In 2010, Iowa lost funding due to an undercount of young children. An estimated 4,726 children were missed. Some of the education programs that have lost funds in Iowa each year since 2015 by undercounting include: Special Education Grants, National School Lunch Program, Title 1 Grants,
Head Start, School Breakfast Program.

April 1 is Census Day: Households can respond online, by mail or by phone
June-July 2020: Census takers go door to door to count people who have not responded to the 2020 Census.

For more information, visit the  Census 2020 web site .
UNI STEM Camp Registration is now open!
Board of Education Meeting March 9, 2020
Read the Tiger Pride magazine online!

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