The current 2020-2021 Cedar Falls Community School District calendar has scheduled the last day with students as Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

If needed, the first (3) snow/inclement weather days will be treated as 'usual' and there will be no school for students, whether they are in-person or virtual campus students.

If the District has up to three inclement weather full day cancellations, those will be scheduled to be made up on June 2, June 3 and June 4. If additional inclement weather days occur beyond three, those additional days will be virtual/remote learning days for all teachers and students.

We are working through what virtual learning days will look like for teachers and students, including device needs, synchronous or asynchronous learning, etc.

We hope this will limit disruptions to student's learning in a year that has already had numerous challenges.

Please make sure your contact information is updated in PowerSchool so you receive notifications from the District regarding weather announcements. Instructions on how to update your information is on the District website.
The waiver to offer free meals to all students has been extended to the end of the school year.  All enrolled Cedar Falls CSD students, regardless of eligibility, can receive a daily free reimbursable breakfast and free reimbursable lunch based on the designated waiver.  A la carte, second meals/milk, and adult meals are excluded from the program, but will continue to be available.  

Students are not required to “sign-up” to participate. Students will continue to access meals using the district cafeteria or for virtual students placing pre-orders two days prior to the scheduled pick-up. Family meal accounts will NOT be charged during the available waiver except for a la carte and second meals/milk. Funds currently within the family meal accounts will remain.

Should this program be canceled or funds become unavailable prior to the end of the school year, meals will be processed through the food service program and student accounts will be charged. For those families who receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch, accounts would be charged at that rate. Families are still encouraged to apply for the Free and Reduced meals using the application located on the District website.
Contracts to build the new 305,000-square-foot high school were awarded by the Board of Education in December. The District was fortunate to have had a great number of bids that came back very favorably. This allowed for the inclusion of 16 alternates that were bid as part of some packages, including those for construction of an outdoor football stadium. Construction will get underway this spring and be finished ahead of classes starting in the fall of 2024.
Meet Cedar Falls Community School District Resource Officer Liesel Reimers!

Officer Reimers graduated from Wartburg College with a Bachelor's in Sociology and a concentration in Criminal Justice in 2018. While attending school, she worked with kids at Bremwood which helped foster her desire to become School Resource Officer (SRO).

Before becoming SRO, Officer Reimers served the last few years on 3rd shift in Cedar Falls. Her hobbies include being outside, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Grant
to Support Cedar Falls Schools connect>CF Program
The Cedar Falls Schools Foundation (CFSF) was awarded a Black Hawk County Fall 2020 Grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA). The $5,625 grant will help provide reduced-cost home internet service to eligible students and families in the Cedar Falls Community School district through the connect>CF program.
connect>CF, established in 2018, is a collaboration between the district and Cedar Falls Utilities that helps even the scales among students by addressing the homework gap and brings the value of connectivity into households.
The need for home internet increased this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. When schools closed in the spring, students and teachers turned to virtual learning to continue instruction. In the fall, over 900 students enrolled in the district’s virtual campus option. Even students whose families elected in-person learning have had online instruction throughout the year due to building closures or quarantine guidelines.
“Thanks to generous gifts from individuals, businesses and organizations, as well as grants like this one from the CFNEIA, we’re able to continue supporting this program, but ongoing support is crucial,” stated Monica Boyer, CFSF Executive Director.
To learn more about connect>CF, or to donate, click here.
This past fall, CF CAPS associates participated in the Legacy Project. The Legacy Project is an engagement between high school students and Western Home Communities residents. The associates and residents spent time engaging with each other over Zoom to foster a deeper understanding of the lives each has and continues to lead. The hope is for all involved to find value in the knowledge and wisdom that can be passed on from generation to generation in one on one conversations through storytelling, listening, and understanding. They also read articles each week that prompted great discussions.
Check out some of the great things the CF CAPS Edu students did this past fall!
Cedar Falls High School Signing Day
Make sure to subscribe to the CF Athletics and Cedar Falls Channel 15 YouTube pages!
#Beinformed #TigerPride — Make sure you check the schedule!
Cedar Falls Public Library
Winter Reading Program:
From January 1st to January 31st, Cedar Falls Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Book Like Us,” sponsored by Simon and Schuster (S&S). We challenge all our patrons from ages 0-111 to read at least 600 minutes (20 minutes/day) during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Prizes will include book collections and virtual author visits. Ten (10) winning schools or libraries will each get a collection of fifty (50) books from the “Books Like Us” collection. Happy reading, Cedar Falls!  

Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra: Join us on Zoom for gamer trivia, Q&A, and, of course, clips of the Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra performing songs from your favorite video games! All ages welcome!

Book Clubs:
5th/6th Grade Book Club
Mon, January 25th 4:15pm-5:15pm
5th and 6th graders are invited to join us for a discussion and activity on this month's book, Inkheart by Corneila Funke.
We will be meeting in Zoom. To register and arrange a pickup for the book, please email the youth desk at or call the youth desk at 319-859-3282.

3rd/4th Grade Book Club
Tue, January 26th 4:15pm-5:15pm
Join our virtual book discussion of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon! We’ll go through some questions about the book, then do a craft together. Please register by calling the Youth Desk (319-859-3282) and scheduling an appointment to pick up your book and craft supplies. Grades 3-4, Digital, Registration Required, materials are picked up at curbside. 4 - 5 PM.  

Teen Programs:

Virtual Show & Tell: 
Virtual Pet Cat Show & Tell
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm
Via Zoom. Bring your cat(s)! Each attendee will have a few minutes to show and share about their pet cat(s). Click to register!

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