Virtual or In-person, share your first day of school photos and use #CFschoolsfirstday on social media!
For in-person learning, there is an updated schedule for the first week:
All elementary buildings will dismiss at 1:50 p.m. August 24-28
7th and 10th grades only on August 24
8th and 11th grades only on August 25
9th and 12th grades only on August 26
All 7th-12th grades on August 27
Visit the Return to Learn website for the screening tool that will be used for when students are not feeling well, guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health on Evaluating Sick Students and Staff and Red, Yellow, Green charts that teachers will use as guidelines for sending students to the Health Office.
Families: please remember to fill out your free/reduced meal application, including those choosing virtual campus. Last year's application expires October 2.
Sign up for FIRST LEGO League Teams!
Students interested in being part of a FIRST LEGO League team can use the links below to sign up. Teams will be forming now through the end of August. Team meeting formats will follow all guidelines set by schools and may need to adjust to changes during the year. Please contact Kenton Swartley ( ) with any questions.

FIRST  LEGO League Explore: (grades 1-3): Teams consist of 4-6 students and meet for 12 weeks in the fall or spring. Students work as a group to learn about the theme for the year, robots and coding. The team shares their learning at a virtual Expo at the end of the season.

FIRST  LEGO League (grades 4-6): Teams consist of 5-10 students and meet throughout the fall. Students work as a group to research a topic related to the theme for the year and program a robot they have built to complete missions. The team participates in a virtual FLL Qualifier at the end of the season.
Cedar Falls State Baseball Highlights 2020
Sports Talk Cedar Falls Football Preview 2020
We are gearing up for the 2020-2021 Booster Membership drive. Last year, the Booster Club raised over $80,000 for District student-athletes at CFHS, Peet Junior High and Holmes Junior High. Both individual and business memberships with advertising options available.
CF Schools Foundation Christensen Fund
Supplies 2019-2020 Makerspace Items
In 2002, Elna Christensen left a legacy to "perpetuate quality of life in her hometown." The Elna Christensen Memorial Fund, established in memory of her parents, Nels and Kirstine Christensen, was a $1,370,000 endowment gift to the district.
The fund is now held with the Cedar Falls Schools Foundation. During the 2019-2020 school year, the district used $28,559.67 from the fund to purchase Makerspace items. Students used these items to complete six challenges this year, including the Pumpkin Catapults Challenge, the Spread Joy Challenge, and the Fashion Challenge, among others. Read the full article here.
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. For more information, visit the Census 2020 web site.
Read the Tiger Pride magazine online!

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