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UN EO: Bar Jeblaak in Jikuul/Melele ko kon Kolenta eo an Jikuul

Iakwe Baamle ko im Rijerbal ro,

Wiik in, Jej kobooj rijikuul ro nan aer etal in jamor. Ijellokin, jej wonmaanlok wot ilo jerbal kein ad ilo ad maanjapopo in karuwaineneik tok rijikuul ro ilo jinoin iio in jikuul in lal. Rainin, Ikonaan lewaj nan kom melele ko ikijen elmaakot eo nan ad Bar Rool tok Nan Jikuuul:

EJ AIKUJ WONMAANLOK WOT JIKUUL
Ilo an ijino jikuul iio tok 2020-2021 tarrin wot 10 wiik jen kio, ej too wot nan ad likuun jela enaj ewi wewen jinoin iio in jikuul in lal. Ta eo jejla ej bwe jikuul kein rej maanjapopo nan lelok ta eo ekkar im emenin aikuj elane enaj baj lokan wot im bar wor menin kabanban ko renaj walok.
Einwot jikin jikuul, jenaj ejake lamlam ko renaj kabidodoik an wor jilu wewen kilen katakin ko ralikar im rej aikuj komman.:

  • Jikuul ilo Likieo in armej
  • Likuun Jikuul jen ettolok
  • Aolep kilen katakin kein, kommani jimor wewen katakin kein-jen ettolok im ilo likieo in armej.

Pedped wot ion ta eo enaj emman ilo tore en, jenaj maron bojak nan ad jela im kojerbal kelet eo emman tata einwot an kanuuj menin aikuj.


ELMAKOT EO NAN AN IJINO JIKUUL ILO 2020-2021
Kotobar eo ad imaan tata bwe en ijino jikuul ilo Okoj ilo an rijikuul im rikaki ro bar jeblaak tok nan ruum in jikuul ko aer, bar komourur jikuul juon alen.

Jej konaan bwe rijikuul ro aolep ren ipen don ilo iien eo emokaj tata ilo wewen eo emman elane jenaj maron!

Einwot ke ej kotobar eo ad in, rainin jaar kwalok elmaakot in ad nan Board eo an Jikuul bwe en kalolo ilo kolenta eo an jikuul bwe ran in jikuul eo imaan tata nan kilaaj K-12 en mokaj tok nan Bolaide, Okoj 14, im iien jino itok an an kilaaj Pre-K-5,6,im 9 enaj ilo Taije, Okoj 13.

LALE AOLEPEN ELMAKOT IN KOLENTA IN

Elmakot in ej kottar tok wot tobrak in ronjake eo an Board ilo naj Juun 8.

Kotobar eo ad kio ej nan kalonlok raan in an rijikuul ro itok nan jonan eo elap tata jemarone nan iio in lal, im jej lelok kamoolol nan rijerbal ro elap aer kate er im jerbal ipen don ilo district in, ra dik ko waj ad rej lap aer jerbal, im kamiti eo an rikaki ro rotijomlok, enin jej maron tobar kotobar kein ad.

Kolenta eo ekaal tata enaj ajeej waj nan baamle ko elikin wot an naj weppen jen Board eo an jikuul.


KAROK KO KON AENOMMAN IM EJMUUR
Emman im ejmuur eo an rijikuul im rijerbal ro ejja kotobar eo wot ad imaan im eaorok tata ilo jerbal kein ad. Ejab jomlok ad lale tok wewen im kokabiloklok ko jen federal, state im jen rijerbal ro an jikin ejmuur ikijen lamlam im komadmod ko ilo ad karuwaineneik tok rijikuul im rijerbal ro.
Jerbal kein remman renaj wonmanlok wot ilowan wiik kein rej bedo tok im jenaj wonmanlok wot ilo ad lewaj melele ko rellonlok ilowan jamor in elane renaj dedelok alikar tok.

Jokijooror in karuwaineneik tok rijikuul ro ilo aer bar rool tok ilo Okoj im jej kamoolol kon jerbal in jiban kein alikar im emmanlok wot ilo ad maanjapopo!

Ilo kautej,
Stan Rheingans
Superintendent of Schools

Return-to-Learn / School Calendar Update

Dear Families and Staff,

This week, we were scheduled to be sending students off for the summer. Instead, we continue our work in preparing to welcome students back in the fall. Today, I’d like to provide you with an update on our Return-to-Learn plans:

REQUIRED CONTINUOUS LEARNING
With the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year still 10 weeks away, it is too early to know exactly what the beginning of the school year will look like. What we do know is that the district will be prepared to provide required continuous learning should another disruption occur.

As a district, we will develop a model that allows us to have three required delivery options available:

  • Fully in-person education
  • Fully remote education
  • Hybrid education, delivered as a combination of in-person and remote education

Based on best practices at the time, we will be prepared to pivot in and out of these options as necessary.


2020-2021 PROPOSED SCHOOL START DATE
Our primary goal is to prepare for learning to resume in August with students and teachers back in the classroom, bringing our schools to life once again.

We want our community of learners together in person as soon as it’s safe to do so!

With that as our goal, today we shared with the School Board a proposal to amend the 2020-2021 school calendar that includes moving the first day of classes for grades K-12 to FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, with orientation for grades Pre-K-5, 6 and 9 on THURSDAY, AUGUST 13.

Amended Calendar Graphic showing changes from approved to ammended 2020-2021 calendar

VIEW THE FULL PROPOSED CALENDAR

This proposal is pending Board approval following a public hearing at the June 8 Board meeting.

It was our goal to add as many student attendance days as possible for next year and, thanks to great teamwork and collaboration among the district, our many bargaining units, and the district teacher quality committee, we are able to do so.

A final calendar will be shared with families following official adoption by the School Board.


HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANNING
The safety of our students and staff continues to be at the forefront of our work. We continue to review best practices and recommendations from federal, state and local health officials regarding health and safety protocols for welcoming back students and staff.

These best practices will likely continue to evolve in upcoming weeks and we will continue to share additional details over the summer as they are finalized.


We cannot wait to welcome our students back in August and appreciate your ongoing support and flexibility as we prepare to do so!

Sincerely,
Stan Rheingans
Superintendent of Schools

Enaan ko Rokaal kon Coronavirus: Mae 27, 2020

Erkein enaan ko rokaal tok jen Dubuque Community School District:

WIIK 10 IN AN KIO WALOK KEIN EKATAK KO AN ELEMENTARY
10 de wiik kio in an kein ekatak ko rar komman jen ro rotijomlok im rej lolorjake Jelalokjen walok ilo webpeij eo am.  Kein Ekatak kein Koboji tok nan wiik in + ewor Ikkure ko, Kilen Ejaak Jomdoon im Komadmode Aer im Inebata ko, im ebool Peba ko nan an Rijikuul ro Jerbali im Ekatak jeni.

Nan wot bar kakememej, Tiim in rijerbal ro ilo district in rar jerbal im likkuun kobobo kein ekatak kein bwe ren jejjet im emman nan aolep rijikuul ilo aolep kilaaj im ren ekkar nan jonan maron ko aer. Kein etaktak ko im rejab kalikar kilaaj ta kar kommani nane remaron bar jerbal nan ebool rijikuul ro jet – lele ijo jikin komleleik kilen kommani katak kein nan bok jiban nan an rijikuul eo maron melele im jela ta eo en kommane!

Enaj iwoj kein ekatak ko eliktata nan elementary nan iio in jikuul in.

Kein ekatak ko ilo peba maron ebbok ilo jikin ebbok mona ilo Bolaide, Mae 29 ran.


GRADE KO AN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Ilo jomlokin lok iio in jikuul in, rijikuul in middle school im baamle ko aer renaj lo ripoot kaat ko im ewalok grade ko an jemejta ko jimor juon im ruo. Konke wewen im kilen ekatak elkin an kar bojrak jikuul ekar oktak lok, grade nan kilaaj ko ilowan allon ko jilu eliktata renaj kwalok “Ex” nan kakkolan excuse ak ear jab wor jomlokin bwe ebojrak jikuul.  

Baamle ko ewor aer kajitok remaron kajju kur lok jikuul ko aer.

Coronavirus Update: May 27, 2020

Here are the latest updates from the Dubuque Community School District:

WEEK 10 ELEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES NOW POSTED
Week 10 of educational materials developed by the district’s Educational Support Team are now available on our EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES WEBPAGE. This week’s resources again include Suggested Learning Resources + Activities, a Social Emotional Learning Guide, and a variety of Student Handouts and Worksheets.

As a reminder, the district’s team has worked to be sure these resources meet the needs of learners across grade levels and of all abilities. Activities not marked with a specific grade level can be used by a wide range of students – look in the accommodations section of the resources for tips on making the learning accessible to your student!

This will be the final elementary educational resources packet for the school year. Printed copies of these packets will be available at meal delivery sites on Friday, May 29.


MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADING
At the conclusion of the scheduled school year, middle school students and families will receive report cards that include grades for trimesters one and two. Because learning occurring after the school closure was ungraded, third trimester courses will show a grade of “Ex” to indicate that the class was excused due to the closure.

Families with additional questions can reach out to their school directly.

Enaan ko rokaal kon Coronavirus: Mae 20, 2020

Here are the latest updates from theErkein enaan ko rokaal tok jen Dubuque Community School District:

ENAJ EJJELOK AJEJ MONA ILO MEMORIAL DAY (MANDE, MAE 25)
Einwot ke ran in holiday, enaj ejjelok EBBOK MONA ilo jikin ebbok mona ko an district im ko jet ilo kamuniti ilo Mande, Mae 25. Wewen in ebar koba AOLEP jikin ebbok mona jet an Dubuque Community School District, Club eo an Leddik im Laddik, DREAM Center im Project Rooted.
Jikin ebbok mona kein renaj bar pellok ilo Juje, Mae 26, ejja ilo awa ko wot.


BUKI MWEIUK KO JEN IMON JIKUUL KO
Wiik in lal, ikotaan Mae 26 im 29, MIDDLE IM HIGH SCHOOL KO renaj karok iien bok jabdewot mweien rijikuul rar bed wot ilo jikuul. Jikuul ko renaj karon waj kom nan lewaj awa eo im melele ko kon wewen buki mweiuk ko.

Ilo tore en, rijikuul ro renaj korool tok lap top ko jikuul ear liwaji, hotspot ko, im bok ko an laibrere. Jouj im lale kojela ko waj jen jikuul eo am ikijen bar mweiuk ko jet im renaj aikuj bar rool tok, ekoba monitor ko kon kojerbali ilo gym ilo iien kilaaj in gym ko. Kein kojanjan ko im ko bar jet.

Jouj im loor wewen ko rojimwe ikijen ad kootolok don ilo iien ebok kein.

Baamle ko ewor nejier rijikuul in ELEMENTARY JIKUUL ro rar jab maron buki mweiuk ko ilo iien eo kar karoke remaron kebaak jikuul eo nan komman karok ko nan aer etal in buki.


9 WIIK KIO IN AN KEIN EKATAK KO WALOK
WIIK 9 in an kein katakin ko rej ejak im komman jen Rijerbal ro rj Bok Eddon Jelalokjen ilo district in aer kio walok ilo WEBPEIJ EO AN KEIN KATAKIN KO. Kein katakin ko ilo wiik ebar koba Kilen Katakin ko Keleti + Kilen Kojerbal iien, im Kilen Katakin kon mwil im Aer in Lomnak, im ebool peba in Jerbal im Ekatak nan an Rijikuul ro kojerbali.

Nan wot bar kakememej, rijerbal ro an district rar kate er jerbal bwe kein katakin kein ren jerbal nan aolep rijikuul ilo aolep kilaaj im ekkar nan jonan maron ko aer. Katak ko im rejab jerbal nan jabdewot kilaaj remaron bar jerbal nan elon rijikuul ro jet. – lale ilo jikin komlele eo ilo kein katakin kein nan an rijikuul eo nejum maron melele im kommani katok ko!

Elane epen am kojerbal kein katakin kein ak elon am kajitok ikijen am kommane katak kein nan rijikuul eo nejum, jouj im kebak rikaki eo an ajiri eo/ro nejum ilo Seesaw ak email nan aer jiban eok.

Enaj maron iwoj peba in katakin kein ilo jikin ajeej mona ko ilo Bolaide, Mae 22.

Coronavirus Update: May 20, 2020

Here are the latest updates from the Dubuque Community School District:

NO MEAL SERVICE ON MEMORIAL DAY (MONDAY, MAY 25)
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be NO MEALS SERVED at district and community meal sites on Monday, May 25. This includes ALL community meal sites operating by the Dubuque Community School District, Boys & Girls Club, DREAM Center and Project Rooted.

Meal service will resume on Tuesday, May 26, at the normally scheduled times.


RETRIEVING ITEMS FROM SCHOOLS
Next week, between May 26 and 29, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS will coordinate pickup of any student items left at school. Schools will communicate directly with families to share specific times and logistical information for this retrieval of items.

At this time, students will return district-issued laptops, hotspots, textbooks and library books. Please refer to communication from your school for other items that may need to be returned, including heart rate monitors, instruments, etc.)

Students will also have an opportunity to clean out their locker.

Please remember to engage in appropriate social distancing during these pick-up times.

Families with ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students who were unable to pickup item during their school’s scheduled pick-up time can contact the school directly to make arrangements to do so.


WEEK 9 ELEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES NOW POSTED
Week 9 of educational materials developed by the district’s Educational Support Team are now available on our EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES WEBPAGE. This week’s resources again include Suggested Learning Resources + Activities, a Social Emotional Learning Guide, and a variety of Student Handouts and Worksheets.

As a reminder, the district’s team has worked to be sure these resources meet the needs of learners across grade levels and of all abilities. Activities not marked with a specific grade level can be used by a wide range of students – look in the accommodations section of the resources for tips on making the learning accessible to your student!

If you are having difficulty with the resources or have questions about how to accommodate the activities for your child, please reach out to your child’s teacher(s) by email or Seesaw for assistance.

Printed copies of these packets will be available at meal delivery sites on Friday, May 22.

Music notes

District Recognized Among 2020 ‘Best Communities for Music Education’

NAMM 2020 Best Communities for Music EducationThe Dubuque Community School District has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The district is one of 754 school districts across the country, and one of five in Iowa, to receive the 2020 designation.

Now in its 21st year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, the district answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and support for the music programs. Responses were then verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

Enaan eo Ekaal kon Coronavirus: Mae 13, 2020

Erkein Enaan ko Rokaal tok jen Dubuque Community School District:

EOKTAK JIKIN EBBOK MONA EO KAR ILO HEMPSTEAD
Jino jen Mande, Mae 18, eban bar wor ebbok mona ilo Hempstead kon aer kokaal kijjin en an jikuul. Jikin ebbok mona eo emoj an emakut lok nan Roosevelt Middle School, ijo enaj iwoj mona ilo ejja awa ko wot jino ilo11 jibbon.-1 elkin raelep. Ilo kotaan ne.


MELELE KO KON GRADE KO AN ELEMENTARY im MIDDLE SCHOOL REJ JAB WALOK ILO INFINITE CAMPUS
Ilo an ebak tok jomolokin iio in jikuul in ak rijikuul ro rej jikuul wot, tobrak in grade ko an elementary im middle school reban walok ilo infinite campus, einwot ke ejanin alikar tobrak in ekatak ko an rijikuul ro tok nan tore in.

Rijikuul ro ilo Elementary im middle school im baamle ko aer renaj lo tobrak in ekatak ok an rijikuul ro ilo jomlokin tata iio in jikuul in.


8 KIO WIIK IN AN KEIN EKATAK KO WALOK
8 kio wiik in an kein ekatak ko komman in Rijerbal ro ilo district im Rej Jiban Lolorjake kein ekatak ko walok ilo WEBPAIJ EO KEIN EKATAK KO rej walok ie.Kein ekatak ko ilo wiik in ekoba ko kar bar keleti + Kilen Katakin im Komman Ikkure ko, im Jomdoon kab Edodo im Aer in Lomnak, im ebar bol Peba in Jerbal im Ekatak ko rijikuul ro remaron ekatak jeni.

Nan wot bar kakememej, rijerbal ro an district rar kate er jerbal bwe kein katakin kein ren jerbal nan aolep rijikuul ilo aolep kilaaj im ekkar nan jonan maron ko aer. Katak ko im rejab jerbal nan jabdewot kilaaj remaron bar jerbal nan elon rijikuul ro jet. – lale ilo jikin komlele eo ilo kein katakin kein nan an rijikuul eo nejum maron melele im kommani katok ko!

Elane epen am kojerbal kein katakin kein ak elon am kajitok ikijen am kommane katak kein nan rijikuul eo nejum, jouj im kebak rikaki eo an ajiri eo/ro nejum ilo Seesaw ak email nan aer jiban eok.

Enaj maron iwoj peba in katakin kein ilo jikin ajeej mona ko ilo Bolaide, Mae 15.

Coronavirus Update: May 13, 2020

Here are the latest updates from the Dubuque Community School District:

HEMPSTEAD MEAL SITE LOCATION CHANGE
Beginning on Monday, May 18, meals will no longer be served at Hempstead High School due to renovation of the school’s kitchen. The meal site will move to Roosevelt Middle School, where meals will be served during the normal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. timeframe.


ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL INFINITE CAMPUS GRADE INFORMATION
As we move through the completion of the school year with student learning, elementary and middle school grading information will not be accessible in Infinite Campus, as the current learning for students remains ungraded at this time.

Elementary and middle school students/families will receive end-of-the-year grading information at the scheduled conclusion of the school year.


WEEK 8 ELEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES NOW POSTED
Week 8 of educational materials developed by the district’s Educational Support Team are now available on our EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES WEBPAGE. This week’s resources again include Suggested Learning Resources + Activities, a Social Emotional Learning Guide, and a variety of Student Handouts and Worksheets.

As a reminder, the district’s team has worked to be sure these resources meet the needs of learners across grade levels and of all abilities. Activities not marked with a specific grade level can be used by a wide range of students – look in the accommodations section of the resources for tips on making the learning accessible to your student!

If you are having difficulty with the resources or have questions about how to accommodate the activities for your child, please reach out to your child’s teacher(s) by email or Seesaw for assistance.

Printed copies of these packets will be available at meal delivery sites on Friday, May 15.

Enaan ko Rokaal tata kon: Mae 6, 2020

Erkein enaan ko rokaal tata jen Dubuque Community School District:

BUKI MWEIUK KO JEN IMON JIKUUL KO
Wiik in lal, rumuj wot an wor oktak ilo jokjok kein, JIKUUL KO AN ELMENTARY renaj komman karok nan bok men ko mweien rijikuul rej ped wot ilo jikuul. Mweiuk kein naj eti kadede ilo pakuj nan an baamle ko itom buki jen naboj in imon jikuul ko.

  • Jikuul enaj ba waj wewen kab melele ko nan baamle ko an rijikuul in elementary jikuul.
  • Aolep jikuul ewor kilen aer kootolok armej jen deon im baamle ko reban maron delon ilowan imon jikuul ko.
  • Mweiuk ko naj eti kadede nan an baamle ko itom ebbok jen baboj in imon jikuul ko.
  • Elane ewor mweien jikuul en rijikuul ro rokonan korool tok (kein jerbal ko an jikuul, book ko jen laibrere ko, im book in jikuul ko), remaron bareinwot buktoki ejjab ilo iien en wot. Jouj im jela bwe enaj ejjelok wonen jabdewot mweien jikuul ko renaj ped wot ipen baamle ko mae iien ebar ijino jikuul iio in lal.

MIDDLE IM HIGH SCHOOLS renaj komman karok ko nan bok men ko mweien rijikuul ro ilo naj jomlok in lok Mae ak jinoin Juun im ejja ilo naj iien en wot naj ain aolep book ko, kampiutor ko im hotspot ko renaj aikuj rool tok. Jikuul ko renaj karon waj baamle ko kon karok kein elane renaj dedelok.


KELET EO NAN AN WOR CREDIT AK BWE EN EJJELOK CREDIT NAN HIGH SCHOOL
Einwot ad kar bar ba waj mokta lok, rijikuul in high school ro enaj aer wot bebe ikijen kilaaj ko rej buki ilo semesta in nan an aer kelet nan an wor aer Credit (P) ak No Credit (N) melelen bwe enaj ejjelok aer Credit, renaj O. Ran eo eliktata nan an kilaaj jonoulruo ro kommane kelet ko aer ej ilo Mae 15 ran im nan rijikuul ro ilo kilaaj 9 -11 enaj ilo Juun 1 ran. Kelet kein an rijikuul ro nan an wor aer credit ak ejjelok credit reban jelet grade-point-average ko aer, botab enaj wor aer credit nan kilaaj eo rar boke elane rotobar 60% ak emman lok.

Enin form eo aolep jikuul rej loore.(naj kajitok bwe rijikuul ro ren delon nan 365 account ko aer nan aer maron naj kadedelok form in):

Hempstead Credit/No-Credit Request Form

Dubuque Senior Credit/No-Credit Request Form

MELELE EO EAOROK: Rijikuul ro rej lomnak in wonmanlok nan college ak jikuul ko lok ilon rej aikuj kebak jikuul eo rej lomnak in delone nan jino lomnake wewen komman aer grade eo enaj ekkar im emman tata nan er pedped ion jonan maron ko aer. Rijikuul ro rej lomnak in bok konaer ilo ikkure ilo jikuul ko aer remaron lale komlele kein jen NCAA Clearninghouse ak bareinwot NAIA Eligibility Center.


NAN BOK KAKKOLE KO NAN NABOJ IN MOKO NAN KILAAJ JONOULRUO RO
Dubuque Senior High School im Hempstead High School renaj komman iien ebok kakkole ko nan kautej kilaaj jonoulruo ro ilo Tuje, Mae 12 ran. Ebbok kein renaj komman ilo jikuul ko jimor ilo an wa ko delon tok im ilo wewen aer kotolok im komman kotaan don. Jikuul ko renaj karon waj kom kon iien ebbok kein im melele ko raorok nan senior ro im baamle ko aer.


JAB MELOKLOK NAN #ThankATeacher
Rikaki ro ad elap aer emman! Wiik in ej nan Kautej Rikaki ro, im jej kojatdikdik bwe kom anj bok jidik iien nan #ThankATeacher kon jerbal kein aer rokabwilonlon rej kommani nan jiban rijikuul ro im baamle ko aer. Jab meloklok in letok pijam im kwaloke ilo peij eo an district in ilo Facebook im ilo Twitter peij ko. Im, jab meloklok in kojerbal #ThankATeacher im #DbqSchoolsProud.


WIIK 7 KIO IN AN KEIN EKATAK KO WALOK
Wiik 7 in an kein katakin ko rej ejak im komman jen Rijerbal ro rj Bok Eddon Jelalokjen ilo district in aer kio walok ilo WEBPEIJ EO AN KEIN KATAKIN KO. Kein katakin ko ilo wiik ebar koba Kilen Katakin ko Keleti + Kilen Kojerbal iien, im Kilen Katakin kon mwil im Aer in Lomnak, im ebool peba in Jerbal im Ekatak nan an Rijikuul ro kojerbali.

Nan wot bar kakememej, rijerbal ro an district rar kate er jerbal bwe kein katakin kein ren jerbal nan aolep rijikuul ilo aolep kilaaj im ekkar nan jonan maron ko aer. Katak ko im rejab jerbal nan jabdewot kilaaj remaron bar jerbal nan elon rijikuul ro jet. – lale ilo jikin komlele eo ilo kein katakin kein nan an rijikuul eo nejum maron melele im kommani katok ko!

Elane epen am kojerbal kein katakin kein ak elon am kajitok ikijen am kommane katak kein nan rijikuul eo nejum, jouj im kebak rikaki eo an ajiri eo/ro nejum ilo Seesaw ak email nan aer jiban eok.

Enaj maron iwoj peba in katakin kein ilo jikin ajeej mona ko ilo Bolaide, Mae 8.