School Year Calendar  

Click below to download the district's school calendar.

  • 2015-16 Regular Schedule:
    High School 7:55 - 2:55  
    Junior High 8:00 - 3:00  
    Elementary 8:45 - 3:45  
         
  • 2015-16 Collaboration Schedules: Mondays - Secondary Late Start
    High School 9:25 - 2:55
    Junior High 9:30 - 3:00
    Elementary 8:45 - 3:45
  • 2015-16 Collaboration Schedules: Wednesdays - Elementary Early Dismissal
    High School 7:55 - 2:55  
    Junior High 8:00 - 3:00  
    Elementary 8:45 - 1:50  

All elementary buildings will dismiss at 1:50 p.m. the first five days of school.

  • 2015-2016 School Year Calendar  Acroread download 

PLC's at Work  

Do you want more information about the Tuesday morning or Wednesday afternoon weekly collaboration time? Click to view the video about the Cedar Falls Community School District: A Professional Learning Community.

District Facility Info  

RSP & Associates Updated Enrollment Projections - March 2015

See full report from Boundary Committee presentation here.

Fielding-Nair Ten Year Master Plan Report - November 2013

 

Upcoming Events  

   

 Volunteering with Cedar Falls Schools

Volunteers provide critical support to the educational process in the Cedar Falls School District.  If you are interested in serving on a district-wide committee, please click below.  If you are interested in volunteering in one of our nine attendance centers please contact that school directly to find out about specific volunteer opportunities.

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School Cancellations  

The Cedar Falls CSD will utilize a 90-minute late start delay when we have inclement weather.  At each level, this means that school start time, access into buildings, and bus schedules will all be 90 minutes later than a normal school day, (Tuesday - Friday). Secondary parents please note:  The bus schedule is different for a 90-minute inclement  weather delay than for a Monday late start (PLC) bus schedule. For inclement weather, please add 90 minutes to your normal (Tuesday-Friday) bus pick up time.

District News  

 

Infinite Campus  

Click the logo below to access the Infinite Campus Portal.

New Students  

New Student Registration Information

Students new to the District or moving into the Cedar Falls School District should contact the district administrative center as soon as possible so that records may be obtained from the previous school of attendance. You will need to make an appointment at the Administration Center to register your child(ren), who are new to the District, for school. You will be required to provide two proofs of residency at the time of registration.  Please call (319) 553-2644 for additional information. To make this process faster, you may download the following forms and have them filled out ahead of time. Thank you!

Free and Reduced Application

  • Enrollment Form  Acroread download 
  • Home Language Form  Acroread download 
  • Black Hawk County Health Form  Acroread download 
  • Homeless Residency Documentation  Acroread download 
  • Residency Documentation Form  Acroread download 

Rules Exception  

Open Enrollment vs. Rules Exception for Attendance Outside the Resident Area

If you live outside of the Cedar Falls Community School District boundaries and you wish to have your child(ren) attend Cedar Falls Schools, or you live within the school boundaries and wish to have your children attend a different district, that is an Open Enrollment situation.  For those who live within the Cedar Falls Community School District but wish to have your child(ren) attend a school that is outside of your resident area (example: you live in the Holmes Jr. High resident area but wish to attend Peet Jr. High), that is a Rules Exception.  All Rules Exception requests must be made in writing to either the Elementary (Mrs. Pam Zeigler) or Secondary (Mr. Dan Conrad) Director of Education (depending on your child(ren)'s grade level).

  • Rules Exception Guidelines  Acroread download 

Online Payments  

The CF Tiger Web Store is Open!

 

Parents, you can pay school fees or add money to your child's meal account online through our web store!

 

Payments can be made using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit or debit card and will be processed on a secure site, powered by RevTrak.

  • How to Make an Online Payment  Acroread download 


PRESCHOOL NEWS

Please click here to register your child

The Cedar Falls CSD Community Preschool Enrollment registration for 2016-2017 will begin on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 12:00 noon. You may not register early - the link will not work. This is a very easy application with only these questions:
  • Student Last Name
  • Student First Name
  • Student Date of Birth
  • Address
  • City,State, Zip
  • Parent/Guardian Last Name
  • Parent/Guardian First Name
  • Primary Phone Number
  • Primary Contact Email
  • Preschool School Choice - Please select from 1 to 4 in order of preference
  • Required Head Start Guidelines (we partner with Head Start and this is required) - it is just a simple check mark
  • Do you have another child you wish to register - yes or no
  • Click the "Register my child"
This whole process should not take more than five minutes. Thank you!


TLC information for current staff, click here.


Board of Education Vacancy
There is a vacancy on the Board of Education that will be filled through a special election on Tuesday, February 16. The vacancy is from Jim Brown’s resignation. Brown served on the board for six years and was chosen mayor of Cedar Falls. 

Anyone wanting to run can take out papers immediately from the District business office at 1002 W. 1st Street. Fifty signatures from district residents are required to run for the seat. The first day the papers can be turned into the business office is January 14, 2016, and the last day is 5 p.m. on January 22, 2016.

The person elected would serve until the next regular school board election in September 2017.

Like every seat on the board, all eligible district residents can vote in the election.

Please call 319-553-3000 with questions.


Cedar Falls Schools’ Graduation Rate Increases

Cedar Falls Schools are proud to announce the 2014 graduation rate increased to over 97%. The graduation rate puts Cedar Falls second of the 25 largest school districts in the state.

“We are extremely pleased with the increase in our graduation rate. This speaks to the hard work of our teachers and administrators, each and every day. Although, this is just one way to measure our success as a District, we continue to look at student-by-student, skill-by-skill to ensure all students have success in Cedar Falls Schools. Excellence in all we do is the mantra we focus on,” said Dr. Andy Pattee, Superintendent.

Cedar Falls Schools’ District Graduation Rate:

2014 class 4-year cohort graduation rate:  97.18%

Statewide Graduation Rate:

2014 class 4-year cohort graduation rate:  90.5%

The Iowa Department of Education publicly released graduation rates for all of the state’s school districts in April.

 


 

Cedar Falls Community School District Recognized As A Model

Professional Learning Community At Work

One of Only Three School Districts in Iowa and One of 22 Districts in the US to Receive The Honor 

Cedar Falls Community School District was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The district’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Workprocess was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.>

PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to: 

  1. Focus on learning.
  2. Build a collaborative culture.
  3. Create a results orientation.

Responding to news of the recognition, Superintendent Dr. Andy Pattee said, “We are honored by this recognition and feel our commitment to the PLC process enables our staff to enhance and deepen student learning in the classroom. We have tremendous staff that through this process are able to meet weekly, review student data, explore strategies that impact student learning and focus on the individual and specific student needs to reach our mantra of ‘Student by Student, Skill by Skill’.”

The District focuses on the 4 Critical Questions of a PLC each week during the late starts and early release times, the questions are:

1.     What do we want students to learn?

2.     How do we know they have learned it?

3.     How do we respond when they have not learned it?

4.     How will we respond if they already know it?

Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures, and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

According to Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Mike Mattos, architects of PLC at Work™, educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all of their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey.”

Recognized model PLC schools are listed on allthingsplc.info, where they share implementation strategies, structures, and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. 


 

 

 

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Flier Distribution  

Individuals or organizations wishing to distribute fliers within Cedar Falls Schools may call Janelle Darst, Coordinator of Communications & Community Relations, at 319.553.2426 or email janelle.darst @cfschools.org.

Click here to view current fliers as well as the District policy on flier distribution.