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|High School||7:50 - 2:50|
|Junior High||8:00 - 3:00|
|Elementary||8:45 - 3:45|
|High School||9:20 - 2:50|
|Junior High||9:30 - 3:00|
|Elementary||8:45 - 3:45|
|High School||7:50 - 2:50|
|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.
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.
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.
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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 Work™ process 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:
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.
Cedar Falls Community Schools Announce Dates
for Community Meetings in January and February
After an extensive process of gathering feedback regarding the September 9th bond referendum, the Cedar Falls Community School District has announced community meeting dates for January and February to continue the process of looking at the district’s facility needs.
The district held three listening posts and solicited feedback via an online survey. The top three reasons (listed in order) people responded why they believe individuals voted no were: overall cost of the bond, misinformation and lumping the projects together.
“We want to thank everyone in the community for providing us their feedback and input. The information we collected is invaluable as we move forward looking at the short-term and long-term needs of the district,” said Dr. Andy Pattee, Superintendent.
The Cedar Falls CSD with support from Fielding Nair International (FNI) will lead the process for more community engagement to define the next steps for the Cedar Falls Schools. FNI is an award-winning, globally leading planning firm that helps communities define the future of education for their district and then assists with implementing the strategies. They assist with facilities planning for today and tomorrow with one primary goal in mind - to improve learning.
The initial town hall meetings in January will provide an opportunity to present the overall problem the District faces to the community and give community members an opportunity to discuss the problems and provide possible solutions for feedback.
The town hall meetings in February will be an opportunity for key findings to be presented from the first set of town hall meetings and the opportunity for community members to offer input to the needs for the high school and elementary schools.
The community meetings will be:
Wednesday, January 21, 6 p.m. - AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls
Thursday, January 22, 2 p.m. - AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls
Thursday, January 22, 6 p.m. - AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls
Wednesday, February 18, 6 p.m. - AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls
Thursday, February 19, 2 p.m. - AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls
Thursday, February 19, 6 p.m. - AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls
Further meetings will also take place but those dates have not been determined. These meetings will continue to gather input and further refine the community’s solutions to the facility challenges the District is facing.
The timeline, and plan for meetings, was approved by the district’s Facilities Committee on December 10, with the board of education approving the plan on December 19.
“We look forward to this process, which will provide a framework to present the needs of the district and work with the community on solutions,” said Pattee. “We hope the community will continue to be highly involved in this process as we continue to focus on and do what is best for the students of Cedar Falls Schools.”
Three Cedar Falls Community School District students are finalists in the Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project: Michael Flanscha - Cedar Falls High School, Aastha Chandra - Cedar Falls High School and Linda Peng - Holmes Junior High.
One hundred finalists were selected from the more than 1,000 students across the State of Iowa who participated in the “Know Your Constitution” Project. These finalists will be honored at a luncheon held at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel in West Des Moines on January 9, 2015. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. This year’s Keynote Speaker is the Honorable Ross Walters, Magistrate Judge of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
From the finalists, five students and their teachers will be chosen by a random drawing to attend the all expense paid, Close-Up Foundation’s five day long education work session in Washington, D.C., in February 2015. The work sessions are designed to develop a deeper understanding of government and the political process.
The “Know Your Constitution” Project is designed to enrich students’ understanding and appreciation of the Constitution. The students participating in the project were required to familiarize themselves with Constitution related issues. A quiz was completed by each participating student. An essay question accompanied the quiz in case of a tie. One hundred students and their teachers were selected to attend this luncheon.
This program is sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association, with additional funding from the Iowa State Bar Foundation and many of the county Bar Associations across Iowa.
Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls Community School District: Recognized for its work with African American students. A full 78 percent of the school’s African American students are proficient in math and reading, compared to a statewide average of only 52 percent.
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!
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).
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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.
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