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Click here to view the video message. The Davenport Community School Board voted on April 8, 2020, to engage students in voluntary Continuous Learning during the school closure due to the COVID 19 virus. While all learning opportunities are voluntary, we encourage parents and students to take advantage of the instruction offered. As a result of this instruction being voluntary, no grades will be issued.
During this time, our educators are committed to keeping children and teens academically and intellectually active. The teachers at your student's school have created Google classrooms for each grade level and course with daily learning activities. The Continuous Learning website has been updated with specific school course content and the opportunity for your child to interact with a teacher and gain feedback about their progress. The site is ready for you to access, but we are considering Monday, April 13, as the official launch date.
Please visit the Continuous Learning website and select your child's school to access the daily materials.https://sites.google.com/davenport.k12.ia.us/dcsddistancelearning/home
Do your part, and stay apart.
As the weather gets warmer, we know it’s tempting to meet up with friends for a pick-up game. While the Davenport Community School District encourages our students and families to stay active during this time, we must remember to do so at a safe distance!
The DCSD is following all guidelines and recommendations from the City of Davenport, CDC, and the IDPH to ensure our students, families and community stay safe and healthy.
To abide by these safety guidelines, the DCSD is closing down all District playgrounds, including Brady Street Stadium until further notice.
Please help our community by continuing to practice social distancing while the weather warms up!
1.) Beginning today, Friday, April 3, 2020, the Davenport Community School District is asking that those driving to one of the meal sites OPEN THE TRUNK of their car, or LEAVE A SEAT OPEN where staff can place the food. This is all an in effort to help reduce contact and practice a higher level of social distancing for our DCSD team, parents and students. 2.) Students and families picking up meals, today, Friday, April 3, 2020 will also receive weekend meals for Saturday. 3.) Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, DLC/Keystone will no longer be a meal site location, and will be replaced by the Achievement Service Center at 1702 N. Main Street, Davenport. Thank you to all of our DCSD Food & Nutrition Services team for serving our families and community during this time!
This afternoon, Wednesday, April 2, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds ordered that all K-12 school districts remain closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020.
We know that this extension of the closure brings up many questions about your student(s)’ education, including how materials will be delivered, when face-to-face instruction might resume, and whether this time away from school will require make-up days, among many others.
The entire DCSD team is working diligently with the Iowa Department of Education, as well as School Districts across our State, during this time to ensure our next steps are what’s best for our students, and that we continue to follow the State of Iowa guidelines.
As we gain more insight by the hour, we will continue to share all details about meals, online learning delivery, District activities and more as soon as we possibly can. Please watch for email, phone, website and social media updates on these items as more information becomes available.
The Davenport Community School District has created a website filled with online learning resources to support families and students at this time, organized by grade level. We hope that this website will assist you during the school closure.
On Sunday March 15, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds recommended that K-12 school districts close from Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 10, 2020. On Monday, March 16, the Scott County Health Department took the position that school districts follow the Governor’s recommendation. With this letter, the Davenport Community School District, along with Bettendorf, North Scott and Pleasant Valley, are announcing the closure of all schools through Friday, April 10. At this time we plan on school resuming on a regular schedule on Monday, April 13, 2020. We know that there are more unanswered questions than answers at this time. I’m hoping that additional guidance will be provided by the Governor this afternoon at her 4:30 pm press conference. Among them is the expectation from the state as to if and how this loss of student education is made up. We will provide more information as it becomes available. What we do know at this time is that the district will be providing some form of pick-up meal support similar to what has been made available to students in past summers. We also know that the state associations have suspended all athletic, music and speech practices/contact, games and performances from today through April 12, 2020. This is an unusual time for all of us. Please continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance to protect your health by practicing social distancing and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. In addition, keep washing your hands often, covering your coughs and sneezes, and stay at home if you are sick. If you have questions about COVID-19 itself, please contact Iowa Dept. of Public Health’s Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology at (800)-362-2736 or by dialing 211.
Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners – the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association – will be prohibited through the state’s K-12 school recommended closure of four weeks. Gov. Reynolds announced the recommended closure in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health, in response to community spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa. Prior to April 10, the schedule will be assessed as necessary with information from the Governor, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, and activity partners at the IGHSAU, IHSAA, IHSMA, and IHSSA. Per CDC guidelines recommending the cancellation of gatherings of more than 50 individuals for at least eight weeks, events following the planned four-week school closure in Iowa will be updated as the situation develops.
At the Davenport Community School District, the safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance. With the constant changes in recommendations from the World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control, Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as regional and local health care experts regarding COVID-19, we are taking proactive measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety. The DCSD has more than 2,000 employees and nearly 15,000 students. It’s our role and responsibility to be proactive in protecting our students, staff and community. In order to be transparent in our communications and decision-making, we’ve developed a list of resources and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help our parents and students understand what’s happening within our schools.