No School Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 13

As we continue to monitor local conditions, our community 14-day case rate is hovering around the 30 benchmark. We are going to continue to monitor this rate before making a recommendation for secondary students to return. As a result, we will not be holding a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 13. 

Iowa Legislative Push for In-Person Learning

There is a statewide push from some state legislators to bring students back to face-to-face instruction, essentially taking the Hybrid option away from school districts. It is our understanding that the 100% online Remote Campus model would still be an option for parents and students who desire that delivery model. When we have more information, we will certainly communicate it, but we wanted to make all our parents aware of this possibility. 

Delivery Model Change Request

Our ACSD Learning Delivery Model Change Request form for the start of the second semester is currently open. The key dates below are for families who are currently in Remote Campus but wish to return to building-based on-site instruction, which includes either Hybrid or 100% in-person depending on what delivery model is being used at the different buildings.

Key Dates:

January 17, 2021 – Deadline for Remote Campus students PK-12 to request building-based on-site instruction. The transition date will be February 1, 2021, which is the start of the second semester.

 

April 4, 2021 – Once the January 17 date passes, the next opportunity for Remote Campus students PK-12 to request building-based on-site instruction is April 4, 2021. The transition date will be Friday, April 9, 2021, which is the start of the fourth quarter.

Remote Campus by the Numbers

As of Monday, January 11, 1,669 Ames students (34.71%) were currently attending the Remote Campus 100% online delivery model. Below is a breakdown by building.

  • Northwood –  90 (31.69%)
  • Edwards – 81 (20.81%)
  • Fellows – 193 (31.06%)
  • Meeker – 123 (22.29%)
  • Mitchell – 70 (22.29%)
  • Sawyer – 109 (29.78%)
  • AMS – 438 (38.86%)
  • AHS – 565 (39.79%)

Ames High Commencement Date

We are excited to confirm that the Ames High commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 will take place on Sunday, June 13 at Hilton Coliseum at 1:00 p.m. More information will come from Ames High as the school year progresses.