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The development of this matrix was done in collaboration with Mary Greeley Medical Center, Story County Public Health, and Story County Emergency Management. The following matrix and associated recommendations do not apply to students/families that have requested online learning as their primary model of instruction.

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At the September 17, 2020 special meeting, the School Board voted to administer Education Services in the 50% Face-to-Face Hybrid Instructional Delivery Model starting Monday, September 21, 2020. A hybrid calendar has been published.

Hybrid Calendar

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Free Meals During 100% Online Instruction

To Go menus for Remote Campus and Hybrid learners when not on-site. To Go Main Entree for lunch is the highlighted item on the menu. 

Week of November 22 through November 29 menus:

Menu – English

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Free meals for all children at Ames Schools through the 2020-2021 school year.

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The following is the ACSD process for responding to a student/staff member testing positive for COVID-19.

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The 2020-2021 school year is going to look a bit different than in the past. We realize these changes will pose more challenges to our students, staff, and families. Please review the following information and also share with your student(s).

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Absence Reporting Form


At this time during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is required that cloth face coverings be worn during the school day by staff and students for those who are able. There is increasing evidence that cloth face coverings help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. The guidelines model the CDC Recommendations, but have been modified to fit the needs specifically for our school setting. 

Face Covering Guidelines

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