Lunch Price Increase Beginning October 3
As per the ruling of the Iowa Department of Education, Decorah Community School District is required to raise our lunch prices by 5 cents beginning Monday, October 3. This does not affect breakfast or milk prices.
Prices will be as such:
- Elementary (Early childhood - 4th grade) lunch price - $2.25
- Middle School lunch price - $2.35
- High School lunch price - $2.50
Click here to download the directive from the Iowa Department of Education and how this calculation was arrived at.
Also, please remember the new guidelines in place for negative lunch accounts. If your account is negative $30.00 your child(ren) will not be able to charge on that account. Please see board policy 707.4 and 707.4R1 for complete guidelines. Please click on the board policy numbers above to review these new board policies.
"Solving the Discipline Problem" - Steps for Growing Respectful and Responsible Kids - Parent Workshop
DATE: November 2nd, 2016
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Elkader AEA, Conference Rooms D1-D3 (Teleconference participation available as well)
Dubuque AEA, Teleconference Room 3AB
AUDIENCE: Parents, Educators and Community Providers
Keystone AEA Parent & Educator Connection is proud to offer a free Parent Workshop presented by Patricia Wells, Director of Creating Student Success (and former Director of the Iowa Behavioral Initiative). The workshop will help parents find simple methods that help their kids be respectful and responsible while ensuring strong positive relationships with them and keep peace at home.
Join us to learn how to:
View discipline problems as a chance to help your child learn new, socially appropriate ways to behave.
Use common socials skills for children and youth to guide your discipline efforts.
Clarify your personal expectations for your child/youth at home, creating more peaceful routines.
Strengthen your child/youth and increase desired behaviors through the use of effective praise.
Look at misbehavior as a teaching opportunity and to peacefully correct your child/youth.
Parents are encouraged to attend the workshop in person. However, teleconference participation will be available using Zoom (telephone or computer). A teleconference site will also be available at Keystone AEA in Dubuque. Parents who select participation by Zoom via computer or telephone will receive further details through email.
Please go to http://tinyurl.com/guypyv3 by October 21st to register for the workshop. Contact Brooke Gassman, Parent & Educator Coordinator, at 1-800-632-5918 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
For more information and to view flier, click here.
Wednesday One (1) Hour Late Starts
Each Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, August 31st, will begin with a one(1) hour late start for Professional Learning for the Decorah Community School District staff.
SchoolMessenger Opt-In Form
Due to the delays and non-delivered text messages on September 6, SchoolMessenger has moved us to the new number of 67587.
This is still SchoolMessenger and there is no need to do anything if you are currently receiving our messages. There should also be no need to do anything if you missed the message on Tuesday, September 6.
ONLY use this form if you DO NOT have PowerSchool Parent Portal access.
Please follow the link for the Opt-In Form for school notifications from DCSD.
If you are NOT receiving text messages from DCSD, please send a new text message to 67587 with the message of Yes
Early Dismissal and School Calendar
We’ve had the question arise on our early outs and whether or not they affect our required days of attendance. The simple answer is ,“No.” As per a rewrite of the legislation, all late starts or earlyouts due to weather are treated in the same fashion they always have been; they count as a full day of school. In other words, early releases due to weather have no effect on our school calendar.
Local radio and TV stations for school related closings:
KVIK - 104.7
KDEC/DC - 100.5 FM & 1240 AM
Click here to log in to your Lunch Account. Please note, there is a 3.49% fee for all on-line payments! This is a fee the credit card and on-line service providers charge and not Decorah Community School District. Payments via e-checks are not available at this time.
Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards are now accepted however e-checks are not available at this time.
Please note, there is a 3.49% fee for all on-line payments! This is a fee the credit card and on-line service providers charge and not Decorah Community School District. Payment via e-checks are not available at this time, but will also incur the 3.49% fee through the on-line store.
Please be aware you are always welcome to make any payment by check or cash or via your personal banking e-checking program.
The on-line payment through RevTrak is provided as an option and convenience for those who choose to utilize that feature.
The BackPack Program is a free program that provides kid-friendly, non-perishable food for students most in-need, to eat over weekends and breaks when school meals are not available and there may be little or no food to eat. Please carefully consider your family’s economic status and determine if this program is something needed by your children. If the BackPack Program is something your family depends upon, please complete the registration form. If you are able to make do without this assistance, please allow this program to be used by others. Registration Form in Spanish
Backpack Program - Food