Elementary

At North Iowa Community School we are very proud of our outstanding educational programs. Our emphasis on early childhood education has made us a state leader in elementary educational programming. We have some of the finest teachers, and caring support staff, and an innovative/progressive school board. You are invited to be an active partner in education.
 

Top 10 Ways to Raise A Lifelong Reader

The elementary is continuing with Guided Reading for 1st – 5th grades. Students will be reading books that are at their individual reading level. This will increase their reading confidence and success. Students will read in a small group in school and will bring home a Guided Reading book every night and students will read to their parents each evening. Parents are asked to sign the half sheet each night. In addition to the reading, 10 minutes of math facts each night will help make students more successful!!

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Announcements

  • Flexible Learning Day

      Link to Flexible Learning Day information and questions A flexible learning day is used to improve learning during a school day that has been cancelled due to inclement weather. This opportunity means that students will complete learning activities and assignments at home that have been provided by the teacher . Students will receive learning … [READ MORE]
  • Community Closet Requests

    Due to COVID-19, the Community Closet has been closed.  There is an abundance of items sorted and ready for those who need them.  The procedure moving forward will be as follows:  If you have a need or know someone with needs, please complete this Community Closet Requests Return the completed form to Molly Winter at … [READ MORE]
  • Winter Concerts

    Due to COVID-19, the traditional in person concert format was changed to a recording. Use the following links to find the performance you want to view.  Please make sure to subscribe to the Bison High School YouTube account for all video updates.  Big thank you to all who were involved in the making of these … [READ MORE]
  • Remote Learning

    When schools in Iowa move to remote learning for any portion the 2020/21 school year, the Iowa Department of Education has determined that remote learning is REQUIRED. This is different from last year where each school district had the discretion to have the learning required or voluntary. For the 2020/21 school year, all grade level … [READ MORE]
  • Winter Activities COVID Guidelines

      Click HERE to find the Winter COVID Guidelines Please check back frequently as they are subject to change. Amended 11.30.20, 12.20.20   Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these new guidelines.  All of the parties involved are trying to make the best decisions possible for our student-athletes.  No one … [READ MORE]
  • Weekly Activities Updates

    Week of January 11th – January 16th Monday, January 11th: *JV wrestling tournament at Forest City at 5:00.  Continue to follow TIC lanyard pass guidelines and social distancing guidelines.  Masks required.  Concession stand is NOT open.  Possible live stream link: https://kiow.com/live/ *Bowling practice as usual.   *HS basketball practice as usual.    *7th/8th grade girls basketball practice … [READ MORE]
  • Return to Learn Health Information

    Dear North Iowa Families,                                                                       I am excited for the opportunity of our students returning to school.  Returning to school will include implementing mitigation measures (social distancing, use of masks when social distancing is not possible, emphasis on handwashing, covering coughs, increased cleaning and disinfection regimens and health education about those practices).  Our goals are to … [READ MORE]
  • WELLNESS CENTER OPEN with restrictions

      The Wellness Center will re-open beginning Thursday, May 14 ,2020 with the following guidelines. No one under 18.  Even with adult supervision, kids are not allowed at this time. Not more than 10 people upstairs, 10 people downstairs. Wipe down equipment before and after use of all machines. No balls or equipment will be … [READ MORE]
  • Suicide Prevention & Resources

      North Iowa Community School wants to provide any and all needed assistance to the families we serve.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out – TALK to someone. Open this document to find Suicide Prevention & Resources [READ MORE]
  • Shop the NICS Shutterfly Storefront

      When supporters visit our “North Iowa Community School Shutterfly Storefront” to shop and make purchases, “ShareASale” (Shutterfly’s Affiliate Network) will receive a notification and the NICS account will be credited for the sale.  Purchases made are automatically attributed to NICS and we receive 8% of the sales made during their visit!  Thanks for considering … [READ MORE]
  • BOX TOPS for EDUCATION

      BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION The Box Tops for Education program has earned North Iowa School over $8,500.00 since we began participation over 10 years ago. In the past, the Box Top label was clipped off the package and sent to the school where they were trimmed and sorted. The labels on packages will now … [READ MORE]
  • TEXT ALERTS

    North Iowa School will now be using JMC Alerts.  Those without students currently in school should follow the link to sign up for school alerts. Those with students enrolled in JMC are already registered for new alerts – no action necessary. NORTH IOWA JMC ALERTS SIGN-UP FORM. [READ MORE]