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Taft Message

March 26, 2021

Taft Message

March 26, 2021

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Good afternoon, all!

I wanted to provide a quick update for planning purposes for our families.  We are scheduled to take our Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP - formerly known as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills) in a two week window from April 12th-23rd.  This will assess student learning and knowledge in the areas of Reading, Math, and Language/Writing for our 3rd and 4th grade students only.  Grade level teams have decided on a schedule that will be shared in the coming weeks; please do your best to have your child here during these days!  The tests will take place primarily in the mornings. Thanks in advance for your help with this!

Below are our grade level highlights for the week:

1st grade - Students are learning about the difference between wants and needs in social studies. 

2nd grade - Students are using Flipgrid videos to explain the theme of a story and to describe a shape in math.

3rd grade - Students have been learning about fractions - comparing and equivalent fractions!

4th grade - Students  read a biography this week about inventor Stephanie Kwolek.  She created a material called Kevlar that is used to make protective clothing of many types.  Kaleigh Vinsand brought her dad's protective vest to school and showed the students in each class what the Kevlar inserts in his vest look like, and we were able to see how they protect him as a sheriff's deputy.


Easter Egg Hunt for children in grades Preschool through 3rd Grade will be Saturday, March 27 at Humboldt Recreation Center. The Humboldt-Dakota City Noon Kiwanis in conjunction with the Humboldt Parks and Recreation Department are the event sponsors.  The hunt will be outside in the east parking area of the Rec Center. If there is rain it will be moved inside. Participants will be divided into groups according to grade in school.  Face coverings are required and social distancing will be observed. Because of the pandemic, children will be given bags of candy rather than racing out to retrieve candy. There will be specialty prizes and gifts from area merchants. The Kiwanis Club is also giving away a large Easter Basket and a children’s bicycle for each age group. The Easter Bunny will be there for photos with children.


March Breakfast/Lunch Calendar


March Activities Calendar


April Breakfast/Lunch Calendar


1st & 2nd Grade Coach Pitch Baseball and Softball - Deadline is May 7th. Registration and payment are due to the Humboldt Rec Center.


3rd-6th Grade Baseball Registration - Deadline is May 7th. Registration and payment are due to the Humboldt Rec Center.


Dates to Remember:

April 2 - No School; Good Friday

April 5 - No School; Spring Vacation

May 7 - 1st & 2nd grade coach pitch baseball & softball registration deadline

May 7 - 3rd-6th grade Baseball registration deadline


"It is the policy of the Humboldt Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, religion, marital status or socioeconomic status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy please contact the Humboldt Community School District, Lisa Thul, Assistant Finance Manager, 23 3rd St N, PO Box 130, Dakota City, IA 50529; 515-332-1330 or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; web site:""


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