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October 24, 2019

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School Pictures are being sent home with Mease and Taft students today.  Middle School and High School students will receive their photos later this week.  If you child was absent on picture day there will be a retake day on November 5th. If you want your child’s picture retaken please send the entire picture packet back to school by November 4th so we can prepare a list of who needs photographed.  If your child is new to the district (since September 24th) and you would like to order pictures please contact your child’s teacher for an order form. If you have any questions about the pictures you received please contact the photographer directly, Midwest Portraits, 515-890-2505 or

PATHS Gift Card Fundraiser - Orders are due October 24th.  To see a complete list of businesses participating please check use enrollment code:  A7LAD8E136656. Gift cards will be available for pick up during Parent Teacher Conferences.  Please purchasing gift cards to use at the grocery store, local restaurants as well as chain retail stores.  Thank you for supporting our parent organization.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 5th and Thursday, November 7th from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Mease and Taft Elementary Schools (Mrs. Wardell will also have times on Wednesday, November 6th due having more students than available times in two evenings).  We are scheduling conferences differently this year. This week your child’s classroom teacher will send you an electronic notification with a link to a Google form to sign up for a conference. After you have made your selection, you will get an email confirmation of the time you have chosen.  You will not be getting a paper to sign and return to school so keep this email for your reference. The day and time you select for your November conference will also be your time for your conference in February. We will accept responses through October 30th. Please be sure to only sign up for one conference per child.  If you have any questions you will work directly with your child’s teacher.    

Mease Elementary will celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 31st. Students may bring their costumes to school to change into before the activities. Our Morning EC-4 and EC-5 classes will have a parade at 10:45 in our Mease hallways.  Parents are welcome to come to watch this parade. In the afternoon our Kindergarten classes will be visiting the residents at our local care centers. Then all students (including Afternoon EC-4 and EC-5 classes) will be bused to Taft for a Halloween Parade which will begin sharply at 2:15 p.m. Parents are welcome to go to Taft to watch the parade. Mease students will be bused back to Mease for their regular dismissal. Please be mindful that costumes should be free of blood and gore. Do not send accessories such as guns, swords and knives.  Please DO NOT use face or hair paint. 

From Mrs. Dent, Elementary Counselor - Since October is both National Bullying Prevention month and also the time of Red Ribbon Week, we are going to highlight “Really Excellent Decisions” week October 28th – 31st. We will celebrate making good decisions and spreading kindness to others! See the attachment for the theme for each day.

Flu Vaccinations will be offered during Parent Teacher Conferences on November 5th and 7th at Taft Elementary and the Humboldt Middle School.  See attached for information on the cost and documentation to bring with you.  If you have any questions please contact Humboldt County Public Health at 515-332-2492.

Box Tops for Education Program Change - We have collected Box Tops for several years at our elementary schools.  We earn 10 cents for every Box Top we receive. We will still continue to collect the clipped Box Tops until it is fazed out.  However, there is a Box Top app that you scan your receipt to get our school the credit for the Box Tops on that particular shopping trip.  No more clipping! Learn more about these changes at Thank you for your support! 

Parent Portal - all parents have the ability to access their student’s Infinite Campus profile.  For elementary students this includes checking meal account balances, making payments, updating phone numbers, addresses, etc.  As your child gets older you will be able to see their schedule and their grades. If you would like to gain access please email Michelle Thomas, to obtain your activation key and instructions.  You will be able to see all of your children who are enrolled in Humboldt Schools with one sign in and password.  

Dates to Remember:

Oct 24       SCRIP Orders Due

Oct 28       Red Ribbon Week 

Oct 31       AM EC-4 and EC-5 Halloween Parade @ 10:45 a.m., Mease Hallways

Oct 31       Kindergarten Students to Care Centers

Oct 31       Kindergarten, PM EC-4 and EC-5, Halloween Parade @ 2:15 p.m, Taft Hallways 

Nov 1        No School; Staff In-Service

Nov 3        Daylight Saving Time Ends

Nov 5        School Pictures Retake Day

Nov 5        Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Nov 5        SCRIP Orders available for pick up during conferences

Nov 5        Flu Vaccinations during conferences at Taft and Middle School

Nov 7        Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Nov 7        SCRIP Orders available for pick up during conferences

Nov 7       Flu Vaccinations during conferences at Taft and Middle School

Nov 8        No School; Office Closed

"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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