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October 28, 2019

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October 28, 2019

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Community Climate Survey - Every adult has a stake in the education and welfare of children by providing them a healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment. Schools, families, and community members share these common goals and work together for the sake of all our children. As a way to measure these goals, Humboldt CSD is collecting information from school staff, students, parents, and community members through our Community Climate Survey. Please complete this survey by Friday, November 8, 2019.  Thank you, Mr. Greg Darling, Superintendent.  

Red Ribbon Week -  “Really Excellent Decisions” is this week:

  • Monday - “Team up against bullying” - Wear your favorite team or team colors

  • Tuesday -  “My future is bright” - Wear neon colors

  • Wednesday - “I can help my community” - Wear Humboldt gear

  • Thursday - “Say BOO to bad choices” - Bring a Halloween costume to wear for the parade

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 1st due to a Teacher In-Service Day.  

School Picture Retake Day is November 5th If you child was absent on picture day in September or if you are new to the district they will be photographed this day.  If you need a picture order packet please contact your child’s teacher. 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 you have any questions about the pictures you received please contact the photographer directly, Midwest Portraits, 515-890-2505 or

From the HHS Activities Director - Humboldt is hosting the Regional Semifinal Volleyball tournament at the high school gym on Tuesday, October 29th starting at 7:00 PM.  Our Humboldt Wildcats will play the Algona Bulldogs. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Admission is $6.00. This price is set by the IGHSAU and since it is their tournament, we cannot accept any passes.  Good Luck Cats!!!  

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).  Your child’s classroom teacher sent you an electronic notification with a link to a Google form to sign up for a conference. Please sign up for a time by this Wednesday or a time will be assigned for you. The day and time you select for your November conference will also be your time for your conference in February.  We have had some glitches with the email confirmation so we will be sending paper confirmations home later this week. Thank you for your response to this new method of scheduling. We will work to make it even better next year!

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. 

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 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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