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Taft Message

September 11, 2020


Taft Message

September 11, 2020

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We hope that everyone was able to enjoy Labor Day weekend!  As many students and families have returned from travel across the state, we do ask that mitigation strategies are followed closely, especially symptom monitoring at home.  The sheet that was shared at conferences will be attached within this message; please take a few minutes to review it.  Our goal is to keep everyone in school with face-to-face learning this year, and the only way that we can do this is by working together to keep everyone safe and healthy!



2020 Humboldt Homecoming Activities

Homecoming will look a little differently this year due to Covid guidelines. With the input from staff, students, and community we have been able to make adjustments to almost all of our activities. It is exciting as some schools across the state have decided to cancel or postpone their homecoming events. Our Homecoming activities will kick off on Sunday, September 13 at 6:30pm with a community parade. It will start at Taft Elementary heading east down the one way street to 4th Street and then will go south onto Sumner Avenue. It will continue down  Sumner Avenue and end at Bicknell Park. Road closures will go up at 6:15pm. Coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen will be at 7:30pm at Bicknell Park Bandshell. Parents of the Homecoming court will have reserved seating. Everyone else will be standing room only. Coronation will be a normal schedule which will take about 10-15 minutes. Please look at Humboldt School social media, 97.7, and the school website for the parade route.  As always, please follow Covid guidelines by socially distancing and wearing masks.  


Homecoming Dress Up Days at Mease and Taft:

Wednesday - Team Jersey Day

Thursday - Hat Day

Friday - Blue and Gold/Wildcat Spirit Day

**Please refrain from applying face paint to your child as we celebrate Homecoming.**


Girl Scouts Registration - All girls in grades K-12 are invited to join Humboldt Girl Scouts.  You may register on Tuesday, September 15th in person or virtually.  The in person registration will be held at Zion Lutheran Church Parking Lot from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  An informational flyer will be sent home with every girl. If you have any questions please contact or call 800-342-8389.


Activity Calendars - Humboldt Music Booster Calendars are available in all school offices while supplies last.  The cost is $5.00 for a calendar.


Activity Tickets are available for purchase in any school office.  Cost is $50 for a student in grades kindergarten through 4th grade.  There is no charge for Preschool (EC-4) or EC-5 to attend regularly scheduled athletic events at Humboldt High School.  We also have adult athletic tickets for sale at a cost of $45 for a ten punch pass.


Message from Melinda Busick, Food Service Director:

We are pleased to inform you that the school district is offering free breakfast and lunch meals to all children 18 and under, starting on Monday, September 14, 2020. The Iowa Department of Education recently informed Iowa public schools of a surplus of funds still available under the Summer Food Service Program. This opportunity will be available until December 31 or until the excess of funding runs out.

Students attending school will follow normal meal routines. There will be a pick-up station daily from 9:00-9:45 at the Humboldt High School west doors for children not attending school. Those offerings will include both breakfast and lunch. Meals are cooked and cooled, much like last summer.

The menu is posted on the school website and is subject to change.

If you have any questions, you may contact Melinda Busick, Food Service Director, at 515-332-3612

September Breakfast/Lunch Menus


Dates to Remember:

September 13 - Homecoming Parade & Coronation

September 15 - Girl Scout Registration Event, Zion Lutheran Church, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

September 18 - Homecoming Football Game


"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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