young child with ipad at a tableKeeping You Connected to School During COVID-19

As of April 20, 2020, the Johnston Community School District officially moved to an online, voluntary Continuous Learning Plan that meets requirements from the Iowa Department of Education while also taking into account the delicate balance between home life and work expectations for parents and students. While participation is voluntary, it is highly encouraged that all students participate as much as they can.

Our online Continuous Learning Plan is designed to increase student engagement for all learners PK4 – 12 and will provide new learning experiences to students and offer multiple opportunities for students and teachers to engage with one another through learning and social/emotional connections. Please take a few minutes to review our complete Continuous Learning Plan for the roles parents, students, and teachers will play in the success of this program. The CLP was approved by the Board of Education in April.

JCSD Continuous Learning Plan

We are being as flexible as possible (for both students and educators) in our approach to continuous learning. Building principals and instructional coaches have been working very hard to create plans that accommodate this unconventional time in people’s lives. The time missed and out of school due to COVID-19 closures have been waived by the Governor.

Grading and Report Card Changes

As we consider the academic outcomes for our students, we are working diligently to provide the best at-home learning opportunities for students while limiting harmful long-term educational impacts from this unprecedented situation. We have new grading information to share for our students in grades PreK-12.

PreK-5 Elementary Report Card Changes (web page)

Grades 6-12 Grading and Report Card Changes (web page)

Grading information in other languages (web page)

Links to School Continuous Learning Plans (via Google Sites)

JELA – 4-yr-old Preschool

Beaver Creek Elementary

Horizon Elementary

Lawson Elementary

Timber Ridge Elementary

Wallace Elementary

Summit Middle School

Johnston Middle School

Johnston High School

Tech Assistance

If you are experiencing issues with your school-owned iPad, we have three ways for you to access assistance from our Technology Department:

Staff Directory

Brush up on names and roles of our staff through the JCSD staff directory. You can filter by building and/or parts of a name.

JCSD Staff Directory