July 24, 2020

RTL Update – Transportation / Face Coverings

Transportation Bus Request

Durham Transportation is beginning to create bus routes for the 20-21 school year. 

The online registration process includes the bus transportation request, but you MUST check YES if you want your child to be considered for busing for the 2020-2021 school year. It is easier to remove your student from a route than to add them at the last minute.

Please contact Leslie Weible (transportation@ames.k12.ia.us) with transportation-related questions or changes to your original busing request.

 If you have not already done so, please complete each step below:

  1. Log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account – https://sis.amescsd.org/campus/portal/ames.jsp

  2. Complete the Annual Information Update by navigating to “More” at the bottom of the left side index. 

  3. Click on the Online Registration button to start the 2020-2021 Annual Information Update. You will see all the students in your household who will be attending school in Ames for 2020-2021. 

  4. If you will have a new preschool or kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year, be sure to click ADD A NEW STUDENT to enter their information before you click Submit.

  5. If you need username/password assistance, please contact Barb Peterson (barb.peterson@ames.k12.ia.us) or Cathy Fitzgerald (cathy.fitzgerald@ames.k12.ia.us).

Face Coverings:

As we approach the upcoming school year, a reminder that students and staff members will be required to wear face coverings when on-site. As a District, we will be supplying face covering options to all of our staff and are working with community groups to have masks available to students. We will have an update on that in future communications. 

Sewers –  Interested in helping make masks for students? Healthiest Ames is organizing a collaborative, community project to provide face masks for every student in our District. Details, including a direct contact to Healthiest Ames, can be found on our website.


Branded – We wanted to make you aware that we have added some branded Ames CSD options on our online apparel store for purchase if you’re interested. 


School Board Work Session (July 27, 2020):

The Ames School Board will hold a work session on Monday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. around the topic of Return to Learn. The work session will be held virtually on Zoom with the URL below. 


Online Request Forms:

We shared yesterday that two forms to officially request online learning for the 2020-2021 school year are now open. We encourage you to read the Q & A at the URL below before filling out the forms.