August 17, 2020

RLT Update – Delivery Model Transition / Face Covering Guidelines

Here is the latest information around Return to Learn for the 2020-2021 school year. 

School Board Meeting (August 17, 2020):

The school board will hold their regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 6:30. The meeting can be found at the Zoom URL below or streamed on our YouTube Channel.


Building Meetings All Week:

As a reminder, all of the building-specific informational meetings will be taking place this week following last week’s storm. The schedule and Zoom links are as follows:

Tuesday, August 18 – Northwood Preschool (4:30 p.m.) – Zoom

Tuesday, August 18 – Fellows Elementary (6:00 p.m.) – Zoom

Tuesday, August 18 – Ames High School (7:30 p.m.) – Zoom


Wednesday, August 19 – Meeker Elementary (4:30 p.m.) – Zoom

Wednesday, August 19 – Mitchell Elementary (6:00 p.m.) – Zoom

Wednesday, August 19 – Ames Middle School (7:30 p.m.) – Zoom


Thursday, August 20 – Edwards Elementary (4:30 p.m.) – Zoom

Thursday, August 20 – Sawyer Elementary (6:00 p.m.) – Zoom


Parent Transition Requests Between Delivery Models

For the 2020-2021 school year, regardless of the delivery model that is selected by the Ames CSD, parents have the option to select 100% online instruction for their students. Parents can also opt back into on-site instruction throughout the year. We have provided initial guidance on what that structure looks like, including monthly deadline dates, on our website. As a reminder, the deadline to request 100% online instruction to start the school end is this Friday, August 21.


Face Covering Guidelines

We have posted Face Covering Guidelines and FAQ for the upcoming school year on our website. The use of a face covering will be required by students and staff throughout the day.


Blast Back to School Supply Drive

Ames Blast Back to School Drive and Go is a FREE family drive-up event for all K-12 ACSD students that aims to relieve the burden of back to school expenses in a safe and engaging environment that fosters community relationships. Supplies will be distributed on the backside of Ames Middle School at the bus drop off on Wednesday, August 19 from 2-5 p.m. Please stay in your vehicles and if you are walking or busing (face covering required) come to the main entrance. First come first serve.