September 14, 2020

RTL Update – Delivery Model Transition Requests

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

School Board Meeting (September 14, 2020)

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


Parent Transition Requests Between Delivery Models

We have opened up the form to transition between delivery models on our website. As a school district, we will continue 100% online continuous learning through this week with a decision to be made on Thursday by the school board on the next delivery model which will start on Monday. 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% Remote Campus online instruction for their students. Parents can also opt back into on-site instruction throughout the year. We have provided instructions on how to transition between Remote Campus and the on-site delivery model on our website.


Food Service Meals at School Buildings

Today, we were made aware that two buildings ran out of food before being able to serve all those who arrived to pick up food. We sincerely apologize for this error and will continue to make adjustments to our food quantity as a result. 

Currently, we are providing breakfast and lunch options at Ames Middle School, Edwards Elementary, Fellows Elementary, Meeker Elementary, Mitchell Elementary, and Sawyer Elementary. This week’s times are between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14th (two days), Wednesday, September 16th (two days), and Friday, September 18th (one day). We are currently evaluating these delivery times and considering alternative times.


Social Media:

Be sure to follow us on social media. We always share unique content that can only be found on those channels including new teacher profiles of some amazing new Little Cyclone staff members. In bonus news, we also shared how four amazing Ames High School students were named National Merit Semi-Finalists. If you are active on social media, we encourage you to follow the District accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram