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CRCSD applies for waiver to continue all-online learning after Thanksgiving break

The Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) has applied for another waiver from the Iowa Department of Education (DOE) to extend virtual learning by another two weeks following Thanksgiving break, Superintendent Noreen Bush announced on Tuesday in a message to families. CRCSD began district-wide remote learning on Thursday, Nov. 12, after its two-week waiver was […]

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CR Schools Superintendent discusses remote learning and COVID-19 in district schools

Cedar Rapids families should know by next Tuesday if the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) will apply for another virtual instruction waiver or if students can expect to return to in-person classes after Thanksgiving. Superintendent Noreen Bush said the district will be closely following three main metrics — staff absences, impact on the healthcare […]

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‘We are hanging by a thread’: Cedar Rapids officials call on governor to issue mask mandate; CRCSD gets waiver to move classes online

“Everything is increasing — the spread, the positive COVID cases, the hospitalizations, the deaths,” State Senator Liz Mathis said at the start of a virtual news conference on Thursday, the same day Linn County surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Mathis’ district, which includes Cedar Rapids, Marion, Robins, Hiawatha, Bertram, Ely and southern Linn County, […]

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ICCSD gets to move all classes online as cases of COVID-19 surge in Johnson County (Updated)

Update: The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved moving the district’s school to all online instruction at its meeting on Tuesday evening. The change will take place on Monday, Nov. 16, following the recommendation of the district’s administration. Interim Superintendent Matt Degner said waiting until Monday would give parents a chance to […]

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Cedar Rapids school district requests to move to all-online instruction due to COVID-19 surge in Linn County, increase in staff quarantine

The Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) applied for a waiver from the Department of Education (DOE) on Tuesday to move to district-wide remote instruction for two weeks. If granted, students would begin remote learning on Thursday. The request comes as Linn County is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The country reported […]

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Cedar Rapids Community School District working with high school students on anti-racism initiatives

The Cedar Rapids Community School District is working to establish a Black student union at all four high schools and create a superintendent’s advisory council, among other action steps as part of the district’s anti-racist initiatives. Superintendent Noreen Bush provided an update on these efforts at the Board of Education’s Monday meeting. The update was […]

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Cedar Rapids schools to start on Sept. 21, with majority of middle and high school students online

Cedar Rapids students will start the school year nearly a month later than what was originally anticipated. Late Wednesday night, the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) announced Sept. 21 as the new first day of school. Elementary school students will have either in-person or online learning, based on what families chose earlier this month […]

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