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Local VFW Recognizes Teachers and Students

Published on December 17, 2020

Members from the VFW paid a special visit to the Middle and High Schools this week. Two teachers and three students received recognition from local VFW Post 5242. Congratulations to High School Social Studies teacher, Bryant Hancock, for receiving this year’s Iowa VFW Teacher of the Year award. photo courtesy of KNIA/KRLS Congratulations to Middle […]

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New Quarantine Guidelines – Dec 8, 2020

Published on December 8, 2020

The CDC, Iowa Department of Public Health and Marion County Public Health have updated their COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. The updates include more options for families to consider when their child has been deemed a close contact and is required to quarantine from school. We have revised our district quarantine policy to reflect these guidelines: 14 […]

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Parent COVID Questions from SIAC

Published on December 2, 2020

During November’s meeting of the School Improvement Advisory Council (SIAC), parents who serve on the council participated in a Q & A session with building principals and administrators.  The following are FAQ’s from that meeting: Q: If there is a need for one building to shift learning plans, can the other buildings continue with on-site […]

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Student

Published on November 20, 2020

Will Rasmussen Congratulations to Will Rasmussen for being named a National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program Scholar by the College Board National Recognition Programs (CBRP). Will qualified for this award by scoring in the top 2.5% on the PSAT/NMSQT test.  We are full of Pella Pride for Will on this tremendous accomplishment!  

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New Guidelines from Gov. Proclamation

Published on November 18, 2020

Pella Community School District Families: On Monday, November 16, 2020, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation in an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The health and safety of our students, staff and families is a top priority. We ask for your continued patience as we implement the new guidelines. These measures will be […]

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Student Safety

Published on November 9, 2020

The safety of our students and staff is a high priority for all of us at Pella Community Schools. Safety includes many areas: building security, inclement weather, physical and mental health, bullying and harassment. One area of safety that tends to remain silent is sexual abuse. Victims often don’t feel safe in speaking out about […]

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The Career Academy of Pella Receives Grant

Published on October 22, 2020

Governor Reynolds announced that the Career Academy of Pella (CAP) will receive $36,211 as an awardee of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Registered Apprenticeship Expansion grant. Money from the grant will be used to purchase augmented reality tools for the welding apprenticeship program, providing accelerated skills training while students are in the classroom. The Career Academy […]

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Changes in Face Mask Protocol & Quarantine

Published on September 29, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff, The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has made a change on quarantine recommendations for people that have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. This applies in non-healthcare, non-residential settings only. This includes businesses, education and child care settings. This guidance recommends that close contacts of COVID-positive cases will […]

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The Pella Dutch 2020 Homecoming Court

Published on September 23, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Pella High School Homecoming Court!            Photo courtesy of KNIA/KRLS Pictured from left:  Mason Holland, Natalie Boll, Izaak LaHue, Camille Doty, King Cole DeWaard, Queen Annika Boonstra, Ryan Mace, Rachel Coppock, Grand Nelson and Faith Diers.  

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Welding Program Receives Weld-Machine Donation

Published on August 28, 2020

The Career Academy of Pella (CAP) is honored to be the recipient of an AugmentedArc® Augmented Reality Welding System, generously donated by Miller Electric in collaboration with Vermeer Corporation. Representatives from the two organizations presented the equipment to Sheila Graham, welding instructor, and Justin Horn, a welding student at the Career Academy, on Thursday, August […]

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