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High School Happenings

High School Voluntary Enrichment Opportunities

High School Office Hours – This document provides virtual office hours, contact information, and instructions on how to access these virtual meetings.

High School Student Resources – This link will take you to a list of student resources listed by subject area. On this page, you will find low-tech and no-tech options, links to additional online resources, and teacher contact information.

Driver Education

Mississippi Bend AEA Driver Education will be holding a combined driver education class with Columbus schools from May 18 to June 3. The format of the class will be online and behind-the-wheel instruction will take place at a later date. Please click on the link below for the information to sign up. Families can register through the mail or online. Please contact Anne Budde with questions at 563.529.5435.

Sign up for Driver Education

School Closures Suspend Iowa High School Spring Activities

The following information is from the IHSAA, IGHSAU, IHSMA, and the IHSSA.

Following Sunday’s announcements from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all spring activities of Iowa’s high school Unified Activities partners – the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association – will be prohibited through the state’s K-12 school recommended closure of four weeks.

Gov. Reynolds announced the recommended closure in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health, in response to community spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa.

This recommended closure date currently extends through Friday, April 10 and would mean a school return of April 13. Prior to April 10, the schedule will be assessed as necessary with information from the Governor, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, and activity partners at the IGHSAU, IHSAA, IHSMA, and IHSSA.

All IHSAA and IGHSAU sports are now in a prohibited period for practice, competition, and sanctioned activity until the closure is lifted. This prohibition means no in-person contact between coaches/administrators and student-athletes for the duration of the period.

Guidance on future IGHSAU and IHSAA activity schedule adjustments and their effects on season lengths, as well as postseason events, will be announced through www.iahsaa.org and www.ighsau.org.

IHSMA has cancelled Class 4A and 1A Solo/Small Ensemble Festival set for April 18, and the state Large Group Festival series set for May 8-9.

There should be no in-person contact between teachers/administrators and participants for the duration of the prohibited period. Any effort to provide IHSMA participants with a make-up experience should take place only via digital media through the duration of the prohibited period.

Future updates and guidance on IHSMA events will be available through www.ihsma.org.

All IHSSA (speech) events will be prohibited to practice or make up their individual state local contest until the closure is lifted. All contact between coaches, judges, and students for the duration of the period is prohibited. The All-State Festival scheduled for March 30 has been cancelled.

Guidance on future IHSSA activity will be announced through www.iahssa.org.

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