Return to Learn Plan 


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Per requirements by the department of education, we are required to post our Return to Learn Plan as long as ESSER III funds are received.  We will review our Return to Learn Plan every six months.  Modifications and amendments to our most recent plan will be based on current health trends of the local area, as well as recommendations and requirements received from the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Department of Education, and the Muscatine Department of Public Health.  You will find our most recent plan on the school district website under the Parents and Students menu> Return to Learn Plan.

Currently, the West Liberty Community School District plans to operate under its normal, pre-pandemic processes and procedures.  We will continue to follow all state and federal laws, including all students attending school full-time, in-person, unless they choose to use the Edgenuity Online system taught by Edgenuity teachers offered by our district.  Masks will remain optional for students, staff, and visitors in our buildings.

Academic Plan

Full-time in-person instruction will be provided for all students in grades Begindergarten-12 for the 2022-2023 school year.  We will continue to monitor guidance from the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Muscatine County Public Health Department.

Online Learning

West Liberty is part of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Association consortium partnering with Edgenuity to provide an online learning platform to our students.  Edgenuity offers classes to students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  They hire their own certified teachers to assist students using the online platform.  West Liberty will partner with Edgenuity by providing a school district mentor to aid in the initial setup and to help with issues and concerns that may arise throughout the school year.  The program is self-paced and allows students to be enrolled in up to six semester-long classes at one time.  

If choosing to enroll online, students will have 10 days to demonstrate proficiency using the Edgenuity online platform, or they may be required to attend in-person learning.  While we believe in-person learning is the best educational model, we do recognize circumstances warrant other educational settings on a case-by-case basis. 

Students enrolled in the Edgenuity online platform will not be able to participate in the dual language program, as Edgenuity doesn’t offer dual language services.

Modifications to the Current Plan

The West Liberty Community School District School Board, Administrative team, and Directors, along with our school Nurses will continually monitor the health concerns based on updates from the various agencies included in our plan.  We will notify the school district students, staff, and parents/guardians if changes occur.

Illness and Covid related Health Concerns

When to keep your child home from school.

Below are some guidelines to help you decide whether you should send your child to school or not when they are ill.  Please keep your child home if your child has:

  • Fever greater than 100 degrees

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Untreated impetigo or ringworm

  • Influenza (Flu) or COVID- both are contagious diseases caused by viruses.  Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, cough, decreased energy, and sometimes can include nausea and vomiting.  

  • If your child has been diagnosed with an infection such as strep throat, wait 24 hours from the first dose of antibiotics before sending him/her to school.

Please do not send your child back to school for 24 hours following the last episode of diarrhea or vomiting.  Also if they have a fever, do not send them back until they are free of fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. 

If your child is sent home from school ill, they cannot return the following school day. 

If your child has been diagnosed with COVID, please contact your building nurse. They will help determine when your child can return to school.

If your child has asthma or a food allergy, please have the doctor fill out an action plan and return to the building nurse as soon as possible.  If you need a form, please let us know.

If you have any other questions, please contact your school nurse.

Thank you!

Tana Deahr RN, BSN  HS

Kayla Morrison RN, BSN ELM

Katie Hochstetler RN, BSN MS 

District School Nurses

Food Service

Based on the United States Department of Agriculture, students who do not qualify for free or reduced meals will be charged applicable fees for eating breakfast and lunch during the 2022-2023 school year.

Grades Preschool-4

  • $2.15 (breakfast)

  • $0.30 (breakfast – reduced)

  • $1.00 (breakfast – seconds)

  • $3.00 (lunch)

  • $0.40 (lunch – reduced)

  • $1.50 (lunch – seconds)

  • $0.75 (preschool – snack)

  • $0.15 (preschool – snack – reduced)

  • $0.55 (additional milk)

Grades 5-12

  • $2.30 (breakfast)

  • $0.30 (breakfast – reduced)

  • $1.00 (breakfast – seconds)

  • $3.20 (lunch)

  • $0.40 (lunch – reduced)

  • $1.50 (lunch – seconds)

  • $0.55 (additional milk)

Extra/Co-Curricular Activities

The West liberty CSD will follow the guidelines provided by the state governing agencies including the IHSAA, IGHSAU, IHSSA and IHSMA.

Resources for Guidance