Graduation scheduled for May 24th has been rescheduled to June 20th at 2:00PM. If social restrictions are not lifted by June 6, the graduation ceremony will be postponed again to July 25th at 2:00PM. Graduation will he held outside at Bill Nelson Field. In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremony will be held in the HS gym with limited attendees.
Free meals will be provided to children under 18 years of age. Pickup Sites include West Burlington Elementary, North Hill Elementary in Burlington and Burlington Community High School.
After great deliberation it has been determined that prom will not be rescheduled. We appreciate and empathize with the many emotions tied to this decision and hope that you can appreciate the difficulty of this decision.
Our ultimate goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible while moving forward with school and life within the guidelines before us.
While various potential options were considered, ultimately it was not believed that it is realistically possible to maintain the current and foreseeable social distancing expectations for such a large number of students.
On behalf of the district and it's administration please know that we all embrace your feelings of loss.
It’s Not a Question of If, But A Question of When?
I find such pride in the work of our staff, our students, our parents and the support of our community as we move through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Everyone is committed to doing the best possible for each other. We will soon get to the other side and we will return to a more normal sense of our previous lives.
While we obviously have the goal to get everyone to the other side of this safely, we also have the goal that we will be able to keep students engaged and learning.
As we’ve seen to this point, we are in this together and I have faith that amongst us continues to lie the ability to support our students in their continued learning.
Last Thursday, Governor Reynolds presented three options for the continued learning of students across the state. School districts must submit their plan by Friday, April 10th. Our administrators and leadership teams have been diligently working on the plans.
During this time of great disruption in our lives there is no right or wrong answer...but rather “it depends”. As a parent, as a student, as our staff, and as a district there are multiple reasons to align with any of the three choices. Each has pros and cons depending on each of our personal circumstances and perspectives.
The end goal of each of the options presented is that students, supported by their teachers and the district, their parents/guardians and their communities learn and are held accountable for that learning.
How and when it gets done is the variable found within each option with the control mechanism being when the grade or formal assessment of learning can be granted.
A district can move in and out of the models to meet its needs and can provide different models at different grade levels.Read more
Notice of Nondiscrimination: It is the policy of the West Burlington Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Equity Coordinator, 607 Ramsey St., (319) 752-8747, Equity.Coordinator@wbschools.us.