Home‎ > ‎

News

Change to “Grab-and-Go” Lunch and Snack Program for Students Effective April 6

posted Apr 2, 2020, 12:06 PM by Kristin Heidemann

Change to “Grab-and-Go” Lunch and Snack Program for Students Effective April 6

Five days of meals will be distributed two times per week 


FOREST CITY, April 2, 2020  — The Forest City Community School District announces a change to the  “Grab-and-Go” lunch and snack program distribution schedule. Beginning Monday, April 6, five days of meals will be distributed two times per week to the same six pick-up locations. The two pick-up days will be Monday and Wednesday. The overall goal of the change is to reduce the number of times families and students need to venture out to pick up meals. The Monday pickup will include lunches and snacks for Monday and Tuesday and the Wednesday pickup will include lunches and snacks for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 


The Grab-and-Go lunch and snack program began on March 23, 2020. The State allowed the Summer Food Program, which is a free program, to go into effect during the period of time when the school district is shut down due to COVID-19. Now in the second week of the program, the district is serving about 270 meals per day.


“Our Food Service Director, Glenda Keough, and her staff are doing an incredible job along with our transportation staff,” said superintendent Darwin Lehmann. “We’re learning along the way and we feel this change will better serve families and students as it reduces the number of times people have to go out and this also better aligns with the social distancing guidelines.”


Students can pick up free lunches and snacks if they are able to do so on their own. Parents or guardians are now able to pick up meals without their children present due to a change that was announced by the State shortly after the program became available.


“Everything is going very well. We enjoy seeing children and caregivers even though it’s for a brief minute,” said Keough. “I do want to remind everyone that it is a requirement that meals are not consumed at any of the pick-up locations. Also, to keep everyone safe, we ask that children are reminded to avoid physical contact with those who are distributing the meals.”



GRAB-AND-GO LUNCH AND SNACK PROGRAM 

PICK-UP DAYS ARE MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY (Effective April 6)

City 

Location 

Time 

Forest City 

In front of the Forest City High School

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Crystal Lake 

Kluver Community Center parking lot

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Woden 

St. John’s Lutheran Church parking lot

11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 

Hanlontown

Hanlontown bus stop

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 

Fertile 

Public Library parking lot

11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. 

Leland

In front of the Leland Post Office 

Noon - 12:15 p.m. 



Any questions should be directed to Glenda Keough at gkeough@forestcity.k12.ia.us


Forest City School District to Offer “Grab and Go” Lunch and Snack Program for Students

posted Mar 18, 2020, 12:44 PM by Kristin Heidemann   [ updated Mar 27, 2020, 6:31 AM ]

FOREST CITY, March 18, 2020 [updated March 27, 2020] — The Forest City Community School District has set up a “grab and go” lunch and snack for students 18 and younger that will begin Monday, March 23. The State allowed the Summer Food Program, which is a free program, to go into effect during this period of time when the school district is shut down due to COVID-19. 


The district will offer a daily, Monday-Friday, pickup at six locations. A lunch and snack may be picked up during these timeframes. Children do not need to be present to receive the meals. Parents or guardians may pick up the meals at the pickup locations on behalf of the student(s). Meals are not to be consumed at these locations. This is a free service for students within the Forest City Community School District.


City 

Location 

Time 

Forest City 

In front of the Forest City High School

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Crystal Lake 

Kluver Community Center parking lot

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Woden 

St. John’s Lutheran Church parking lot

11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 

Hanlontown

Hanlontown bus stop

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 

Fertile 

Public Library parking lot

11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. 

Leland

In front of the Leland Post Office 

Noon - 12:15 p.m. 


Forest City Schools Food Service Director Glenda Keough said, “Parents do not need to be present if a student is able to pick up the meal on their own. It’s important that everyone understands that this is a “grab and go” option and meals should not be consumed at the pick up location. In addition, meals that are not consumed immediately should be refrigerated.”


There will be five rotating sack lunch options, two of which will include a hot entree. The hot entree selection is a pizza slice or chicken tenders. 


A sample sack lunch includes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cheese stick, applesauce cup, carroteenies, a ranch cup and milk.  A sample snack is a muffin and milk.


“We surveyed our school district community to get a sense of how many people would be interested in this pickup option and we will make necessary adjustments to quantities as we progress next week,” said Superintendent Darwin Lehmann. 


Any questions should be directed to Glenda Keough at gkeough@forestcity.k12.ia.us


###


Forest City School District to Hold High School Gym Floor Online Auction December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2020

posted Dec 18, 2019, 11:01 AM by Kristin Heidemann

Opportunity to capture a piece of Forest City High School history for your home or business


FOREST CITY,  December 17, 2019  — The Forest City Community School District announces that the Board of Education approved the district to host an online auction for pieces of the high school gymnasium floor at the December 9 meeting. The floor, which has been in use since 1977, will be removed as part of a full gymnasium remodel that is set to begin in the spring or summer. The construction timeline will be determined in January. In addition to new flooring, other major pieces of the remodel include new bleachers and paint. Proceeds from the online auction, which will be held December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2020,  will be used toward the gymnasium remodel project. 


“We’ve been fortunate that the floor has survived more than four decades of use,” said Darwin Lehmann, superintendent. “Many accomplishments and wonderful memories have taken place in the gym and we’re excited to offer this opportunity to own a piece of this history to the public.” 


The school district will host the online auction and the link to participate is: www.biddingowl.com/ForestCityCommunitySchool. A total of 200 gym floor pieces, as-is, will be available to bid on during the period of December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2019. Bidding will be available on 198 4’x6’ sections of the main gym court as well as two larger side pieces which are approximately 26’ wide by 100’ feet long each. Bidding for each piece starts at $25 and only online bids will be accepted. Bidders must create a free account to be part of the online auction. The school district has decided to keep the approximately 15’x15’ center court area and will reveal the plan to display it at a later date. Once the bidding closes, the winning bidders will be contacted with details about how to purchase and pick up the flooring pieces. 


Since 1977, the gym has been the home of Indian basketball, wrestling, and volleyball teams including eight state-qualifying boys basketball teams, two state-qualifying volleyball teams, one state-dual wrestling team and 33 individual state-qualifying wrestlers. A total of 34 conference championships have been earned between the teams. In addition, the gym has hosted classes, dances, pep rallies, Battle of the Classes (team-building competitions), concerts, contests and events such as graduation, prom and many more over the last 42 years. 


Complete details about the online auction are located at www.biddingowl.com/ForestCityCommunitySchool.


Become a Substitute Teacher! Classes Available at Central Rivers AEA

posted Nov 5, 2019, 6:36 AM by Kristin Heidemann

FOREST CITY,  November 5, 2019  — Central Rivers Area Education Agency (AEA), an educational partner of the Forest City Community School District and an approved provider of the substitute authorization program, will hold Substitute Authorization classes in Clear Lake on November 14-16. 


Interested participants may register using the Central Rivers AEA registration system at https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com. The Substitute Authorization Course # is 3405 and it is

Clear Lake Section #274029. Once logged in, enter the course or section number into the search bar.


Forest City High School Fall Musical Tickets Available Online

posted Oct 30, 2019, 7:41 AM by Kristin Heidemann

FOREST CITY,  October 30, 2019  — The Forest City Community School District announces that tickets are now available at www.bomanfineartscenter.org for the high school fall musical, “Singin’ In The Rain.” The Boman Fine Arts Center will host the student performances on Saturday, November 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 10, at 3 p.m.

Forest City Community School District Board of Education Approves Land Acquisition

posted Aug 21, 2019, 3:15 PM by Kristin Heidemann

Forest City Community School District Board of Education Approves Land Acquisition 


FOREST CITY,  August 13, 2019  — The Forest City Community School District Board of Education approved an $80,000 land purchase during the Board of Education meeting yesterday. The district will purchase 17.32 acres of land located on the west edge of Forest City. The property adjoins school district property near the high school football and baseball fields. Funding for the purchase of the land will come from Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE), which is funded by the statewide penny sales tax revenue.


Forest City Community School District Launches New Mobile Apps

posted Aug 21, 2019, 3:13 PM by Kristin Heidemann

Forest City Community School District Launches New Mobile Apps

SchoolMessenger solutions enable parents, staff, students and community members to stay informed


FOREST CITY,  August 16, 2019  — The Forest City Community School District launched an official mobile app today, called Forest City CSD, designed to enable parents, staff, students and the broader community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information and activities underway within the school community. 


The free app, Forest City CSD, can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android and does not require a username or password. Developed in partnership with West Corporation, the trusted provider of SchoolMessenger Solutions for education, the new app will provide families with 24/7/365 access to the daily calendar, lunch menus, directories, news, school-related apps/programs and more. The district will also send announcements/push notifications like news and weather-related announcements to the general community through this app.

Forest City Community School District Board of Education Approves Property Purchase

posted Jul 17, 2019, 11:02 AM by Kristin Heidemann

FOREST CITY,  July 17 , 2019  — The Forest City Community School District Board of Education approved a property purchase during a Special Board of Education meeting today. The district will purchase the lot north of the Boman Fine Art Center. The lot is comprised of two parcels of property between J and I Streets and John K. Hanson Drive and 11th Street.  An anonymous donation provided to the district will cover the entire cost of the property acquisition.

SchoolMessenger Subscription Instructions

posted Jun 26, 2019, 5:16 AM by Kristin Heidemann

June 25, 2019- A new communication system called SchoolMessenger is in place for the Forest City Community School District. This replaces SchoolWay. To continue to receive communication from the district, parents, guardians, staff, and students must download the new app as well as opt-in to receive text messages. Please open the attached instructions to complete these two steps to get started. An overview of how the new system works is also included.

FCCSD Announces New Communication App

posted Jun 18, 2019, 10:53 AM by Kristin Heidemann

Effective July 1, 2019, FCCSD will use a new communication solution called School Messenger. Our former app, SchoolWay, retired their service. Information about the new service will be mailed to families at the end of June.

1-10 of 11