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We have created this plan to aid in navigating the re-establishment of our school where employees, students, and families feel safe and to reduce the impact of COVID-19 conditions upon returning to the district. The guidelines referenced in this plan are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Regular updates will be made to this plan based on information provided by the CDC and applicable federal, state, and local agencies.
Please take a moment to review our return-to-school plan for complete details.
Do you have a high school classmate or know of a family member or neighbor that graduated from North Cedar or one of the predecessor districts who has contributed in a unique way to their community or profession? The North Cedar Alumni Awards committee is seeking nominations for the 2020-2021 North Cedar Alumni Awards. Nominations are due September 15, 2020.
Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:
- Achievement Award: Given to alumni who have earned recognition for their achievements and contributions in their professional life.
- Service Award: Given to alumni for specific and meritorious service to North Cedar or any other not-for-profit organization.
- Athletics Award: Awarded to alumni with exceptional accomplishment in athletics while attending high school.
- Fine Arts Award: Awarded to alumni with exceptional accomplishment in the fine arts while attending high school.
- Community Impact Award: Awarded to alumni who should receive an award for their service impact on the North Cedar community.
A nomination form with submission instructions is available for download on our Alumni page.
Nominees for the North Cedar Alumni Awards must be an alumni of North Cedar High School or one of the former district high schools that make up North Cedar (Clarence, Lowden, Mechanicsville, Stanwood, Clarence-Lowden, Lincoln, or North Cedar), and he or she must be at least 28 years of age.
We will accept recipients later this year and we will present awards in early 2021.
Since the pandemic began in March, the school has focused on using the most up-to-date information from local and state sources. As we prepare for the new school year, we will continue to do the same to work towards our goal of providing a safe working and learning environment for both our students and staff.
Over the past several weeks, our return to learn district leadership team has been meeting to organize and gather information and make recommendations for a safe return to school. We have been reviewing guidance from local, county, state, and federal agencies/authorities. Our school district leadership team, along with our R2L sub-committee teams, will continue to utilize guidance to develop our routines and procedures to keep students and staff safe at school.
As North Cedar Schools plans for returning to school in the fall, we have put together our return to learn plan. We hope to begin school on August 26 as regularly scheduled. We believe our students are most safe learning while they are in school under the guidance of our educational and support staff.
Please take a moment to read the North Cedar administrative team's complete letter regarding the return to learn plan.