The USDA has announced that school meals will be FREE to all students 18 and under for the remainder of the school year. Please watch this brief YouTube video to learn more about how this opportunity for our students also benefits the school district. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7f_nvzKN2I&feature=emb_title
October 2, 2020 Solon Community, The Iowa Department of Public Health issued new guidance related to when to quarantine and what type of face covering offers the greatest protection. The guidance is summarized below: • Quarantines will not be required when a masked individual tests positive and all close contacts were wearing masks. Close contacts will need to self-monitor. • Masks offer the greatest protection from COVID spread. Gaiters and shields do not offer the same level of protection as masks. The administrative team and nurses met this morning to review our current mitigation practices and the new guidance from the IDPH. We concluded that all current mitigation practices will continue to be implemented and our face covering expectation will encourage the use of masks to offer students and staff the greatest level of protection. The IDPH recognizes the use of masks as protection when social distancing is compromised so the use of masks is an important mitigation practice in keeping all students onsite everyday. If your child currently uses a shield or gaiter and you have questions, please contact your child’s school principal. The success of our return to onsite learning for all students everyday has been a model across Iowa. We will continue to assess and review our data and all new guidance from public health and Department of Education in keeping all students and staff safely onsite. District Administration Davis Eidahl, Superintendent Josh Lyons, Director of Teaching and Learning Zach Wigle, High School Principal Mike Herdliska, Middle School Principal Jessica Tabor, Lakeview and Intermediate Principal
Effective Monday, October 5th bus routes 3, 4, 9, & 14 will be adjusted to single routes. See the link below for the revisions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G3Lb-nhsXZZq2Z38AmjAwJUhudJwscTOx-bun7unvqs/edit?usp=sharing
No goal is too high if we climb with care and confidence - Truett Cathy. @Soloncsd Back and Better Together! Thank you principals, teachers, staff, students and parents for making our Return To Learn (100% onsite, everyday) a big success to start the year.
Solon CSD Board meeting, September 17, 5:30PM, Central Office Board Room. School Counselors will provide the Board a Return To Learn update on mental health initiatives.
September 8, 2020 District indoor facilities will not be available this fall to non-sanctioned school teams and activities. This includes all gym use for youth teams. We are keeping the schools closed to limit student interaction and activity outside the school day and provide our custodians the necessary time to clean and sanitize. Gym usage will be reevaluated in December. We realize the inconvenience for many of our youth teams, but we are implementing every possible measure to keep students in school without disruption caused by exposure to COVID.
Here is the Link for tonights game! https://www.solon.k12.ia.us/o/solon-csd/page/athletics-live-stream--2
Solon CSD Updated COVID-19 Illness Plan: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ctbrWGswexaKq-xyoxqnNX2o81OT_7DQk7hMpc-h8fo/edit?usp=sharing
Solon CSD Transportation Update: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ALbVeEZv69mS56C24y6l6KYPS6hRMdZbRfTXeRh1udk/edit?usp=sharing
Spartan Nation, Tonight's Football Game will be livestreamed. Follow the action live! https://www.solon.k12.ia.us/o/solon-csd/page/athletics-live-stream--2 To ensure the safety of our students, staff, community and spectators, we are limiting attendance to 50% of the stadium capacity for Tonight’s game against Williamsburg. Our decision was based on several factors, including the County’s positivity trajectory and collaboration with Johnson County Public Health. Due to Covid-19 These are the only people that will be granted admission -Families that have purchased activity passes -People with tickets that were provided by the school Go Spartans!
Solon CSD - School Start Date is NOW Monday, August 31st. Parent Communication August 14, 2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16-hOQzqtDb6pRqeb_55q4jyKqlrTMmUkPKxYYnIUuJw/edit?usp=sharing
Solon CSD Important Announcement to our families: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tu_RQ3eQSSDAiCO4fHxvKYhwgdPXbZij0e7KHiiUJp4/edit?usp=sharing
Solon CSD Return to Learn Updates and Information. Please follow the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qgh7BgSzhr2nGldcibFrPN47VHPK_9BP7di3Jj530yo/edit?usp=sharing
Edmentum Parent Webinars available tomorrow for those parents of Kindergarten through 8th students interested in virtual home learning. 12:00-1:00 and 5:30-6:00. See information here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v4LJN0vIp-VNsVmTTR_XvcfFA3YU4g4ZYpsCs7x-7v8/edit
Solon Board of Education meeting, Thursday , August 6th at 7:30am, Central Office Board Room. Visitors welcome. Agenda to approve employee contracts.
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open! Annual registration instructions are available here: www.solon.k12.ia.us/o/solon-csd/page/annual-registration Please contact your student’s school office with questions about PowerSchool registration.
Solon CSD moratorium week, July 27-August 2. All district facilities are closed and no student activities are scheduled. Enjoy the week!
Thank you Solon Community for participating in today's webinar and for all previous feedback. The leadership team will review our current plan, earlier feedback from parents, staff, JCPH, IDE and feedback from today's webinar. Any updates or revision to the plan will be communicated the week of August 3rd and reflect the feedback provided by our stakeholders, IDPH and IDE.
Session two of winning edge will start soon! Report to the stands at 8:25. #solonstrong
The Solon CSD Return to Learn Plan has been released. An email has been sent to parents regarding the July 22 Webinar at 12:00 PM. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xFKxrJGrVaRDmFUukLi468zWm-JhUY0a/view?usp=sharing
Solon CSD Board Meeting, Thursday, July 16 at 5:30PM. A link will be provided on the district website.
Solon softball games will start at 545 due to power issues in town. #solonstrong
Timeline of release of the District Return to Learn Plan • June 29th - completed the "assurances" with the Department of Education • July 7th - District administration review • July 9th - District Return to Learn team review (38 member team will participate in a Zoom to review the entire plan) • July 15th - Plan will be sent to all district staff, along with an individual staff survey • July 16th - Presented to the School Board • July 20th - Released to the community (website, email, app), along with an individual parent survey • July 22nd - Community wide webinar Great job district team! And thank you for giving up your time in June. We have a very comprehensive plan for all 3 scenarios 1) onsite learning, 2) hybrid learning, and 3) online home learning. Our plan will provide students and staff a safe and quality education, regardless of the scenario.
End of Fiscal Year 2020 Solon CSD Board Meeting, Monday, June 29 at 7:30am. A link will be provided on our district website.
Solon Baseballs L3 Noon Games at Home have been postponed due to field conditions. #solonstrong
Tonights (6-22) Varsity Baseball and Softball games have been postponed. #solonstrong
All Noon Games are cancelled for Solon today. L3 Baseball at Home L3 Baseball at Mt. Vernon L2 Softball at Mt. Vernon #solonstrong
Reminder: Solon CSD Board meeting tonight, Thursday, June 18 at 5:30pm. Link to the meeting is on the district website.
It was great to get back to playing baseball and softball yesterday. Please remember if you are not feeling well STAY HOME. Also please do your best to social distance while attending games. Thanks for your support! #solonstrong
Thirty-eight district employees (administrators, teachers, nurses, counselors, directors) are working together to develop a 2020-21 "Return to Learn" plan.
Solon Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30AM. Non-teacher contracts and employment agreements will be approved. A link will be posted on the district website.
Solon School Board meeting today at 5:30PM. Go to the district website for the link.
The Solon CSD Board of Directors will meet Thursday, May 7th at 5:30pm to approve our 2020 graduates. A link for the meeting will be posted on our website. Congratulations seniors.
Solon High School senior Kenji Fisher is this year's recipient. Congrats Kenji! https://www.iahsaa.org/iowa-governors-scholar/ #solonstrong
Challenge Accepted! Hey Seniors, it's your turn! Show your Spartan Spirit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zffHg1RLEm0&feature=youtu.be https://stores.teamelitesports.com/solon_united/shop/home Only one week left to purchase! #solonstrong
Solon CSD fundraiser for the Solon Food Pantry. Order your shirt today at ... https://stores.teamelitesports.com/solon_united
The Solon CSD Counselors are asking for your participation in the Family Check-in Survey as a means to identify supports our families may need during the school closure. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCwTrQOqJY3YhBZbR79_j8FDncZmRH_cXO_6Exw03eDFQIIA/viewform
Reminder: Solon CSD School Board Meeting will be live streamed tonight (April 6, 2020) at 5:30 with public hearing regarding 2020-2021 calendar. Check out the information here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q193WowtiajvHoc0uRkm1b_5B-y7b88e8b5NKO7uEak/edit?usp=sharing
Message from Solon CSD Superintendent: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yyaWTRPFFC4sGzSwBcdNkcGb2-n2SbMOdhEoTdcCVIc/edit
Monday, March 23rd Solon CSD Update: see news story https://www.solon.k12.ia.us/article/217818?org=solon-csd
If your household does not currently have access to internet services, you might be interested in these offers for temporary cost effective options. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CmIOuQM8yUUY99tX9M1cuijn20m7243hmh8P4thsiv0/edit?usp=sharing
Solon CSD Families - The message sent on March 19th did not include live links to two important forms/surveys: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aXd34LkjrabLMgCJd9cTaf7wbC3rs0mrsR7ISxNIgBM/edit
Solon CSD message to families regarding district plans: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dDiEkWwihVgqvADZafkBuPeZ_K-mgFRj/view?usp=sharing
The Solon CSD Board meeting tonight at 5:30pm will be closed physically to the public to comply with CDC and Public Health. The meeting will be accessible to ALL virtually. https://www.solon.k12.ia.us/o/solon-csd/page/march-19-2020-board-meeting-live-stream
Solon CSD is partnering with the Solon Food Pantry to provide meals to students during the closure. Distribution will begin Thursday, March 26, 4pm-8pm. If you want to help, Please Donate to the Pantry to help accommodate the increase in meals. (kids cereal, milk, juice boxes)
The Solon CSD will be providing information regarding Gov. Kim Reynolds recommendation for school closures at the end of the day on Monday, March 16, 2020.
Johnson County Homeland Security has scheduled a briefing today at 3PM to provide status and/or updates in response to the COVID-19 virus. The briefing will be followed by a Press Conference hosted by Dave Kock, Director of Public Health at 4:30.I will be attending the briefing and will provide you with any new information related to Solon. Solon CSD staff and students are doing a great job implementing all preventative measures recommended by the Department of Public Health. We will continue to follow the lead and guidance of the Department of Public Health.
There has NOT been any student or staff member that has tested positive or displayed symptoms of the virus. We continue to communicate and take direction from the Johnson County and Iowa Department of Public Health. We are out front as any organization can possibly be. We have already been doing everything preventative that is recommended by the IDPH as we have been disinfecting schools weekly and in many areas, daily. As we receive more information, we will communicate.
Spring Musical is this weekend! Make sure to find time and attend one of the shows. Buy tickets here: https://sc4a.ludus.com/index.php #solonstrong
Boys Basketball Game Day! - Check out the game preview for the Solon Spartans vs the Keokuk Chiefs, then head to the game. It starts at 6:30 PM, and is at Clear Creek Amana High School https://ia.varsitybound.com/basketball/2019-20/games/h202002180406284658c03564561b34a
When in schools today, I was asked by several about the cold front coming later today and possible impact on school tomorrow. The National Weather Service has issued a windchill Advisory, which predicts the "real-feel" could drop to -25 degrees. In the past we've delayed or cancelled school for Windchill Warnings, but never for Advisories. A Warning is issued when temperatures fall below -30 degrees. The National Weather Service is NOT predicting temps to fall below -30 degrees so I anticipate our schedule will run normal tomorrow. There is a risk of slick roads and limited visibility in the morning, depending on the amount of snow we receive tonight so we will monitor that closely. In the case of a delay, we will not release early. Based on the National Weather Service, it appears we will be able to run a normal schedule tomorrow. For immediate updates, download the district app, (Solon CSD) and turn on the Notifications.
Solon CSD will be closed on Friday, January 24. Classes are cancelled
Solon CSD will have a 2 hour delay today, Friday, January 24th
Solon CSD will run busses on hard surface roads only on Tuesday, January 21,2020
Today we have both the Spartan Invitational Youth Tourney and the MS Musical. Our wonderful facilities allow us to have both but parking is limited. Be prepared to park at the middle school. #solonstrong
No Home Wrestling Tourney Today #solonstrong
1:00PM Dismissal, Friday, January 17, 2020. The Solon Community School District will dismiss school at 1PM today due to anticipated weather conditions. No after school or evening activities. BASP will close.
Solon CSD Board Meeting, Thursday, January 16th, 5:30PM, 3rd floor board room at central office. If you need accessibility accommodations please contact the central office. Increasing reading achievement through reading volume at the middle school is the Focus on Learning.
For Wednesday, January 15, 2020: Solon CSD has CANCELED classes for today due to icy road conditions. BASO has been canceled as well.
Due to road conditions, buses will use hard surface routes only. Please refer to information about these routes on our Solon CSD web page: https://www.solon.k12.ia.us/o/solon-csd/page/transportation--553
For Wednesday, January 15, 2020: Solon CSD is on a two hour delay. Before and After School is also on a two hour delay. No morning activities.
Students who live past Rosheck Rd and ride bus #14 will be picked up approximately 30 minutes behind schedule this morning (Tuesday, January 14, 2020)
Basketball vs. West Delaware reschedule Monday 1-13 @SolonGBB at West Delaware 5:30/7:00 (girls) @BasketballSolon at Home (boys) Freshman 4:30 Soph 6:00 Varsity 7:30
Solon Boys Basketball at Home and Solon Girls Basketball at West Delaware have been postponed for tonight.
The HS walking track and fitness area will be closed Saturday Jan. 11th and Saturday Jan. 18th due to home tournaments
Solon School Board Meeting today (Thursday, December 19, 5:30PM), at Central Office 3rd floor conference room. Please contact central office if accessibility accommodations are needed.
Coach Smith calls time out with :20 to play. Down by two!
@SolonGBB down by 1 with :30 to go. Let’s do this!
@SolonGBB up by 4 with 6:00 to go.
Solon High School has an opening for a Level 3 program associate. Apply here: https://soloncsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=446
Reminder to Solon Families: The district has a scheduled early release (1:45) for this afternoon, Monday, November 25th due to Lakeview & SIS parent-teacher conferences and district professional development at the middle and high schools.
Come out and support our football team as they head to the Dome for the 3A State Championship game. Line up on Racine Rd, between the HS and Lakeview on Thursday, November 21st @ 2:30 and cheer them on!! #packracine #solonstrong
Here is the link for presale tickets for Solon's Semi-Final Football Game. https://bit.ly/36RrVK0 Use the Promo Code: Spartans
The Veteran's Day Assembly scheduled at the High School for this morning, November 11, will be postponed until tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12.
Semi-finals State playoff game, Thursday, November 14, 8:30PM kickoff, UNI Dome Cedar Falls. Solon vs Sergeant Bluff Luton
It's GAMEDAY! Pack the Stadium Solon vs. Pella 7pm Gates open at 6pm $8.00 (please have exact change)
Quarterfinal Playoff Football Game Solon vs. Pella at Spartan Stadium Friday Oct. 8th @ 7pm $8 exact change will have express lines! #solonstrong
Solon vs. Liberty 7pm Kickoff Gates open at 6pm Tonight is a BLACKOUT!!!! $8.00 Admission for all (no passes) -Please have exact change to help expedite the line
@SolonCSD is launching a new website with full access beginning Friday, November 1st. Check out our video message from Dr. Eidahl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5B_KNyHN7U&disable_polymer=true
Playoff Football Game Friday Night 7pm Solon vs. Liberty $8.00 Admission for all We will have a pass gate for exact change only. This will be the fastest way to get in the game. #solonstrong