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PRELIMINARY SNOW MAKE-UP DATES

Mark your calendars! As of today, we have a total of 9 school days impacted (four cancellations, 3 delays, and two early dismissals) due to inclement weather. I want to provide staff and parents with information regarding snow make-up days as quickly as possible. Click title to read more. . . .
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2019 Carlisle Athletic Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members

The Carlisle high school athletic department’s hall of fame induction ceremony will be Friday, Jan. 25. Inductees will be honored between the girls and boys basketball games that evening, which begin at 6 p.m. The ceremony will commence at approximately 7:15 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Selected to the fifth hall of fame class are Deena Chipp Swyers (’89), Todd Isley (‘90) and the 1996 state championship softball team.
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2019-20 Proposed District Calendar

The district calendar committee, comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators have met to review school calendar options for the district. Due to the Iowa Code on school start time, the 2019-20 district calendar mirrors this year’s calendar.
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Carlisle to Offer Seal of Biliteracy

Carlisle will begin offering the Seal of Biliteracy to students. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a district to recognize students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English, by high school graduation. Students will be awarded the Seal based on an ACT score of 18 or above and an AP Spanish test score of 3 or above.
The Seal of Biliteracy will serve as a way for Carlisle High School students to highlight their proficiency in two languages as they apply for college and jobs beyond
high school.
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DISTRICT WIDE SCHOOL SAFETY DRILLS

As part of our ongoing goal to provide the safest school environment for our children, Carlisle Schools have completed projects to upgrade our security in each building by adding secured entrances, training the staff on A.L.I.C.E. protocol, upgrading the security camera systems and always working to build relationships with the students and their parents.

On Thursday, October 25, we will conduct a district-wide (PK-12) an active intruder A.L.I.C.E Drill. The drill is designed to check for preparedness and to introduce students to the A.L.I.C.E protocol during a live intruder event. The district is collaborating with the Carlisle Police Department for the A.L.I.C.E drill.
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WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JUULING

In an effort to keep our students safe and to make you aware of potentially hazardous trends and behaviors among today’s adolescents, we are sending you this information. One of those new trends is called ‘Juuling.’ Juuling is a discrete form of vaping that has potentially long-term negative health effects.
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Important District Transportation News: BUS ROUTES HAVE CHANGED

Read this information if you are anticipating that your child will ride the bus to and/or from school this year. Letters were mailed last week regarding the new routes. If you have not received a letter regarding your child's new bus route or talked to the transportation department about your route, please contact the Transportation Department at 515-989-5315 or 515-989-5301 by Friday, August 17.
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