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Keep Up With What's Happening at School

Parents and supporters of CAL, now you can keep up with what'™s happening at our school anywhere, anytime, right from your smart phone with SchoolWay (formerly School Connect).  SchoolWay is a free mobile app that enables you to stay connected to your student'™s school and have school information sent directly to you, wherever and . . .

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School Board Recognition Month

CAL Recognizes Leaders During School Board Recognition Month.   As citizen leaders, school board members face complex and demanding challenges.  Yet few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board . . . read more


PCL at CAL Elementary CAL Elementary has a partnership with the  University of Northern Iowa’s Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy .  Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) is a model of school . . . read more

Summer School

2015 Summer School   -Starts  June 8  and ends  June 25 .  -Monday through Thursday each week 8-12. -Registration materials will be sent home soon.   -Registration forms must be . . . read more

Summer Bike Camp for Special Needs Students

Hello,  My name is Katie Cook and I am contacting you to share some information about a program that I am helping to plan and host for this summer in Ames. It is a camp that teaches people with special needs how to ride a . . . read more

2nd Semester Bus Routes (2015)

The new bus routes will start Monday, January 5th.  Copies are available in the office or you can download the file  2015 Bus Route Schedule read more

CAL Receives Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant

125 School Districts Chosen for Teacher Leadership System   Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the next group of school districts chosen to launch local teacher leadership plans . . . read more

Dept. of Ed Offers Parent Website

(From the Iowa Dept. of Education Website) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck has launched  IowaCore.gov , a new website created to increase public understanding of the Iowa Core standards and to help educators put . . . read more

SchoolWay and Weather Announcements

We are a weather aware school and use SchoolWay as one way to notify our community of weather related announcements. If you have not had a chance to download the free app from the app store, do it today! You will receive instant push . . . read more

Notice of Adequate Yearly Progress and School Choice Options

Please click  here  to download the .pdf version of the SINA letter submitted to the community by Mr. Widen.   Please click  here  to download the Spanish .pdf version of the SINA letter submitted to the . . . read more

Summer Food Service Program

The CAL Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, . . . read more

How to Get School Connect Notifications Without a Smart Phone

To set things up to receive School Connect messages from teacher(s) and the school, follow the procedure below (It's not hard, I know you can do it!) 1. Go to  http://www.schoolconnectservices.com/ and click on the web app icon in . . . read more

Two New Email Distribution Lists Added

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CAL CSD now has two new email distribution sections in addition to the Daily Announcements and the CAL-O-Gram that you can subscribe to.  The two new sections are called, CAL Notifications and Month Ahead.  We will be using these . . . read more

Wondering if CAL has School Due to Bad Weather?

Tune in to these stations.

Inclement Weather Delays or Closings   The Following Radio and TV Stations will broadcast CAL school delays and closing information.  Any time we cancel or delay school, it will also include St. Paul’s School and . . . read more

Iowa School Alerts Web Site

School Alerts is a free, easy-to-use program that is simply the result of finding an answer to a common problem: When school needs to be closed, how do we easily notify everyone who needs to know? When schools need to dismiss . . . read more

Social Networking Sites: A Parent's Guide

"It's 10 p.m.  Do you know where your children are?" Remember that phrase from your own childhood?  It's still a valid question, but now, it comes with a twist:  "Do you know where your kids are - and who they're talking . . . read more

Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens

You've probably learned a long list of important safety and privacy lessons already:  Look both ways before crossing the street; buckle up; hide your diary where your nosy brother can't find it; don't talk to strangers. The Federal . . . read more

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CAL Community School District1441 Gull Ave.Latimer, IA  50452

Phone: 641-579-6087Fax: 641-579-6408

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