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    School Improvement Advisory Committee


    School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) members have many roles that serve the district. Among those roles are the following:

    1. Provide recommendations to the board on Annual Improvement Goals for the district in reading, math, and science
    2. Review information from the five year needs assessment and make recommendations for action.
    3. Gain a further understanding of the direction of the school district’s vision and directions
    4. Communicate with our community by asking questions about initiatives and explaining the answers to community members
    5. Ask for community feedback on issues that are being considered by the board.
    6. Provide a pulse for community opinion on different issues
    7. Interpet achievement data on progress toward district goals
    8. Review the Affirmative Action goals for the district and help to assure equity for students and employees


    As much as possible, membership on the School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) is a cross-section of the community and reflect its diversity in terms of socio-economic status, racial and ethnic groups, gender, disability status, age, local businesses, and agencies. Committee members also represent parents, teachers and administrators from each school building in the district. The Middle School and High School buildings are also represented by students. All committee members are approved annually by the school board.


    Recommendations for new members are taken annually. Recommended members are contacted to ask them to serve on the committee.  If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Paula Wright, Superintendent (641) 774-5967.


    SIAC meetings are open to any community members to attend as observers. As a board appointed committee, anyone present at a meeting is an observer and not a participant. Any communication about meeting topics by observers can be arranged with an administrator or brought up during the public comment time of regular school board meetings.


    Meeting will be held 3 times during the school year.  The meeting schedule for 2016-2017 is as follows:

    October 11, 2016 5:30-7:00 Community Center    
    January 10, 2017 5:30-7:00 Community Center    
    April 11, 2017 5:30-7:00 Community Center    


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    Back To School Night

    The schools will be open and staff will be on hand to greet students on August 22.  This is the perfect opportunity to unpack the backpack  and help reduce the first day jitters. 

    See you on Monday, August 22nd!

    Freshman Orientation—Johnson Auditorium 6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

    High School - 6:30 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.

    Middle School— 6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

    Van Allen Elementary—5:30 p.m.— 7:00 p.m.

    Columbus  Elementary—5:00—6:30 p.m.

    Preschool—5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.



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    2016-2017 School Supply Lists

    SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS - 2016-2017

    You will find the list for back-to-school supplies HERE.  Students are encouraged to start the year with the listed supplies.  Most supplies will last the entire year.  Others, such as pencils, may need to be replenished throughout the year.  There are many businesses in our district that have the lists available and will help your child with their "back-to-school" shopping.  Name brands are not a necessity - all brands are acceptable. Please support our local businesses and "shop local".  If you have any specific questions regarding supplies, please contact the building principal or your teacher.


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    Registration 2016-2017


    All Students - Grades PK-12

    Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    High School Cafeteria, 501 North Grand


    Please be prepared to pay the following fees at registration:

    High School Fees:  Pay at Registration

    Textbook Fee (family maximum - $150.00)     $30.00

    Technology Fee (family maximum - $50.00)    $30.00

    Middle School Fees:  Pay at Registration

    Textbook Fee (family maximum - $150.00)     $30.00

    Technology Fee (family maximum - $50.00)    $30.00

    Band Fees:

    Will be handled individually with the teacher

    Elementary School Fees:  Pay at Registration

    Textbook Fee  (family maximum - $150.00)    $20.00

    Athletic Activity Tickets (optional)           $35.00

    Lunch Prices:

    Lunch - K-12...............................................$2.55

    Breakfast................................................... $1.70

    Extra Milk...................................................$  .45

    Morning Milk - K-5 per semester............. $32.00


    Make checks payable to Chariton Schools

    The Free and Reduced Lunch Applications will be included in the July/August Newsletter. You must apply for Free and Reduced lunches annually.   Please bring the completed forms to registration. The food service department will begin serving lunches, breakfast, salad bar and morning milk on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 23, 2016.


    The Elementary and Middle Schools have a complete program PK-8 accredited by the State Department of Education, with special services in Physical Education, Music, Title I Reading and Special Education.  Chariton High School is also accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and offers over one hundred twenty-five coursesfor student selection.


    Tracy Hall          High School, Grades 9-12

    Tim Milledge     High School Asst. Prin./A. D., Grades 7-12

    Joe Ortega        Middle School, Grades 6-8

    Jared Power      Van Allen Elementary, Grades 3-5

    Jamie Cranston Columbus Elementary, Grades PK-2

    Kindergarten children must be 5 years old and pre-school children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 15.  Physical exams and immunization cards should be sent to the student’s school before the start of school.  Verification of birthdate (birth certificate) is required before kindergarten/pre-school entrance.  Please bring your child’s Social Security Card to registration.

    The Chariton Community School District will operate an all day, every day, kindergarten program for the 2016-2017 school year.  Pre-school will operate on a half day/4 day per week program.















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    Infinite Campus Mobile Portal for Parents

    Infinite Campus (CCSD Student Information System) is now available to all parents and students as a mobile app.  Parents and students can now access their Campus Portal information on Android and iOS devices using the Campus Mobile Portal app. 

    Follow the MOBILE APP DIRECTIONS to download the app today!  If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact your building administrator.

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