District News

  • Community Invited to Second Town Hall Meeting on March 2nd

    Members of the school district community are invited to attend the Town Hall meeting in person at Kirn Middle School on March 2, from 6:00-7:00 pm. During the meeting, participants will have the opportunity to learn about progress made on the district's Strategic Goals, hear about the feedback received during a recent ThoughtExchange survey, and ask questions about the goals and future plans. Masks and social distancing will be required.

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  • District Seeks Input on Strategic Goals

    All parents, staff members and community members are invited to participate in an interactive online ThoughtExchange now through February 1st. Feedback will be used to update or set new Strategic Goals for the next five years.

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  • Students Return to Onsite Learning on January 4, 2021

    The Council Bluffs Schools shifted to the Onsite Phase of our Return to Learn Plan on January 4, 2021. In this phase, students who are not enrolled in the Virtual Academy attend school five days per week, rather than 2-3 days per week in the Hybrid Phase. Mondays will continue to be early release days for students.

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  • Thomas Jefferson High School teacher named to state Computer Science Work Group

    Thomas Jefferson High School teacher Denise Hoag, has been named to the state Computer Science Work Group, where she will help make recommendations on computer science instruction.

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  • District Posts Weekly Updates on COVID-19 Dashboard

    The Council Bluffs Community School District updates data on a weekly basis to keep the school communty informed of statistics related to COVID-19. Data points include the Pottawattamie County 14-average positivity rate among those who get a COVID-19 test, the current number of student and staff cases, and the number of COVID-19 related absences among all staff and all onsite students.

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  • Students To Return Five Days per Week following Winter Break

    Superintendent Dr. Vickie Murillo has announced that we will be making a change to our schedule when we return to school on January 4th. Based upon a review of current data, recent guidance from Governor Reynolds and the CDC, as well as conversations with the Board of Education and County Health officials, we will return to the Onsite Phase of our Return to Learn Plan on January 4, 2021. In this phase, all students who are not enrolled in the Virtual Academy will attend school five days per week. Mondays will continue to be early release days for students.

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  • Former Tinley School 1953 Time Capsule Contents Revealed

    The time capsule was sealed into the cornerstone of Tinley School on the corner of Avenue G and N. 8th Street in Council Bluffs in 1953. Now, the contents have been revealed! Thanks to the Council Bluffs Public Library and the CB Alumni & Friends Network, many of the items are now on temporary display on the main floor for all to see. History buffs, alumni and former staff at the building may also want to watch the video when the time capsule was opened to reveal the contents.

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  • Students to Follow Hybrid Learning Schedule November 30-December 18

    The Council Bluffs Schools will implement the Hybrid Learning schedule on Monday, November 30 through December 18. This means we will return to the Group 1 and Group 2 schedules that were in place at the beginning of the school year. Group 1 includes stduetns with last names of A-K and Group 2 includes studetns with last names L-Z. Monday, November 30th and December 1st are Group 1 days at school. Group 2 returns in person on Wednesday, December 2nd.

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  • District Designates November 23 and 24 as Remote Learning Days

    The Council Bluffs Community School District has announced temporary changes in the current phase of our Return to Learn Plan. We will shift to the Remote Learning phase for all students on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24, prior to the five-day Thanksgiving break. This means students will be learning from home by accessing Google Classrooms on those two days.

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  • District To Use Thoughtexchange to Seek Input

    Engaging our community in decision-making is integral to our success as a district. Especially in 2020-21, we rely on the collective understanding and creativity of students, families and staff members as we first define and then address the situations we face during the COVID-19 pandemic. We use Thoughtexchange to hear your concerns and ideas and for you to hear the concerns and ideas of one another. Together, we can make a positive difference.

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  • Council Bluffs Community School District Celebrates Teachers by Announcing Very Own Teacher Appreciation Week

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  • Sanders is Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Teacher of the Year

    Wilson Middle School physical education teacher Billy Sanders has been named the 2019-2020 Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) Teacher of the Year.

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  • Parents Given Option to Choose Hybrid or Onsite Learning

    Message from Superintendent Dr. Murillo: After listening and considering many opinions, I have decided that it will be each parent’s decision whether to keep their children in the Hybrid phase, or have their children return to Onsite learning five days per week, beginning on October 12th.

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  • District Keeps Community Informed with COVID-19 Confirmed Case Dashboard

    To keep the school community informed of the number of positive cases among staff members and students in the Council Bluffs Schools., a new dashboard has been added to this website.

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  • AL Sophomore JoAnn Hacker selected as a member of the Statewide Broadband Council

    JoAnn Hacker, a sophomore at Abraham Lincoln High School, and nine other high students from across the state were selected to serve on the Iowa Communications Network’s (ICN) Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council for the 2020-21 school year.

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  • CB Schools Partner on "Together We Can" Campaign to Showcase Benefits of Masks

    The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to partner with the other six Pottawattamie County public school districts to promote the benefits of wearing masks as we begin the school year. Follow social media and share the messages.

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  • District Shares Fall Sports Spectator Guidelines; Invites Fans to Watch Games Online

    The Council Bluffs Community School District has developed guidelines for spectators to meet health and safety guidelines during our Fall Athletic Season. The biggest change for this year will be limitations on the number of fans/spectators allowed at football and volleyball games as well as swim meets at Kirn Pool.

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  • 2020-21 Bus Schedules Now Available (Updated)

    Here are the bus routes for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Children should arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the planned pickup time to ensure that students can arrive to school on time.

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  • School Year to Begin in Hybrid Phase

    Superintendent Dr. Murillo shared at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday her decision to begin our Council Bluffs Community School District school year in the Hybrid Phase. With fewer students in school on a daily basis, and layers of health and safety measures in place, our goal is to safely reopen our schools and keep them open.

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  • Digital Preschool Screenings for 2020-21 School Year

    The Council Bluffs Community School District will offer families of children three or four years of age on or before September 15, 2020, the opportunity to be digitally screened for placement into our preschool programs for the 2020-21 school year. The digital screening window will be open from Monday, July 27 through Friday, August 7.

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