Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open! Visit the registration webpage for full details!
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Need help registering your student?
Looking for a job in an amazing school district?
We are hitting the road and bringing the district to you!
Visit our registration and human resources teams at one of our stops throughout the community from Monday, July 26, through Tuesday, August 3.
At each stop:
- Our registration team will be on hand to assist families in completing online registration for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
- Our human resources team will take applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews for a variety of district jobs, including paraprofessional, transportation and food/nutrition positions.
- Computers with internet access will be provided – and we even have a few treats in store!
- NOTE: A Marshallese interpreter will be available at each stop.
Join us at one of the following times:
Monday, July 26, from 1-3 p.m.
Bee Branch (in the parking lot near the 22nd street bridge)
Tuesday, July 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dubuque County Fair (Admission to the Dubuque County Fair is FREE this day!)
Wednesday, July 28, from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, July 29, from 9-11 a.m.
Friday, July 30, from 1-3 p.m.
Monday, August 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you!
We are pleased to live stream the 2021 graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 29.
Hempstead High School’s ceremony begins at 3 p.m.
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Dubuque Senior High School’s ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
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The ceremony will also be recorded and posted next week to the district’s official YouTube page at www.youtube.com/dbqschools.
The Dubuque Community School District has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
This is the fourth consecutive year the district has received the honor.
Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
To qualify for the Best Communities designation, the district answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
“The district has long recognized the value of music education in our schools, and music remains an integral part of our curricular and extracurricular offerings,” said Stan Rheingans, superintendent of schools. “Our district commitment is underscored by tremendous partnerships throughout our community that support our work to expose students to music education. This honor is truly a community honor.”
About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.
We are pleased to present the 2021 Dubuque-Area K-12 Virtual Art Exhibition, a way to highlight student work in a year that makes in unable to do so in person.
The exhibit features the ability to virtually walk through a curated gallery of work — and we hope you’ll enjoy immersing yourself in the exhibit as the vision of these talented student artists comes to life.
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2021,
In just a few short months, your student in the Class of 2021 will walk across the stage to receive their Dubuque Community School District diploma – proudly becoming a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School or Hempstead High School.
While we continue to move closer to normal, we will again make adjustments to this year’s graduation ceremony to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for our students and their families.
- The most significant change is that the ceremony will be held outdoors at Dalzell Field in order to provide additional capacity while also allowing for appropriate physical distancing.
- As scheduled, graduation will be held on Saturday, May 29, and we will use Sunday, May 30, as a rain date should weather present an issue on Saturday.
- Dubuque Senior High School’s ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and Hempstead High School’s ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.
- Based on the capacity of Dalzell Field, each graduate may receive up to eight (8) tickets. WATCH YOUR EMAIL IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS FOR TICKET RESERVATION DETAILS.
- We will again livestream the graduation ceremonies for family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony in person.
Additional details about logistics, safety protocols and ticketing will be shared as our graduation planning continues.
We are excited to be able to hold an in-person celebration of the Class of 2021. Best wishes as your student completes the remainder of their senior year!
Superintendent of Schools
The Dubuque Community School District has released draft calendars for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years.
The online feedback form for these draft calendars is now closed.
The district Board of Education will host a public hearing about the calendar on Monday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Forum, 2300 Chaney Road.
Dear Students and Families of the Class of 2020,
We are pleased to share that we plan to move forward with holding graduation on Saturday, June 27, at Dalzell Field, pending any significant changes to the COVID-19 situation in our area.
Hempstead’s graduation will be at 10 a.m. and Dubuque Senior’s will be at 3 p.m. Due to social distancing measures in place, each graduate will be limited to four (4) tickets for family members/friends, who will be required to sit together at the event.
INFORMATION ABOUT TICKET PICK-UP WILL BE FORTHCOMING.
While we know that limiting the number of tickets is not ideal, doing so will allow us to hold the celebration in person.
The event will also be live-streamed for family and friends unable to attend. Information about accessing the live stream will also be forthcoming.
Last week, the district met with public health officials to ensure that we are putting proper safety plans in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread. In accordance with public health guidelines, we suggest that older individuals and especially those with underlying health conditions not attend.
Complete safety protocols as well as door opening times and arrival procedures will be shared with families prior to the event. We understand that not everyone will feel comfortable attending the ceremony, and we respect that decision. We will still read the names of each graduate in the class of 2020 regardless of whether or not the student attends.
Again, additional details will follow. We are excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a few short weeks!
Here are the latest updates from the Dubuque Community School District:
WEEK 10 ELEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES NOW POSTED
Week 10 of educational materials developed by the district’s Educational Support Team are now available on our EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES WEBPAGE. This week’s resources again include Suggested Learning Resources + Activities, a Social Emotional Learning Guide, and a variety of Student Handouts and Worksheets.
As a reminder, the district’s team has worked to be sure these resources meet the needs of learners across grade levels and of all abilities. Activities not marked with a specific grade level can be used by a wide range of students – look in the accommodations section of the resources for tips on making the learning accessible to your student!
This will be the final elementary educational resources packet for the school year. Printed copies of these packets will be available at meal delivery sites on Friday, May 29.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADING
At the conclusion of the scheduled school year, middle school students and families will receive report cards that include grades for trimesters one and two. Because learning occurring after the school closure was ungraded, third trimester courses will show a grade of “Ex” to indicate that the class was excused due to the closure.
Families with additional questions can reach out to their school directly.