School is CLOSED until further notice.

The Governor recently announced that she is recommending a four week closure of all schools in Iowa. We will follow her recommendation. Effective Monday, March 16, Western Dubuque Schools will be closed until further notice.

Coronavirus Information Updates

Western Dubuque Community School District
Address: 310 4th St. SW, PO Box 68 | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3885
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Coronavirus Information & Updates
Ongoing updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our District's plan in dealing with this pandemic will continue to be posted in this section of our district website.

General Questions
Rick Colpitts, Superintendent
General Education Questions
Kelly Simon, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Special Education Questions
Vicky Coyle, Director of Special Education

March 27, 2020
As we finish up week two of our school closure, I wanted to reach out to our families with some important information. Currently, schools across the state are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 13. Our current school calendar does not allow for us to start school that day because April 13th is a day of spring break, and April 14th is a teacher professional learning day. That means students would not return to school until April 15th and that does not make sense to me. So, I will be recommending a change to our school calendar which will make April 13 and 14 student attendance days.
March 23, 2020
Parents of WDCSD:
As a district, please be reminded we are not leaving you in a lurch when it comes to the education of your child. The direction we are taking is to continue to provide you with an ever-growing list of choices, suggestions, and resources via The Hub (District home page > look under the slide show > click the orange HUB button). 
March 20, 2020
We know the Federal Guidelines that require us to only serve our lunches out of communities that meet those requirements causes hardship on families who do not live in those communities. By working with multiple partnerships outside of the school district, we have been able to secure more locations for bagged lunches.
March 18, 2020
It’s day three of our four-week school closure and we continue to receive many questions from parents and students each day. We are doing our best to get you the answers to these questions, but some of them simply can’t be answered at this time. We will continue monitoring this situation and share all pertinent information with our families in a timely manner.
March 17, 2020
As we continue to move through this new challenge, there are a few questions that have come up multiple times. Since these are frequently asked questions, we felt we should share this information with everyone.
March 16, 2020
Families of Western Dubuque Community School District:

As we navigate these uncharted waters together, there are so many questions that are unanswered. With very little new information from our governing institutions, we appreciate your patience with us as we continue planning what is best for our district. We understand the closure of schools puts many of you in hardship, and we ask for your understanding and ability to give grace to make sure our decisions are supported from the larger system we adhere to.
March 15, 2020

The Governor recently announced that she is recommending a four week closure of all schools in Iowa. We will follow her recommendation. Effective Monday, March 16, Western Dubuque Schools will be closed until further notice.
March 13, 2020
Dear Families:

The district wanted to provide the community with an update regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our district's plan in dealing with this pandemic. The safety of our students, staff, and community is our top priority and all decisions that are made are based on this goal.
March 10, 2020
Dear Families:

As you know, there has been increasing attention and media coverage regarding the coronavirus (specifically the COVID-19 strain of the virus). This new strain of coronavirus is believed to spread mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

As a district, we are operating in a state of preparedness and are in regular communication with the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as Dubuque County Health Department to be sure we are informed on the latest developments.
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