(641) 637-4187 2163 135th Street, New Sharon, IA 50207


School Closure For Global Pandemic COVID-19 FAQs

Will activities be taking place?
(track, FFA, speech, softball/baseball, musical )

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association put out the following release today.  Based on this release, in-person contact between coaches/administrators and student-athletes is prohibited at this time.  

All facilities (this includes the track, weight room, gyms and ball fields) will be closed through April 13th.  

Students with Disabilities

The Iowa Department of Education along with the U.S. Department of Education has put out this guidance for schools to follow around students with disabilities, it is as listed below:

  • Schools Closed and No Services Provided.  If a school district closes its schools to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19, and does not provide any educational services to the general student population, then it would not be required to provide services to students with disabilities during that same period of time.  

Will Prom still happen?

If the CDC guidelines remain in place, prom will need to be rescheduled.  We will do our best to make a final decision on rescheduling by April 6th.   

Will Graduation still happen?

If the CDC guidelines remain in place, we will proceed with graduation as scheduled. If guidelines change we will do our best to make a decision by May 11th.

When will ISASP take place? 

The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress has been postponed until 2020-2021 school year by the Iowa Department of Education.

Will school lunches still be available?

The school is offering breakfast and lunch to students. For meals to be delivered please sign up through the following link:  Meal Sign Up Form

For Meals for Friday, March 20 children must be signed up by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.  Parents must sign up for meals on a weekly basis.  

  • Meals for the week of March 23:  Parents must sign up by Sunday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Meals for the week of March 30:  Parents must sign up by Sunday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Meals for the week of April 6:  Parents must sign up by Sunday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m.

REMEMBER TO sign up each week.  

These meals will be delivered as a grab and go style.  Please remember to practice social distancing during the distribution of meals.  

We will plan to drop meals at the following locations:

  • Lacey Church at 11:15 – Matt VanUtrect will deliver 
  • New Sharon City Park Shelter at 11:30 – Angela Livezey & Amber Goemaat will deliver 
  • Russell Wildlife pick up at 11:30 – Kevin Kelderman will deliver 
  • Barnes City post office at 12:00 – Nancy Dunnick will deliver 
  • Taintor Church at 12:00.  – Steve Ehret will deliver 


Meal Drop Dates:

Breakfast and Lunch and will be delivered together on these dates:

  • Friday, March 20, 
  • Monday, March 23
  • Monday, March 30
  • Monday, April 6

Will students have to make up the time missed?

The state has communicated they are not requiring the missed school days due the global pandemic to be made up.  

Will the senior class trip happen?

Due to the global pandemic, it is unlikely the senior class trip will happen.  Should restrictions from the Center for Disease Control change, we will reconsider.  

Will college classes continue and how do I attend?

Your Online Courses will continue on schedule

From Matt Thompson, Executive VP of IHCC: “We know that many of our students need concurrent enrollment coursework to meet high school graduation requirements. We take our responsibility to deliver education to our students seriously and understand they need us to help them qualify for graduation and remain eligible for future student activities and athletics. We are working to communicate with all students how operations will continue during this turbulent time. Communication has been sent to all students to inform them of our current efforts to keep them safe and continue to deliver high-quality education. Additional communication from instructors will be coming to your students. Today, academic administrators at IHCC have been working to develop alternative pathways for all students including our significant high school concurrent enrollment population.”

Welding & Construction Academies

“We are evaluating competency-based educational opportunities for a number of our additional academies including welding, automotive/diesel, and construction academies.” More information on these academies to come. 


What happens if I have questions about scholarships or college applications?

Please contact Mrs. Radcliffe regarding your questions.  She will be available through email and will connect with you 

If I have a question for my teacher or the school, how can I contact them?

Please email your child’s teacher directly.  You can access their email address on the school website.