Back to School Busing Ride-A-Long

The Transportation Department would like to invite all incoming kindergarten and 1st grade students and their families to attend the “Back to School Busing Ride-A-Long” portion of Open House on Monday August 21st 2017.

Your attendance at this event is not required, but “strongly recommended” so your child can be better acclimated to the busing procedures and meet their bus driver prior to the first day of school.

CLICK HERE for more details regarding Monday’s bus ride-a-long.

City of Cedar Rapids Roundabout Now Open

The Cedar Rapids roundabout project is now open.  Construction of the new roundabout outside of Prairie Point Middle School on Kirkwood Blvd finished ahead of schedule. You have the opportunity to drive through it before school starts to become familiar with the layout.

Parents will have opportunities to visit Cedar Rapids staff regarding the new roundabout. A City team will be available at the following parent open houses to help answer questions or provide material on the new roundabout.

  • Thursday, August 17 at Prairie Creek Intermediate from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Monday, August 21 at Prairie Point Middle School from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The City is also hosting a Mobile Open House on Friday, August 18 from ​2:00 – 4:00 pm. Staff will be available in the parking lot just west of Prairei Point Middle School and the Kirkwood Blvd intersection.  You can drive around with City staff or swing by to ask questions.

There will be a transition period as everyone gets used to the new intersection. Please be patient and anticipate delays the first few weeks of school.

Renderings and additional resources can be found on the City of Cedar Rapids website: www.CityofCR.com/roundabouts.

Important Student Busing Information Reminder

 

​Parents:

Your child’s busing information for the 2017-2018 school year is now available on-line. Please utilize Campus Portal and your username and password for viewing your child’s busing information.

A letter was mailed out on July 15 to all families containing your username and detailed instructions on how to view your busing information.  You will NOT be receiving busing information on the yellow postcards as we have done in the past. You must use the Campus Portal in combination with your username and password to view busing information.

Please do not wait until the last minute to attempt to vie your busing; the information is available now so please view it at your earliest convenience.

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to use the Campus Portal to access your busing information.

* Please note, the RESET YOUR PASSWORD feature is not working properly. If you need to reset or establish a password, please contact the Technology, Transportation, or your child’s individual school.

Keep in mind you must select each of your children separately to view their individual busing information. Students who receive specialized transportation on a lift bus or van, your routing information has been entered on August 11 in the Campus Portal.

Phone Listing:
High School: 848-5340
Point Middle School: 848-5500
Creek Intermediate: 848-5310
Crest Elementary: 848-5280
Heights Elementary: 848-5230
Hill Elementary: 848-5330
Ridge Elementary: 848-5100
View Elementary: 848-5260
Transportation Department: 848-5204
Technology Department: 848-5240

August 2017 Construction Central Update

It continues to be a busy construction summer on the Prairie campus during Phase I of the construction project. Phase I includes construction includes a cafeteria, science wing, band and choir rooms, varsity locker room and concessions.

There continues to be a lot discussions and coordination between the contractor, architects and College Community regarding safety, security, student and public access as construction enters into the new school year.

Below is a Construction Central update for August 2017 on Phase I construction projects.

CAFETERIA

  • Footings and foundation work has started and will continue for the next four weeks
  • Underground plumbing rough-in work is underway
  • Retaining wall is complete

SCIENCE WING

  • Footing and foundation work will begin next week.
  • Underground plumbing and rough-in work is complete
Science Addition

BAND-CHOIR ADDITIONS

  • Footings are 90% complete – completion scheduled for next week
  • Masonry work on the west side is up to elevation
  • Masonry work continues to the south for the west exterior wall
  • Interior walls for hallways and offices for band is up to elevation
  • Steel work will continue on the north side of the building
Band Addition
Choir Addition

LOCKER/CONCESSIONS ADDITION

  • Footings and foundation work now complete
  • Grading and reinforcement work is complete
  • Floors will be poured this week

TENNIS COURTS & ADDITIONAL PARKING

  • Fencing is complete
  • Courts are completed
  • Parking spaces have been painted
  • Grading work has begun
  • Landscaping work will begin in the fall

Additional Parking

Get Involved in the Prairie Music Association

The Prairie Music Association welcomes all our Prairie Families back to another exciting, musical year at Prairie!!

The Prairie Music Association (PMA) is a non-profit Iowa corporation serving the music programs of the College Community School District in Linn and Johnson counties. PMA provides volunteer and financial support to both vocal and instrumental programs in grades K-12 throughout the district. No other music booster organization in the state supports all grades throughout an entire school district.

We invite all our Prairie Parents K-12 to attend our PMA monthly meetings. This is a great way to get involved in your student’s music activities.  We help organize and run the fall and spring fundraisers, Bands Across the Prairie, Premiere Show Choir Event, Curtain Call, Just Jazz and much more. We have several leadership openings in our PMA committee’s and we have many opportunities throughout the year to help volunteer for our special events mentioned above.  Come to a meeting and see what we are all about!!

Prairie Music Association 2017-2018 Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017        
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017         
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
* No General PMA meeting in December 2017
 Wednesday, February 7, 2018
 Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

* All meetings are at 7 PM in high school band room

Please enter the high school through the Fine Arts entrance – the entrance to the Concert Hall and Theater – signs will be posted to direct you to the band room)

For more information visit www.prairiemusic.com

Join us for Volley-Bowl August 17

Please join us for the 4th annual VOLLEY-BOWL!

Come support the high school volleyball players on Thursday, August 17th in the Prairie High School South Gym as they gear up for their 2017 season!

Admission for the Volley-Bowl: A box of granola bars, fruit snacks, or a bottle of Gatorade

The booster club will be serving a free hot dog and a drink to the first 250 spectators who attend.

Schedule:
5:30-6:15 pm- Freshmen Scrimmage
6:15-7:00 pm- Sophomore Scrimmage
7:00-8:00 pm- JV/Varsity Scrimmage

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE TO KICK OFF AN AMAZING  VOLLEYBALL SEASON!  GO HAWKS!

Prairie Welcomes New Teachers

New teachers arrived on the Prairie campus on Tuesday, August 8 for New Teacher Orientation Week. The new teachers were introduced to district-level staff including our School Board and  Foundation Board Presidents.

The teachers will work with their building administrators, Instructional Coaches, Professional Partners, Induction Coaches, and Curriculum Leads to learn about the district and its initiatives. We are excited to have this talented group of teachers join our Prairie family!


 

 

Parking at Prairie High School for the 2017-2018 School Year

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are excited about the return of students to the Prairie campus. As most of you are aware, there are construction and renovation projects on campus with the majority of work taking place at the high school.

We wanted to make everyone aware of some minor disruptions to parking and traffic at Prairie High School for our students and staff during the next few years. Click here for parking process and guidelines. The information also includes a detailed map.

Thank you for assisting us in ensuring the construction process goes as smoothly as possible.

College Community Schools

Important Busing Information Reminder

Attention Parents, your child’s busing information for the 2017-18 school year is now available on-line.  Please utilize Campus Portal and your username and password for viewing your child’s busing information.

On July 15th we mailed an information letter to all families containing your username and detailed instructions on how to view busing information.

You will NOT be receiving busing information on the yellow postcards as we have done in the past, you must use the Campus Portal in combination with your username and password to view busing information.  Please do not wait until the last minute to attempt to view your busing information; the information is available now so please view it at your earliest convenience.

Click Accessing Busing Information for instructions on how to use the Campus Portal to access busing information.

**Please note, the RESET YOUR PASSWORD feature is not working properly, if you need to reset or establish a password, please contact the Technology Department at 848-5240, the Transportation Department at 848-5204, or your child’s individual school**.

Keep in mind, you must select each of your children separately to view their busing information.

Students who receive specialized transportation on a lift bus or van will not have routing information until the middle of August.  The transportation department with notify these students and families once specialized transportation routing information is available.

Transportation Office: 319-848-5204
Technology Department: 319-848-5240

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