RE: Conditions for Learning Survey
Dear Parent, Guardian, or other Legally Responsible Adult:
The North Butler Community School District is getting ready to administer an annual school climate and culture survey called Conditions for Learning to all students in grades 3 through 12. This survey administration is required by the state’s plan to meet a federal law called the Every Student Succeeds Act. Grades 3-12 will administer the survey on April 22nd, 2022.
All Iowa public school districts will use the Conditions for Learning Survey to improve safety, student engagement, and the overall learning environment so that all Iowa students have optimum conditions for learning. Our work to improve safety, student engagement, and the overall learning environment will have a lasting impact on the future.
Iowa measures conditions for learning by asking the real experts each year – STUDENTS. This is their chance to make their voice heard, and we intend to listen. Studies have shown this work matters. Improving skills such as problem-solving, conflict resolution, and working with other people in a group has led to double-digit increases on achievement test scores, improved classroom behavior, and improved attitudes.
All public schools in Iowa will use the statewide online Survey to assess the Conditions for Learning in their school grades 3 - 12. Each school will receive data at the building level annually in the fall to support the alignment of professional development with the identified needs of students.
We will ask your child to simply fill out the confidential Survey. The Survey will focus on issues ranging from student safety to positive student relationships, to school rules and how they are enforced. A high rate of participation by students in completing the Conditions for Learning Survey is important for obtaining the most complete school climate data for our school. It is critical that you communicate to your students that this is their chance to be heard and to be part of the effort to improve conditions for learning at their school.
Previews of the surveys (3-5 & 6-12) are available upon request.
Link to the written refusal form if you do not want your child/children to participate in completing the Survey.
From April 1-29, parents and families of students in preschool through grade 12 will also have the opportunity to participate in the Parent Conditions for Learning Survey. The Survey contains similar items to those on the Student Survey, focusing on areas that range from student safety, to positive adult and student relationships, to school rules and how they are enforced.
The Parent Survey, which is available in English and Spanish, will be accessible to parents or families online from April 1-29. Participation in the Survey is encouraged, but it is completely voluntary, and all questions are optional to answer. A copy of the items on the Survey is available by request. The end of the Survey also asks a few questions which the Department of Education must collect as required to report under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Responses to the Parent Survey are confidential and the results are completely anonymous. No names are recorded, and no identifying information is attached to specific responses. The results of the Survey will be provided back to the school to be used with the Student Survey results for identifying areas of strengths, and areas for improvement.
Thank you for your involvement in North Butler Community Schools to improve conditions for learning here and throughout the state. A link to an overview of the Survey and link to the Survey is included (Click on “Link” to access the Parent, Guardian, or other Legally Responsible Adult survey.)
Please let us know if you have any questions.
North Butler Superintendent
North Butler Jr./Sr. High School Principal
North Butler Elementary Principal
The time is here to plan for preschool next year!
Please click the links below to read more information and sign your child up for either 3-year-old Preschool or 4-year-old Preschool!
3-year-old Preschool: https://forms.gle/QCsdd8Dn4ihbwzzA9
4-year-old Preschool: https://forms.gle/QS5UpvRuLvxnUS969
As always, please call our office at 319-267-2212 with any questions.
Welcome to North Butler!
The North Butler Booster Club is selling apparel through Iowa Sports Supply!
This site has no closing date and items will change throughout the year. Items will be shipped directly to your home or may be picked up at Iowa Sports Supply. Follow the link below (or found in the Quick Links section of this website's Homepage) to view and order. You can also go to Iowa Sports supply's website and click view store and find NB apparel.
The Booster Club thanks you for your order!
Building Specific Information
Aug. 23: Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences/Jr-Sr High
Aug. 24: First day of class for K-12 students
NB is now participating in Skip the Trip. This allows students to test that is required to obtain a driver’s instruction permit right here at NB instead of making the trip to an Iowa DOT or local county treasurer’s office to complete the test. This allows students to take the test in a familiar and comfortable environment and saves parents and students time away from school by potentially reducing the number of trips to the DOT or courthouse. Students can see Mrs. Lamborn to schedule a time to take the test.
To be eligible, a student must be enrolled with a participating school or agency, be 14 years old or older and cannot currently hold an Iowa instruction permit.
Students who pass the knowledge test at their school will be sent an email verifying their passing results which can be taken to any county or state location in Iowa that issues driver’s licenses along with other required documentation to prove their identity.
See more information at: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/skip-the-trip.