Our Mission Statement:

"Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District will provide a
quality education in which students become lifelong collaborative
learners and innovative problem solvers in a global society."

 

WELCOME!   

 

 

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We are down to the last few days before school starts on Thursday, August 23rd

Meet the Teacher Night will be held at ALL elementaries tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 21st.

Eddyville Elementary - 4-5:30 pm

Blakesburg Elementary - 5-6 pm

Fremont Elementary - 5-6 pm

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A reminder:

Please take note of the following change to the 2018-2019 school 
calendar: 
The first day of school has changed. 
August 22nd will be a Staff Development Day 
August 23rd will be the First Day for Students.  It will be an early out, 1:00 dismissal. 

Friday, August 24th is a full day.  

Preschool WILL attend school on August 23rd.

Preschool WILL NOT attend school on August 24th, August 27th, and August 31st.

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Welcome to another great school year! We hope you had a relaxing 
summer. At the Bus Garage, we are busy creating our routes.  Bus drivers 
will contact bus families, with estimated arrival times, before the 
first day of school.  As we start to get ready, I would like to take a 
moment to review important transportation information: 

Who do I call? 
Morning Pickup changes - If your student will not be riding, please notify your bus driver or call the Transportation Dept. at: 641.969.4248 
Afternoon dismissal changes - Please contact your building secretary at least one hour before school dismissal. 
Open Enrolled families: A responsible person must be at the pick-up and drop-off location daily. Open enrolled students WILL NOT be left alone at the open enrollment bus stops. If you are questioning whether you will make it to the stop in time, please call the Transportation Dept. so we can contact your child’s driver.  
Lost Items - please contact your bus driver or building secretary. 

As the weather changes: We live in Iowa - that means that the weather can change very quickly, please remember the following: 

  1. Arrive at the stop a minimum of 5 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

  2.  Give the bus 15 minutes past drop off time before calling your building secretary or Transportation Dept. 

  3. Make sure your child has dressed appropriately for the weather if they have to wait outside or walk any distance.

  4. Inclement weather delays will be sent to families via the ALL CALL system, text, email, social media, local radio and television stations.  Please watch for these changes.


When at the schools:  

Please remember to not park in the designated bus loading zones. When we 
cannot pull our buses into those zones, we cannot drop off and pick up 
students.  Even if you think you will only be a moment, please park in 
the vehicle parking lots. Thank you!  

EBF Transportation Director 
David Keeton

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Eddyville Elementary Transportation Update ( Changes for the 2018-19 school year) 
-Submitted by Transportation Director David Keeton and building Principal Jil Nelson 

We are happy to report that using the Parent Pick up lane(AK Ave.) in conjunction with the bus lane in front of the building is working very well,  however; we have heard the concern with the wait time in the pick up lane and are making a slight change to accommodate that concern. 

We want to continue to put our preschoolers into cars in the pick up lane for dismissal.  This is the safest way to make sure they get where they need to be. This year, we will dismiss our pick up lane kids BEFORE the bus kiddos  If you are picking up your students from the elementary, please plan to arrive between 3-3:05.   Please be careful when leaving the pick up lane once you have your child(ren.)  I know many of you are in hurry- but safety for our students and staff is priority. 

Our hope is to have our pick up lane emptied before the buses arrive around 3:12pm.  If you are not able to get out of the pick up lane before the buses arrive, you’ll have to wait until after our buses have loaded and left the building.  Buses will arrive around 3:12 and leave around 3:17pm. We will also have our students who walk home leave the building around 3:12 as well. This will be important as we will have a crossing guard for those walkers to ensure safe crossing of the pick up lane. 

Our student’s safety is our main concern when we consider these procedures.  We also need to ensure that our school day follows our set hours we are required to be here.  
Helpful thoughts: 
Any remaining cars in the pick up lane will be able to leave AK Ave. once buses pull away.  Please stay in your car and allow staff to help little ones if needed. This will allow cars to move smoothly once students are loaded.  Remember to parallel park in the right lane and move into the left lane to exit down the street. If possible, pull as far forward to parallel park in order to use all our parking spots.

I want to thank you for your feedback and understanding. We will give this a try. Thanks for your patience in the process!

Mrs. Nelson 

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Check out the Calendar of Events (located at the top of website)

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