IOWA SCHOOL ALERTS VIA GOV DELIVERY
Midland will use the Iowa School Alerts via Gov Delivery for parent notifications in case of any alterations to the calendar such as school early dismissal or no school. Please follow the instruction below to sign up for new or continued notifications.
How to sign up for Gov Delivery:
Go to the following web address: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/IAEDU4269/subscriber/new
Choose to subscribe via Email or SMS/Text Message from the Subscription Type pull down menu. You may choose to enter a password to access/update this information in the future if you would like. Enter the wireless number (SMS/Text Message) or email address you would like the alert(s) to go to. (Note: You will need to subscribe multiple times for each phone number and/or email address you would like the alerts to be sent to.)
For more information on govdelivery go to https://www.dhs.gov/govdelivery
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that if your son/daughter is involved in activities at Midland that you become acquainted with rSchool and use it! Sign up for the automatic notifications to your cell phone or email, then you will know instantly when a game/activity has been added, postponed or cancelled. Here is the website, as well as easy to follow directions for setting up your account and using the program.
Midland wants to expose our students to technology as we believe that is a life skill they will need. Every student and his/her parent will need to sign a technology policy each year before a laptop is checked out to the student.
Students in grades 6-12 are all assigned a laptop as part of our 1:1 Program, upon turning in appropriate papework (available at registration day or the first day of school). Grades 7-12 can take their laptops home, 6th graders will store theirs in their classroom at school.
Please read the TECHNOLOGY POLICY carefully, discuss it with your child, sign it and return it to the school office at your earliest convenience each year.
If questions, feel free to contact the building principal.
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
Free and reduced lunch program is available to all who qualify. Applicants need to turn the completed application form into the school office. It must then be validated by lunch program secretary at the Oxford Junction center, so please turn it in before the first day of school. You will be notified as to your qualification. If questions, contact Erika Tubbs at 563-488-2292 x 3270.
FAMILY RESOURCES AVAILABLE
We would like you to be aware of some great resources available to help families.
HACAP (Hawkeye Area Community Action Program) has several great programs:
-Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): helps with the cost of heating and cooling your home. This program is for low-income households and the elderly and disabled.
-Weatherization Program (goes along with the LIHEAP program): HACAP will check over your furnace, make minor repairs, and help insulate your home to help reduce utility costs.
-Housing Rehabilitation Program: If you own your own home but need help with the cost of home repairs (such as a new roof, stairs, flooring, etc.) this program can help with these costly repairs.
-Emergency Food Boxes- If you are in a pinch and cannot afford to buy food for your family, the Emergency Food Box will feed a family of four for four days.
For more information about these programs go to www.hacap.org or call Mitch Finn at HACAP at (319) 739-1539 or e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need additional resources to meet your basic needs? Contact Sandy Hein, Midland Elem. Counselor at 563.488.2292 ext 3250 or Debra Brokaw, Midland M.S./H.S. Counselor at the same number but call extension 2210.
LIFE-LINE RESOURCES, LLC
Life-Line Resources is a mental health and counseling agency that was birthed out of the desire to not only help individuals, but transform their community. We currently offer Behavioral Health Intervention Services, Therapy, and Counseling services in and around Jones County.