Public Facility Use

Thank you for being patient with us as we navigate through COVID-19 and the logistics of reopening our facilities to non-school sponsored teams, groups, and clubs. Beginning November 1, 2020, we will be reopening our facilities to teams or clubs that are made up of only Tipton students. All AAU or travel teams made up of students from other communities will not be allowed to use Tipton facilities at this time. 

Temporary details for facilities use (may be adjusted without notice):

  • The 1952 Gym, 1925 Gym, and wrestling room are the only indoor facilities that are reopened at this time.

  • Tipton middle school and high school sponsored teams will have priority

  • Teams will be limited to one 90 minute practice time per week.

  • Teams will need to provide their own balls and other equipment.

  • Teams will be responsible for sanitizing any surfaces that need to be sanitized.  Teams will need to provide their own sanitizing equipment.

  • Practice times will be staggered to reduce congestion in gyms and parking areas.

  • Coaches should keep accurate attendance records at all practices to be used for contact tracing, if necessary.

  • Players/coaches not participating on the court or mat will be required to wear masks.

  • At this time, games and tournaments are not allowed.

  • Parents attending practices/scrimmages in the gym will be required to wear masks at all times and practice social distancing as much as possible.

  • Parents attending practices/scrimmages will sign in when entering the gym, to assist in contact tracing, if necessary.

  • City Rec will provide a supervisor to ensure that all safety protocols are being followed.

 

Completed Building Use Forms along with a copy of Certificate of Liability insurance should be submitted by email to michele.gipson@tipton.k12.ia.us or dropped off at the district office between 8 a.m. and Noon on October 27, 2020 for Category A groups (see requirements below) and between 8 a.m. and Noon on October 28, 2020 for Category C groups.  Any requests submitted before their groups allowed time and date will not be accepted. (i.e. If you are a Category A group and sent in a November request already you will need to re-submit after 8am on October 27, 2020.)

It is the requester's responsibility to review the RVC web calendar for open dates and times. Tipton staff members are not able to find open dates/times for you. To aid in the staggering of groups the school may need to start your practice time 15 minutes earlier or later than requested.  Reservations are only being taken for the month of November, at this time.
We’re trying to keep our facilities as safe as possible for all Tipton students, staff, and community. Failure to comply with these expectations may result in further restrictions. 

CATEGORY A GROUPS:

To qualify as a Category A for free use of the gym all of the following items must be included:

  •  A copy of the flyer that will be sent home with each student. The cost of the copies is your responsibility. Please work with Mrs. Hill and or Mr. Smock in regards to the flyers being sent home. As the announcements are not sent to everyone the flyer is required to be sent home. A copy of this flyer will also be kept on hand so that it may be posted and/or handed out to any new students moving in to the district.

  • A Certificate of Liability Insurance must be on file with the school. Most insurance agents will know what the school requires. Many choose to use their homeowner's policy. This is something you will wish to discuss with your agent. The Certificate may be faxed to the school at 563-886-2341.

  • A letter or email from the appropriate varsity coach stating that you are working with them regarding knowledge of skills.

 

Failure to include all of the following items will result in your group being classified as a Category C and result in a $20 per hour rental fee charge. Bills will be sent out after December 10 for November charges.  

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Tipton Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students.

The Tipton Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following service areas:

  • Business

  • Family and Consumer Science

  • Agriculture

  • Industrial Technology

  • Project Lead the Way

 

It is the policy of the Tipton Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

 

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. 

Grievance Procedure


If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact:
Dawn Siech, dawn.siech@tipton.k12.ia.us 
563-886-6121, 400 E 6th St, Tipton, IA 52772

Contact Us

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Have a more time-sensitive issue? Call us directly at one of the phone numbers to the right so we can help you immediately.

District: 563-886-6121

High School: 563-886-6027

Middle: 563-886-6025

Elementary: 563-886-6131

District Office & High School

400 East 6th Street

Tipton, Iowa 52772

Middle School

725 West 7th Street

Tipton, IA 52772

Elementary School

601 Lemon Street

Tipton, IA 52772

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