DISTRICT

Message from the Superintendent of Schools

The Tipton Community School District serves approximately 900 PK-12 students. The district staff is committed to creating a personalized learning experience that recognizes and celebrates individual differences and abilities. The district's aim is to provide a rigorous academic experience that fosters creativity and curiosity while also ensuring that students social and emotional needs are met. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Tipton Community in developing tomorrow's leaders.

Jason Wester

Superintendent of Schools

jason.wester@tipton.k12.ia.us

District Goals

OUR AIM

Generate enthusiasm while increasing learning​.

MISSION

Our aim will be accomplished by improving the quality of
learning today for the life long learners of tomorrow.

GOALS​
Goal 1: All Students will prepare for success beyond high school.

Staff will implement the K-12 Iowa Core Curriculum by:

  • Developing and facilitating quality professional development.

  • Implement 21st Century skills through educational opportunities.

  • Increase the number of students that are proficient in Reading, Math, and Science to meet state expectations.

  • Increase focus on College and Career Readiness​

Goal 2: All students will utilize technology to prepare for success beyond high school.​​
  • Provide additional staff training on technology.

  • Integrate instructional technology into the classrooms and curriculum.

  • Implement Tipton School's vision of one to one technology education.​

Goal 3: All students and staff will feel safe and connected at school.
  • Communicate clear building and district expectations for students throughout the district.

  • Improve interpersonal relationships by fostering respect for all.

  • Provide support for students facing challenges.

 

Weather, Delays, and Closings

If the National Weather Service issues a wind chill ADVISORY that would be in effect at the start of the school day, there may be a 2-hour late start. The time the advisory is issued may affect the decision to delay school. The closer the advisory is made to the start of the school day’s operations, the district will consider other factors in making the decision. The start of the operational school day is 6 a.m.

 

If the National Weather Service issues a wind chill WARNING in effect at the start of the operational school day, there may be a 2-hour late start. However, if the wind chill warning will not be lifted by 10:30 a.m. there will be no school that day. The time the warning is issued may affect the decision to delay school. The closer the warning is made to the start of the operational school day, the district will consider other factors in making the decision. The start of the operational school day is 6 a.m.

 

The district will make the official announcement of a school delay or closing through the automated calling system, social media, and other media sources. The protocol for wind chill advisory and warning is intended to provide a guideline but it does not replace the responsibility of the district to make the best decision for the majority of students and families.

 

Please note School Breakfast service will not be available when school start time is delayed.

 

Transportation

Tammy Oaks, Transportation Director • 563-886-6121 • tammy.oaks@tipton.k12.ia.us

Bus Barn Phone: 563-886-2914

Homeless Children/Youth

Homelessness exists in our community. Many young people leave their homes due to economic conditions, loss of property, abuse, neglect, family conflict, etc.

 

This school district will ensure that all children and youth receive a free appropriate public education and are given meaningful opportunities to succeed in our schools. This district will also follow the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Homeless students are referred to as children and youth in transition.

 

Under federal law, children and youth in transition must have access to appropriate public education, including preschool, and be given a full opportunity to meet state and local academic achievement standards. They must be included in state- and district-wide assessments, and accountability systems. Our schools will ensure that children and youth in transition are free from discrimination, segregation, and harassment.

 

Information regarding this policy will be posted in every school in the district.

The Tipton Schools Homeless Children and Youth Coordinator: 

Jill Hesse • Located in Tipton Middle School • 563-886-6025

 

The State Coordinator for Homeless Children and Youth:
Carolyn Cobb • 515-402-2736 • carolyn.cobb@iowa.gov.

 

Education Programs

Open Enrollment

Tipton Community School District participates as an open enrollment receiving district and sending district.  The deadline to submit open enrollment forms is March 1 of the year preceding the school year for which the change is requested. 

 

The deadline for kindergarten students is September 1 of the school year of enrollment into kindergarten.

 

Open enrollment forms must be submitted to both the sending and receiving district before the deadlines.

 

If you need additional information please click the Iowa Department of Education link below or contact:

 

Jim Becker, Tipton CSD Business Manager at 563-886-6121 or jim.becker@tipton.k12.ia.us

Extended Learning Program/TAG

Tipton Community School District's goal is to provide the best, individualized education opportunity for students that have shown exceptional levels of creativity, cognitive abilities, and critical thinking skills while building communication and collaboration skills.

 

The quality of your child's education is the greatest investment in their future. To best meet the needs of your student, we will use a combination of in-class instruction, in-class enrichment, and out-of-class enrichment.

 

If you need additional information please click the Iowa Department of Education link below or contact: 

 

Andy Stroup, Extended Learning Program at 563-886-6027 or andy.stroup@tipton.k12.ia.us

Special Education

Special education is a broad term that describes the education of students who have intellectual, physical, behavioral, or emotional disabilities. Special education involves specially designed instruction tailored to the unique needs of each child and is provided at no cost to parents. The federal law Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures services to children with disabilities throughout the nation.

If you need additional information please click the Iowa Department of Education link below or contact: 

 

Jason Wester, Superintendent 
at 563-886-6121 or jason.wester@tipton.k12.ia.us

Home Schooling/CPI

Families may choose to educate their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional public or nonpublic school. This is called home schooling. Families choose to home school for a variety of reasons. That is why the state of Iowa allows several educational options for home schooling.

 

If you need additional information please click the Iowa Department of Education link below or contact:

Dawn Siech, Director of Teaching and Learning at 563-886-6121 or dawn.siech@tipton.k12.ia.us

 

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

Want to know more about the Tipton Community School District? Have a question? We'd love to hear from you! Fill out the form below and someone will be back in contact.

 

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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