Frequently Asked Questions
Our website is full of helpful information for our students, parents, and community. But sometimes you just have a question you need an answer to—quickly. We’ve compiled a list of some of the questions our school and district office staff are asked most often and put them all in one place here for you.
- My child needs to take medication during the school day. Can I send the medication to school with him or her?
- Clothing that contains slogans and/or designs that advertise or promote illegal or controlled substances or that may offend other students due to their gender, race, and/or religious reasons
- Clothing that creates a distraction from the learning environment of the school, presents a safety hazard, hints at anything of a sexual nature, profanity, gangs, or anything that is disruptive to the educational process
- Clothing worn in a manner that reveals excessive chest areas (i.e. low-cut blouses, spaghetti strap shirts, tops with only one shoulder, undershirts worn as shirts), the midriff, or buttock areas
Research shows that school attendance is one of the most important correlations to being successful in school. Poor attendance lowers achievement and disrupts the educational process. Regular attendance shows a sense of responsibility and is a good indicator of future success in life. However, we understand that children sometimes get ill or have to miss school for family emergencies.
What will happen if my child becomes ill while at school?
Our district nurse and trained school personnel will take care of your child should he or she become ill while at school. Each school has a designated location for children to rest, and we will notify a parent or guardian promptly if the illness or injury requires further medical attention. If the situation is a medical emergency, we will follow standard emergency procedures. Back to Top
- We encourage students to leave cell phones outside the school building.
- If a student brings a cell phone inside the building, it must be out of sight and turned off whenever the student is in a classroom, library, computer lab, restroom, or locker room.
- We will confiscate cell phones for the remainder of the school day if they are heard inside these areas. We will return confiscated phones to the student at the end of the last class period. The main office will hold phones of repeat offenders until the student’s parents can retrieve the phone.
- We consider failure of a student to turn over a phone to a staff member insubordination.
It is the policy of the North Cedar School District that school employees not commit acts of physical, verbal, or sexual abuse, including inappropriate and intentional sexual behavior toward students. Any school employee who commits such acts is subject to disciplinary sanctions up to and including discharge.
It is the policy to respond promptly to allegations of student abuse by school employees by investigating or arranging a full investigation of any allegation, and to do so in a reasonably prudent manner. We handle the processing of a complaint or allegation confidentially to the maximum extent possible. All employees are required to assist in the investigation when requested to provide information, and to maintain the confidentiality of the reporting and investigating process. North Cedar School District's level-one investigator is Holly Hosch and our alternate investigator is Kim Hilby. You can email Holly Hosch, 7-12 school counselor, or call at (563) 452.3179. Kim Hilby, elementary school counselor, can be contacted at (563) 941.5383 for Lowden, (563) 432.6933 for Mechanicsville, or by email.