IDEA Part B – Parent Survey

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:19 AM by William Brackett

Dear Parent,

Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with IEPs.

The Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without an IEP using a brief three-question survey.

Survey Link -

Survey Information

Please use the link above to answer the following questions for each of your children. The survey will allow you to answer these questions for up to five children.

-          How old was your child on January 1, 2017? (choose 3-21)

-          Does your child have an Individualized Education Program – IEP? (y/n)

-          Did the school your child is currently attending facilitate (request, encourage or initiate) your involvement as a means of improving services and results for your child? (y/n)


The survey will be open April 15st through June 30th.


Thank you very much for your time and attention to this matter.

2017-2018 Calendar

posted Mar 31, 2017, 5:14 AM by William Brackett   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 8:24 AM ]

Attached is the 2017-2018 district calendar for Burlington Community School District. 

Please note we updated this file on 4-7-17

Too Sick For School?

posted Feb 7, 2017, 1:27 PM by William Brackett

It is that time of year again that decreasing the spread of germs is very important. Here are some important tips to remember in regards to your student and Health:

Please see this full document: Here

Immunization Law Change for 17-18 SY

posted Feb 3, 2017, 8:01 AM by William Brackett   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 8:05 AM ]


 The Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa Immunization law for the start of the 2017/18 school year.  This change requires that all students entering, advancing, or transferring to 7th grade have both a Meningococcal vaccine as well as the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) booster.

 All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999,will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older.

 These requirements must be met prior to the start of the first day of school this fall.

 For more information contact your school nurse, or go to this link at the Iowa Department of Public Health:

Kindergarten Round-up

posted Jan 25, 2017, 12:18 PM by William Brackett   [ updated Jan 25, 2017, 12:19 PM ]

It is that time of year in which we attempt to identify kindergarten-age children who will be attending Burlington Community Schools for the 2017-2018 school year.  In order for us to accomplish this, we are asking your help in notifying all parents of children who will be 5 (five) on or before September 15, 2017 to contact their school attendance center as soon as possible for pre-registration information.  If a parent is unsure of their attendance center, please call the BCSD Administration Building at 753-6791, ext. 1410.

Dates and Locations
Date   School  Address  Phone
March 20
Sunnyside Elementary
Principal:  Tim Bolander
 2040 Sunnyside  753-5244
March 21 
Grimes Elementary   
Principal:  Joe Rector
 800 South St.    753-0420
March 22  
North Hill Elementary 
Principal:  Timothy Cradic
 825 N 9th St.   753-6363
March 23 
Corse Elementary 
Principal:  Mark Taylor
 700 S Starr   753-2707
March 24 
Black Hawk Elementary 
Principal: Chris Richards 
 2804 S. 14th St.  753-5300

BCHS 2017-2018 Program of Studies

posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:59 AM by William Brackett

You can find the final draft of the 2017-18 Program of Studies for Burlington Community High School here.

School Year Calendar Changes

posted Nov 21, 2016, 9:53 AM by William Brackett   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 8:27 AM ]

Below is an up-to-date summary of all of the changes to the BCSD 16-17 calendar.


Tuesday, November 22nd - BHS Students will not have school due to Teacher In-Service

Monday, November 28th -  BHS Students will not have school due to Teacher In-Service


Monday, January 2nd - All BCSD Students will not have school due to public bus holiday.


Friday, June 2nd - BCSD last day of school and end of second semester.

We would like to take this time to remind all parents, students, and staff when school is cancelled due to inclement weather, those days will be made up starting on Monday, June 5th.

Here is a link to the updated 2016-2017 calendar.

Unofficial Facebook Page

posted Nov 15, 2016, 12:51 PM by William Brackett

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 it was brought to the attention to Burlington Community School District that on unofficial page, for Burlington Community High School automatically created by Facebook, had a confederate flag as the page’s profile image. During the investigation we found that there was a second unofficial page for BCHS as well. Technology staff as well as High School staff both submitted a complaint to Facebook to have the image removed. Those request were rejected, stating that the pages were unofficial and did not violate Facebook’s community standards.

On Friday, the second page also had the profile picture changed to the same confederate flag image. We also submitted a complaint to Facebook for the second page. We received the same response from Facebook with this complaint as with the first page. The district submitted an appeal to these decisions and have not yet heard a decision.

At this time we request that you link to one of the following official Facebook pages listed below. We will continue to work to get these images changed. BCSD regrets this confusion and are working hard to get this rectified as soon as we can.

Burlington High School Facebook Page at:

Burlington Community School District at:


posted Nov 15, 2016, 11:03 AM by William Brackett   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 11:05 AM ]

BCSD will be testing the alert message system tomorrow Wednesday, November 16, 2016 during the 1:00 pm hour. This is the new alert system that will notify the public about weather related school announcements.

The system uses the phone numbers and email addresses stored for each parent in Infinite Campus. Parents can see which email address and phone number is on file by using Parent Portal. Please look under Contact Preferences.

Supply Lists

posted Aug 19, 2016, 12:22 PM by William Brackett   [ updated Aug 19, 2016, 12:23 PM ]

Use this list to purchase school supplies for your school student.

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