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Ebola Information for Parents

Dear Parent or Guardian, The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa continues to be in the headlines and recently, there has been extensive media coverage of a handful of cases in the United States. It’s understandable that parents and students may be concerned about this serious disease. Here is some information about what the risk of Ebola is here in our community and our state. Van Buren Community School District is in close contact with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Van Buren County Public Health. We are confident in Iowa’s health care and public health systems and their ability to handle and control a case . . . read more

Come One, Come All to the Elementary Book Fair!

The Van Buren Elementary BOOK FAIR OPENS Monday the 17th – ONLINE !! http://bookfairs.scholastic. com/homepage/ vanburenelementarysch1 Our school book fair is open online from November 17- December 8 ~ Order now before the online fair closes ~ Reasons to shop our ONLINE FAIR:           Get your children the books THEY choose!            Fair sales contribute to school’s library!         . . . read more


    The SAFE Coalition's annual SAFE Home Pledge program is underway.  Members of the coalition are asking parents to sign a SAFE Home Pledge. The pledge for middle and high school parents states that they will not provide alcohol to minors in their home. It also states that the parents are open to communication with other parents about the alcohol use of their children. For elementary parents the pledge asks them to talk to their kids about drugs, alcohol and tobacco use, set rules and take an active role in . . . read more


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