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Thursday August 4, 2022


Dear Parents, Community Members, Students, Guardians: 


It is hard to believe we will start school in just under three weeks. I want to welcome everyone back to the 22-23 school year. 


This is an exciting time for Exira-EHK. It is also a focus of our team to support our faculty and continue to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child-centered instruction and decisions, best practices ensuring academic excellence, trust, respect, and the recognition of both student and staff successes. Our team is committed to supporting the Exira-EHK students with a high quality, Iowa Core-standards aligned education that is focused on student learning and data driven results. The overall goal is to ensure growth for all  students so that they can be successful citizens in life after high school. Our team continues to look at different pathways for each student, whether it be a 4 year college, 2 year college, trade school, apprenticeship, or work for our students after high school. 


I want to welcome our new administrator, Erika Van Cleave, who will be our new 6-12 Principal. Carrie and Erika have been working hard this summer preparing for the school year, hiring new staff members, and focusing on the positives of our district and communities. Erika comes to us from Oakland Riverside where she was Secondary Assistant Principal. 


Here are some important dates and times for the start of the school year: 

  • Building secretaries  return on Tuesday August 9th to answer your questions.  Building hours are 8:00-4:00. 
  • Student Scheduling updates and opportunities: 
    • There will be a link on social media/website for sign-up times for High School . The times will be listed on the link. The dates are August 5th, 9th, 10th, and 11th

Thursday August 18th 

  • Open House Elementary 4:00-6:00 
  • Open House Middle School/High School: 5:00-7:00 
  • Football scrimmage vs Glidden-Ralston 6:30


Tuesday, August 23rd First Day of School for Kindergarten through 12th grade

Tuesday, September 7th First Day of School for PreSchool


Currently CDC guidance is if you test positive for COVID it is 5 days out of school and 5 days with a mask. We are hoping for a final update before school starts so we know expectations for staff and students.


We hope everyone has had a great summer and are as excited as we are to return to school. 



Mr. Trevor Miller Superintendent

Mrs. Erika Van Cleave  6-12 Principal

Mrs. Carrie Bauer PK-5 Principal