General Updates

FMCSD Learning Model Update 10.13.2020

The Fort Madison Community School District’s Board of Directors approved a revised calendar for the 2020-2021 school year at a special meeting held Monday, October 12, 2020.  The board approved a return to learn model of 100% Face to Face instruction beginning Monday, November 2, 2020 through winter break.  In addition, early outs already scheduled on Wednesdays have been revised to an 11:45 AM dismissal.  Lunch will be provided at all levels prior to dismissal.  2020-2021 Calendar

FMCSD families continue to have a 100% online learning option.  Families who wish to move from hybrid learning to 100% online learning must fill out the attached form in order to make that transition on November 2nd.  100% Online Learning registration form  The deadline is Tuesday, October 20.

Families currently in 100% online learning do not need to fill out a new form.  However, if your child has not been successful or made adequate progress in 100% online required learning, you will be contacted by your child’s school to determine if your child will be allowed to remain in 100% online learning or if they will begin face to face instruction on November 2nd.

If you want your child to move from 100% online required learning to face to face learning, please contact your child’s building.

District health, safety and clearing protocols remain in place.  Additional protocols will be communicated by individual buildings to families. 

Activity / Athletics Updates

2020 Homecoming Update

2020 Homecoming Activities & Events- (week of 9/14/20)

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the district and FMHS continue to collaborate and process recommendations from the Lee County Health Department, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and CDC.

Homecoming dress up weeks and homecoming court candidates will continue as stated below.  

Homecoming dress up weeks will last two weeks to give A week & B week students an opportunity to participate in the celebrations. 

  • A week students’ dress up week will be next week- Sept. 8 – Sept. 11
  • B week students’ dress up week will be the following week- Sept. 14 – Sept. 18
  • Online students are encouraged to submit dressup photos through Instagram #FMHoco2020

Homecoming court candidates will be announced on our website and social media Friday September 11th. King & Queen will be announced Thursday September 17th. 

Based on the current restrictions and recommendations from LCHD, IDPH, and CDC, the following activities will not take at this time:

  • FMHS Homecoming Dance
  • Parade and Central Park Coronation
  • Powderpuff (football & volleyball) and Bonfire

Please understand that the health and safety of our students is one of our top priorities. We hope our students, families, and the community share this priority and encourage everyone to stay safe while we wait for future guidance on upcoming events. 

FMCSD Administration

#GoBloodhounds

To view the homecoming dress up days, click here: https://www.fmcsd.org/2020/09/03/high-school-newsletter-09-2020/

In addition, follow us on Facebook for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/fmcsd

Follow the district on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fmcsd_bloodhounds/

We are on Tik Tok, follow us: @fmcsdbloodhounds

Food Service Updates

Free Meals Extended During FMCSD Hybrid Trimester 1

The USDA has extended FREE meals for all students ages 1-18 years. The FMCSD will continue to provide meals to face to face students, students who are learning at home and to community residents ages 1-18 for the rest of the 1st trimester which ends November 13th.  There is no charge for these meals as long as USDA funds remain available. We will communicate with the public if this changes prior to November 13, 2020. 

Families picking up meals are encouraged to sign up for meals online. Please go to https://forms.gle/aMEkXHnu3szzAY2z8 to order meals. 

Meals are available to pick up at the Middle School on Sundays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Please go to the back side of the Middle School (entrance off of Bluff Road). 

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Fullhart at 319-372-7252 ext 1017 or tiffany.fullhart@fmcsd.org.

Technology Updates

Technology Update 8/28/2020

How To Get Help With Technology While At Home

If your student is experiencing technical difficulties with his or her online learning materials please refer to the following resources to get assistance. 

We have set up a website that covers the basics and may be all you need to get answers. Please visit https://www.fmcsd.org/home-tech-support/ to get started. 


If you need your student’s password reset please 


If you cannot sign into Canvas or don’t have classes listed after you sign in remember to visit https://fmcsd.instructure.com and sign in with Google. Students on school issued Chromebooks will automatically get signed into Canvas. 

If you still cannot sign in to Canvas please


If you cannot sign into SeeSaw please reach out to your student’s teacher directly. A list of teachers and their email addresses can be found on our staff directory page


For general information about online learning please email Linda Hardy at linda.hardy@fmcsd.org.


If you signed up for a HotSpot you will need to pick it up at the High School after making an appointment. Call the High School office (319.372.1862) to schedule a pick up time.

We try to get to every call and email as soon as possible but it may take a few hours before we can respond to voicemail or emails. If you are emailing on behalf of your student, please be sure to include your child’s name(s) and your contact information.  You do not need to submit a second ticket for the same issue. 


For all other remote learning technology help please


Chromebook / iPad Care and Policy Guide

We encourage all parents and students to revisit the Chromebook / iPad Care and Policy Guide which was also available during registration. Remember to take good care of the device on loan to you from the district.


Chromebook / iPad Voluntary Insurance

The Fort Madison Community School District is offering a voluntary insurance plan to parents/students. Read more here 

Please note that parents have until September 4th to decide if they would like to purchase insurance. Insurance will only be offered to new students after 9/4/2020.