Registration will be August 9 from 12-7 and the rest of the week during business hours. Resources can also be found on the website under the documents section.
Registration materials are in the documents section of our website. They are all PDF documents. School lunch applications are there as well.
To register for Volleyball camp next week at MVAO please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/mJph6qb9L5fcudBSA (You may have to copy and paste the link into a browser) Deadline is July 28.
Driver's Ed classes scheduled to start on July 19 will now start on July 20. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact the school if you have any questions. Thank you.
Reminder, grab and go meals start today. They will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month and next until August 12. We also will not be doing meals the week of July 26.
TRUCK AND PLOW COMBINATION FOR SALE!!!! 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - 4WD - REGULAR CAB - TIRES ARE at 90% - 42,969 MILES - FAIR CONDITION PLOW - HINIKER 8FT - FAIR CONDITION STARTING BID SHOULD BE NO LESS THAN $5,000. COMES AS IS FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VIEWING CONTACT: JOHN JEPSEN 712-253-5978 PLEASE SEND SEALED BIDS TO THE FOLLOWING Attn: Cathy Carstens, HR/Business Office 321 Main St. Charter Oak, IA 51439 - Bids should be in no later than the end of business on JUNE 25th, 2021 - Bids will be opened JUNE 29, 2021 at 5 pm Any questions please contact the school 712-678-3325.
2021 CO-U Summer Food Service Program Open Sites Charter Oak-Ute is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows: Charter Oak-Ute Elementary/Middle School (321 Main St. Charter Oak, IA 51439) June 7-July 2 Hot meals Breakfast 8:00-8:50 Lunch 11:30-12:30 July 6-August 13 Grab and go meals 12:00-12:30 (Breakfast and Lunch) _______________________________________________________________ Old Ute School (329 Main St. Ute, IA 51060) July 6-August 13 Grab and go meals 12:00-12:30 (Breakfast and Lunch) ________________________________________________________________ Soldier City Hall (108 Oak St. Soldier, IA 51572) July 6-August 13 Grab and go meals 12:00-12:30 (Breakfast and Lunch) ________________________________________________________________ All Sites will be not be operating the week of July 26-30 Food Service occurs only on Weekdays ________________________________________________________________ To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement: “It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.
Effective May 14, 2021 the IDPH has removed quarantining requirements for healthy students if they come into close contact with a COVID-19 case. As of May 17, 2021 it will be families choice to whether or not their students will wear masks at school, on buses, or at school events. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Eggeling. Thank you.
Charter Oak-Ute School District is excited to announce anti cyberbullying and emotional resilience virtual assemblies with Keith Deltano. Keith Will be conducting three grade level assemblies this Friday. To learn more about Keith Please go to www.dontbullyonline.com/virtual-assemblies
Charter Oak-Ute will be in need of a... Special Education Paraprofessional The interested party needs to have a medical background with a CNA or LPN. The interested person will assist with transportation, toileting, feeding, medical, and educational needs. Starting pay will be $20.00/hr or negotiated. Please contact Adam Eggeling, Superintendent of Schools by email (email@example.com), by phone (712-678-3325), or by applying on Teach Iowa. Community School District is an EOE.
I sent a letter home about the Conditions of Learning survey that the 3rd-8th graders will be taking the first full week of May. Please email me if you have any questions.
COU preschool open house will be April 29, 2021 at 7 pm
Crawford County Middle School Band Festival On March 16, 2021 Charter Oak – Ute will host a music concert that involves Charter Oak-Ute and Schleswig Middle School bands. The concert will start at 7:00 PM and the cost will be $3.00 for adults. Masks will be required. You will not enter the gym unless you have one. Please wear them in the gym as well. Thank you and enjoy the show.
COU will be 2 hours late today 3/15/21 due to road conditions.
PLEASE LOOK IN THE DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR THE HARD SURFACE BUS ROUTES FOR 20-21 SCHOOL YEAR. THANKS AND STAY SAFE.
Co-U will not have school on 2/22/21 due to country road conditions. Thanks and stay safe.
COU and MVAOCOU will be 2 hours late 2/22/21 due to country road conditions.
Please take the following survey regarding JH Spring Conferences. Go to the following link: https://forms.gle/KbtM84C1GNrCtjU36
Looking at the forecast, starting tomorrow, February 18, 2021 we could potentially be going out for recess at some point. If the real feel is above 0 degrees we will go outside. Please make sure your elementary students are equipped to go outside for recess with hats, mittens or gloves, boots, and warm clothing. We appreciate your cooperation with this and look forward to being able to get some fresh air if the weather allows us to.
No School at COU on 2/16/21. Staff report by 10 am. Thank you and stay safe.
COU will be 2 hours late on 2/16/21 due to the cold weather. Thank you and stay safe.
Reminder, there is not school at COU or MVAOCOU on 2/15/21.
Please look in the documents section of our website under McKinney-Vento Homless Liason information for information regarding your family's rights educationally if you qualify.
There is some confusion as to wether or not schools will still require masks. Since public health guidelines have not changed for quarantining, COU will still require masks in order to keep students and staff that are healthy to not be quarantined. I’m sorry for the confusion created by this, but in order to to keep healthy people in school, we need to stay as is. Thank you for your understanding on this matter. Adam Eggeling
No School at COU or MVAO COU on 2/4/21. Thanks and stay safe.
NO School at CO-U on January 26, 2021. Thank you and stay safe.
CO-U will be 2 hours late January 26, 2021 due to the weather. Updates will come in the morning if needed. Stay safe!
There will be NO SCHOOL January 25, 2021 due to weather. Stay Safe!
Starting next week on Monday I will be volunteering my time to teach any junior high student from CO-U how to lift weights. My focus will be on 1.) Safety 2.) Injury prevention 3.) Strength We will meet at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. I will put together a more detailed calendar for those who are interested. Students will be done in time to shower and get to breakfast/class.
COU will be closed Friday, January 15th, 2021 due to the potential blizzard conditions. Thank you and stay safe!
We will be getting out 2 hours early on January 14, 2021 due to the weather. All activities will be postponed/cancelled. Thank you.
Great job 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams! Nice wins against Denison tonight!
We have moved our scheduled board meeting for January 11 at 6:00 p.m. to January 18 at 5:00p.m. Also, the joint board meeting that was scheduled January 11 has been postponed with a date to be determined.
It is the priority of the Western Valley Conference to ensure the safety of all participants and the ability for them to finish the season. Due to the late notice regarding event attendance from the Governor’s Office the Western Valley Conference will continue to use guidance previously in place for middle school and high school events until January 17th.
CO-U and MVAO will be 2 hours late today January 8, 2021 due to the fog
As of 1/6/2021 we offer two options to spectators. Either you use your 2 tickets provided to allow anyone in to watch your athlete, or you bring only the members of your household. I have provided the names of all members of your household to each away school so that they know who is allowed in.
Go to the link below to learn more about the spectator limitations for Junior high and youth games moving forward. https://t.e2ma.net/webview/n617md/5ea2a361cde6c821c790ce5cbdf4770e
Youth sports 12-9-2020 -JH practice begins tomorrow -JH boys and girls play a double header against AR-WE-VA in Charter oak Friday December 11th. The girls play one game beginning at 4:00, and the boys follow with one game. -Youth league players may begin practicing. Use the calendar on the gym door to schedule your practices. There may only be two teams practicing at one time. JH practices take precedence.
There will be no 30 Minute Late Start on Wednesday, November 25th. School will start at 8:20. We will be dismissing 2 hours Early on Wednesday, November 25th at 1:30.
Charter Oak-Ute School K-5 fundraiser started on Monday, and we need your help. Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 for Classrooms educational activities Field Trips and Technology. It's as simple as 1, 2, 3! 1. Register TONIGHT at https://www.shopfund.com/ 2. Share custom student support links with family & friends. 3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters. REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes. Fundraiser Links: * How To Videos - (https://bit.ly/31c2Fh6) * Kick-Off Videos - (https://bit.ly/2CyM0KX) * Parent Letter - (https://bit.ly/34xKhiX) * Prize Program - (https://bit.ly/2BnoqQS) On behalf of myself and the staff at Charter Oak-Ute School K-5, thank you for doing your part to make our fundraiser a success.
We are going to have conferences on October 27, 2020 and October 28, 2020 from 4:00 p.m until 7:30 p.m. With the circumstances the way they are, we are seeing if you would like to come face to face, receive a phone call, or do a virtual conference. We will ask that you wear a mask if you come in the building and that you limit coming in to just parents. Please take the following survey to let us know about your intentions by Oct. 19. https://forms.gle/R8MmdZMxMFSB1Yot5
The JH VB game @ Woodbine will be live streamed starting at 4pm. Those wanting to watch can use the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQaJ9SQYBydKXj3yJjNh4DA
Please check the documents section of our website and look at Face Masks September 29 2020 and September 29 quarantine rules
Fitness Room COVID-19 Regulations: Hours of operation 4:00 p.m – 6:30 a.m. (M/T/W/TH) 4:00 p.m – 6:30 a.m. Friday through Monday Wipe down all equipment that you use No more than 5 people in the fitness center at a time If you are feeling ill please do not come in. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 please do not come in until your quarantine is over. All memberships have been extended for 6 months due to the closure occurring because of the pandemic.
Volleyball spectator Procedures: Enter the building on the southeast corner of the parking lot next to the cafeteria. Masks are required when entering the building. We ask that all families in attendance sit in a group of household members only and maintain a distance of roughly six feet. Water fountains will be off but water bottles will be sold at the concession stand.
We will be hosting 5th Grade Band Night on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:30 in the gym. If your student is interested please come through the cafeteria doors to the gym. Please distance yourselves in the bleachers in they gym. There will be hand sanitizer by the door and please wear a face covering to the gym. Also, please bring one parent and your student if at all possible. Thank you for your understanding with this matter.
Charter Oak-Ute will release 2 hours early Thursday August 27th and Friday August 28th due to the excessive heat. Have a great day and stay safe.
CO-U will be having 2 hour early outs on August 25, 2020 and August 26, 2020 due to the heat. Thank you for your understanding.
7th/8th Volleyball practice begins Tuesday, August 25 after school. This week practice will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Please check the News Feed for the Back to School Protocol 20-21
If you have a 7th or 8th grade student planning on playing fall sports please take the following survey: https://forms.gle/e3pDv6CSJh58dTDp7 Survey Closes August 21, 2020.
Please take the following survey regarding transportation and returning to school. Please do so by August 6. Thank you. https://forms.gle/9g2VvkyvSNst8qVU7
Registration Material is found under the documents section of our website. You can print them off and drop them off at school the week of August 3. Monday and Tuesday the office will be open 11-6. On Wednesday we will return to normal office hours. Only 2 people will be allowed in the building a time to do registration. Thank you.
CO-U Return to Learn Plan is summarized in the News Feed and the full plan is in the Documents section of our website.
Dear Parents/Guardians of COU 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, As you may or may not be aware, in March of 2020 our Charter Oak-Ute Junior High was selected as a winner in the KTIV Making a Difference Contest. By winning this contest, the entire Junior High Student Body wins a trip to Arnold’s Park in Okoboji, IA. Under normal circumstances, we would’ve taken this field trip at the end of the school year, however, due to CoVid-19, and Arnold’s Park recently shutting down, the best way to reward the students is to give each 6th, 7th, and 8th grader their own personal FREE admission ticket and let you decide when would be a good day for you to go as a family or with a small group of friends. Tickets for all previous 6th, 7th and 8th graders from this past school year will have their tickets waiting in the office If you would like to stop by the school to pick them up. If you would like your ticket mailed to you, simply call the office and we will send them out. Thank you and congratulations to the COU Student Council for submitting the winning video to showcase just how COU is Making a Difference!
Please take the following survey developed by our school district in order to further plan for the following school year. The link to the survey is as follows: https://forms.gle/rVTkW8NmFXyWevJb9 The survey will close on July 10, 2020.
Please take the survey that has been released by the Iowa Department of Education. It will close on June 24. Only do it once per family. Only take it if you have a student. https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ia/4313600905/surveys/v2/81881414?language=en
COU will not be providing meals on May 25, 2020. We will start back again on May 27, 2020. Meals will be provided at least through the month of June. Thank you and stay safe!!
Please look at our News Feed to see the information for Personal Belongings pickup! Miss you all and stay safe!!!
Check out our News feed for May 3rd Instructional material pick up information!
HS Prom will be June 27 and MVAOCOU graduation will be July 12. For more information contact MVAOCOU High School.
April 20, 2020 COVID-19 Update - Please look at the News feed for the newest COVID-19 update
April 14 Instructional Material Pick-Up: Please look at the News Feed to look at the Instructional Material Pick-Up schedule for April 14. Thank you!
Potential Device Checkout Survey: Please fill out the survey. The link is https://forms.gle/4WGdnV1fmXcfUCim7 The number of devices are limited, and if you do not have internet you do not need to fill this out.
Internet Connectivity/Accessibility Survey: Please respond to the following survey: https://forms.gle/jnmYnpSagatZuE15A Please only respond if you have a student and only one time per family. Thank you and stay safe!
COVID-19 Update 4/3/2020 - Please refer to the News portion of our website or the COVID-19 folder in the documents section of our website to see the 4/3/2020 COVID-19 update. Stay safe!
COVID-19 UPDATE Crawford County Public Health has issued an update on COVID-19 information. Please look at the News feed or in the COVID-19 folder in the Documents section under the menu of our website.
Any family or person that needs any sort of help or assistance can check out the Crawford Cares Facebook Page.
Check our News feed to learn about Free meal distribution to kids 0-18 in the towns of Charter Oak, Ute, and Solider. Information will also be in the documents section under Closure Meal Info.
Click on our News to see when to pickup your supplemental instructional materials on March 22, 2020. Also, the information is also posted in the COVID-19 Folder on our Documents section of our website. Any questions please contact Mr. Eggeling!!
In order to get a potential head count for food assistance that we maybe able to provide, please fill out this survey if you are interested. Survey will close On Friday at 5 pm https://forms.gle/Ax5HFZghJ4YWDLaM7
If you look on the News Feed of our website, you can find Governor Reynold's State of Public Health Disaster Emergency
School is closed until further notice based on Governor Reynolds advice of a 4 week school closure due to COVID-19. We will be staying in contact about what our plans are and updates. Thank you for your understanding.
On March 12, 2020 Charter Oak-Ute will have a full day of school instead of a hour early dismissal.
Reminder, Clocks go back one hour this Sunday!!!!
We are 2 hours late January 29, 2020 due to road conditions.
We will be going 2 hours late January 23, 2020 due to the weather.
CO-U will be closed on 1/22/2020. Have a good day and stay safe.
CO-U will be 2 hours late on 1/22/2020.
Charter Oak-Ute will be 2 hours late on 1/20/2020 due to the weather.
Charter Oak-Ute will be closed January 17, 2020 due to the weather.
CO-U will be 2 hours late 1/15/2020
Reminder parents, our holiday concerts are this week. 5-8 students will have their concert at 5:30 p.m. on Monday December 16, 2019. K-4 students will have their concert on December 17, 2019 at 5:30. Thank you very much and have a great Holiday season.
December's school board meeting will occur at 3 pm on December 16, 2019 in Room 103.
There will be no school on November 27, 2019 due to the weather. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Charter Oak-Ute will be dismissing at 12:30 today due to the weather. There will be no evening activities.
COU will be having a 2 hour late start today November 13, 2019
We will have our Vetern's Day Program Nov. 12, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Thank you.
COU will start 2 hours late Nov. 11, 2019 due to weather. There will be no breakfast.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students for the play! See you there!
School play is tonight!!! Starts at 7pm!! Come support our students!
JH Girls practice will begin next week on Monday October 28th after school.
Reminder no school tomorrow October 21, 2019 due to staff development. See you on Tuesday!!
There is no JH football practice today October 1, 2019
CO-U will be dismissing September 16 and September 17 2 hours early due to heat. JH football will be both days at the normal time. JH Volleyball will play it's game on September 16 and will not have practice on September 17.
3rd Graders in the Homecoming parade! #Hercules
School pics are up and ready to order on the Josten's Pix website! The website is https://shop.jostenspix.com and you will need the event code FE6319 and your students powerschool ID that was sent home to you on the flyers. If you have any questions contact us or Jostens!
Here is our the website to look at the new company we are doing school pictures with. It will be done entirely online and you will be able to have the pictures delivered directly to you. Check it out! https://www.jostens.com/jostenspix/index.html
Summer Breakfast and Lunch will be served Monday - Friday Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Summer Breakfast and Lunch will be closed July 4 , July 5, and July 29 to August 2
COU will be going back to regular bus Routes on Tuesday March 26
In an effort to make-up lost instructional time and to avoid going to school after Memorial Day and possibly into June, Charter Oak Ute CSD will be adjusting the school calendar to make-up time lost to snow days. Starting this Wednesday, March 6th we will no longer be having late starts. School will start at the regular time on all Wednesdays the rest of this school year. We will also now hold classes on Thursday, April 18th. That was originally scheduled a vacation day over Easter break. With the day that was made-up last Friday, and these calendar changes, the last day of school will still be May 24th as originally scheduled. If we have any more snow days between now and the end of the school year, they will be added on after Memorial Day.
There will be no school at COU and MVAO on Monday February 25th. The vocal concert for tomorrow night is also postponed.
COU and MVAO are closed today February 20
Two hour late start Wednesday February 20
Charter Oak-Ute will return to regular bus routes in the morning February 14th
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held as scheduled tonight.
No school today Tuesday February 12th
School will start 2 hrs. late on Tuesday February 12
Parent Teacher Conferences for tonight have been moved to Wednesday.
Two hour late start today Thursday February 7th
Your artist will be coming home next week with their Doodle for Google. If you would like your student to participate in the contest, please fill out the highlighted areas and return by Thursday, February 14th. Below is the website you can visit for more information. https://doodles.google.com/d4g/
Due to the extreme wind chill forecast, Charter Oak-Ute will not have school on Wednesday January 30th and will also have a two hour late start on Thursday January 31st.
Charter Oak-Ute will use March 1st as the make-up day for our snow day. We will have classes on March 1st instead of the originally scheduled in-service day.
No school at Charter Oak-Ute today Tuesday January 22nd.
Parents, Download our new app: RePlay It! This allows you to upload photos to our school yearbook and your photos might be used in the yearbook for all to see and enjoy! Try it tonight at the elementary concert! Take photos of your child and upload your favorite photos to the RePlay It App! Your photos might make it into our yearbook for all to enjoy!
The 5th-8th grade concert will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 13th.
The Kindergarten-4th grade concert will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10th. Students need to report to their classrooms at 5:45 p.m..
Santa Claus Night will be December 5th at 5:30 p.m. in the Charter Oak Community Building.
Two hour late start today Friday November 30th due to fog and ice
Reminder to turn in your reading minutes for 1st grade to receive a certificate for a small pizza at Pizza Hut. I will accept October minutes until Nov. 8th. Happy Reading. Mrs. Garrett
Our fundraiser delivery will be tomorrow November 1, 2018. You can stop in between 1 and 5 to get your orders. Thank you.
Reminder!! PT Conferences are 10/29 and 10/30 from 4:00 until 7:30! See you all there!!!
COU Student Council member, Annamarie Mallory, sponsored a Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Fundraiser with COU raising $300 in the fight against cancer! Mr. Eggeling was the unlucky winner of the pie in the face with Abbey Meseck getting the honors and Mrs. Seieroe and Thomas Hayden winning for the BEST!
Reminder there is an hour early out on 10/19 and no Scholl on 10/22.
Help us Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye! The COU Student Council is selling lollipops for $1.00 to help in the fight against Breast Cancer. When you buy your lollipop you get to vote for the best kissed staff member card. The staff member with the best kissed card wins and a student who voted for that staff member has a chance to win as well. However, the least amount of votes member will get pied in the face by one lucky student who voted as well! Bring a dollar and come and vote and don’t forget your lollipop!
Picture Retake Day will be Friday, October 26th!
The Student Council members, Abbey Meseck and Liliana Perry are Sponsoring a fundraiser for HELP! Hurricane Florence – Oct. 1st to Oct 12th You can help by donating: canned/boxed food, paper towels, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Together, we can make a difference!! Bring items to school and the boxes will be in the offices. Thanks for your support!!
No school tomorrow due to the scheduled in-service being a 2 hr. late start and with the heat and humidity a 2 hr. early dismissal would be likely. We don't feel it would be prudent to have them attend school for three hours.
2 hr. early dismissal today for COU. MVAOCOU high school students will be dismissed at regular time.
Reminder: The Junior high volleyball game that was scheduled at home tonight against AR-WE-VA has been postponed and re-scheduled for Monday October 1st at CO-U.
Reminder, Tomorrow September 18 is picture day! Please have your child ready and bring their best smile!
MVAOCOU High School students will be dismissed at the regular time and will be bused home at the regular time.
Charter Oak-Ute will be dismissing two hours early today, Monday September 17th due to heat and humidity. There will be no JH VB or FB practice today.
Don’t forget the Blind Volleyball Tournament tomorrow starting at 1:30. Parents and community members are more than welcome to come and watch! Free admission!!!
Charter Oak-Ute just received notification this morning that we had the third highest percentage increase in the state of students meeting reading benchmarks in the spring versus fall data. Great job by our staff and students.
Have a Great Weekend Everyone! Remember no school Monday due to Labor Day Holiday.
School Pictures will now take place on September 18, 2018
https://www.gaschoolstore.com/storev2/home/index?t=3d998128-a9d9-447f-bbc2-eefe378657b9 “We started our school's fundraiser today. Can you help us reach our goal? Click on the link above to shop at our online store. Thank you!!! We appreciate any support you can provide us!
Due to an accident with the photographers school pictures for today have been postponed. A new date will be rescheduled.
Reminder, it is picture day tomorrow August 29, 2018 at Charter Oak-Ute!! See everyone tomorrow!!
Reminder of 1/2 late start to the school day tomorrow. Classes start at 8:50 am
Hi! Have a great year!
Hello! Welcome to our new communication system and website.