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Start of School Delay


Good afternoon, we hope this message finds everyone safe and recovering from the recent storm.  Given the recent storm damage and continued COVID concerns, Tribal Council has elected to delay the start of school until Sept. 8th. Between now and then, we will adjust delivery of professional development for staff and will determine the best delivery model for providing education to our students. Please know that we are thinking of our students, staff, families, and community during this difficult time. Thank You. ~ Dr. Willie Barney, Superintendant

Start of School Delay 2020-08-12T20:07:58+00:00

High School Graduation & Parade


  The Meskwaki Settlement School plans to hold a CLOSED live graduation ceremony for immediate household family members to be held on June 27th at 2 PM at the school's football field. FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ONLY THE STUDENT AND HIS/HER IMMEDIATE HOUSEHOLD FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND DUE DO SOCIAL GATHERING LIMITATIONS SET BY TRIBAL COUNCIL REGARDING COVID-19. At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will participate in a parade that will go through the Settlement led by the Meskwaki Police Department. The ceremony will be live streamed for public viewing here. ------------------------------------------ Following graduation, the parade route will [...]

High School Graduation & Parade 2020-06-23T20:16:22+00:00

Cap and Gowns Picked up


Meskwaki Settlement High School Seniors picked up their caps and gowns on Friday, May 19th. Meskwaki Media was there to snap a few pictures. (A couple Seniors were unable to attend, however.) Hats off and congrats to our graduates! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PICTURES. SEE THEIR GRADUATION PICTURE VIDEO HERE.   Due to the shelter in place order by Sac & Fox Tribal Council due to expire on June 1, and Governor Kim Reynolds’ continued restrictions for Tama County due to Covid-19, MSS Administration met with Class of 2020 and parent/guardians on Friday, May 8th to set possible graduation [...]

Cap and Gowns Picked up 2020-05-19T16:31:54+00:00

Student Checkout Coming May 21st or 22nd


Curbside check out options will be offered for May 21st or May 22nd. Curbside checkout will be at the common’s entrance. Guardians or students should pull up to the curb in the curved driveway. Vehicles should enter from the west side and exit on the east. Staff will meet you at your car to collect items that need returned and bring out your belongings. Student Guardian's Last name: A-J:  Thursday from 10 am to noon / Friday noon to 2 pm K-Z:  Thursday from noon to 2 pm / Friday 10 am to noon See picture for details!

Student Checkout Coming May 21st or 22nd 2020-05-18T22:28:05+00:00

We Appreciate Our Teachers!


It's Teacher Appreciation Week and they deserve our support and appreciation now more than ever! Millions of educators have risen above what they were trained to do, throwing themselves not only into online teaching with virtually no preparation but also into other impromptu roles: video editor, device distributor, tech support, and more. We appreciate all the teachers who support our Meskwaki community. Hats off to our great educators at the Meskwaki Settlement School! Students: Click the link below to color a picture for your teacher. Take a picture of your finished master piece (or create your own) and/or post here with [...]

We Appreciate Our Teachers! 2020-05-07T16:28:01+00:00

Update to Student Grab-n-Go Lunch Program


Starting Monday, there will be a change to our curbside lunch distribution. In order to decrease the number of times that families have to go out to get lunches, we will be covering multiple days with less lunch pick-ups. Our lunch pick-ups will now only be on Mondays and Thursdays. The Monday lunches will have enough food to cover Monday through Wednesday and the Thursday lunches will cover Thursday and Friday. So starting next week, we will begin our curbside lunch pick-ups on Monday and Thursday only from 11 am – 12 pm. Just a reminder that meals CAN ONLY BE [...]

Update to Student Grab-n-Go Lunch Program 2020-04-11T14:45:48+00:00

Temporary Closure for Coronavirus Precaution


Dear MSS Parents/Caregivers: We realize the issues connected to the current health concerns are creating some difficult times.  We are grateful for your trust and patience as we respond to support our students and community.   As more information becomes available, we will continue to provide updates as appropriate. As many of you have heard, as, we have elected to close the school for additional weeks following spring break per recommendations by the Governor and supporting medical professionals. Below you will find some key pieces of information relating to our closure. School Access Starting Thursday,  March 19th the Meskwaki Settlement School including offices will [...]

Temporary Closure for Coronavirus Precaution 2020-04-15T00:53:43+00:00

Coronavirus Information


Dear Meskwaki Settlement School Parent/Guardian: The following message is brought to you in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Education. We understand that the Novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is causing much anxiety in our area, state and the world. The Meskwaki Settlement School is working with public health officials to obtain ongoing information and follow guidelines meant to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. What is Known The virus causing COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified, and causes a respiratory illness ranging from a [...]

Coronavirus Information 2020-03-09T14:32:41+00:00

Contact Info

1610 305th Street - Tama, Iowa 52339

Phone: 1.641.484.9000


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