Our administration is dedicated to sponsoring the Cardinal Culture. While creating effective citizens is one of the primary tasks of any school, our administrators focus their efforts maintaining a safe and joyful learning environment for all students, and working with teachers to make our schools produce happier and healthier adults.
Maquoketa CSD is very fortunate to have a dedicated business office. Our administrators and other support staff have more time to dedicate directly to the students and ensure a better learning environment for all.
The Business Office is located in our central office.
612 South Vermont Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone: (563) 652-4984
Fax: (563) 652-6958
We have put together some resources for our families and students to use at home. If you have questions about any of these resources or are interested in more information about any topic listed below, please contact your child's counselor.
- Coping Skills
- Crisis & Suicide Prevention
- SEL Guide for Parents
- Social-Emotional Learning Visuals
- Mindfulness Resources
Maquoketa CSD’s curriculum coordinators build a curriculum that is not only rigorous but engaging, and founded in the 21st century skills that Iowa’s children need to take on a sometimes uncertain future. Things are changing fast with the possible discovery of new planets and exciting cures to long-time diseases. Our children need to be prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Our curriculum will develop critical thinking skills and technological literacy, and foster independence in the next generation of farmers, leaders, and educators.
- District Report Card
- District Developed Special Education Service Delivery Plan
(approved by School Board 3/24/2014)
- Iowa Core Curriculum
- Iowa Department of Education Comprehensive Site Visit 2013-14
- Private Instruction Handbook
- Form A - Private Instruction
- 2023-24 Home School Assistance Information
- 2023-2024 Maquoketa CSD Testing Dates - March 2024
- 2023-24 AEA Testing Dates Flyer
- 2023-24 Annual Assessment Notification
- Private Instruction Comparison Chart
- 2023-24 MCSD Home School Option Form
- Senior Year Plus Information
No child deserves to go hungry. Making sure that all of our students have access to nutritious food is a top priority of the Maquoketa CSD. When you are hungry it can become hard to focus, as anyone who has missed lunch before can attest. We want successful students, and fed students are better prepared to take on the tasks of the day.
If your family qualified for free or reduced meals in the 2022-23 school year, your qualification will remain in effect until October 4, 2023. New applications for the 2023-24 school year will be mailed to each household in August 2023. The application must be returned prior to October 4, 2023, in order to verify qualification for breakfast and lunch assistance for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year. Failure to return the 2023-24 Free and Reduced Application form by October 4th will result in your status being changed to full pay. Any change of status with newly submitted forms will be effective with the date of verification.
Applications will be accepted at any point throughout the year. If your child(ren) qualifies for free or reduced meals, you are also eligible for other benefits. If you complete and return the Fee Waiver form, your child(ren) will receive a full or partial waiver of any book fee, instrument rental, roller-skate rental, and driver's education fee. Please see Fee Waiver form for details. You must fill out this separate form each and every year if you desire to have fees waived or reduced.
2023-2024 Breakfast & Lunch Prices
- Milk served with every meal
- Elementary: $2.50
- Middle School: $2.60
- High School: $2.60
- Adults: $3.20
- Extra Entree: $2.00
- Single Milk: $.75 per carton
- Elementary: $3.15
- Middle School: $3.25
- High School: $3.25
- Adults: $4.84
- Extra Entree: $2.50
- Single Milk: $.75 per carton
To make a lunch deposit, please login into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, and click on Payments. You will then be able to add a one-time payment, set up a monthly recurring payment, and/or set up an automatic payment to occur whenever your child(ren)'s lunch balance reaches a threshold you set.
For more information or questions, please contact the Food Service Director.
Health and safety are of utmost importance to use here at Maquoketa CSD. Keeping our students and their families aware of the latest information on road safety, illness, and how to prevent the spread of disease in our communities are just a few of our tasks.
Preventative healthcare can often be the difference between a serious illness and just missing a few days of school. Health care coverage for uninsured kids is more affordable than you think. To learn more, please see the Hawki (Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa) Program website.
Incoming 9th Grade Students
- All incoming 9th-grade students must have a dental screening. Screenings must occur no earlier than 1 year before enrollment and no later than 4 months after enrollment. Screenings can only be performed by dentists or dental hygienists.
Incoming 7th & 12th Grade Students
- The Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa Immunization law for the start of the 2018-19 school year. This change requires that all students entering 7th & 12th grades have the Meningococcal vaccine before school starts this August.
- All students entering 12th grade must have proof of having the Meningococcal vaccine before school starts in August, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption.
- There will be NO grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement.
To obtain the State required Meningococcal vaccine you may take your child to:
- Your family doctor or health care provider, call and make an appointment today.
- Walk-in clinics.
- The Iowa Department of Health, which is usually free of charge, can be reached at (515) 286-3798 for appointments.
After receiving the Meningococcal vaccine, the completed immunization record can be faxed to (563) 652-5324, e-mailed to email@example.com or dropped off at the high school office. For middle school students, fax to (563) 652-6885, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the middle school office. Again, this must be completed BEFORE your child can start school in August 2023. There will be NO grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement.
For more information or questions, please contact your school nurse.
The MCSD Operations and Transportations department is dedicated to ensuring smooth running of our district facilities and infrastructure. Safe and well-maintained facilities help students stay focused in class, and effective transport means that we can help our students get to class.
Communication with parents and the community are of the utmost importance. Services like infinite campus and school websites make communication so much easier, and allow our district to stay on top of what it means to teach 21st century skills to our students.