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August 2023

Letter From Dave Hoeger


When we reach August, it seems school is right around the corner. I hope everyone has had a chance to enjoy all that summer has to offer and will continue to enjoy the remaining summer months.  


We have been busy with numerous projects this summer. The elementary classroom wing at Delhi has been painted, and new carpet has been installed. Students and staff will notice a nice update in the classrooms and hallways.  


The big project this summer is the bleachers, and I am happy to say that great progress has been made. The home bleachers are constructed and work is now being done on the pressbox. As you can see in the photo below, there is a deck that leads directly onto the bleachers, which make them very accessible for everyone. 


The visitor bleachers are completed, along with a new sidewalk leading to the bleachers that is handicapped accessible. This will be a nice and safe set of bleachers for our visiting fans.


We also completed asphalt project on the visitor parking lot across the street from the school. This looks great and will provide a safe and organized space for students and fans to park.  


We are also working on the installation of a new boiler in Earlville and the replacement of some sidewalks in need of repair.


Maquoketa Valley welcomes John Grimm, who started as a maintenance and transportation director following the retirement of Doug Steger. Doug is working for a few more weeks to introduce John to the position and to help complete all of our projects. I want to thank Doug for his many years of service to Maquoketa Valley.


We are looking forward to the return of the students and another great school year at Maquoketa Valley. Enjoy the remaining weeks with your families before school begins.


Dave Hoeger


Regular Board Meeting


July Board Meeting Minutes – Held July 17, 2023

2023-2024 MV School Registration Information


Registration for the upcoming school year will be required to be completed online on PowerSchool. This process will be available beginning Wednesday, August 2nd. Student registration fees and lunch fees can be paid online through RevTrak. If you are unable to complete either process online, please call Sarah or Brandy at the high school (563-922-2091) to set up a time to come in. This will be by appointment only. 


All PowerSchool questions to Sarah Lown at sarahlown@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us


All RevTrak questions to Erika Imler at erikaimler@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us 


All free/reduced application questions to Morgan Nefzger at morgannefzger@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us 


If you are returning to the district or adding a new student to your account:

  1. Please log onto your PowerSchool portal by using the following steps:
  2. Go to www.maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us 
  3. Click on POWERSCHOOL link on right hand side.
  4. Enter your username and password.
  5. Go to the bottom left hand side and select FORMS. (if you are adding a student, click on ACCOUNT PREFERENCES and STUDENTS then ADD. Use information at the top of this sheet)
  6. Complete all of the forms listed then submit when finished. (this process should be done for each child in the district – names listed on top of page)
  7. On the left hand side, click on SORT CONTACTS. Make sure each person listed has a relationship selected for their name.
  8. If you’re wanting to add a contact, on the left hand side, click on UPDATE CONTACTS. **Now that you have registered your child(ren), you need to pay for registration and lunch fees** 
  9. Click on REVTRAK link on left hand side.
  10. Enter your username and password for REVTRAK. (which is separate from PowerSchool)
  11. Click on POWERSCHOOL FEES for registration fees and FOOD SERVICE for lunch fees.
  12. You will be directed to enter in your debit or credit card information at checkout.
  13. Click on COMPLETE ORDER and you  may view and print your receipt if desired.

         **Fees for registration or lunch can always be dropped off at the school or sent with your child** 

          **If you forgot your RevTrak password, please click on forgot password to reset**


If you are new to the district, you will need to create a PowerSchool account by following these steps:

  1. Go to www.maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us
  2. Select POWERSCHOOL link on right hand side.
  4. Fill in your parent information, create your own username and password (which must be 6 characters long) and fill in your child’s name, access ID, access password and relationship. (access ID and access password are on the top of this sheet)
  5. You will then be directed to the PowerSchool login page to enter the username and password you created.
  6. Once you login, go to the bottom left hand side and click on FORMS.
  7. Complete all of the forms then click on save, then submit when finished.
  8. On the left hand side, click on UPDATE CONTACTS. Make sure each person listed has a relationship selected for their name.
  9. On the left hand side, click on SORT CONTACTS. Make sure they are in your preferred order. Then save. **Now that you have registered your child(ren), you need to pay for registration and lunch fees** 
  10. To register for a REVTRAK account, please contact Erika Imler (erikaimler@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us)

Breakfast, Lunch, and Ala Carte Items

Student Breakfast………………………$1.85

Student Lunch (K-5)…………………..$2.55

Student Lunch (6th-12th)…………….$2.80

Second Entree (7th-12th)……………$2.00

Extra Carton of Milk……………………$0.65

Cheese Stick (Elementary)………….$0.35

Extra Juice (breakfast)………………..$0.70

Extra Fruit (breakfast)…………………$0.55

Student Materials and Rental Fees


JK-5th Grade………………………$60.00

6th-12th Grade……………………$75.00

9th-12th Grade ONLY…………..$25.00

(technology fee)

Free/Reduced Lunch and Fees

To qualify for free or reduced fees, an application must be completed and turned into the middle school office by Thursday, July 27th to Morgan. Once online registration opens, you will see this deduction when you get to the student fees. This form is included in this registration packet and also available on our website (www.maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us) and click on FORMS and then REGISTRATION. 


Alert Reminder

Please make sure all contact information (cell phones/email/emergency contacts/etc.) are updated in PowerSchool. Please don’t list parents as emergency contacts. Text message alerts will be coming from the high school phone number (563.922.2091) and emails will come from sender mvalerts@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us. If the information in PowerSchool is not accurate, you will not receive these alerts. Contact Sarah Lown if you have questions. 


Health Information Form

Please fill out the health information form that was included in this registration packet and return it to the office in the building your child attends. If you need more copies, please refer to our website (www.maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us) and click on FORMS then HEALTH INFORMATION, and HEALTH FORM. This form will need to be completed for each child attending Maquoketa Valley Schools for the 2023-2024 school year. 



For your reference, there is a registration link on our homepage (www.maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us) for any additional registration information and/or documents.

Welcome New Employees

Laura Begle

High School Para

Kelly Pasker

Earlville Para

Karen Brotherton

Earlville Para


John Grimm

Ground & Transportation Director

Abby Sheppard


Linsay Kerch

Middle School Para

Debbie Palmersheim



Stacie Breitbach

Full Time Sub

Evan Dreessen

Elementary Music


Adrienne Gibbs

Earlville & Johnston Elementary Counselor

Hailey LeClere

Johnston Para


Alexandra Morozov

Earlville & Johnston

Special Education

Madison Imler

4th grade Teacher


Matt Seabold

Athletic Director/Strength

& Conditioning Coordinator


Food Service Need to Know


Check your current lunch account balance: Log into your online account or call/email Morgan to get your current lunch account balance. You can make deposits at any time, and it is best to start the school year with a positive balance.


Free/Reduced Applications: The due date was July 27th. These forms must be filled out as soon as possible so we have enough time to process your application and correct your registration fees. Free/Reduced applications can be found online, or there are copies in the Delhi Middle School/Elementary Office.


Salad Bar: This year, there will be a salad bar offered to all adult employees and all high school students Monday-Friday. The salad bar will be an alternate meal choice. You will not be able to get the salad bar in addition to the main meal being offered. The salad bar will be located in the High School cafeteria area.


Cheese Sticks: Students in preschool-fourth grade have the option of taking a cheese stick for a snack each day. Regardless if you qualify for Free/Reduced benefits, you will still be charged the full $0.35 per cheese stick. Cheese Sticks are charged to your account every Friday for the entire week.


Meal Pricing for the 23/24 school year:

Student breakfast: $1.85

Earlville & Johnston & Delhi Elementary Student Lunch: $2.55

Middle School & High School Student Lunch $2.80

Cheese Stick: $0.35

Extra Entree: $2.00

Extra Milk: $0.65

Extra Juice; $0.70


Charging on negative Accounts: Be sure to watch your lunch account balance. If your family lunch account reaches an amount of Negative $50.00 or more, students will be given an alternate meal until the account balance is improved. An alternate meal due to low account balance will consist of a deli sandwich and no additional seconds or ala carte items.


Alternate main course meal option: This year, we will have an alternate main course substitute at each meal. This substitute will consist of, a deli sandwich. Students may choose this instead of the main course any given day.


How and where to deposit lunch money: You can always send lunch money with your students to turn in to the secretary at their building, or you can go online and make deposits into your account.


Link to useful forms:

Food Service Information

Free & Reduced Meal Program Information

RevTrak Online Payments

Total Access Lunch

August Lunch Menu


If you have any questions pertaining to the Free and Reduced Meals, you can contact Morgan Nefzger at morgannefzger@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us

Back to School Orientation


Date: August 21st, 2023


Earlville: 5:00-6:00 p.m.


Johnston/Delhi: 5:30-6:30 p.m.


6th Orientation: 6:00-6:45 p.m.

  • 6:05 – 6:15 p.m. – Mr. Osterhaus welcomes, MS GYM 
  • 6:15 – 6:40 – Students run mock schedule with staff and open lockers
  • Mr. Osterhaus speaks with the parents
  • 6:45 p.m. – Students meet parents in MS gym


9th Orientation: 6:30-7:15 p.m.

  • 6:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Students and parents walk around to classes and open lockers
  • 6:45 – 6:50 p.m. – Parents and students meet in Auditorium – Mr. Osterhaus introduces the staff
  • 6:50 – 7:15 p.m. – Mr. Osterhaus speaks to parents & students


Maquoketa Valley Activity Calendar


This can be found on the website. Please check that for all activities.

Cancellations will be updated on the Maquoketa Valley Website.



Using E-Registration and Online Payment of Fees

For 2023-2024 School Year


Once again, parents will be able to pay their 23-24 school year student fees, submit lunch money and update contact and emergency information on Powerschool.


Payment of registration fees and the Powerschool link to update student information can be found on our website here. These will be active beginning August 2, 2023. 


Information will be mailed to parents about registration.



Text Alert System


We will be using your information in Power School to alert you. It is important to have your current phone number and email updated. If you have any questions or issues, please call Sarah Lown in the high school office at 563-922-2091.

Upcoming 2023/2024 School Year


The Maquoketa Valley school calendar for next year is now available

on our website at :https://www.maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us.


The first day of school for 2023/2024 is August 23rd, 2023


NHS Converted to Service Organization


Due to affiliation costs and duplication of recognition, MV will discontinue its membership to the National Honor Society and will instead begin a service program for students. Students will be made aware of service opportunities, given opportunities to lead service projects, held responsible for tracking their service hours and accomplishments, and recognized publicly at graduation (indication in the program and by a cord/medal).


The goal is to recognize students who have contributed to their community or school by volunteering their time and talents. An increasing number of scholarship applications require applicants to list service experiences. Additionally, volunteer time often leads to employment and future educational opportunities and helps students understand the connection between school, work, and community.


What counts as “service”? Service for this purpose is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without personal compensation or classroom credit. Examples include coaching youth teams, helping at church or community events, managing/keeping stats/video recording an athletic team, setting up for speech or FFA contest or assisting at contest, working on set for drama, volunteering at the public library or fire department, mentoring, serving as a teacher assistant, etc.


This program will begin this summer, and students will be phased into it:


  • Class of 2024: 225 hours from June 2021-May 1, 2024
  • Class of 2025 and beyond: 300 hours


 For further information, please contact Diane Temple at dianetemple@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us.


A Note from Nurse Mary & Nurse Jill


Students entering the grades listed below need to have the following:

Preschool: A physical and current immunizations.


JK/K: A physical, current immunizations, dental screening, and vision screening (the “KidSight” program (that comes to school) will qualify).


All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004, will need proof of one dose of meningitis vaccine. In addition to the meningitis vaccine for those entering into 7th grade, they will also be required to provide proof of Tdap vaccine. Proof of these vaccines will need to be provided PRIOR to the start of the first day of school or at school registration.


All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of the meningitis vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older. Proof of this vaccine will need to be provided PRIOR to the start of the first day of school or at school registration.


Please contact your healthcare provider, Delaware County Public Health, at 563-927-7551, Nurse Mary, or Nurse Jill.


Need School Supplies?

Attention all parents and students. If you are in need of school supplies, please note there will be a surplus of school supplies available for anyone in the district the night of open house in the Delhi Elementary/Middle School commons area. Please feel free to take anything you may need for the upcoming school year!

How to register your students on Bound

Parents, these are the steps to register your athlete

for a sport this year Via Bound.


1. Scan the Qr Code

2. Click the Registration Tab

3. Login or create Family Account

4. Add your student By searching for them

5. Click and register for any sports they are playing

6. Fill out the Information given

7. Complete registrations


If you are struggling with these steps, there is also a step-by-step instruction sheet here:


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Activities Director via email:



Thanks, and Go Wildcats!!!

Maquoketa Valley 2023-2024 School Calendar

Attention all parents and students

in need of School Supplies!

If you are in need of school supplies, please note there will be a surplus of school supplies available for the taking to anyone in the district the night of open house in the Delhi Elementary/Middle School commons area. Please feel free to take anything you may need for the upcoming school year!

2023-2024 Bus Route Information


Your 2023-2024 Bus Route Information can be found here.


For any bus route questions please contact brandywhittenbaugh@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us

2023-2024 Forms


All students must complete and return our 2023-2024 Yearly Health form before the beginning of the new school year.


Additional forms can be found on the Registration page of our website or here:


2023-2024 Backpack Program form


2023-2024 Maquoketa Valley Athletic forms


2023-2024 Wildcat Athletic Pass


Athletic booster memberships


Homeless Children and Youth


Objection to instruction and library materials

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