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We will be doing remote learning for the remainder of the school year.

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Good Evening Iowa Families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather! This is an exciting week – the last week of school! During this unusual time, as I stated in my email on Friday, we want to celebrate the last day of school by having our teachers/staff do a parade through our neighborhoods. The parade of Iowa teachers/staff will begin at 2:00 pm. Attached is an image showing the route we will be taking and the approximate times we will be in each area. Below I have also provided the written directions of the route. The route was determined based on the locations of our students and places we feel students/families can walk to in order to wave to their teachers. We want to encourage everyone to stand on the sidewalks to cheer as our students and teachers/staff can see each other one more time before the summer. This will be a great event to close out our school year given the circumstances. We hope to see everyone on Thursday!

  • Right onto Exposition Dr. (2:00 pm)
  • Right onto Ritchfield St.
  • Right onto Ohio Pl.
  • Left to head South on Airport Blvd.
  • Right (West) on Mississippi Ave.
  • Right onto Chambers Rd.
  • Right into Apex on the Highline Apartments (2:15 pm)
  • Right onto Chambers Rd.
  • Right into Hearthstone Apartments.
  • Left (South) onto Chambers Rd.
  • Left (East) onto Mississippi Ave.
  • Right onto Idalia St. (2:30 pm)
  • Right onto Helena Cir.
  • Right onto Idalia St.
  • Left (East) onto Mexico Ave.
  • Right onto Laredo St.
  • Left onto Colorado Ave.
  • Left onto Ouray St.
  • Left onto Iowa Ave. (2:45 pm)
  • Right onto Lewiston Ct.
  • Right onto Gunnison Pl.
  • Left onto Nucla St.
  • Right onto Arkansas Dr.
  • Left onto Olathe Way
  • Left onto Wyoming Dr.
  • Right onto Memphis St.
  • Right onto Louisiana Dr.
  • Left onto Arizona Dr.
  • Right onto Lewiston Way
  • Left onto Lewiston St. (2:55 pm)
  • Continue onto Carolina Dr.
  • Left onto Arkansas Dr.
  • Left onto Laredo St.
  • Right onto Gunnison Pl.
  • Right onto Kittredge St.
  • Left onto Joplin St.
  • Right onto Kalispell Way
  • Left onto Kansas Pl.
  • Right onto Kalispell St.

During the extended school closure, Aurora Public Schools will be distributing FREE breakfast, lunch and dinner. These meals will be provided at 16 locations. All three meals, which include vegetarian options, will be available together for pickup through a grab-and-go system. Thanks to generous philanthropic support, we are now able to provide meals to everyone including adults.

Meals will be available Monday through Friday through April 17 at the following locations and times. APS is providing meals at as many locations as possible to reduce travel distances for families. You will notice that the windows for meal pick up are 25 minutes long. Although this may seem short, we believe this window will allow us to provide for a grab-and-go system while also helping us maximize the number of pick-up locations and serve the highest number of families throughout the district.

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The parking lot is for staff and volunteers ONLY! Please park on the street (not the fire lane) when dropping off or picking up your students. Thanks!

Home of the Bears!

Principal: Jason Smith

Assistant Principal: Kim Jansen

Secretary: Isela CortesClerk: Allison QuinnHealth Clerk: Arielle Maes

Phone: 303-751-3660 Attendance: 303-326-1617

Fax: 303-326-1217

School Hours for the 2019-20 School Year

  • Start Time: 9:10 a.m. for K-5
  • Dismissal: 3:40 p.m. for K-5
  • Breakfast in the Classroom: 8:50-9:20 a.m. (Please DO NOT arrive at school before 8:45 a.m.)
  • Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Our Mission

Our Purpose

Iowa cultivates an engaging environment where relationships are the integral part of growth and success. We ensure our students are empowered when challenged, can think critically, and are accountable to achieve in an ever-changing world.

To empower our community to positively change the world through innovative thinking and effective communication in order to confidently advocate for ourselves and others.

Important Information

Absence Reporting

Upcoming Events

Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Absence Reporting: 303-326-1617

Please call in absences before 8:00 A.M. on the day of the absence or leave a message on the answering machine before or after office hours.

Please give:

  • Child's name
  • Date and reason for absence
  • Name of person calling


Check Your Student in for the 2019-20 School Year!

Parents or guardians must check in their returning students using this online system before the start of the school year to review and update important student and family information. You can also apply or reapply for Free and Reduced Lunch. To check your children in, log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or visit your school’s website starting July 1. Learn more at

Download the APS Mobile App for Iowa!

Download and install the APS Mobile App on your phone from either the Apple Store or Google Play Store and register your student for Iowa Elementary. The mobile app will then be customized for Iowa!

View the presentation at the right to learn how to install and register, or view the full screen presentation here.

Fundraiser for 5th Grade Field Trip!!!

Please click on the link below to help send our students to Estes Park for an overnight, team building Field Trip.

Donate Now!

Transportation Survey

Aurora Public Schools are currently studying the financial and logistical impact of providing more students transportation access by reducing student walk distances. Using SchoolMessenger, APS will be reaching out to parents and guardians to gather feedback using an online survey in order to provide transportation services to more students. If you are unable to to complete the survey online APS will provide a paper survey that can be filled out at your student's school or feel free to print out the survey below and turn it in. For more information please view the PDFs provided below.

1-9-2020 English FAQ.pdf
1-9-2020 SPANISH - FAQ.pdf
English Survey.docx
1-9-2020 SPANISH -Survey.docx

APS 2020 Backpack Checklists

APS 2020 Backpack Checklists - English & Spanish