Jr. Wolverine News

November 2018

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Talent Show

Come see the talented students of Liberty Elementary in our 5th Annual Liberty School Talent Show. The show is Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6pm. There will also be art work displayed from many of our Liberty students in the Art Gallery. Tickets are $2 and all proceeds go to support student activities and learning at Liberty School. Come enjoy a fabulous night out at the Liberty School Talent Show!

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Winter Weather Information

With cold weather upon us, it’s important to plan for inclement weather. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the colder weather. Suggested apparel includes a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves. If a student needs access to these cold weather apparel items, please contact the school office.

Even during the winter season, the District allows recess and outdoor activities to continue as usual. However, if a student does not have appropriate winter clothing, a school official may ask a student to remain inside.

When the atmosphere reaches a temperature that feels like 15 degrees or less, then all students are kept inside for recess/activities. The “feel” of the temperature is determined based on the National Weather Service’s report.

Thank you for helping us keep students safe and warm this season.

School Closure Information

The winter in Iowa provides us with some days that make it a challenge to hold classes at the regular time, and sometimes we must close our schools early, late, or for the entire day. As you know, our weather is not only challenging at times, it is constantly changing.

Please remember that parents and guardians have the right to make the decision to keep their child home on any day that they feel it is unsafe for their student to be in school because of weather conditions. If you believe the weather provides a sincere reason why you may have to keep your students at home, or take your student home when classes are scheduled to continue, you as a parent or guardian will simply need to contact your child’s school to let them know.

If a decision is made on the day of school to cancel classes or to have a late start, a call goes out at 6:00 AM to all parents and guardians. Parents can also check the following sites for closure information.

1. GovDelivery https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/IAEDU6039/subscriber/new?qsp=CODE_RED

2. District’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SiouxCityCommSchools

3. District’s Twitter @siouxcityschool

4. All media outlets

If the schools are dismissed early or if school is called off entirely, there will be no evening activities. If you have before and after school care, please check with your provider about their procedures.

Thank you.

Meg Harper

Communications Associate

627 4th St.

Sioux City, IA 51101-1610

Phone: (712) 279-6667 ext. 6103

harperm@live.siouxcityschools.com

www.siouxcityschools.org

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Important November Dates

Nov 6 - PTO Meeting @6:00 pm

Nov 12 - Rollerama 6-8 pm $5.00 (wear socks)

Nov 13 - Talent Show 6:00 pm

Nov 19- Picture Retake

Nov 21 - Holiday Early Out 2:30 PM

Nov 22 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 23 - No School - Black Friday

Nov 27 - Fundraiser Delivery Day

Nov 30 - House Games

Looking ahead....

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Zero Hero Corner

Are you a Zero Hero..?

Zero Absences & Zero Tardies every day!


We celebrate our students each month when they attend school every day and on time.

Please make sure when your child is out sick for more than 1-2 days, that he/she return to school with a doctor’s note per visit !

“Make every day count..” !

School Safety

Student and staff safety is of paramount importance in the Sioux City Community School District. For this reason, the District exercises a host of crisis prevention and planning tactics. During the year, our school has fire, tornado, and intruder drills. The drills ensure our students and staff are prepared for potential emergencies. Watch for future newsletter updates that give you information on our drills, so you can continue the safety conversations with your child(ren) at home.


Should an emergency occur, the school notifies you through our Blackboard phone system. The system calls every phone number associated with your child in order to reach you. The message will give you details about the emergency and provide directions on when/where to pick up your child if the normal school day is altered.


For more information about school safety, visit our website at: http://www.siouxcityschools.org/safety/ or speak to our principal.

Let's Talk

An engaged community makes our District stronger. That is why we have made it easy for you to connect with us whenever it is convenient for you. We encourage you to take advantage of Let’s Talk! our 24/7 online submission site, by reaching out with your ideas, questions, concerns, and praise.


To make a submission, please visit http://www.siouxcityschools.org/lets-talk/.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.


The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices.


Inquiries or grievances, including Section 504 grievances and grievances under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, gomezj2@live.siouxcityschools.com. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.