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January 2022 Newsletter

January Newsletter Highlights



  • January Events
  • January Lunch Menu
  • Koch's Corner
  • Social Media Tips
  • Weather Related Update Information




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January Events

  • 11th-End of 2nd Quarter
  • 12th- NO SCHOOL
  • 18th- Bring a Book, Take a Book
  • 21st- 5th Grade Career Academy Fieldtrip (more information to come)


Looking Ahead.....


  • February 15th-Interpreter Supported Conferences
  • February 21st- Conferences ( NO SCHOOL)
  • February 22nd- Conferences
  • February 25th- NO SCHOOL

Koch's Corner

Dear Leeds Future Stars Families,

I wish you health, happiness, and peace for the New Year. As we celebrate this new year, 2022, it is always a great time for looking back to the past, but more importantly, looking forward to the coming year. It is a time to reflect on the changes we want, or need, to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and that your children are as excited to be back, as we are excited to have them! So far 2021 has been filled with energy and a passion for learning. I can see it on your kids’ faces and hear it in their conversations. They are eager to continue their learning and we are eager to teach them! As we enter 2022, we often create resolutions as this is a natural time to “reboot.” At Leeds Elementary School, we take this time to reemphasize our philosophy of continuous improvement, and our goal of giving kids what they need, when they need it. We live these words each day as we constantly adjust our instruction to meet the needs of our students. What that means to us is that each day, we strive to deliver the best instruction, based on what our kids each need individually. We believe that Leeds Elementary School is a GREAT school, in a GREAT school district, and in 2022 we will continue with our promise to meet the needs of each child, each day, so that they can reach their full potential.

Happy 2022

Mr. Koch

Principal, Leeds Elementary School

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Social Media Tips and Information

Do the terms Snap map, private account, or ghost mode sound familiar? If you answered no, you are not alone. Many families are unfamiliar with these social media terms and others. The District website offers information for parents on the most popular social media platforms and tips for keeping kids safe online. Information is available here:https://bit.ly/3mgwsz7

Weather-Related Updates

The weather in Iowa can be unpredictable. If the weather requires us to delay the start of our school day, cancel school for the day, or dismiss school early, information will be sent to families through Blackboard, our communication system. If you are not receiving District text messages, emails, or phone calls, please let us know so we can update your information in our system.

In addition to Blackboard, school closure information is also posted to our social media sites and the District website and shared with the local media.

Stay Up-To-Date On Community Events

  • The Sioux City Community School District is proud to offer many ways for students and families to stay involved and connected in our community. Virtual Backpack provides families with a convenient way to receive the latest news and information from local non-profits and community partners on events and activities that may be of interest to District families. From camps and sports leagues to family services and resources, the SCCSD Virtual Backpack is a one-stop resource for community information. Sign up to receive the weekly e-newsletter today!

Return-to-Learn Plan and Weekly COVID-19 Reporting

  • The District’s Return-to-Learn Plan including our health and safety protocols and our weekly report for positive COVID-19 tests reported by parents and staff is available on the District’s website. The weekly positive COVID-19 data is updated every Friday as part of the District’s commitment to maintaining transparent communication with our families.

Are You Following Us?

We encourage you to stay up-to-date on school news, highlights, and student recognition by following our school on Facebook and Twitter as well as the District’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels. It is one of the best ways to stay engaged with our school and the District. Follow us today!

Non-Discrimination Statement

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 and does not 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. The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment. Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Dora Jung, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075,jungd@live.siouxcityschools.com. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.