District Newsletter

Lynnville-Sully Schools - November 23, 2020

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Message from Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Lynnville-Sully Families,

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 25 - 1 PM Early Dismissal for Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 26 - No School for Students & Staff for Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 27 - No School for Students & Staff for Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, December 10 - 1 PM Early Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

Wrestling Gear

Hawk fans, order 2020-21 wrestling gear:


2020-21 Preseason Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings - L-S Ranked #9

Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (November 19, 2020)

Class 1A

No. School

1 Newell-Fonda

2 Algona Bishop Garrigan

3 St. Ansgar

4 Kingsley-Pierson


6 Springville

7 Exira-EHK

8 Montezuma

9 Lynnville-Sully

10 Turkey Valley

November 23, 2020 COVID-19 Information

On a daily basis, we monitor the county positivity rate, school district student/staff attendance numbers, and positive cases of COVID-19. If the student absentee rate exceeds 10% in the school district and positive cases of COVID-19 increase, we may switch to hybrid or remote learning (L-S instructional model considerations below and attached). At this time, our data indicates we will continue with face-to-face instruction.

43 students were exposed to a positive case during the week of November 14 - November 20, 2020, but did not need to quarantine because of the school district mask requirement.

November 23, 2020 Jasper County Positivity Rate: 19.2%

November 23, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Analysis:

  • K-12 Absence Rate: 1.8%
  • K-5 Absence Rate: 0.9%. Number of Positive COVID K-5 Student Cases: 0
  • 6-8 Absence Rate: 1.9% Number of Positive COVID 6-8 Student Cases: 0
  • 9-12 Absence Rate: 3.5% Number of Positive COVID 9-12 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • Number of Positive COVID K-12 Staff Cases: 0
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: 30
  • K-12 Staff Quarantined: 1

* Due to confidentiality guidance outlined by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, any level with less than six cases can not be identified to protect the identity of individual students or staff. Zeros may be shared with the public.

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Livestreaming L-S Activities

School officials will make every effort to livestream home events for family and friends to watch from their homes. Hawk fans are encouraged to visit the school’s website, www.lshawks.org where livestream updates will be posted. Click on the Activities Director tab on Lynnville-Sully’s home page, and then click on the HAWKS LIVE graphic to watch home events https://team1prep.com/ia/?S=lshawks When livestreaming is available at away games, specific information will also be posted on Lynnville-Sully’s website.

Gaiters Allowed for Students, Staff, & Community

CDC updated their mask infographic to now say that gaiters are acceptable if they are two layers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

Positivity Rate in Jasper County

The positivity rate for each county located at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/percent-school-district-positive-analysis The percent positive is the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are positive. As of Monday, November 23, 2020, the positivity rate for Jasper County is 19.2%.

Free Meal Pick-Up Available for Absent L-S Students

All Lynnville-Sully enrolled students who are absent from school may pick-up a free meal between 11:30 am - 11:40 am at the front entrance of the elementary/middle school. Meals will be brought out to your vehicle. Meals must be ordered by 8:00 am the day of meal pick-up. If your child is absent due to sickness, COVID-19 quarantine, COVID-19 isolation, or any other reason, you may email or call Shelley Vander Molen before the 8:00 am the day of meal pick-up. Email Shelley: vandermolen@lshawks.com or call and leave a message: 641-594-4445 extension 133. The free meal pick-up will be offered through the end of the school year or until federal funding is no longer available.

L-S Return to Learn Website:

Link: https://sites.google.com/lshawks.com/lsreturntolearn/home

If you have any questions or suggestions, please give me a call 641-594-4445 extension 103 or send an email: ehresman@lshawks.com

Shane Ehresman, Ed.S.


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