District Newsletter

Lynnville-Sully Schools - September 29, 2020

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Message from Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Lynnville-Sully Families,

1:00 PM Early Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development on October 1

1:00 PM early dismissal for teacher professional development on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Click on the following link to the view the 2020-2021 school district calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XK6MyGkWKEMYVYkauimPQVExReFZOMAY/view

High School Students Return to 100% On-Site Learning on Monday, October 5

The Iowa Department of Education (DE) approved the school district's waiver to provide primarily remote or continuous learning at Lynnville-Sully High School for the period: September 24 - October 2, 2020. High school students will not need to make-up school days missed on Tuesday, September 22 or Wednesday, September 23. At this time, high school students not in quarantine will return to 100% onsite learning on Monday, October 5, 2020. High school activities will resume on Saturday, October 3.

Free Meal Pick-Up for L-S Absent Students

Beginning Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 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 December 31, 2020, or until federal funding is no longer available.

Homecoming 2020

Homecoming Week: October 5 – October 9. Mr. Shipley, High School Principal, and Mr. Vos, High School Student Council Advisor, worked with the high school student council to develop this year’s schedule. Due to social distancing, several activities will be removed or modified from this year’s Homecoming activities. High school students will not be dismissed during the school day to work on Homecoming activities like past years.

Brief summary of Homecoming schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 6: Powder-Puff Volleyball in HS Gym at 7:30 pm (as normal)
  • Wednesday, October 7: Powder-Puff Football at football field at 7:00 pm (as normal)
  • Thursday, October 8: Pep Rally/Coronation at football field at 7:00 pm (as normal except location)
  • Friday, October 9: No K-12 student parade, Football game vs. North Mahaska at 7:00 pm

COVID-19 Information (NEW)

In an effort to keep students, staff, families, and entire community aware of how COVID-19 is impacting our district, we plan to share information every week, while still protecting the privacy of those affected. Please note, this is a work in progress and our district will make adjustments and improvements as needed.

The information below reflects the total positive cases, and quarantine or isolation numbers in the school district for the week of September 21 - September 26, 2020.

Total Positive Cases of COVID-19 - Week of September 21 - 26, 2020

Elementary (K-5)

Student Total: *less than 6

Staff Total: *less than 6

Middle Middle School (6-8)

Student Total: 0

Staff Total: 0

High School (9-12)

Student Total: 9

Staff Total: *less than 6

Total in Quarantine or Isolation' - Week of September 21 - 26, 2020

Elementary (K-5)

Student Total: 30

Staff Total: *less than 6

Middle Middle School (6-8)

Student Total: 15

Staff Total: 0

High School (9-12)

Student Total: 134

Staff Total: 7

* 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.

Positivity Rate in Jasper County

The positivity rate for each county located at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/percent-school-district-positive-analysis

As of Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the positivity rate for Jasper County is 10.4%.

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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