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October 2021 Newsletter

October Newsletter Highlights


  • Events
  • Koch's Corner
  • Leeds School Store
  • Information on Cheer Camp
  • Meal Application Reminder
  • Virtual Backpack





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October Events

  • 8th-NO SCHOOL (exchange day)
  • 26th- 4th Grade History Fieldtrip, End of 1st Quarter
  • 29th- Fall Festival Parties



LOOKING AHEAD...........


  • November 2nd- NO SCHOOL
  • November 10th- Fundraiser Items Delivered

Koch's Corner

Dear Leeds Families,


Fall has arrived! I hope you have enjoyed the transition of the seasons over the past few weeks. Although at times it still feels a bit like summer, fall will be upon us before you know it!

As happens each year, our teachers and students have spent a great deal of time over this first month and a half of school getting to know one another, building their classroom communities, and focusing on positive expected behaviors and routines for success. Teachers teach, model, practice, reinforce, and acknowledge expected routines and behaviors for the school environment.

As many of you are aware, we have a school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support system (PBIS) with the expectations that Leeds Future Stars

Show respect, Try our Best, Awesome Attitude, Responsible and Safe

Consistency of expectations supports students in their learning and learning environment at school. When staff notice students displaying positive, expected behaviors, students are acknowledged with a STAR Card to celebrate the good choices they are making each day.

In the spirit of acknowledging positives, I would like to give you all huge thanks for making the after school pick up such a great success. We are seeing appropriate crosswalk usage, families showing patience, and an emphasis on safety through being aware of others. This has made the end of the day

transitions so smooth for all of the students.


Great job, Future Stars!


Mr. Koch

Principal, Leeds Elementary School

Leeds School Store

Our school store is now open to order Leeds apparel! Please click the following link to order https://leedselementaryfuturestars21.itemorder.com

* Orders are due by October 18th*

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Free and Reduced Meal Application Reminder:

  • Have you filled out a free and reduced meal application for the 2021-2022 school year? If you haven’t, please take a few moments to fill out the application today. While meals are free to all students due to the pandemic, the information collected on the free and reduced meal application is needed for program funding within the District. Families who qualify for free or reduced meals may also qualify for P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits carry over for 30 days in the school year or until a new application is filled out for the new school year. The free and reduced meal application is available on the SCCSD website.

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.

Download SCCSD’s New Mobile App

Convenience at your fingertips! Download our new mobile app for easy access to the school calendar, events, and all the information you need about the Sioux City Community School District. The app is available to download now in the app store on your mobile device.

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.