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April 2021 Newsletter

April Newsletter Highlights


  • April lunch menu
  • April events
  • Koch's corner
  • School fee information
  • Immunization requirements






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April Events


  • 5th- NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)
  • 5th-9th- NO SCHOOL (preschool only)
  • 20th- Patriot Camp (5th grade only) 9:20am-10:50am
  • 30th- Snow make up day

Koch's Corner

Spring has sprung and we are heading into the final stretch and the 4th quarter. This time of year is great for everyone, but especially for all of us in school! The students are excited to be back outside playing (especially this year) and the staff is equally excited to get outside and rejuvenate after a long winter stuck inside!

Every spring we start focusing on and taking some time to prepare our students in grades 3-5 for the Iowa Schools Assessment for Student Proficiency. The testing window for Leeds will be from April 27th through May 5th. We will be sending reminders out as we get closer to the date, so keep an eye out for any information or tips provided to help for a successful testing experience for your child.


Have a great month,

Mr. Koch

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Paying School Fees is Quick and Easy Online


Do you have school fees that need to be paid? Visit www.siouxcityschools.org and click on the “Parents” tab to pay your fees online. On the drop-down menu of the “Parents” tab, you can select “Pay Curriculum and Meal Fees.” Both links will take you to “My School Bucks” to complete the payment transaction. Payment for curriculum resource fees can be made under the “School Store” by selecting “Categories” and then “Curriculum Fees.” If you have any questions, please contact our school’s bookkeeper. Thank you.

Immunization & Screening Requirements


Before next fall, make sure your child’s immunizations, dental screenings, and vision screenings are up-to-date. According to law, there are requirements for children entering kindergarten, third grade, seventh grade, ninth grade, and twelfth grade. Visit our website to learn more.

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Have you heard?

The Sioux City Community School District launched a new website that provides timely information for parents. Everything you need to know is at your fingertips. Access tools, resources, and tips, all specifically designed to support you and your child.

From the Homepage You can Access:

· School Menus

· Infinite Campus

· Canvas

· Let’s Talk

· News

· Events

· Our Photo Gallery

· Students Spotlights

Dig a Little Further to Fin New Features Including:

· Parent Guide to Student Success

· Tools to Stay Connected

· Online High School Course Guide

· And so much more!

Explore the District Website on Desktop or Mobile[MA2]

SCCSD Virtual Backpack

From camps to sports leagues to family services, the SCCSD Virtual Backpack serves as a link between non-profit community partners and our students and families.

Would you like to get weekly updates about events? Sign Up for the Virtual Backpack email list here.

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 Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, gomezj2@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.