District Newsletter

Lynnville-Sully Schools - November 9, 2020

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Message from Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Lynnville-Sully Families,


Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 9 - 1 PM Student Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Conferences times (4:00 - 8:00 pm)

Thursday, November 12 - 1 PM Student Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Conferences times (4:00 - 8:00 pm)
Friday, November 13 - No School for Students & Staff - Teacher Conference Compensation Day


Parent-Teacher Conference Information

To learn more about parent-teacher conferences, click on the following link located on the front page of the school website: http://www.lshawks.org/announcement/check-it-out/parent-teacherconferenceinformationmondaynov9thursdaynov12from4-8pm


Brief Summary of Special School Board Meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2020

The school board unanimously approved hiring a full-time superintendent for 2021-2022. In addition, the school board approved Grundmeyer Leader Search to facilitate the superintendent hiring process.


Lynnville-Sully High School earns 2020 College Success Award

Lynnville-Sully High School has received GreatSchools.org 2020 College Success Award! The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools that demonstrate excellence in ensuring students are prepared to succeed in college.


Lynnville-Sully High School is one of 2,158 schools in 29 states across the country to be honored with the award, which is based on data indicating how our school prepares students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year.


To view Lynnville-Sully's profile, click on the following link: https://www.greatschools.org/iowa/sully/lynnville_sully-community-school-district/?utm_source=CSA_leaders&utm_medium=email&utm_content=101220.1#CollegeSuccessAwardWinners


Daily Attendance Numbers

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, the Jasper County positivity rate reached 20%. The percent positive is the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are positive. Lynnville-Sully administrators have been working with Jasper County Public Health officials and county superintendents to monitor recent trends.


Based on Lynnville-Sully data, we think our best option is to remain in school. Student absentee rate in the school district:

  • 3.8% on Wednesday, November 4
  • 3.4% on Thursday, November 5
  • 4.0% on Friday, November 6

On a daily basis, we monitor the county positivity rate, school district student 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.


COVID-19 Information (UPDATED WEEKLY)

The information below reflects the total positive cases, and quarantine or isolation numbers in the school district for the week of October 31 - November 6, 2020. 29 students were exposed to a positive case, but did not need to quarantine because of the school district mask requirement. Parents were informed if their child was exposed and did not need to quarantine.


Total Positive Cases of COVID-19 - Week of October 31 - November 6, 2020

Elementary (K-5)

  • Student Total: 0
  • Staff Total: *less than 6

Middle Middle School (6-8)

  • Student Total: *less than 6
  • Staff Total: 0

High School (9-12)

  • Student Total: *less than 6
  • Staff Total: 0

Total in Quarantine or Isolation' - Week of October 31 - November 6, 2020

Elementary (K-5)

  • Student Total: 12
  • Staff Total: *less than 6

Middle Middle School (6-8)

  • Student Total: 6
  • Staff Total: *less than 6

High School (9-12)

  • Student Total: 27
  • Staff Total: 0

* 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 The percent positive is the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are positive. As of Monday, November 9, 2020, the positivity rate for Jasper County is 22.2%.


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 December 31, 2020, 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,

Superintendent

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