District Newsletter

Lynnville-Sully Schools - January 13, 2021

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Message from Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Lynnville-Sully Families,


Upcoming Dates

Thursday, January 14 - Last Day for Second Quarter/First Semester

Friday, January 15 - No School for Students - Teacher Work Day

Thursday, January 28 - 1:00 pm Early Dismissal for Students - Teacher Professional Development


School Bond Issue Facility Improvement Updates & Floor Plans/Images

On March 3, 2020, Lynnville-Sully Community School District voters approved a 4.5 million dollar bond issue to improve school district facilities. A little over 80% of the voters supported the bond issue at the polls. Awesome support!! Competitive bids were opened on Tuesday, January 12 and the contractor with the lowest bid will be recommended for approval at the next school board meeting on January 18. (Bond issue facility improvement floor plans and images at the bottom of the newsletter)


Flashback in Time Video

2019-2020 Lynnville-Sully School Video. No masks. Seems so long ago... Enjoy!!

Thank you Lisa Foster for creating this memorable video last year.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqjN8j5WCgM&t=3s


Governor's Proclamation on January 7, 2021- L-S Spectator Guidelines

In response to the ​Governor’s Proclamation on January 7, 2021, South Iowa Cedar League (SICL) administrators adopted the following protocols from January 8 to February 6, 2021.

Complete list of Lynnville-Sully spectator guidelines: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T4Muwd4-tEmFX09VkbvVDgNhy8huVxoT/view


January 13, 2021 COVID-19 Information

At this time, our data indicates we will continue with face-to-face instruction.

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 at bottom of the newsletter).


January 13, 2021 Jasper County Positivity Rate: 15.7%: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/percent-school-district-positive-analysis


January 13, 2021 Lynnville-Sully Data Analysis:

  • K-12 Absence Rate: 1.8%
  • K-5 Absence Rate: 2.7%. Number of Positive COVID K-5 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • 6-8 Absence Rate: 0% Number of Positive COVID 6-8 Student Cases: 0
  • 9-12 Absence Rate: 1.7% Number of Positive COVID 9-12 Student Cases: 0
  • Number of Positive COVID K-12 Staff Cases: 0
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: *Less than 6
  • K-12 Staff Quarantined: 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.


School Drama Performance on Saturday, January 16

The Lynnville-Sully High School Drama Department presents: The Little Mermaid JR on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 7 pm in the high school gym. Those who wish to view the live stream, click on the following school district website for more information: http://www.lshawks.org/announcement/check-it-out/highschoolmusicalonjanuary9thand16th

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Newton Text Alerts

The school will use the texting service for school delays, cancellations, or other school news.

Be alerted on your cell phone by signing up to get free text messages from the Lynnville-Sully Community School District. Texting service hosted by Newton Daily News. If you received Newton Daily News texts last year, you don't need to sign up again.

https://my.textcaster.com/asa/Default.aspx?ID=1f4cd324-c002-4ad1-8d92-46bf899017e3


Livestreaming L-S Activities

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 may be posted on Lynnville-Sully’s website.


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.

Superintendent

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