District Newsletter

Lynnville-Sully Schools - October 14, 2020

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Message from Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Lynnville-Sully Families,


National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 18-24

In 2019, Iowa lost 39 young drivers between the ages of 14 – 20 in motor vehicle crashes. Seven of those drivers had a blood alcohol over the legal limit. During National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 18-24, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is teaming up with law enforcement across the state to help empower parents to discuss the importance of safe driving habits with their young drivers. Safety facts to share with your teen driver: https://dps.iowa.gov/national-teen-driver-safety-week-october-18-24?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


October is Cyber Security Month - Google Password Protection Tips from ITS

According to Infrastructure Technology Solutions (ITS), schools are large targets for phishing attacks, ransomware, social engineering and other cyber threats. Many of these threats include attempts to retrieve account credentials, whether for your school Gmail or other websites. Learn how to protect email and website accounts: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yPZ6fTo86wQPTXi6gSNehRcv42Hrcxg6/view?usp=sharing


Holiday, Basketball, & Musical Apparel Orders

Link to Holiday and Basketball apparel orders: http://www.tig2estore.com/lshawks/default.aspx

  • Basketball ordering period will close at 10:00 am on Thursday October 15
  • Holiday apparel ordering period will close 10:00 AM on Monday November 2
  • No late orders will be accepted. Check the school website for order pick up information.
Link to 2020 “Little Mermaid” Musical t-shirt orders: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/ls-high-school-2020-musical?utm_campaign=desktop-post-launch-v3&utm_content=ls-high-school-2020-musical&utm_medium=messaging&utm_source=email


How to Select CDC Appropriate Masks

CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. When selecting a mask, there are many choices. Here are some do’s and don’ts: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html


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 3 - October 9, 2020.


Total Positive Cases of COVID-19 - Week of October 3 - October 9, 2020

Elementary (K-5)

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

Middle Middle School (6-8)

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

High School (9-12)

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


Total in Quarantine or Isolation' - Week of October 3 - October 9, 2020

Elementary (K-5)

  • Student Total: 20
  • Staff Total: *less than 6

Middle Middle School (6-8)

  • Student Total: 39
  • Staff Total: *less than 6

High School (9-12)

  • Student Total: 80
  • Staff Total: *less than 6

* 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 Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the positivity rate for Jasper County is 7.2%.


Free Meal Pick-Up for L-S Absent 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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