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Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary School

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A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents,

Thank you for attending conferences in February. If you did not get an opportunity to visit with your child’s teacher, please call the school and try to connect with him/her. During professional development, our K-2 teachers will be studying “the science of reading” with a book called Equipped for Reading Success. Teachers in grades 3-5 will be preparing students for the ISASP test. This is a state assessment that is given April 17-28. It measures proficiency in Reading/writing and math for grades 3-5. Science is given only for 5th grade. Attendance during these two weeks is imperative. Why is this an important test? Our school gets a state rating based on the ISASP results and the Conditions for Learning survey. We carefully look at all subgroup to ensure all students are growing and that students are proficient or advanced on the test’s rating scale.

At the end of April, teachers will be looking at class lists for next year. They spend a great deal of time trying to determine which teacher would be the best fit for each child. If for some reason, you have a special request for your child, you need to get a request form from the office, fill it out, and return it to the office. We will consider all requests turned in by April 21st.

Thank you for continuing to team with our teachers to help your child grow academically and socially/emotionally.


Tami Voegeli

Congratulations to our PAWesome Students of the Month!

Staff Member of the Month!

Congratulations to:

Amy Lamoureux- 1st Grade Teacher

Amy is positive and always has a smiling face. She has great relationships with her students and their families. She is always willing to be a CICO mentor for students. Amy knows her students well academically. She uses this information to meet their needs and to help them be successful. She is an amazing teacher!

Thank you, Amy, for all you do!

Spring Music Concerts

Tuesday, March 21: Kindergarten and 1st Grade - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, April 4: 2nd and 3rd grade - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 2: 4th and 5th grade with Band - 2:00 pm

Kindness Week - March 20 - March 24

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Loess Hills Apparel

Loess Hills PTO has an apparel shop open through March 5. Please use the following link to access the store:

March Menus

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Weather Reminders

Just a reminder that students will be going outside in the morning and for recess if the real feel temperature is at 15 degrees or higher. Please have students bring a coat, hat, and gloves/mittens each day.

If there is a late start or an early out due to bad weather, there is no Beyond the Bell services. Please plan other arrangements. If there is a late start, typically a 10:30 a.m. start time, breakfast is not served, as lunch service begins at 10:55 a.m. Students should not arrive before 10:20 a.m. on these days. Please plan accordingly for your child.

Thank you!

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March 3: 5th Grade to Career Academy

March 9: PTO Meeting - 5:30 pm

March 12: Daylight Savings - Spring forward one hour

March 14: Grades 3, 4, & 5 to Symphony at the Orpheum

March 15: Grades 4 & 5 to NAIA

March 17: 4th Grade Field Trip - Sioux City Museum

March 20: End of 3rd Quarter

March 20-24: Kindness Week

March 21: Music Programs - Grades Kindergarten & 1 - 2:00 pm

March 24: Snow Make-Up Day

March 30: 4th Grade to West Middle for Kid Wind

April 4: Music Programs - Grades 2 & 3 - 2:00 pm

April 5: Early Out - 2:30 dismissal

April 6-10: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

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Download the District’s New Mobile App

The District’s new mobile app provides quick and convenient information at your fingertips. Download the mobile to receive push notifications from the District about closings and cancellations and stay updated on today’s school lunch menu, upcoming events, and school news. Look for Sioux City Community Schools in your app store today! (Please note: If you have an older version of the District mobile app, you will need to delete that app before downloading the new app.)

Conditions for Learning Survey Coming Soon

All Iowa public school districts are required to administer an annual school climate and culture survey to students in grades 3-12 called Conditions for Learning Survey. The survey is designed to measure their engagement in school, safety, and the overall learning environment. The survey will be administered to students in early April.

In April, parents and families of students in preschool through grade 12 will also have the opportunity to participate in the Parent Conditions for Learning Survey. The survey contains similar items to those on the student survey, focusing on areas that range from student safety and positive adult and student relationships to school rules and how they are enforced. Participation in the survey is encouraged, but it is completely voluntary, and all questions are optional to answer.

Please watch your email for more information on the survey.

Have a Question or Concern?

Connect with your student’s school, the superintendent’s office, or transportation. Let’s Talk provides you with an easy and convenient way to connect with schools and departments across the District with your ideas, questions, and concerns.

Get started today by clicking on the Lets-Talk located on the District’s homepage.

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