North Scott Jr. High Newsletter

Happy Holiday's December 2020

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Message from the Nurse

Mr. Hawley and Nurse Wilson went to the 7th Grade and 8th Grade ELA classrooms last week to remind students of the importance of wearing their masks, social distancing, and washing their hands here at school and at home. We discussed how Covid fatigue is setting in and the importance of continuing to be mindful of the mitigation strategies not only at school but at home and in our community. We shared how grateful we are that our young leaders are being good role models not only here at school but within our community to help our near capacity hospitals and front line workers.

Counselor Corner

Update from the District

Families

  • Each week we will be providing our current data on COVID-19 cases and quarantines in the district. Each week we will be providing our current data on COVID-19 cases and quarantines in the district via email.


  • The State Health Department has issued new guidelines for quarantines. Face shields and single layer gaiters are not considered face coverings for the new requirement. Students and staff can continue to wear face shields and gaiter, but these individuals and those within 6 feet of them for 15 minutes or more will be subject to quarantine. IDPH and the district are still recommending 6-foot social distancing in addition to the masking as layers of protection along with all other CDC recommendations. Please note, Scott County is continuing to see widespread community transmission of COVID-19, with our 14-day trendline in cases continuing to rise. The impact of this change in guidance will be closely monitored, and changes may become necessary. We encourage you to continue to work to limit risk within the school setting, including a requirement for masking and social distancing to the maximum extent possible.


    2 hour early out schedule every Friday will continue until the end of the first semester on Friday, January 15. (This applies to all North Scott Schools) This time will be used for our teachers to prepare to meet the needs of all our students including students who are quarantined.


    Students who are quarantined and healthy are expected to continue engaging in their education by viewing videos and lessons sent home and completing all assignments. Our teachers are continuing to improve the quality of education being provided to students at home in quarantine, and it is critical that students continue learning if healthy and able to do so. We want to avoid academic gaps as much as possible so student engagement during quarantine is essential.

  • Recent updates from IDPH When to Quarantine


  • We are looking for substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year. If you have an associate’s degree or a bachelor's degree, you can become a substitute by completing a Substitute Authorization Course. Courses are being offered through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges as our Area Education Agency. If interested, please contact Deana Sorenson at our central office for more information (deana.sorenson@north-scott.k12.ia.us).

North Scott Health and Safety Plan: COVID-19


We are asking that our students and families help us in our efforts to keep school going face to face and our students participating in activities. Just as we are following the health department recommendation inside of school, we are encouraging everyone to do these same things outside of school.

  • Wear a mask in public places

  • Social distance whenever possible

  • Wash our hands

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well

How to Stay Informed

For information on your child's courses, communication, canvas resources and more please

CLICK HERE


Canvas can be found by:

  1. North Scott School District Website/Canvas Login (bottom of page by Quick Links banner)

OR

  1. https://northscott.instructure.com/login/ldap


For information on how to set up/use your parent Canvas account:

Go to https://www.north-scott.k12.ia.us/our-schools/high-school/high-school-parent-students/canvas

Activities

The link below takes you to the school calendar and it has every event the JH has. If you want to know your child's sports schedule or when your child's concert is, follow the link. You can customize it to suit your child's schedule by clicking on view schedules, then check just the boxes for your child’s schedule & then click view


Get a Mobile App for your phone or set up to have it notify you when something has been canceled or rescheduled.

North Scott Jr. High Calendar

Do you want to see all North Scott Jr. High's events? Go to our building calendar. Be sure to sign up for notifications so will you be informed about changes and cancellations through text and/or email.

December Schedule of Events

Dec 2nd: Got Your Back

Dec 18th: Comfort Day and 2-hour early-out

Dec 21-Jan 3rd: ****Winter Break ****No School

Jan 15th: End of 1st Semester

Non-discrimination statement

It is the policy of the North Scott Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Mr. Kelly Rohlf, Equity Coordinator, 308 N. Main Street, Donahue, IA 52746. Telephone: 563-282-9627