North Scott Jr. High Newsletter
Happy Holiday's December 2020
Message from the Nurse
Update from the District
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 (email@example.com).
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
Canvas can be found by:
North Scott School District Website/Canvas Login (bottom of page by Quick Links banner)
For information on how to set up/use your parent Canvas account:
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
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