District Newsletter

Lynnville-Sully Schools - November 30, 2020

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Message from Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Lynnville-Sully Families,

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, December 10 - 1 PM Early Dismissal for Teacher Professional Development

Tuesday, December 22 - 1 PM Early Dismissal for Christmas Break

Tuesday, January 5 - Students Return to School

L-S Spectator Guidance based on Governor's November 16, 2020 Proclamation


Spectator guidelines expire Thursday, December 10 at 11:59 pm.

Wrestling Gear

Hawk fans, order 2020-21 wrestling gear. Orders due Thursday, Dec. 3 at 11:59 pm.


November 30, 2020 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).

18 students were exposed to a positive case during the week of November 21 - November 27, 2020, but did not need to quarantine because of the school district mask requirement.

November 30, 2020 Jasper County Positivity Rate: 16.9%: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/percent-school-district-positive-analysis

November 30, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Analysis:

  • K-12 Absence Rate: 2.4%
  • K-5 Absence Rate: 1.8%. Number of Positive COVID K-5 Student Cases: 0
  • 6-8 Absence Rate: 4.7% 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: *Less than 6
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: 14
  • K-12 Staff Quarantined: *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.

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Livestreaming L-S Activities

School officials will make every effort to livestream home events for family and friends to watch from their homes. 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 will also 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.


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