District Newsletter

Lynnville-Sully Schools - October 7, 2020

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Message from Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Lynnville-Sully Families,


Homecoming Pep Rally & Coronation on Thursday, October 8

Thursday, October 8: Pep Rally/Coronation at football field at 7:00 pm.

  • Mask Requirement for Spectators: All spectators must wear a mask to enter the gates/doors of the school for all activities. Neck gaiters and face shields are not approved options. Face coverings will be required to enter and be worn at all indoor and outdoor school facilities. Once seated, spectators may relax face coverings once proper social distancing has been established. Spectators may also relax face coverings when seated between other household units. Social Distancing = A distance of 6 feet between people. If available, spectators will be able to purchase a disposable mask for $1.00.


Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 9

With recent changes in contact tracing guidelines, and in an effort to provide students with a fun homecoming experience, it has been decided that a homecoming parade will be held on Friday, Oct. 9th at 2:30pm. The parade route will be around the Sully Town Square and will include elementary classes, middle school students, and junior high and high school activities programs. There will be no pep rally at the conclusion of the parade.


Following the parade, high school students are dismissed for the day, while K-8 students will report back to their respective buildings and be dismissed at 3:30pm. To limit the number of visitors in the building, we are asking K-8 parents who attend the parade to wait until 3:30 to pick up your student as part of our regular dismissal. As with all activities, students and staff will be required to wear masks. Community members who decide to attend are highly encouraged to wear masks and social distance.


Bond Issue Facility Update

On Monday, October 5, 2020, the school board approved design drawing for the updated HVAC system in the K-8 and high school building, new security entrance updates, new football & track concession stand and restroom facility (see picture below), and new multipurpose room (see picture below). Construction should begin in March 2021.


COVID-19 Information (UPDATED)

In an effort to keep students, staff, families, and entire community aware of how COVID-19 is impacting our district, we plan to share information every week, while still protecting the privacy of those affected. Please note, this is a work in progress and our district will make adjustments and improvements as needed.


The information below reflects the total positive cases, and quarantine or isolation numbers in the school district for the week of September 27 - October 2, 2020.


Total Positive Cases of COVID-19 - Week of September 27 - October 2, 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: 9

Staff Total: *less than 6


Total in Quarantine or Isolation' - Week of September 27 - October 2, 2020

Elementary (K-5)

Student Total: 21

Staff Total: *less than 6


Middle Middle School (6-8)

Student Total: 39

Staff Total: *less than 6


High School (9-12)

Student Total: 118

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 7, 2020, the positivity rate for Jasper County is 7.9%.


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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