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December 2, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Update

posted by Shane Ehresman

L-S Community,

 

At this time, data indicates continuing face-to-face instruction in each building. District data will be shared three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) with families, staff, and the community.

 

December 2, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Update:

  • Jasper County 14-Day Positivity Rate: 16.1%
  • K-12 Absence Rate: 3.0%
  • K-5 Absence Rate: 2.7%
    • Number of Positive COVID K-5 Student Cases: 0
  • 6-8 Absence Rate: 5.7%
    • 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 Staff Quarantined: *Less than 6
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: 11      

* Due to confidentiality guidance outlined by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, any level with less than six cases cannot be identified to protect the identity of individual students or staff. Zeros may be shared with the public.

 

REMINDER: When excusing a sick child from school, please be very specific about their symptoms.  Face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual learning depends on understanding whether or not the sickness is related to COVID-19 or other contagious/infectious illnesses.  We review multiple data points on a daily basis to evaluate the safest learning option for students and staff.

 

Shane Ehresman, Superintendent


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L-S Community,

 

At this time, data indicates continuing face-to-face instruction in each building. District data will be shared three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) with families, staff, and the community.

 

November 30, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Update:

  • Jasper County 14-Day Positivity Rate: 16.9%
  • 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 Staff Quarantined: *Less than 6
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: 14      

* Due to confidentiality guidance outlined by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, any level with less than six cases cannot be identified to protect the identity of individual students or staff. Zeros may be shared with the public.

 

REMINDER: When excusing a sick child from school, please be very specific about their symptoms.  Face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual learning depends on understanding whether or not the sickness is related to COVID-19 or another contagious/infectious illness.  We review multiple data points on a daily basis to evaluate the safest learning option for students and staff.

 

Shane Ehresman, Superintendent


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L-S Community,

 

At this time, data indicates continuing face-to-face instruction in each building. District data will be shared three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) with families, staff, and the community.

 

November 25, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Update:

  • Jasper County 14-Day Positivity Rate: 18.0%
  • K-12 Absence Rate: 2.4%
  • K-5 Absence Rate: 0.9%
    • Number of Positive COVID K-5 Student Cases: 0
  • 6-8 Absence Rate: 3.8%
    • Number of Positive COVID 6-8 Student Cases: 0
  • 9-12 Absence Rate: 3.5%
    • Number of Positive COVID 9-12 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • Number of Positive COVID K-12 Staff Cases: 0
  • K-12 Staff Quarantined: 2
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: 21      

* Due to confidentiality guidance outlined by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, any level with less than six cases cannot be identified to protect the identity of individual students or staff. Zeros may be shared with the public.

 

REMINDER: When excusing a sick child from school, please be very specific about their symptoms.  Face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual learning depends on understanding whether or not the sickness is related to COVID-19 or other contagious/infectious illnesses.  We review multiple data points on a daily basis to evaluate the safest learning option for students and staff.

 

Shane Ehresman, Superintendent


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L-S Community,

 

At this time, data indicates continuing face-to-face instruction in each building. District data will be shared three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) with families, staff, and the community.

 

November 23, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Analysis:

  • Jasper County 14-Day Positivity Rate: 19.2%
  • K-12 Absence Rate: 1.8%
  • K-5 Absence Rate: 0.9%.
    • Number of Positive COVID K-5 Student Cases: 0
  • 6-8 Absence Rate: 1.9%
    • Number of Positive COVID 6-8 Student Cases: 0
  • 9-12 Absence Rate: 3.5%
    • Number of Positive COVID 9-12 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • Number of Positive COVID K-12 Staff Cases: 0
  • K-12 Staff Quarantined: 1
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: 30

* Due to confidentiality guidance outlined by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, any level with less than six cases cannot be identified to protect the identity of individual students or staff. Zeros may be shared with the public.

 

REMINDER: When excusing a sick child from school, please be very specific about their symptoms.  Face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual learning depends on understanding whether or not the sickness is related to COVID-19.  We review multiple data points on a daily basis to evaluate the safest learning option for students and staff.

 

Shane Ehresman, Superintendent


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November 20, 2020


L-S Community,

 

At this time, data indicates continuing face-to-face instruction in each building. District data will be shared three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) with families, staff, and the community.

 

November 20, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Analysis:

  • Jasper County 14-Day Positivity Rate: 20.2%
  • K-12 Absence Rate: 2.2%
  • K-5 Absence Rate: 0.9%.
    • Number of Positive COVID K-5 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • 6-8 Absence Rate: 4.7%
    • Number of Positive COVID 6-8 Student Cases: 0
  • 9-12 Absence Rate: 2.3%
    • Number of Positive COVID 9-12 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • Number of Positive COVID K-12 Staff Cases: *Less than 6
  • K-12 Staff Quarantined: 1
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: 45

* Due to confidentiality guidance outlined by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, any level with less than six cases cannot be identified to protect the identity of individual students or staff. Zeros may be shared with the public.

 

NOTE: When excusing a sick child from school, please be very specific about their symptoms.  Face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual learning depends on understanding whether or not the sickness is related to COVID-19.  We review multiple data points on a daily basis to evaluate the safest learning option for students and staff.

 

Shane Ehresman, Superintendent


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November 18, 2020


L-S Community,

 

In response to family and staff feedback, the school district will report COVID-19 numbers more than once a week COVID-19 numbers. The district will share data three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). At this time, our data indicates continuing face-to-face instruction in each building.

 

Even though the absence rate at the middle school is 10.4% (11 absent students), there are very few positive student cases and zero staff cases. Most middle school student sickness are not related to COVID-19. 

 

NOTE: When excusing a sick child from school, please be very specific about their symptoms.  Face-to-face, hybrid, or virtual learning depends on understanding whether or not the sickness is related to COVID-19.  We review multiple data points on a daily basis to evaluate the safest learning option for students and staff.

 

November 18, 2020 Lynnville-Sully Data Analysis:

  • Jasper County Positivity Rate: 21.1%
  • K-12 Absence Rate: 3.8%
  • K-5 Absence Rate: 0.9%.
    • Number of Positive COVID K-5 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • 6-8 Absence Rate: 10.4%
    • Number of Positive COVID 6-8 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • 9-12 Absence Rate: 3.5%
    • Number of Positive COVID 9-12 Student Cases: *Less than 6
  • Number of Positive COVID K-12 Staff Cases: 0
  • K-12 Staff Quarantined: 0
  • K-12 Students Quarantined: 57

* Due to confidentiality guidance outlined by the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, any level with less than six cases cannot be identified to protect the identity of individual students or staff. Zeros may be shared with the public.


Shane Ehresman, Superintendent

Invitation to Complete Lynnville-Sully Superintendent Stakeholder Survey - Closes Dec. 13, 2020

posted Dec 1, 2020, 8:17 AM by Shane Ehresman   [ updated ]

Lynnville-Sully Superintendent Position

Stakeholder Survey Invitation 

 

Survey Link:  https://tinyurl.com/L-SSuptSurvey

 

The Lynnville-Sully School Board has recently hired Grundmeyer Leader Services to support the search for a new district superintendent.  The search will begin immediately and conclude with the hire of a new successful leader.  Your feedback regarding what "desired qualifications" are most important for this position will ensure the new hire is a good fit for both the school district and community. 

 

Please share narrative insights below and rank personal and professional priorities for the new superintendent.  The search team will produce a general report based on the information gathered in this survey.  The report will be shared with the board to advise them on what priorities the district and community stakeholders are looking for in a new leader. 

 

This survey is anonymous unless you provide your name voluntarily.  Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and provide direction for this important leadership position before Sunday, Dec. 13th. 

 

Superintendent hiring timeline:

Dec. 1-13                                Stakeholder survey open

Dec. 4-Jan. 10                         Application period

Jan. 13 at 4:30 pm                   Board reviews candidate pool (closed session)

Jan. 28 at 6:00 pm                   Board screens candidates (closed session)

Feb. 5 (TBA)                          Formal interviews with finalists (closed session) - Feb. 12 snow date


Grundmeyer Leader Services

November 30, 2020 Lynnville-Sully CSD Newsletter & Past Newsletters

posted Nov 30, 2020, 12:34 PM by Shane Ehresman

An electronic district newsletter will be distributed via JMC email, posted on Facebook, Twitter, and the front page of the school district website. The newsletter will include school district updates and information. 

Link to November 30, 2020 L-S District Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/smngb

Link to November 23, 2020 L-S District Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/4zfb0

Link to November 16, 2020 L-S District Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/1crbp

Link to November 9, 2020 L-S District Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/cufxv

Link to October 28, 2020 District Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/15dnb

Link to October 21, 2020 District Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/yb6dq

Link to October 14, 2020 District Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/k671e

Link to October 7, 2020 District Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/ym9ev

Link to September 29, 2020 newsletter: https://www.smore.com/73rbk

Link to September 15, 2020 newsletter: https://www.smore.com/h63fy

Link to September 8, 2020 newsletter: https://www.smore.com/32wmp

Link to August 31, 2020 newsletter: https://www.smore.com/5g60u

Link to August 24, 2020 newsletter: https://www.smore.com/6c15r

Link to August 17, 2020 newsletter: https://www.smore.com/wsek5
Link to August 10, 2020 newsletter: https://www.smore.com/78s2d

L-S Employment Opportunities - Updated 11-30-20

posted Nov 30, 2020, 7:35 AM by Shane Ehresman   [ updated Nov 30, 2020, 1:01 PM ]

To view Lynnville-Sully Job Application, click HERE

  

Assistant Junior High School Track Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an assistant junior high school track coach for the 2021 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Anticipated Start Date: March 29, 2021. Coaching Stipend: $720.  Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

 

Elementary Special Education Teacher (2021-2022): The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an Elementary Special Education Teacher for 2021-2022 and beyond. Anticipated Start Date: August 25, 2021. Candidates must have or willing to obtain K-12 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate certification (#260).  Application deadline: December 18, 2020.  Send a letter of interest, resume, and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site: http://www.lshawks.org/district/employment-1  Electronic materials may be directed to: ehresman@lshawks.com

 

Assistant Varsity Softball Coach: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an assistant varsity softball coach for the 2021 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. The season begins May 3, 2021 and ends July 23, 2021. Coaching Stipend: $2,517. Application deadline: December 18, 2020. Send a letter of interest, resume, and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site: http://www.lshawks.org/district/employment-1   Electronic materials may be directed to: ehresman@lshawks.com

 

Long Term Substitute High School Math Teacher: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a Long Term Substitute High School Math Teacher from late March 2021 until the end of the school year (May 27, 2021).  Candidates must have a valid secondary teaching license, substitute license or substitute authorization license. Start Date: Late March 2021.  Application deadline: December 18, 2020.  Daily substitute rate: $110.  If employed for 10 or more consecutive school days, the daily rate increases to $167. Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site: http://www.lshawks.org/district/employment-1   Electronic materials may be directed to: ehresman@lshawks.com

 

Superintendent (2021-2022): The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a Superintendent for 2021-2022 and beyond. Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2021.  More information coming from Grundmeyer Leader Services: https://www.grundmeyerleadersearch.com/


Substitute Bus Drivers: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks substitute bus drivers for student activity routes as well as before/after school routes. Start Date: August 2020. Work flexible schedule.  Hourly rates: $15.50 per hour and $23.25 on Saturday/Holidays.  School district will pay for license fees and assist in school bus preparation license testing. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251 or email to ehresman@lshawks.com  Application may be found on the school district web site: http://www.lshawks.org/district/employment-1   

Lynnville-Sully High School Food Drive

posted Nov 25, 2020, 9:36 AM by Aaron Shipley


Wrestling Gear

posted Nov 23, 2020, 6:25 AM by Aaron Shipley

Hawk fans, get your 2020-21 Wrestling Gear here: 



Extension of Free Breakfast & Lunch Meals for L-S Students (Updated 10-21-20)

posted Oct 21, 2020, 6:40 AM by Webmaster lynnville-sully   [ updated Oct 27, 2020, 7:29 PM ]

All Lynnville-Sully enrolled students are eligible to eat school breakfast and lunch free of charge.  The free meals will be offered until the end of the 2020-2021 school year, or until federal funding is no longer available. Not included are a la carte items, semester milk for elementary students, and any other “extra” purchases outside of the meal.

 

How is the school able to offer free breakfast and lunch to students? The school district is able to offer free breakfast and lunches to students through a nationwide United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waiver. The school will receive federal reimbursement for all students who eat breakfast and lunch.

 

Do I have to sign my student up to participate in the free breakfast and lunch provided by the school? No, you do not need to sign your child up to participate. All students who go through the breakfast and lunch line will be served a free breakfast and/or lunch. NOTE: 6-12 students still need to continue to bring their lunch tickets to have scanned in the lunch line.

 

The school district will notify parents via email and text when the federally funded program is no longer available (at which time we will begin charging students for meals again).


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, at 641-594-4445 extension 103 or ehreman@lshawks.com


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The USDA has issued nationwide waivers which allow school districts and community organizations to extend the operation of the Summer Food Service Program into the current school year through the end of the 20-21 school year.

 

Lynnville-Sully Community School District is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program during this time, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals.  Meals will be provided to ALL Enrolled Children without charge.  FREE meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:  Meals are provided at Lynnville-Sully School from September 16, 2020 - May 27, 2021. Breakfast is served from 8:00 am - 8:15 am and lunches are served from 10:50 am - 1:00 pm.

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)       mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)       email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement: 

“It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”

 

 

2020 Iowa Top Workplaces Award

posted Sep 17, 2020, 1:09 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully

The Des Moines Register Names Lynnville-Sully CSD
A WINNER OF THE
IOWA TOP WORKPLACES 2020 AWARD



On Sunday, September 13, 2020, The Des Moines Register published “The Iowa Top Workplaces” – a list of the best places to work in the State of Iowa. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection, etc…


Seventh consecutive year earning the Top Workplaces designation. Go Hawks!!

 

Des Moines Register Top Workplace website link highlighting Lynnville-Sully: https://topworkplaces.com/publication/desmoinesregister/lynnville-sully-communit/

 

Employment Opportunities - Updated 11-30-20

posted Aug 26, 2020, 8:09 AM by Webmaster lynnville-sully   [ updated Nov 30, 2020, 7:34 AM by Shane Ehresman ]

To view Lynnville-Sully Job Application, click HERE

  

Elementary Special Education Teacher: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an Elementary Special Education Teacher for 2021-2022 and beyond. Start Date: August 25, 2021. Candidates must have or willing to obtain K-12 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate certification (#260).  Application deadline: December 18, 2020.  The Lynnville-Sully Community School District is located in Sully, 18 miles from Grinnell, Pella and Newton as well as 50 miles from Des Moines. In 2019, the elementary, middle school, and high school were all rated as “High Performing” by the Iowa Department of Education on the Iowa School Report Card.  The school district has earned Top Workplace in Iowa recognition by the Des Moines Register the last seven years. Send a letter of interest, resume, and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found on the school district web site: http://www.lshawks.org/district/employment-1  Electronic materials may be directed to: ehresman@lshawks.com


Assistant Junior High School Track Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an assistant junior high school track coach for the 2021 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Anticipated Start Date: March 30, 2020. Coaching Stipend: $706. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


Substitute Bus Drivers: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks substitute bus drivers for student activity routes as well as before/after school routes. Start Date: August 2020. Work flexible schedule.  Hourly rates: $15.50 per hour and $23.25 on Saturday/Holidays.  School district will pay for license fees and assist in school bus preparation license testing. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251 or email to ehresman@lshawks.com  Application may be found on the school district web site: http://www.lshawks.org/district/employment-1   

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