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Two Important Meetings for Lynnville-Sully CSD on Monday, July 13, 2020

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Two Important Meetings for Lynnville-Sully CSD Families, Community, Staff, Students on Monday, July 13, 2020.  Meeting Format: Virtual or Call-In by Phone – No Face-to-Face Meeting in the HS Gym. If you plan to participate, please review linked documents before the meeting.


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FIRST MEETING: Monday, July 13, 2020 (5:30 pm - 6:00 pm) - Virtual or Call-In Meeting Options

School Resource Officer (SRO) Informational Meeting for L-S Families, Community Members, Staff, Students

SRO Joint Press Release and Q & A Document, click on link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X-Qqw93oRWVTuRvD87myIkmpo8O8iVS7/view?usp=sharing

·       Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/syb-oyfu-isd

·       Join by phone: +1 470-222-7058    PIN: 585 318 820#

 

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SECOND MEETING: Monday, July 13, 2020 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm) - Virtual or Call-In Meeting Options

Return to Learn (Back-to-School) Informational Meeting for L-S Families, Community Members, Staff, Students

Draft of Return to Learn Plan, click on link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wHEhRU6jazqB7dLBZYe9i2L8VfepI4V2/view?usp=sharing

Remember, the draft plan may be modified based on new federal, state, or county guidance/mandates and feedback from families, community, staff, and students. Recommendations in the draft plan are fluid and subject to change.

·       Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/pcc-qpag-iwj

·       Join by Phone: +1 929-287-3590.     PIN: 670 635 048#

 

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CIVILITY MATTERS!!

While we all strive to stay healthy and positive during this pandemic, heightened uncertainty and anxiety still exists about COVID-19. These are not normal times. Of critical importance is how we treat others and ourselves, and how we teach ours kids to act and react even in difficult times.  This pandemic will one day be behind us.

 

Merriam Webster dictionary defines civility as civilized conduct (especially: courtesy or politeness) or a polite act or expression.

·       “Coming together is the beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success.” — Henry Ford. In these times of constantly changing guidance and news, this famous quote is even more meaningful. 

·       Lack of civility causes unnecessary stress and tension

·       Please be kind to each other, choose your words carefully, and remember we will be back to normal in the future.

 

After you review a draft Return to Learn plan, feel free to email me questions/feedback before the meeting or ask questions/provide feedback during or after the Monday’s meeting.

 

GO HAWKS!!

 

Shane Ehresman, Ed.S.

Lynnville-Sully Superintendent

ehresman@lshawks.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Volleyball Camp Forms

posted Jul 9, 2020, 6:27 AM by Aaron Shipley

Positive News!! - Improvements in Safety for Lynnville-Sully Students, Staff, and Community!!

posted Jun 30, 2020, 8:08 AM by Webmaster lynnville-sully   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 8:18 AM ]

Federal Grant for School Resource Officer (SRO) at Lynnville-Sully CSD in 2020-2021 School Year

Press Release from the Lynnville-Sully Community School District & Jasper County Sheriff’s Office on June 29, 2020

General Statement

In March of 2020, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Lynnville-Sully School District, applied for a Community Oriented Policing Services grant to create a School Resource Officer (SRO) position to be assigned to Lynnville-Sully schools. On June 2, 2020 the United States Department of Justice awarded a grant to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $299,522 for an SRO position, with a four-year employment commitment required from the Sheriff’s Office.

It is the intention of both administrations to implement the SRO program after school begins in the Fall of 2020 at Lynnville-Sully schools. Both administrations are finalizing job duties and expectations of the SRO position. A 28E agreement will also be completed between the county and the school district. The SRO position will be a current Jasper County Sheriff’s Office certified deputy. This summer, a selection process for the SRO assignment will involve both administrations in order to find the best candidate to fill the position.

While the SRO position will increase the safety and security of Lynnville-Sully students and staff, both entities also recognize the importance of this collaboration as it pertains to relationships. It is their hope that the interaction between the SRO and students will break down barriers, redefine stereotypes, and build positive relationships for many years to come. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and Lynnville-Sully School District are excited for this progressive partnership and the positive impact it will have on both our community and its citizens.

 

SRO Question and Answers

Why was a grant written to implement a SRO in Lynnville-Sully Schools?

Due to lack of law enforcement coverage in the school district and geographic isolation in the county, a weakness identified in the Lynnville-Sully Schools Emergency Management Plan was law enforcement response time in the event of an emergency. Depending on the location of law enforcement, current response time for Lynnville-Schools ranges from 8 to 12 minutes. Based on a 2019 United States Department of Homeland Security report, 83% of targeted school violence lasted five minutes or less, with 68% of those lasting two minutes or less. In the report, targeted school violence was defined as a K-12 school incident involving a weapon to cause injury or death.

 

How will Lynnville-Sully families learn more about the SRO?

On Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the Lynnville-Sully High School Gym, Lynnville-Sully Community School District and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office officials will host a SRO meeting to present SRO information and answer questions.

 

Who will employ and train the SRO?

The SRO will be employed and trained by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.  The Jasper County Sheriff Deputy hired as SRO will participate in an approved SRO certification class and job shadow a current SRO in another school district.

 

Will the SRO carry a weapon?

Yes, the SRO will wear a uniform and carry all equipment as required by a Jasper County Sheriff Deputy.

 

What will be the SRO’s hours?

On a normal school day, the SRO work from 8 am – 4 pm.  Some days may be adjusted if the SRO is expected to provide coverage for after-school or weekend extracurricular activities.

 

What will the SRO do during the school day?

The SRO will be assigned many tasks during the day. With full implementation, more duties will be assigned based on school district needs.  The daily duties, responsibilities, tasks and assignments specific to the SRO position include the following, but not limited to:

    1. Patrol school district and neighboring properties to detect and deter criminal activity and dangerous traffic conditions;
    2. Provide for safety and security at school district events;
    3. Provide in-service training to help the Sheriff’s Office and school administrators prepare for and deal with security-related matters.
    4. Work closely with school administrators and school staff to improve their understanding of Jasper County Sheriff’s Office aim to assure a safe learning environment.
    5. Serve as a visible and active law enforcement officer on school campuses addressing law-related areas such as drugs, traffic, trespassing, fighting, theft, vandalism, etc.
    6. Work collaboratively and serve as liaison amongst public safety agencies, schools, and the community to deter criminal and delinquent actions, as well as promote positive behavior.
    7. Coordinate security and control of crowds and vehicles at extra-curricular and special events. Monitor and instruct students, visitors, and district personnel on proper and lawful campus or facility behavior. Help define, promote, and maintain a respectful environment and code of conduct.
    8. When possible serve as the initial first responder and school safety coordinator for school campus emergencies.
    9. Provide classroom talks and presentations on crime prevention, decision making, and foundational concepts and structures of law.
    10. Provide instructions and directions to others pertaining to law enforcement matters and emergency situations.
    11. Conduct security building assessments for schools.
    12. Perform a daily review of law enforcement activity to evaluate calls for service, incidents, or arrests that may involve students and/or their family members.

 

Will the SRO discipline students for classroom behavior, attendance, etc..?

No, school administrators and classroom teachers will be responsible for student behavior management.  The SRO will be asked to assist if school administrators normally called law enforcement to resolve an issue.

 

Will the SRO assist Sully Christian Schools?

The SRO will immediately respond to Sully Christian School in the event of an emergency or Sully Christian School officials request law enforcement support. 

 

Will the SRO respond to emergency situations in the community?

Depending on the situation, the SRO may immediately respond to emergency situations at local businesses, organizations, or residential properties.  After other law enforcement arrive on the scene, the SRO will return to the school.

 

Does the COPS federal grant cover the entire cost of the SRO?

No, the school district and sheriff’s office will share expenses not covered in the grant. The grant only covers expenses related to SRO wages and benefits.

 

What will be SRO duties during the summer months/holidays/breaks when school is not in session?

When school is not in session, the SRO will be placed on the patrol schedule to work a normal patrol shift.  During summer months, the SRO will be present at extracurricular events if requested by Lynnville-Sully administration.

 

 

 

 

 

L-S Athletics: Flashback in Time Video (New video on 06-15-20)

posted Jun 15, 2020, 10:37 AM by Webmaster lynnville-sully   [ updated Jun 15, 2020, 10:42 AM ]

Posted June 15, 2020

LYNNVILLE-SULLY HAWKS - FLASHBACK IN TIME

Lynnville-Sully defeats Guthrie Center for 3rd Place at the Iowa State Tournament

In 1996, the boys basketball team finished the season as Class 1A Consolation Champions with an overall record of 22-2. The Hawks defeated Guthrie Center 66-65 to earn 3rd place at the state basketball tournament. Click on the following link to watch the game: https://youtu.be/zanlWIPpRkI

   
   

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Posted May 27, 2020

LYNNVILLE-SULLY HAWKS - FLASHBACK IN TIME

2018 Boys Track 800 Sprint Medley State Champions

We will highlight the Hawks boys track 800 sprint medley relay team that set a state record with an epic chase to win our first state title in a relay since 2014.  Sage Zylstra, Nate Stock, Corey McCoy, and Tyson Vander Linden added gold medals to their HS track careers.  Vander Linden anchors with a 48.5, 400m split, and the 1:33:83 time set is the fastest ever in Class 1A.Click the following link to watch the state championship relay race: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTlv5DQWmAmJjFKy_mZS8cdeG-cKPGWw7


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Posted May 18, 2020

LYNNVILLE-SULLY HAWKS - FLASHBACK IN TIME

Lynnville-Sully defeats Britt to win 1986 football state championship

The 1986 state championship football game in UNI-Dome against Britt will be shown on the following link below.  The Hawks defeated Britt 12-7 to win Lynnville-Sully’s first team state championship. Click on the following link to watch the game: https://youtu.be/P4K1_tfTxTE

Season Record: 12-0 

Head Coach: Emory Stewart        

Assistant Coaches: Kevin Dane & David Walkup

Players: Brad De Jong, Jamie Snodgrass, Jamie Dunsbergen, Mark James, Kirk Maasdam, Will James, David Foerster, Adam Sharp, Steve Scull, Jay Phipps, Scott Vande Krol, Curtis James, Troy Vander Leest, Tim Jansen, Joel Jansen, Darin De Goey, Kirby Scull, Scott Dunsbergen, Jon Rozendaal, Jason Maasdam, Ken Van Der Pol, Chris Hoffstetter, Dustin Hendricks, Kirk Van Der Kamp, Larry Maasdam, Tim Gray, Brent Van Ee, Corey Jansen, Brad Van Ee, Mike Vanderpol, Scott Van Waardhuizen, Curtis Dieleman

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Posted May 11, 2020

LYNNVILLE-SULLY HAWKS - FLASHBACK IN TIME

Lynnville-Sully defeats #1 Ranked English Valleys in Three Overtimes in 2005

The 2005 girls basketball game against #1 ranked English Valleys will be shown on the following link below.  The Hawks beat English Valleys 52-45 in three overtimes in Sully.  Click on the following link to watch the game: https://youtu.be/9wsR_F1_v5k 

Head Coach: Jerry Hulsing

Assistant Coach: Jeff Corbett

Players: Bre Rozendaal (#10), Lindsay Zylstra (#12), Kasey Vonk (#14), Natasha Jansen (#20), Ciara Doll (#22), Mallory Beyer (#24), Kyra Vander Weerdt (#32), Courtney Van Wyk (#34), Kathryn De Penning (#40), Jentri Vos (#42), Kristal Terpstra (#44), Jodi Nikkel (#54).

L-S Employment Opportunities - Updated 07-03-20

posted Apr 28, 2020, 2:44 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully   [ updated Jul 3, 2020, 9:57 PM ]

To view Lynnville-Sully Job Application, click HERE


10th Grade Class Sponsor: The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a 10th grade class sponsor for 2020-2021. In conjunction with the other 10th grade sponsor, organize Homecoming activities for the 10th grade class, supervise winter basketball/wrestling concession stands from mid-December until early February, and contact/schedule student workers. Stipend: $540. Application deadline: July 6, 2020. 


Head Junior High School Volleyball Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a head junior high school volleyball coach for the 2020 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Anticipated Start Date: August 26, 2020. Coaching Stipend: $1,798.  Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

 

Assistant Junior High School Volleyball Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an assistant junior high school volleyball coach for the 2020 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Anticipated Start Date: August 26, 2020. Coaching Stipend: $1,079. Application deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


Assistant Junior High School Football Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an assistant junior high school football coach for the 2020 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Anticipated Start Date: August 26, 2020. Coaching Stipend: $1,169. Application deadline: July 6, 2020.

 

2021 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.


2021 Head Junior High School Baseball Coach - The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a head junior high school baseball coach for the 2020 season and beyond. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. Anticipated Start Date: TBD. Coaching Stipend: $2,120.  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: www.lshawks.org  

Lynnville-Sully Surpasses State Graduation Rate

posted Mar 9, 2020, 2:18 PM by Shane Ehresman

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the Iowa Department of Education (DE) released Iowa high school graduation rates for Iowa high schools.  

 

Lynnville-Sully Graduation Rates:

L-S 2019 class 4 year cohort graduation rate:  97.7%  State Average: 91.6%

L-S 2018 class 5 year cohort graduation rate:  100%   State Average: 93.5%

To view Iowa DE spreadsheet of all Iowa high schools. click on web link: https://educateiowa.gov/documents/combined-graduation-rates-and-dropout-rates-data/2020/03/iowa-public-school-district-class

 

Graduation Rate Definitions/Calculations from the Iowa DE:

The Department will report both a four-year and five-year cohort graduation rate.  The four-year cohort graduation rate is calculated for the class of 2019 by dividing the number of students in the cohort who graduate with a regular high school diploma (numerator) in four years or less by the number of first-time 9th graders enrolled in the fall of 2015 minus the number of students who transferred out plus the total number of students who transferred in (denominator).

The five-year cohort graduation rate is calculated for the class of 2018 using a similar methodology as the four-year cohort rate.  This rate is calculated by dividing the number of students in the cohort who graduate with a regular high school diploma (numerator) in five years or less by the number of first-time 9th graders enrolled in the fall of 2014 minus the number of students who transferred out plus the total number of students who transferred in (denominator).

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Iowa’s high school graduation rate reaches record high of 91.6 percent

Source: Iowa Department of Education website:  https://educateiowa.gov/article/2020/03/03/iowa-s-high-school-graduation-rate-reaches-record-high-916-percent

Date:  Tuesday, March 3, 2020

DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate climbed to a record high of 91.6 percent in 2019, continuing a trend of long-term growth across nearly all groups of students, including those from diverse backgrounds, according to new data from the Iowa Department of Education.

“More Iowans are graduating high school better equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century economy,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Whether it’s through computer science, STEM or work-based learning, we are changing the way our students learn and removing barriers that exist for underserved communities. Today’s announcement is an important milestone, but our work continues to guarantee student success well beyond high school.”

Data show 91.6 percent of students in Iowa’s Class of 2019 graduated within four years, up from 91.4 percent in the Class of 2018. Since 2011, Iowa’s four-year graduation rate has increased 3.3 percentage points overall, with significant gains in nearly every student demographic subgroup. For example, graduation rates for Hispanic students have climbed by 9.3 percentage points, students whose first language is not English have increased by 8.8 percentage points, and African American students have gone up 8.4 percentage points since 2011.

"Iowans should be proud of our consistent, upward trend in graduation rates," Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said. “Schools are also ensuring students are prepared to succeed beyond graduation by making classwork relevant and engaging through career academies, college credit and work-based learning opportunities that help students connect what they are learning to postsecondary opportunities.”

Iowa graduation rates are calculated with a formula established by the U.S. Department of Education. Unique student identification numbers allow school districts to account for all ninth-grade students as they move through high school. At the state level, the method helps determine when a student graduates, even if the student has switched districts in Iowa during high school.

Iowa’s five-year graduation rate – which reflects students who were part of a graduating class but took an extra year to finish high school – was 93.5 percent for the Class of 2018, up from 93.3 percent for the Class of 2017.

Iowa’s annual dropout rate reflects the percentage of students in grades 9-12 who drop out of school during a single year. The annual dropout rate dipped to 2.61 percent for the 2018-19 school year from 2.67 percent for the previous school year.

For more information, visit the Iowa Department of Education’s website.

2020-2021 L-S District Calendar

posted Feb 28, 2020, 7:48 AM by Webmaster lynnville-sully   [ updated Feb 28, 2020, 8:00 AM ]

On Monday, February 17, 2020, the Lynnville-Sully School Board approved the 2020-2021 Lynnville-Sully CSD Calendar.
To view the calendar, click HERE

Department of Education Rates All Lynnville-Sully Schools as High-Performing

posted Jan 29, 2020, 9:04 AM by Shane Ehresman   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 11:48 AM ]

On January, 29, 2020, the Iowa Department of Education released new results and features in an online school accountability reporting system called the Iowa School Performance Profiles: https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2020/01/29/iowa-department-education-releases-new-school-performance-results
  • Iowa School Performance Profile school building summary located at the following DE weblink: www.iaschoolperformance.gov 
  • Each school building's performance is based over a two-year period, the report card assigns one of six ratings: Exceptional, High-Performing, Commendable, Acceptable, Needs Improvement, and Priority.
Lynnville-Sully School 2019 Iowa School Performance Profile Ratings:
  • Elementary School: High-Performing
  • Middle School: High-Performing
  • High School: High-Performing
To view summary Lynnville-Sully data results, click HERE

Sign Up for L-S School Text Alerts for School Cancellations, Delays, and Early Outs Due to Inclement Weather

posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:54 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully

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