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EAST SAC COUNTY NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER, 2018


From the Desk of the Superintendent… 

Annual Progress Report for 2017-18

This is the second in a series of reports to the community regarding East Sac County CSD’s Annual Progress Report    information. This month we will be highlighting math data and dropout data.

The following charts compare the math data for East Sac County students over the last five years. The numbers on this chart show the percentage of students that are proficient at each grade level based on scores from the Iowa Assessment.

East Sac Community Elementary Math Data

Math

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

1st - SES

*

*

93.00

92.00

87.50

1st - WLES

*

*

94.00

97.06

97.56

2nd - SES

*

*

80.00

85.71

45.71

2nd - WLES

*

*

76.00

82.93

68.18

3rd - SES

48.00

74.00

93.00

52.94

91.67

3rd - WLES

73.00

88.00

79.00

79.55

95.00

3rd - State

77.00

79.00

79.00

81.17

81.62

4th - SES

70.00

92.00

50.00

80.00

79.17

4th - WLES

86.00

87.00

75.00

87.18

77.78

4th - State

75.00

79.00

78.00

81.73

82.32

 
East Sac County Middle School Math Data

Math

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

5th - ESC

62.00

56.00

75.00

70.00

75.86

5th - State

73.00

77.00

76.00

72.46

77.27

6th ESC

57.00

88.00

79.00

79.63

88.52

6th - State

74.00

77.00

77.00

73.34

76.33

7th ESC

88.00

84.00

82.00

88.52

96.00

7th - State

81.00

83.00

83.00

80.15

83.03

8th ESC

72.00

81.00

81.00

78.38

76.71

8th - State

74.00

76.00

75.00

71.83

74.88

 
East Sac County High School Math Data

Math

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

9th-ESC

83.00

78.00

81.00

78.21

91.43

10th ESC

80.00

88.00

78.00

83.58

90.67

11th - ESC

82.00

71.00

75.00

83.33

81.82

11th - State

81.00

83.00

82.00

88.26

88.60

 
  Math Goals

The annual goal for the 2017-18 school year: 100% of the students in grades 3-11 will be proficient or advanced on the Iowa Assessment.  East Sac County did not meet their goal math goal for 2017-18 in grades 3-11. 

 2018-19 Annual Math Goals-HS
         9th Grade
         In Fall 2018, 62% (37 students out of 60 students) were proficient in math in 9th grade on the MAP assessment. By the       
         spring of 2019, we will increase that percentage to 75% proficient (45 students out of 60 students) on the 9th grade MAP
         assessment in math.

10th Grade
         
In Fall 2018, 74% (43 students out of 58 students) were proficient in math in 10th grade on the MAP assessment. By the 
         spring of 2019, we will increase that percentage to 85% proficient (49 students out of 57 students) on the 10
th grade MAP 
         assessment in math.

11th Grade
       
In Fall 2018, 72% (40 out of 51 students) were proficient in math in 11th grade on the MAP assessment.  By the spring of 
        2019, we will increase that percentage to 90% (45 students out of 51 students) on the 11
th grade MAP assessment in math. 

        
2017-18 Annual Math Goals-MS
        5th Grade
        In Fall 2018, 50% (34 students out of 68 students) were proficient in math in 5th grade on the MAP Assessment. By the     
        spring of 2019, we will increase that percentage to 70% proficient (48 out of 68 students) on 5
th grade MAP assessment in
       math.


       6th Grade
       In Fall 2018, 35% (24 students out of 68 students) were proficient in math in 6th grade on the MAP Assessment. By the spring         of 2019, we will increase that percentage to 55% proficient (37 out of 68 students) on 6th grade MAP assessment in math.

       7th Grade
       In Fall 2018, 39% (32 students out of 82 students) were proficient in math in 6th grade on the MAP Assessment. By the spring        of 2019, we will increase that percentage to 60% (49 out of 82 students) proficient on 7th grade MAP assessment in math.

      8th Grade
      In Fall 2018, 72% (43 students out of 60 students) were proficient in math in 8th grade on the MAP Assessment. By the spring        of 2019, we will increase that percentage to 85% proficient (51 out of 60 students) on 8th grade MAP assessment in math.

      Long Range Math Goal-TK-4th Grade
      In the spring of 2020, 95% of students grades K-4 will be at or above proficient on the BVSD screener.

      2016-17 Annual Math Goal-TK-4th Grade
      In the spring of 2018, 44 % of students in grades TK-4 were proficient in math on the BVSD screener. By the spring of 2019,
      we will increase that percentage to 70% proficient in math on the BVSD screener.


Dress for Less
Dress for Less is busily preparing for our upcoming gently used dress sale, and we need more dresses! Our next collection day will be Saturday, November 3rd at East Sac County High School in Lake View. We plan to collect dresses from 10-12 at the back (west) doors.

We are happy to take donated dresses off your hands, but if you would like to consign your dress, here is how it works: pay $5 and pick the selling price. We ask that it be half of what you originally paid for the dress. When the dress sells, we will send you the entire sale price. Dresses must be a current style, clean, on a hanger, and in a dress bag. We immediately post dress pictures, sizes, and prices on our Facebook page – Dress for Less-ESC Raiders – and will have all dresses on display at our sale in January 2019. We also collect donated shoes and accessories.

Look for more information about our January dress sale – we have dresses from sizes 00-24 priced from $5-$250. We truly have a dress for everyone!

If you have any questions about Dress for Less, contact high school teachers Kerri Eichhorn and Rachel Zehnder via Facebook or email at keichhorn@eastsac.k12.ia.us or rzehnder@eastsac.k12.ia.us. 

 


Chicago Kids Soup Supper

Sac City Elementary
 

Friday, December 7, 2018

ESC Varsity Basketball vs. Newell-Fonda

Serving 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Adult ticket $8.00

12 and under $5.00

Serving Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup, Ham or Turkey Sandwich, Bar/Cookie & Drink



East Sac offers Online lunch payments through PaySchools

Parents can now deposit money in their family's lunch accounts online. You must have a JMC Parent username and password to log in to make an online deposit. If you need to set up a JMC account please contact Julie Drost at the High School at 712-665-5002.


Go to PaySchools under Quicklinks to the right of our school web page and read the simple instructions on how to use the online deposit with PaySchools.


OCCUPATIONAL CHILD CARE II CLASS

(OCC II) 

The East Sac County Occupational Child Care II Class (OCC II) will be conducting their “preschool” as a portion of their curriculum in the Family and Consumer Science Department. 

The OCC students are looking for children as participants in their class.  The class will be held at the high school in Lake View in the Family and Consumer Science classroom. Classes will begin the week of January 28th, 2019 and will continue through the week of May 13th, 2019, observing the East Sac County school calendar.  Any parent of a three, four, or five-year old child, who may be interested in enrolling their child in the class, may call the high school (712-665-5001) no later than January 16th, 2019.  Enrollment is limited so sign up soon!  One group of students will attend school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:25 a.m., while another group will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. (due to the schedule at the high school). There is a minimal cost of $1.00 ($16.00 total) per week per child to help cover supplies. 

The Occupational Child Care II Class is under the direction of Kristina Krukow, Family and Consumer Science Instructor. 

 

East Sac County Community School District
Administrative Office
801 Jackson
PO Box 110
Lake View, IA  51450
665-5000 or 877-665-5001

 East Sac County Administration:
Mrs. Barb Kruthoff, Superintendent - 665-5000
Mr. Mike Fischer, PS-4 Principal - 664-2627 or 662-7200
Mr. Dennis Olhausen, 5-8 Principal (Sac City) – 662-3259
Mr. Kevin Litterer, 9-12 Principal (Lake View)- 665-5001
Mrs. Beth Litterer, Technology Coordinator – 665-5000


East Sac County Board of Education                                               
Jackie Mahler - President                                   
Chris Rodman - Vice President
Jay Stoltenberg           
Ben Wellington
Brent Wilhelm 

Non-Discrimination Statement:
It is the policy of the East Sac County Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Amanda Miller, Equity Coordinator, East Sac County CSD, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA, 51450, 712-665-5000, amiller@eastsac.k12.ia.us





EAST SAC COUNTY NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER, 2018


Annual Progress Report for 2017-18

Over the next few months we will be reporting Annual Progress Report information in the newsletter. This month we will be highlighting reading data.

The following charts compare the reading data for East Sac County students over the last five years. The numbers on this chart show the percentage of students that are proficient at each grade level based on scores from the Iowa Assessment.

  East Sac County Elementary Reading Data

Reading

2018

2017    

2016

2015

2014

2013

1st - SES

*

*

87.50

92.00

93.75

98.00

1st - WLES

*

*

93.75

100.00

100.00

93.00

2nd - SES

*

*

72.00

77.14

82.86

92.30

2nd - WLES

*

*

86.84

92.68

84.09

89.74

3rd - SES

64.00

70.00

87.50

79.41

91.67

96.15

3rd - WLES

76.00

85.00

77.27

70.45

92.50

72.97

3rd - State

74.00

76.00

76.00

79.22

79.95

75.54

4th - SES

70.00

83.00

75.68

80.00

95.83

95.00

4th - WLES

85.00

88.00

69.00

76.92

69.44

79.41

4th-State

73.00

76.00

75.00

79.31

79.69

74.64

  

East Sac County Middle School Reading Data

Reading

2017

2017

           2016

2015

2014

2013

5th - ESC

59.00

58.00

69.84

78.33

84.48

83.87

5th - State

75.00

77.00

77.00

74.12

76.10

74.83

6th ESC

57.00

73.00

82.26

85.19

81.97

55.26

6th - State

73.00

74.00

75.00

71.37

73.45

65.01

7th ESC

71.00

84.00

81.03

91.80

89.33

52.00

7th - State

73.00

76.00

75.00

71.95

74.66

67.54

8th ESC

80.00

67.00

81.03

89.19

72.60

56.94

8th - State

75.00

76.00

75.00

71.80

74.34

65.10

 

 East Sac County High School Reading Data 

Reading

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

9th-ESC

89.00

83.00

90.41

80.77

82.86

74.67

10th ESC

87.00

92.00

84.42

82.09

76.00

80.00

11th - ESC

77.00

68.00

70.97

71.21

74.24

82.02

11th State

78.00

89.00

78.00

82.28

83.83

81.91

 

Reading Goals

2017-18 Reading Goal: 100% of the students in grades 3-11 will be proficient or advanced on the Iowa Assessment-Reading.

 East Sac County Schools did not meet their reading goal for 2017-18 in any grade 3 through 11.


 Long-Range Goal for East Sac County Schools:

( As reported in the Iowa Department of Education state CASA report):

By the year 2020 95% of students in grades 3 through 6 will be at or above benchmark on the FAST Adaptive Reading (aReading) assessment.

  The annual goal for the 2016-2017 school year:

(As reported in the Iowa Department of Education state CASA report):

In the spring of 2018, 64% of students in grades 3 and 72% of students in grades 4 were at or above benchmark on the FAST Adaptive Reading (aReading) assessment. By the spring of 2019, we will increase that percentage to 85%.    


FALL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
EAST SAC COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

First semester parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th and Thursday, November 1st from 4:00-7:00 PM.  All conferences at the high school will be conducted in the two gyms.  Listed below are the locations where the teachers can be located during conferences.  We look forward to seeing everyone at parent-teacher conferences. 

*Please note we have several teachers who will only be at the high school on Monday.

 Teachers located in the SMALL GYMNASIUM
Alma Cortez: Spanish 1 and 2
Kerri Eichhorn: Special Education
*Kristina Krukow: FCS (Will be at conferences on MONDAY only)
Eric McCollough: Industrial Tech
Jeff Niehaus: Social Studies
*Steve Schultz:  Auto Tech (Will be at conferences on MONDAY only)
Nancy Stark: Special Education
Denise Waters: Social Studies
Kevin Zehnder: Special Education

Teachers located in the LARGE GYMNASIUM
Cristina Buse: Science
*Becky Dettmann:  FCS (Will be at conferences on MONDAY only)
Melissa Frye: English/Language Arts
Mary Fuhs: Math
*Susan Groth: Ag Education (Will be at conferences on MONDAY only)
Maggie Hannasch: English/Language Arts and Credit Recovery
Lanice Kock:  Business/Computer App.
Marilyn Peters: Math
Crystal Pudenz: Business/Computer Apps
Larissa Rupnow: Ag Education
Kelsey Struck-Instrumental Music
Greg Villegas: PE
*Sarah Villegas: Art (Will be conferences on MONDAY only)
Tammy Vine: Spanish 3 and 4
Chaps Wilcke: Science
*Megan Wise: Vocal Music  (Will be at conferences on MONDAY only)
Rachel Zehnder:  English/Language Arts

**Gene Coon  Will be at the Flex Ed Center in Sac City on Monday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM.

**Amanda Miller will be available in the hallway for parents and students.    


OCCUPATIONAL CHILD CARE II CLASS

(OCC II)
 

The East Sac County Occupational Child Care II Class (OCC II) will be conducting their “preschool” as a portion of their curriculum in the Family and Consumer Science Department. 

The OCC students are looking for children as participants in their class.  The class will be held at the high school in Lake View in the Family and Consumer Science classroom. Classes will begin the week of January 28th, 2019 and will continue through the week of May 13th, 2019, observing the East Sac County school calendar.  Any parent of a three, four, or five-year old child, who may be interested in enrolling their child in the class, may call the high school (712-665-5001) no later than January 16th, 2019.  Enrollment is limited so sign up soon!  One group of students will attend school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:25 a.m., while another group will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. (due to the schedule at the high school). There is a minimal cost of $1.00 ($16.00 total) per week per child to help cover supplies. 

The Occupational Child Care II Class is under the direction of Kristina Krukow, Family and Consumer Science Instructor. 








EAST SAC COUNTY NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER, 2018



EAST SAC COUNTY NEWSLETTER

East Sac County School monthly newsletter will continue to be available on the website, www.eastsac.k12.ia.us.  If you prefer a hard copy of the newsletter, you may stop in any one of our 4 offices and pick one up.  There will be no charge for this.

If you would like to have a newsletter mailed to you, there will be an annual charge of $9.00 to cover the postage.  Please send payment to East Sac County School, PO Box 110, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA  51450.  Your name will be added to the list as soon as a payment is received. 

Notification System

East Sac County School has a notification system for weather related and emergency notifications. Through GovDelivery you can subscribe to one place and choose how you want to be notified: email, text, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Our GovDelivery system is broken up by school building as well as entire district for announcements. When you subscribe, make sure to select East Sac County School District as this is where the majority of the announcements will be sent through.

To sign up for ESC announcements going to our webpage and look for Notification System
    


IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
Denny Olhausen, East Sac MS Attendance

A NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS UPON US! It has been great to see the excitement of students, at least most of them, as they begin a fresh new school year and all the events that awaiting for them throughout year.

I wanted to address early in this school year the importance of school attendance for a child’s learning. We all know that students can get ill or have medical situations that prevent them from coming to school, and no one knows this better than myself. When this happens it is obvious to keep that child home, take them to the doctor if needed, and to definitely take care of them and restore their health. However, sometimes parents (and we at school have this situation as well), have a child who says they don’t feel good, but they show no signs of being ill—no temperature, color is good, and no other signs of illness.  What should be done? If this situation happens once or twice during the school year, it isn’t the end of the world if the child stays home, and the parent needs to make what they feel is the best decision for their child. However, if this becomes more frequent where the child is making the claim of being ill with no signs of illness, it may be time to consult with the family doctor to do some further testing to find or rule out a medical condition. It also may be appropriate to notify the school counselor of what the child is saying so the counselor can speak with the child to find out if situations are occurring at school that are making the student not want to be present.

This is very much a team effort to keep our students in school as much as physically possible so they are learning and progressing. Below is some research posted by attendance.org about the importance of school attendance:

  • Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.
  • Over 7 million (1 in 7) U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year.
  • Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent.
  • Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back.
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. 
  • Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. 
  • When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating. 
With nearly all learning in schools happening in the classrooms in collaborative ways today, when a students miss school, there are gaps in learning that cannot be made up. We love our students at East Sac Schools and want to see them every day! Please use discretion as a parent, in making the best decision to keep you child home or to push them 

East Sac County Community School District
Administrative Office
801 Jackson
PO Box 110
Lake View, IA  51450
665-5000 or 877-665-5001

 East Sac County Administration:
Mrs. Barb Kruthoff, Superintendent - 665-5000
Mr. Mike Fischer, PS-4 Principal - 664-2627 or 662-7200
Mr. Dennis Olhausen, 5-8 Principal (Sac City) – 662-3259
Mr. Kevin Litterer, 9-12 Principal (Lake View)- 665-5001
Mrs. Beth Litterer, Technology Coordinator – 665-5000

 East Sac County Board of Education                                               
Jackie Mahler - President                                   
Chris Rodman - Vice President
Jay Stoltenberg           
Ben Wellington
Brent Wilhelm

Non-Discrimination Statement:
It is the policy of the East Sac County Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Amanda Miller, Equity Coordinator, East Sac County CSD, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA, 51450, 712-665-5000, amiller@eastsac.k12.ia.us

 





EAST SAC COUNTY NEWSLETTER
AUGUST, 2018

EAST SAC COUNTY NEWSLETTER


East Sac County School monthly newsletter will continue to be available on the website, www.eastsac.k12.ia.us.  If you prefer a hard copy of the newsletter, you may stop in any one of our 4 offices and pick one up.  There will be no charge for this.

If you would like to have a newsletter mailed to you, there will be an annual charge of $9.00 to cover the postage.  Please send payment to East Sac County School, PO Box 110, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA  51450.  Your name will be added to the list as soon as a payment is received. 

2018-19 SCHOOL REGISTRATION

The registration date for the 2018-19 school year is set for one day only, August 7th from 11:00AM – 7:00PM in the High School library, in Lake View.  Forms will be available on our school website or in the administrative office of Lake View.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS                        SCHOOL BEGINS

HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION               August 23rd–All classes at August 13 – 12th gr. @ 9:00 AM                   EASTSac County begin at 8:15 AM
August 14 – 11th gr. @ 9:00 AM
August 15 – 10th gr. @ 9:00 AM             
August 16 – 9th gr. @ 9:00 AM 

EAST SAC COUNTY ANNUAL NOTICES

Anti Bullying and Harassment Policy 106
The East Sac County Community School District’s Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy is available at the district office located at 801 Jackson Street, Lake View, Iowa.  The Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy is also available in the Student-Parent Handbook.

Video Camera Notice
The East Sac County CSD Board of Education has authorized the use of video cameras on their school buses.  The video cameras will be used to monitor student behavior, to maintain order on the school buses and to promote and maintain a safe environment.

Students and parents are hereby notified that the content of the video taped may be used in a student disciplinary proceeding.

The content of the videotapes are confidential student records and will be retained with other student records.

Videotapes will only be retained if necessary for use in a student disciplinary proceeding involving their child.

Video cameras are also used at and in East Sac County High School, East Sac County Middle School, and at East Sac County Elementary Schools (Sac City and Wall Lake).  Content of the videotapes may be used in a student disciplinary proceeding.

Sexual Harassment/Sexual Abuse Reporting
The East Sac County CSD Boards, in matters over which they have jurisdiction, will not tolerate sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment by board members, administrators, certified and support personnel, students, vendors, and any others having a business or other contact with East Sac County is prohibited.

Persons found in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline, including, but not limited to reprimand, probations, demotion, suspension, termination, or other sanctions as determined appropriate by the board and board policy.

To be in compliance with Iowa Code 280.17, East Sac County has appointed Level I student abuse investigators and alternates.

If a school district employee or a member of the school district community believes a student has suffered physical or sexual abuse by a school district employee in a school-related context, a complaint or allegation may be filed with the counselors Amanda Miller at 665-5001, Kristen Poen at 662-3259, Becky Halbur at 662-7200 or 664-2627, or principals Kevin Litterer at 665-5001, Denny Olhausen at 662-3259, or Mike Fischer at 664-2627 or 662-7200.

Free and Reduced Hot Lunches
If your family income is reduced you may qualify for free or reduced meals.  Contact Jennifer Carlisle or Donita Mork at 712-665-5000 or 877-665-5001 to answer your questions or to assist you in filling out the necessary application.

Annual Notice of Policy No. 506.1E9 – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records.  They are:

1)   The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the district received a request for access.

Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect.  The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. 

2)    The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading or in violation of the student’s privacy rights.

Parents or eligible students may ask the school district to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading.  They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.

If the district decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

3)    The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent the FERPA authorized disclosure without consent.

One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate education interests.  A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, AEA employees, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee or student assistance team, or assisting another school official in performing his or her task.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Military Recruitment

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (section 9528) requires that the high school must provide military recruiters access to student names, address, and telephone listings.  Parents or students may request this information not be provided without written parental/guardian consent and districts must comply with all such requests.

Open Enrollment
Parents and guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their child or children in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:

  • March 1, 2019
Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2018-19 school year.
  • September 1, 2018
Last date for open enrollment requests for entering Kindergarten and Preschool students for the 2017-18 school year.
  • September 1
Parents who have good cause as defined by law for failing to meet the March 1st deadline may make an open enrollment request by September 1.

The parent/guardian is required to indicate on the form if the request is for a pupil requiring special education, as provided by Iowa Code chapter 256B.

Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose income falls below 60% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for transportation assistance.  This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend.

Parents should be aware that open enrollment may result in the loss of athletic eligibility.

For further details, contact the Superintendent’s office.

Asbestos
To:            Parents and Employees
Re:            The Presence of Asbestos Within District Buildings
Date:              7/2008

The Institute for Environmental Assessment was requested by the East Sac County Schools to review and prepare an asbestos management plan identifying the presence of asbestos within the district's school buildings.  The Institute's federally certified inspectors, planners, public health and engineering consultants worked in conjunction with school administrative personnel to identify asbestos-containing building products.  In addition, the Institute for Environmental Assessment has performed a re-inspection as required by the AHERA regulations.  Asbestos is a mineral fiber associated with increased levels of disease when inhaled.  The risk rating procedures which the Institute used in commenting on the asbestos were developed in conjunction with national experts in the area of industrial medicine, toxicology, industrial hygiene and engineering.  After reviewing the characteristics of the districts' buildings during the

Re-inspection, we prepared an updated management plan for each building, a copy of which is maintained along with the initial plan at the district’s central office and also in the office for each major building describing the asbestos plan and the intended response.

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sbestos is dangerous only when it is broken loose from building material into fine, dust-like fibers and inhaled.  The district is free of dangerous asbestos at this time.


The district implemented its management plan and has been conducting a six-month periodic surveillance of all asbestos-containing building materials.  This periodic surveillance and the re-inspection are conducted to provide a continuous assessment to assure safety conscious management of asbestos-containing materials.

The detailed plan and updated information for each building is open to public review.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Steve Nuetzman, Director of Building/Grounds, at 665-5000; he also serves as East Sac County CSD Asbestos Program Manager.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
The East Sac County CSD offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

  • Agricultural
  • Business
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Industrial Technology
It is the policy of the East Sac County CSD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact
 
Amanda Miller, Equity Coordinator
East Sac County CSD
801 Jackson
Lake View, IA 51450
712-665-5000
amiller@eastsac.k12.ia.us
 
Use of Directory Information
The following information may be released to the public in regard to any individual student of the school district as needed.  Any student over the age of eighteen or parent not wanting this information released to the public must make objection in writing by September 1st to the principal.  The objection needs to be renewed annually.

NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE LISTING, EMAIL ADDRESS, DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH, MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY, PARTICIPATION IN OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS, WEIGHT AND HEIGHT OF MEMBERS OF ATHLETIC TEAMS, DATES OF ATTENDANCE, DECREES AND AWARDS RECEIVED, THE MOST RECENT PREVIOUS SCHOOL OR INSTITUTION ATTENDED BY THE STUDENT, PHOTOGRAPH AND LIKENESS AND OTHER SIMILAR INFORMATION.


Highly Qualified Teachers:
In the federal law, No Child Left Behind, assuring highly qualified teachers for all students, parents may call the business office at 712-665-5000 or 877-665-5001 to obtain information about their qualifications.

Homeless Children:
“Homeless child or youth” is defined as a child or youth from the age of 3 years through 21 years who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes the following:

The education subtitle of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states the following [42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2)]:

The term “homeless children and youths”—

(A)               means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 11302 (a)(1) of this title); and

(B)  includes—
         (i)                 children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement,
         
(ii)                children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 11302 (a)(2)(C) [1] of this title);
         
(iii)              children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
         
(iv)              migratory children (as such term is defined in section 6399 of title 20) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this part because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii)

East Sac County Schools Problem-Solving Process:
Prairie Lakes AEA and the East Sac County Schools utilize a collaborative problem-solving process to address academic behavior concerns of students.  The problem-solving team includes teachers, parents, students, administrators, and support service providers.  This team describes a problem situation, identifies needs, designs strategies to meet those needs, then implements and evaluates those strategies.

If at some point, it is determined that the strategy a student needs is of such a nature that special education services are needed, AEA and district staff provide specially designed instruction and/or support services.  Each student identified in need of special education service has a problem-solving team designed to identify modifications and interventions that will best meet his/her needs.  The scopes of services are reflected in the expertise of the staff assigned to your school district.

Annual Notice of Policy No. 505.1 - STUDENT PROGRESS REPORTS AND CONFERENCES
Students will receive a progress report at the end of each nine-week grading period.  Students, who are doing poorly, and their parents, are notified prior to the end of the semester in order to have an opportunity to improve their grade.  The board encourages the notification of students who have made marked improvement prior to the end of the semester.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held twice each year at the elementary, middle school, and high school.

Parents, teachers, or principals may request a conference for students in grades kindergarten through twelve in addition to the scheduled conference time.  Parents and students are encouraged to discuss the student's progress or other matters with the student's teacher.

Annual Notice of Policy No. 505.8 - Parental Involvement
Parental involvement is an important component in a student’s success in school.  The board encourages parents to become involved in their child’s education to ensure the child’s academic success.  The school district will hold annually a Title I parent meeting.

The superintendent is responsible for notifying parents of this policy annually or within a reasonable time after it has been amended during the school year.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy

It is the policy of the East Sac County Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Amanda Miller, Equity Coordinator, East Sac County CSD, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA, 51450, 712-665-5000, amiller@eastsac.k12.ia.us

East Sac County Community School District
Administrative Office
801 Jackson
PO Box 110
Lake View, IA  51450
665-5000 or 877-665-5001

East Sac County Administration:
Mrs. Barb Kruthoff, Superintendent - 665-5000
Mr. Mike Fischer, PS-4 Principal - 664-2627 or 662-7200
Mr. Dennis Olhausen, 5-8 Principal (Sac City) – 662-3259
Mr. Kevin Litterer, 9-12 Principal (Lake View)- 665-5001
Mrs. Beth Litterer, Technology Coordinator – 665-5000

 

East Sac County Board of Education                                               
Jackie Mahler - President                                   
Chris Rodman - Vice President
Jay Stoltenberg           
Ben Wellington
Brent Wilhelm

Non-Discrimination Statement:
It is the policy of the East Sac County Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Amanda Miller, Equity Coordinator, East Sac County CSD, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA, 51450, 712-665-5000, amiller@eastsac.k12.ia.us

 

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