EAST SAC COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

“East Sac County Schools empower all students to become productive, responsible citizens of an ever-changing global society.”

home of the RAIDERS

The middle school track meet for tonight, April 28th at Guthrie Center HAS BEEN POSTPONED to a later date to be determined.

The middle school track meet for Monday, May 1st in Rockwell City HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to potentially poor weather conditions.

The Twin Lakes Conference Golf Tournament for Monday, May 1st had been moved to Wednesday, May 3rd.

The high school track meet at Lake City Friday, April 28 HAS BEEN CANCELLED and will not be rescheduled.

The HS OA-BCIG Golf Tournament for tomorrow HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


The Middle School Track meet in Early on Tuesday, May 2nd HAS BEEN CANCELLED
 

October 2016 Newsletter

Annual Progress Report for 2015-2016

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

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

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

100.00

2nd - WLES

86.84

92.68

84.09

89.74

73.50

3rd - SES

87.50

79.41

91.67

96.15

100.00

3rd - WLES

77.27

70.45

92.50

72.97

88.23

3rd - State

76.00

79.22

79.95

75.54

75.78

4th - SES

75.68

80.00

95.83

95.00

86.96

4th - WLES

68.18

76.92

69.44

79.41

72.98

4th-State

75.00

79.31

79.69

74.64

73.36

 

 East Sac County Middle School Reading Data

Reading

2016

           2015

2014

2013

2012

5th - ESC

69.84

78.33

84.48

83.87

71.23

5th - State

77.00

74.12

76.10

74.83

73.42

6th ESC

82.26

85.19

81.97

55.26

60.00

6th - State

75.00

71.37

73.45

65.01

63.40

7th ESC

81.03

91.80

89.33

52.00

67.61

7th - State

75.00

71.95

74.66

67.54

66.41

8th ESC

81.03

89.19

72.60

56.94

70.13

8th - State

75.00

71.80

74.34

65.10

64.92

 

East Sac County High School Reading Data 

Reading

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

9th-ESC

90.41

80.77

82.86

74.67

78.10

10th ESC

84.42

82.09

76.00

80.00

77.10

11th - ESC

70.97

71.21

74.24

82.02

85.94

11th State

78.00

82.28

83.83

81.91

82.57

 
Reading Goals

2015-16 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 2015-2016 in any grade 3 through 11.


 
Long-Range Goal for East Sac County Schools:

(Pending School Board approval and as reported in the Iowa Department of Education state CASA report):

By the year 2020 95% of students in grades 2 through 6 will be at or above benchmark on the FAST Adaptive Reading (aReading) assessment.

  

The annual goal for the 2016-2017 school year:

(Pending School Board approval and as reported in the Iowa Department of Education state CASA report):

In the spring of 2016, 65% of students in grades 2 through 4 were at or above benchmark on the FAST Adaptive Reading (aReading) assessment. By the spring of 2017, we will increase that percentage to 75%.

 

Graduation Rate

 The state developed a new way of reporting graduation rates starting with the class of 2010.  This data comes from the Department of Education and is always one year behind the other data reported in the Annual Progress Report.  One way that is reported is with the group of freshmen that started school together and graduated in the spring of 2015.  With that group of students we had a graduation rate of 97.10% compared to 90.78% statewide. East Sac County had no fifth-year student’s graduate in 2015. 


 
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERNCES

 November 1st and November 3rd from 4:00-7:00 PM

 NO SCHOOL on November 4th

 

 

Dress for Less

         We’re on the hunt for dresses again!  It’s hard to believe, but prom will be here before you know it.  Many girls don’t want to spend upwards of $300 on a dress they’ll wear only once, so we need your gently used dresses!

         Anyone from surrounding areas wishing to sell a dress – any type in any size – can pay $5 to include your dress in our sale.  The dress must be a current style, clean, and in good condition.  You choose the sale price.  When your dress sells, you get ALL of the sale price money sent to you via check within a week of the sale.  If your dress does not sell, we will continue advertising it on our Facebook page (Dress for Less – ESC Raiders) and putting it in future sales unless we hear directly that you prefer to pick it up. 

             You are also welcome to simply donate a dress and forgo the profit.  This you can do without paying the $5 entry fee.  We will also be collecting free will donations of shoes, jewelry, and purses.  No donation fee required, but you will also not make a profit from shoes and accessories.

Please find and like us on Facebook to stay informed about collections and sale dates and help us spread the word!

 

FALL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Fall parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00-7:00 PM.  Once again, 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 Tuesday.

 These Teachers are located in the SMALL GYMNASIUM
Alma Cortez: Spanish 1 and 2
Kerri Eichhorn: Special Education
Kristina Krukow: FCS
Brian Mahler: Instrumental Music
Eric McCollough: Industrial Tech
Jeff Niehaus: Social Studies
*Steve Schultz:  Auto Tech (Will be at conferences on Tuesday only)
Dave Waggie: Science
Denise Waters: Social Studies
*Kit Williams: Health Occupations (Will be conferences on Tuesday only)
Kevin Zehnder: Special Education

 These teachers are located in the LARGE GYMNASIUM
Marie Buse: Math
*Becky Dettmann:  FCS (High School Tuesday)  (Middle School Thursday)
Melissa Frye English/Language Arts
Maggie Gross: English/Language Arts
Rachel Hemer: English/Language Arts
Lanice Kock:  Business/Computer App.
*Megan Maller: Vocal Music  (High School Tuesday)  (Middle School Thursday)
Marilyn Peters: Math
Ryan Petersen: Math
Crystal Pudenz: Business/Computer Apps (High School Tuesday) (Middle School Thursday)
Larissa Rupnow: Ag Education 
Pam Rust: Business Ed
Greg Villegas: PE
Sarah Villegas: Art
Tammy Vine: Spanish 3 and 4
Chaps Wilcke: Science
*Ben Wise: Ag Education (High School Tuesday)  (Middle School Thursday)

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

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

 **Teresa Tigges will be absent.  If you would like to contact her or set up a meeting please call the high school office at 712-665-5001.  Mrs. Tigges may also be reached by email (ttigges@eastsac.k12.ia.us)
 

 FAFSA—College Financial Aid

Big Changes for 2017-2018

 What’s changing for 2017–2018?

  • You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. The 2017-2018 FAFSA will now be available and you can file as early as October 1, 2016 rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling you to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
  • You’ll use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–2018 FAFSA, students and their families will be required to report income and tax information from the federal tax form from two years prior. For example, on the 2017–2018 FAFSA, you—and your parent(s), as appropriate—will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.
  • The chart below shows the changes when a student can submit a FAFSA and the required year’s income to be provided:

When a Student Is Attending College (School Year)

When a Student Can Submit a FAFSA

Which Year's Income Information Is Required

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

2014

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

2015

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018

2015

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019

2016

How will the changes benefit me?

  • No more tax estimates. Because the FAFSA will ask for older income and tax information, you and your parents, if applicable, will probably already have done your taxes by the time you fill out your FAFSA, and you won’t need to estimate your tax information and then go back into the FAFSA later to update it.
  • Import tax information directly from IRS. You and your parents, if applicable, may be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to automatically import your tax information into your FAFSA. (Learn about the IRS DRT at StudentAid.ed.gov/irsdrt.)
  • Improved ability to meet state and college financial aid deadlines. Because the FAFSA is available earlier, you may feel less pressure due to having more time to explore and understand your financial aid options and apply for aid before your state’s and college’s financial aid deadlines. Also, you will likely receive financial aid eligibility information in advance of college admission decision deadline, encouraging more thoughtful and informed enrollment decisions.

Will state and college financial aid deadlines be earlier since the FAFSA is launching earlier?

  • Most state and college deadlines will remain approximately the same as in 2016–17. However, several states that offer first come, first served financial aid may change their deadlines from “as soon as possible after January 1” to “as soon as possible after October 1.” So, as always, it’s important that you check your state and college financial aid deadlines so that you don’t miss out on any aid. State deadlines are on fafsa.ed.gov; college deadlines are on colleges’ websites.

Can I choose to report 2016 information if my family’s financial situation has changed since our 2015 taxes were filed?

  • You must report the information the FAFSA asks for. If your family’s income has changed substantially since the 2015 tax year, contact the financial aid office at your college about your family’s situation.

Note: The FAFSA asks for parent marital status as of the day you fill it out. So, if your parents are married now but weren’t in 2015 (and, therefore, didn’t file taxes as married), they’ll need to add their new spouse’s income to your FAFSA. Similarly, if they filed their 2015 taxes as married but they’re no longer married when you fill out the FAFSA, they’ll need to subtract their spouse’s income.

Will I receive financial aid offers earlier if I apply earlier?

  • Not necessarily; some colleges will make aid offers earlier while others won’t. If you’re thinking of transferring to another college, you might want to look at the College Scorecard at CollegeScorecard.ed.gov to compare costs at different colleges while you wait for your aid offers to arrive. Note: You should be aware that the maximum Federal Pell Grant for 2017–18 won’t be known until early 2017, so keep in mind that even if you do receive an aid offer early, it could change due to various factors.

How will I know what colleges to list on the FAFSA if I haven’t decided which colleges I’ll be applying to?

  • List any colleges you’re considering applying to, and the FAFSA processor will send your FAFSA information to them. Later, if you decide to apply to additional colleges that you didn’t list on the FAFSA, you can log back in at fafsa.ed.gov and add those colleges.

Where can I get more information about—and help with—the FAFSA?

Visit StudentAid.ed.gov/fafsa; and remember, as you fill out your FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov, you can refer to help text for every question and (during certain times of day) chat online with a customer service representative.    

Attention Junior Students and Parents

 College planning night for juniors and parents on Thursday, November 10, 2016 beginning at 6:00 pm in the high school library. The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) will be presenting information on preparing for college, what to consider when choosing a college, how to compare colleges, what to look for and ask during campus visits, and a brief overview of the financial aid process. The presentation and all materials provided are free of charge and it will last approximately no longer than one hour.

If you have any questions, please contact me through email at amiller@eastsac.k12.ia.us or by calling 712-665-5001

 

 

Attention Senior Students and Parents!!!!!

Financial Aid Night

 A representative from the Iowa College Access Network will be presenting information to help you and your family with all of your questions regarding financial aid for college.

 

When:         Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm

Where:         ESC High School Library

 

Some of the topics to be discussed are:

  Completing the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  
Electronic Processing
  
Deadlines
  Overview of the Financial Aid Process
  Types of Financial Assistance Available
  Scholarships and Scams
     Helpful Tips
  Places to go for Help

 The presentation and all materials supplied are free of charge. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Miller at 665-5001.    


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 23rd, 2017 and will continue through the week of May 8th, 2017, 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 18th, 2017.  Enrollment is limited.  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 ($15.00 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 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.

 

 

 

“It is the policy of the East Sac County Schools not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, 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 the district’s Equity Coordinator, Amanda Miller, HS Counselor, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA; Phone #712-665-5000 or 877-665-5001.”


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
Amanda Lynch
Jay Stoltenberg
Ben Wellington                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                              
 Non-Discrimination Statement:
“It is the policy of the East Sac County Community School District not to illegally 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 the district’s Equity Coordinator, Amanda Miller, 801 Jackson, Lake View, IA; Phone #: 712-665-5001 or 877-665-5001
Email: amiller@eastsac.k12.ia.us. ”

East Sac County Community School District
PO Box 110
801 Jackson
Lake View, IA  51450

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