EAST SAC COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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EAST SAC COUNTY CSD

EAST SAC COUNTY NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER



From the Desk of the Superintendent…

 Annual Progress Report for 2016-17

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

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

1st - SES

*

93.00

92.00

87.50

92.00

1st - WLES

*

94.00

97.06

97.56

96.00

2nd - SES

*

80.00

85.71

45.71

84.61

2nd - WLES

*

76.00

82.93

68.18

87.18

3rd - SES

74.00

93.00

52.94

91.67

88.46

3rd - WLES

88.00

79.00

79.55

95.00

86.49

3rd - State

79.00

79.00

81.17

81.62

77.03

4th - SES

92.00

50.00

80.00

79.17

85.00

4th - WLES

87.00

75.00

87.18

77.78

76.47

4th - State

79.00

78.00

81.73

82.32

77.98

 

East Sac County Middle School Math Data

Math

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

5th - ESC

56.00

75.00

70.00

75.86

70.97

5th - State

77.00

76.00

72.46

77.27

78.10

6th ESC

88.00

79.00

79.63

88.52

55.26

6th - State

77.00

77.00

73.34

76.33

71.91

7th ESC

84.00

82.00

88.52

96.00

62.67

7th - State

83.00

83.00

80.15

83.03

77.11

8th ESC

81.00

81.00

78.38

76.71

65.28

8th - State

76.00

75.00

71.83

74.88

73.21

 

East Sac County High School Math Data

Math

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

9th-ESC

78.00

81.00

78.21

91.43

88.00

10th ESC

88.00

78.00

83.58

90.67

86.15

11th - ESC

71.00

75.00

83.33

81.82

83.15

11th - State

83.00

82.00

88.26

88.60

80.66

 

Math Goals

The annual goal for the 2015-2016 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 2016-17 in grades 3-11.

        2016-17 Annual Math Goals-HS

9th Grade
In Fall 2017, 63% (37 students out of 59 students) were proficient in math in 9th grade on the MAP assessment.
By the spring of 2017, will increase that percentage to 76% proficient (45 students out of 59 students) on the 9th grade MAP assessment in math.

 10th Grade
In Fall 2017, 72% (41 students out of 57 students) were proficient in math in 10th grade on the MAP assessment.  By the spring of 2017, we will increase that percentage to 80% proficient (46 students out of 57 students) on the 10th grade MAP assessment in math.

      11th Grade
         In Fall 2017, 63% (45 out of 72 students) were proficient in math in 11th grade on the MAP          
         assessment.  By the 
spring of 2017, we will increase that percentage to 70% (50 students out of 73      
         students) on the 11
th grade MAP assessment in math. 

2016-17 Annual Math Goals-MS
 

  5th Grade
        
In Fall 2017, 55% (38 students out of 69 students) were proficient in math in 5th grade on the MAP
        Assessment. By the spring of 2017, we will increase that percentage to 70% proficient (48 out of    
        69 
students) on 5th grade MAP assessment in math.

6th Grade
In Fall 2017, 41% (32 students out of 79 students) were proficient in math in 6th grade on the MAP Assessment. By the spring of 2017, we will increase that percentage to 55% proficient (43 out of 79 students) on 6th grade MAP assessment in math.

 7th Grade
In Fall 2017, 73% (44 students out of 60 students) were proficient in math in 6th grade on the MAP Assessment. By the spring of 2017, we will increase that percentage to 80% (48 out of 60 students) proficient on 7th grade MAP assessment in math.

 8th Grade
In Fall 2017, 72% (44 students out of 61 students) were proficient in math in 8th grade on the MAP Assessment. By the spring of 2017, we will increase that percentage to 85% proficient (52 out of 61 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 2017, 56 % of students in grades TK-4 were proficient in math on the BVSD
      screener. By the spring of 2018, we will increase that percentage to 70% proficient in math on the         BVSD screener.


 

VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM

 East Sac County Middle School will be presenting a Veteran’s Day Program on Friday, November 10th, at 2:45 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. This program will feature 8th grade Social Studies students, taught by Marieta Irwin, and the 5th and 6th grade choirs, directed by Andreya Harms. Veterans, family, friends, and community members are invited to attend this program, which will feature several patriotic musical selections as well as presentations and readings. Please join us as we honor and pay tribute to our Veterans.


MUSIC DEPARTMENT 

The Music Department has been busy this semester already preparing for the Holiday Concerts coming up in the next several weeks.  The elementary students will kick off the holiday season with vocal concerts in both Sac City and Wall Lake!  Sac City Elementary will perform their holiday program on November 28th at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium and Wall Lake Elementary will perform on November 30th at 7:00 pm in the Wall Lake Elementary Gym. December 13th the 5th, 6th, and 7th/8th grade bands, as well as the 7th/8th grade Choir will perform at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium. And finally, High School Band and Choir concert will be December 14th, at 7:30 pm in the Middle School Auditorium.  The entire East Sac County community is invited to attend a concert (or four!)-especially those who haven’t been to a concert before!  Hope to see you there!

VARIETY SHOW

This November, the High School Concert Choir is sponsoring a Variety Show!  A variety show is similar to a talent show, where individuals or groups may sign up to showcase their talents and creativity on stage in front of an audience!  The ESC Variety Show will feature students performing on musical instruments, doing impressions, singing, performing tumbling routines, dancing and a variety of other acts!  It is open to all high school students and staff to participate.  Admission is free and the community is invited to attend the performance!  The Variety Show will be held in the Middle School Auditorium on November 10 at 7:00 pm.    



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 22nd, 2018 and will continue through the week of May 7th, 2018, 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 17th, 2018.  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. 



Congratulations to HS Business Teacher Lanice Kock for receiving one of three Workforce Warrior Awards in Denison on October 4th at the Annual Employer Educator Summit for Western Iowa.

Mrs. Kock works to place many high school students in businesses, hospitals, farms and schools each semester through her School-to-Careers class. Students get real-world experiences  through semester-long internships, as well as getting to listen first hand to many employers in the Sac County area through a monthly seminar held in the high school library.

"Western Iowa needs workers, and part of this solution is our incumbent population. We strive to retain and attract persons who are native to the area or who have other ties (e.g. family or business). Students attending our schools are a natural way for us to achieve this goal, and is the primary driver behind the Western Iowa Advantage Employer-Educator Summit. The Workforce Warrior Award aims to provide recognition to a business that has implemented a program or project within the WIAD region that enhances a collaborative relationship between school(s) and business(es) by providing opportunities to students that will grow their knowledge of and/or experience in careers found. As part of the award, a small financial stipend is provided to help further the work being recognized."


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 CSD

EAST SAC COUNTY OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER


From the Desk of the Superintendent…

 
Annual Progress Report for 2016-17

Over the next few months we will be reporting Annual Progress Report information in thenewsletter. 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

2017

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

70.00

87.50

79.41

91.67

96.15

100.00

3rd - WLES

85.00

77.27

70.45

92.50

72.97

88.23

3rd - State

76.00

76.00

79.22

79.95

75.54

75.78

4th - SES

83.00

75.68

80.00

95.83

95.00

86.96

4th - WLES

88.00

69.00

76.92

69.44

79.41

72.98

4th-State

76.00

75.00

79.31

79.69

74.64

73.36

  

 East Sac County Middle School Reading Data

Reading

2017

2016

           2015

2014

2013

2012

5th - ESC

58.00

69.84

78.33

84.48

83.87

71.23

5th - State

77.00

77.00

74.12

76.10

74.83

73.42

6th ESC

73.00

82.26

85.19

81.97

55.26

60.00

6th - State

74.00

75.00

71.37

73.45

65.01

63.40

7th ESC

84.00

81.03

91.80

89.33

52.00

67.61

7th - State

76.00

75.00

71.95

74.66

67.54

66.41

8th ESC

67.00

81.03

89.19

72.60

56.94

70.13

8th - State

76.00

75.00

71.80

74.34

65.10

64.92

 

East Sac County High School Reading Data 

Reading

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

9th-ESC

83.00

90.41

80.77

82.86

74.67

78.10

10th ESC

92.00

84.42

82.09

76.00

80.00

77.10

11th - ESC

68.00

70.97

71.21

74.24

82.02

85.94

11th State

89.00

78.00

82.28

83.83

81.91

82.57

 

Reading Goals

2016-17 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 2016-17 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, 63% of students in grades 2 through 4 were at or above benchmark on the FAST Adaptive Reading (aReading) assessment. By the spring of 2018, we will increase that percentage to 75%. 


EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FOR STUDENTS
Denny Olhausen, East Sac Middle School Principal

 Middle school parents will notice something different this year while viewing their child’s grades in teachers’ gradebooks on JMC. Middle school teachers are dedicating a section in their gradebook to “Employability Skills”. Within this section there will be categories classified as WWA (Working With Adults), WWS (Working With Students), AC (Academic Conduct), and WC (Work Completion). These categories will be marked for each student in each class on a 4, 3, 2, 1 rating. Mastery of the individual skill is identified by a “4”, Proficiency is identified as a “3”, Approaching Proficiency is identified as a “2”, and Needs Work is identified as a “1”. These markings suit the purpose of simply trying to improve communication to the student and parent on the student’s habits in skills needed for life and employment. These skills are not easily identifiable through a grade, but are just as imperative in being successful in life. 

A couple of things are important to note about this process. First, this change will appear only in teacher gradebooks and not on the report card. Likewise, the markings in the “Employability Skills” section of the gradebook have no impact on the student’s grade. The student grade is isolated to the student’s knowledge, understanding, and ability toward the content learnings. For further information in relation to Employability Skills please contact me at the middle school office at 712 662-3259. 

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 22nd, 2018 and will continue through the week of May 7th, 2018, 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 17th, 2018.  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.    

FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) will be hosting a food drive during the volleyball game against SCC on October 5th. Bragging rights are at stake! Please bring in non-perishable food, paper products (napkins, cups, plates, etc.), & personal hygiene products to the game. You can also drop them off with Mrs. Krukow before October 5th. Items will be donated to people affected by hurricane Irma.    

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 CSD

EAST SAC COUNTY SEPTEMBER 2017 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


East Sac County TK-8 Art Facebook page

I would like to invite everyone at ESC to “like” East Sac County PreK-8 Facebook page.  It will give some information as to what is going on in the art room and show some photos of the students at work. 

 Mrs. Wilson TK-6 Art

School Fight Song

 We’re the Raiders, proud and true
We’re loyal through and through

We come to play the game the way we should
We pledge it all for you.

FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT

We work hard and we never rest
We will win for we are the best

Cheer, Cheer for our great teams
We’re the Raiders of East Sac High    



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 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 CSD

EAST SAC COUNTY AUGUST 2017 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. 
 

2017-18 SCHOOL REGISTRATION

The registration date for the 2017-18 school year is set for one day only, August 10th 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 24th – All classes at   August 14 – 12th gr. @ 9:00 AM                    East Sac County at 8:15 AM  
August 15 – 11th gr. @ 9:00 AM                                  
August 16 – 10th gr. @ 9:00 AM             
August 17 – 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, 2018

Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2018-19 school year.

  • September 1, 2017

Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten 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.

Asbestos 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 

Parents! Make sure to update your information in JMC! 

1. Log into Parent JMC
2. Go to Student Registration at the left.
 Make sure your window is expanded the full width of your screen so you can see the "Next" button in the upper right corner. Click Next. 
3. Read through all the information, update as needed, click on Next on each page. This process will take you through the entire updating process in JMC and send your information to school.
 
 
If you don't know your family JMC password please call the Supt. office at 665-5000 or email Beth Litterer at blitterer@eastsac.k12.ia.us for help. All usernames are the family's last name.   
 

ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT FOR LUNCH MONEY

Parents did you know you can put lunch money in JMC electronically? No more forgetting to give your child a check to take to school! You could even start putting money in your account throughout the summer to build up your lunch account for the year.

You must have a JMC Parent username and password to log in to make an online lunch deposit. If you need to set up a JMC account please contact Julie Drost at the High School at 712-665-5000.

NOTICE: When you make an online deposit into your JMC family lunch account you will not immediately see the money deposited into JMC. Office staff have to manually enter the amount into JMC, if you deposit on a weekend you won't see the money entered until at least Monday.
 
1. Log into JMC Parent 
2. Go to Lunch in the list on the left side of the page
3. To make a deposit into a JMC family lunch account click on "Make Online Deposit (Family Account)" in blue in the middle of the page. To make a deposit into an individual student's JMC lunch account scroll down to the Lunch Student section. Select the student's name from the dropdown menu and click on "Make Online Deposit (Student Account)".
4. You should now be in the PaySchools page. Click on "Add to Cart" in blue on the right.
5. Put in the amount that you would like to deposit and click "Set Payment Amount".
6. In the next window make sure your amount is correct and click "Checkout" at the bottom.
7. Register - if this is your first time using PaySchools you will need to register yourself on this page.
8. Once you have logged into your PaySchools account you have the option to pay by echeck, debit or credit card. Fill in your billing information and click "Process Order". 
 

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 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 CSD

EAST SAC COUNTY JUNE & JULY 2017 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.

 

2017-18 SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Registration dates for the 2017-18 school year is set for one day only, August 10th from 11:00AM – 7:00PM in the Lake View High School library.  Forms will be available on our school website or in the administrative office of Lake View.


UPCOMING EVENTS                      SCHOOL BEGINS
HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION       August 24th – All classes at East
August 14th – 12th gr. @ 9:00 AM   Sac County will begin at 8:15 AM
August 15th – 11th gr. @ 9:00 AM
August 16th – 10th gr. @ 9:00 AM
August 17th – 9th gr. @ 9:00 AM  

 

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING BOTH 7TH AND 12TH GRADES FOR THE 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR

The Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa Immunization law for the start of the 2017/18 school year.  This change requires that all students entering 7th grade have both a Meningococcal vaccine and a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whopping cough) booster before school starts this fall. 

The Tdap requirement has been in place since the 2013/14 school year and requires a booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular Pertussis containing vaccine for students entering 7th grade, regardless of the interval since the last Tetanus/Diphtheria containing vaccine.  Pertussis (whopping cough) is a very contagious disease that causes violent coughing fits that make it hard to breathe. 

Meningococcal disease is a life threatening illness that is caused by bacteria that infects the brain, blood, and spinal cord.  It easily spreads in crowded settings.   The vaccine will be required prior to both the 7th and 12th grades.

All students entering 7th grade must have proof of having both the Meningococcal and the Tdap vaccines, and students entering 12th grade must have the Meningococcal vaccine, before school starts in August, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption

There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement.  According to state law, these vaccines, or exemption certificate must be submitted to the school BEFORE the first day of school this fall, or student will NOT be able to attend until this is completed.    

Parents! Make sure to update your information in JMC

1. Log into Parent JMC
2. Go to Student Registration at the left. Make sure your window is expanded the full width of your screen so you can see the "Next" button in the upper right corner. Click Next. 
3. Read through all the information, update as needed, click on Next on each page. This process will take you through the entire updating process in JMC and send your information to school. 

If you don't know your family JMC password please call the Supt. office at 665-5000 or email Beth Litterer at blitterer@eastsac.k12.ia.us for help. All usernames are the family's last name.


ELECTRONIC DEPOSIT FOR LUNCH MONEY
Parents did you know you can put lunch money in JMC electronically? No more forgetting to give your child a check to take to school! You could even start putting money in your account throughout the summer to build up your lunch account for the year.

You must have a JMC Parent username and password to log in to make an online lunch deposit. If you need to set up a JMC account please contact Julie Drost at the High School at 712-665-5000.

NOTICE: When you make an online deposit into your JMC family lunch account you will not immediately see the money deposited into JMC. Office staff have to manually enter the amount into JMC, if you deposit on a weekend you won't see the money entered until at least Monday.

1. Log into JMC Parent
2. Go to Lunch in the list on the left side of the page
3. To make a deposit into a JMC family lunch account click on "Make Online Deposit (Family Account)" in blue in the middle of the page. To make a deposit into an individual student's JMC lunch account scroll down to the Lunch Student section. Select the student's name from the dropdown menu and click on "Make Online Deposit (Student Account)".
4. You should now be in the PaySchools page. Click on "Add to Cart" in blue on the right.
5. Put in the amount that you would like to deposit and click "Set Payment Amount".
6. In the next window make sure your amount is correct and click "Checkout" at the bottom.
7. Register - if this is your first time using PaySchools you will need to register yourself on this page.
8. Once you have logged into your PaySchools account you have the option to pay by echeck, debit or credit card. Fill in your billing information and click "Process Order". 

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 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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