District Newsletter

EAST SAC COUNTY NEWSLETTER

APRIL, 2019

CHANGE YOUR CALENDAR to indicate that ESC

SCHOOL MAKE UP DAYS ARE:

Thursday, April 18, Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23. We will add remaining days to the end of the school calendar.

 

Preschool Registration for Fall 2019

Attn: Parents of East Sac County children that will be 4 years old by September 15, 2019! If you plan to have your 4-year-old attend preschool next fall in Wall Lake or Sac City, please call the appropriate elementary school to sign up your child. The district needs a count of students as soon as possible in order to make plans for staffing and materials for school year 2019-2020.

Sac City Elementary – call Teri at 662-7200

Wall Lake Elementary – call Deanna at 665-2627

 

NURSE NOTES:

All incoming third graders are required to have a vision screening and signed Certificate of Vision Screening- this can be performed no earlier than one year prior to enrollment.

All incoming 7th graders are required to have a one-time dose of TDAP vaccine and at least one dose of the Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4).  There is no provisional period on this vaccination.  Students are not vaccinated will NOT be allowed to start school.

All incoming 9th graders are required to have a dental screening.  A registered dental hygienist, dentist, or orthodontist must perform this.  A Certificate of Dental Screening must be signed.  To be valid, it can be performed no earlier than one year prior to the first day of 9th grade.

All incoming 12th graders shall have two doses of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), Or one dose if it was received when the student was 16 years of age or older.  There is no provisional period on this vaccination.  Unvaccinated students will NOT be allowed to start school.

Jacque Renze, RN

ESC School Nurse

 

PROM

April 13, 2019

This year the junior class has chosen the theme “Country Chic.” Plans are well under way to make this a memorable, exciting, and safe night for the kids.

Here are the details for the events of April 13th:

Grand Promenade – Large Gym in Lake View at 6:00 PM

Dinner – Large Gym in Lake View at 6:45 PM

Dance – Small Gym in Lake View from 7:30-10:30 PM

After Prom- High School in Lake View from 11:30 PM-3:30 AM

You are invited to join us for the Grand Promenade. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.

 

PARENTS OF ESC MUSIC STUDENTS –

If you have a child in the band or choir at ESC, you are a music booster!

The ESC Music Booster organization meets a few times each year to help guide the music department, help with needs the department may not get from the school, and provide logistical help to the music staff when needed.

The group is financially sound, and the students do all the fundraising.  We are simply looking for a few new parents to come give their input at the meetings, as many of our ‘regulars’ have had their students graduate over the last couple of years. The time investment involved in serving as a music booster is small, but the impact is huge.

Please consider attending our final meeting of the year, Tuesday, April 16, at 7pm in the Middle School Choir room. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any member of the music staff.

Brian Mahler

5-8 Instrumental Music

East Sac County Middle School

300 S. 11th St.

Sac City, IA 50583

(712) 662-3259

Like the East Sac County Bands and Choirs on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ESCHSBand

 

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

MARCH, 2019

CHANGE YOUR CALENDAR to indicate that ESC WILL HAVE SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18 and TUESDAY, APRIL 23 (as of printing this article 2/22/19) as snow make-up days.

The East Sac County Dance Corps is winding down its season with their final performances during the annual Spring Show on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Lake View gym.    This year’s theme is “Dancing Around the World” and promises to be very entertaining!!

Preschool Registration for Fall 2019

Attn: Parents of East Sac County children that will be 4 years old by September 15, 2019! If you plan to have your 4 year old attend preschool next fall in Wall Lake or Sac City please call the appropriate elementary school to sign up your child. Numbers of students are needed as soon as possible in order to make plans for staffing and materials for school year 2019-2020.

Wall Lake Elementary – call Deanna at 665-2627

Sac City Elementary – call Teri at 662-7200

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

FEBURARY, 2019

CHANGE YOUR CALENDAR to indicate that ESC WILL HAVE SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2019 (as of 1/25/19) as a snow make-up day.

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 entering grades 1-12 for the 2019-20 school year.

  • September 2, 2019

Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten and pre school special education students for the 2019-20 school year.

  • September 2

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 2.

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.

SPRING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

EAST SAC COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Second semester parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th and Thursday, February 28 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 Tuesday.

 

Teachers located in the SMALL GYMNASIUM

Alma Cortez: Spanish 1 and 2

Kerri Eichhorn: Special Education

*Kristina Krukow: FCS (Will be at conferences on Tuesday only)

Eric McCollough: Industrial Tech

Jeff Niehaus: Social Studies

*Jacque Renze: (Will be at conferences on Tuesday only)

*Steve Schultz: Auto Tech (Will be at conferences on Tuesday only)

Nancy Stark: Special Education-(Absent both days). Please call the high school office and    schedule a time to meet with Mrs. Stark. You may also contact      Mrs. Stark at nstark@eastsac.k12.ia.us

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 Tuesday only)

Melissa Frye: English/Language Arts

Mary Fuhs: Math

*Susan Groth: Ag Education (Will be at conferences on Tuesday 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 Tuesday only)

Tammy Vine: Spanish 3 and 4

Chaps Wilcke: Science

*Megan Wise: Vocal Music (Will be at conferences on Tuesday only)

Rachel Zehnder: English/Language Arts

**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.

 

Prom Dress Appointments Available

Dress for Less had another successful January sale! Thank you to all who consigned or donated dresses to our organization. You are helping create the perfect prom for so many girls across northwest Iowa. While we had two busy days finding the perfect dresses for our shoppers, we have more dresses to sell! We will now happily sell dresses by appointment up until the big day. We still have more than 250 dresses in sizes 00-24 priced from $5-$375. Shop with Dress for Less – it’s your time to shine!

Contact Kerri Eichhorn, Rachel Zehnder, or Amanda Miller at the high school to make an appointment.

665-5001 or keichhorn@eastsac.k12.ia.us, zehnder@eastsac.k12.ia.us, amiller@eastsac.k12.ia.us

 

Preschool Registration for Fall 2019

Attn: Parents of East Sac County children that will be 4 years old by September 15, 2019! If you plan to have your 4 year old attend preschool next fall in Wall Lake or Sac City please call the appropriate elementary school to sign up your child. Numbers of students are needed as soon as possible in order to make plans for staffing and materials for school year 2019-2020.

Wall Lake Elementary – call Deanna at 665-2627

Sac City Elementary – call Teri at 662-7200

Be Notified!!

New Notification system
East Sac County School has a notification system for weather related and emergency notifications. Through GovDelivery you can subscribe and choose how you want to be notified: email and/or text message. School announcements will also be posted on the school website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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 go HERE https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/IAEDU6741/subscriber/topics?qsp=CODE_RED

This information can also be found on the front of the East Sac County school homepage.

Other ways to be notified:

  1. All area TV and radio stations
    KAYL 101.7 FM Storm Lake
    KAYL 990 AM Storm Lake
    KKRL 93.7 FM Carroll
    KCIM 1380 AM Carroll
    KDSN 107.1 FM Denison
    KDSN 1530 AM Denison
    KTIV Channel 4 Sioux City
    KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines
  2. School message line – 662-7716 (Sac City) 665-2500 (Lake View)

School website – Yellow alert banner on front of website

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
JANUARY, 2019

Dress for Less Big Sale

We have over 300 dresses and we need shoppers!

Friday, January 25 from 4-6

Saturday, January 26 from 10-noon

East Sac County High School small gym

Check out dresses with prices and sizes on Facebook at
Dress for Less – ESC Raiders
Sizes 00-24; $5-$350
We have a dress for everyone!

If you have any questions, 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.

NURSE NOTES:

Dear Parents or Guardians,

I am writing to inform you of some health concerns and as a general reminder of our school health policies regarding school children and health issues.  “Tis the Season of Influenza A, Diarrhea, coughing, head lice, Strep throat and many others”

Students, who have vomited, must remain home for 24 hours since last vomiting.

Students who have symptoms of influenza (upper respiratory) must remain home for 24 hours until the coughing and fever have subsided.  If a student has a fever of 100.6* or above, they MUST remain home until they have no fever and have not taken any fever reducing medicine for 24 hours.  As influenza is airborne, this policy will be enforced to ensure a healthy environment for all at school.  I understand that it is difficult when you have to arrange for different childcare, or take off work yourself to be home with a sick child.  Many times they can still have symptoms, even mild, and are acting just fine and wanting to come back to school, and you are ready for them to also!  However, if a child returns to school, still exhibiting these symptoms, they will be putting other students and staff at risk of getting sick also.  If your child does come back to school sick, we will call you to come and pick them up.  We will do all we can to try to stop the spread of illnesses, this does include diarrhea.

If you have any questions, please email me at jrenze@eastsac.k12.ia.us

Happy Holidays
Jacque Renze, School Nurse

Be Notified!!

 New Notification system

East Sac County School has a notification system for weather related and emergency notifications. Through GovDelivery you can subscribe and choose how you want to be notified: email and/or text message. School announcements will also be posted on the school website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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 go HEREhttps://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/IAEDU6741/subscriber/topics?qsp=CODE_RED

This information can also be found on the front of the East Sac County school homepage.

Other ways to be notified:

  1. All area TV and radio stations
    KAYL 101.7 FM Storm Lake
    KAYL 990 AM Storm Lake
    KKRL 93.7 FM Carroll
    KCIM 1380 AM Carroll
    KDSN 107.1 FM Denison
    KDSN 1530 AM Denison
    KTIV Channel 4 Sioux City
    KCCI Channel 8 Des Moines
  2. School message line – 662-7716 (Sac City) 665-2500 (Lake View)

 

School website – Yellow alert banner on front of website

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
DECEMBER, 2018

From the Desk of the Superintendent…

Annual Progress Report for 2017-18

This is the third and last in a series of reports to the community regarding East Sac County CSD’s Annual Progress Report information. This month we will be highlighting science data and post-secondary success data.

The following tables compare the science 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 Science Data

SCIENCE 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
2nd – SES * * 76.00 71.43 54.29
2nd – WLES * * 66.00 60.98 65.91
3rd – SES 64.00 87.00 91.00 94.12 91.67
3rd – WLES 69.00 94.00 94.00 95.45 95.00
3rd – State 78.00 82.00 82.00 90.07 89.15
4th – SES 73.00 94.00 90.00 80.00 100.00
4th – WLES 83.00 92.00 84.00 92.31 77.78
4th State 82.00 85.00 84.00 86.78 87.43

 

East Sac County Middle School Science Data

SCIENCE 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
5th – ESC 70.00 74.00 86.00 73.33 72.41
5th – State 82.00 80.00 80.00 75.49 79.96
6th ESC 59.00 73.00 71.00 70.37 78.69
6th – State 73.00 76.00 75.00 68.52 75.21
7th ESC 80.00 79.00 85.00 86.89 81.33
7th – State 78.00 80.00 79.00 75.23 78.84
8th ESC 69.00 87.00 90.00 83.78 82.19
8th – State 83.00 84.00 83.00 79.93 83.41

 

East Sac County High School Science Data

SCIENCE 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
9th-ESC 73.00 81.00 74.00 71.79 81.43
10th ESC 74.00 80.00 78.00 76.12 70.67
11th – ESC 67.00 68.00 78.00 75.76 77.27
11th – State 77.00 80.00 78.00 81.61 82.65

 

Science Goals

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

East Sac County Schools did not meet their annual science goal for 2016-17 in grades 5-11.

Long Range Science Goal-HS
By the year 2020, 95% of students in grades 9-10 will be at or above proficient (61st-80th percentile rank) on the MAP assessment.

2017-18 Annual Science Goals-HS
9th Grade
In Fall 2018, 66% (39 students out of 59 students) were proficient in science in 9th grade on the MAP assessment. By the spring of 2018, we will increase that percentage to 80% proficient (47 students out of 59 students) on the 9th grade MAP assessment in science.

10th Grade
In Fall 2018, 69% (40 students out of 58 students) were proficient in science in 10th grade on the MAP assessment. By the spring of 2017, we will increase that percentage to 80% proficient (46 students out of 58 students) on the 10th grade MAP assessment in science.

Long Range Science Goal-MS 
By the year 2020, 95% of students in grades 5-8 will be at or above proficient on the Iowa Assessment.

2017-18 Annual Science Goals-MS 
5th Grade
In Spring 2017, 70% (48 students out of 69 students) were proficient in science in 5th grade on the Iowa Assessment. By the spring of 2018, we will increase that percentage to 80% proficient (55 students out of 69) on 5th grade Iowa assessment in science.

6th Grade
In Spring 2017, 59% (46 students out of 79 students) were proficient in science in 6th grade on the Iowa assessment. By the spring of 2018, we will increase that percentage to 80% proficient (63 students out of 79) on 6th grade Iowa assessment in science.

7th Grade
In Spring 2017, 80% (47 students out of 59 students) were proficient in science in 7th grade on the Iowa assessment. By the spring of 2018, we will increase that percentage to 90% proficient (53 students out of 69) on 7th grade Iowa assessment in science.

8th Grade
In Fall 2018, 69% (42 students out of 61 students) were proficient in science in 8th grade on the Iowa assessment. By the spring of 2018, we will increase that percentage to 80% proficient (49 students out of 61) on 8th grade Iowa assessment in science.

Long Range Science Goal-TK-4th Grade 
By the spring of 2020, students in grades 2-4 will be 95% proficient on the Iowa Assessment.

2016-17 Annual Science Goal-TK-4th Grade 
In the spring of 2018 elementary students grades 3-4 were 71% proficient in science on the Iowa Assessments. By the spring of 2019 we will increase to 85% proficient on the Iowa assessment.

EAST SAC MIDDLE SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

BY DENNY OLHAUSEN

It has been a busy month for East Sac Middle School students. A well-rounded education for students includes both learning in the classroom and experiences and exposures they receive through other opportunities. Below is a listing of several activities that our middle school students have been a part of this last month to help receive a well rounded education:

8th Grade students to Iowa Central Community College
The 8th grade students were welcomed at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge on October 31. Students were guided through various programs and had conversations with instructors about each program, career opportunities, and salary implications. Some of the programs experienced were Nursing, EMT, Robotics, Computer Programming, Culinary, TV/Radio, Welding, Auto, Diesel Mechanics and others.

7th Grade students to Manufacturing Day
On November 14 the 7th graders at East Sac Middle School participated in Manufacturing Day. This year’s focus was on the food industry, and students were able to tour Cookie’s in Wall Lake and Molly and Me in Sac City. They also had the opportunity to listen to different business presenters during the lunchtime. This experience allowed students to see the inner thoughts and workings of businesses in our area. Thanks to Brandy Ripley and all of our local businesses that not only participated, but also contributed in this endeavor!

Veterans’ Day Program
East Sac Middle School had the privilege of hosting a Veterans’ Day program on November 8. The 8th grade hosted the program as the 5th and 6thgrades each performed musically at the event. Veterans were honored for their service during the nearly one hour-long program. “Shout outs” to Mrs. Irwin and Ms. Harms for their organization and hard work in creating this event.

HS play matinee
On the afternoon of November 9 all middle school students were able to watch a matinee put on by East Sac High School students of the play “Exposed”. The students and staff would like to thank the HS students for their time and effort in their performance—Well Done!!

MS Student Council Presentation at Sac City Chamber Coffee
On Thursday, November 15 Sac City Chamber Coffee was held at East Sac Middle School, and was hosted by the Sac Ed Foundation. The middle school student council, represented by Olivia Villegas and Kate Vondrak, presented to the attendees of what the middle school council does in and for the school. Great job girls!

STEM
On Tuesday, November 14, Mrs. Hoefling brought her 8th grade TAG students (Robyn Lowe, Taylor Aldag, Layne Huisenga, Emily Ludwig, Chandler Quirk, Weston Drost) to the campus of Iowa State University to participate in the STEM investigation series.  This was a great opportunity for students to further their thinking as well as tour some ISU programs!

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.

Dress for Less Big Sale

We have over 300 dresses and we need shoppers!
Friday, January 25 from 4-6
Saturday, January 26 from 10-noon
East Sac County High School small gym

Check out dresses with prices and sizes on Facebook at
Dress for Less – ESC Raiders
Sizes 00-24; $5-$350
We have a dress for everyone!
If you have any questions, 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.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

The East Sac County High School Band and Choir will present their holiday concert on December 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Middle School auditorium. You will be able to hear both groups perform classic holiday favorites as well as pieces they will be performing at Disney World in the spring.

5-8th grade Bands and 7 & 8th Vocal concert will present their holiday concert on December 18, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm at the Middle School auditorium.

Both concerts will be presenting a variety of music, including some holiday favorites.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Admission is free.

CPR TRAINING

CPR class for any staff, high school students or families interested, was hosted in the High School. A great turn out and learned so much! The class was engaged and had a lot of great questions! We covered topics of adult, pediatric and infant CPR, operating an AED and rescuing choking victims.

A very generous donor is doing “Random Acts of Kindness” and has offered to pay for everyone’s certification from the American Heart Association. Instructors were here from Loring Hospital; Kara Wellington and Emily Lange.

An in depth first aid class is in the planning stages, for the upcoming future.

Thanks to all who attended with the best interest of others mind!

 

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.

NURSE NOTES:

With the many different germs and viruses going around, I would like to remind everyone of a few very important things to be aware of and practice.

  1. HANDWASHING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS!!!  Everyone needs to wash his or her hands often and use hand sanitizer also.  The best defense is good soap and warm water.  You have all heard about MRSA in the news.  If we practice good hygiene and ESPECIALLY good hand washing, we have used our first and best defense!   If anyone has cuts or wounds, they must be covered to be in school and to help prevent spread of germs and infections.
  2. Don’t share towels and water bottles.  Germs like flu, MRSA, staph, etc. are spread by   droplet or contact.  Protect yourself with good hygiene and cleanliness and not sharing items.  Remember, head lice season is upon us also, it seems that when the weather turns cold and families are together at holidays, that this is the prime time to spread all sorts of germs, etc.
  3. If you don’t feel good, have a fever or diarrhea…stay home.  Students with a fever must be fever free (without taking Tylenol, etc) for 24 hours before they are allowed to return to school.  Students must also remain home for 24 hours after vomiting.  Please enforce this with your children.  When a student comes back to class too early after being ill, they spread the germs to the others in their class.
  4. Please dress your children in layers for the colder weather.  Make sure they come to school with coats, gloves, hats, boots and snow pants when needed.
  5. When going through your children’s clothes, if you find good sweatpants or elastic waist pants that you will be getting rid of, keep the school clothes closet in mind please.  We can always use good sweats or athletic pants due to the various sizes of children, the elastic waist works best.  Many times children may spill, have an accident, or get pants wet outside and need a change.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to care and help keep our kids (and ourselves) healthy.  Families will be together for the holidays, so do all you can to protect your family from the spread of germs.

Jacque Renze, RN
ESC School Nurse

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
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 10th 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 11th 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 5th 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.

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

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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