Open Enrollment Deadline is March 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 School Year. District Mission: "With community involvement, we will empower learners to become contributing members in our changing world".
The February Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month is Kaleb Nelson. Kaleb is the 8th grade son of Kathy and Steve Nelson. 4H, band, cross country, basketball, baseball, and track keep Kaleb busy during the school year and the summer months.
He was chosen as the student of the month because he is kind to everyone around him. He works hard in school to be successful and help others. When asked about what he enjoys about living in Cherokee, he stated he likes living in a small farming community, and he knows it’s important to be kind to others.
After graduation, Kaleb is planning on attending Iowa State University to pursue a degree in Agriculture Business. He is excited to return to the Cherokee area and farm.
Taylor Vander Broek
February Rotary Student of the Month is Taylor Vander Broek! Taylor is the daughter of Caleb and AJ Vander Broek and was nominated for this recognition by staff members. Taylor participates in cross country, group speech, individual speech, marching band, concert band, student council, Spanish club, and National Honor Society. A quote from one of Taylor's teachers, "Taylor is a student that excels in academics! She works hard and takes challenging courses. She will accomplish much in her life because she is a determined worker! I’ve always been impressed with her work in my classroom and in extracurricular activities! She is involved in Band and Speech. She also works as a CNA. She is compassionate and has a heart for others." Congratulations to Taylor!
The Healthy Hero Award will be given each month to one 7th grade student. The Healthy Hero award is in cooperation with the Cherokee Wellness Center. Characteristics that we look for when nominating a Healthy Hero are: good sportsmanship, leadership, respectful of one’s self, peers, staff members, and property. We also look for students who are active in both the Physical Education setting and outside of the classroom. The student is someone who is self-motivated and willing to help others without being cued to do so.
This month’s winner is Isabella Barse. Isabella is currently involved in basketball and shows great sportsmanship and leadership on the court and in the Physical Education classroom. Isabella is also a hard worker in the classroom setting a good example for all students to follow.
Iowa Department of Public Health
WHAT'S THE SCHOOL'S ROLE IN COMMUNICATING POSITIVE COVID-19 RESULTS?
- Notify local public health department
- Identify close contacts and quarantine exposed students and staff
- Notify appropriate school administration, families and staff (without identifying the COVID-19 case)
- Provide Public Health with list of close contacts.
WHAT IS A CLOSE CONTACT?
Individuals who've been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes with a positive COVID-19 case during the infectious period. Contact may occur in a classroom, lunchroom, free period, during transportation to or from school, at practices or games, and during extracurricular activities.
WHAT WILL WE COMMUNICATE?
- We will report a general account of positive tests of students or staff. Students and staff members who have been identified as close contacts will be contacted.
- If a student is identified as a close contact of a person who has tested positive the building administrator or school nurse will inform the classroom teacher that the student will be absent for a period set to end on a given date, and that homework can be prepared as best as possible for the child during that time.
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Cherokee CSD is committed to supporting students, families, and staff and we continue to encourage you to make it your priority to take care of yourself and your family. We hope that everyone is staying healthy and we recognize how challenging the coronavirus has been for many families. Staff deliberated on three models for returning to learn as directed by the Iowa Department of Education. With guidance and support from the Department of Education and the Northwest Area Education Agency the models are: a Required Continuous (Virtual) Learning model, a Hybrid Learning model, and an On-site Learning model. All models are intended to assist staff, students, and families in providing for the meaningful continuation of learning. Even though we have planned for three different learning models, we still believe that the On-site Learning model is the optimal learning environment for students.
|Onsite Learning Plan Roosevelt|
|Return To Learn Middle School|
|Return to Learn Washington High School|
|Cherokee CSD - Return To Learn Plan|
|Department Of Education|
We appreciate your partnership as we navigate this changing environment together. This plan is evolving and is based on guidance from the Governor, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Cherokee County, CDC, and the Iowa Department of Education. Please free to reach out to me or a building principal if you have any input, questions, or concerns.
With great appreciation,
Dr. Kimberly Lingenfelter, Superintendent
Cherokee Community School District Calendar 2020-2021
Please note that dates and events may change throughout the year, stay current by checking our online calendar at: https://lakesconference.org/public/genie/88/school/39/
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