District Mission: "With community involvement, we will empower learners to become contributing members in our changing world".
Thank you to the Education Foundation for the new Vernier probes, specialized tanks, and computer technology for investigations in Biology! Students are using the new sensors, computers, and specialized tanks to conduct an investigation using fish, Elodea, Alka Seltzer, and light. They are measuring pH, CO2, and O2 to learn more about cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and the correlations that are evident between the fish, Elodea, antacids, and light. NGSS Concepts/Skills demonstrated are: cell processes, enzymes and reactions, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, interdependence of organisms, energy flow, ecosystems, and limiting factors.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COVID -19 Link
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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