District Mission: "With community involvement, we will empower learners to become contributing members in our changing world".
September Rotary Student of the Month is Elizabeth Ellis! Elizabeth is the daughter of Dave and Cheryl Ellis and was nominated for this recognition by staff members. Elizabeth participates in cheerleading, choir, cross country, band, National Honor Society, speech, and is the 2020 Homecoming Queen. A quote from one of Elizabeth's teachers, "Elizabeth is an incredible student. She works hard in class, challenges herself, and is full of kindness and energy. She is very active in school such as band, choir, Speech, Cheerleading, Cross Country, and NHS. She truly puts her heart into each activity she is a part of. She is a person of upstanding moral character and a role model for peers and younger students." Congratulations to Elizabeth!
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.
4 positive cases
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Dear Cherokee CSD Families,
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. The more precautions we put in place, hopefully we will be able to keep our students and staff safe. Through these efforts, we want to be able to continue to teach and learn face to face all school year. Our goal is not to just return to learn, but to sustain it as long as we can.
It is the goal of Cherokee Community School District to return to on-site learning for all students at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The proposed safety practices are created with guidance from the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to ensure a safe learning environment for all students and staff. The safety of our students, staff members, and our community are of utmost importance, and we will be implementing a number of changes to the structure and routine of our school buildings and classrooms. These changes are to ensure that all students, staff, and families stay healthy, while also providing an engaging and safe learning environment for all students in the Cherokee Community School District.
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
Check Updated Schedule
With the State changing the football season to a 7 week season, changes occurred to the schedule after calendars were printed. If you picked up a hard copy of the calendar, note: the varsity football games are not as printed. Our online calendar with Lakes Conference has the updated schedule.
Here is what our football season looks like:
Friday, August 21st - Scrimmage w/ Gehlan Catholic @ LeMars
Friday, August 28th - @ MMC-RU
Friday, September 4th - here w/Ridge View
Friday, September 11th - here w/ Garner Hayfield Ventura
Friday, September 18th - @ Okoboji
Friday, September 25th - here w/Algona
Friday, October 2nd - @ Spirit Lake
Friday, October 9th - @ Estherville-LC
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/
|August 2020||September 2020||October 2020|
|November 2020||December 2020||January 2021|
|February 2021||March 2021||April 2021|
|May 2021||June 2021|