Newsletter Aug-Sept 2018

Newsletter Aug-Sept 2018

Bulldog Highlights Hello, fellow Bulldogs! The beginning of another school year at Le Mars Community Schools is coming soon. Registration for the new school year will be occurring on August 2nd from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and August 3rd from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. As in past years, all students register at the middle school. The first day of the 2018-2019 school year is August 23. Registration packets have been mailed to returning students. Families have the option of completing all the necessary registration materials and either returning the materials to the central office at 940 Lincoln St. SW prior to August 1st, or bringing the complet- ed materials with them on one of the two registration dates. Registration materials will be available at the middle school on August 2nd and August 3th for those new to the district or those that did not receive the registration packet in the mail. You will see later in this issue of the newsletter that the various booster clubs are con- ducting their annual membership drive. I would encourage all of you to support the young people involved in athletics, music, and T & I by joining the booster clubs and becoming actively involved. Additionally, the district is very fortunate to be supported by the Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and the Le Mars Educational Enhancement Project (L.E.E.P.). Please support the efforts of these organizations as well. Without the assistance of all these groups, our students would not experience the level of excellence that exists in our district because of the support the groups provide. You will also notice later in the newsletter that we will have many new teachers with us this school year. As you come in contact with these people during the school year, please help them feel welcome in the school district and the community. We have been very successful in hiring high quality candidates and I believe this year’s new teach- ers will do an excellent job of working with our students. The Le Mars Community School District makes it a priority to make sure everyone is safe at school and school events. In collaboration with the Le Mars Police Department, Plymouth County Sheriff, and Plymouth County Emergency Management, we have cre- ated a parent/guardian communication plan and procedures, as you will notice later in the newsletter. All announcements related to health, life, and safety, will take place through a new alert system called Plymouth Alert, which is a Plymouth County emergen- cy notification system. Alerts will include weather related late starts, early dismissals, and school cancellations. Alerts will also be provided whenever there is a school build- ing lockdown, lockout, or evacuation taking place at a specific building; during which time, directions for parents/guardians will be provided. *Parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for alerts to receive a text message, email, and/or phone alert, regarding school emergency updates impacting health, life, or safety (including weather related announcements) through the Plymouth Alert website, http://www.co.plymouth.ia.us/departments/ema/alert.html or www.tinyurl.com/plymouthalert. Complete and click “Le Mars Community Schools.” We are very much looking forward to the return of the students on August 23, 2018 for the first day of school in the 2018-19 school year. Please enjoy the rest of your summer. Dr. Steve Webner, Superintendent LeMars Community School District students, parents/guardians, and patrons are hereby advised that the District has adopted a very specific policy concerning student possession, use, sale or distribution of illicit drugs at school or while participating in school sponsored activities regardless of the location of the activities. The policy also speaks to drug paraphernalia and look alike drugs. PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY ARE SEVERE. A copy of the complete policy may be obtained by coming to the Superintendent’s Office at 940 Lincoln St SW or by calling 546- 4155. The 2018-19 LeMars Community High School extra-curricular activity code of conduct meetings will not take place in a face-to-face meeting this year. Instead, any high school student entering grades 9-12 who is planning to participate in an extra- curricular activity will be asked to watch a code of conduct video and submit a Parent/Student Acknowl- edgement form to the High School Guidance Office prior to their activ- ity start date. Students and parents can access the video and acknowl- edgment form via the districts’s website at . The video link and forms can be found in the “

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