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Louisa-Muscatine School District News

Mission Statement: We Value, We Challenge, We Prepare, Each and Every Student


2013-2014 School Calendar (click here to view)


Youth League Sign-up for 2014-15 Fall Sports:
The sign up for Youth League Football and Volleyball is scheduled for May 1 & May 6 from 5:00-6:30 in the Elementary Cafeteria. Click here for more information.



REMINDER: There will be no kindergarten classes on Thursday, April 24 & Friday, April 25 due to Kindergarten Roundup.


Coaching Opportunities for THIS SUMMER and 2014-2015 - Click Here!


Reminders Regarding Lunch Balances:
SchoolMessenger will be sending out reminder phone calls to parents whose children have either a balance of less than $5.00 or a negative balance. You can add money to meal accounts either by using our "Pay Online" system or by sending money with your child to turn in at the office first thing in the morning.


High School Yearbooks: Monday, May 5 is the final day for parents to order high school yearbooks through Jostens with all options available. They can order one in the high school office until Tuesday, May 20.


Ala Carte: Ala carte items can be purchased instead of or in addition to the regular school lunch. To view a listing of the ala carte items(and prices) that are available to students in grades 7-12, click HERE.


District Newsletter!
The April/May 2014 district newsletter is now available
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Click HERE or on "District Newsletters' in the yellow section to the left to access this issue. The next issue will be for August & September 2014. The deadline to submit articles will be Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Please email your information to Sue Miller: smiller@lmcsd.org


Reduction Letter: Letter from Superintendent Mike Van Sickle concerning staff reductions. Click here to view the letter.


Registration for the 2014-2015 school year.....
Kindergarten:
School personnel are in the process of identifying next year’s Kindergarten class. If you have a child who will be five years old by September 15, 2014, please click HERE to link to the site where you register your child online or access forms to print off and turn in to the elementary office.

Busy Hands Preschool/Daycare:We are also identifying families interested in the Busy Hands Preschool/Childcare program that is located in the elementary building of the school district. Please click HERE to link to the site where you register your child online or access forms to print off and turn in to the elementary office.


Island Lighthouse Food Pantry - Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
The Island Lighthouse Food Pantry will be open on the third Tuesday of every month from 9:00-11:00 am and 4:00-6:00 pm. It is located at Island United Methodist Church, 2598 Stewart Road, Muscatine IA and is open to residents in the Louisa-Muscatine School District. You will be required to show identification with your name and current address.


Help Wanted: If you have spare time and are looking for some part-time work, Louisa-Muscatine School District is looking for the following:

SUBSTITUTES:Bus Drivers @ $67.34/daily (Needs to be 18 and able to pass drug test and physical. CDL required, district trains for school bus endorsement.); Paraeducators @ $7.25/hour. Apply online by clicking HERE or contact us at 319-726-3541 ext. 353.



2014 Area Blood Drives
These drives are scheduled so that donors may give blood at all 6 drives!
Day
Date
Time
Location
Sponsor
Thurs. May 15 1:30-6:30 pm Grandview Bible Church Church
Wed. July 16 1:30-6:30 pm Letts Community Room Letts Lions
Mon. September 22 1:30-6:30 pm Grandview Bible Church Letts Lions
Wed. November 19 7:30am-Noon L-M High School Student Council
Mississippi Valley Blood Center


Registration Fees: Click HERE to see registration information and fees.

E-Registration: You are be able to update contact information for your children, pay fees and deposit money into meal accounts and access various forms that you can print off, fill out and turn in to the office. All of this can be done from your own computer through your Single Sign-On Parent PowerSchool account that you already have set up! Click HERE for detailed instructions for completing E-Registration for your child(ren)!!

Forms: To access forms that you might need, click HERE!! (Free & Reduced meal application, Physical Activity contract, Physical form, Parking tag registration, and much more).


Parents'/Guardians' Rights Notification:
Parents/Guardians in the Louisa-Muscatine Community School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child's teacher: state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child's teacher, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree. You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I program or if your school operates a school-wide Title I program. Parents/Guardians may request this information from the Office of the Superintendent by calling 319-726-3541, or sending a letter of request to Office of the Superintendent, Louisa-Muscatine CSD, 14478 170th Street, Letts, Iowa 52754. The Louisa-Muscatine Community School District ensures that parents will be notified in writing if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not considered qualified.


Free & Reduced Meal Form:
Click here to access the free & reduced meal form and fee waiver form (in .pdf format). These can be printed off so you can fill them out and turn them in to the High School or Elementary office.


PowerSchool Single Sign-On (SSO):
Beginning on Friday, August 10, 2012, a new feature of PowerSchool was activated for parents of L-M. You are able to sign on just once to access information for each of your children. Please click here to see the step-by-step instructions.


Louisa-Muscatine Safe Schools Index: Louisa-Muscatine Safe Schools Index Louisa-Muscatine students, parents, and staff have now participated in the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools (IS3) Survey that measures conditions for learning, including everything from school safety to student relationships with peers and adults for two years. We were one of 47 high schools in the state to participate in the first year. By participating we received an IS3 Index. This index is an indicator (reflection) of the health of our school’s optimal conditions for learning in the areas of safety, engagement and environment. The first year (2011) we received an overall index of 22 (out of 36), safety index of 9 (of 9), engagement index of 7 (of 18), and environment index of 6 (of 9). That overall index of 22 made us eligible to receive funding from the grant for three years. Using the index results we chose to focus on the engagement/relationship piece. In the second year (2012) our overall index increased to 23 (out of 36). Our safety index remained 9 (of 9), our engagement index increased from 7 to 9 (of 18), and our environment index decreased from 6 to 5 (out of 9). We continue to work on strategies to increase our engagement and environment indexes. For details of strategies being implemented, please contact Mike Milder, grant coordinator, at mmilder@lmcsd.org.


Online Resources: These online resources have school and home access available through Mississippi Bend AEA to help students with their homework. Click here for more information.


H1N1/Swine Flu Links:

Iowa School Alert
You can sign up to receive FREE e-mail notifications when classes for L-M are to be closed, dismissed early or started late due to weather or other circumstances.

(Click on this link for information on how to sign up)


Annual 279.63 Financial Report (updated 10/3/11)
2010-11 Annual Progress Report (updated 9/6/11)
To see past years' Annual Progress Reports, Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, District Financial Report Card, and student achievement data click on this link.
Non-Discrimination Policy

STATEMENT REGARDING THE HOMELESS
The Board of Directors of the Louisa-Muscatine Community School District is responsible for locating and identifying homeless children and youth who are “identified” within the district. A “homeless child or youth of school age” is defined as one between the ages of 5 and 21 who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence and includes a child or youth living on the street, in a car, tent or abandoned building or some other form of shelter not designated as a permanent home; living in a community shelter facility; or living with non-nuclear family members or friends who may not have legal guardianship over the child or youth of school age. The district shall make available to the homeless child or youth all services and assistance including, but not limited to, compensatory education, special education, English as a second language, vocational courses or programs, programs for the gifted and talented, health services, and food and nutrition programs, on the same basis of those services and assistance provided to resident pupils.
If you need further assistance/information, please contact the
building principal, counselor or the Superintendent of Schools,
14478 170th Street, Letts, Iowa 52754.


Upcoming Events


April 17, 2014
NO SCHOOL
Spring Break

12:00 B Golf @ Tipton Tournament

4:30 JH TR @ Waco

4:30 G TR @ WMU

5:00 B TR
@ Mt. Pleasant

April 18, 2014
NO SCHOOL
Spring Break

April 21, 2014
NO SCHOOL
Spring Break

6:00 Board Meeting
(Click here to view the amended agenda)

April 22, 2014
4:00 BG Golf @ Wapello

4:30 G TR @ Durant

5:00 B TR @ Waco

April 24, 2014
4:00 BG Golf vs Lone Tree HOME

4:45 BG TR L-M Meet HOME

April 28, 2014
EARLY DISMISSAL
2:15 @ Elementary
2:20 @ JH/HS


4:30 JH TR
@ Mediapolis

April 29, 2014
4:00 BG Golf vs Maharishi HOME
(Cancelled)

4:30 B TR @ Mediapolis

7:00 JH Band Festival @ Columbus

May 1, 2014
BG Golf
@ Columbus
(moved to May 6)

4:30 G TR @ Wapello

4:30 JH TR @ English Valley

May 2, 2014
3:00 JV Golf
@ Columbus
(vs Columbus/Washington)

5:00 B TR
@ West Liberty

 

 



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Louisa-Muscatine Community School District
14478 170th Street
Letts, IA 52754
District Office- (319) 726-3541   High School- (319) 726-3421  Elementary- (319) 726-3634