Superintendent's Weekly Update
Weekly Update: May 29, 2020
Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Students, and Families:
Happy Friday! As we close the official school year for 2019-20, I want to thank all of our families, staff, teachers, Board of Education, and community for their patience and understanding as we navigated a very strange time for our students. We continue to plan for our return this fall and we are following the guidance from the Department of Education, Iowa Department of Public Health and other agencies to ensure that we provide a safe return to school in the fall. Once our plan is complete, we will share this with our Board and families. In the meantime, it is my best hope that all of you have a wonderful summer break! I hope that you have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with family and find time to spend with loved ones. Take care and we will keep you posted about this fall! #WeAreGrinnell
Retiree’s: Congratulations to our 2020 Staff who have retired!
Thank you for your service and dedication to our families and students over the many years!
We wish you well!
This is just a reminder that we have summer enrichment opportunities available for students pre k-12th grade. Don’t forget to sign up. Registration must be completed by June 1. Please be sure that you look at the catalog for dates for courses. The catalog dates are the correct dates for when the programs will be held. We found an error on the sign up sheet for the “Flat Bailey” session. Please know that this course will be run in August. Please contact the course instructor if you need to change this session.
Softball and Baseball Summer Guidelines: Please check out the FAQ on how we will navigate this summer! Guidelines for Summer Sports Q&A
I want to thank the health and safety committee for their work on putting together the FAQ for our families regarding summer softball and baseball. This will be updated as we navigate opening up summer activities. I will be updating this document as necessary and if there are any changes, I will be sending it to our families. Practice begins this Monday June 1, 2020.
Walk the Track:
The track will be opened for families to walk only. We ask that you social distance yourself and that you do not go onto the field or in the stands. This will open on Monday, June 1, 2020.
Lunches being served this summer:
We will be continuing to serve drive through grab and go meals on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 to 12:30 at the high school through the end of June. We will keep posted if this moves into July. We also have deliveries if pick isn't possible, please email emergencymeals@grinnell-k12.
Have you checked out the senior banners downtown? I want to thank Gina Beck, Mr. Seney, Total Choice, The City of Grinnell, and all of our sponsors who made this happen! They look fabulous!
Thank you to all those who donated to the Senior Banners:
Amy Hess Deanna Vogt Katie Little
Chad & Gina Beck Crystal DeNeve Rachel Bly
Michelle Gruhn Marlene Johnson Michael Furness
Amber Porter Esther Ware Kara Koester
Megan Nagel Shanna Wathen Jennifer Schuster
Sarah Baker Cassie Geerts Darryl and Cheryl Hull
Tara Shukla Jones Julie Gosselink Dick and Sis Vogel
Shannon Fitzgerald Becky Rasmussen Mike Van Tomme
Cecily Bolte Lee McFee Brian Heater
Diane Volkman Teresa Johnson Bruce & Laura Blankenfeld
Karen Dillon Greg Heinselman Nancy & Mickey Munley
Ginette McFarland Marilyn Ralls Kelly Beck
Nicole Luther Doug Cameron James Jolly
Corey Innis Melissa Hull Mike Kriegel
Alyssa Sliger Amy Skouson Linda Tish
Erick Jack Donette Ellis Jeanne Hammen
Stacy Turley Brenda Hagedorn Patty Amador-Lacson
Tammy Strawser Brent Jaeger Helen Redmond
Jennifer McAlexander Stacia Hobbs Jack and Kathy Grife
The High School and District Office will be closed June 4-5 and 11-12 for asbestos removal. Please call 641-236-2700 for any questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Due to current school closings, and in order to allow for social distancing, the District Office will be open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30-12:00 or by appointment. Our staff will be working from either home, or in the office during regularly scheduled times 7:30-4:00 P.M. If you need to talk with a specific person in the office please contact them via email.
Janet Stutz, Superintendent email@example.com
Lisa Johnson, CFO/Business Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerica Latcham, HR/Payroll jerica.latcham@grinnell-k12.
Courtney Donohoe, Accounts Payable courtney.donohoe@grinnell-k12.
Carrie Nachazel, Food Service Director carrie.nachazel@grinnell-k12.
Judy Smith, Admin Assistant to HR/Payroll email@example.com
Amber Robson, Admin Assistant to the Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this video created by Mr. Dressler! Way to Go middle school and high school band students! This is awesome!
Middle School Library getting ready for a make-over!
We are gearing up to place new carpeting in the Middle School. The Library is ready for installation! Way to go Chelsey Koplin and GMS staff for being creative with book storage during this project!
Have a wonderful Summer Break!