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Superintendent's Weekly Update

Dr. Stutz

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!

 

Brenda Hagedorn 

Karen Fausett

Lisa Cirks

Mike Baker

David Abarr 

Emily Schultz 

Tom Dayton 

Carol Scott 

Jean Halverson 

Allison Esbrook  

Cheryl Hull 

Rod Boggess 

Tim Schultz 

Andre Versendaal 

 

Summer Opportunities:

Catalog for Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer Enrichment Opportunities Sign Up

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.org for more information.  

 

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 janet.stutz@grinnell-k12.org

Lisa Johnson, CFO/Business Manager lisa.johson@grinnell-k12.org

Jerica Latcham, HR/Payroll jerica.latcham@grinnell-k12.org

Courtney Donohoe, Accounts Payable courtney.donohoe@grinnell-k12.org

Carrie Nachazel, Food Service Director carrie.nachazel@grinnell-k12.org

Judy Smith, Admin Assistant to HR/Payroll judy.smith@grinnell-k12.org

Amber Robson, Admin Assistant to the Superintendent amber.robson@grinnell-k12.org


 

Tiger Pride: 

Check out this video created by Mr. Dressler!  Way to Go middle school and high school band students!  This is awesome! 

https://youtu.be/LXNA0WVebLw

 

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!

MS libraryBook storage
 

Have a wonderful Summer Break!   

 

Sincerely, 

 

Janet