Kruse's Korner

Notes from the Superintendent’s Desk

Plans for the end of the year are beginning to take shape barring anymore days of missed school.  The graduation celebration will be held on Sunday, May 19, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the HS gym.  The May school board meeting is Monday, May 20, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the HS in Lake City.  The last student day for school is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 31, with a full day of school.  Pending board approval, summer school board meetings will be held in the morning on the 3rd Monday of the month.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!  Upon the completion of local and state graduation requirements, 65 students are scheduled to receive a South Central Calhoun diplomas.  Your hard work and dedication have finally paid off as you begin a new chapter in your journey through life.  Please take a moment to thank your family, SCC staff members, and friends for supporting you through the first 18 years or so of your journey.

It is always a sad time as we say good-bye for our retirees.  Barb Kretlow, cook, Lori Otto, nurse, Jeff Daisy, custodian, Dave Birks and Scott Trost, teachers, have decided to retire.  Their service to the district will be missed.  Combined the district is losing 127 years of service!  I am proud to say I helped serve with each of these great employees.

Construction on the elementary project is scheduled to begin soon, as the construction company begins staging equipment.  Plans are to begin construction the end of April or early May.  The staging area will be on the baseball diamond just south of the current staff parking lot.  Construction is scheduled for all of next year with access to the new areas by the fall of 2020.

The first day of school next fall is scheduled for Friday, August 23; this is the first legal date schools can begin.  The 2019-20 school calendar will be posted on the district web-site this summer.  The calendar will be similar to the current school calendar.


It is the policy of the South Central Calhoun Community School District to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status in its programs, activities or employment practices.  Questions or grievances related to this policy may be addressed to the district’s Equity Coordinator, Wendi Geno, at South Central Calhoun CSD, 1000 Tonawanda Avenue, Rockwell City, IA 50579 or call 712-297-7222. 

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