Notice to Parents
Friday, May 15
Dear Central Lyon Families & Staff,
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in celebrating the Class of 2020 and this year’s retirees earlier this evening. While we close this school year, our celebration is tempered by the uncertainty of next fall. Over the coming days and weeks, Central Lyon teachers, administrators and the board of directors will continue to plan for the return of students.
Return of Laptops & Learning Resources
Starting at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 18, students and families may begin turning in their laptops, textbooks, and other learning resources. Weather permitting, staff will be stationed at the circle drive near the high school main entrance (1010 S Greene St).
In the event of inclement weather, students and families may drop-off materials in the high school commons.
If you or your student needs to enter the building, Central Lyon administrators will be enforcing the “stop the spread” strategies and social distancing techniques to protect the health and safety of all:
- Only 10 individuals will be allowed access to the high school commons at any one time.
- Face coverings should be worn.
- Families will be limited to one (1) adult per family for collection of materials.
- Student drivers (those with school permits or licenses) should attend by themselves.
A host of personal belongings remain to be claimed, if your student did not pick-up items that were stored in their desks, lockers, or art room – next week will be the last opportunity to gather those materials.
Laptop and resource collection will end at 6:00 p.m., Monday evening; resume on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and conclude Wednesday, May 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
8,182 Meals Served
I want to commend Darsha Tuenge – Central Lyon’s food service director, her staff, and the transportation personnel who helped prepare and deliver meals to students and families. Presently, 66 community donors have gifted Central Lyon more than $16,500 to help defray costs associated with the meal program.
Return to Learn Planning
Teachers and administrators will spend the next seven-and-a-half (7.5) days reflecting, collaborating, learning, and planning for the return of students next fall. Thanks to the Iowa Department of Education’s “Return to Learn” guidance, Central Lyon leaders must develop three sets of plans that will account for:
- On-site Delivery of learning – traditional teaching and learning held face-to-face in Central Lyon school buildings,
- Required Continuous Learning – what we at Central Lyon have previously referred to as distance learning, and
- Hybrid Learning – which combines both on-site learning delivery and required distance learning.
At a future meeting, the Board of Directors of Central Lyon will review the plans teachers and administrators have developed and will authorize our local plan for submission by the July 1, 2020, deadline.
The adaptability of our educational system was tested, and all involved were asked to learn and teach in new ways. The interdependence between school and home was magnified like never before. Our students have been resilient and engaged. Our families have been exceptionally supportive and involved. Our teachers have been creative and hard working. Together, you all have been truly amazing! Thank you for helping us achieve our mission to provide an education and the opportunity for all students to become productive, life-long learners.