The Leader

With the seasonal cold temperatures upon us please be sure your child is dressed appropriately, which means wearing winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens/gloves.  The best approach is layering (coat or jacket, sweatshirt, or sweater, etc.), plus head and hand coverings.  Please do not allow your child to leave the house with exposed skin (ears, hands, legs, etc.), as this increases the chance of frostbite in extreme cold weather.  We will go outside unless the temperature is below zero (air or wind-chill).  We appreciate your support and willingness to help keep our students safe.

Thank you,

Kris Einck * Superintendent and  9-12 Principal * South Winneshiek Community School District


Our school district publication, “The Leader” is available on line 24/7 at  We are asking that anyone with an email view and read "The Leader" online.  If you do not have email, please request a paper copy by emailing me or contact us by phone at 563-562-3269. You can mail in your request for a paper copy by letter as well.  Send inquires to South Winneshiek District Office. P.O. Box 430, Calmar, Iowa 52132.

Thank you for helping your school district implement this cost saving method and "thanks" to those families who have been reading, “The Leader” online for the last few years. 


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