This is truly a time of many unknowns, and I can tell you from a leadership standpoint, very difficult to make decisions with everything changing so rapidly. However, the one thing I do know is that we must lean on each other and continue to keep some normalcy in our lives. Through all of this hardship and uncertainty, I see people, daily, rising to the occasion, willing to help where needed, and that is reassuring to me. This keeps me focused on what’s most important, family, friends, and community.
It’s critical that we not only stay physically healthy but emotionally healthy. We are very concerned about our students’ health and welfare. If you feel your student(s) are in need of support from their school counselors and/or social worker please don’t hesitate to contact them. You can reach them by email.
SW HS Counselor – Connie Euans firstname.lastname@example.org
SW EL/MS Counselor – Mary Kleve email@example.com
SW District Social Worker – Anne Britt firstname.lastname@example.org
There are voluntary educational enrichment opportunities on the school website. You can find those enrichment opportunities at the following link. South Winneshiek Learning Opportunities
“Grab-and-Go” lunches will continue to be available. They are prepared and available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and distributed in Calmar, Festina, Ossian and Spillville. You can still sign up on the school website for the “Grab and Go” lunches or access by using the following link. Grab & Go Meals
During this time of school closure I have been careful to not overload you with information and to only send updates when I received new important information. My plan moving forward is to provide updates on a weekly basis, every Wednesday, unless there is new pertinent information that is released in between.
Again during this time of uncertainty please make sure to follow recommendations from our local, state, and national leaders. Also please make sure to use reliable resources such as the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control for updates and information concerning COVID-19. Thank you for your efforts to protect the health and safety of our community.
Kris Einck, Superintendent of Schools