The week of September 15-19 is Homecoming Week for the Southeast Valley/PV/SWG schools. In celebration of Homecoming, all K-12 students of the districts will be participating in the Homecoming parade on September 19 over in Gowrie. We will dismiss our K-4 to the buses at 12:40. The PV/SWG K-4 students will march in the parade by grade level, starting on Market Street at the City Park at 1:30 p.m. For ease of picture taking, the PV students will be on the north half of the street, and the SWG kids will be on the south half of the street – ALL will be marching side by side.
Our K-4 students will stop and watch the parade along the Web-Cal Telephone side of the street (across from the Macke Motors parking lot). Once the parade has passed and everyone has moved on to the football field (around 2:20 if we’re on schedule), parents, grandparents, or another pre-approved adult family member may sign their student out with their grade level teacher to take them home – otherwise, the remaining kids will load the buses and head back to Dayton no later than 2:30. Just a reminder, we cannot release students to anyone other than an adult family member (no neighbors, friends of family, etc.).
We will try to keep all district buses on time, but we ask that you be patient due to the busing logistics associated with this Homecoming event.
As voted on by our 4th Grade Student Representatives, Dress Up Days for the K-4 next week will be as follows (Daycare and PK are also invited to participate):
Monday – Hat Day (hats of all shapes and sizes, unless they become a distraction)
Tuesday – Wacky Clothes Day (miss matched, backwards, silly socks, etc.)
Wednesday – NO SCHOOL
Thursday – Cartoon Day (anything cartoon)
Friday – Black, Teal, and Gray Day (we’d like to have all of our students wear clothing that consists of one or all of our three school colors for the parade)
Jaguar clothing is now available at: https://www.agpestores.com/SomethingUnique/groups.php
The access code is: SOUTHEAST
Available until: 9/24/14
You may have seen or heard about the settlement agreement between Martin Brothers, a food service vendor for many Iowa schools, and members of a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit against Martin Brothers alleged a violation of Iowa antitrust laws, and specifically, that Martin Brothers attempted to monopolize the market for retail sales of food in schools based in part on how it approached bidding for school food service distribution. The parties settled the case on July 31, 2014, with Martin Brothers agreeing to establish a settlement fund which may be used to pay out settlement to class members.
The District is not a party to the settlement and is not responsible for distributing funds to potential class members. Every individual class member is responsible for submitting the required paperwork to the fund manager for reimbursement.
Potential class members may include anyone who paid for school lunches between January 1, 2000 and August 1, 2014. As part of the settlement agreement, notification of the settlement will be published in some of Iowa’s largest newspapers, and the public will be referred to this website: http://iowaschoolfoodsettlement.com
Individuals (not the school) in the settlement class may complete and submit paperwork to receive reimbursement. Individuals in the class may receive $3.50 for each year they attended a participating school district up to a maximum of $50.00.
The website is designed to help potential class members navigate the details of the settlement, and enable them to complete necessary paperwork to submit a claim for reimbursement.
Southeast Webster-Grand Community School District is seeking SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS for 2014-15 school year.
SOUTHEAST WEBSTER-GRAND Community School District Superintendent Rich Stoffers is looking for interested parents and community members to serve on the 2014-2015 School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC). The School Improvement Advisory Committee meets a minimum of two or three times a year, and is charged with annually making recommendations to the board of education with regard to progress achieved with annual improvement goals for the state indicators that address reading, mathematics, and science, and progress achieved with other locally determined indicators that address the core content areas.
Within the SIAC, each district in Iowa, to the extent possible, is required to have committee membership that is a balanced representation with regard to race, gender, national origin, and disability. Membership may include students, parents, teachers, administrators, board of education and representatives from the local community.
A brief list of some of the SIAC goals and purposes:
- Understand and exemplify the school improvement process.
- Work collaboratively to support the district and students
- Connect with community businesses and area service agencies in regard to school improvement.
- Review and receive reports regarding curriculum processes and educational programming.
- Review of district goals, analyze student achievement data, and make recommendations
- Every five years conduct a community needs assessment.
Superintendent Stoffers is requesting that anyone presently serving on the SIAC and any parents or community members that are interested (or still interested) in serving on the 2014-15 SIAC, to please contact the Superintendent’s office (515.359.2234/2235) by Mon. Sept. 22.
The initial SIAC meeting is scheduled for Monday evening, Oct. 13, at 5:30 PM, at the Southeast Valley Middle School (Burnside), in the Library/ Media Center.