Media day is right around the corner! Artistic Expressions will be taking CL-GLR wrestling, CL-GLR wrestling cheer, CL girls & boys basketball, and CL basketball cheer photos on Wednesday, November 25. Forms will be going out this week and are available in the high school office.
In addition, group pictures will be taken for band, chorus, FFA, and the various clubs at Central Lyon.
Dear Central Lyon Families & Staff,
This evening the school board held a special meeting to discuss expanding the current mask requirement to include students in grades preschool through 4th grade. The board reviewed data concerning the number of students and staff impacted by COVID-19, heard from our local healthcare partners, and reviewed the Governor’s most recent proclamation of enhanced mitigations strategies to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
As a result of their discussion, the school board passed a measure, effective immediately, requiring all students and staff in grades preschool through 12th grade to wear a face mask when they are unable to socially distance. In addition, masks will be required to be worn while in the hallways, lunch lines, and other common areas.
This requirement means:
I am asking all families to provide their student(s) with face masks. This will allow students to wear the style of mask they are the most comfortable with. The district will have masks available if needed. Similar to pencil or paper, masks will be an item that students will need to have in their possession at school.
In addition to the new face mask requirement, I want to reiterate other mitigation strategies that our healthcare partners have recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
Central Lyon students and staff celebrated the accomplishments of our football team with a congratulatory parade on Thursday, November 19th. Students and staff lined the elementary track as the players, cheerleaders, managers, and coaches walked around the track. Second grade students decorated megaphones and foam fingers to cheer on the team before they took off for the UNI Dome. There was a lot of excitement in the air as we watched the fire trucks roll down the street ahead of the chartered buses carrying our football team.
The Central Lyon School District provides an after-school program for the students in grades 3-8 which began November 10. The “Lions” program works to help students with homework management and completion. The program runs from 3:30-4:30pm. Students in grades 3-4 meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in room 118 and grades 5-8 on Tuesday/Thursday in rooms 111/113 at the elementary school. On Wednesdays students in grades 5-8 can attend from 2:30- 4:00 in the HS Media Center with support staff. Central Lyon is also offering Wednesdays for students who do need somewhere to stay before any practices begin. Snacks are provided each day.
The program will begin Tuesday, November 10
Mrs. Van Aartsen is the program director for grades 3-4; and Mr. Jansma and Mrs. Maxwell are the program directors for grades 5-8. Both programs will follow this daily schedule:
Students must be picked up at the front doors of the Elementary/Middle School Building at 4:30 p.m.
Supervision will not be provided after 4:30 p.m.
If you are interested in having your child participate in the “Lions” After-School program, please download, print, and return the completed form to the elementary office or home room teacher.
If you have any questions, please call Mr. Harman or Mr. Engleman at 712-472-2664.
Central Lyon 2nd grade students learned about the different phases of the moon this week in science. Mr. Pytleski, our STEM teacher, brought in Oreo cookies to help us get a better understanding of the different phases. We learned that it takes about 27 days for the moon to go around the Earth. Although the moon seems very bright, it does not make its own light. We see different parts of the moon's sunlit surface as it orbits the Earth. The moon is boiling hot during the day and the nights are freezing cold. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and cookies with us, Mr. Pytleski!
I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our 2020 Book Fair. Our fair looked different this year, but it was very successful! With 40% of the profits from your generous purchases, we were able to donate 222 books to students who were affected by the derecho that devasted Cedar Rapids, IA, in August! All other profits from the book fair will go back into the library to purchase books and other library purchases, including those for our annual February Reading Month.
Please click on the arrow to view the video, which includes pictures of some of our dress-up days, book donations to Cedar Rapids, and library purchases. Thanks again for your support of our 2020 Book Fair!
Open campus typically begins in December, or earlier at the discretion of the principal. This year, open campus for eligible seniors began Monday, October 26, 2020, during study hall, designated college course time, and lunch. FLEX open-campus would only be available to students who have study hall/college coursework eighth hour. Seniors can check their eligibility with Mrs. Lupkes or Principal Engleman.
Open Campus Requirements:
Students who earn OPEN CAMPUS and then violate the guidelines or school policy may lose OPEN CAMPUS privileges for the remainder of the school year and be assigned to study hall. Eligibility can be earned every four weeks, at midterm and quarter-end.