Spencer Community Schools Attendance Expectations for All Students -Daily, on-time attendance is expected. -The school determines which absences are excused/unexcused, even with a doctor’s note. -Examples of unexcused absences: Vacations not communicated with the principal in advance, Haircuts, Tanning Appointments, Manicure/Pedicure Appointments, Birthday Parties. This list is not comprehensive; these are examples. -Academic standing and number of absences are contributing factors in determining whether an absence is excused or unexcused. -Families are encouraged to take advantage of the following non-school days and breaks for planned absences. September 16, 19 October 17 November 14, 23-25 December 12, 19 - 31 January 2, 16 February 17, 20, 21 March 20 April 3 - 7, 17
22 days ago, Terry Hemann
Classroom Collections Call to Action ✏ Spencer Schools is seeking financial donations to kick off the 32nd year of providing school supplies and backpacks to students. There are 3 ways to donate: 1️⃣Drop off a cash/check to Spencer Schools Central Administration Building 2️⃣Mail a cash/check to - Spencer Community Schools 23 East 7th Street Spencer, IA 51301 3️⃣Venmo your donation to the following account: @Climate-Culture (If code needed, 9447) The students, families, and the school community thank you for your support!
2 months ago, Spencer Community School District
Donate to Classroom Collections
Come join our team in August! Interested applicants should apply using the following link: https://phl.applitrack.com/spencer/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff&subcategory=Teacher+Associate
4 months ago, Spencer Community Schools
Wanted Preschool through High School Part-Time Teacher Associates for 2022-2023 School Year
Reminder that the high school Homework Help Hight is tonight from 3:30pm-7pm in the SHS Learning Commons. Teachers will be available to assist!
5 months ago, Spencer Community Schools
Homework help night on may 19th from 3:30-7pm at SHS LC
Due to the impending weather, tonight's Board work session has been postponed until April 26th and will be added to the regular monthly meeting.
6 months ago, Sue Selzer
Dear Families, The Spencer Community School District has become aware of a troubling post that has been shared widely this week on the social media platform TikTok. The post refers to a threat to school safety “for every school in the USA, even elementary,” on Friday, December 17. The post appears to be part of a national TikTok trend and did not originate in our school district. We have heard reports from other districts that the same post is circulating in their schools. While we do not believe the threat to be credible, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking it seriously. Additionally, the district has been in contact with the Spencer Police Department regarding the post. We may have an increased police presence in our buildings on Friday as an added precaution. This situation serves as a good example of why it is important to avoid sharing posts online that refer to school safety threats. Even if they are not credible threats, they can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for our students, families, and staff. We ask our families to monitor their children’s social media activity and speak with them about proper behavior online. If you or your child become aware of any potential threat posted to social media or anywhere else, please notify a school staff member or trusted adult right away. As always, thank you for your partnership as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and positive learning environment for our students. -Spencer Schools
10 months ago, Sue Selzer
Spencer Schools will be dismissing at 1:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 15th.
10 months ago, Sue Selzer
As we end October, we want to again thank our Girls Swim team for the incredible "Pink Out" event earlier this month. YMCA staff and the Spencer High School Girls Swim Team brought awareness to Breast Cancer Month by dressing in pink. #TigerPride
11 months ago, Sue Selzer
Swimmers wearing pink swim caps form a ribbon shape in the pool
Sign reading "Spencer Pink Out 2021"
Swimmers wearing pink swim caps form a ribbon shape in the pool
YMCA staff dressed in all pink to support our swimmers
Rehearsal Check! It’s already mid October, but we have been getting lots done! We’re already on our part 2 memorization date, and choreography is picking up quickly! ✈️Catch Me If You Can✈️ Will show November 12, 13, and 14, at7:30,7:30, and 2! • You DON’T wanna miss it!
12 months ago, Spencer Community School District
Students sit across table running lines together
Female dancers practice choreography
Groups of students practice dancing on stage
Earlier this week, second graders went to Schmerse Wildlife Area with Bree from Clay County Conservation Board. Students explored land and water habitats, they also played a fun game to learn more about camouflage!
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
Students use nets to explore pond
Student pose beside pond
Students use nets to explore pond
Students in middle school are working hard in their classes and with their classmates!
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
Students focus on teacher in classroom
Students work in pairs around room to work on math
Students focus on teacher in classroom
Students raise hands to answer question
We are excited to share that Spencer Middle School is being recognized as a 2020-21 PLTW Distinguished Gateway School. The Spencer Middle School is one of 158 PLTW Gateway programs across the country to receive recognition this year.
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
Banner with text reading "PLTW Distinguished school 2020-2021"
Here is a link to order t-shirts for SHS fall musical "Catch Me If You Can". Orders are due by midnight on Thursday, Oct. 21st. Any questions, please contact Katie Kardell at kkardell@spencerschools.org https://my.cheddarup.com/c/catch-me-if-you-can-apparel-order-copy
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Open House events at Fairview and Lincoln last night. We love for our community to see our new changes, like this new playground equipment allows students of all abilities the opportunity to play at recess! Fairview is one of the few schools in NW Iowa to have this inclusive playground!
12 months ago, Spencer Community School District
Students play on playground equipment accessible by wheelchair ramp
Group of students play on new equipment
Playground swing with safety bar and higher support
Student play in large wheel accessible via wheelchair ramp
Good luck to the Spencer High School Volleyball team tonight in their Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) 1st round match up against Storm Lake! A reminder to all fans attending the game - tickets must be purchased online at Varsity Bound HQ. Below are instructions and the link to purchase: Tickets: https://ia.varsitybound.com/.../h202110080.../tickets/buy... Directions: https://intercom.help/.../5639867-how-to-buy-tickets... We hope to see you at the game! GoTigers!
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
Digital Citizenship Week 💻 Kindergarteners work through 3 digital citizenship lessons including 'Media Balance is Important' lesson from Common Sense Education (commonsense.org/education). During this lesson, students watch this video and discuss different scenarios about balancing the amount of digital/media in their lives. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikzY4NQeR1U
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
SENIOR NIGHT Good Luck Tiger Swimming! Make sure to go support the Swim Team at the YMCA tonight at 6:30 pm! Swim Fast! Spencer vs. Sioux City Metro Livestream: https://smunet.net/spencer-channel-3-webcast/?B=302341 #TigerPride #1TEAM
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
Swimmer diving into water with text "Meet Day - Girls Swimming" and start time reflected in Live Feed post
Come take a look at the additions to Fairview and Lincoln Elementary Schools! Open House is TONIGHT, Oct. 19, 2021 from 5-7pm. We'll see you there!
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
Eyes and an open house sign with text, "Come take a look at the additions to Fairview and Lincoln Elementary Schools! Open House is TONIGHT, Oct. 19, 2021 from 5-7pm."
We’re thrilled to announce Spencer Community School District’s new app! It’s everything Spencer CSD, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/2UM7CNa or iPhone: https://apple.co/2UHmrR3.
12 months ago, Sue Selzer
Advertisement for school app. Download instruction in Live Feed Post
What a great Homecoming parade and pep rally!! Go Tigers! 💜🐅💛
12 months ago, Spencer CSD