Jan. 18, 2023

Dear East Marshall CSD Parents,

This message is in regards to the storm system moving through our area this evening and overnight. The weather models have firmed up forecasts and the timing of the start of the system is for later this afternoon and evening.

All school related meetings, extra-curricular practices, and staff meetings scheduled for 3:15pm or after for today are postponed. There will be no evening activities or meetings.

Decisions that will impact school for tomorrow will be determined later this evening or early tomorrow morning.

Thank you for your support, flexibility, and patience as the district works through another winter storm system.

Regards,
Anthony Ryan
Superintendent

Dec. 21, 2022
Dear East Marshall CSD Parents:
Thank you for your support and patience as we venture through the final few days of the first semester. As you are aware, the winter weather storm will be causing disruption to schedules and impacting travel conditions. Due to the National Weather Service moving up the timing of the weather forecast, we are pushing out information sooner than this afternoon. We wish to thank our families for their patience as we have worked through the last couple of days.
East Marshall CSD will be cancelled for Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. All evening activities for Thursday are postponed. All facilities and gyms will be closed to all activities and outside groups/organizational rentals through Sunday, Dec. 25th. During the blizzard conditions the facilities will not be accessible.
As a reminder, Dec. 23rd through Dec. 27th is dead week for East Marshall athletics.
We wish all of our families a warm, safe, and enjoyable holiday season.
Yours in education,
Anthony Ryan
Superintendent

 

 

Sept. 26, 2022

The 2022-2023 school year is well underway and we are at the midterm phase of the first nine weeks of school. The first few weeks have zipped by and Parent-Teacher Conferences will be here before we know it. The fall athletic teams are in full swing and our boys’ cross-country team is experiencing some state ranking recognition. The middle school events are showing growth and development, which is right on track with our district’s philosophies for extra-curricular activities. Both the middle school and elementary are celebrating the Day of Awesomeness today and it was earned for all of the good things going on during the firs half of the nine week midterm.

Homecoming week was last week and we appreciate all of the support from our community and patrons. Students will be cleaning up the decorations today and we will put another year of Homecoming celebrations in the books.

MAP assessments will occur this week. The MAP assessments assist our educators in identifying needs of student academics, as well as, curriculum material that needs more attention and time. These assessments are very valuable for making calculated decisions as educators and we ask that parents reiterate with their student(s) about the importance of taking the assessments seriously.

The East Marshall Community School District has recently applied for the School Safety Grants that Governor Reynolds has allocated for school safety upgrades. As part of the initiative, East Marshall CSD has signed up for a third party facilities assessment that will focus on school safety and possible recommendations for improvement. The assessment will occur this fall. For the purpose of updating proposed improvements, our school district will receive $50,000 for each of our school buildings to help with suggested school safety facility upgrades. In addition, each of the school buildings will receive an allocated two-way radio for communication purposes during an emergency that involves the school.

The planning for general facility construction upgrades will occur this fall and winter. The FEH Architects will assist the district in working through the process of identifying needed upgrades and improvements for our facilities at East Marshall CSD. The intent and planned progression is to have firm decisions made by early summer 2023. More updates and briefs will be shared in the future.

As a reminder, we invite all parents, students, staff, and patrons to sign up for Iowa School Alerts found under the Parent tab on our website. By signing up your mobile phone and your email address you will be notified when weather related decisions are made for early outs and school cancellations.

As always, today is a great day to be a Mustang!

Regards,

Tony Ryan

Superintendent