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Greetings and welcome from your Superintendent!

published August 1, 2019

We are extremely excited that you will be part of the
South Sioux City School District for the 2019-20 school year! We promise to do our best to make sure
everyone feels they are part of our Cardinal family! My personal family is also proud to call South Sioux
City home and my children are benefactors of the same dynamic education that we are all fortunate to
be part of in the South Sioux City Community Schools!
I am confident you will love the great people who live and work in our schools and community. We take
pride in establishing high expectations for all our staff and students in a collaborative approach. Our
staff is organized into professional learning communities or PLCs. Each Monday, we dismiss students
early so that these PLC groups can meet. We believe all students can achieve at high levels. We
establish what students are expected to learn in priority standards and focus our attention on
individualized learning using results from assessments to know each student and help him or her master
skill by skill. Many opportunities are provided for intervention and enrichment to support our
guaranteed and viable curriculum that provides essential knowledge and skills to all students regardless
of which of our dynamic teachers they are assigned.
South Sioux City Schools also has many extracurricular activities available for students outside the
regular school day. We highly encourage our students to get involved in activities. Extracurricular
activities allow kids to explore talents, make friends and develop skills that enhance their educational
experience. Activity fairs and events are held throughout the district and many of the activities are
highlighted on our district website. Please contact your individual school office for activities available.
Students of all ages are encouraged to attend school events and cheer on their peers in a fun,
supervised setting throughout Cardinal Nation!
We are proud of our current parent, business, college and workforce partnerships in the Siouxland area!
We continue to work with all stakeholders in developing our college and career curriculum to ensure
that our students are prepared for the post-secondary life of their choosing. Our high school curriculum
contains several career pathways, some with internships and college credit options, that are linked to
the personal learning plans developed by an interactive student, parent, counselor and teacher
relationship. These personal learning plans begin at the middle school level. Parents are encouraged to
be active partners in their son or daughter’s curriculum choices. Parents are also able to access and/or
receive updates in the student gradebook online through the PowerSchool software in our district.
Parent involvement is highly encouraged and necessary if students are to reach their maximum
potential and have the best possible school experience. Please know our school board, administrators,
teachers and all of our district employees are passionate about serving students and look forward to a
tremendous year!

Go Cards!
Todd Strom, Superintendent
South Sioux City Community Schools