Greetings and welcome from your Superintendent! We are extremely excited that you will be part of the South Sioux City School District for the 2021-22 school year and will do our best to make sure everyone feels they are part of our Cardinal family!
My family is proud to call South Sioux City home and my children are benefactors of the same dynamic education that we all experience in the South Sioux City Community Schools! I would like to share a few characteristics of our great district. I am confident you will find the schools and community tremendous places in which to grow, learn and live. Our people are our greatest asset!
We take pride in establishing high expectations for all staff and students in a collaborative and purposeful approach. Our staff is organized into teams called professional learning communities or PLCs. These professional learning communities meet weekly. We believe that all students can achieve at high levels when these teaching teams collaborate.
We establish what students are expected to learn in priority standards and focus our attention on what is learned by studying results from common and individual assessments to know each student and help him or her skill by skill. Many opportunities are provided for intervention and enrichment at each school to support our guaranteed and viable curriculum that provides essential knowledge and skills to all students regardless of which of our great teachers or schools they are assigned.
South Sioux City Schools has many extracurricular activities available for students outside the regular school day. We encourage all students to participate in activities. Extracurricular activities allow kids to explore talents, make friends/teammates and develop skills that enhance their educational experience. Activity fairs and events are held throughout the district each year.
Many of the activities are highlighted on the individual school websites. 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, as well as facility planning, to ensure that our students are prepared for the post-secondary life of their choosing. Our high school curriculum contains several career academies 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 and parents are encouraged to be active partners in their son’s or daughter’s curriculum choices. Parents are also able to access and/or receive updates in the student gradebook online through apps available 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 of achievement! Let’s have a great year!
Todd Strom, Superintendent
South Sioux City Community Schools