Good Afternoon West Monona! Here is an update on our COVID rates at school as of today. We currently have 2.5% (20 individuals) of students and staff in quarantine.. Less than 1% of students and staff are quarantining due to a positive COVID test.
Reminder: Today, 11/24, is a 2:25 pm dismissal for Elementary Students and a 2:30 pm dismissal for Middle/High School Students. Thank you and have a wonderful break!
The Spartan's Girls and Boys Basketball season started last night with the Pride Scrimmage in Manning! Congratulations to the Lady Spartans in their win over IKM-Manning in a battle of state ranked teams! The regular season starts on December 3rd when the Spartans travel to West Harrison.
West Monona Elementary is in need of a teaching associate as soon as possible. Interested candidates can apply in the superintendent's office at 1314 15th Street, Onawa, IA. Please contact me at email@example.com or 712-433-1393 with any questions you have. Thank you! EOE and closed when filled.
Parents: Please make sure your student(s) has a mask when coming to school, and also, due to COVID restrictions water fountains are shut off. However student(s) do have access to fill a water bottle, be sure your student(s) brings a clear water bottle with them to school. Thank you for your cooperation.
Good Afternoon West Monona! As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday I wanted to send out a message to provide some clarity. We have had some cases of COVID, but the percentage of positive cases is low (less than 1% positive and 3.1% in quarantine) at this time.. We have had no confirmed cases of transmission taking place at school. In reality, school seems to be one of the safest places to be in regards to COVID. At West Monona, our plan continues to be to provide face-to-face instruction to students unless the Governor orders schools to be closed, the IDPH or county health advise that closing schools is necessary, or we have a situation where we do not have enough healthy staff to provide services for students. Barring one of these three things happening, we plan to continue to stay open. With that said, we all know that things can change quickly. Positive COVID cases are on the rise statewide. As a result, we are doing our best to be prepared by practicing using a virtual delivery system, checking on internet access with students, and ensuring necessary planning is taking place to be ready, which you may be hearing about. Additionally, please review your plans for your children if the school was moved to 100% virtual instruction. Again, this is all being done so we know we are prepared. Our goal and plans are to continue with face-to-face instruction. I hope this helps clarify our plans for all of you. Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving! Marty Marty Fonley Superintendent West Monona CSD
Due to the governor's proclamation limiting public gatherings, the elementary winter concert planned for December 1st is now postponed. We are planning to reschedule concerts and will let you know as soon as the dates are chosen.
GOOD LUCK to the Spartan Dance Team!! The Dance Team is competing in Des Moines at Dance Team Championships!! GO SPARTANS!!!
Due to the new restrictions in last night's announcements, both Boys and Girls Middle School Basketball has been suspended until December 10th. This includes all games and practices. GO SPARTANS!
Spartan Fans, On November 10th a Proclamation was signed by the Governor restricting the attendance to all High School/Middle School events. This proclamation states that each athlete will only receive two (2) tickets to each event. Sorry for the inconvenience. GO SPARTANS!! Read the full article at: https://5il.co/n3p7
The Spartan MS basketball team will play their first home game tonight at 4:00pm. Just a reminder... each player will be allowed to have only 2 people attending the game. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation during these times. Thank you and GO SPARTANS!!!
MS Boys Basketball game vs. Missouri Valley that was scheduled for tonight has be re-scheduled for Friday (11/13) at the same time (4:00 pm for 7th grade and 5:15 pm for 8th grade). GO SPARTANS!!
West Monona Schools are closed for Tuesday, November 10th. Ice Storm Warning.
West Monona CSD will be two hours late this morning. Tuesday, November 10th
Picture retakes are today! Picture retakes are at Griffith Photography (1021 9th St, Onawa) from 3:30-5:30 PM.
**BOYS BASKETBALL** First practice starts Nov. 16th for any high school boy that is interested in playing basketball this season. We are also looking for one or two high schoolers to be managers. Anyone interested in playing or ,managing can contact Coach Holverson at 712-420-9911. Players need to have all physical paper work turned in to the office before practice starts and be signed off as able to participate before they will be allowed to practice. GO SPARTANS!!!
IT IS ALMOST BASKETBALL SEASON!!! Any girls interested in playing or becoming a manger for the Spartan Girls Basketball team, practice will start on November 9th at 3:30pm in the HS Gym. Please remember, you must have your clearance card completed before you can practice. GO SPARTANS!!!
West Monona Open Positions. Apply at Teach Iowa https://iowa.schoolspring.com/ . Search "West Monona" in the search jobs section. -Head HS Baseball -Assistant HS Baseball -Assistant HS Softball -Head JH Boys Track -Teaching Associates - EL, MS, & HS -Yearbook Sponsor -Senior Class Sponsor Contact Tim Chesnut with questions. Thanks.
**Middle School Girls Basketball** The middle school girls basketball team will be having a team meeting tomorrow (Monday - 11/2) after school in the cafeteria. If any girl is interested in playing Jr-H girls basketball please come to the meeting.
Congratulations to the Spartan Cross Country team at the Audubon State Qualifying Meet. The girls finished 7th out of 18 teams and the boys finished 5th out of 18 teams. GREAT JOB SPARTANS!!!