A new parking lot and new online registration are changes Lynnville-Sully School has implemented this summer as they pave the way for a successful 2023-24 school year.
Phase 1 of the four-phase parking lot project wrapped up last week. The improved paved areas that include the main high school entrance and most of the high school parking lot area are now finished and accessible, meaning the main high school entrance is also available for use. Superintendent Matt Dunsbergen reports, “Phase 1 went really well, and all parking lines are painted. A new storm drain was installed and curbed sidewalks were poured. The main entrance was widened, and new downspout drainage was installed. A section of waterline failed early on in Phase 1, but Earthworks and the City of Sully made quick work of that which allowed the work to continue moving forward.”
Phases 2 and 4, which include the areas closest to the bus barn, are scheduled to be complete before the start of school on Aug. 23, which will allow L-S busses to run as normal. Dunsbergen notes access to the Diamond Trail Fitness Center is now through the main entrance. “There is still work being done so we ask people to use the west lots as much as possible to allow workers a safe area to work.”
The final phase of the expansive project, Phase 3, is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 2. Dunsbergen hopes the school will be able to complete work in the future on the north elementary parking lot and the parking area along the west side of the school; however, funds will need to be secured as a project of that magnitude requires long-term budgeting and planning.
The school district also recently unveiled a new online option for school registration. Online registration opened on Monday, July 31. Anyone interested in registering their children for the 2023-24 school year should visit the school website, www.lshawks.com, and click on the REGISTRATION banner at the top of the page. Once on the registration page, scroll down and click the JMC Online Registration link found on the left. Log in to JMC via the parent portal and choose the Register for 2023-24 option.
Parents will be asked to fill out information for each child, including emergency contacts as well as fill out bus registration information and electronically sign the Good Conduct/Concussion document if your child is in grades 6-12. Upon completion of the online registration, an email will be sent and the office will accept the registration.
Online payments for book and tech fees and optional items including yearbooks, semester milk, band/chorus rentals and fees, and athletic punch cards may be made via credit card or ACH through JMC with a $2 convenience fee added for each transaction. Lunch account information will be sent out in a separate email by the school district soon. School officials ask parents who have or will apply for free or reduced benefits to wait for notification of status from the school prior to paying any fees after submitting an application. Contact Cathy Fraker with any questions prior to paying JMC registration fees at email@example.com,
The school will also accept checks or cash for online registration on registration days or before the first day of school by paying secretaries Susan Jansen or Keelie Wanders at their respective offices by Friday, Aug. 11. Online registration will close on Aug. 11.
The school will still hold in-person school registration days on Aug. 8-9 from 1-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. in the high school library. Preschool registration is not available online and must be completed during the in-person registration days.