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A Message from Mr. Ridder, Superintendent

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Dear Parents,


I hope this letter finds you have an enjoyable summer with your children. School will start in less than 3 weeks and the building will be in great shape. Even though we have lost some excellent employees from last year, we are very excited about the new people coming in.


As always, you are welcome to visit our school at any time. We are proud of what we are doing here at LOMA and we want you to be part of our learning community. As I have said many times in the past, parents are the main educators in the lives of their children. Please keep in contact with your children’s teacher(s) as you are a partner in making our students the best they can be.


Wednesday, July 27, 2021 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in areas of substantial or high transmission. The CDC also recommended that all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Recently enacted Iowa statute prohibits school districts from requiring masks to be worn on district property. Therefore, in compliance with state law, Logan-Magnolia CSD will not require masks for the beginning of the school year. Obviously, if anyone wishes to wear a mask they may do so. We will keep you informed if anything would change in this area. 


The following includes dates and information that will be helpful to you as you prepare for the opening of school.



Monday, August 23rd                       First Day of School


Monday, August 30th                       First day of Preschool 


          The Pre3 program is      8:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

          The Pre4 program is    12:15 p.m. –   3:30 p.m.

            (Preschool program is Monday through Thursday)




Parents are NOT TO PARK in the circle in front of the elementary. The elementary parking lot will be open to parents to park.  The circle is a drop off zone for all elementary students only.


Transitional Kindergarten


Lo-Ma Elementary will again be offering Transitional Kindergarten this fall. This program is for those parents who feel that their child is not quite ready to begin kindergarten for any of the following reasons: the child is very young for his/her class, the child is not mature enough for regular kindergarten, the child is not ready academically, or the parents want to wait a year before putting their child in a full-day kindergarten.


Transitional kindergarten will start on August 23rd. The hours will be from 12:15 until 3:15 Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please contact the Elementary office.


Daily School Schedule (Elementary)


7:50                 Elementary students are allowed into building for breakfast

8:05                 Students enter the building

8:10                 Tardy Bell

8:15                 School Day Begins 

3:30                 All School Dismissal


On Fridays, school will start at 9:30 am. This will allow teachers to attend our weekly professional development activities. Buses will run accordingly.


New Faculty and Staff for 2021-2022


Morgan Estergaard                             Family Consumer Science

Ben Kill                                               High School Special Education

Jake Krueger                                      High School Industrial Technology

Casey Jensen                                     5th Grade

Haley Schoenfelder                            Elementary Music

Kara Schueler                                     3rd Grade

Alex Vetter                                          Kindergarten                

Levi Ettleman                                      Physical Education/Activities Director

Amanda Knauss                                 School Nurse

Jessica Auen                                      Panther Room 

Chelsey Klabunde                              Paraeducator

Leslie Assman                                    Paraeducator

Cheyenne Hoffman                            Paraeducator

Brandi Mace                                       Paraeducator


Communication with the school personal


Communication is vital in the success of any school. If you have any general questions, please call the elementary or high school secretary. If you have concerns pertaining to an individual employee of Logan-Magnolia, please contact the person with whom you have a concern. If you feel that your concern has not been addressed properly you are encouraged to contact your child’s principal. If you still have not had your concern addressed to your satisfaction you are welcome to contact the superintendent. 



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