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West Lyon, Central Lyon To Postpone Activities Prior To Thanksgiving

Lyon County, Iowa — Two of Lyon County’s schools have announced the postponements of activities that had been scheduled before the Thanksgiving break, due to pandemic concerns.

In a letter to West Lyon parents, Superintendent Shawn Kremen writes that school superintendents from Lyon County, the Lyon County Health Services administrator and representatives from Avera and Sanford, met on Friday to discuss Governor Reynolds updated proclamation guidance, their concerns with scheduled events, both home and away, the increasing positive test results and continued community spread of the virus within Lyon County.

As of Friday, Lyon County’s 14-day positivity rate was 34.8%, which was the 5th highest in the state. Kreman says his understanding is that those numbers will most likely continue to climb, unless people in Lyon County do something different.

As a result, Kremen says West Lyon Schools plan to postpone all activities beginning now through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

It has been decided that the following activities will be postponed: The 5th through 12th grade Turkey Supper and Band Concert. Kremen says the school will do its best to record these performances and have them available to the public; All 7th & 8th grade Jr. High boys basketball games (home and away). He says they have also begun conversations with George Little Rock to postpone the JV/Var girls basketball game
scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th.

Kremen says all regularly scheduled practices will continue during this time, as those teams continue to prepare for their events in December.

As for Central Lyon, a letter to parents and families from Superintendent Brent Jorth says the district has opted to postpone the Tuesday, November 17th 6th through 8th grade Band and Choir Concert, The Thursday, November 19th 7th Grade Basketball Game vs Sioux Center, 8th Grade Basketball Game at Sioux Center and the High School Volleyball Awards Assembly, as well as the November 23rd 7th & 8th Grade Basketball at George-Little Rock.

Superintendent Jorth says conversations have also begun with Rock Valley as to whether the girls high school basketball games scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th will be played as scheduled or postponed to a later date.

Both superintendents urged their school’s families to remain vigilant in their efforts and do their part in helping to stop the spread of the virus.

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