The Board of Education put in place a mask mandate starting Monday, September 27th for all people entering the school buildings when the CDC determines transmission risk is substantial or high. No masks are required when the CDC determines transmission risk is moderate or low. Masks are still strongly recommended during the low and moderate levels per CDC. When the CDC changes a level, a message will be sent through Campus Messenger of the expectation.
To find the information, please access the following websites:
www.fairfieldsfuture.org The COVID Dashboard that pops up in a window when you reach the page will be updated by Monday with the following information.
The FCSD and administrators want students in school. We know the classroom is the best environment for learning. One way we can keep students and staff safe and in school is to wear a mask when the transmission risk is substantial and high. All staff will enforce the mandate.
We thank you in advance for your support and help as we move to make a smooth transition with these guidelines.
Staff Shout Out! Shout Out Form
Give a shout out to Rod Siefering! Rod is the only guy in the maintenance department for a few weeks while his partners are out of the district. Rod has been working on all your work orders, getting rooms ready, and fixing our work areas. Many have said that Rod is getting things done, and working with staff to meet their needs in the rooms. The staff has said Rod is always willing to lend a helping hand and is thorough, efficient, and accommodating. He has been working on the HVAC systems in the buildings also. He checks each room’s temperature and humidity first thing in the morning, at noon, and before he leaves for the day. Rod would like to say thank you to everyone for their patience as he is working to get everything fixed for you.
When Rod was asked, what brings him joy he immediately said he enjoys working. He likes to see a job to completion and enjoys challenges. He also likes to spend time with his granddaughter, Amber, and his 16-year-old dog West Highland Terrier, Plunger. His pride and joy is his granddaughter. When he is not working, Amber and Rod will go fishing together and spend time outdoors. He enjoys watching her play soccer too. Rod’s family includes his granddaughter and dog and any time he can spend with them, he is enjoying life.
Meet Amy Megrath and Casey Cronk! Give a Shout out to Amy and Casey! Both received a shout-out from parents and staff. Amy and Casey are a dynamic duo in the Fairfield High School office. Both of them are willing to do whatever is necessary for the high school to continue functioning at a high level. Whether they tag-teaming the phones, locating subs, or working the point of sale, they continue to do what is in the best interest of the students, staff, and community members. Amy and Casey have worked together for the last two years. However, they work together effortlessly like they have been together since the building was built. FHS is very fortunate to have them manning the office as the high continues to strive for excellence.
Amy McGrath has worked at Fairfield High School for the past 16 years. A note from a parent stated the following, “Amy loves kids and has a heart of gold. She helps with my children and has been there through all of them. My kids say she is amazing too!”
Amy said what brings her joy is spending time with her family. She likes to go to the St. Louis Cardinal games. Amy also likes to spend time with her family riding their side by side taking back roads to surrounding cities such as Cantril. Amy likes to be outside going on walks and spending time reading.
A staff member stated they greatly appreciate that Casey is all about developing relationships with students. As staff are learning the names of students, she took the time to write on a piece of paper the name of the student that the staff member was meeting with so that would make them feel more comfortable referring to them by name. This type of extra effort is what makes a difference for our students each and every day!
When asked what brings Casey joy, she spoke about riding horses and spending time with her family. Casey has been riding horses her whole life and likes to trail ride and show her horses. Casey also gives riding lessons. When she spends time with her family, her husband and two boys like to travel and have fun being together and doing things outdoors. They like to hang together, doing a lot of outdoor activities.
Meshari Alnouri currently teaches with Shawn Peck in the Career and Technical Education (CTE department. Moving from the Rochester New York area, this will be his 4th year teaching at the high school level. Meshari graduated from the State University at New York (SUNY) in Oswego with his Bachelors (09') and Masters (13') degree in Technology education. While finishing his masters, Meshari worked as the Facility Coordinator for the Live Stage at SUNY Oswego. After leaving Oswego, NY he worked in the Middle east as the Curriculum Coordinator to integrate Technology Education into a public gifted program.
Currently, Meshari teaches Woodworking, Metals, Freshman Forum, Engineering, and Computer Science principles. The CTE program has moved away from the Project Lead the Way curriculum due to the removal of college credit in the program. They will instead focus on offering a variety of CTE & Technology classes that will highlight the equal importance of engineering, skill based occupations, and how they work in concert to run our technological world.
Every Fall Season the Trojan Athletic Booster Club does a canvass of the town for booster club donations and memberships. This canvass has been very successful and has provided vital funds for all of our district's athletic programs! This year the club donated $35,000 to the school! Without this fantastic community support and generosity, it would be difficult for the district to fund all of these programs.
This year the booster club, as part of the canvass, is offering the ability to donate electronically with a text-to-donate feature. If interested in donating electronically, then simply text 243725 and message gotrojans. This will take you to a link where you can make electronic donations to the Trojan Athletic Booster Club. Or you can access the donation link on your computer at: https://give.onecause.com/gotrojans
Donations can also be mailed to Fairfield Trojan Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 2493, Fairfield, IA 52556. If you are interested in mailing in a donation then please complete and mail in the form that can be found by clicking HERE with your donation. This form also highlights the different donation levels. Furthermore, donations of $25 or more are recognized in the home athletic programs.
Thank you in advance for any support you might be able to provide! Feel free to share this information with others who might be interested. #OneFairfield