The devastating loss of Deputy Justin DeRosier is sharply felt in the Kelso community. In honor of his service being held in Portland, Oregon, at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24; Kelso schools will be closed that day to allow teachers, staff and students the opportunity to attend. The district administrative office will remain open.
The missed school day will be made up by every school in the district, with the exception of Wallace Elementary, on Friday, June 14; making that the last day of school for 2018-19. Wallace Elementary will make up the day on Monday, June 3; keeping the last day of school for Wallace Friday, June 21.
Kelso High School parent/teacher conferences that were scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 8, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Conferences that are scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 will remain from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
We’d like your feedback on a budget savings proposal for the 2019/20 fiscal year. Input from staff, families and Kelso citizens is highly valued and essential in order to make the best decisions for Kelso.
You can share your thoughts via an online survey March 26 – April 19.
Other opportunities to provide input are:
- April 10: Listening posts, 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Kelso High School Library
- April 18: Listening posts, 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Kelso High School Library
The Kelso School Board will review input collected from the above opportunities and take action on proposed budget savings at the May 20 meeting. For more detailed information on the budget visit this page.
In the case of an emergency, here are the ways we notify parents and the community when a situation arises. Based on your preference, you can sign up for one or all of the options below.
Email through Skyward
Please login to your Skyward account or check with the school to be sure your contact information is up to date.
Emergency alerts through FlashAlert
When you create your free FlashAlert account, you can opt-in to receive all press releases or just emergency notifications or both via email. For push notifications on your mobile phone, download the FlashAlert Messenger app for iOS or Android and link it to your account. You can sign up for notifications through FlashAlert here.
In emergency situations we also provide information to the news media, specifically The Daily News, local radio stations and KLTV.
In an effort to provide another level of safety to our school communities, the Kelso School District has made available a district-wide Safe Schools Anonymous Tip Line. If you suspect or become aware of anyone planning or acting in any unsafe manner, please let us know.
Please remember that the Safe Schools Tip Line does not replace the importance of utilizing 911 nor does it replace the healthy and open communication that parents and students have with reporting concerns to teachers, principals, and other school staff or parents.
Anyone who has a legitimate and genuine concern may contact a building principal by phone or email or use this tip line. Please see the “icon” to the right of this message.
Online reporting must be made in good faith and can be made without leaving a name or other identifying information. However, those making reports are encouraged to leave their contact information in the event additional information is needed. When providing information please be as detailed as possible including the name of the school(s) and/or person(s) involved, type of activities alleged, and when they occurred or may occur.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that the Kelso School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child’s education records. However, the Kelso School District may disclose appropriately designated “directoryinformation” (which consists of name, age and photo likeness) without written consent, unless you have advised the district that you wish to opt out of the disclosure of directory information regarding your student. The primary purpose of disclosures of directory information is to allow the Kelso School District to include student information in school related publications.
At time of enrollment a parent will be asked to fill out the nondisclosure form that is listed below. If this form is not completed and filed with the District, it will be assumed that the directory information listed below may be disclosed. If this form is completed and filed, it will remain effective for the duration of your student’s enrollment in the District unless you notify your school office in writing that you would like to revoke or resubmit this nondisclosure form.
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