We have updated the software so that it will display better on Internet Explorer and mobile devices. We have also taken this opportunity to reorganize our site. The "Quicklinks" are now in the menu at the top of the page. There you'll find some of our most popular pages. Departments and School Board are now found under the "District" menu. Our Schools links now take you directly to the newly designed school homepages. The "Teaching and Learning" section houses the pages related to student instruction. We hope you like our new site and come back often!
We are approaching the season of weather related school closures, late starts, and adjusted bus routes.You can learn more by reading our KSD Plan for Inclement Weather, or you can call our information hotline at 501-1990. Snow routes can be found on the Transportation webpage. We encourage you to sign up for Flash Alert announcements so you can receive messages and updates regarding schedule changes.
As I enter my first year as a member of the Kelso School District team, I look forward to observing and supporting the specific ways in which we help students pursue their learning and form their dreams. We are here to inspire, encourage, teach and nurture our student’s growth into citizens of our community – locally and around the world. Wherever they serve and lead, they will take with them the pride of our community.
It’s going to be a great year!
Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich
Congratulations Catlin! 2014 School of Distinction
Catlin Elementary was recently notified that they are the recipient of a 2014 School of Distinction award. The school won this prestigious recognition for being one of the 5% highest improving schools in the State of Washington for increased Reading and Math achievment over the past 5 years.
School of Distinction awards are given by The Center for Educational Effectiveness. Recipients will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on November 5.
KSD Child Screening will be offered on January 21, 2015 at Catlin Elementary. For children 3-5 years old who reside in the Kelso School District and have not yet entered Kindergarten. An appointment is required and all screening srevices are provided free of charge. For screening and appointment, please call 360.501.1904.
Students in grades 4 through 12 will receive Human Growth & Development or HIV/STD Prevention this school year, depending on grade level. By law parent/guardian is required to physically review their child's Human Growth & Development and/or HIV/STD Prevention Curriculum prior to excusing them from instruction. Teachers will be available to answer school-specific questions, so you do need to attend your school's session as listed. All of the preview sessions are listed in the following table. Remember--although your attendance is OPTIONAL, it is REQUIRED if you wish to excuse your child from this instruction.
Click below for the appropriate school Letters:
Catlin Elementary English/Spanish
Barnes Elementary English/Spanish
Wallace Elementary English/Spanish
Supplemental Education Services: Catlin, Barnes, Wallace
SES Provider Information
As the CCSS are being implemented in most states and the District, new aligned tests are being designed for students to start taking next year. Right now millions of students are taking field tests on these exams, and by many accounts, the questions are a lot more difficult than those on previous standardized tests. How much more difficult? Try and take this quick Math Quiz and find out.
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