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New Employees

Congratulations on your new position with the Kelso School District! Prior to your start date, you will need to attend a New Employee Orientation. Orientations are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. To schedule your orientation, please contact your Human Resources Administrative Assistant:

Jill Kaufman (360) 501-1945
Catlin Elementary, Wallace Elementary, Huntington Middle School, Kelso High School, Loowit High School, Maintenance, Food Services, and Pool

Stefanie House (360) 501-1917
Barnes Elementary, Beacon Hill Elementary, Butler Acres Elementary, Carrolls Elementary, Rose Valley Elementary, Coweeman Middle School, Transportation, District Office, Administrators, and Principals

New Employee Orientation Paperwork
  1. Employment Eligibility Verification Instructions & Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form - Read instructions. Then print I-9 Form, complete Section 1 - Employee Information and Attestation, sign & date, and bring the I-9 form to orientation with appropriate documentation (see pg 4).

  2. Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (W-4) - Print, complete, sign, and bring the W-4 form to orientation along with your social security card (required to verify legal name).

  3. Direct Deposit Authorization - Print, complete, attach a voided check, and bring the Direct Deposit Authorization form to orientation.

  4. Acceptable Use Procedures & Acceptable Use Agreement - Review the Acceptable Use Procedures for staff. After reviewing, print, complete, and bring the Acceptable Use Agreement with you to orientation.

  5. Washington State Sexual Misconduct - Complete one form for each school district you have worked in. If you have no prior experience within a school district, please complete the form but check the box "No prior school district employment". Print, complete, sign, and bring the Washington State Sexual Misconduct form to orientation. Human Resources will send the form to the respective school district(s) to track progress.

  6. Emergency Contact Information - Print, complete, and bring the Emergency Contact Information sheet with you to orientation.

  7. SafeSchools Trainings - With login ID provided by Human Resources, follow the SafeSchools Training Instructions. Required trainings include: What Every Employee Must Be Told, Hazard Communications: Right to Understand, Safety Data Sheets (GHS), Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Prevention, and Kelso School District Selected Policies.                                                                                                                                                                                     
  8. Fingerprint Requirements - All offers of employment are contingent upon the applicant's satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check. You will be fingerprinted during orientation. Please bring a completed Payroll Deduction Form authorizing $43.00 (fee for fingerprint background check) to be taken out of your first paycheck. Personal checks/cash cannot be accepted.

Human Resources Department • 601 Crawford Street • Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 501-1924 • Fax: (360) 501-1950

Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. District programs shall be free from sexual harassment. This holds true for all district employment and opportunities. Compliance procedures regarding employees should be directed to Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 or (360) 501-1924. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX Coordinator or Denise Freund, Director of Special Programs, the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 501-1900.

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