Reminder: No school today.
KSD Resumes Normal Operations Kelso School District will resume normal operations Friday, September 18. • District buildings are open • Middle school and Kelso High internet cafes are open • Elementary school internet cafes will begin Monday, September 21 • Meal distribution is available at normally scheduled distribution sites
Due to Hazardous Air Quality, KSD Will Operate Remotely Kelso School District is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. Due to continuing hazardous air quality in the local area, Kelso School District will operate in full remote mode for staff and students on Monday, September 14. District buildings are closed to the public. No Internet Cafes. No meal distribution at schools and other meal distribution sites. We will continue to monitor air quality conditions during the day tomorrow, and provide an update as soon as possible about any schedule changes for Tuesday, September 15.
A Re-Opening Task Force of more than 20 stakeholders has been convened to develop a fall model that fits Kelso kids, families, and staff based on data, feedback, and state agency requirements. Read about these #FrontLineHeroes https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/re-opening-task-force
Our counselors and administrators collaborate to ensure seamless transitions for students from one school to another, and have been working on the process since the school closure began. Read about these #HiddenHeroes https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/transition-team
In addition to working on normal repairs and maintenance, our Maintenance and Grounds staff is making sure everything is ready as the county moves into Phase 2. Read about these #FrontLineHeroes https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/maintenance-heroes
Rain or shine, this dedicated team of KHS staff were out several hours each day, every day for a week distributing caps, gowns and lawn signs to our seniors. Read more about these #FrontlineHeroes https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/cap-and-gown
To get online registration up & running in the district is no easy feat. There are 135+ fields to manage. After weeks of tweaking & triple checking, thanks to Kelly and Molly, online registration is now available. Read more about these #HiddenHeroes https://bit.ly/2WWNaY5
Staff from every school collected, sorted, bagged & handed out students' belongings. Apprx 176 teachers & staff spent 215 hours in the process & got belongings back to 2,000+ students. #FrontlineHeroes Read more: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/belonging-collection-teams
These #HiddenHeroes have not stopped serving the kids of Kelso since the closure announcement on 3-13 . #WeAre #InThisTogether Read more about them: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/ap-and-college-in-hs
"The school closure is hard on all students, but for students with special needs, the sudden transition to a new form of education has been particularly difficult..." Great article in The Daily News on special education efforts during COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2Lytpjc
They didn’t get a pandemic preparedness class before graduating college. But these 4 first-year Kelso teachers said they’ll be stronger teachers for it, even though they miss their students and wrestle to explain subjects by phone & internet. #WeAreKelso https://bit.ly/3fUGilg
Our Interpreters & EL Team have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our 2nd language learners and their families connected to our schools and community resources. Read more about these #HiddenHeroes here: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/interpreters-and-el-team
We want to recognize and honor the amazing construction teams at our Lexington and Wallace building sites. Read more about these #FrontLineHeroes here: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/construction-team
In addition to managing remote learning for students, Carrolls staff have been working diligently to box up classroom & library items to clear the way for major modernization construction. Read more about these #HiddenHeroes: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/carrolls-staff
Our bus drivers are among the many frontline heroes. As the pandemic hit, they completely sanitized all buses and have since worked to return personal items left behind to students. Read more at https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/transportation-team--2
Starting Monday, May 4, we're adding another meal distribution site. 65 Alpha Drive: 9:40 AM - 9:55 AM Click here for a full list: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/meals-covid
WHEN CAN I GET MY CHILD’S BELONGINGS FROM SCHOOL? Click the link to find the pick up schedule and instructions for your school(s) https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/belonging-collection
Our nutrition services team went into action immediately after the school closure was announced. Since March 19th, this group of #FrontLineHeroes have prepared nearly 40,000 meals. Read more about them here: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/nutrition-services-team--2
Since the school closure, this team has continued their support & services to our families - all through virtual platforms, phone calls, & email. Read more about these #HiddenHeroes here: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/special-education-team--6
Superintendent Mary Beth Tack will be on-air at 4pm Thursday, April 23, on KLOG: Hear from the education experts about what's going on in local education. Bill Marcum is joined by Mary Beth Tack, Dan Zorn and Chris Bailey in the latest KLOG special report. https://www.klog.com/
Chromebook Tech Help: If you are in need of tech support for a chromebook checked out from the Kelso School District please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your KSD Chromebook is not functioning properly, please bring the Chromebook and charger to the main office of KHS on Mondays or Thursdays between 10-12. You will be issued a new set for the duration of the distance learning school year.
REMINDER - CHROMEBOOK CHECKOUT FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IS THIS WEEK. Please take a minute to read and share the times and location for checkout on our website https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/article/228939?org=ksd Checkout dates and times are by grade level.
In addition to those on the frontlines, KSD has Hidden Heroes: people behind the scenes, with tasks & jobs just as vital. Read about this week's Hidden Heroes: district instructional coaches & packet assembly team. https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o//ksd/page/instructional-coaches
Are we going back to school? What's happening with SAT tests? How will seniors meet graduation requirements? State Superintendent Reykdal addresses these questions, and more. https://youtu.be/YVC7Dtq8c2E
04-03-20: Each week for the next few weeks, we’ll be acknowledging Kelso School District’s Frontline Heroes. Read about this week's Frontline Heroes, our custodians, here: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/custodial-staff--2
"You are a bright light, in a current moment of darkness… Be super compassionate to all, & let’s...get through this more committed to our humanity & our shared success... Our brightest days are ahead of us." Take care of yourselves & one another. https://youtu.be/tQf8i05V3Ls
We will call today asking about your distance learning preferences (online, printed & mailed packets). The call will come from: · K-5: your child’s teacher · 6-8: their PAWS teacher · 9-12: their 4th period teacher It may come across as unknown or blocked, please answer.
We added meal service pick up at Beacon Hill Elementary, starting today, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM! See full list here: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/meals-covid #KelsoCares
UPDATED MEAL SERVICE LOCATIONS & TIMES. https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/closure-meal-program The four new sites in Lexington will improve student safety by keeping them off Westside Highway while ensuring we reach the most students. #KelsoCares #WeAreKelso
Please visit our COVID-19 page (http://bit.ly/KSD-COVID) for information on school closures, meals, childcare, and picking up personal belongings and medications.
Kelso School District is closed Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 24, under direction from Governor Inslee to slow the spread of COVID-19. Information on picking up belongings, student medications, childcare, meals, graduation, and more will follow soon.
Barnes, Beacon Hill, Catlin, Huntington and some KHS buses are running a little late this afternoon (2/24/20). We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. They are on their way now.
Unfortunately we are experiencing issues district wide with our phones. We are working diligently to fix the issue. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If you must get a hold of your child's school, please send an email to the secretary. Thank you for your patience.
The following buses are on AM snow routes; 1,3,4,14,15,16,17,20,26,29 & 31
Access to Redpath Dr. in front of Huntington Middle will be closed today. Please plan on using an alternate route.
*UPDATE* Buses 1 & 3 are on A.M. snow routes as well as 15, 16, 20, 29 & 31
All buses are on normal routes this afternoon.
The following buses are on PM snow routes: 1, 4, 15, 20, 26, 29 & 31
The following buses are on AM snow routes: 1, 15, 16, 20, 26, 29 & 31
Every school district in Cowlitz Co will have a levy on the Feb 11 ballot. Here's why: https://tdn.com/news/local/feb-election-all-cowlitz-school-districts-will-run-replacement-levies/article_2287990a-0015-5737-bf34-ea50dbcef745.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1
Guess what?!?! Yearbooks can still be pre-ordered through March! The price has gone up, $25 with ASB and $29 without, but you can secure your copy today before the mad rush to get the last few extras in June!
The following Kelso buses will be on A.M. snow routes: 1,3,4,15,16,20,26,29 & 31