As we send our seniors off to frontlines of their futures, we are confident in their abilities to rise to any occasion, overcome any obstacle, and represent Kelso “We Are” as they pursue their dreams. More on these #FrontlineHeroes https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/class-of-2020--35
Our parents and guardians deserve a standing ovation. In addition to dealing with life during COVID-19 they’ve had to pick up monitoring their children’s remote education. Read about these #HiddenHeroes here: https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/parents-guardians--19
The normally hardworking Human Resources, Payroll, and Business departments have been especially busy since the school closure in March. Read about these #FrontLineHeroes https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/hr-payroll-business
When the school closure happened, our Teaching and Learning team found themselves having to reimagine education. Read about these #HiddenHeroes https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/teaching-learning--35
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
What Kali Dalton has done with senior scholarships has been pretty incredible. Since school closure, she has moved what was once a paper process to be fully digital. Read about this #HiddenHero https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/kali-d
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
For additional updates from Catlin, please feel free to follow our new Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Catlin-Elementary-106101281054470/
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
To raise spirits and bring our community closer together during this unusual time of social distancing, we're holding a community-wide spirit week using social media as our platform. Let’s remind each other, and the world, that even during a pandemic we are KELSO STRONG. Show your KELSO spirit during the virtual community-wide spirit week of May 4. Post uplifting photos any or all days of the week using the themed guideline below and these hashtags: #WeAre #InThisTogether #KelsoStrong Monday, May 4 – K Tuesday, May 5 – E Wednesday, May 6 – L Thursday, May 7 – S Friday, May 8 – O Weekend – KELSO Need some inspiration? Follow this link for some examples - https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/ksd/page/kelso-strong
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/
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.
Get ready! Kids Heart Challenge is coming soon! We’re excited to learn about heart health, have FUN, and SAVE lives! Sign up today so you don’t miss out! Go to www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge or download the FREE “Kids Heart Challenge” app to get started! #kidsheartchallenge
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
REMINDER: Student’s do not have school on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day or on Tuesday, January 21st for Semester Break. We look forward to seeing your student back at school on our regular Wednesday – Early Release Schedule – on January 22nd!
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
The following Kelso buses will be on A.M. snow routes: 1,3,4,15,16,20,26,29 & 31
Would you like to learn more about Love and Logic parenting? Please join us for these FREE parenting classes for Catlin families beginning Wednesday, February 5th. Childcare and dinner will be provided. These FREE classes will be held from 5 – 7 PM on the following Wednesdays: February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. To register for the classes, please call Anne Marie Zorn at (360) 501-1592.
Good afternoon! Just in case winter break has gotten you off your routine, please remember that today is Wednesday and your student will be dismissed at 1:55 PM. If plans change and you need to get a message to your student, please call the office by 1:00 PM to ensure delivery. Thank you!