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 Unhealthy Air Quality, KSD Will Operate Remotely & Will Distribute Meals Kelso School District is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. Due to continuing unhealthy air quality in the local area, Kelso School District will operate in full remote mode for staff and students on Thursday, September 17. District buildings are closed to the public. No Internet Cafes, but meal distribution will be available at normally scheduled 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 Friday, September 18.
Due to Hazardous Air Quality, KSD Will Operate Remotely & Will Distribute Meals 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 Wednesday, September 16. District buildings are closed to the public. No Internet Cafes, but meal distribution will be available at normally scheduled 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 Thursday, September 17.
Due to hazardous air quality, Kelso schools will be completely remote with no meal distribution. Kelso School District is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. Due to continuing hazardous air quality in Kelso, all in-person school services are canceled for Tuesday, September 15 and district buildings are closed to the public. This includes all onsite student learning, internet cafes, meal distribution, bus transportation, and other services at school and district offices. Remote Learning will continue with students and staff working from home or off-site locations. Only essential staff will be required to report to district facilities. We will continue to monitor air quality and weather conditions during the day tomorrow, and provide an update as soon as possible about any schedule changes for Wednesday, September 16.
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 or 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.
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.
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
Hi Future Cougars! Here is a virtual tour of Coweeman Middle School! We are looking forward to meeting you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKKPWw0UQ1w
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
Coweeman community, This is week 8 of distance learning. All work must be turned into Google Classroom or dropped in the mail no later than this Friday, June 12th. Please make sure you are looking at missing assignments and not just the final grade. Next week is our Final week of distance learning and the only assignment due is the Time Capsule. Please submit it via Google classroom or mail it in no later than June 19th. More details coming soon regarding our virtual awards ceremony. We miss you and hope everyone is doing well. Please email if you have questions/concerns. All our contact info can be found on the Kelso App or our webpage https://www.kelso.wednet.edu/o/coweeman-ms
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
Coweeman parents and Guardians, Please click the link below to view an important update concerning Yearbooks. https://drive.google.com/open?id=19hyvMhOmdwTaN37FHGA5pL-0f4h6afoF
Google Classroom Make sure you’ve added the newly created Google Classroom for your graduating class. We only have about ½ our students per grade level who have joined. CMS2024 (that’s all you 8th graders) CMS2025 (that’s all you 7th graders) CMS2026 (that’s all you 6th graders) Remember you need to be logged into your Kelso.wednet.edu Google account to have access to your grade specific classroom.
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
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
Hello fellow Cougars and friends, We have some exciting news for you. We will be participating in the Kelso Strong Virtual Spirit Week! Please see the attached information to better understand the logistics of the event. We are KELSO STRONG! https://drive.google.com/a/kelso.wednet.edu/file/d/1IOr5BPnVc1X3ovCE0qaybs1nt5JVx9qA/view?usp=sharing
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 Swap If your KSD Chromebook is not functioning properly, please bring the Chromebook and charger to KHS on Mondays and Thursdays between 10-12. You will be issued a new set for the duration of the distance learning school year. Please email Tech support with any questions or concerns. email@example.com
Hello Students and Families, We hope this finds you healthy, safe, and ready to learn! Monday (4/20/20) we will begin our first week of distant learning and would like to offer you a location where you can access all teacher emails and online learning platforms in one spot. Here you will be able to achieve the following: Click on your teacher’s email to send them a question. Under each of your teachers’ names click your class in order to access your online assignments. To access Google Classroom you must login to your @kelso.wednet.edu account Click here to access CMS’s Distance Learning Student Resource Links document. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mzGmvmLesvY_Dr4usVTv44jA5vvo7i9lRREMifMVhdA/edit?usp=sharing Marla Green | Assistant Principal Athletic Director
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.
Dear CMS Families, In the week and a half since we last had school, much has changed in our world. I know that with change often comes stress and worry. Please know that what has not changed is our commitment and care for your student. We are continuing to work as a school district to develop and collect resources to support students. Click the following link to view the letter sent by Principal Greg Gardner https://drive.google.com/open?id=1c-UpvzIAbHpD7zQ44Jvg9uvuB76QAKnx
Attention current 6th and 7th grade Cougars! Please watch the video below to learn how to sign up for your classes for next school year. The link to the Google Form to select your classes has been sent to your parent/guardians email. We miss you and hope you are doing well! If you are currently a 7th grader going into the 8th grade use this link: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfOJjg-iIAlrNI6v…/viewform… If you are currently a 6th grader going into 7th grade use this link: https://forms.gle/nybfxdP7utWYmJac6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZfvD4jB_bM&feature=youtu.be
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.
PTO is hosting an apparel fundraiser to raise funds for Coweeman activities! Click the link below to order. https://www.printkelso.com/collections/coweeman-pre-order
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.
Did you know we have Archery Group? They meet Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7:30 am. They are looking for a team to go to State tournament in March. The group is led by Mr. Mack and Ms. Bryan. 6th, 7th and 8th graders can join!
The following buses are on AM snow routes; 1,3,4,14,15,16,17,20,26,29 & 31
7th/8th grade Boys Basketball game cancelled on 1/28 has been Rescheduled to February 12th Home game against Castle Rock
Hello Class of 2024 Parents! Each meeting we continue to be closer to putting things in place to put toward our 8th grade celebration on May 29th! Just a reminder we will be meeting tonight! January 29th, 2020 At the Kelso High School Library At 6pm - 7pm Looking forward to see you there!!
Do you have lots of what you thought was useless or random knowledge, do you like snacks and want to hang out with Friends after school? Knowledge Bowl will be starting January 30th. We meet once a week on Thursdays after school and travel to other schools like Vancouver, View Ridge, Castle Rock. Sign up in the office.
Dear Parents and Students: All students are invited to join our Weight Training Club being offered February 4th through March 19th. Students choosing to participate in this activity will be meeting in the CMS weight room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:15 p.m. See Weight Training Folder in Documents for necessary paperwork.
The following buses are on AM snow routes: 15, 16, 20, 29 & 31
All buses are on normal routes this afternoon.
Bus 20 will be running on AM snow routes this morning. Check back for updates.
The following buses are on PM snow routes: 1, 4, 15, 20, 26, 29 & 31
Bus 20, on Mt. Pleasant, will be PM snow routes this afternoon. Please be sure to watch for updates as the day goes on.
Follow the link below to view an important video message about Attendance made by our Coweeman School Counselors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MEUmw1qo-I&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3_B1Rjurovwtw4Dp7d90tZTzcRYypyTHacEIh7Wwn341dqYz8pfezgwq8
Bus 20, on Mt. Pleasant, will be the only bus running a snow route this morning.
The following buses are on PM snow routes: 20, 29 & 31
Drama Club is cancelled today 1/14/20
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
Yearbook Sale 1/8- 1/17 Reminder! If you or your parent/guardian have not purchased a Yearbook, the deadline is January 17th. You can purchase a Yearbook in the office. It costs $23 with an ASB and $27 without. Don't miss out on the end of the year signing party!