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.
Making it easy to #MaskUpWA Youth and Family Link will be holding a mask-distribution-event Tuesday and Wednesday, August 25 and 26. While the masks are for low-income individuals, proof of income will not be requested and no one will be refused masks.
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
KELSO Chico Huntington, GR 11 #WeAre #InThisTogether #KELSOstrong
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