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DISTRICT-WIDE UPDATES TO STAFF AND FAMILIES

May 10, 2022: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • Mental Health Awareness Month

  • Kinderpalooza attended by 357 early learners and their families

  • KSD brings home Crystal Apple Awards, WA School PR Awards, and Imagine Learning District of Excellence Award

You can read the pdf here.

April 26, 2022: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • Housing needs assessment survey

  • Kinder registration and early learning applications are open, Kinderpalooza happening May 3

  • KHS senior Kelso Cosgrove a semifinalist in the US Presidential Scholars Program

You can read the pdf here.

March 29, 2022: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • Spring Break staycation ideas

  • Happy brain chemicals

  • ThoughtExchange results

  • Regional Art Show winners

You can read the pdf here.

March 10, 2022: Sent email about REVISED updated K-12 COVID-19 guidance.

You can read the pdf here.

March 9, 2022: Sent email about updated K-12 COVID-19 guidance.

You can read the pdf here.

March 8, 2022: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • KSD elementary schools celebrate literacy

  • Updated K-12 guidance from DOH

  • Transitional Kindergarten

You can read the pdf here.

February 22, 2022: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • Signs from Wallace’s Sunshine Squad

  • New Testing Center hours begin February 28

  • Transportation stats

  • KHS student celebrations

You can read the pdf here.

February 17, 2022: Sent email sharing changes to the statewide mask mandate, as announced by Governor Inslee.

You can read the pdf here.

February 8, 2022: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • 287 (and counting) Show Some LOVE notes so far!

  • UPDATED Free COVID testing schedule for February

  • Forecasting for high school and beyond

You can read the pdf here.

February 4, 2022: Sent email sharing the KSD COVID Testing Center will be open Saturdays in February for staff, students, and their families from 9:00 AM to noon.

You can see the updated student testing flyer here.

January 25, 2022: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • TONIGHT: Coping During COVID: Building Teen Resilience Town Hall

  • UPDATED Symptom Decision Tree & Free COVID testing

  • Thoughtexchange report shared

You can read the pdf here.

January 19, 2022: Sent email sharing the KSD COVID Testing Center will be open four additional days in January for staff, students, and their families.

You can see the updated student testing flyer here.

January 11, 2022: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • Looking for people to join our KSD team

  • Free COVID testing

  • Announcing a virtual town hall – Coping During COVID: Building Teen Resilience

You can read the pdf here.

January 11, 2022: Sent email about updated K-12 COVID-19 guidance.

You can read the pdf here.

January 6, 2022: Sent email with school status update due to large amounts of rain.

You can read the pdf here.

December 16, 2021: Sent email regarding the rumored threat going around on TikTok.

You can read the pdf here.

December 14, 2021: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • The Winter issue of Hilander Highlights hit mailboxes over the weekend

  • Information about the High School & Beyond Plan

  • A long list of fall celebrations

You can read the pdf here.

November 23, 2021: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • Giving thanks

  • Test to Stay program

  • Parent-teacher conferences

You can read the pdf here.

November 22, 2021: Sent email about launching the Test to Stay program

You can read the pdf here.

November 9, 2021: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • What Huntington students are doing to honor local veterans

  • Health & safety information with special feature on expanded COVID-19 testing hours

  • Results from this year’s first Thoughtexchange

  • Celebrating our board for being a 2021 Board of Distinction

You can read the pdf here.

October 12, 2021: Sent Family Connection email, including:

  • Homecoming information

  • Health & safety information with special feature on digital safety

  • Spotlight on the traditional Hiland Fling with a sneak peak of the dance

You can read the pdf here.

October 7, 2021: Email sharing:

You can read the pdf here.

October 1, 2021: Sent email marking the first month of school.

You can read the pdf here.

September 14, 2021: Sent first Family Connection email, including:

  • Wellness information

  • Health & safety information

  • Spotlight on KSD counseling team

  • Celebrating Nancy Baldwin, WA State Classified Employee of the Year

You can read the pdf here.

September 10, 2021: Email to all families about possible transportation adjustments.

You can read the pdf here.

August 6, 2021: Email to kindergarten families:

You can read the pdf here.

July 28, 2021: Email updating families on:

  • WA State masking requirements

  • Updated quarantine protocols / close contact definitions

  • KSD safety mitigations

You can read the pdf here.

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As a learning community, our goal is to connect, listen, and support our Kelso team of staff, students, and families.  We want to stay connected throughout the school year and hear your thoughts in a few key areas:  health and safety, student learning, and communication.  With that in mind, we are doing a series of Thoughtexchange surveys. Here are the results: