Klahowya News - January 14, 2022

Klahowya Weekly News - January 14, 2022
Posted on 01/14/2022
KSS News

Upcoming Events

January 17

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

January 24 - 27

January 28

  • End of Semester One - Snow Makeup Day





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High School






Kitsap County Covid Testing:


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A message from Principal McDaniel

Hello Klahowya Families and Students,

As we begin our three-day weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, I must thank you for your amazing students! To honor Dr. King's work, many Klahowya students chose to write notes of appreciation to members of our school.I am impressed with their kindness and consideration...we are so lucky to have your student at our school!

As we near the end of the semester, there are several important dates that you need to know. Our School Board met this week and approved a calendar adjustment to make up the school days that were missed due to snow. As a result, we now have school on Friday, January 28th. This also means that the end of Semester 1 has moved to Friday, January 28th. Please see several important dates below:

  • Semester 2 Schedules posted electronically for students in PowerSchool on 1/24/22
  • End of Semester, Friday 1/28/22
  • Beginning of Semester 2, Monday 1/31/22
  • Paper Report Cards go home with students on 2/11/22

As we near the end of the term, we want all students to end with their best academic effort. Earlier today we sent an electronic progress report home to all students in grades 9-12 with current grades and academic supports. Additionally, we also mailed a paper progress report to all families with students in grade 6-12 and we believe these will arrive this weekend.Our hope is to help as many studentsas possible to finish the term with passing grades.

Our school will be on a modified schedule during the week of January 24 - 28th to allow for Semester Finals. School start and end times remain on the normal times. Please see our schedule below.

Additionally, we are seeing some changes at the end of semester 1. Due to limited attendance, after school tutoring and activity buses on Monday through Wednesday will stop operating at the end of semester 1. Our last tutoring session and activity bus will occur on Wednesday, January 26th.

Lastly - we know that many of our families are currently impacted by Covid. If you student cannot make it into school, please have them check their Google Classroom for work. They can also email their teachers to ensure they stay caught up in class.

We must all work together to keep our school open and to keep everyone healthy. At this point we do not anticipate that we will need to close our school. If this were to occur, it would be for a few days, and you would be notified in a similar manner to a weather closure. If our school had to operate on a virtual model, students would attend classes through Google Meets and would be on our regular bell schedule. This means that teachers would be teaching live through Google meets for 30-55 minutes each period. Our hope is that we will not need to use the virtual model.

To help keep school happening in person, if your student is showing any symptoms of Covid, please keep them home and call the Klahowya main office at 360-662-4000. Additionally, this week our Test to Stay program was broadened to include Close Contacts identified from an exposure that occurred outside of school. If your student is a Close Contact, please call our office so that we can discuss options to support your student.

Once again, we appreciate having your student at our school. GO EAGLES!

Scott McDaniel


Finals Schedule



Because of last week's school cancellations, we will use three of our designated makeup days. The following days will be REGULAR SCHOOL day

Friday, January 28

Friday, March 4

Thursday, June 16

As a reminder, if we have any more snow days this year, our remaining possible make-up days are June 17 and June 20–21.

CKSD Calendar


Saturday Study Hall


High School students who have incompletes are invited to attend our Saturday Study Hall this Saturday, January 15 AND January 22, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Be sure to bring a charged Chromebook!


Reminder:Check with Ms. Pitcher if you are interested in the TutorMe program



SkillsUSA Club starting this Wednesday through the end of the school year.https://www.skillsusa.org/


SkillsUSA is a nationally recognized student club that teaches leadership around hands-on fun activities. The focus this year is middle school 3D Visualization and Animation so we will be using Unity to build platform games. Additionally, Mr. Lindberg has joined Ms. Day as an advisor and would like to pull kids who are interested in learning 3D manufacturing to use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to create tangible objects with his 3D printer that they design themselves on TinkerCAD. Cost is $20 and will be meeting Wednesdays 235-345 in room 112.

Class of 2022


Seniors, once again, your senior morph pictures are due at the end of this month! PLEASE SUBMIT THE PHOTOS IN YOUR CLASS OF 2022 GOOGLE CLASSROOM. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS TRADITION!!


The Senior Planning Committee and KSS Boosters have created some awesome new Senior Gear.

Purchase your Senior Gear here



Students will be able to view second semester schedules in Power School beginning Monday, January 24.

Klahowya anticipates minimal changes to the master schedule with the new term. Individual schedule changes will only be considered in the following circumstances:

  • academic misplacement or adjustment
  • repeated course for which student previously earned full credit
  • correction to course overloads.

Students who are concerned that they are misplaced in a course or require a class change will need to complete a Google Form next week. Email requests for schedule changes will not be considered.


Yearbook Update



Senior Parents: Purchase a senior memory page in this year’s yearbook. This is a great way to celebrate and honor your senior. These can be purchased online (where you pay fees or buy a yearbook) or at the bookkeeper’s office.Questions? Contact yearbook advisor Laurie Shaw at [email protected].



KSS Eagle

Our Eagles Girls Basketball program is currently in the thick of the playoff race in the Nisqually League. Currently the Eagles are 5 and 4 overall and heading out for a big week of games. Saturday January 15th the Eagles head to State Powerhouse W.F. West for a 3/4:30 pm JV and Varsity game. Tuesday the 18th the Eagles return home for a big league match-up with undefeated Bellevue Christian with Varsity tipping off at 5:30 pm and JV at 7:15 pm, this game is a Hawaiian Luau theme. Thursday the 20th the Eagles travel to Seattle Christian for for a Varsity only game at 5:15 pm, and Saturday the 22nd the Eagles return home for a 4:30 pm Varsity game with a Country apparel theme! The Eagles are also getting ready for Senior night on January 28th against Sequim! Our 10 seniors, Ella Koebelin, Kyla Radford, Zoe Seals, Jenna Hudson, Hannah Cochran, Kaijah Mardo, Alia Parco, Charlize Katz, Natalie Millet, and Mia Spandler are selling Senior T-Shirts for $12 each, message Coach Chris via email at [email protected] if you are interested in purchasing a shirt in support of our Seniors and our program.


Finally one of our athletes, Senior Captain Ella Koebelin was recently nominated for Scorebook Live Washington's Player of the Week honors for the week of January 3rd to January 9th. Voting is currently open on their website atbit.ly/kssellaIt is a great honor to have an athlete nominated for a state level award, please help support our Eagles and give her a vote!

Be Legendary and Go Eagles!


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Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) will offer after school vaccine booster clinics for students 12 years and older and their family members.


Families interested in the vaccine booster can make an appointment at one of the clinics below. A parent or guardian must be present for a child to receive the vaccine.

Wednesday, January 19, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Klahowya Secondary School

Thursday, January 20, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Barker Creek Community School

Wednesday, January 26, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Central Kitsap High School


To determine eligibility and learn about vaccine booster recommendations, please refer to the Washington Department of Health website.


Request an appointment at one of the clinics listed above by Monday, January 17.

PCHS will send you an exact appointment time via text and/or email prior to the clinic date.

If possible, bring a completed consent form to your child’s appointment. Forms will be available at the clinic as well.

Please bring your vaccination card to be updated with the booster information.