Summer News - August 13

Summer News - August 13
Posted on 08/13/2021
KSS Summer News
Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to welcome you, or welcome you back, to Klahowya Secondary School and to the 2021-22 school year! This year we are excited to fully open the campus and welcome all students back to the Eagle’s nest!

As we reopen school, we will be focusing on safety with the lingering effects from the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information please visit our district website HERE

Additionally, our school will continue to focus on building hope and resilience in our students. We want our students to know that we believe in them and they can accomplish anything with hard work. We are honored to have your family as a member of our school and we are looking forward to partnering with you in your child’s education.

Summer Office Hours: The KSS Office will open on Aug. 16th. Hours are from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM until August 31st.

Flight Path: Flight Path will be on Thursday, August 19th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Students will pick up a list of scheduled classes, get their school photo taken by Olympic Photo Group, find out about clubs, activities, and athletics, & can sign up for PTSA. The school will be open for self guided tours.

In addition, Peninsula Community Health Services will be on campus and our clinic will be open from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM for sports physicals and other needs. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call Peninsula Community Health at 360-377-3776.

All students, staff and family members must wear masks to attend Flight Path and we will provide a mask to anyone who needs one. We appreciate your patience as we will also be monitoring event capacity for social distancing purposes.

To help with event social distancing, we encourage families to attend on the following schedule. (We recognize that some families may need to attend outside their scheduled time)

11:00-11:45

Last Names Starting with A-C

 

2:00-2:45

Last Names Starting with Q-S

11:45-12:30

Last Names Starting with D-G

 

2:45-3:30

Last Names Starting with T-Z

12:30-1:15

Last Names Starting with H-L

 

3:30-4:00

Open to All

1:15-2:00

Last Names Starting with M-P

     
 

Schedule Pickup: For all students not attending Flight Path, schedules and picture make - up will be available on the first day of school on September 1st.

Pandemic Safety: As all students, staff and families return to campus, we must observe the state order requiring face coverings in K-12 schools (for both unvaccinated and vaccinated students and staff). Compliance with this order is required, and is not at the discretion of local school districts.

Additionally, we will maintain physical distance of three feet between students in classroom settings to the degree possible and reasonable. This will depend on students’ ages, developmental and physical abilities, and available space. None of the state’s recommendations are meant to prevent us from offering full-time, in-person learning.

For more information please visit our district website HERE

WEB: Training for 8th Grade WEB Leaders is on August 30th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. There is no transportation provided for these training days.

The 6th Grade WEB Event for all incoming 6th grade students is on August 31st from 8:00-11:30 AM. Transportation will be provided from feeder elementary schools, according to the schedule below (We will send out updated times as we get closer to the event): 

Location

Pick Up

Drop Off

Hawk Elementary at Jackson Park

7:45 am

11:50 am

Silverdale Elementary

7:45 am

11:50 am

Green Mountain Elementary

7:40 am

11:50 am

 

Counselor Availability: As you can imagine, this is a very busy time for counselors working with families new to the area, and working with the schedule in order to prepare for the upcoming year. If you need to see one of our school counselors, please contact our counseling office at 360-662-4040 to schedule an appointment.

First Day of School: Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

School Hours: The first bell rings at 7:40 AM and class begins at 7:50 AM. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, the school day ends at 2:35 PM. On Thursday early release, the school day ends at 1:05 PM. The first Thursday of the school year (Thursday, September 2nd) is not early release.

Bus Route Information: Bus route information will be available at Flight Path and is also on the district website. The link is located here: http://www.ckschools.org/services/bus_stops_and_times

Activity Buses: This year we anticipate that we will have activity buses with limited bus routes to support after school tutoring, clubs, activities and some athletic programs. More information will be sent out with times and maps as we get closer to the start of school.

Student Self Drivers: Students who drive themselves to school must complete a KSS Student Parking contract. The form is available on this link https://klahowya.ckschools.org/info/parking There is a $5.00 fee for each vehicle that is driven to school. To make the payment see Student Fees and Payment below.

Attendance: Regular and prompt attendance is essential to the learning process. If your child will be late or cannot attend school due to illness or family emergency, please call our 24-hour attendance line at (360) 662-4030.

Open House/Orientation: Students and parents/guardians are invited to come to KSS for Open House on Thursday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM. Open House is a great opportunity to get to know your school while meeting your child’s teachers and finding out more regarding curriculum and expectations.

Parent Access: Parent Access allows you to see live attendance, scheduling, and grading information for your child. Additionally, you can sign up for weekly grade updates and read the daily bulletin on this site. You can find Parent Access at the following link: http://ps.cksd.wednet.edu/public

School Pictures: Student picture make-ups are scheduled before school on Wednesday, September 1st. You may prepay for school photos at the following link: www.olympicphotogroup.com/prepay

Student Fees and Payment: To avoid waiting in line during Flight Path, you may pay for items like ASB cards and yearbooks online. Go to https://wa-centralkitsap.intouchreceipting.com/ . To login, your child’s student number is the user name and your child’s last name (with the first letter capitalized) is the password. There is no transaction fee.

Lunch Information: Lunch fees are being waived for the 2021-2022 school year. This means that ALL Enrolled CKSD students are eligible to receive a free hot breakfast and lunch at their school!

Supplies: A supply list can be accessed on our website at: https://klahowya.ckschools.org/ . Additionally, we will be providing all students with a KSS planner, free of charge! There is a $5.00 charge for a replacement. If students need supplies, please attend Flight Path or talk with our counseling department as we are happy to assist in filling this need.

Athletics: Athletic paperwork is required to participate in sports at Klahowya. We use a service called Final Forms for easy, online registration. Families will be asked to create an account, with options to register more than one student. Please visit our Athletic Registration page for the link to Final Forms. High School Fall sports include Boys Tennis, Cross Country, Football, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim and Girls Volleyball. Football begins August 18, and all other HS Fall sports begin August 23. Middle School Fall sports begin on September 1 and include Track & Field for grades 6th, 7th, & 8th and Fastpitch for 7th & 8th grade girls. Please visit our HS Sports page and MS Sports page for more information.

CKSD has waived athletic fees for the 2021-22 school year. Student athletes are still required to purchase an ASB card prior to participating in sports. Students and families who qualify for free or reduced meals may request to share this information for the purpose of reduced fees (including ASB Cards). Here are the steps:

  1. Apply for free/reduced meals here: https://www.lunchapp.com/

  2. Once you have received notification for free or reduced meal eligibility, you will receive a link via email to share your information. This step must be completed. If you have any questions, please contact Child Nutrition Services at 360-662-1090. http://www.ckschools.org

Volunteering: We have an outstanding group of volunteers and are always looking to increase volunteer involvement in our school. All volunteers need to complete a volunteer application and disclosure form that is returned to the KSS office with a copy of your driver’s license. This packet can be obtained in the KSS office throughout the school year and will also be available at Flight Path. Returning volunteers need to complete and submit this packet every two years.

Medicine at School: In order for students to take medication at school, we must have a current Physician’s Form and signature on file. Forms are available in the main office. Parents may bring a one-month supply of medication. Parents must bring in all medications.

Forms Update: Good news! CK Schools now offers online demographic verification for current families and registration for new families. Our online form provides step-by-step instructions and the ability to save your progress and return when you are ready. All families enrolled during the spring of 2021 were sent an email last May/June with a “snapcode” that allows you to review and update your demographic information. We appreciate your help in completing this process as soon as possible.

Parent Corner (from our supporting organizations):

Please see the attached page for information from the Klahowya PTA and Booster Organizations.

Here at Klahowya, we want you and your child to feel connected as an integral part of our learning community. We make it a priority to ensure you feel welcomed and informed. If you ever have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact the school and talk with one of us.

Sincerely,

Scott McDaniel
Principal
 

Chris Franklin
Assistant Principal
 

Catherine Lewis
Assistant Principal
MS Athletic Director

 

From Klahowya Parents

Klahowya Secondary School PTSA

Why join KSS PTSA?

  • Stay informed about PTSA, KSS and CKSD activities
  • Support graduating senior scholarships
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Support National PTA Reflections program (cultural arts program)
  • Advocacy—WSPTA is the largest youth advocacy program in WA

Membership forms will be available at Flight Path or you can join online by clicking on this link.

https://klahowya-ptsa-2021-2022-membership.cheddarup.com/

Please join us at our next meeting on Thursday, September 9 at 6 PM in the KSS Commons.

 

Klahowya Secondary School Eagle Booster Club

Why join KSS Eagle Booster Club?

Eagle Booster Club of Klahowya is a not for profit organization made up of parents, family members, community members and teachers committed to providing additional financial support to athletics, extra-curricular activities and Eagle Booster Club of Klahowya Annual Senior Scholarships Fund.

Membership forms will be available at Flight Path or you can join online by clicking on this link.

https://eagle-booster-club-of-klahowya.cheddarup.com/

Please join us at our next meeting on Thursday, September 9 at 7 PM in the KSS Commons.