Welcome Back to School - August 2023

Welcome Back to School - August 2023
Posted on 08/16/2023
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Klahowya Secondary School

7607 NW Newberry Hill Road
Silverdale, Washington  98383

August 15, 2023

Hello Klahowya Families!


We welcome you to Klahowya Secondary School and to the 2023-24 school year! We hope you had a rejuvenating summer and that you were able to enjoy time with family and friends. We are excited to see our students and families return to school, we welcome the return of students and the buzz of learning and laughter.

This year our school will continue our work in supporting students and families. This year we will also focus on the implementation of the new mission and vision of the Central Kitsap School District. This mission and vision was developed through the work of many minds over the 2022-2023 school year:

CKSD Vision: A vibrant and inclusive learning community where all students find their passion and achieve their dreams.

CKSD Mission: Provide a high-quality Pre-K through 12th grade education to ensure all students graduate college and career ready.

Our staff want all students to know they are valued and that we believe in them. Learning and growing is the heartbeat of our school, and we are looking forward to helping students find their passions!

2023-2024 Information

Main Office Information:

  • Summer Office Hours: The school office is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until September 5th.
  • Main Office Phone Number: (360) 662-4000
  • Student Services Office: (360) 662-4040

Both Offices will be closed on Monday, August 28th and Monday, September 4th

Flight Path and Schedule Pickup:

Flight Path will be on Thursday August 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Students will pick up a list of scheduled classes and get their school photo taken by Quality School Portraits. Take this opportunity to find out about clubs, activities, athletics, and sign up for PTSA. The school will be open for self guided tours.

To avoid waiting in line during Flight Path, you may pay for items such as 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.

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

Schedule Pickup:

Preliminary drafts of student schedules will be available at Flight Path. If students cannot attend Flight Path, they may stop by the Main Office between August 26 - Sept. 6th. Student schedules and picture make-ups will be available on the first day of school on September 6th.

Where Eagles Belong (WEB):

Training for 8th Grade WEB Leaders is on August 25th and September 1st from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. There is no transportation provided for these training days.

6th Grade WEB Day is for all incoming 6th grade students on Tuesday, September 5th from 8:00 am-12:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to drop off/pickup students at Klahowya. Transportation will also be provided from feeder elementary schools. The bus schedule for this event will be available at Flight Path on August 24th.

First Day of School:

The first day of school is on Wednesday, September 6, 2022 7:50 a.m.—2:35 p.m.

Visit our website for information on: enrollment , school supplies , sport try-outs , forms, calendars, and schedules at klahowya.ckschools.org.

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 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.

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 7th) is not an early release. Our bell schedule and calendar are available online.

We appreciate your help in ensuring that our students are safely supervised. The main doors to the school open at 7:00 am. If students are on campus after 3:00 pm, our ability to supervise these students is very limited. We appreciate your help to ensure that students are dropped off and picked up in a manner to support safe supervision.

School Pictures:

Student pictures will be held during Flight Path on August 24th. You may prepay for school photos at the following link: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001025028#login

Open House/Orientation:

Students and parents/guardians are invited to come to Klahowya for Open House on Thursday, September 14th 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.

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 Students must display a parking placard to park on campus and these will be distributed at Flight path. If students self-drive and do not complete a parking contract and display an approved placard, they may receive a parking ticket.

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


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) 662-4031 or email our attendance secretary [email protected] .

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

Lunch Information:

A food service account is automatically set up for every child once they enroll at CKSD. Parents may track their student's meal charging activity and will make payments to their account online at https://family.titank12.com/ Please find out more information on this system and you can find menus here: https://ckschools.org/school_info/lunch___breakfast

Apply for free/reduced meals here: https://family.titank12.com/ 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 every year. If you have any questions, please contact Child Nutrition Services at 360-662-1090. http://www.ckschools.org

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 Klahowya planner, free of charge! There is a $5.00 charge for a replacement.


Athletic registration 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. High School Football begins August 16th, and all other HS Fall sports begin August 21st. Middle School Fall sports begin on September 6th and now include 6th graders! Track & Field, Fastpitch, and Cheer are now open for sign-ups. Please visit our HS Sports page and MS Sports page for more information.

The Fall season is about to begin, and we would like to invite you to our Fall Sports Parent meeting on Friday August 25th at 5:30pm in the Auditorium. You will get a chance to hear from Klahowya Boosters, our ASB Bookkeeper Teresa Gotchall, our Athletic Trainer McKaleb Pool and our Athletic Director Geniqua Harris. The Parent meeting will take about 45 minutes. Once the all-parent meeting is complete, some teams will have their sport specific meetings right after. Please look for communication from your coaches for meeting times.

CKSD has waived athletic fees for the 2023-24 school year. Student athletes are still required to purchase an ASB card prior to participating in sports. ASB cards are $30 for Middle School and $50 for High School. 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).


We have an outstanding group of volunteers and are always looking to increase volunteer involvement in our school. All volunteers need to complete an online volunteer application. https://www.ckschools.org/about/volunteer___get_involved/volunteer

Medicine at School:

In order for students to take any medication at school, we must have a valid medication authorization form signed by a licensed health care provider and a parent/guardian. Forms are available online or in the main office. Parents must bring in all medications.

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.

Welcome back and GO EAGLES!

Scott McDaniel - Principal
Brian Covelli - Assistant Principal
Catherine Reister - Assistant Principal/MS Athletic Director
Geniqua Harris - HS Athletic Director