Parent Pot'pour.ri !
A Collection of Communications
ACADEMY -- What is it?
Academy is a 30 minute time at the end of third period to provide students additional time and support within the school day to improve their learning. It is a time to get help from a teacher or to complete homework.
Students are assigned to a teacher just like any other class in their schedule. As the semester progresses, students may need additional help from a teacher who is not their academy teacher. Students may work with another teacher after receiving the proper permission from BOTH teachers. For instance, if Sally is having difficulty in math but is assigned to her history teacher for academy, then Sally will have a conversation with her math teacher and that teacher will give Sally a pass to give to her academy teacher for that day.
Any student wishing to ride a different bus home must have a parent note. Notes should be given to the attendance office before noon. Click here for the Bus Note Request form. This form can be completed and faxed to the main office (360) 662-4001 before noon.
CALCULATORS REQUIRED FOR MOST MATH CLASSES
Students enrolled in Transitions, Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Concepts or Geometry, are required to have a scientific calculator ($15.00 at most any store). Students enrolled in Algebra II or higher are required to have a graphing calculator ($90.00) -Texas Instrument 83+ or a newer model, TI 84. Former students may be willing to sell a second hand graphing calculator or they can be found for sale on e-bay. Klahowya has a few calculators to loan to families with financial difficulties.
CHANGE OF STUDENT INFORMATION
It is very important that student demographic information is kept current. If there is a change in student address, contact phone numbers, or email address please contact the Student Service Center at 662-4040. A Change of Student Information form is also available in this web site under the Forms section.
Parents, do you dread putting out BIG money several times a year for formal school dances? KSS has a great option for you. Cinderella’s Closet, located at the Students Service Center, is a place where classy, nearly new formal wear will be stored. Students will be able to borrow both male and female dance attire. The only cost involved will be the fee for dry cleaning after use. Donations are also greatly accepted. Contact Cindy Fletcher at 662-4040 if questions.
DELIVERIES FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Flower and balloon bouquet deliveries remain in the main office until the end of sixth period. Such items tend to cause classroom disruptions and may be picked up by students at the end of the day. Per safety rules, bus drivers will not allow balloon bouquets on the busses.
LEAVING EARLY IS AN AUTOMATIC INCOMPLETE
Students who leave school prior to taking end-of-the-year finals will receive an automatic incomplete grade in all classes. These students must make prior arrangements to make up all work and final tests upon their return. This make up work is to be done in August or early September. Sophomores or juniors withdrawing but NOT returning will receive a grade at the time of withdrawal. No semester grades or final exams will be given in advance. Students in grades 7-11 should contact the attendance office at 662-4031 if leaving before the last day of school.
NO VISITOR POLICY
Klahowya and the Central Kitsap School District have a strict “no visitor” policy. Students are not allowed to bring visitors to school. Nor are visitors allowed to come onto campus to visit students.
NOT RETURNING TO KSS NEXT YEAR?
Please call the Student Service Center as soon as possible and advise them if your child has plans to attend a different school next school year. Call 662-4040.
The physical education department strongly recommends students to purchase a Klahowya P.E. uniform. Uniforms may be purchased from the bookkeeper’s office. Students must present the bookkeeper receipt to the physical education teacher to receive his/her uniform. The uniform consists of forest green shorts and a white T-shirt with a Klahowya insignia. The price of the uniform is $13.00 or shorts can be purchased for $8.00 and the T-shirt is $5.00. Students that wish to wear a sweatshirt or sweatpants are encouraged to wear school colors (either green, black or gray).
It has been determined that wearing school P.E. uniforms helps to prevent locker thefts, enhances classroom management, and promotes better hygiene. All P.E. Clothing should be clearly marked with the student name in the left front shoulder.
White cotton sweat socks and a pair of lace-up athletic shoes (with good arch support) is also recommended.
Locks and baskets will be issued the first days of the semester. Students will be fined $5.00 for any lock not returned at the end of the semester.
Because of the number of students enrolled, the volume of calls received, and the fact that messages being deliver to students interrupt the educational process for all concerned, we request that parents limit messages to only those of vital concern. Our policy is to take messages from family members only (preferably from Mom or Dad) and only for emergencies or calls regarding rides home. Please allow ample time (at least 30 minutes) for response calls from students. Please call 662-4000 option #1 to leave student messages.
Students are allowed to use the “free” phone at the information booth. No office phones are available after 3:00 p.m.
STUDENT AND SENIOR PICTURES AND ID CARDS
Students are asked to dress appropriately for school pictures (no hats allowed). The picture that is taken will be used for the student ID card and the school yearbook. There is no charge for these pictures.
Students may wish to purchase a picture packet and may do so immediately before their picture is taken. A photo price flyer is mailed to all students in August and the KSS Web site will contain a link to Hudson's Photography to order pictures online. The online link will remain open for two days following the photo opportunity.
The first opportunity for photos is at Flight Path. This event is held for two days in mid-August. If students are out of town during the Flight Path, another opportunity for make-up pictures is on the first day of school. Pictures on that day will be from 7:00-7:30 a.m. in the gym. Please do not combine KSS fees and school photo packet purchases in one check. Please make photo check out to Hudson's Photography. If paying with cash please bring exact amount.
Call the Activity Director with picture questions at 662-4034. To place late orders or ask questions of the photo company call Hudson's Photography.
The KSS student ID card is an important part of the textbook bar-coding system. Every textbook at KSS is bar-coded. Students will be asked to report to the library to receive their classroom textbooks during the first few days of school. With a simple swipe of the student ID card and the book, the transaction will be recorded. This process will go quickly if the student has his/her ID card in hand.
In addition, if students normally purchase school lunches or school store items they will avoid long lines if they get their ID card at the Flight Path rather than waiting for the picture make-up day on the first day of school.
SENIOR YEARBOOK PICTURES
For more information go to: http://klss.cksd.wednet.edu/teachers/gordonl
Yearbook pictures for seniors are to be professionally done by a local photographer of the senior’s choice or if done by someone else they must be of good quality. The deadline for submitting these photos for the senior section of the yearbook will be the Middle November. Contact Mr. Gordon Little, yearbook advisor, with questions at 662-4072.
Poses may be personalized, taken inside, or outside, and may include such things as a favorite car or pet. However, please do not submit a pose in which the senior is wearing a hat. The yearbook staff has the right to refuse any inappropriate portraits. Contact Mr. Little, yearbook advisor, at 662-4000 with questions or for a list of local photographers.
Pictures must be 5 inches X 7 inches minimum and the resolution set at 300 dpi.
SENIOR MEMORIES FOR YEARBOOK
Parents have the opportunity to purchase space in the yearbook to acknowledge their graduating senior. Space is limited so arrangements should be made as soon as possible. This year the yearbook class will be creating all of the senior pages themselves. Please do not submit picture collages. Pictures, poems, letters, etc. are appropriate for senior memories. Contact Mr. Little with questions.
School supply information is located on the student information menu in this web site under student expectations, notifications, and information. Click here for the most recent list of supplies.
STUDENT LEGAL NAME
The Central Kitsap School District recently adopted a policy that clarifies what schools require as proof of a student’s legal name. The following documents are accepted as proof:
* Birth certificate
* Student’s social security card
* Military hospital proof of birth and name (similar to birth certificate)
* Baptismal certificate
* Adoption decree
* Court order of name change
A student’s legal name must be used for school records. A student may be referred to by a nickname but school records must reflect the legal name. Also, if a student has not been legally adopted by a step-parent the school must use the child’s legal name for it’s records.