KMS/KHS Delayed Start Wednesday Information
As communicated at the December 8th Straight A Fund Grant presentation, students in grades 6-12 will have the option of coming to school on a 1 hour delay every Wednesday, beginning January 7th, 2015. During this time, teachers will report at usual times to participate in Professional Development in preparation for grant implementation. Please review the Fact Sheet by clicking here and contact Dr. Campbell or Mr. Amstutz if you have questions.
KHS and KMS Implementing Delayed Start Wednesdays
At the Community Meeting hosted at KHS on 12-8-14, Dr. Campbell rolled out a plan to increase professional development time for teachers. Starting Wednesday, January 7th, KMS and KHS Teachers will begin taking part in professional development (PD) every Wednesday for the rest of the school year. While there is a lot of excitement about the Straight A Grant and all of the benefits it will bring to the district, the welcomed improvement and changes cannot happen without proper support and development for our teachers. The need to increase opportunities for PD led to much discussion, and the best way to maximize our time with teachers was to implement delayed start Wednesdays.
It is important to note that parents do not need to change anything they are currently doing. Buses will run usual times, and KMS and KHS will be open and waiting for students. However, classes will begin 1 hour later at 8:30 AM every Wednesday instead of the current start time of 7:30 AM. Parents have the option to send student to school at the normal time if they so choose, allowing students extra time to study. However, parents may also elect to allow students in grades 6-12 to come to school an hour later than usual on Wednesdays, but transportation will be the responsibility of the parent if electing to do so.
To accommodate this PD time, classes will be shortened by 8 minutes each, resulting in 8-42 minute classes on Wednesdays. That hour will be spent with teachers learning about and learning how to apply necessary skills to implement the blended learning techniques and strategies associated with the learning management system and other resources made available to us due to the Straight A Grant. The grant implementation team is planning a comprehensive PD plan for teachers, keeping them informed and up to date on best practices. This will allow our teachers to grow and maximize the technology and other PD, making our transition to blended learning a success. If you have questions regarding Delayed Start Wednesdays or about the Straight A Grant in general and its impact on KHS or KMS, please contact Dr. Campbell or Mr. Amstutz, respectively. Thanks.
Student of the Month
Congratulations to Samantha Svigel, the Kiwanis Student of the Month for December, 2014. Way to go Samantha!
Testing Presentation Resources from Dr. Campbell
Click here for the presentation and other documents from the Testing Presentation that was held at KHS on November 20, 2014. Dr. Campbell would like to thank the parents who showed up and shared input at the meeting
High School Bullying Incident Report
Click here to report a bullying incident at the High School.
Order Your KHS Yearook!
Every year, a the KHS Yearbook class designs and develops a yearbook to commemorate the school year's events and memories. They are now taking yearbook orders from students, families, and friends! Click on the link (books) to the right to order one of your own.
There is also information about business advertisements, senior advertisements, and the submission of senior photos available at yearbook.kirtlandschools.org.
Forms and Policies
Click here to view a list of registration, academic, athletic, and medical forms that pertain to all district students.
Please click here to learn more about this third-party program.
Community Meeting on Testing at KHS on 11-20-14
Planned Absence Form