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Superintendent Newsletter
The Klamath Falls City School District is an online newsletter to keep community members updated on critical district initiatives. If you would like to be in the know about KFCS' direction and their planned actions and priorities, let Superintendent Hillyer know by emailing him by clicking here. He will add you on his listserve so you receive important updates. The link to these newsletters will also be available on this web page.
Vol 7: Issue 1: 07/31/17
Vol 7: Issue 2: 08/23/17

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Week of September 25-29, 2017

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session. Please note early release for all grades.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Any school emergency closures or announcements will be immediately updated here.

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Superintendent Letter for the 17/18 School Year

Dear Parent or Guardian,

I hope this finds you and your family doing well and enjoying a wonderful summer. Before we know it, the new school year will be here. This is an opportune time to start thinking about how to create the conditions for our children to experience school success in the 2017-18 school year. One of the most important ways is faithful attendance. . . (click the bar below for the complete letter)

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Last year, thanks to your help, district attendance showed good improvement. In the 2016-17 school year, 77.33% of KFCS students were faithful attenders (missing less than 10% of school days). This is an improvement over the prior year’s 74.50%. We are confident this improvement trend will continue through your encouragement.

Attendance is critical as the difference between school success and failure is often determined by the amount of time a student is in school. For example, research shows that few students will graduate from high school on time if they average 20 or more absences a year. This is a little more than two absences a month. In addition, grades tend to drop at least a full letter grade if students miss this much school time.

Thus, it is very important that our children attend school unless they are ill or experiencing other exceptional circumstances. Excused illness is a fever over 100 and/or vomiting. Absences due to colds or other minor ailments do not fall into this category.

We understand that unplanned situations occasionally happen that keep students out of school. This includes bereavement or serious illness in the family. They can also include inclement weather or family emergencies. However, an important goal is to reduce the number of times students are out of school as much as possible.

"Strive for Five" is our motto. This means each student's goal is to miss five or less days of school in a year. Students that meet this goal will be well on their way to school success. Your help is critical in making this possible.

Thank you for all you do to support your children's achievement. Your partnership with our schools is highly valued. Our children cannot succeed without you. Have a great rest of your summer and let us know anything we can do to help your family have a great school year.

Warm regards,

Paul Hillyer, Superintendent of the Klamath Falls City Schools


The KFCS Staff Welcomes you to the 17/18 School Year!

School Supplies

Bell Times: 17/18 Start and End Times for All Schools
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21st Century Community Learning Centers 17/18 Information and Registration Application

From the Althletic Director's Desk: All Fall Sports begin on August 14th.
Here is a link to Free Sports Physicals on August 9th.

Elementary After-School Sports
Ponderosa Intermural After-School Sports

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Enjoy the KUHS Remodel Update for Sept 13, 2017!

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Check out the End of Year Videos!

KUHS Landscaping Fundraiser - Buy a Brick / By the Bell

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Check out the Bell Pathway mock-up


2017/18 Adopted Budget

Take a look at the September Issue of the Superintendent's Newsletter

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Paypal is Now Available for Meal Account Payments!

To pay for your student's meals at KFCS, you can now pay online through the SIS Parent Portal. If you haven't accessed the Parent Portal, contact your student's school secretary to add your email to your student's information. Or email the webmaster with your name and your student(s) name and school to have your email added so you can access the Parent Portal.

If you don't see the "ONLINE PAYMENT" tile on your parent portal screen, click on the "Select Tiles" link in the bottom left corner, then check the box for Online Payments.

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100% Graduation is Our Expectation


Each Child Ready for the Next Grade


1. Student Excellence

    • Increase the percent of students who meet or exceed proficiency targets on each state achievement test and district proficiency grading systems.
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  • Implement the High Impact Teaching and Learning Strategies (WICOR).
  • Utilize strategies to achieve 90% attendance for all students.
  • Consistently use formative assessments and data to improve student instruction. Use data to inform improvement efforts.
  • Partner with students and parents to set and implement individual student learning and growth targets.
  • Teachers will utilize the district's Professional Growth and Evaluation system to maximize student learning.
  • Increase the percent of high school graduates from one year to the next.
    • Increase the percent of students who meet or exceed proficiency targets on each state achievement test and district proficiency grading systems.
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  • Implement the AVID effective instructional reading strategies to achieve Common Core State Standards in literacy.
  • Clearly communicate with students and families about what students are expected to learn and do to reach proficiency.
  • Develop a district-wide culture centered around “all students being everyone’s responsibility.”
  • Identify at-risk students and provide supports necessary for their success.
  • Implement relevant required curriculum (most current district content adoptions) with agreed-upon supplemental materials.
  • Implement extended day and/or year plans for students not meeting requirements at grade level.
  • Improve in-building and cross-building student transitions.
  • Utilize the Tyler Pulse data warehouse (grades and attendance) at grade report time to identify students at risk for failure/dropout K-12.

2. Collaborative Excellence

a. Parent and community partnerships are increased as measured by an increasing percent of students who take part in two or more service projects per year and by an increase in the number of school volunteers. 

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  • Work with the Klamath Promise initiative along with community and parent partnering to increase the graduation rate.
  • Establish effective systematic two-way communication between parents, community, and schools.
  • Track effectiveness of communication via Excellence Indicators.
  • Tie careers to learning and establish more school-to-work experiences.
  • Increase community and parent involvement in all schools.
  • Acknowledge partnerships.
  • Set up multiple opportunities for students to improve Klamath Falls through student service projects at all age levels.

b. PLC implementation is effectively utilized so that at each grade level the following is true:

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  • PLC's plan for Core instruction that includes interventions and enrichments for each student.
  • High impact, effective teaching strategies are shared among teachers.
  • PLC pacing is followed by all.
  • Effectively use the PLC process to create formative assessments, analyze student outcomes and make adjustments to instruction based on the results.

3. Operational Excellence

  • Monitor Excellence Indicator progress and use results to drive improvements.
  • All areas of the district utilize the PDSA process to drive improvement.
  • Effectively implement the new teacher and administrator evaluation plans so that the percentage of those being evaluated indicate the new tools and processes have helped them improve their performance.

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