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Vol 3: Issue 1: 08/01/14
Vol 3: Issue 2: 08/22/14

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Start of the 2014/15 School Year Information for the Week of August 24-30, 2014 Please click here

Added: 8/19/2014 11:12:56 AM

Community Eligibility Program for All Conger, Mills and Pelican Students - Free Breakfast and Lunch Program Spanish Letter

First Week of School Schedule

Grades 1 - 5: First Day of School is Tuesday, September 2. School starts at 8:15 AM Daily.


Kindergarten: Tuesday September 2 - 4 are Kindergarten Phase in Days. There is no Kindergarten on September 5th. First Full Day of Kindergarten is on September 8th.


Ponderosa (grades 6 - 8): Tuesday, September 2nd at 8:15 am is the first day of school for grades 6 and 7. Wednesday, September 3rd is the first day for grade 8 (grades 6 & 7 in session as well) starting at 8:15 am. Wednesday, September 3rd is early dismissal at 1:44 pm


KUHS (grades 9 - 12):
Tuesday, Sept. 2nd: Grade 9 only. FROSH DAY! LINK CREW Day - Activities will be planned by our Link Crew Leaders and Vanessa Todd.

Wednesday, Sept 3rd: Grade 9 only. FROSH DAY! Also Late Start, so school starts at 9:30 am.

Thursday, Sept 4th: All students return and meet in Pel Court at 8:10 am for short assembly. Regular bell schedule with classes starting at 8:30 am

Friday, Sep 5th: PEP ASSEMBLY- GRAND OPENING MODOC FIELD CEREMONY- Football game vs. Ashland at 7:00 pm


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MISSION

100% Graduation is Our Expectation



VISION

Each Child Ready for the Next Grade

AIMS

1. Student Excellence

Click to Open: Strategies to increase meet/exceed proficiency targets
  • Implement the High Impact Teaching and Learning Strategies (WICOR).Utilize strategies to achieve 90% attendance for all students.

  • Consistently implement formative assessments through the PLC process to identify student learning needs.  Use data to assist in the RTI process.

  • At student-led goal setting and fall growth assessment conferences, teachers, parents, and students partner to accomplish individual student learning growth K-8.  At 9-12, during second semester conferences, students, parents, and advisors will review student progress and set action steps for improvement.

  • Teachers will utilize the district’s Professional Growth and Evaluation Handbook to guide the development of student learning and growth goals.

Click to Open: Strategies to increase graduation percentages
  • Implement the AVID critical ready components to enrich Common Core State Standards in literacy.
  • Align communication to students and families about what students are expected to learn and reach proficiency.
  • Develop a district attitude through PBIS centered around all students being everyone’s responsibility.
  • Identified at-risk students will meet with a teacher to set an improvement plan for each and receive supports aligned with RTI/EBIS protocols.
  • 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.
  • Structure in-building and cross-building transitions using transition document tools.
  • Use homeroom programs (at all grade levels) to inform students with feedback of their progress towards graduation requirements.
  • Work with the Klamath Promise initiative along with community and parent partnering to increase the graduation rate.
  • 9-12 schools will work with transition coordinators to ensure supports for improving student graduation.
  • Utilize term reporting document (grades and attendance) 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. 

Click to Open: Strategies to increase parent and community partnerships
  • 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.

  • Establish a district-wide community service day in the spring.

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

Click to Ooen: Markers that PLC implementation is effective
  • PLC’s plan for and Core instruction that includes interventions and enrichments unit by unit.

  • Effective teaching strategies are shared among teachers.

  • Common curriculum is taught.

  • Common pacing is followed.

  • Common assessments are used to determine student growth.


 3. Operational Excellence