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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 November 20 - 24, 2017

Klamath Falls City Schools will not be in session the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 20 to 24, 2017. We hope you have a safe holiday week.

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

Added: 11/17/2017 6:21:13 PM

KUHS Landscaping Fundraiser
Buy a Brick / By the Bell

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Check out the Bell Pathway mock-up

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new itemEnjoy the KUHS Remodel Update for Nov 8, 2017!

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

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Athletic Director Announcements:

Great things are happening for KU Athletics!

  • First the boys and girls Cross Country Teams both competed at state this last weekend. The boys finished eighth overall with strong finishes by Ben Blake, 16th place and Brady Montieth 29th place.
  • The girls finished 10th overall with Eliza Blake finishing 20th overall and Nicolette Coffman finishing 36th overall
  • The boys team was honored at the podium with the top men's academic team with a 4.0 GPA.
  • The girls placed 9th academically with a 3.75 GPA.

Great job runners and Coach Coffman!

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This Wednesday Craig Ronne will be signing to play Golf for University of Oregon. The signing will take place in Pel Court at 2:30pm.

The Girls Softball Team are continuing their work on the Conger softball field, please drive by and look at the great improvements!

KUHS Sportsmanship Article

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Check out the new KU Student Magazine!

new link Take a look at the October 2017 KFCS and You Herald and News Issue!

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2017/18 Adopted Budget

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Check out the latest issue of KFCS and You,
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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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