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Added: 10/31/2014 5:31:08 AM

Friday October 31st Schools are not in session. Have a safe and fun Halloween. BOO!
Conference Schedule

Elementary Schools:

Tuesday Oct. 28 & Wednesday Oct. 29th students are dismissed at 11:30am. Lunch will be served to all students before dismissal. Conferences are from 12:00pm-8:00pm both days.

There is no school on Thursday Oct. 30th with conferences from 8:00am-4:00pm

There is no school Friday, Oct. 31st


Ponderosa Middle School:


Tuesday October 28th
Conferences begin from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Teacher's Dinner Break 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Conferences resume from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Regular School Day for Students

Wednesday October 29th
Conferences begin from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teacher's Dinner Break 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Conferences resume from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Student are Dismissed at 11:55 am

Thursday October 30th
Conferences begin from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Teacher's Lunch Break 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Conferences resume from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No School for Students

Friday October 31st
No School for Students


Klamath Union High School:

October 29th- Parent conferences from 5-9 p.m. on a drop-in basis. TEACHERS WILL BE IN THEIR CLASSROOMS for more accurate conferences with access to grade books and attendance.

October 30th- 1/2 day, school released at noon. Parent conferences will be from 1-8 p.m. TEACHERS WILL BE IN THEIR CLASSROOMS for more accurate conferences with access to grade books and attendance.. Also, we will be scheduling appointments for parents during this day. Please be aware that teachers might not be available on a drop-in basis due to a scheduled conference with another parent. Teachers will have their conference schedules posted on their doors and you are welcome to come in and see a teacher on a drop in basis if they are free during that time.

October 31st- no school - Staff in-service day

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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