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KFCS Welcomes You to
The 20/21 School Year

We know you have questions and we want to help answer them. Governor Brown has set guideline for returning to the classroom and we must open in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We hope gathering all the information created in one place will help you navigate these changes and make the best decision for your student.

October 26, 2020 Update

newOctober 26,2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

When students are in school for in-person instruction, the attached guidlines will be used to determine whether a student who is not feeling well can stay in school. Please review this carefully. Last week's new Klamath County COVID infection numbers were again low enough (13) to qualify to be the second consequitive week of acceptable numbers for bringing K-3 to school for in-person instruction. If county numbers are again below 21 this week, we will be able to start K-3 on Wednesday, November 4. I will let parents and staff know on Monday, November 2, whether this is possible. Last week's numbers were above 7; therefore last week did not qualify to be the first of there consequitive weeks of qualifying case numbers for grades 4-12. The earliest these grades could be back in school is Wednesday, November 18. 

Sincerely yours,

Paul Hillyer, KFCS Superintendent

Nightmare Invitation


Check out the KU Advanced Media' Commercial!

Event: Nightmare on Monclaire Street
Day/Date: Friday, October 30th
Location: 1300 MonClaire Street, new front of KU parking lot.
Time: Begins at 5:30 to approximately 8pm (maybe longer depending on the crowd)
Information: This is a drive-thru horror show where those who attend stay in their. There will be zombies, clowns (from the movie It), a kid section, assorted famous movie scarry characters, and a car photo-op 
Sponsored by: The event is sponsored by KU's Advanced Media Design Class
segment (on green screen) where photos will be available online at no cost. The event is free but we are asking for donations ($5 a carload). All proceeds go towards the Class of 2021 Celebration. We are also handing out candy which is pre-packaged.


October 20, 2020

Dear Guardians,

Last week's Klamath County's new COVID case numbers were good news and bad news. First the good news: We met the required limit to start the three-week countdown that will allow grades K-3 to have in-person instruction. That means if the new COVID case numbers stay below 21 in Klamath County again for this week and for next week, students in K-3 could be in school the week of November 2. We would start the K-3 students on Wednesday, November 4, and let parents know either on Monday, November 2, or Tuesday, November 3, as to whether or not we can have in-person K-3 instruction starting on Wednesday, November 4.

The bad news is the Klamath County new case numbers last week were still too high to begin the three-week count down for having grades 4-12 back in school school. Now the earliest date for that to happen is the week of November 9. Again we would let parents know as early as possible that week if it will be possible to start in-person instruction on Thursday, November 12.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Paul Hillyer, KFCS Superintendent

 KFCS News Flash Link: Information You Need to Know 10/9/2020


Additional Note:

If you are confused about what it takes to have students be able to be in school for regular in-person learning, here is an explanation:

To start grades K-3 in person we must have 21 or fewer new cases per week for 3 consecutive weeks in Klamath County. We also must have a 5% or less positivity rate on COVID tests in the county for those weeks to qualify. For grades 4-12 to start in person we must have 7 or fewer new cases per week for three consecutive weeks along with a 5% or less positivity rate in the county and the state for those weeks. 

The Klamath County schools have some K-3 in person learning happening two days per week per student since they chose to do this from the start of the school year. It is easier to keep students in school once they are there than it is to qualify to get them in school if they are not currently doing in-person classes. Some of their rural and remote schools have been given an exception from the state to have in-person learning though our county metrics are not favorable.  

We do have some students coming in now for some limited in-person learning for special purposes. This does not replace, however, their comprehensive distance learning instruction.

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Reference Materials

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2020/21 School FAQs

(Preguntas frecuentes sobre la escuela 2020/21)

FAQs for Conprehensive Distance Learning and River Academy

River Academy FAQs

How to Enroll at River Academy

KFCS's Operational Blueprint as submitted to Oregon Dept of Ed

Updated 2020/21 School Year Calendar

(Actualizado Calendario del año escolar 2020/21)

Return to School Metrics

KU Scheduling Update - with Jacque Brandow

The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Welcome Back KU

Meal Service Program Update

Superintendent Hillyer talks about the differences between Comprehensive Distance Learning and the KLC River Academy online program

Nurse Wendy Talks About Mindfulness

Student Chromebook Pickup Schedule

Mobile Device Checkout Agreement   |   Mobile Device Schedule (PDF)

Nurse Wendy Discusses the C.A.R.E Rooms

Elementary Schools Registration Process

Principal Fred Bartel's Reopening Update for Mills
(hacer clic aquí)

Nurse Wendy Speaks About Wearning Face Coverings

Student Basic Information for Canvas

Meet the KFCS Special Services Team for the 2020/21 School Year

newSpecial Education FAQs

Parent Inroduction to Canvas

Roosevelt Update with Principal Joel Sauter

KU Scheduling Update with Vice Principal Jacque Brandow

Conger Reopening With Principal Julie Bainbridge

Principal Brett Lemieux on Ponderosa Reopening

Administrator Gerard Collins Discusses Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Pelican Principal Michelle McCabe Talks About Pelican Elementary Reopening

Free Wifi Spots for Your Students Chromebook and Canvas Classes

COVID-19 Information

Contains the latest Superintendent Messages, Public Announcements, and Resources

Admininstrator Toby Flackus Talks About River Academy Online Option

An Introduction to Comprehensive Distance Learning Using the Canvas Learning Management System

KU Athletic Department Talk About 2020/21 Sports and Schedule

KU Principal Tony Swany Discusses the 2020/21 School Reopening Plan

Nurse Wendy Talks to Students and Parents About COVID-19 and School

Nurse Wendy Talks to Staff About COVID-19 and School Reopening