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Friday Message February 28, 2020 Coronavirus basics: How is hand washing currently enforced, especially before lunch? Can children be required to wash their hands when arriving at school? It's not enough to say it's their individual choice; this needs to be a community practice to be effective. Note that the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A January 31, 2020 Can you share how much was raised (total) for Boosterthon versus the campaign for the Pride in Fall 2019? If I am understanding all of the recent information shared, almost $120,000 was raised for Boosterthon this year and close to $75,000 was raised... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at KSE Administration
Phase I Completion – July 31, 2019; Sitework & Utility Relocation Phase II Completion – June 8, 2020; Classroom/Administrative/Cafeteria Phase III Completion – July 29, 2020; Demolition of existing school/Front Parking Lot Phase IV Completion – December 1, 2020; Gymnasium/Choral Rooms/Bus Drop-Off Lot Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at KSE Construction Blog
Friday Q & A December 20, 2019 Now let’s talk standardized testing.. any chance we can get rid of those in the coming future? :) From your keyboard clicks to the testing god’s ears! I can tell you that CogAT and IOWA testing will likely not go away because those... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2020 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A January 17, 2020 I was looking at the 2020/21 county calendar and noticed there are no early release dates listed. Is this correct or will they add them in as the school year approaches? Thanks for looking ahead and asking. I spoke with the district and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2020 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A January 10, 2020 How are we discussing cultural and religious tolerance at school with students? In the month of February our counselors do developmentally appropriate lessons on the topic of tolerance and inclusion. Throughout the year they incorporate books into lessons and work to make sure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2020 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A December 13, 2019 This is more of a suggestion, but is there a way to incorporate hand hygiene before or in the lunchroom as we enter cold, flu and strep season? I’ve been sending antibacterial hand wipes in my sons lunchbox but occasionally he buys hot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2020 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A December 6, 2019 Welcome to the positive, proactive Q & A! Clarification: I asked for names and email addresses when submitting questions so that I can reach out individually to parents who are upset or frustrated by school decisions. If a frustration is shared that has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2019 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A November 29, 2019 I hope all of you have had a wonderful week with family and friends. This will be our last edition of Q & A with anonymous submissions. As you read what was submitted for this week, I hope you will respect and understand... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A November 22, 2019 How often does the school conduct active shooter drills? We practice the drills several times per year. We ask teachers to review procedures monthly. How is showing a video on the Panama Canal as the primary lesson source permissible? Shouldn't video and other... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A November 15, 2019 I asked a question last week about choking and it was either reworded or omitted due to a similar question being asked. I don’t feel that my question was answered though. I was asking if the custodians are trained in Heimlich and CPR... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A November 8, 2019 How does the House System work? I visited the school and saw the houses' scoreboards but have no idea how they are accumulated or what happens when a house "wins." Every student and staff member is assigned to a house. Students earn house... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A November 1, 2019 I have a question about the CCRPI score comment from last week. You stated that it showed KSE has "high achieving children but we are not moving them to the next level." I was one of the approximately 30 (yes... 30) parents that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at KSE Administration
Here's What's Happening: Plumbing and Electrical Rough-in on main building Plumbing Rough-in for Kitchen Masonry ongoing on the lower level Continuing Steel Deliveries and Installation Install bar joists, bridging and decking on roof Fire Proofing continues Duct Delivery Install Decking on Upper Level Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at KSE Construction Blog
Friday Q & A October 25, 2019 The no homework policy is still a problem. I have talked with many other parents and we agree that we have no idea what the kids are doing at school. How do you expect parents to support teachers and push students if we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at KSE Administration
Looking ahead: Excavate and Place Footings for the Kitchen Area Finish Grade Building Pad Main Level in Area 1 Continue Steel Erection Continue work on retaining wall Relocate Crane to Northwest Corner of Building Pad Start Masonry Lower Level Install Door Frames Rough in Media Center Underground (Plumbing/Electrical) Grade Road... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at KSE Administration
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Friday Q & A October 18, 2019 What is the policyWho selects students for school activities? Is there a set criterion or guidelines for selecting students for these activities? This goes for all school activities. I would be happy to answer this question, but I need more information. Do you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A October 11, 2019 On last weeks Q&A you addressed a concern that a parent had about a staff member raising their voice at kids on the bus and how embarrassing that would be if the general public saw it. Your response was “When they are being... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at KSE Administration
Friday Q & A October 4, 2019 Thank you to all of the teachers, staff and administrators. You all are doing a great job! Thank YOU. We all hope that our enthusiasm for work is apparent to everyone. Hello again! First of all, thank you for all that you're doing!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at KSE Administration
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Coming Up: Forming the kitchen wall Continue steel erection Install fire main Temporary power set up Start floor decking Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at KSE Construction Blog