A Message from the Principal
Good evening KMS Families,
Happy Spring! I hope this message finds you well and looking forward to the change in Season that occurred over the weekend. I had the opportunity to participate in Bridge Week activities yesterday, at one of our feeder pattern Elementary schools, and the energy the students brought around being back on campus was both uplifting and helped to further my excitement about our Colts return to campus in a few weeks. We are still working on the specifics around what that return looks like, but know we will communicate out our plans as soon as they are finalized.
I expect a survey to go out to all families very soon, regarding your intent for your student to return to campus for in-person learning. This is a very important communication tool that is needed to inform us of your family’s plan, so our team can safely develop the logistics of students returning to campus. Please be checking your email regularly for this survey and fill it out and return it by the date listed. As you can imagine, there are many moving parts to figure out and I would like to minimize the guessing or surprises, when possible.
In closing this week, please know that whether you are planning to send your student to KMS for in-person learning, or planning to keep your student in the online environment, our focus will remain on educating all of our students. We will continue to strengthen the relationship we have built in online learning, and use those to support students as they learn and grow this Spring.
I wish you all a wonderful rest of the week.
Photo Theme of the Week
Each week we will have a new theme/topic for yearbook photo submissions.
This is a fun way to fill our 2020-21 KMS Yearbook with memorable photos of our students!
» This week’s theme: WHAT ARE YOU READING?
This week’s theme of the week is "What Are You Reading?" Send in a picture of your favorite read or what you are currently reading! It can be a photo of YOU reading, or just the book itself!
» Also, it’s not too late to send in a photo for last week to show off your mask fashion!
» Use the Dropbox link below to submit your photos:
(this link is also accessible on the KMS Schoology page)
Art Class Fees
Art Class fees for 2nd Semester are now on your student’s TouchBase account. Please log into your TouchBase account to pay this fee.
· These fees are for 7th/8th grade Art classes ONLY.
For: 7th/8th Ceramics & Draw/Paint
· There are NO Art Class Fees for 6th grade Art.
· Please select the fee item (which will be labeled with your student’s art class course name), and use the TouchBase online tool to pay with your credit/debit card.
Attendance News - KMS students have been exceptionally responsible in letting teachers know of upcoming absences, however, we do still need to hear from a parent/guardian. Students cannot excuse themselves from class.
If your student will be late, absent, or need to leave class early, please be sure to contact the attendance office.
What should you do if your child was late to class, left early or was absent the entire day:
Please contact the school to report the reason your student misses any scheduled class periods or if they participated in asynchronously.
To report absences:
CALL 425-408-6410 (24-hour attendance line) or
All absences must be excused by parent/guardian within 72 hours (State Law RCW 28A225).
What to do if your child was marked absent in error: Contact your child’s teacher directly via email.
Thank you for ensuring your child attends school each day. Please feel free to contact me with questions –
Monica Twitchell, Attendance/Library Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It’s REGISTRATION TIME….for information on high school and middle school registration, see below. :)
OPPORTUNITY FOR FUNDS TO SUPPORT YOUR STUDENT
RETURNING TO SCHOOL:
With school starting back in-person in a hybrid model, we have funds to support students’ school related needs.
If you need help purchasing anything for your student, please complete the Google form below. Some examples may include backpacks, binders, paper, pencils, headphones, chairs, desks, etc. Data collected will be kept confidential.
Attention 6th & 7th grade parents: if you have any questions regarding your student’s registration, please contact your student’s counselor.
- Students with last names starting with A-G: Mr. Sauer
- Students with last names starting with H-N: Ms. Warme Stead (email@example.com)
- Students with last names starting with O-Z: Ms. Bettelyoun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ATTENTION 6th and 7th graders!!!!!
Registration for KMS was due last Friday.
Currently we have many students with registration issues.
If your students’ registration was missing, incomplete, or has an issue with it, their counselor will email them on Thursday morning.
So, please have them check their email and FIX their registration ASAP.
Here is the KMS Counselor Registration website link for lots of great resources to help your student:
If your student missed the presentation, please have them see the information above. They can also reach out to their counselor.
2021 Algebra Readiness
The Northshore School District is beginning the process of screening students for Algebra Readiness. As in past years, students included in the screenings are 5th grade students that are identified as highly capable in math, and 6th and 7th grade students enrolled in Math 6 or 7.
This year, due to the shift to remote learning, we will be utilizing a file review by a committee of district staff and teachers to screen for Algebra Readiness. This committee will review compiled data including previous Smarter Balanced testing, student math grades, i-Ready results, and any additional relevant academic data.
Parents will be notified of the results of the file review prior to Spring Break regardless of results and notified of next steps and options for math placement.
SAVE THE DATE:
There will be a parent help session for 6th and 7th grade students on March 10 from 6:30 - 7:30. More details to come. (There will be information in English and Spanish.)
KMS school counselors will be presenting registration information during your student’s SCIENCE CLASS on March 1st and 2
PTSA Important News & Dates
3/24/2021: TONIGHT! General PTSA Meeting 7 PM Meeting ID: 833 6519 2647 no password needed
Spring Spirit Wear sale coming soon!
Stay Connected with KMS PTSA by checking our website and following us on Facebook!