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Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session the week of April 23 - 27, 2018. Click Here for the weekly bell times.

Some great KFCS Happenings in the schools this week:

  • Conger is hosting "Ready! For Kindergarten Night" for all incoming 2018/19 Kindergarteners on the 26th at 5:30 pm. Click here for the details!
  • Pelican's award assembly is on Wednesday, the 25th at 1:00 pm
  • Just a reminder that Pondo's Spring pictures are at 9:00 am on the 26th
  • Many of KU students are traveling. The Orchestra is still in LA through Monday. DECA is still in Atlanta through Wednesday and the Graphics Class is at the Art Institute in Portland. State Solo Music is at Pacific University.

Check out all the KFCS happenings by Clicking Here!

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

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

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2018/19 Budget Process

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Superintendent Announcement:

KFCS has had the good fortune of having nationally recognized speaker and classroom management expert, Randy Sprick, coming to our district to provide training for our staff on Wednesday, May 9. To maximize this opportunity, we will be dismissing school earlier than normal that Wednesday. Dismissal times will be:

  • KU - 12:00 pm
  • KG - Grade 5 - 12:15 pm
  • Ponderosa -- 12:30 pm

A note on after school programs: They will start immediately following dismissal and go to their normal closing time.

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Kindergarten Round Up for the 2018/19 School Year
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm

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Get Ready for Kindergarten:
Prepare your child for school success with FREE classes.
Click Here for all the workshop information in both English and Spanish.


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Check out the new KU Student Magazine!

KU & You Short Videos by KUHS Students

KU & YOU Short  Ice Hawks Hockey February 21, 2018

KU & YOU Short February 20, 2018 Swim Team

KU & YOU Short February 20, 2018 Robotics

KU & YOU Short  Officer Johnson February 15, 2018

Athletic Director Announcements:

Spring News

Sat March 3rd the KU athletic department hosted the girls 4th and 5th grade Future Pelicans Basketball Tournament. Roosevelt took first, Mills second and pelican third. The Girls KU basketball team did a great job of running the tournament. Spring sports began their practices last Monday February 26th The great winter weather we were having changed just in time for all our spring athlete’s to feel right at home  (cold and wet).

Spring sports numbers look good for all sports Track has 101 participants, Baseball 36, Softball 36, Girls Tennis 18, Boys Tennis 10, and Golf 19. We will be looking at success in all spring sports.

KU athletic Department is working hard at developing strong leaders in our athletes we will be sending nine girls to the 2018 Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit  in Portland on March 10th The summit will include workshops on Developing Winning Learners and Leaders. On April 5th and 6th KU will host three workshops by Positive Coaching Alliance. Two of the workshops will be for athletes. 1: Making Teammates Better: Leadership and Positive Initiation. 2: Becoming a Triple Impact Competitor. One workshop will be for coaches. 1: Double Goal Coach, Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons.

Congratulations’ to the following KU athletes for making it to state competition:

  • Wrestling:
    • Tyler Moore  195 weight class
    • Isaiah Franco 120 lb weight class
  • Swimmers:
    • Boys relay team (Ryan Willrett, Jacob McGonigle, Ben Blake, and Matthew Gettman)
    • Alternatives’ (Brady Montieth, Theron Grey, Brandon VanMeter)

Update on our tennis teams for spring - Both men’s and women’s will be wearing new uniforms this season due to a great donation from Ken and Jeanne Landrum and The Nike grant. Men’s tennis has a new head coach, Jason Conaughty and the women’s team will again be coached by Mary Young. Team stand outs should be Courtlyn Lam, Elyse Englestadter, Mya Phelps and Gabby Gregory for the women and Michael Ferns, Michael Gaede, and Gavin Conaughty  for the men. Click here for the tennis team schedules.

Some interesting information from the x-country world - When considering the number of cross country runners relative to the population of the high school Klamath Union placed second in medium sized schools with 7.8 percent in 2017. Historically KU has been at the top in cross country participation for medium sized schools 2014= 9.5%,2013= 8.3%, 2012= 10.1%, 2011= 10.3%, 2008 =9.1%, 2007= 10.3%, 2006= 9.7%. This can only have come about by great coaching. Great job Mr. Coffman for developing and maintaining an exceptional cross country program.

Click Here for KUHS Spring Sports Schedule

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On April 5th and 6th Klamath Union High School Athletic Department will be hosting three workshops put on by Positive Coaching Alliance. PCA is a nationwide organization that is supported by Professional and College coaches and athletes. Two workshops are for KU athletes’ titled Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor and Making Teammates Better. The third workshop is for coaches and is titled Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons. This is the first in a three-year series that will include three workshops per year.  PCA mission is to develop a winning and positive culture in athletics and to teach both coaches and athletes to honor the game in a positive manner.

These workshops will be in the Aux gym at KU:

  • 4:30-5:30 Thursday April 5th Triple-Impact Competitor (Athletes)
  • 5:00-7:00 Thursday April 5th Double Goal Coach (Coaches)
  • 9:00-10:00 Friday April 6th Making Teammates Better (Athlete’s)

Take a Virtual Tour of the KUHS Remodel Progress

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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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  • Continue improving on the AVID implementation rubric.
  • Emphasize a growth mindset..
  • Implement the High Impact Teaching and Learning Strategies (WICOR).
  • Utilize strategies to achieve 90% attendance for all students including positive communication with parents and students.
  • Have instructional teams meet on a regular basis to review students’ scores from tests in order to assess each student’s progress in reading, writing and math. Targeted and accelerated instruction is based on academic data.
  • Provide tutoring and enrichment through after-school programs.
  • Support student learning through summer school programs.
  • Partner throughout the school year with students and parents to set and implement K-8 individual student learning and growth targets.
  • Help 9-12 students partner throughout the school year with parents and counselors to build a 10-year plan that charts their journey through high school and post-secondary education or training into the workforce.
  • Increase the percent of high school graduates from one year to the next.

    • Increase the percent of high school graduates from year to the next.
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  • Focus on 9 th grade on-track to graduate at KUHS.
  • Maintain 6-12 curriculum alignment.
  • Improve in-building and cross-building student transitions.
  • Provide multiple options for credit recovery.
  • Decrease the percent of failures at all grades.
  • Inspire student success through KCC, OIT and SOU Pathway programs.

2. Collaborative Excellence

a. Parent satisfaction is improved as measured by an increase in the percentage who give their children’s schools an A or B grade on conference surveys.

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  • Establish effective systematic two-way communication between parents, community, and schools, through personal calls and staff training.
  • Track effectiveness of communication viasurveys, parent calls and quality checks.
  • Tie careers to learning and establish more school-to-work experiences.
  • Increase and acknowledge community and parent involvement in all schools.
  • Set up multiple opportunities for students to improve Klamath Falls through student service projects at all age levels.
  • Improve the district marketing plan by using innovative ideas and perspectives.

b. Utilize Professional Learning Communities (PLC) effectively by:

Click to Open: Markers that PLC implementation is effective
  • Planning for Core instruction that includes interventions and enrichments for each student in and out of the classroom.
  • Developing effective teaching strategies that are shared among teachers.
  • Creating formative assessments, analyzing student outcomes and making adjustments to instruction based on the results.
  • Training staff on effective PLC work.

3. Operational Excellence

  • Monitor Excellence Indicator progress and use results to drive improvements.
  • Utilize the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) process to drive improvement.
  • Improve the community's knowledge of our schools.

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