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Superintendent Newsletter
The Klamath Falls City School District is an online newsletter to keep community members updated on critical district initiatives. If you would like to be in the know about KFCS' direction and their planned actions and priorities, let Superintendent Hillyer know by emailing him by clicking here. He will add you on his listserve so you receive important updates. The current newsletter is always on the district's main page. All past issues are located here.

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District Announcements

Week of January 15 - 19, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session. Early release for all students.

Tuesday, January 18, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Friday, January 19, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Week of January 22 - 26, 2018 is the last week of the first semester. Friday, January 26, 2018 is teacher grade preparation day and there are no classes.

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

Added: 1/13/2018 8:02:00 PM

Nursing Department Announcement:

On January 16th, 17th and 19th, 2018, the OHSU Nursing Students will be assisting the Klamath Falls City School Nurses with health assessments for students with asthma. The assessment includes a brief questionnaire regarding your child’s asthma, an assessment of the child’s respiratory condition, and individual teaching regarding your child’s asthma. If you DO NOT wish to have your child participate in the assessment with nursing students, please sign and return the "OPT OUT" form to the school secretary by January 15, 2018. "OPT OUT" permission forms are available at your child's school. Thank you.

January 16th - Ponderosa and Roosevelt
January 17th - KU and Conger Elementary
January 19- Pelican and Mills Elementary

Los días 16, 17 y 19 de enero de 2018, los estudiantes de enfermería de OHSU ayudarán a las enfermeras de Klamath Falls City School con evaluaciones de salud para estudiantes con asma. La evaluación incluye un breve cuestionario sobre el asma de su hijo, una evaluación de la condición respiratoria del niño y una enseñanza individual sobre el asma de su hijo. Si NO desea que su hijo participe en la evaluación con estudiantes de enfermería, firme y devuelva este formulario a la secretaria de la escuela antes del 15 de enero de 2018. Gracias.

KUHS Landscaping Fundraiser
Buy a Brick / By the Bell

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Check out the Bell Pathway mock-up

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Enjoy the KUHS Remodel Update for Jan. 16, 2018!

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Take a look at the December 2017 KFCS and You Herald and News Issue!

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

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Athletic Director Announcements:

KU Basketball season is in full swing, and league play will begin Tuesday Jan 9th with KU playing at Mazama High School, come out and support the Pelicans. Our first home game will be against Henley on Pel court Friday January 12th.

A reminder to all those future Pelicans, remember to wear your Future Pelican shirt and get into all KU home games. Additionally Jan 16th will be Mills and Conger Elementary night. January 26 will be Roosevelt and Pelican Elementary night. Students from those schools on those nights will get a free bag of popcorn, remember to wear your Future Pelican shirts.

Klamath Union High School will be hosting the Skyline Conference Dual wrestling meet on Wednesday January 10th. This meet will include all schools in the Skyline Conference. Come out and support KU wrestling

Check out the Winter Sports Schedule

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Check out the new KU Student Magazine!


2017/18 Adopted Budget

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Check out the latest issue of KFCS and You,
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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.
  • Continue improving on the AVID implementation rubric.
  • Emphasize a growth mindset.
  • 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 students who meet or exceed proficiency targets on each state achievement test and district proficiency grading systems.
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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:

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  • 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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