100% Graduation is the Expectation!

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Summer 2020

KFCS Schools are not in session for the summer and offices are following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Click Here for the IYS summer Lunch Program or Click Here for the STRIVE Summer Program.

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Budget Meeting Notice and IYS Summer Lunch Program

Click here for the June 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm Budget Meeting Notice and preregister for the meeting at this Zoom Meeting link.


 

IYS Summer Lunch

CLICK HERE for the Summer Lunch Program Pick Up Sites, Days and Times

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Klamath Falls City Schools Latest News:

Distance learning unleashes creativity

To reach students during the at-home learning necessitated by closures to due COVID-19, teachers and staff got creative! Read about virtual violin lessons here. Read about a virtual school tour here. Read about take-home math games here.

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Please Join "A Round of Applause!"

Kayla McPherson

 

Music teacher Kayla McPherson invites everyone to join her in a round of applause (from your doorstep), Mondays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m., beginning Monday 4/6! Hear her plan on this video clip and check out her new Facebook page Klamath Kidz for Music!

 

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March is Music in Our Schools Month

The city schools celebrate the value of music year-round, especially in March -- recognized as "Music in Our Schools Month." Read more about it!

Music in Our Schools

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School Press Releases

Conger Elementary

Camp Conger Literacy Day
more Join us for a virtual literacy event! We will be posting videos of teachers reading some of their favorite stories and sending home fun materials....

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Mills Elementary

Mills teacher sews masks for essential workers
more With the Klamath chapter of Project Linus, which makes blankets for children in need, Mills teacher Libby Kerns has been sewing face masks to protect...

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Pelican Elementary

Starbase Science
more Mrs. Dahm's fifth-graders enjoy day 1 of a 5-day STEM program at Kingsley Field's Starbase classroom. Read the story here....

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Roosevelt Elementary

The Kiwi Kids are Battle of the Books champions
more Congratulations to Hallie Kautzman, Seattle Trejo, Zoe Bitzer and Kenzi Freid, who won Roosevelt's Battle of the Books competition Feburary 27....

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Ponderosa Middle School

Pondo is penny wise
more Ponderosa students know all about money management thanks to an interactive workshop sponsored by Junior Achievement. Read the story here....

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Klamath Union High School

New Cell Phone and Headphone Rules at KU
more Beginning Semester 2 (January 27), KUHS will enforce new Cell Phone and Headphone Rules in classrooms. Phone and headphone usage will no longer be...

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MISSION, VISION and AIMS

MISSION: 100% Graduation is Our Expectation

VISION: Dedicated to helping all students do their best work and become their best selves

AIMS: Student, Collaborative, and Operational Excellence

AIM 1 - All Students Do Their Best Work

Goal #1: Shared Leadership—By June 2019, a majority of students, staff and parents will have opportunities to exercise leadership in each school as measured by teachers documenting at least three ways students exercised leadership during the school year in their classrooms; and principals documenting at least six total ways that students, staff and parents exercised leadership in their schools.

  • Students will be given leadership roles in the classrooms, building and district.
  • Students will give input on activities and events.
  • Staff will be given leadership roles based on strengths and interests within buildings and across the district.
  • Administrators will seek input when developing goals.
  • Representative community members will be given building leadership roles.
  • Representative community members will provide input when developing goals and initiatives.

Goal #2: Student Empowerment—On the end of the school year surveys, a majority of teachers, parents and students will indicate students have done their best work.

  • Student goal-setting will occur K-12.
  • Teachers will seek student input on the learning process and use this input to adjust instructional strategies.
  • Principals will use student feedback to improve all aspects of the school.
  • At the end of each quarter, as part of the goal-setting monitoring, each student will assess their work and effort and share this assessment with parents and guardians on report card.

Goal #3: Effective Multi-Tiered Instruction—By June 2019, all KFCS schools will earn a proficient score on a five-point scale as determined by building Professional Learning Communities using multiple data sources to evaluate the schools’ tiered supports.

  • Tier I—Effective core instruction including WICOR strategies and K-12 AVID implementation improvement by meeting AVID certification standards.
  • Tier II/III—Response to interventions
  • Tier I-III
    • Differentiation for all achievement levels
    • Scaffolding
    • Effective use of data
    • Evidence-based curriculum
    • Fidelity to core instruction
    • Fidelity to intervention programs

AIM 2 - All Students Become Their Best Selves

Goal #1: Teach Explicit Behavior Skills—End of the year behavioral referral data will show a decrease in the percent of students receiving office referrals compared to the end of prior year.

  • Staff across the district will be trained in the Champs Behavioral Model
  • Trained teachers will use the Anita Archer Explicit Instruction Technique
  • Schools will continue to use PBIS and to regularly review behavior data
  • See strategy 4 under Aim 1, Goal 2

Goal #2: Service Learning: By June 2020, 100% of KFCS homeroom classes will participate in at least one service-learning project.

  • All students will participate in Give Back Day
  • District sub-committees will put together a service learning plan for 2019-2020 implementation by students

Goal #3: Respectful Caring Relationships—Student and staff spring surveys will show an improvement in the percentage who indicate they have caring relationships compared to the percentage in the prior survey.

  • All sites will implement plans to increase the percentage of faithful attenders compared to the prior year
  • KU staff will work with 9th graders to improve the percentage who, at the end-of-the-year, are on track to graduate compared to the percentage the prior year
  • Students and staff will work together to successfully decrease the number of students with failures on their report cards compared to the prior year
  • Staff and students will promote greater attendance at extracurricular events
  • Schools will regularly celebrate successes with students, staff, parents and community

Goal #4: Healthy Lifestyles—Students and staff will develop healthier lifestyles as measured by maintaining or improving their scores on the Blue Zones school certification rubric.

  • As contained in the Blue Zones certification booklet

AIM 3 - Operational Excellence

Goal #1: Improve Operational Effectiveness and Efficiencies—By July 2019, all district departments will identify their key four to ten processes and flow chart these processes.

  • Each department will meet to discuss and identify their key processes.
  • The processes most critical to department success will be determined and flow charted.
  • Flow charts will be sent to their supervisor for approval before submitting to the superintendent.

Goal #2: Improve Customer Satisfaction—By May 2019, a customer service survey will be sent to all staff and the results will be used to create PDSA plans for the next school year.

  • Each department will create a short customer service survey.
  • In spring, the surveys will be administered to appropriate staff members.
  • During summer of 2019, survey results will be reviewed by all departments and the results will be used to create PDSA plans of improvement.
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