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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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Week of March 19 through March 23, 2018

Monday, March, 19, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are are open and in session.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session. Early release for all students.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

Friday, March 23, 2018 Klamath Falls City Schools are open and in session.

KFCS schools will be closed next week, March 26 - 30, 2018, for spring break.

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

Open Enrollment for the 2018/19 is from March1 to 31, 2018 - Click Here for Open Enrollment Information

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

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

English Brochure / Spanish Brochure

2018/19 Budget Process

Calendar Added (2/22/18)

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Check out the new KU Student Magazine!

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KU & YOU Short  Ice Hawks Hockey February 21, 2018

KU & YOU Short February 20, 2018 Swim Team

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KU & YOU Short  Officer Johnson February 15, 2018

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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.

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21st Century Community Learning Center Presents Pre-KG, Middle School and High School Summer Academies:

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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:

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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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