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District Announcements

Week of Jan. 20 - 24

Monday, January 20th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. KFCS Schools and offices are closed in remembrance.

Tuesday, January 21st: KFCS Schools and Offices are open and in session

Wednesday, January 22nd: Late start for schools. Offices are open.

Thursday, January 23rd:  KFCS Schools and Offices are open and in session. The last day of semester 1/quarter 2.

Friday, January 24th: KFCS schools are closed for teacher grade preparation.

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School Board Recognition

Superintendent Dr. Paul Hillyer honored the city school district’s school board members during their monthly meeting January 13. Hillyer read Governor Kate Brown’s Proclamation declaring January 2020 “School Board Recognition Month” and celebrated the board members with cake, certificates and words of thanks: “We are very fortunate to have such great board members,” he said. “I am grateful for their generous giving of time and talent to bring success for our students. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.

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School Improvement Act Funds Input Needed

The Oregon Legislature approved additional state funding for K-12 education in their last legislative session. The funds may be used for programs and improvements in the following areas: Creating a well-rounded education for students, providing behavioral supports for schools, reducing class sizes, and/or providing more learning time. If you would like to make a suggestion for the best use of this investment to improve education in the Klamath Falls City Schools, please email your ideas to the superintendent at this email address: hillyerp@kfalls.k12.or.us. You may also call him at 541-883-4700 ext. 1. Thank you in advance for any ideas you wish to share with us to maximize the impact of these funds

Technology Goes Home

KFCS Chromebook

KU soon will have 50 new Chromebooks with free data access available for check-out in the media center. The laptops remove economic barriers so that all students have the opportunity to conduct research, access educational resources and complete assignments at school and at home. Read the full story here.


 

 NewODE Annual Notice and Opt-Out forms for State-wide testing are now available. 

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PRESS Announcements:

Congratulations to KU’s 43 Science & Math Academy Members

All members were officially inducted on November 21. Academy teacher and advisor, Lana Crumine, spoke about upcoming Academy opportunities, including job-related internship placements and workplace tours of Portland’s National Primate Research Center and Seattle’s Boeing facility. Crumine noted the students’ 3.76 average GPA, calling them “among the best and brightest in the Basin.”

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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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