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Tech Department Making Our Students Safe
more The KFCS Tech department's Wesley Norton, has developed a panic button called the Norton Notifier. The panic button is slated to begin deployment over Summer 2018. Check out the new security equipment....
KUHS Women Wrestlers
more Written by KU Student Cooper Roberts and Mentor Susan Kramer Klamath Union High School’s wrestling program has welcomed women on the team in recent years and, by the end of the 2017-18 season, the number female wrestlers almost equaled that of mail team members. Hailey Anderson, a junior at Klamath Union, in her first year on the team, placed third at two tournaments. “I felt like my...
Open Enrollment Begins March 1st
more Written by: Cooper Roberts, KU Marketing Intern, and Susan Kramer February 22, 2018, Klamath Falls OR -- Open enrollment for Klamath Falls City Schools (KFCS) opens March 1, 2018 and runs through the end of the month. Open enrollment allows families to choose the schools their students attend without regard to district boundaries. Permission to change schools during the open enrollment period...
KU Offers Media Design Internships
more By Cooper Roberts-Garrard, KUHS Marketing Intern Klamath Falls City School District, in conjunction with Klamath Community College (KCC) and Klamath Union High School Media Design, announce a third term of media-related student internships. Interns work with various companies around the Basin to gain workplace experience in various media specialties. One of the internships helps students develop...
Safety in the KFCS Schools from Dr. Hillyer, Superintendent
more Dear Parents: The tragedy of the latest school shooting in Florida has rocked the nation. Once again, America’s attention is focused on school safety. Student safety is our district’s top priority. KFCS has long had many practices in place to reduce the risk of student harm. This includes locking all but the front entry door at all schools during the school day, asking visitors to...
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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

1. Student Excellence

Increase the percent of students who meet or exceed proficiency targets on each state achievement test and on district proficiency grading systems.

  • 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.

  • Focus on 9th 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 and A or B grade on conference surveys.

  • Establish effective systematic two-way communication between parents, community, and schools, through personal calls and staff training.
  • Track effectiveness of communication via surveys, parent calls and quality checks.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Establishing common lesson pacing.
  • 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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