KHS Updates and Reminders 3/26/21

March 26th - 2021 
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Kirtland Local Schools
KHS Updates and Reminders

Good morning KHS Students, Parents, and Staff,

Spring Break is finally here and the end of the 3rd Quarter is right around the corner. Parents, as the weather gets nicer and the final quarter of the school year gets underway we need your help with reinforcing expectations with students while at school. Please continue to remind your child(ren) that they need to wear their mask correctly, bring a fully charged laptop and their charging cord to school with them daily, and follow all school rules for everyone's safety and a smooth end of the year.

Parents, if any of your children will be changing their learning modality for the 4th Quarter, please complete this Google Form by Wednesday, April 7th.

Upcoming Events at a Glance: April 2021

03/29/21-04/02/21: Spring Break - No School

04/05/21: First day of school for students after Spring Break

04/01/21-04/30/21: KLSD Mental Health Awareness Month

04/01/21-04/30/21: National Child Abuse Prevention Month

04/09/21: End of the 3rd Quarter

04/12/21: Start of the 4th Quarter

04/12 & 04/13: NAMI Ending the Silence - Families Presentations at 6:00 pm each night

04/13/21: PTA Meeting
 
 04/13/21-04/14/21: 10th Grade ELA -  End of Course State Test

4/14/21: Wear Blue in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month

04/15/21: 6-12 Conferences - Individual families will be contacted if your student requires a group conference.

04/20/21: Biology -  End of Course State Test 

04/21/21: US History / Government -  End of Course State Tests

04/22/21: Earth Day

04/26/21: Board of Education Meeting

04/27/21-04/28/21: Algebra and Geometry -  End of Course State Tests

Information about District Plans & Issue 1

Issue 1, which will appear on the May 4 ballot, will renew our existing 1.10 mill Permanent Improvement (PI) levy and add 0.95 mills while continuing to fund the ongoing repair and maintenance of school district facilities.

The current PI levy was passed 25 years ago and generates the same $250,000 per year as it did when originally passed. Currently, necessary facility improvements and repairs cost up to $350,000 each year, requiring the District to forego or defer maintenance projects every year.

Some examples of challenges that can be addressed with Issue 1 funds:

  • Enhancements to a high school science lab that is poorly laid out, have Bunsen burners without gas, and leaking sinks that are too small for proper use.
     
  • Upgrades to furniture and carpet in the K-3rd grade classrooms to allow for changing educational formats.
     
  • Technology improvements to allow teachers to provide personalized instruction and to prepare students for future digital demands.
     
  • Enhanced surveillance systems and security.

Issue 1 funds would allow the district to address these issues along with other critical items in our capital improvement plan. It would add $2.75/month per $100,000 of your property value.

Our district is very proud to earn the State Auditor’s “Taxpayer Hero” award for fiscal responsibility, but facility needs cannot be addressed through wise fiscal management alone.

Kirtland PTA Fundraiser - Moe’s Taco Kit

Take the night off of cooking and help support the Kirtland PTA! Order your Moe’s taco kit here by April 13 at 8 pm.

KLSD Bright Beginnings Preschool

Bright Beginnings Preschool is now accepting registration for an afternoon session. Please see the attachment for more details.

NAMI Ending the Silence for Families Presentation

The family presentation outlines symptoms of mental health conditions and gives attendees ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may need support. Additionally, this presentation includes personal testimony from a young adult living with a mental health condition and his/her journey to recovery. See the attachment for more information.

Ohio State University Virtual Data Science for Women Summer Camp

The Ohio State University - Translational Data Analytics Institute hosts a free summer camp every year with the goal of inspiring more young women to enter the field of data science and analytics.  The 2021 camp will be 100% virtual and 100% free. This year’s camp will run July 13-16 from 9 am – 12:30 pm daily.  Young women who will be entering grades 8, 9, or 10 in the fall of 2021 are encouraged to apply, though the camp is open to all students interested in attending that will be in grades 8, 9, or 10 next year. Applications are due April 30.  Visit go.osu.edu/datacamp to learn more or to apply to the camp.

KHS Hornet Nation Attachments

Enjoy your Spring Break,

Mr. Scott Amstutz
6-12 Principal
Kirtland Local Schools
Twitter: @MrAmstutz

Mr. Matt Paul
Assistant Principal / AD
Kirtland High School

Mr. David Leone
Assistant Principal 
Kirtland Middle School
Twitter: @MrLeoneKMS

 
 

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