Good morning all, We have had a bit of an exciting morning! One of our buses did find a pretty big patch of ice this morning and get to a point where it could not get enough traction to move forward-it was stuck. The bus never left the pavement, but did need the assistance of a tow truck. All students made it to school safely with the help of some quick acting parents and Mr. Ted rerouting his bus route. Huge shout outs to Denise and Tony Essner, Julie Heisserer, Kevin Kieffer, and Mr. Bollinger. All came to the aide of our bus and students to make sure kids were off of the bus, take kids to school, helped to salt roads, offered to use tractors, and just worked to make situation safe and the best it can be considering. Just another example of our BIG hearted community! We wanted to let our families know that all involved are safe and share a big thank you!!
Buses are running late. If can take them it would be appreciate it, otherwise they will be there soon
Kelso C-7 WILL BE IN SESSION 2/8 The lunch menu will be pretzel with cheese, garlic noodles, carrot sticks and fruit. Breakfast menu will be cereal and fruit. We look forward to seeing all of our school family back tomorrow. 💙💙
Happy School Counselor Week to our own “Counselor Creech!” Psych examiner, classroom instruction, small group coach, personal sessions-this lady does it all! Our school is so lucky to have one of the best counselors around! Thank you Mrs. Creech for all you do! 💙💙💙
NO SCHOOL MONDAY 2/7/22 We have had a lot ice melt, but our secondary roads continue to be unsafe to transport students. As a result, Kelso C7 will not be in session on Monday, February 7th. We will use a weather day, so there will be no formal alternate learning tomorrow or have to make the day up later. We do encourage our students to continue reading and taking AR tests, logging on to IReady, RocketMath, and other classroom learning resources to continue learning. Parents thank you so much for your understanding. We know that this is tough for working families. We expect the remainder of the roads will melt enough with higher temps tomorrow that school should resume as normal on Tuesday. See you all soon!
No School Friday, February 4, 2022 Kelso C-7 School will not have in person learning on Friday, February 4, 2022, due to continued hazardous conditions. The district will utilize another AMI day. Teachers will be available for office hours to provide help from 8-12 in the morning and 5-6 pm. For class specific instructions, please refer to your child's classroom communication platform. We hope to see all of our students soon! Until then, enjoy a little extra family time!
CORRECTION: No School Thursday, February 3, 2022 Kelso C-7 School will not have in person learning on Thursday, February 3, 2022, due to a strong chance of inclement weather. The district will utilize an AMI day, which will count as a day of learning and will not have to be made up. All students were sent home with learning packets today in preparation of this . All completed work will need to be returned to school the next day of attendance. Completed work will count as as student's attendance for the AMI day. Teachers will be available for office hours to provide help from 8-12 in the morning and 5-6 pm. For class specific instructions, please refer to your child's classroom communication platform. We hope all of our families stay safe, warm, and have a little fun too.
Kelso C-7 will close at 12:30 pm today. The weather is moving in a little more quickly than previously predicted. Please call the office if you need to make alternative arrangements for child. Thank you for your continued help in keeping our school family safe!
Kelso C-7 School: Wednesday Update, 2/2/22 Afterschool Care: Friendly reminder there is NO after school care today due to incoming inclement weather. In the case of inclement weather and a school closure, our teachers are prepared to transition into the district’s AMI plan. Our area is predicated to receive more ice than snow, which could result in loss of power. We wanted to make the off-site learning as easy as possible for families no matter the conditions. All students will be coming home with paper packets for at least two days of learning. There will be no device checkout. Teachers will be available for office hours from 8 am to 12 pm and 5 to 6 pm on days that are closed. This allows our school families to have opportunities for learning support, while allowing our employees to help their own families that are learning as well. Classroom teachers will share more in-depth instructions for learning and communication for each class. Please return all completed work the next day of attendance. Incomplete work will result in the student being marked absent for the AMI days. If school remains open, please send all packets back to school on Thursday. Thanks for all your continued help and support. We hope that all of our families stay warm and safe!
❄️Just a few weather notes for tomorrow❄️ There will be no after school care on Wednesday. There is a possibility of an early dismissal. There is nothing definite at this point, but as we see more accurately the timing of the front coming in, a decision will be made as soon as possible to ensure the safety of our school family. We will be preparing our student for an AMI rollout without students tomorrow in the case of school closures on Thursday and/or Friday. More details will come tomorrow. Until then, stay warm and rest up! We will see everyone tomorrow. 💙
Tuesday Update, 2/1/22 Boil Water Update: We received word that the boil water order was just a primary step taken but never officially ordered and needed for safe drinking water. Those working on the main were able to prevent the boil water order while making the needed repairs. Thank you to our families for sending water bottles and for those of you who offered to send additional bottled water. Again, our school family is always so thoughtful and generous! Wednesday (2/2): There will be no after school care offered due to incoming weather on Wednesday, 2/2/22. PTO will meet tonight! It’s the final meeting before the BIG night – Dinner Auction this Saturday! If you haven’t bought admission, raffle tickets, class basket tickets-its not too late!
We have what’s shaping up to be an exciting week ahead! Thank you to our families for their understanding with the last minute closing of the after school care in the last minute. Water main break: The water is expected to be restored this evening, but our district will be under a boil water order until at least mid-day Wednesday. Please send a water bottle with your child to school tomorrow. The water fountains and bottle fillers will not be accessible. There will be extra bottled water on hand. Beta Club: The field trip will have to be rescheduled again due to staff shortage. We will get it rescheduled ASAP. Its Dinner Auction Week!! We are excited to see all of our community members together to celebrate on Saturday evening. If you have any last minute class basket items or auction items, please send them to school by Wednesday. We are working to make final preparations for the big night. PTO Meeting: The final auction planning meeting before the auction will be Tuesday, 2/1 at 6:30 pm at the school It’s not too late to purchase your admission tickets! Stop by the school or purchase at the door the night of the auction. We are excited to see all of our community this weekend!
NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE 1/31/2022 We apologize but there will be no after school care today. We were just informed the district's water will be shut off within an hour due to a water main break. Students will be rest rooming and filling water bottles prior to the shutoff. The district will also have bottled water available. There is not an estimated time for the water to be restored, without access to water we feel it is best to cancel after school care. Thank you for your understanding.
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Checkout Counselor Creech's most recent update below! There is a ton of good information for our families. Focus on Spring. https://www.smore.com/m4u56
Please send back dinner auction packets tomorrow with your student ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Didn't receive any notifications last week about school dismissals and closures? Here's a couple directions to look for solutions: - If you haven't downloaded the app yet, its not too late! We have transitioned to pushing out all notifications through the apptegy app. Here's the links to download: Android: https://bit.ly/3jpMKoq or iPhone: https://apple.co/38oM7VF - If you have the app, your settings might need to be adjusted. Check out the how-to video to help! https://youtu.be/8P0cJ3icV3s - If you don't have a smart phone, then you probably don't have the app. Call the school (573.545.3357) or email Dr. Burger (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know. We are working on an alterative message method to make sure we can get in touch with our families for time-sensitive events, like a school dismissal or closure.
Kelso C-7 WILL be in session Friday, January 21. Donuts with Dad is rescheduled next Friday, January 28. The temperatures continue to be dangerously cold. Please bundle up at the bus stop and wait for buses to make a complete stop before moving towards buses. This is always important but extremely important now with the chances of black ice, it is crucial to reinforce this. ❄️We will see all of our families back at school tomorrow! ❄️
Rescheduled: Donuts with Dad With the uncertainty of the ice melting today and having to make arrangements with the bakery, we have decided to reschedule Donuts with Dad until next Friday, January 28th. We hope that all of our dad and father-figures can join us then! If your RSVP changes as as a result, please send any changes with your child the next day of school. We look forward to seeing all of our families soon!
2022 Dinner Auction is just around the corner! Pre-Auction Packets went home last week with tickets for admission, class basket raffles, Michael Kors purse raffle, St. Louis Top Golf Getaway Raffle Tickets, and MORE! All items are due back to school January 26th. Want to join the fun? 3 ways to connect: -Call the office at 545.3357 and we would be happy to help you! -Catch any Kelso C-7 Student and they can sell you any of the available tickets! -Raffle Tickets can be purchased online at: https://charityauction.bid/kelsoc7auction See you there!!