The monthly meeting of the Kelso C-7 Board of Education will be tonight at 6:00 pm in the District Library. All are invited and welcome to attend.
Breakfast Changes As we are growing, we are adapting in many areas of our district. The most recent area is breakfast. The District will be having a dry breakfast moving forward, This will mean students receive cereal, granola bars, muffins, cheese sticks, paired with a fruit. The meals will still meet the nutritional requirements. The benefit for our families is that students will no longer have to sign up the night before. We appreciate the understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Friendly reminder : School Picture Day is tomorrow. Cheekwood will be at school to take individual, class,and volleyball pictures. Please send order forms complete with payment with your child. Volleyball players will need their uniforms to change into.
Don’t Boo Hoo with the flu, get a flu shot at school! Scott County Health Department will be in Kelso C-7 Multipurpose room on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 9am-11am. Open to the surrounding community! Kids Flu vaccine will be $15.00 Adults flu vaccine will be $25.00 Medicare free Look for permission forms to be sent home with students on October 14th Please sign and return with payment by October 18, 2022. Contact Nurse Stacy with questions 573-545-3357
Red Ribbon Week is just around the corner - October 17-21! Checkout this year's dress up themes.
Change of Dates and Plans Having our families and community members be a part of the education process is such an important piece of Kelso C-7 School. As our enrollment has increased over the past couple years, we have been forced to rethink how we host some of our community events to maximize our time with our visitors and the space we have to make it the best experience possible. With that in mind, the school carnival has been rescheduled until January 19, 2023 - when the new gym and addition is complete. We will have more space AND visitors will get to be a part of one of the first events in the new gym. KISS and Muffins in May has been revised as well. The district will be hosting a Lunch Bunch on April 6th in place of the two events. Students can invite up to two guests to have lunch with them. More details will be distributed closer to time. We appreciate your understanding in the change of plans. Its truly an exciting time to be a Falcon.
Dear Kelso C-7 Families, District administrators were alerted late this evening of a student threat of school violence. The statement was allegedly made two weeks ago. The Scott County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating the situation and will be onsite tomorrow morning for security purposes. Until the investigation is complete, the student that made the alleged threat will be not be on campus. I am proud of our students and families that came to us out of concern for our students. Safety is a team effort and always our number one priority. We have the most precious commodities in our building that have been entrusted to us. It is a job that we take very seriously. As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to us at school. Also, please know that this is sensitive and we cannot divulge some pieces of information due to privacy. We are here to listen and help how we can. Thank you Kelso C-7 Family, Dr. Kim Burger
Last night we had the privilege to honor another amazing set of Falcons at 8th grade night. We are so proud of these kiddos and can't wait to see what's ahead of them in their bright future. 💙🏐🏐💙
Telephones have been restored. Thanks for your help during our outage.
PHONE OUTAGE Continues The district is still experiencing some phone problems with our primary phone line. Ways to get in touch: *Temporarily we can use the FAX line for calls, 545-4356. We can take calls, but not transfer to other lines. *Email or classroom messaging: Our internet is still up and running to receive internet based communications. Office emails can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
🔵No School Tomorrow 9/30 🔵 There is no school tomorrow for our students , but our teachers will be taking some time to work and learn while students are away. 🪧It's also the end of the month. Which means we will be rolling out Student of the Month next week. If there are any signs still out, please send them back to school next week so we can recognize another group of awesome students! Thank you! Have an awesome long weekend!
PHONE OUTAGE The district is currently experiencing some phone problems with our primary phone line. Ways to get in touch: *Temporarily we can use the FAX line for calls, 545-4356. We can take calls, but not transfer to other lines. *Email or classroom messaging: Our internet is still up and running to receive internet based communications. Office emails can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The buses may be running a few minutes behind. We had to reroute some due to bus issues. Thank you for understanding.
Excitement doesn't even begin to explain the past couple weeks of construction progress!!! Drywall, tile, ceiling grid, paint, stone on the exterior, and now basketball goals!! It is really taking shape and our excitement continues to grow! Just as our excitement grows, so does our gratitude for our community that is so supportive to clear paths for our school, employees, and students. Thank you!!!
We are hiring! Kelso C-7 has an immediate opening for a full time custodian. The hours would be afternoon until evening, with some flexibility,. Board of Education paid health and life insurance is offered to all full time employees. Interested? Please call the office for more information or complete the online application for noncertified employees. Know someone that might be interested? Please help us spread the word, by liking, sharing, and tagging people on the social media post. Thank you all for helping us find our new teammate!
The volleyball game tonight has been canceled. 4/19/22
Substitutes are needed! Good afternoon Kelso C7 family. We are always looking for a little extra help. Substitute teachers must hold a Missouri substitutes certificate. If you do not currently have one but are interested please call the office and we can help guide you in the right direction We are in the immediate need of substitute food service and custodians. If you are interested, please call the office and we can help get the process started. Thanks in advance for any help to find new teammates!
Grandparents' Day 2022 One of our favorite days of the year is just hours away-Grandparents' Day! Time with our loved ones, cookies, and book fair-it's going to be an amazing day!! This year we did have to rearrange the schedules to accommodate the HUGE turnout of loved ones. What a great dilemma to have! Notes were sent home with students with information about each family's assigned time to visit. If you have not received your family's note, please contact your child's teacher. We know that goodbyes and even, see-you-laters are hard. We ask that students return to class after the festivities so that we can finish our instructional week. Thank you to all who helped to plan Grandparents' Day, the Grandparents who are planning to visit us, and as always, our school family for their continued support!
Hey all Falcon Fans! We loved the crowds and support in our volleyball season opener. We need a little bit of help from our families for tonight's Game. We need someone to fill the following positions: Door Entrance, Concession Stand, Line judges for each game, clean up crew. If you can work any of these, please respond to the social media post, email email@example.com, or call the main office. Thank you in advance for your help! As we have grown, the spirit has too. With growth comes a few changes to accommodate our growth and keep the best Falcon environment possible. 1. Students are asked to find a seat and stay in their seat until a set is done, timeout, or end of a game. Concession stands and other movement should wait until there is a timeout, in between sets, or in between games. The additional movement around the courts during the game is a distraction for both teams. In the spirit of sportsmanship, this movement throughout a game around the court is prohibited. 2. Student Athletes can sit on the stairs to cheer their team on until it is their turn to play. This is not required, but it is a great place for Falcons to cheer on their teams together. Students must be seated on the stairs though and not congregating around the walkways to the concession stands and restrooms. All other kids are asked to sit on the bleacher side of the gym. 3. The areas next to the bleachers are great places for littles to hangout and play. However, under the bleachers is not allowed. It is a safety hazard for students to be under the bleacher. We appreciate your help and understanding as we grow, but also working to protect Kelso C-7's tradition of strong sportsmanship. Thank you, Dr. Kim Burger
A Few Updates a Week In… We are a week into another fantastic school year! It is so good to have students back in the building! Our enrollment has increased to 192 students?!?! That is an increase of 25 students! With that increase we have made some tweaks here and there to ensure we are always doing our best to be safe and to be the most productive we can with the time we have with our students. Here’s just a few changes, but also, some reminders as well. New and changes are tough. We have experienced some hiccups and minor setbacks with our new student information system. We are very grateful for your patience and understanding. If you are having any difficulties, please let us know. We are glad to help or help find an answer for you. Morning Car Rider Line: Students are to be dropped off at the front door. Mrs. Lands and/or Nurse Rongey will usually be available to greet and help our students in the morning. If your child has to be unbuckled, needs another hug, or you plan to walk them to the door, please park in one of the available spaces and walk them to the front door. Unless you need to talk to someone in the office, we do ask that parents not come into the building first thing. It makes it easier for your kiddos to get into this routine. PM Car Rider Line: To accommodate the growth, our afternoon car rider line is making a small change. The exterior of the parking lot will stay the same. We will also continue to direct overflow traffic to the middle lane; however, we will be utilizing two lanes in the middle row now. If you are directed to the middle row and are the first person, please line up and park giving space for another row of traffic in the middle lane. We also ask that if you are in the middle row, not to call out to your child to cut across the line. In order to keep our students safe and ensure all get where they need to, students will follow the line to the appropriate vehicle. After School Care: After the Texas school tragedy this spring, we were tragically reminded of the importance of one unsecure door. All doors will be secure, even during after school hours. We also want our students to be able to play outside and our families not to have to walk around the construction site. The game plan is for that if students are not in the multipurpose room, a note will be placed on the exterior of the MP doorsl letting parents know where they are located. If they are on the playground, please come to the main door to be buzzed in by an administrator after school. If they are located in the Team Room 2, there will be note stating so, and families can go to the farthest door (opposite of the main entrance) to be let in by one of the after school care supervisors. They will be located within sight and sound of your family coming to the door. We appreciate your understanding to work through these scenarios in order to keep our students safe. Lunch/Breakfast: If you are like me, you got spoiled not having to worry about lunch/breakfast money during COVID’s free meals. The National Food and Nutrition Service Policy sets the charge limit at $10. We know this can easily happen, but we do ask our families to work to keep our district within compliance. One of the features of the new student information system is the ability to send email reminders of balances. When we see your family’s balances at or approaching the amount, we will be sending reminders to add money to your child’s account. If you have not provided a good email address yet, please do so. This is another feature that allows us to be more efficient for our school family. Lunch/Breakfast Payments: With the switch to Teacher Ease, the District no longer uses Chalkable. If you have made a payment using the Chalkable App this school year, please email me or call the main office please. Moving forward, please either make payments on the Teacher Ease app or send a payment to school with your kiddo. If there is anything we can help your family with as we transition back to school, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help your family have the best year yet! Sincerely, Dr. Kim Burger