The Kelso C-7 Board of Education for their regular monthly meeting tonight at 6:00 pm.
Inclement Weather Wednesday 4/13 Looking ahead to tomorrow we are in an elevated risk for inclement weather. To ensure all of our families make it home safely there will be no afterschool care tomorrow (4/13) or after school activities, i.e. after school detentions. In the case of hard rain during dismissal, we will revert back to a single car line dismissal, not walking kids through the parking lot but walking them out a couple families at a time as cars pull up. If the area is under a tornado warning at the time of dismissal, we will not dismiss students at 3:10. We will hold all in the storm shelters at the far into the building. If you find yourself in the parking lot at the time of a tornado warning come to the far door for shelter inside the building. We pray all the preparation is for nothing, but in the case of an event, we want to ensure we do all we can for the safety of our school family. Stay safe all!
This semester we are taking time to "spotlight" our amazing group of faculty and staff! I am a little bit behind, so we will be sharing a couple of our fantastic employees per week. Up this week: Mrs. Michaella Gantz To help share the spotlight on them, feel free to share a favorite memory, thought, or just a shout-out to them in the social media comments. Thank you Mrs. Gantz for all you do to help our students learn and grow!
This semester we are taking time to "spotlight" our amazing group of faculty and staff! I am a little bit behind, so we will be sharing a couple of our fantastic employees per week. Up this week: Mrs. Jaime Burger To help share the spotlight on them, feel free to share a favorite memory, thought, or just a shout-out to them in the social media comments. Thank you Mrs. Burger for all you do to help our students learn and grow!
SPRING PICTURES Get ready to say cheese! Tomorrow is spring picture day! Cheekwood will be at Kelso C-7 to take individual pictures, girls' basketball, and class pictures first thing in the morning!
Good morning Kelso C7 family. There is no school today. We have essential parts of the building with no power that need repair. There is no AMI. We will make this day up at the end of the year. Thanks for your understanding.
Weather Update: We will dismiss at 1:30 pm today. We believe that this will allow of our families to make it home safety. This does include no After School Care today. If you feel that picking your child up before the that time, please know we understand. If there is a change of after school arrangements, please call the office immediately. We are glad to help. Thanks for understanding as we work to keep our school family safe.
Today is the day!!! The dirt crews are on site ready to start phase II!!
Drum roll please....Book Fair sales have been tallied.... Total Sales $3,149.97 Scholastic Dollars (Profit) $1,197.42 AMAZING! All profits go directly back into the school library and books throughout the school. Thank you all who supported the book fair!! We are so grateful for each of you! Coming soon....Coin war winner and totals!
Menu Change There will be a menu change today for lunch. Hotdogs, Caesar salad, corn, and fruit will be served. We look forward to celebrating and wrapping up our literacy week with pajama day today! We will see everybody in a little bit.
School Carnival is tonight!! 5-7 pm at the District Food, games, book fair, and prizes!! It is all the makings of a family night of fun and celebrating Literacy Week! We hope to see you there!
Kelso C-7 Families, This morning we received a phone call from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, asking us to bring all students inside the building for preventative measures. There was an incident unfolding in the area, and for the protection of our children, we were asked to bring all students inside until further notice. This incident did not involve any of our students or families, and we were provided this information so that we could keep students safe during this time. We did have students outside at recess, so we quickly brought them in with the help of several of our staff. We placed the school on a soft lockdown, with all outside doors locked and closed and students remaining inside the building. Students were allowed to continue on with their regular day, and were not confined to their classrooms. About 30 minutes later, the Sheriff’s Department called back to tell us that we could resume our day as normal. We lifted the soft lockdown and students were allowed to go outside. As always, we are thankful for the preventative measures and quick thinking of our local authorities, as well as our staff. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Literacy Week 2022 February 28th - March 4th During the last day of February and the first week of March, Kelso C-7 will be celebrating books and reading! During this week we will be doing special activities that focus on literature. Below is a schedule of each day’s theme.
Blood Drive this Sunday @ St. Lawrence Catholic Church Join in this Sunday to help fight the most extreme shortage of blood supply in over a decade! The District's blood drive was canceled last week due to a power outage, but here's another local chance to help. Sunday, 2/27/22 - 9 am - 1 pm at St. Lawrence Church The link to reserve your time is below. Thanks in advance for your help! https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time
IN SESSION 2/25/22 Kelso C-7 will be in session today with buses on snow routes. As always, please give buses time to come to a complete stop before walking towards or in front of. Please send back all homework completed to count for yesterdays AMI attendance. See you all soon!
SNOW ROUTES 2/25/22 Good evening all. Our school routes are semi-clear as of this afternoon. We are implementing snow routes for tomorrow morning. Our buses will not be traveling on the following roads: County Road 211, 213, 214, 216, 227, and 244, Leroy Drive, Cherry Street, Arlington. We will also not be traveling into the Kelso subdivision. Teds Bus will travel up Highway A to the normal turnaround point, back Highway A and around to 61, down Highway 212, back to the highway and south on 61, Highway A, pass school, and out to 241 and back to return to school. Randy's Bus will run to 61, through old PP, up and down Messmer, down 61 to return to school. What does my family do if I live on one of the untraveled roads? Please meet the buses at the end of the roads we are traveling. For example, if your family lives on Arlington Street, please meet the bus at the end of it where it meets Messmer. The subdivision would meet the bus at the end of Wisteria or Azalea Street. Essner's Custom Butchering has also agreed to be a pick up spot, if your family would like to meet the bus there. I will be driving the routes again in the morning. I must stress the need for a childcare plan for your family just in case. There is a strong chance of refreezing and even more additional precipitation since I have driven the roads. In that case, we will transition to an AMI day. I hope to have my decision made no later than 6 am. Thanks for all of your help and understanding through our many weather days, Dr. Burger
Clarification: There will be NO in person learning tomorrow. Just AMI packets/learning. Sorry for any confusion.
NO SCHOOL THURSDAY, 2/24 + AMI DAY There will be in person learning on Thursday, 2/24/22 due to icy roads conditions. The District utilize an AMI day (alternative methods of instruction/virtual learning). Students were sent home with learning packets today to utilize in the case of a closure. Please refer to your child's classroom learning platform for more specifics. Each teacher will have office hours from 8 am - 12 pm and 5 -6 pm in the case your child needs additional support. We are glad to help. All work will be due the first day back of student attendance. Incomplete work will result as an unexcused absence for that class period. Best wishes to all of our school family to stay safe and warm through this weather event.
Dear Kelso C-7 Family, Our team is prepared for inclement weather that would force us to close school and transition to AMI/virtual learning. We want this be as easy as possible. We have prepared paper packets for our students and will offer office hours for support and questions. Paper packets have gone home with your child today in the case of a school closure for the following two days. IF there is a school closure, messages will be communicated via the district Facebook page, school app, and KFVS12 television station. More specific class related instructions will be delivered by means of your child’s classroom learning platform. In the case of school being in session, please return the AMI/learning packet back to school with your child. I want to stress that your child’s attendance is based on their completion of the assigned work. Any incomplete work will result as an unexcused absence for that hour. As always, if you have any questions or we can help, please let us know. We are here to help. Sincerely, Kimberly Burger, Superintendent
EARLY DISMISSAL: Kelso C-7 will dismiss at 1 pm today to get ahead of the inclement weather moving in. Buses will run the usual routes. If your family needs to make transportation changes, please call the office or let your child's teacher know. Thank you for your help in keeping C-7 safe.