The Katonah-Lewisboro Learning Commitment
In the KLSD, we will strive to create learning experiences for all students that are engaging, relevant, and take place in an active learning environment.
September 16, 2021
Dear IM Families,
We have been enjoying our time with your children this past week! Students seem happy engaging in learning, eating in the cafeteria, and playing outside at recess!
Last week we shared a link to our Be Your Best Elementary Code of Conduct and this week, we are providing you with a link to our Family Handbook, which includes policies, practices, and information about our school. Please click the link to access it on our school website under the Parent tab at the top.
In our handbook, there is information about the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). DASA seeks to provide all students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, taunting, and bullying. If you are aware of an incident or have a concern, please use the DASA Reporting Form also available on our District’s website (https://www.klschools.org/dasa_bullying) and submit the form to us.
Response to Intervention (RtI)
As per our Response to Intervention District Plan, mandated by New York State, students will be assessed in both reading and mathematics three times a year. Beginning next week, Interventionists and teachers will begin to administer our fall benchmarks to students in grades K-5. The benchmarks, or screenings, are administered as a whole group and/or individually, depending on the grade and subject area. The results of the screenings, along with other school data, will be reviewed and discussed to determine eligibility for services. If your child qualifies for services, you will receive a parent communication from your child’s teacher.
Our K-2 Curriculum Night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21 at 7 pm.
Our 3-5 Curriculum Night is scheduled for Monday, September 27 at 7 pm.
Your child’s classroom teacher will send a Zoom link in advance for the live presentation.
Administration, Special Area Teachers, Service Providers, the PTO and SEPTO will be pre-recording videos for you to view at your convenience. The videos will be emailed on Tuesday, September 21.
As a reminder, please call the school attendance line at 763-7150 if your child is absent from school. If your child is absent and no call is made, the school will attempt to contact you. Additionally, please send in a written excuse with your child when he/she returns to school.
Thursday, September 23 Picture Day!
Tuesday, October 5 Superintendent’s Learning Café at 7 p.m.
Friday, October 8 Emergency Dismissal Drill (15 minutes earlier than typical dismissal)
Monday, October 11 School is Closed/Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day
Thank you for your continued partnership, and we hope you can join your child’s teacher live on Curriculum Night!
Kerry Ford & Michael Weschler