News and Resources for School Closure and Coronavirus
The updated schedule is available here: http://klcs.org/educational-continuity-programming/
School Closure FAQ
If it appears schools will not reopen this school year, we will schedule a day or days when parents and students can retrieve items from school and PE lockers. Safety will be a major concern so any plan would have to include a screening for visitors and other safety measures that you are all familiar with by now (social distancing, masks, etc.). Until then, if you feel it is urgent that you visit your child's locker, please reach out to your counselors, who can arrange an individual visit to the school. They will share a set of rules and a screening that all visitors must follow in order to come on campus.
What will happen with culmination, 8th Grade Activities, Yearbooks, Awards, Grad Night, Certificates?
All large gatherings have been canceled, so there will be no traditional culmination ceremony this year. We are looking into alternative ways to celebrate the class of 2020. They earned it. Culmination certificates will be distributed at a later date.
We will also be distributing yearbooks at some point. Our yearbook sponsor is working with the publishing company to put together the best book possible. You can upload pictures to yearbookforever.com, or email our sponsor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Eighth grade activities have been canceled. Universal Studios has left open the possibility of grad night being rescheduled, but that would depend on how things develop with the virus.
We are looking into alternative ways of celebrating our 8th grade class with awards.
What if I need transcripts to send to a high school?
Contact the school and we will arrange for transcripts to be sent to you.
How can we get a laptop or a wi-fi hotspot?
Parents can request laptops or wi-fi hotspots through two forms on our website. We reply to the same email you used to submit the form with a date and time to pick up a device. At this point we are scheduling all laptop pickups on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the school. If you requested a laptop, please plan to come on Thursday mornings. If you have a laptop that you are no longer using, you can return it during that same time frame.
The district has said they will deliver hotspots to the school. When they arrive, we will contact parents who requested them.
Hotspot Request Form: https://forms.gle/QLDY1T8jqQaStr3s9
Student Computer Request Form: https://forms.gle/j4FGbCZMZFUkF6Sq8
What is the grading policy during the closure?
The current District Policy is student grades will not suffer due to the school closure, but those who do well can improve their grades before the final report card.
How will we return books and borrowed laptops?
There is no plan in place at the moment. We will address the return of books and computers soon.
How can we get our Spring Pictures?
Lifetouch has said it will be delivering Spring Pictures to the school. When they arrive, we will inform parents of our plan for distributing them.
Will students take SBAC tests?
The State has canceled all testing for this year.
Will remote learning be an option next year?
That would depend on the State and County restrictions. If restrictions are still in place that prevent schools from opening, there is a possibility we would begin the school year with remote learning.