#KSD Ready & Resilient

Update from Kuna Superintendent Wendy Johnson

August 21, 2020

In this update:

  • Providing a glimpse of remote, E-day learning
  • Distance & E-Days: An Elementary Perspective
  • Distance & E-Days: A Middle School Perspective
  • Distance & E-Days: A High School Perspective
  • Immunization Clinic Thursday, Aug. 27 New immunization requirement for 12th graders!
  • Low-cost device insurance now available for families!

Providing a glimpse of remote, E-day learning

One of the most frequent questions, we are hearing from parents isn't about face masks or sports, it's about learning on days when students aren't in our classrooms.


Rather than write a tome on this, I asked three of our veteran teachers to sit down for a interview to share some thoughts about what learning at home on remote days and E-days might look like and some tips for parents.



I am grateful that our team has all of next week to work on our hybrid model in the lead up to welcoming students back in person.


I'm proud of our talented educators as they prepare to do it all - teach in person, prepare lessons to extend the classroom on remote days home, and teach online on E-days.


I also ask to you to take to heart a message you will hear from all three -- in these chaotic times -- be flexible, provide grace to each other, and communicate, communicate, communicate!

Distance & E-Days: An Elementary Perspective

Kuna First Grade Teacher Talks About Remote Learning/E-Days in 2020

Distance & E-Days: A Middle School Perspective

Kuna Middle School Teacher Discusses Remote Learning

Distance & E-Days: A High School Perspective

Kuna High Math Teacher Discusses Remote/E-Day Learning
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Immunization Clinic Thursday, Aug. 27 New immunization requirement for 12th graders!

Kuna High School is hosting an immunization clinic open to any student who needs immunizations for school.


The Idaho Legislature approved a new requirement that impacts our 12th graders this year. Here's the requirement:


Effective at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, and each year thereafter, in addition to the required immunizations listed above, students must meet the following minimum immunization requirements prior to admission into the twelfth (12th) grade:


  • Students who received their first dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine before the age of sixteen (16) must have two (2) doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine.
  • Students who received their first dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine at sixteen (16) years of age and older, or those who have never received a dose, must have one (1) dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine.


Parents of incoming 7th graders may not know there are requirements for the them as well. These have been in effect since the 2011-12 school year. Here's the requirement:


Students must meet the following minimum immunization requirements prior to admission into the seventh (7th) grade for these vaccines: one (1) dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster (Tdap), and one (1) dose of Meningococcal.


Please sign up for an appointment:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BA4A82AA57-central

When: 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug, 27

Where: Kuna High School Green Room dutside waiting/seating area


One Parent/Guardian and person being vaccinated.


Attached (scroll to bottom of this newsletter) are two forms you can download and complete:


  • Client information
  • Medical History


If a student is unable because of health conditions or other reasons to be immunized, Idaho allows for a waiver.

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Low-cost device insurance now available for families!

In case you missed the email, we offer a low-cost device insurance for our families now that every student will be issued a device for use at school and home. The insurance is optional -- but at the most $35, cover the cost of one device repair and one lost device. If additional repairs are needed, a deductible would be charged. The replacement cost of a device is a little more than $250. There are sliding fees for multi-child families and those who qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Sign up and pay online via your Tyler SIS Parent Account.
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Superintendent Wendy Johnson

I am a superintendent of an amazing school district in Kuna, Idaho. I love serving children, teachers and families and having an impact on the future. #ksdready&resilient #ksdempower #futureready