Family Newsletter

3/28/21

Welcome Back

Hello everyone-


Welcome back! I hope you and your family had a fun and relaxing Spring Break. We look forward to welcoming the kiddos back. Remember this is a short week. Students and staff are off tomorrow and Friday will be asynchronous learning for all K-12 students. The district is offering vaccinations on Friday for all staff members and this is why we will be asynchronous. I apologize for any difficulties this may cause your family and appreciate your understanding about the importance of ensuring all our staff can be vaccinated.


We will be finishing up informational canvassing this week if you see us out and about in your neighborhood, please say hello. Voting takes place on April 6th. We are a polling site and voters will enter and exit the doors at the gym so that they are not around any of our students or staff. Poll workers will complete a health screening before coming onto campus.


Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or if we can provide support in any way. Thank you for your partnership in keeping the Robinson community safe.


Take Care-

Angeline

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This Week's Schedule

Link to our school webpage calendar

Week of March 30

This week is a C week


Monday, March 30

No School


Tuesday, March 31

Students in person learning


Wednesday, April 1

Wacky Wednesday Theme-Tie Dye

Students in person learning

7:00 PTO Exec Board By Laws


Thursday, April 2

Students in person learning


Friday, April 3

Students online learning- ASYNCHRONOUS ONLY

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MAP Testing in April & May Grades 3-5

All students in grades 3-5 will be taking the MAP test this year. We will host a zoom informational parent meeting on April 13th during the PTO meeting. We will share practice tests that you can do at home with your child, explain why we take the test, how the district uses the scores, and what the test looks like and when your child will be taking the test. We hope you can join us!


KAH families will get their testing dates, times, and locations soon! Please see Dr. Limpert's newsletter for more information.


3rd Grade

Testing Dates

Tuesday 4/20

Wednesday 4/21

Thursday 4/22

Testing Times

9:15-10:00

11:15-12:00


4th Grade

Testing Dates

Tuesday 4/27

Wednesday 4/28

Thursday 4/29

Testing Times

10:15-12:30


5th Grade

Testing Dates

Thursday 4/29

Tuesday 5/4

Wednesday 5/5

Testing Times

9:15-11:00

12:00-1:00

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Headphones and Earbuds Needed Grades 3-5

All students in grades 3-5 need to have a pair of headphones or earbuds that are kept here at school. The pair need to have a straightpin connector to plug into students' iPads. These are needed for upcoming lessons and testing.

REPEATED INFORMATION BELOW

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No Summer Adventure Club 2021

Thank you for your patience exhibited as we have taken time to explore the possibility of offering Summer Adventure Programming for 2021. After engaging in much conversation and consideration, we will pause on offering Summer Adventure programming this upcoming summer. It is our plan to focus our energy on a deep examination of possibilities with regard to before and after school Adventure Club for the 2021-2022 school year. As we are able to make decisions regarding Adventure Club school year programming, we will be certain to keep you updated accordingly through communicating within your school specific communications and on our Adventure Club website.
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To make up for lost time we are having our first ever beginning band camp this summer, June 7-17 at KHS. Camp will run from 9:00am-11:30am and is for any current 5th grade/incoming 6th grade student. If you started playing virtually this year, we encourage you to join us! If you did not start this year and would like to start in person this summer, we would love for you to join us!

Students will be introduced to instrument assembly and sound, note values and rhythms. They will learn to read a staff key and a time signature, learn some fun songs and give an outdoor performance for family members on the last day of camp. Each participant will need to bring his/her own instrument. We recommend renting from Nottelmann Music. Campers should choose from the following: flute, clarinet, trumpet or baritone. Musician’s masks and instrument bell covers will be provided at camp.


click here to register

https://www.kirkwoodcamps.com/band.cfm


Thank you!


Elizabeth Wright
Kirkwood Schools Performing Arts
Kirkwood High School
801 W. Essex Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone 314.213.6100 x1425

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Summer School Information

The calendar has turned to March, and it’s hard to not peak ahead to spring break, fourth quarter, and even the summer months. This is also the time of year that we normally put final touches on plans for summer school and summer professional learning. What we’ve experienced over the last year is far from normal, though. Any conversations about summer must recognize and honor that we’re all running on fumes, even with three months left in the year.

Please visit our Summer School website to learn more about our expanded summer options for students. A range of K-12 jobs will be posted later this week, and additional information about professional learning and curriculum work will be shared soon.


Student and staff wellbeing has been and will be central to our planning. Families will need time away this summer, and many will schedule vacations that have been on hold for months. We know this, and we appreciate this - just as we know and appreciate that many students have academic and social-emotional needs to be addressed. Our summer plans seek to balance the needs of students and staff, recognizing important work to be done while keeping wellness at the forefront of our thinking.


Additional information about summer programming options

Elementary Programming

Middle School Programming

High School Programming

School School - BOE Keynote


http://kirkwoodschools.org/summerschool2021

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Please report school supported device issues or breakages to your school or the “Tech Help Chat” so we can ensure student devices are in good working order prior to MAP testing. Please start an online ticket, or request support on our website: https://direct.lc.chat/9339900/
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Prop R - Right for Kids, Right for Our Community

A Zero-Tax Rate Change Proposal Would Address Overcrowding, Safety and Security Challenges, and More


Faced with overcrowded classrooms and a lack of adequate instructional space in its schools, the Kirkwood School District Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday, Jan. 25, to place a zero-tax rate change bond proposal on the April 6, 2021 ballot.


The proposal, called Proposition R, is a ballot issue designed to provide the financial resources to address overcrowding and maintain class sizes with additional classrooms, update aging infrastructure and systems, enhance safety and security district-wide, and complete additional needed facility updates. If approved by voters, every building in the District would be improved. Proposition R requires 57.143% voter approval.


Prop R does not include a new elementary school building.


For more information, please visit our website: kirkwoodschools.org/PropR.

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Online Registration is for New Students Only- if your child is currently enrolled you do not need to complete this even if transitioning to a new building (Nipher or North Kirkwood). Thanks!

Information below is repeated from previous newsletters

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Kindergarten Registration Information

Calling all 2034 graduates...Do you have a neighbor, friend, or family member who needs to register for kindergarten? Now is the time to register for kindergarten for August 2021. Children need to be 5 years old by August 1, 2021, to attend kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.


To register, visit the District’s website at kirkwoodschools.org/register. For online registration, it is recommended that a laptop computer, desktop computer, or tablet device be used to complete your child's registration. Registration using a smartphone is not recommended.