Kasuun News

September 1, 2021

Letter from Mrs. Engstrom

Dear Kasuun Families,

Our school year is off to a great start! We welcomed grades 1-6 on August 17th and our kindergarten students on August 24th. The students are settling into classroom routines and procedures very well. I've been learning many names and meeting so many families. I appreciate all of your support as we navigate through the beginning of the school year.

In an effort to keep our school grounds safe, we are asking our families to wait at the front of the building for dismissal and not on the playground. Our playground opens to our community at 4:00 pm.

iReady Math Diagnostic: We have started iReady Diagnostic! Students K-6 will take the iReady Diagnostic at school, not at home. This provides teachers and parents with information about where a student is ready to learn, including areas of strength and areas of concern. Click the active link for more information.


Our Open House will look a little bit different this year. We will open our doors at 4:45 pm for one hour and families will have the opportunity to move throughout the building to meet various teachers and see multiple rooms. We will practice social distancing and wear masks. Upon arrival, families will be handed a "Passport" with a list of places to visit. Each staff member you visit will stamp or sign your passport and passports will be turned in for a chance to win some prizes. To mitigate exposure and close contact, we will need to maintain at least a 6-ft. distance, wear masks, and visit for less than 15 minutes. In addition, we need to avoid congregating in classrooms, hallways, and other spaces.

At 5:50 pm, teachers will close their classroom doors and Zoom with families from their classroom. This provides families with choices about which method works best for their family. Some families may choose both options; tour the school and Zoom from home. Either way, we look forward to seeing you!

Open House - Thursday, September 9th

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm - School Doors are open to welcome families

5:45 - Families exit Kasuun and teachers prep for Zoom

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Zoom from home with your child's teacher

Absences: To report your child's absence, call the Attendance Line before 9:30 am and leave a message. The number is: 349-9444 (press 1).

COVID Information: For more information about district COVID-19 planning and support click on the active link.

Fastbridge: AIMSWeb Replacement Assessment tool used for K-2. Older students may also benefit from this assessment tool.

Begins September 23rd

Click the active link for more information.

MAP Testing: Measure of Academic Progress for grades 3-6 to measure growth in reading and math. More information coming soon.

Sept. 27th - Oct. 8th

Picture Day: September 24th

PTA: If you have not signed up to become a member of the PTA, consider clicking the link below or scanning the QR code provided.

Running Club: Coach K is offering an after school running club for 2nd - 6th grades from

9/7 - 9/23. The club will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:15.

Contact Coach K for more information: korthuis_nathan@asdk12.org.

Student Council: Kellie Ash and Claudia Liebsch are hosting a meeting after school on September 22nd for 4th - 6th grade students interested in being part of Kasuun's Student Council. Contact ash_kellie@asdk12.org and liebsch_claudia@asdk12.org for more information.

Yoga Kids: Mrs. Walker is offering an after-school yoga club for 2nd-6th grades. They will meet Tuesdays from 10/10-11/9 (6 times total). A flyer will be distributed at the end of September including more information and a permission form. Contact Mrs. Walker for more information: williams_barbara@asdk12.org.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. My email address is: engstrom_korinne@asdk12.org or call me at 349-9444.

Kori Engstrom


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September 24, 2021

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Kasuun PTA


First Tuesday of each month from 4-5 pm via Zoom. Event information below.

September 7th

October 5th

November 2nd

December 7th

Kasuun PTA Meeting - ZOOM

Tuesday, Sep. 7th, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

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Meeting ID: 225 513 9066

Passcode: PTA