KCSD Virtual Academy
October Cyberside Chat
2023/2024 School Year
A Note from the Principal
Meet the Team
Jessica Neff - Administrative Assistant
Biff Walizer - Academic Advisor Grades 10-12 and K-12 Special Education
Michelle Spedding - Academic Advisor Grades K-9
Scott Bair - Online Physical Education
Note: Add information for each building
October 9 - Columbus Day - No School
October 16 - Act 80 Day - No School for Students
October 17 - Open House/Conferences - Elementary Schools 5-8pm
October 18 - Open House/Conferences - CMMS & Bucktail MS/HS 5-8pm
October 19 - Open House/Conferences - CMHS & CTC 5-8pm
Lock Haven Shoe Bank
The Shoe Bank gives good new shoes that fit correctly as a factor in healthy toddler development and school students’ success. Eligible children and teens range in age from infants up to age 18, live in Clinton County or the Liberty-Curtin Elementary School attendance area, and have a Pennsylvania Medical Access card or a CHIP or similar insurance card.
Please use the link below for more information about The Shoe Bank and its eligibility qualifications.
September Student Spotlight
The Wildcat of the Month is highlighted for working hard with their pacing, attendance and doing well academically, with an 85% or higher in their classes. The Wildcat of the Month goes above and beyond what is expected and Consistently demonstrates the core values of a Wildcat. (Be Kind, present, respectful and responsible).
Luke Garman, 9th Grade
Luke started Virtual Academy this school year and enjoys the freedom that online learning brings him. Luke enjoys wrestling, playing the guitar and his favorite food is Bacon.
Gracelyn Winslow, 12th Grade
Gracelyn enjoys playing scrabble with her dad, eating Mexican food, and watching criminal minds.
She is undecided on what her future plans will be after graduation this year.
KCSD has recently switched from Bloomz to Class Dojo for communication between home and school. When students are uploaded into Class Dojo, you should have received an email as well. If you received this invite, please click on the link to sign up.
Please note: Class Dojo will have a prompt trying to get you to pay for their service. You do not need to select a paid option. Just scroll down and select the free option.
If you have any questions in regards to Class Dojo, please contact your child's home school to get connected.
Need to Know How Many Weekly Assignments to Do???
- From your dashboard take the total number of assignments and divide it by the weeks of enrollment or school days available
Example: Math=45 assignments, English=45, Science=45, History=45, Spanish=45 - 45+45+45+45+45=225 total assignments
Enrollment is 9 weeks (1 MP) 225/9=25 assignments per week or 5 per day
In this case, we would look for 25 assignments per week to be considered full attendance
Missing assignments would equal absences - ex. 20/25 (5 missing= 1 full day)
- Attendance is calculated based upon assignment completion in order to stay on pace NOT by days logged on
Interested in the CTC Program?
Pennsylvania Youth Survey
Our district is taking part in the 2023 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, mental health, violence, bullying, and substance use.
You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link: https://www.episcenter.psu.edu/index.php/paysquestion. For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.pays.pa.gov then click on “2023.”
A parent information letter will be sent home the week of October 9th.
All students in grades K-8 have participated in our district assessments which were administered between September 20-27th. Students in K-2 were tested using the Acadience assessment and students in grades 3-8 will be tested using NWEA MAP assessment. These assessments are administered in the Fall, Winter and Spring and will provide you as well as their teacher valuable information on academic growth. To learn more about our assessment please click the links below.
Spring 2023 PSSA and Keystone parent reports arrived at the district around September 15th. Letters were then sent home to parents.
Accessing PE Class (only class not in Genius) - Elementary will use Google Classroom and Secondary will use Schoology