Keystone Central School District
Hello From Mr. Barth
Hello Robb Families -
December is upon us and there are many things happening in KCSD and our community. This month will fly by and we appreciate your support in making it another great month to be a Robb Wildcat.
We are looking forward to another outdoor holiday concert on Friday, December 9th in downtown Lock Haven. We are fortunate to have community groups who have stepped up to make sure no child goes without a winter coat, if you know of a child who needs a winter coat, please let us know and we can make sure they get one!
We will have a holiday store this year on Wednesday, December 21st in the evening in the gym at Robb Elementary. This will be a time for students to come in and shop for their families for Christmas. All items will be affordably priced and all proceeds will go to our PTO. More information to come.
Please continue to make sure you child is attending school as regularly as possible and that you are corresponding with us at school when you child is absent. Attendance is critical to your child's continued success. Don't forget you can send excuses to firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime.
Robb Elementary will be represented on "Profiles in Education" on the 92.1 WSQV morning show on Tuesday morning, December 6th at 7:45 a.m. Be sure to tune in to hear about Robb Elementary on the radio!
We will not have a PTO meeting in December. We appreciate your support and we look forward to a great ending to 2022!
December 9: Holiday Concert 5:00-8:00
December 16: No School (King of the Mountain Tournament)
December 19-22: Spirit Days at Robb
December 21: Robb Elementary Holiday Store (evening hours in the gym)
December 22: PBIS Reward day at Robb
December 23 - January 2: Winter Break (no school)
January 3 - Back to School
January 20 - 3 hour early dismissal
January 23 - Act 80 Day (no school for students)
Messages & Alerts
With winter weather upon us, there will be days when we may need to delay the start of the school day or have a remote learning day. Please be sure to sign up for Bloomz, our new messaging app, so you don't miss any important information.
December/January Federal Programs Updates
All elementary schools will conduct full school assessment screenings of math and reading progress in January. Our intervention teams use this information to update WIN groups (What I Need), and from what we are seeing so far, our students are growing rapidly!
On December 6th, elementary schools will send home progress reports to keep families updated on student progress. All families in all schools should have received Quarter 1 report cards in November. If you did not receive the report card for Quarter 1, please contact your child's school secretary.
At all school levels, we use Title IV federal funds to purchase incentives for PBIS (our positive school-wide behavior supports) rewards, and we emphasize the goal of following school rules in all schools.
Required documents for families:
Right to Request Qualifications of Teachers (see Annual Notices and Policy Review button above) - if you wish to request a paper copy, please contact email@example.com .
Note: If your child is taught for four or more weeks by a teacher who is instructing in a
content area for which they are not currently certified, the district must notify you. Four week
notification letters will be added here if that becomes necessary.
Non-Discrimination Statement (see Annual Notices and Policy Review button above) - if you wish to request a paper copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.,pa.us
Volunteer Work and Resources for Supports
Volunteer work is an important aspect of our community and culture. Many organizations and churches that give to our community are only able to do so through the work of volunteers. Volunteering helps people and children better understand compassion and empathy. Volunteering can even be a fun experience for you and your family. Kids and teens that volunteer may:
- See that they can make a difference
- Meet people with similar values
- Practice life skills
- Learn about different careers
- Experience different cultures
Please also review the above websites to see if you or your family could benefit from any of the services they offer.
Source: Nemours Kids Health
#KeystoneCares - December
In partnership with #KeystoneCares, the BENV Kiwanis is hosting Santa's Workshop!
Sun, Dec 4, 2022, 01:00 PM
Central Mountain Middle School, Ben Avenue, Mill Hall, PA, USA
#KeystoneCares - January is Attendance Counts Month!
Strong attendance has a proven impact on school success. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing subjects and ninth-graders dropping out of high school.
The faculty and staff of KCSD encourage parents to ensure that scholars attend school everyday in order to achieve academic success!
When we return on January 3rd from winter break, we will have been in school for 75 days. If your student has missed less than 7.5 days at this point, they are within the target attendance rate. Check your parent portal account to see how many days of school your student has missed.
If you are concerned about your student's attendance, please reach out to your student's school counselor.
Assisting children in resolving conflicts with siblings/friends is an important aspect of emotional development—but solving the problem for children, rather than assisting children in resolving problems on their own, can prevent the development of vital conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills. The following article was written for teachers, however, it contains creative ways to help your child identify big emotions, self-regulate, and resolve interpersonal conflicts on their own: Conflict Management
Our Classrooms also use the Second Step program to help students with their emotional development. Second Step teaches students skills that strengthen their ability to learn, have empathy, manage emotions, and solve problems. The photo outlines the steps this program encourages to solve a problem:
S: Say the Problem
T: Think of Solutions
E: Explore Consequences
P: Pick the Best Solution
Below are book lists that support children in conflict management as well as other social emotional areas.
Robb Counseling Corner
Now that November has come to an end, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Williams hope that you had a chance to reflect about the people and things that make you thankful.
As we enter December, we want to carry on the gratitude theme and have everyone thinking about kindness. Take some time over the holiday season to thank others that are showing kindness as well as taking the time to show others some kind acts.
Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Williams hope you enjoy our Kindness Activity Board to do over the winter break. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday break!
Safety & Security
Officer Scott VanGorder - Central Mountain High School
Officer Cory Beaver - Bucktail High School & Renovo Elementary
Officer James Knarr - Central Mountain Middle School
Officer Mike Fetzer - Elementary district-wide and District Attendance Officer
Officer Todd Brian - District-wide
Students in grades K-4 will be utilizing a resource called Bridges in Mathematics. Linked are the welcome letters by grade level!
Students in Grades 5-Algebra II will be utilizing Envision Math as a core resource. Follow this link to the Parents' Corner to learn more information about the program and how you can support your learner at home!
Keeping Up With Keystone
Career & Technical Center
Data & Performance
Winter Keystone Exam Window - January 4-18
Literature - Grade 10 - Jan.4-5
Biology - Jan.9-10
Alg 1- Jan. 12-13
Any student who is currently enrolled in a Keystone trigger course (English 10, Biology and Algebra 1) during the Fall 2022 semester will be scheduled to take the Keystone Exam in the course(s) they are currently completing. All testing must be completed in person and will be an online test. The Keystone Exam consists of 2 modules and is given over 2 days. Students must participate in both modules.
Winter Benchmark Dates - January 11-18 - All students in grades K-8 will be participating in our district assessments which include Aimsweb and NWEA MAP. Students in K-2 will be tested using the Aimsweb assessment and students in grades 3-8 will be tested using NWEA MAP assessment. These assessments are administer 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.
Please contact your child's teacher for information and updates on your child's progress.