August 19, 2022
Greetings from KSB!
I would like to welcome all of our Wildcat students and families back to school! We had a great first week and the staff and I are looking forward to an exciting year. The students have been working hard on finding their way to classes, lunch, P.E. library and music. I’ve been able to visit classrooms and love seeing the learning that is already started up this year.
I would like to extend a welcome to our new staff members: Mr. Kyle Sochia (Short Course) and Mr. Adam Springer (Middle and High Social Studies).
Kyle Sochia is returning to KSB from the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired where he worked in the Outreach Department for 3 years. He is excited to work alongside Ms. Price in the Short Course program. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking as well as a wide variety of outdoor sports and activities. He is happy to be back at KSB and is looking forward to seeing all of his former students and meeting the new ones.
- Monday, September 5-Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)
- Thursday, Sept 22 - How a Paycheck and a Government Check Can Work Together Online Workshop (10am or 5:30pm EDT) Do you know about Social Security’s Student Earned Income Exclusion where a student could earn up to $2,040/month and have no reduction in the SSI payment unless they earn over $8,230/year? The truth about what will happen to one’s bank account when working can set your students free! Learn More and Register Here
Mental Health Matters 💚
Meet the School Counselor:
Hello! My Name is Mrs. Cortnea Schuster and I am the School Counselor at the Kentucky School for the Blind. This begins my 23nd year in education, and my sixth year at KSB! Since I began at KSB, I have truly enjoyed getting to know the students and help them in any way I can. I look forward to the 2022-2023 school year and I just know it is going to be great! Please reach out if you need anything: email@example.com or 502-897-1583, ext. 0203.
Meet the Social Worker:
Hi! I’m Ms. Whitley. I am so excited to be starting my second year at Kentucky School for the Blind! I joined the KSB team in November 2021. Prior to KSB, I was an outpatient mental health therapist and have been in the social work field for more than five years. I love working at KSB, and have enjoyed getting to know our awesome students and staff! The best way to reach me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 502-897-1583 ext. 7200.
Student Life 🏫
This week, students in the dorm are getting settled in for the start of the new school year. During recreation students will be playing trivia, doing cardio/outside fitness, learning soccer skills, and having open play. Visit our Parent Web Page
Houseparents will be working over the next few weeks to analyze students’ current ECC skill levels for targeted instruction.
I you haven’t already completed the off-campus permission form emailed to you, please complete and email it to: Allison.email@example.com. You may also print it and send it back in with your child. We will be going off campus Tuesday and would love for all students to be able to participate. Permission Slip
Track practice begins on Monday, August 22, 2022. Practices for next week are Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. All interested student athletes must have Sports Physicals and Participation Paperwork turned in to Ms. Belcher no later than Thursday, August 25 to compete in this year’s Varsity Track meets. Students may pick up a copy of the paperwork from Ms. Belcher.
An email is being sent to all parents of students in 7th grade and up with information and paperwork needed to participate in Varsity Athletics this school year.
Please reach out to Ms. Belcher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
APH Family Connect
FamilyConnect is a service offered by the American Printing House for the Blind to give parents and other family members of children who are visually impaired-and professionals who work with them-a supportive place for sharing and finding resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood.
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