KSD eSpotlight

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Thank you for Completing the Community Survey

We had a great response from the survey. The results will be shared with the board at the Board meeting Monday night at 7 pm. We will provide details next week. All Board meetings may be viewed via www.kirkwoodschools.org/virtualBOE. The agenda is available online.

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

Calling all 2034 graduates....today is the day 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.

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Elementary Families Gifted Screening Information

Elementary Families,

COVID, along with virtual instruction, and the need for multiple quarantines, has impacted our ability to conduct our normal gifted program screening process in the fall for 1st grade students. We are adjusting our normal screening process to ensure an equitable opportunity for all 1st grade students to participate. The REACH team will wait until the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year to screen the current 1st graders as 2nd graders. This process would begin the first or second week of school, and then the team would resume normal screening timelines for next year’s 1st grade students.

We know this will impact multiple students, but we wanted to ensure that we are able to screen students appropriately and in a manner equitable to all. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Matt Bailey, assistant superintendent, Elizabeth Lock, MTSS Coordinator, or your school REACH teacher.