Week of 11/16/20 through 11//24/20
Dr. Rath's Corner
Hello Wildcat Families!
Happy November! I hope all families are doing well and staying healthy. After today, there will be 17 more school/learning days before the end of quarter 2. Please ask your student how they are doing with their school work and to make sure he/she turns in any missing assignments. We are wrapping up MAP testing in the areas of Math and Language Arts currently and testing will be completed by the end of November. Please remember that currently MAP testing was for in-person learning students only.
Be on the look out for Progress Reports for your student. Progress reports will be finalized on Monday, the 16th.
Parents/Guardians do you have access to Parent Portal? Do you know what parent portal is all about? It is an amazing tool/ app to use to check on your student's grades, assignments and attendance on a regular basis. Using Parent Portal helps you stay connected to our school on a daily basis. Please view the video link below for a demo. If you would like to sign up please contact the main office and we will get you set up. #531-299-2380
Reminder-No School; Wednesday, 11-25/ Friday, 11-27
Health and Safety Link for Covid-19 protocol: SEE my link below.
Dr. Rath, Principal
KSTM Winter Season #1 Athletic Instructional Camps
KSTM will be offering two skill development programs for students beginning Nov. 16th. These sessions will be for 7th and 8th Grade students only and are limited to no more than 40 students per session. The programs offered will be: Boys Basketball (skill development/conditioning) and Volleyball (skill development and conditioning).
Basketball will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00. Volleyball will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30-5:00. Both programs will run from Nov. 16-Dec. 11th.
In order to participate, the following criteria must be met:
- Physical dated after May 1, 2020
- Proof of insurance or enrollment in OPS insurance plan
- Student activity card fee paid or Free/Reduced lunch waiver completed
- Student must be academically eligible (no failing classes or multiple D's)
- Late bus eligibility/transportation home.
If a student wishes to participate, they will need to verify with Mrs. Johnson in the athletic office/counseling center that all of the information above is on file.
Call 531-299-2389 if your student will be absent.
Attendance is being taken in every class, every day, for all students regardless if they are in-person or remote learners. If your student will be absent, even for remote learning, please contact the school's attendance secretary before 7:40 a.m. by calling 531-299-2389. If you leave a voicemail, please include your student's name and the reason for the absence.
Regular school attendance is crucial to the development and education of students. Daily engagement will ensure students are on track and prepared, especially as we look toward a return to in-person learning when it is possible. We expect all of our students to arrive on time every day to every class. We appreciate your partnership and support!
Science Fair is in Full Swing!
FREE Community Tutor Support through DoSpace
Bell Schedule for ALL Students
All students, whether learning in-person or remote, must follow the bell schedule below.
- School will start at 7:40 for in-person AND remote learners. Remote learners must be logged into class at 7:40 or they will be counted absent.
- Follow the class times listed on student schedules in Infinite Campus. Student schedules can be accessed through the Infinite Campus app on their iPads.
Important Note from the School Nurse Mrs. Anderson
It is important to have students compliant with Nebraska's immunization requirements for school age children. Please be sure the school nurse has the most up-to-date immunization records. Please note, the state regulations are for all students regardless of whether they are participating in school in person or remotely. Also, Nebraska requires physical exams for students entering 7th grade and physical exams including a vision exam for students transferring in from out of state. Parents/Guardians can call the school nurse at 531-299-2381 if assistance is needed with obtaining the necessary vaccination.
See below for information on how to get this year's flu shot!
Virtual Clubs coming your way Wildcats!!
Book Blasters-Reading Club Tuesday & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM email@example.com
Science Bowl Tuesday & Thursdays 3:15-4:30 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Entomology Club Tuesdays 3:05-4:30 email email@example.com
Math Club Wednesdays email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mine Craft & Coding for Girls Wednesdays 3:25- 4:25 PM email@example.com
Mine Craft & Coding for Boys Wednesdays 3:25 -4:25 PM firstname.lastname@example.org
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What's going on inside KSTM?
Balloon Launch Day
Students in grade 6 participated in the balloon launch. Several experiements went up with the balloon. We can't wait to retrieve our data.
Thank you to the OPS Science Coaches for helping us launch our balloon.
Check out our balloon!
Our balloon had a GoPro attached and our science coaches followed the balloon to wear it landed near Des Moines, IA.