#KSD Ready & Resilient

Update from Kuna Superintendent Wendy Johnson

1.8.2021

In this update:


  • Above & Beyond: Showcasing our teachers in the pandemic
  • Expanding access for parents to watch home games in person
  • Developmental preschool screening Feb. 5
  • Update on our Board's effort to change law to allow school districts to assess impact fees on growth
  • New COVID data dashboards

It's been a busy week as we welcomed back staff and students for the second half of an unusual school year.

Above & Beyond: KHS Allen Dale

Above & Beyond: Showcasing our teachers in the pandemic

Our teachers are innovating and adapting their instruction during this time. We want to share those stories with you. This week, we catch up with KHS' Allen Dale who harnessed the DonorsChoose philanthropic community to provide virtual science labs for his students. Know of a teacher, we should feature? Send me an email!

Expanding access for parents to watch home games in person

We are excited to share that we can allow a limited number of parents at our home games.


Across the SIC, only home spectators will be allowed to attend in person. Visitors will be able to watch via online services (see below). Your student athlete will have more information about tickets for parents.


We can do this during a time of substantial community spread of COVID thanks to a plan from Idaho Gov. Brad Little and the State Board of Education. The plan outlines the safety steps we must take to allow two spectators per athlete to attend in person. Those steps include:


  • Face coverings are required at all times

  • Non-household individuals must sit 12 feet apart

  • Facilities must be cleaned between games

  • Access to facilities must be controlled to limit group gatherings


The state plan also establishes consequences when spectators don’t follow the safety plan including forfeiting games and ultimately the opportunity to play.


We’re excited to welcome you back. We appreciate your patience as we implement these safety protocols.


Two options to watch games:


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Update on our Board's effort to change law to allow school districts to assess impact fees on growth

The Kuna Melba News reported on our Board's effort to change Idaho law. Read the full story here.

Weekly COVID reports replaced with data dashboards

In the Dec. 18 newsletter, I shared that our weekly COVID reports would be replaced with more dynamic dashboards with real time information about staff, teacher, and students absences related to quarantine. Below are the links.
Staff & Teacher COVID Data Dashboard

Information about staff and teacher absences in our school related to COVID

Student COVID Data Dashboard

Information about student absences in our school related to COVID.

Superintendent Wendy Johnson

I am a superintendent of an amazing school district in Kuna, Idaho. I love serving children, teachers and families and having an impact on the future. #ksdready&resilient #ksdempower #futureready