Week of March 15 - March 26
Dr. Rath's Corner
Greetings Wildcat Families!
We are so excited to now have 517 of our Wildcats back in the building. Thank you to all our Wildcats families have chosen to send their students back in-person. Please consider coming back to in-person learning as students will be more successful if they are with their teachers in their classrooms. We are beginning fourth quarter on Monday, March 15th. Students need to stay focused and stay current with their daily assignments. If you are interested in having your student attend our Next Level of Learning this summer please click on the link below. Mr. Dan Wilson, Assistant Principal ,will be our summer school principal. All students are welcome.
- Thank you to the PTA and families for providing tasty treats for all staff! We so appreciate you.
- Thank you to all the families that have signed up their students for the Covid saliva testing.
- NSCAS State Testing begins the week of March, 22nd. General testing calendar for NSAS and MAP is below.
- Friday, April 2nd, no school for students. This will be a teacher professional development day.
Have a great week,
Dr. Rath, Principal
Next Level Learning 2021, formerly called Summer School, will be available for all students who will attend KSTM in the 2021-2022 school year. There are June and July sessions as well as AM, PM, and All Day sessions.
Please sign up for your in-person student to participate in our weekly saliva testing,
Wildcat Food Distribution Night Wednesday, March 17th
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4-5:30 PM
Location: KSTM back parking lot (west side of building)
Please consider having your student come back to our Wildcat family in-person
Our research as well as the Nebraska Department of Education shows:
• Students who are participating in remote learning are not performing as well academically as students who participate in-person.
• Students learn best when they are in school.
• Many students are struggling socially and emotionally because they are not connected to their school, teachers, and classmates.
• Positive relationships within the walls of the school are incredibly important to the social, emotional, and mental well-being of students.
The Omaha Public Schools continues to prioritize the safety and well-being of our staff and students. Our district adheres to the safety guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
- Wearing of face covering
- Social distancing
- Frequent hand hygiene
- Deep cleaning of high touch surfaces
- At King Science, we offer Covid Salvia testing for in-person students and staff weekly please sign up your student here: https://nulirt.nebraskamed.com/registration/site/PXX00150
These same safety protocols have been implemented successfully in other metro area school districts since August. With your permission, we are ready to welcome your student back to King Science.
Please provide us time with our 48-Hour Transition Window
The Remote Learning Program will remain an option for students who wish to continue learning full-time from home during the second semester. Please contact Ms. Lori Kuhns (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to change your student's attendance plan.
STATE AND DISTRICT TESTING SCHEDULES
Students will test during their Math, ELA, and Science class blocks during the specified week.
District Attendance Expectations
Attending school on time and everyday matters. Research and data show students are more engaged and achieve best when present at school and in class with their teacher(s) and peers. #5Day In-Person Learning Matters
Student attendance practices have not changed. Attendance must be recorded accurately in Infinite Campus regardless of what model of learning a student is enrolled.
If a student is enrolled in 5 Day In-Person Learning -
- The student would be counted (P) Present by default if they are physically in attendance
- The student would be counted (A) Absent if they are not physically in attendance
If the in person learning student chooses to join in remotely -
- The student would be counted (A) Absent for record purposes
If a student is enrolled in Remote Learning
- The student would be counted (P) Present by default if they are physically in attendance via TEAMS
- The student would be counted (A) Absent if they are not physically in attendance via TEAMS
Spring sports will return to KSTM!
Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, and Boys/Girls Track season will begin on Mar. 22nd. Please make sure your student has the following items on file with the athletic office in order to participate:
1. Student must have no failing grades
2. An athletic physical dated AFTER May 1st, 2020 must be on file with the athletic office
3. Proof of insurance (a picture or scan will do)
Attention 7th & 8th Grade Students
The Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office has opened their annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest scholarship. Twelve 7th & 8th grade students will receive $2,000, $1,000, or $500 in a college savings plan. Entries are due April 1. Please view the flier and link below for more details!
Attention 8th Graders
See below for a summer work opportunity!
Attention ALL KSTM Students
See below for an opportunity to participate in the 25th Annual National Student Poetry Contest. You could win a $500 grand prize! They will also be doing random prize drawings from all submissions!
Book Blasters-Reading Club Tuesday & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM email@example.com
Entomology Club Tuesdays 3:05-4:30 firstname.lastname@example.org
Math Club Wednesdays email@example.com
Mine Craft & Coding for Girls Wednesdays 3:25- 4:25 PM firstname.lastname@example.org
Mine Craft & Coding for Boys Wednesdays 3:25 -4:25 PM email@example.com
Dungeons and Dragons Club Wednesdays- 3:25-5:15 firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Skills Club Thursdays 3:15-5:15 email@example.com
Origami Club Tuesdays 3:25-4:15 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pride Club (virtual only) Fridays 3:30-4:30- email@example.com