KSTM Bulletin

Week of 11/2/20 through 11/13/20

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Dr. Rath's Corner

Hello Wildcat Families!

Greetings from the Wildcat House! Students are doing an amazing job about being responsible and safe while following our Family 3/2 model. We are so proud of our Wildcats. Students are wearing their masks, bringing their iPads + charger, and backpack daily. Students are so happy to be back in the classroom with their teachers. Thank you parents/guardians for helping make our student return a success.

Reminder-No School; Tuesday, November 3rd & Wednesday, November 4th for teacher professional learning days.

Health and Safety Link for Covid-19 protocol: SEE my link below.

Take care,

Dr. Rath, Principal

No School for ALL Students on Tuesday 11/3 & Wednesday 11/4

There is NO SCHOOL for all OPS students on Tuesday, 11/3 and Wednesday 11/4. See below for the days should report during this short week.
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Student Picture Day: Monday 11/2 (A-K) and Friday 11/6 (L-Z)

Click the PDF below to see specifics about picture day for our wildcats! Picture packets were sent home with students this week.

  • Picture day for A-K students will be on Monday, 11/2.
  • Picture day for L-Z students will be on Friday, 11/6.
  • 100% Remote Students will have a picture make-up day scheduled in January.
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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:

  1. Physical dated after May 1, 2020
  2. Proof of insurance on enrollment in OPS insurance plan
  3. Student activity card fee paid or Free/Reduced lunch waiver completed
  4. Student must be academically eligible (no failing classes or multiple D's)
  5. 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!

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Science Fair is in Full Swing!

This year's science fair will be amazing, but it will look a little bit different than it has in the past. Please see the attached letter and timetable below for information about our 2020-21 Science Fair.
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Wildcat Club!

Our after school program, Wildcat Club, is back! If you attended Wildcat Club during the 19-20 school year, you are eligible to join again this year. We have a very limited number of spots available so it's first come first serve. Act fast so you do not miss out! See Mr. Valentine in the cafeteria, during lunch, if you would like to return to Wildcats Club.

FREE Community Tutor Support through DoSpace

See the flier below for information about free tutoring available to all students through Metro Community College and DoSpace!
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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.
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Tech Issues?

If you are having issues with technology and are unable to solve them, please email:


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!

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Counselor's Corner

Hi Wildcats! View the video below to experience a 5 minute guided meditation. We've also included an article that discusses 5 steps to mindfulness.
5 Minute Guided Meditation for Gratitude / Mindful Movement

Virtual Clubs coming your way Wildcats!!

Book Blasters-Reading Club Tuesday & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM crystal.knight@ops.org

Science Bowl Tuesday & Thursdays 3:15-4:30 email carter.shank@ops.org

Entomology Club Tuesdays 3:05-4:30 email jacob.contreras@ops.org

Math Club Wednesdays email stacy.atkin@ops.org

Mine Craft & Coding for Girls Wednesdays 3:25- 4:25 PM michele.alvarez-cruz@ops.org

Mine Craft & Coding for Boys Wednesdays 3:25 -4:25 PM daniel.albers@ops.org

Did you know your students are earning Class DoJo points in all of their classes?

Every week, we will be recognizing students from every grade level for earning DoJo points! On Fridays, we will deliver a treat bag and certificate to these students to recognize their successes. Students earn DoJo points in their classes for being:
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Safe
  • Engaged
Have you connected with your students' classes in Class DoJo to keep track of their progress? If you would like to be added to your students class in Class DoJo to see the points they earn, click the link to sign up for ClassDojo! https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?s=4eece7e8f64aa62934edd232

Follow us on our Social Media and help support King Science & Technology!

We want you to be our number one Wildcat Fan. Check out all our amazing things going on at King Science. Please join.

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We need you to follow us on our social media. We will be doing a drawing every other week for our social media Wildcat followers on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Who will be our next #1 Wildcat Fan winner? Who wants a new Wildcat T-shirt from our school store? Good luck!

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