Keystone Central School District
The whole school lined the hallways to send off our Kent's Fest participants with excitement!
Lenny Rutecki, founder of LennyLifts, visited Robb to speak about Autism Awareness and had students participate in various sensory activities.
Notes From the Principal
Thank you to Erin Cernuska from IU10, Mary Stout from KCSD, and Lenny Rutecki (LennyLifts.com) for putting together an awesome day of activities and awareness surrounding Autism last month. Check out the video for LennyLifts.com from our day together. - https://drive.google.com/file/d/13xy595LC8TboCuA7Sg9JNu9P4SLgy5_N/view?usp=share_link
Shout out to the 3rd and 4th Graders - they have been working very hard on their PSSAs and we are so proud of their effort. We are most impressed with the growth our students have demonstrated from the start of the year to now. Great job 3rd and 4th grade!
Robb Elementary PTO: We meet every third Thursday of each month at 6:30. We meet in person, but also share a virtual option to attend. Our PTO does phenomenal things for our students and staff. We can always use support and fresh ideas. Please consider joining us at 6:30 on May 18th.
Attendance: School attendance is critical and has a direct connection with how successful your child will be throughout their educational experience. We need your child here in order for them to grow academically, socially and emotionally. Attendance is the start of all success! If your child is absent please be sure to provide an appropriate excuse within 3 days of their return to school. You can submit excuses electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about attendance, please call Ms. Megan at 570-893-4900 ext 2703. Thank you for your support and setting your child up for success through having regular school attendance.
"Coffee & Conversation": We have established a family impact group titled "Coffee and Conversation" and we meet every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 at Robb Elementary School. No RSVP required and all are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for families to come in and talk directly to Mr. Barth, Mr. McCloskey and our school counselors and interventionists about any ideas, concerns or questions you may have that will help continue to create the best learning experience for all students at Robb. If you are unable to attend this meeting, we encourage you to attend our PTO Meeting the following evening at 6:30 in the Robb Library. Really cool things often start with a simple conversation. Hope to see you on the 17th or 18th.
PBIS: Mr. McCloskey, Mrs. Williams and our PBIS Team continue to work on ways to recognize positive behavior and challenge our students to be the best they can be. Students are attending monthly meetings to review SWIS (school-wide information system) data and set goals for each other surrounding our 4-Be's of expected behaviors. Talk to your child and ask about our PBIS program and all the great things they have access to, especially praise from our staff for positive behavior. Ask your child about our "Power Hour" at Robb or the "Cat Coin Menu" or the "Principal's 100 Club". Our staff is committed to a 5-1 mindset, and we strive to acknowledge 5 positive actions before making any direct redirection of unexpected behavior.
As always, feeling very blessed to be a part of the Robb Family.
May 5 - Cards for a Cause Fundraiser due date (money and orders)
May 10- Robb Showcase 4:30--6:30
May 12 - Dance Party @ Robb Elementary (K-4) from 6:00-7:30
May 17 - Coffee & Conversation - 12:00 @ Robb
May 18 - Robb Elementary PTO Meeting - 6:30
May 29 - Memorial Day - No School
May 30- 4th grade promotion @ LHU Price Auditorium 9:00 a.m.
May 31- Robb Elementary Water Day
May 31 - Bucktail High School Graduation - 6:30 pm
June 1 - Last Student Day - 3 hour Early Dismissal
June 1 - Central Mt. High School Graduation - 6:30 pm (raindate June 2)
Messages & Alerts
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May Federal Programs Updates
In May we will conduct our final round of assessments to see how much our students have grown throughout the school year! We start with PSSAs the last week in April into the first week in May. After those are finished, we monitor English/Language Arts and math through AimsWeb and MAPs and compare the scores to the beginning of the year and the winter data sweep. We will be celebrating so much growth this year based on what we are seeing day to day!
Our reallocation for the Title I, II, and IV grants comes each spring. The reallocation is an adjustment of the original grant amounts, and sometimes schools lose quite a bit of money compared to the original allocation of funds. Thankfully this year the reallocation did not hit any school hard. We lost very little in Title I, and we actually had a minor increase in Title II and Title IV. Your input helps us determine how we are going to plan our programs across the district and spend our federal funds.
Required documents for families:
Right to Request Qualifications of Teachers (see Annual Notices and Policy Review button above) - if you wish to request a paper copy, please contact email@example.com .
Note: If your child is taught for four or more weeks by a teacher who is instructing in a content area for which they are not currently certified, the district must notify you. Four-week notification letters will be added here if that becomes necessary.
Non-Discrimination Statement (see Annual Notices and Policy Review button above) - if you wish to request a paper copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title I District Parent Policy - Policy 918
Coaching Newsletter for Families - How We Teach Reading
Be on the lookout for a summer reading and writing choice board coming home with report cards! The purpose of this packet is to support your child in retaining the skills they have developed this school year. Each activity they complete will earn them two tickets toward a drawing for the chance to win a fun reading tent or pillow next school year! You can return the packet at our back to school open house event in the fall!
#KeystoneCares - Youth Writing Essay Contest
Help make school attendance a priority...avoid the #SpringSlump!
The faculty and staff of KCSD encourage parents to ensure that students attend school everyday in order to achieve academic success!
If you are concerned about your student's attendance, please reach out to your student's school counselor.
It’s hard to believe that May is here! What an exciting school year!
Mrs. Harris & Mrs. Williams would like to wish our Robb Family a fun-filled and safe summer! To help with this, we have shared a website, 14 Summer Activities to Continue Teaching Social Emotional Learning. Please find the link here.
In addition, we wanted to share again some useful links that may be needed over the summer months.
Please find Helpful Resources below:
A list of resources to help families with varying needs.
These podcasts were designed for children and their family members to listen to together and talk about the topics.
Committee for Children:
The Committee for Children partnered with the makers of Sesame Street to create resources for children and families that address big challenges and issues, and help them to work at building resilience.
Homelessness can happen to us at any time in our lives. Our school district has many ways to help families who find themselves in a homeless situation. Mr. Barth, Robb Principal, Mrs. Harris, & Mrs. Williams, Robb School Counselors, Mrs. Manning, the district’s Director of Pupil Services (570-893-4900, ext. 2105), and Mr. Galer, district’s Social Worker (570-893-4900, ext. 2341), are all point of contacts for support.
What Could We Do Over the Summer?
Local Events to Tap into Over the Summer Months
- Visit a local state park and enjoy special events or explore nature.
- Visit the Ross Library and take advantage of their summer programs.
- Check out the Lock Haven Chamber of Commerce site for a list of summer events that you or your family may be interested in attending.
If your family speaks a language other than English, the district has access to translators and interpreters that can accompany you in meetings with teachers and school members. If you would like to be connected with a translator or interpreter please reach out to your child’s teacher or the school guidance counselor. The accessibility features in the top right corner of this Smore allow you to translate this page.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Check out our School websites for CMHS Athletics or BHS Athletics
Safety & Security
Officer Scott VanGorder - Central Mountain High School
Officer Cory Beaver - Bucktail High School & Renovo Elementary
Officer James Knarr - Central Mountain Middle School
Officer Mike Fetzer - Elementary district-wide and District Attendance Officer
Officer Todd Brian - District-wide
Keeping Up With Keystone
Career & Technical Center
Data & Performance
Spring becomes a busy time for both state and local assessments. Assessments play an important role in curriculum, instruction and interventions for student learning.
Spring PSSA Window - April 24-May 12
ELA - April 24-26 (Grades 3-8)
Math - May 1-2 (Grades 3-8)
Science - May 3-4 (grades 4 and 8 only)
Spring Keystone Exam Window - May 15-May 26 - HS Biology, Alg 1, 10th grade Literature
Lit- May 15-16
Bio - May 17-18
Alg 1- May 22-23
Testing Window - May 1-12
Spring Aimsweb and NWEA MAP Window - May 10 - May 17
Act 35 Civics Exam Window - May 22- May 26
Please contact your child's teacher for information and updates on your child's progress.
Need to register for the SAT, find out testing locations, dates and registration deadlines!