Key Elementary

Weekly Family News | November 14, 2021


  • Students are accumulating too many absences and tardies. This is not helping our children. We can only do our job if children are at school, on time, every day.
  • Thanksgiving break is next Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26th. School resumes on Monday, November 29th.
  • Report card #1 is available in your MISTAR Parent Portal. Click this link for directions:
  • Please label your child's things...bookbags, coats, lunch boxes, etc.
  • Our Lost & Found is overflowing (see the picture below). If your child is missing any items, please have them look in the Lost & Found located in our lobby.

Staff Spotlight ~ Officer Campbell

Officer Campbell is the designated security guard for our school. Officer Campbell has been a great addition to our team because he supports our schoolhouse by assisting with morning arrival traffic and dismissal traffic. But most importantly, Officer Campbell tries to put a smile on our children's faces everyday by doing magic tricks, playing games, and talking with our children about their choices...all in the name of building relationships while keeping them safe. This is a picture of Officer Campbell with 2 of our Kindergarten students who needed someone to burn off a little energy with them while they needed a break from class.

State of Emergency: Our Children are Underachieving

In reading, 91% of our children are 1 or more grade levels behind, 53% of them are 2 or more grade levels behind, and 19% (almost 100) of our children are 3 or more grade levels behind.

In math, 97% of students are at least 1 grade behind, 60% are at least 2, and 28% are 3 or more behind.


We need more of you to engage with us. Provided below are the things we are asking parents to do at home to make sure that our children can read. Check in with your child's teacher for their IREADY information so they can practice at home. Also check in with the teacher for any other things you can do to support your child.

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Student Writing & Inventive Spelling

Parents, please do not be alarmed if students in grades K-2 are not spelling words "correctly" when they write. They are still learning letter sounds and sometimes do not hear or know all of the letters that make up a word. Encourage them to write the letters they hear. Please do not force them to correct their writing. Their teachers are working with them to understand how to say sounds (Phonological Awareness) and how to write matching letters to those sounds (phonics). Check out the link below to get an understanding of how a child's writing develops.

What's Happening in Our Schoolhouse?!

Celebrating Veterans

We celebrate all of our service men and women this Veteran's Day! Ms. Naemi and her ELL students celebrated Veteran's Day by discussing what a hero is and writing thank you notes to our Veterans!

Girls Cheer Tryouts

We want to give a big Key Kudos to Coach Blair and her helper Ms. Jayla for hosting our girls cheer tryouts! We had almost 90 girls interested in cheering this year (see pictures below)! We looking forward to a great season!
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Addressing Parent Concerns

OPS Communication Protocol

Please click the button to find our district's communication protocol. This provides info for parents to know who to call and when, if an issue arises.

Join our Key Family Remind

Stay informed about what is happening in our schoolhouse! Join our Key Family Remind today! Text @keyfami to 81010.

*Your child's teacher(s) may also have their own Remind for their class.

Elementary Lunch Menu

Click here to view our elementary lunch menu.

2021-2022 School District Calendar

Click here to view our district calendar.

Parent Quick Links

Click here for district quick links for parents.