Kittitas Secondary

2018 Winter Newsletter

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Kittitas Secondary is excited to announce the addition of two new publications aimed at increasing school communication with parents and the Kittitas Community: a school newsletter to be published each trimester and a brand new website. We are in the beginning stages for both these publications and welcome feedback on what you would like to see included. Look for our next edition in early March prior to Trimester 3 and checkout our new look!


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Many have inquired about our safety plans and procedures at Kittitas Secondary School. I have included in this newsletter an overview of how we practice and prepare for various emergency situations.

All schools in our district have emergency plans and procedures in place to protect our students and staff during emergencies. We are required by state law to practice a variety of emergency responses on a frequent basis to ensure we are able to respond if needed. These drills include Evacuation, Earthquake, Lockdown, Secure & Teach, and Shelter in Place. Below is a short description of each emergency response and specific reasons we would implement it.

Evacuation: Quickly and safely exit the building, meet in a common location, and account for all students and staff. Rationale: Get away from fire, smoke, or other hazardous condition inside the building.

Earthquake: Drop, cover, and hold. Evacuate if/when safe to do so. Rationale: Protect from falling objects during earthquake or aftershock.

Lockdown: Students move to nearest classroom or lockable space, staff quickly lock all interior and exterior doors. Staff and Students are also trained to Run/Hide/Fight based on information they have. Rationale: Protect against immediate threat inside the building.

Secure & Teach: Students move to nearest classroom or lockable space, staff lock all exterior doors and resume teaching. Rationale: Protect against potential threat outside the building.

Shelter-In-Place: Students move to nearest classroom or available space. Staff secure doors and windows. Administration/Custodial staff turn off HVAC systems. Rationale: Protect against potential external environmental hazard (smoke, chemical spill, etc.)

If you have any questions regarding our procedures, please feel free to contact me directly.


Heather Burfeind



November 6 - Cheer Banquet @ 6pm

November 7 - Football Banquet @ 6:30pm

November 8 & 9 - Volleyball State Tournament

November 9 - Veteran's Day Assembly @ 8am

November 10 - Cheer Competition in Bothell

November 13 - HS Winter Sports Begin

November 14-20 - Student Led Conferences - Early release @ 12:30pm
  • Please be sure your child schedules their conference.

November 19 - No Late Start (Early Release schedule for Conferences)

November 21 - Early Release @ 12:30pm

November 21 - Scholastic Book Fair begins online

November 21-December 5 - Online Scholastic Book Fair

November 22 & 23 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26 & 27 - Senior Project Presentations @ 6pm

November 29 - Band Concert @ 7pm

December 3 - End of 1st Trimester - Early release @ 12:30pm

December 3-7 - Scholastic Book Fair @ Secondary Library

December 22 - January 6 - No School - Merry Christmas!

January 7 - Students return from break

January 21 - No School - Martin Luther King Day

February 18 - No School - President's Day

February 21 - Donkey Basketball @ 7pm

March 11-16 - Student Led Conferences - Early release @ 12:30pm

  • Please be sure your child schedules their conference.

March 11 - No Late Start (Early Release schedule for Conferences)

March 12 - Band Concert @ 7pm

March 13 - End of 2nd Trimester- Early release @ 12:30pm

March 18-22 - No School - Spring Break

April 26 - Snow Day - No School (if not used for inclement weather)

May 27 - No School - Memorial Day

May 31 - 8th Grade Promotion @ 6pm

June 8 - Graduation @ 7pm

June 11 - Band Concert @ 7pm

June 13 - Last Day of School - Early release @ 10:30am

*** Dates and events are subject to change without prior notification.

Scholastic Book Fair

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Congratulations to our girls Volleyball as they head to the State Tournament on Nov. 8! Go Coyotes!


HS Boys & Girls Basketball and Wrestling begin November 13th.

Please be sure to complete your Athletic Packet and pay for your ASB ($40) 1 week prior to receive your Clearance Red Sheet for participation.

You can visit our website for game dates by clicking here!

Inclement Weather Procedures

In case of inclement weather, please check our website, our Facebook page, listen to KXLE or the local news for up to date information on school delays or closings.