#KSD Ready & Resilient

Update from Kuna Superintendent Wendy Johnson


In this update:

  • Local business, service club chip in support for our families, kids
  • #ThankYouThursday honoring teachers in November
  • Now you can watch our amazing KHS Band
  • Celebrating a continued partnership with Boys & Girls Club
  • CVOID Update: Reopening Hubbard; Lack of subs leads to one-day closure of KMS
#KSDGrateful November 2020

Local business, service club chip in support for our families, kids

As we approach the Thanksgiving break, I want to take time in this update to express appreciation for some special folks. This week, we have short video about a generous donation from a local business -- Valley Cold Storage and Transportation/SPI Transportations. Their generosity is being matched by the Kuna Lions Club -- both groups led by Mike Smith. I appreciate his sharing about giving. Take a look!
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#ThankYouThursday honoring teachers in November

Teaching during a pandemic is a challenge.

Our teachers, administrators, and staff (and our student families) have done a fabulous job innovating, pivoting, and learning to do their jobs in new ways -- all while wearing masks, keeping physically distanced, and sanitizing, sanitizing, sanitizing ...

I was thrilled this week to see a new community effort to use Thursdays in November to thank teachers. (See the above ad from the local newspaper.)

I invite you join this effort, or better yet, send a note of support.

Now you can watch our amazing KHS Band

I've missed listening to our student musicians. Last week, I shared the KHS Choir concerts and this week we bring you the KHS Band! It was nice to hear the fight song again. Go Kavemen!
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Celebrating a new space for the Boys & Girls Club

Last week, we celebrated the opening of the Boys & Girls Club at a new location: our Old 4th Street Gym.
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CVOID Update: Reopening Hubbard; Lack of subs leads to one-day closure of Kuna Middle School

Monday, we welcome back our Hubbard Elementary staff and students for in person learning after a two week pivot to online learning.

We need substitutes!

We will close Kuna Middle Monday for one day with students returning Tuesday.

While known staff absences, Monday, Nov. 9 at Kuna Middle weren't enough to meet our threshold to close a school (25% or more), we didn't have enough substitutes for the spots.

We need subs. If you know of someone, please encourage them to apply! Here's the link.

Please keep your students home while families members are waiting for COVID results

Normally, when someone is sick in our students' households, it's OK for the child to come to school if he/she doesn't have any symptoms.

COVID is different. If someone in your household is waiting for COVID test results, please don't send your child to school until results come back. If the test result is negative, send your child to school. If the test result is positive, contact the school to identify when the student can return.

We're sending every student home with a device this year so we can "stay home" when needed to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our schools OPEN and children learning!

In this week's numbers, you'll see more positive cases as the spread of the virus grows in our community. Our mitigation efforts are essential to staying healthy and open for in person learning. Please make sure your child has a clean mask to wear every day at school and on the bus.

A reminder that visitors to our schools are required to wear a mask and follow distancing rules.

Positive cases in our county, state, and nation are on the rise and you'll see an increase in our numbers, too. With our help, we can keep our schools the safest place for your child outside of your home.

Superintendent Wendy Johnson

I am a superintendent of an amazing school district in Kuna, Idaho. I love serving children, teachers and families and having an impact on the future. #ksdready&resilient #ksdempower #futureready