SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH INPUT MEETING
On Tuesday, October 17, a consultant from McPherson & Jacobson hosted a community input meeting in preparation for the upcoming Superintendent search. Information received during this meeting, and additional meetings with staff and students, will be used in determining the important qualities of our next Superintendent. If you were unable to attend the input meeting, please take a few minutes to complete the survey below to share your thoughts. The survey will be available until Monday, October 23. For additional information, please contact the District Office at 855-380-8844.
MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT RICH STEWART
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community,
The Key Communicators had their first meeting on the 11th of October. The purpose of the meeting was explained as a process for two-way communication to more effectively serve our students and explain the current status regarding our school programs. The group did brainstorm a list of topics for future meetings, which include such topics as K-12 assessment results, information regarding the highly capable program, materials rotation, update on late start Monday and other topics. There were several great questions asked of our special education director and two principals as they gave an update on their programs. We decided to continue the meeting, but add an evening component as well. This evening meeting will be a repeat of the noon meeting, but will allow those who work to participate as well. The next meeting is on November 8 at noon or 5:30 pm in the district office board room. If you would like to be added to the roster, please contact Anita Mata at 509-380-8844 or email@example.com. Hope to see you soon.
Safety is one of our district's top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, we are now using SafeSchools Alert. SafeSchools Alert is a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:
1. Phone: 509-673-7070
2. Text: Text your tip to 509-673-7070
3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Web: http://1533.alert1.us
You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issue you are concerned about. Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.
Please contact your building administrator, or district office staff, with any questions.
**2017-18 District Calendar**
The 2017-18 Academic Calendar is now available. Beginning in 2017-18, instead of Early - Release days the district will be implementing a One Hour Late-Start on Mondays with a few exceptions. On the weeks when Monday falls on a Holiday, during parent conferences, and if the Monday falls on an early release day, there will not be a one hour Late-Start.
You will receive a reminder as next year begins. If you have any questions please feel free to contact a district/building administrator.
The Kittitas School District No. 403 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap. This holds true for all students interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX Officer and/or Section 504 Coordinator and/or ADA Compliance Officer. The Title IX Officer, Section 504 Coordinator, and ADA Compliance Officer for the Kittitas School District is Rich Stewart, Interim Superintendent., Kittitas School District No. 403, P.O. Box 599, Kittitas, WA 98934, 855-380-8844.