Dear KCS Community,
We want to thank you for your patience and support as we worked on creating a school reopening plan to present you with for fall. It has been a journey for us to reach this point, a August 24, 2020 start date for students in distance learning/virtual learning mode. This decision was made with the safety of our entire school community in mind and with input from parents/guardians, board members, and school staff.
We have prepared a Return to School Plan Handbook that outlines planning and procedures we will be implementing for fall 2020 as our response to COVID-19. The handbook outlines how we will operate in distance learning, hybrid, and onsite modes for this school year. We have also developed a timeline that we will follow in determining how each quarter of the school year will be implemented.
The school website (www.khapoeducation.org) has an area titled "Reopening 2020-2021" that provides a copy of the handbook, highlights on the plan, important dates, and how we will notify parents/guardians of notices and updates. We plan on utilizing the school's website, Facebook page, Bright Arrow text messaging, and parent/guardian email addresses more than we have in previous school years as it allow a quicker notification time and presents less risk for staff and families. Please inform us if you have any changes to your mailing address, phone numbers, and emails so we can update.
Our school will have staff and teachers return on August 17, 2020 to provide support and services to KCS students to implement online instruction across the grades. Teachers will provide the class schedule for your student beginning August 18, 2020.
Chromebooks and student supplies distribution is scheduled for parents/guardians (who live in the Pueblo) on August 20th and August 21st, between the times of 12-4 pm. The student drop off area in the school parking lot will be set up for a safe pick up of items. We have school supplies for students arranged and welcome back to school gifts for them as well. Please wear masks and stay socially distanced while picking up items. For students who live outside the Pueblo, we will arrange an offsite area in Espanola for pick up and will notify you of location and time through a phone call by school staff.
As we return for another school year, please read the Return to School Plan Handbook and "Reopening 2020-2021" website as it provides expanded information on how we are reopening. Teamwork and safety at KCS is what we have been focused on and we will continue with that as we reopen the school. It is an unprecedented time and we have accomplished much through our team focus as a school. We know that it will take all of us to ensure a supportive return for students.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-357-1045/505-927-0063 for any questions. Our main school number 505-753-4406 will also direct you to our front desk for school questions and to other staff for questions you have.
Elizabeth Bahe, M.Ed