Our intent is to support students on adapting and adjusting to being onsite at the school by having them return in a hybrid mode. We know that it has not been an ideal situation for all to be in remote learning and coming onsite will mean new changes but also exciting for the school community to return. We ask for your support and patience as we implement a gradual return for all students.
Teachers will provide listing of Group A and Group B students
Students will be arranged in K-6th into two groupings - Group A and Group B.
Classroom teachers will send out the student listing for each (by email) - Group A and Group B
Group A will attend onsite for the full school day, two times a week - schedule will show the dates
Group B will attend onsite for the full school day, two times a week - schedule will show the dates
Students will be in grouped classroom teams and kept to their groupings while in the school environment during instruction, recess, and lunch. We will not be mixing students across classrooms while they are onsite.
Once a student has been placed in the Group A and Group B status, no alternate scheduling or changed scheduling will be permitted. A student has to meet the onsite attendance requirements for hybrid status. We cannot change schedules across different days for students once hybrid status is implemented. Hybrid status means we will have students rotate being onsite and offsite during the week.
Recess for Students:
We will have a recess schedule for each of the grades at 15 minutes for two times a day. All COVID safety protocol will be observed.
NOTE: Students will be in grouped classroom teams and kept to their groupings while in the school environment during instruction, recess, and lunch. We will not be mixing students across classrooms while they are onsite.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to students through the Food Services team both onsite and offsite based on scheduling of Group A and Group B students.
It is our intent to have breakfast and lunch service in place but will notify families should any changes occur and food services is unavailable due to staffing. The notices are sent out through Bright Arrow messaging - please contact the Front Office at 505-753-4406 to be included to receive the school notices.
Bus transportation will be provided to students requiring bus service in the AM and PM time. A daily bus pick up/drop off schedule is set (Monday through Thursday) for Onsite Group A/B in Pueblo. Students living outside the Pueblo will need to be transported to KCS by parent/family.
Students living outside the Pueblo: The Pueblo will allow entrance to the parent/family member that will be transporting students to and from the school. Please inform them you are there to drop off a KCS student.
Student Drop Off/Pick Up at KCS:
Due to COVID monitoring procedures, we require families to drop off/pick up their child(ren) at the designated times in the school schedule. If you will be dropping your student late or picking up early, the front office should be called and informed at 505-753-4406 a day before unless it is emergency based. We ask that you follow the school schedule to assist planning in mitigating COVID, our staffing structure is set to support 80 plus students.
AM Drop Off: 7:45-7:55 AM is the time period to drop off students when being dropped off
PM Pick Up: 3:00-3:15 PM is the time period to pick up students
COVID Vaccination - Required for Staff and Students:
KCS requires all students and staff to be up to date on their COVID vaccination status. Booster shots are included in this.
A copy of the student vaccination policy was sent to all KCS families when it it was implemented in January 2022. A copy can be sent if you cannot locate it. Please contact Marie John at 505-753-4406.
100% of our KCS staff and students have received their COVID vaccinations. All booster follow ups are required.
COVID Testing (Weekly) - Required for Staff and Students
A weekly COVID testing process will be required for all staff and students. At home/over the counter test kits will be distributed to families for students. An outline of the dates and steps to follow will be sent out to families.
Weekly COVID testing with negative results will allow students to come onsite
Weekly COVID testing with negative results will allow students to utilize the bus
Each classroom and buildings are set up with separate HVAC systems. BIE conducted an assessment in fall to determine the status of the HVAC system. We were informed we have an effective running system but should implement HEPA filters in the classrooms and prop open windows for airflow. We have HEPA filters set up in each building and when the weather permits, open windows will be set up in each classroom.
Face Masks - Required for Staff and Students
Face masks will be required for all staff and students through the entire school day through the remainder of the school year. KCS will have face masks available for all staff and students.
School Notices and School Letters:
Updates and Notices are posted on the school's website under the School Updates area
Individual letters to parents/guardians about your student will be sent to email address on file
General school letters to Parents/guardians will be sent to email address on file and posted on School Updates area
Bright Arrow is the school messaging system that sends text messages and online posts to families. If a caretaker who is responsible for your child(ren) during the week is not a listed parent/guardian, they can request to receive Bright Arrow messages. Contact the School Registrar/Front Office at 505-753-4406 to provide contact number to be added.
Other household members who assist parent/family should be informed on school updates to be current on changing conditions.
In these times, we must shift to email, text messaging, website, and social media to contact families. It is the quickest form that information can be shared.