Kline Whitis News
Monday January 18th is a student holiday. Students, we hope you enjoy your 3-day weekend and look forward to seeing you Tuesday morning!
No School Tomorrow
This is a kind reminder that there will be no school tomorrow, on Friday, January 8th. We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, January 11th. Best wishes to our students that are competing in the Stock Show!
PTA Meeting Tonight
Tonight the Kline Whitis Elementary PTA will hold an on-campus meeting at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Children are welcome to attend. Adults, please wear a mask and observe social-distancing measures. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support.
Tomorrow is an early dismissal day. Car riders, bike riders/walkers will be released at 1:00pm, and buses will run at that time as well.
PreK-5th Grade 7:50am-1:00pm
ECSE AM 7:50am-10:00am
ECSE PM 10:40am-12:50pm
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas Break and look forward to your child's return on Tuesday, January 5, 2021!
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break and look forward to seeing your child back in school on Monday, November 30.
This is a kind reminder that there will be no school for students on Wednesday, Nov. 11. School will resume on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Thursday, November 5th the Kline Whitis Elementary PTA will hold an on-campus meeting at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. Children are welcome to attend. Adults, please wear a mask and observe social-distancing measures. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support.
Monday, November 2nd is College Shirt Day! #MaximizeTodayKWE
Good Evening Parents,
Each year Title I schools are required to hold an annual meeting informing parents about the Title I program. Due to social distancing measures in place at the campus, I invite you to view this brief video about the Title I, Part A Federal Program at Kline Whitis Elementary. I request that you please complete the sign-in sheet as well, to show you viewed the video.
Sign In Sheet: https://forms.gle/oewsPiKBDVFpyd2w5
You may also find more resources about this on our campus website under the Parent Tab, and then select the Parent Involvement link. Let me know if you have any questions.
— Wes Graham, Principal
Lampasas ISD thanks our PreK through 4th grade parents who completed the survey regarding the wearing of masks. Your input was very much appreciated and helped in guiding the district through this difficult decision. After carefully reviewing the case counts in our schools and Lampasas County, discussing with staff and our health authorities, LISD will delay the implementation of this requirement at this time for these grade levels. We have purchased additional desktop dividers for our younger students to further improve their safety. If an increase in cases develops, we may be required to implement the wearing of masks for these grade levels in the future.
LISD requests you please screen your child for COVID symptoms each day.
Fever over 100.4° F taken by mouth
New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
Loss of taste and/or smell
New onset of severe headache especially with a fever
We thank you again for understanding as we carefully navigate through these tough times.
Chane Rascoe, Ed.D.
Good Evening KWE Parents,
I want to thank you for the successful and safe start we have had to the school year. Below are a few important reminders to help continue this.
School Website You may find important information about the school on our campus website under the ‘Parents’ tab at: https://www.lisdtx.org/domain/387
Progress Reports Progress Reports for your child will be coming home this week and are available in Family Access for all parents. Parents of asynchronous learners may request a paper copy. This procedure will be the same for Report Cards and will continue to take place for each grading period this school year.
Arrival & Dismissal Staff is not on duty to supervise students until 7:20am. Please no early drop offs. The bell to release students to class is at 7:50am, followed by the tardy bell at 7:56am. The dismissal bell rings at 3:20pm. We thank you for making our afternoon dismissal go so smoothly! For the "parent walk-up line," we ask that you maintain social distancing and remember to wear your mask for the safety of all. This also helps in modeling these recommended practices for our students.
Specific Information for Home Learning Parents For an asynchronous student to be counted present (engaged), one or more of the following must be adhered to (regular grading policies will still apply):
1. Demonstrate daily progress (via online, instructional software, submission of work, or daily communication between teacher and parent).
2. Maintain daily teacher-parent conversation (via phone or e-mail).
3. The student must be able to complete and turn in assignments daily.
Home Learning Fine Arts and P.E. Students are held to the same grading policy as in-person learners. Home Learning students will receive a Fine Arts and P.E. grade. It is imperative that you maintain engagement in these classes by staying in contact with the activity teachers as well.
We appreciate your support.
Parents and students,
This message is for Remote Learners
You may have noticed some changes to attendance this year to account for remote instruction.
In Family Access, under the Attendance tab you will see the term Asynchronous Present. If you see this for your child it means the teacher reported your child met one of the engagement standards for their class on that day. Engagement is required daily in every class to earn attendance.
Teachers are required to mark your child absent for their class if there is no engagement but will be able to change the attendance for up to 3 school days if needed. We want to ensure that teachers have a sufficient amount of time to check for engagement.
Lampasas ISD appreciates your continued patience and support. If you have any questions about your students' Asynchronous classes, please continue to contact their teachers.