Special Education Staff Resignations & Recommendations for Hire??- for Principals
ESI & De-escalation??- for Principals
Social Work Services??- for All Administrators
Deadline and Guidelines for the Administrators’ Notice??- for All Administrators
2017 Horizon Award Application Now Available!??- for All Administrators
09/08/16 Thursday Counting Kids Workshop – required of ALL PRINCIPALS??- for All Administrators
Student Counts??- for All Principals
2016-17 Kidzone Program Information??- for All Administrators
Volunteer Training??- for All Administrators
Alternative Services Referral Process??- for Secondary Administrators
Special Education Staff Resignations & Recommendations for Hire
From Michelle Colvin
All resignations from special education staff need to be emailed to Michelle Colvin. Michelle will complete the ATF since special education staff is paid out of a special education budget. Also, please cc: Michelle Colvin when recommendations for hire are made for Special Education Staff. This will enable her to keep track as vacancies are filled. Please call Michelle at (913) 627-2614 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thanks for your assistance.
ESI & De-escalation
From Michelle Colvin
Make sure all staff in your building receive training on De-escalation and ESI; also make sure staff know where to access the ESI forms and how to complete them.
De-escalation Techniques PowerPoint: http://ksdetasn.org/resources/892
ESI Webinar is available on KSDE website: http://ksdetasn.org/resources/411
ESI PowerPoint without voiceover: http://ksdetasn.org/resources/410
Once all staff (including secretaries, custodians, etc.) have seen both the De-escalation & Emergency Safety Interventions webinar, please email or send the blue sheet to Michelle Colvin.
Also, if students in your building are being secluded and/or restrained, please scan and email the seclusion & restraint documentation to Michelle Colvin monthly as the Special Education Team will review the data and, if necessary, meet with the school team to determine alternative interventions to ESI. Please call Michelle at 627-2614 or email at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thanks for your prompt attention to insuring that staff receive the information in these mandatory trainings. Thanks also for sending the required documentation to Michelle at the end of the month when seclusion and/or restraint is used.
Social Work Services
From Michelle Colvin
This year there will be some changes to counseling services and social work duties and services. The changes outlined will be in place for students in early childhood settings through middle school. The changes will not affect high school through age twenty-one.
Counseling Services will be delivered by the special education teacher except for students receiving counseling services in center-based classrooms. Center-based classrooms include lifeskills, intensive support, STEPS, and ED.
We will begin identifying students as being eligible for social work services, rather than counseling services. Some students may continue to have counseling services on their IEP, but those students??? counseling services will be provided by the special education teacher.
Social workers will be using an eligibility procedure based on multi-tiered systems of support.
Social workers will be begin consulting with special education teachers immediately to assist teachers in planning and implementing counseling services. Social workers will be in contact with special education teachers this week to set a time to discuss students with counseling services.
The attached FAQ document should help clarify the social workers??? role with counseling services and their continued role in identification.
Thank you for your support as we align the provision of social work services with evidence-based practices.
Deadline and Guidelines for the Administrators’ Notice
From David A. Smith
Just a reminder about the deadlines and guidelines for the Administrator???s Notice.
The deadline is 4:30 p.m. each day for items that need to be published the following day. Anything submitted after 4:30 p.m. will automatically be pushed to a publication date of two days later. For example:
?? Items submitted BEFORE 4:30 p.m. on a Monday will be published in the Tuesday Administrator???s Notice.
?? Items submitted AFTER 4:30 p.m. on a Monday, will be published in the Wednesday Administrator???s Notice.
The system is set up to automatically post whatever is submitted BEFORE the deadline.
News submitted can only run for a total of five school days. However, please remember that all news published is archived and will remain on the website (and is searchable for any staff to find).
2017 Horizon Award Application Now Available!
From Amy Jo Troyer
The Horizon Award Application is now available to view and print from the KSDE website. As a reminder, the award is intended to recognize exemplary first year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding. In order to be eligible, the nominee will need to be a full-time teacher who completed their first full year of teaching in the 2015-16 school year. The nomination packet is lengthy and detailed, please ensure that the nominee receives this packet as soon as possible to begin the process. The deadline to complete and submit the nomination packet to Amy Jo Troyer is October 3, 2016.
09/08/16 Thursday Counting Kids Workshop – required of ALL PRINCIPALS
From Bridgette DeSmet
This year the onsite workshop is being replaced by a webinar that will take place:
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
I will share details when they are available from KSDE.
From Bridgette DeSmet
Student Count 2016/2017 Information
Please share this information with your staff member who will be putting together the counts for your school.
Practice Count dates:
09/20/16 OFFICIAL COUNT DAY
Attached is the Student Count form to be used for your practice and official student counts.
Numbers entered must reflect the inclusion of ALL students who attended at least 1 (one) day since the beginning of the school year. Students that have transferred, dropped or withdrawn should not be included in this count.
It is very important that we receive EVERY practice count as it will play a part in determining staffing, etc.
2016-17 Kidzone Program Information
From Valerie Anzicek
Below you will find a list of schools that will host a Kidzone program for the 2016-2017 school year. Please review the list carefully.
Our goal is to provide childcare services, academic enrichment, and youth development to all families in USD 500 – Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. Please see the chart below for the Kidzone site that will service your school. If you have questions, please contact: Daryel Garrison, Kidzone Project Manager at (913)449-7492, cell; Mechelle Wortham, Assistant Kidzone Program Specialist at (913)627-4356; or Kidzone Secretary at (913)627-4390.
2016-2017 School Year
Kidzone Sites open in the Morning
Kidzone Sites open in the Afternoon
|School||Start Date||End Date||School||Start Date||End Date|
|Stony Point North||8/15/16||5/19/17||Emerson||8/15/16||5/19/17|
|Stony Point North||8/15/16||5/19/17|
|M. E. Pearson||8/15/16||5/19/17|
Kidzone services available to the elementary schools:
AM Kidzone site
PM Kidzone site
|Bethel||Stony Point North||Stony Point North|
|Claude Huyck||Stony Point North||Stony Point North|
|Frank Rushton||Emerson||Frank Rushton|
|Hazel Grove||Stony Point North||Stony Point North|
|John F. Kennedy||Stony Point North||Stony Point North|
|**M. E. Pearson||Whittier||M. E. Pearson|
|**New Chelsea||Welborn||New Chelsea|
|**New Stanley||Emerson||New Stanley|
|Noble Prentis||Emerson||Silver City|
|**Silver City||Emerson||Silver City|
|Stony Point North||Stony Point North||Stony Point North|
|Stony Point South||Stony Point North||Stony Point North|
|T. A. Edison||Emerson||Frank Rushton|
|White Church||Stony Point North||Stony Point North|
|William Allen White||Welborn||Welborn|
Students enrolled in the Kidzone program at a school that is not their home school will be transported to their home school from Kidzone each morning at the conclusion of the morning Kidzone program. In the afternoon, students enrolled in the Kidzone program at a school that is not their home school will be transported from their home school to the Kidzone School where the student is enrolled. The parent is responsible for completing the transportation request form to the child???s home school office. The school will process the transportation request through the Transportation Department.
There will be a charge for all students who attend the Before and After School Program Monday through Friday. Limited Kidzone Scholarships may be available for the 2016-2017 School year.
Kidzone fees for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:
(All Kidzone fees must be paid in advance.)
|AM Session Only||$20.00 per child, per week|
|PM Session Only||$30.00 per child, per week|
|AM and PM Sessions||$40.00 per child, per week|
|Wednesdays Only||$15.00 per child, per week|
**M.E. Pearson, New Chelsea, New Stanley (see note), and Silver City will provide Extended Day Academic Enrichment programs for ???their students only.??? Families with students who do not attend the listed schools during the school day must select a different Kidzone site.
From Valerie Anzicek
KCK Volunteers ??? Do you have what it takes? Are you willing to make a difference?
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools is seeking individuals who are committed to and enjoy working with children.
Volunteers can tutor, mentor, or simply make a difference in the lives of a young person.
Do the Right Thing and Volunteer and be a part of the V.I.P.Team:
V ??? Volunteers with
I – Integrity that are
P – Partners/Pals with our students
Come Inspire Excellence, Every Grown up, Every Child, Every day!
Alternative Services Referral Process
From Valerie Anzicek
Please use the link below to make referrals for students who may benefit from an alternative educational setting to recover credits for diploma completion:
A 6 slide power point is also attached that provides information regarding alternative educational settings available through the district.
Please contact Donna Devine (firstname.lastname@example.org, 913-279-2091) for more information.