Monday, March 1st - No School Day for Students

The office will be closed.

Staff members will be working on professional development.

Many thanks to those families who were able to connect remotely with us this past week for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Your feedback about your conference and this process are welcome. Please reach out to Mr. Comiskey.
A Reminder from the Principals


Dear Parents / Guardians of our KMMS students, 

During this year of Covid precautions and mitigation, we are fortunate to be able to offer an option for students to continue learning from home. Our distance learning set up is utilized when our students are quarantined or sick, and on a more permanent basis for those who make the choice to learn from home every day. Our distance learning connections are not intended to be used for taking a day away for reasons other than quarantines and illness. Having an ever-changing roster of at-home and F2F students is disruptive to the smooth operations of our classes and to a student’s learning. As a group, our middle schoolers do not attend to their learning with the same level of engagement while they are away.         

When F2F students log in virtually for reasons other than Covid quarantines or doctor-excused absences, they are still classified as absent in our Infinite Campus attendance records. 



Mr. Comiskey or Mrs. Lloyd are happy to discuss your situation anytime. Reach out with a call or an email anytime.  

Mike Comiskey Laura Lloyd 
(262) 954-6500 x2001    x2002


KMMS Learning Environment Changes for Last Quarter


The window for requesting changes in placement (to/from F2F/DIST) opens Friday 3/5 and closes Friday 3/12.  

Due to upcoming state testing preparation, we will not be accepting change requests after March 19th for the 4th term.

NOTE: Distance learners will need to come to KMMS to complete their Forward testing. The testing will begin in mid-April. More details soon.  


KMMS Registration
for the 2021-2022 School
Deadline 2/28/21!

All the information you'll need for next year's registration can be found at www.kmsd.edu/msreg.

Helpful hints from Student Services:

  • Parent or Student can complete course selection entries using the Portal.
  • Parent approves Academic Plan in the Parent Portal by checking the "I approve" box and click SAVE.
  • There will not be a confirmation message or email.

It is still WINTER...

Please help us be sure that our students are dressed appropriately for the cold weather. Cohorts do take mask breaks outside. Having warm clothing is essential.
Important Information Regarding COVID Testing
Dear KM Families,
There has been some confusion about PCR vs. antigen testing for COVID-19. 
If a child stays home OR has been sent home with symptoms of COVID-19 and you wish to have them tested, KMSD requires a negative PCR test, which follows the CDC and Waukesha County guidelines for schools. This is for children with symptoms. 
 
Not every doctor’s office automatically does PCR testing. Please verify the type of testing before having it done. 
 
Documented proof of a negative PCR test is required before a child is allowed back in the classroom along with the child being symptom free for at least 24 hours without the use of medication.

Feel free to email your health staff or call the COVID-19 RN or Health Hotline, if you have any questions.
* District COVID-19 RN-Direct line: 262-968-6300, ext. 5334
* KMSD Health Hotline 262-968-6369
(District Nurse, Patricia Schuetz RN & Jenny Pick, RN)
 
Thank you!


Thank you to those who served at the PTO Culver's Shares event, and to those who came out.

Mountains of appreciation to the PTO, parents and community members who provided soups, salads, desserts and other refreshments for the staff.


Opportunity for Children of
Military Service Men & Women

Our Military Kids provides a grant opportunity for children whose parent(s) have been wounded or deployed. Our Military Kids awards up to $300 per child for the activity of their choice. Funded activities and programs include sports, fine arts, enrichment programs, tutoring, and camps. For more information, please visit ourmilitarykids.org/apply
FREE Meal Pick up Availability for Virtual Students

Here is a link for ordering meals if you are a Distance family. This service is also available for families with students who are quarantined but are normally F2F. 
It's that TIME of YEAR again!
To order your yearbook, click the link below.
Order your KMMS 2020-21 Yearbook!

Candid Photos Needed for the Yearbook

Do you have any great school related pictures from the first semester, please download to:  Yearbook - Picture downloads

Anyone submitting photos will need to fill out a few things before downloading:
  • name
  • email
  • a phone number is requested, but you can enter 555-555-5555.  

Once pictures are uploaded, the site will ask for the grade (include house name, unless it is a mixture).
List student names only if you know them.
PLEASE include a description of the "event" such as Spirit Week, Halloween, Masks, Mr./Mrs. ____ Class, STEM, Lunch, etc. 
Laptop


Distance Students
Helpful Hints for Families of Distance Students

Distance Learning is a big shift from traditional Face to Face learning. The document pictured here is a link that includes some tips for helping students and families successfully navigate distance learning. There are also a number of links for additional parent/family resources.
Instructional Materials:
Temporary and Term 3 Distance Students

When you are contacted by your teacher(s) about instructional material pick-up, those items can be picked up at the front office.

The best window for picking up those materials is after 7:00 a.m. and before 3:15 p.m.
If you need to come at an alternate time, please call and make arrangements with the front office.

On Thursdays, we will have someone in the front office available to distribute materials until 6 p.m. If you do not see anyone in the office after hours, please call the number printed on the window next to the front door.


KM Community Education provides recreational and educational opportunities for families. Please be sure to visit the website often for updates and new programs. For program information and registration forms, visit www.kmsd.edu/communityed.
KMJL Cheerleading Open Gym

All current 5th, 6th and 7th graders are invited to open gym for KMJL Cheer. This is for those who might be thinking of trying out for our team for the Fall of 2021 or those who want to get some extra work in. There will be three dates of open gym @ KMHS, 2/22, 3/15, and 4/19 from 4-6pm. We will cover motion technique, jumps, tumbling and maybe a little stunting. Contact Coach Kimberlee, kanekimberlee@kmsd.edu if you have questions. Facemasks are required and please wear comfortable athletic clothing.

Co-Ed Recreational Volleyball - Grades 4-8

Friday night youth volleyball league registration is now open. League play begins March 5 and runs through May 7 at KM High School. Registration deadline is Feb. 26. Register online at www.kmsd.edu/communityed
Try KM Lacrosse Clinic Tomorrow

This try it clinic is available to your student and it’s at no cost to you.
Date: February 27, 2021
Time: 10:30-11:30am – please arrive 15 minutes early
Location: Brookfield Indoor Complex lower level for players.
Players will need to have their own mouth guard, they should wear shirt, shorts/athletic pants and athletic shoes. Please bring a water bottle and wear a mask.
To Register use this web address: 
 


KM Lacrosse
Spring Registration
Closes this Weekend!

For returning players you can register your athlete using the link below and scroll down to find the appropriate youth level.
Registration for Spring is open until February 28!

Jr. Laser Football 2021 - Registration now open!

Registration for the fall 2021 football season is now open. 
All players entering grades K-8 are encouraged to register. 
Registration deadline is April 6, 2021.
KM Football Laser Bash

The KM Football Laser Bash will be held on Saturday May 22nd at Ella’s Public House on Hwy 18. We will have food, live music, raffles and a silent auction. Help and donations are needed. 
For more info about the event go to kmsd.edu/laserbash or contact:
Sue Spencer- sspencer6@wi.rr.com; or Jenny Rife- rifejen6@gmail.com.
Subscribing And Unsubscribing From KMSD Newsletters

All KMSD schools now utilize Constant Contact to distribute e-newsletters and other info to families and staff. If you UNSUBSCRIBE to one newsletter, you are unsubscribed from ALL KMSD newsletters.
 
If you simply wish to edit your subscriptions ("I want to receive the middle school newsletter, but no longer need Dousman's") please send an email to zupkez@kmsd.edu with specific requests.
 
If you unsubscribed from a newsletter recently, but still want to receive one or more ("I unsubscribed from Laser Focused, but still want to receive newsletters from Magee")
please send an email to zupkez@kmsd.edu with specific requests.
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