behalf of the Kila School teachers and support staff, I want to welcome you to
the 2013-2014 school year. Our
school MISSION is: “Doing What’s Best for Students.”
We are looking forward to working with you to do whatever it takes to
make a positive difference in the lives of all students!
Please take time to read the Kila school policy.
are many items that need to be communicated to you at the beginning of the year.
Many of these things are in the student handbook, but are important
enough that I wanted to include them in a shorter version for your convenience.
Please read and note the following information.
SCHOOL DISTRICT #20 257-2428
INFORMATION & TIME SCHEDULE
. . . 1st Bell
2:00 . . . Afternoon Recess
8:30 . . . Starting Bell
3:00 . . .
10:15 . . . K-3 Morning Recess
3:20 . . . Dismissal, 4-8
11:19 . . . Lunch/Recess, k-3
. . . Lunch/Recess 4
12:00 . . . Lunch/Recess 5-8
(EARLY DISMISSAL ON FRIDAY 2:00 (K-3), AND 2:20 (4-8) UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED)
School will be open at 7:00 A.M.
each school morning for those students whose parents work in Kalispell or must
meet the high school bus. Before School Programs forms are available in
the office. There is no charge for this program. This program is
structured reading practice and/or homework study time. Early students
must stay in the area designated by the supervisor.
driveway is one-way, with entrance off of Kila Road and exit on to Kila Hill
Road . Please pull over to one side and don’t block the drive as you
drop off or pick up children.
year at Kila we have a new student information system called Infinite Campus.
That means you will be able to access your child’s progress and
assignment on-line or through your smart-phone in real time.
Also this program has a food service program that allows you to access
you child’s account balance and pay your balance on-line.
A school newsletter will be sent
home every Monday with students. Please be on the watch for these notices.
There is a bulletin board just inside the gym, and in the hallway by the office
for special notices. Notices may also be posted on the bulletin board at the
Kila Post Office.
members wishing to put information into the newsletter must have information to
school secretary by Wednesday at 3:30 PM
Phones and Other Electronic Equipment:
may use cellular phones, pagers, and other electronic signaling devices on
campus before school begins and after school ends.
These devices must be kept out of sight and turned off during the
instructional day. Unauthorized use
of such devices disrupts the instructional program and distracts from the
Therefore, unauthorized use is grounds for confiscation of the device by
school officials, including classroom teachers.
Confiscated devices will be returned to the parent or guardian.
Repeated unauthorized use of such devices will result in disciplinary
policy of the Board of Trustees of the Kila School District #20 is to provide
students with a school environment free from harassment, intimidation, and
bullying. The Kila District #20 will
not tolerate this form of behavior.
is repeated exposure over time to negative actions.
Bullying means there is an imbalance of power so that the child being
victimized has trouble defending himself or herself.
Bullying is aggression. It
can take many forms, including physical, verbal, or psychological.
Bullying is when one person
repeatedly uses power in a willful manner with the aim of hurting another
individual. (Bully-Proofing Your
School, A Comprehensive Approach for
Elementary Schools, p. 9)
are a few of the beginning-of-the year details.
I will share additional information and school events with you throughout
the year as the need arises.
your principal, I look forward to working with you to make Kila School a special
school; a place we all share with pride. This
is your child’s school, but it is also your school.
My door is open to you at any time. Please
stop in and share your thoughts, concerns, or ideas with me.
I am looking forward to a very successful year.
Thank you for your support!
School District #20