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  • HELLO KCS FRIENDS AND FAMILIES!

    KCS is in need of donations for our clothing closet for the year 2021-2022! We like to keep a supply of underwear, socks, pants, shirts, shoes, jackets, winter gloves and hats for all ages in our clothing closet incase of emergencies while students are at school.

    We are in need of more of everything! We appreciate clothing and shoes that are neutral and suitable for all ages elementary through middle school. So while you are doing your spring cleaning and finding clothes that don’t fit your children anymore,

     OR if you happen to go clothes shopping for your children and can grab an extra item to share you can bring them to KCS and we will add them to our closet for those in need!

     We thank you in advance! 

    • Your Friendly KCS Staff

    Please call 225-8568 with any questions!

    KCS is requesting clothing donations!

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  • Hello KCS families!

    I would like to remind you that although the govenor has dropped all the travel related COVID-19 mandates the school district has not and is maintaining the protocols that have allowed us to stay open for the remainder of the year. We are also going to continue wearing masks and socially distancing through the year, so please make sure your student is bringing a mask to school every day! 

    Illness - students are to stay home when they have one or more symtptoms of COVID- 19 which are : new onset severe headache, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, diarrhea/vomitting, cough, difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4 

    If they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 (within 6ft for more than 10 mintues of someone who was diagnosed or has symptoms of COVID-19) they are to stay home until that person has received negative test results or they have quarantined and not shown symptoms for 14 days. 

    This is a screening guideline you can follow at home to ensure it is safe for your student to go to school. 

    At Home Screening Guide

    We recommend contacting a health provider when your student is showing signs of illness that could be COVID-19 or if they potentially been exposed and discuss safe reentry plan to school. 

    Here is a link for Pediatric Care here in Ketchikan 

    Pediatric Care in Ketchikan

     

    Travel - if students or parents/household members of students travel out of Ketchikan for more than 72 hours they must stay home for 5 days and until they receive one negative test result. If you do not want to have your child to have to test the adult who travelled with the child will have to test. 

    Here is the COVID-19 State Health Mandate regarding travel

    https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/

    Here is a link to testing locations for COVID-19 

    COVID-19 Testing Locations

    We are also practicing social distancing and mask wearing in the schools. Our guidelines regarding these topics are as follows: 

    Social Distancing means 6ft from others at all times. Wearing a mask when this cannot be maintained. Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing. Cleaning high touch surfaces frequently, and not sharing school materials between students. 

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs-11x17-en.pdf

    Students will wear masks/face coverings when entering and exiting the building, when going to and from the bathrooms and other areas in the school, and when moving around their classrooms. 

    Please make sure you select a mask that fits around their nose and mouth and fits snuggle against the side of their face. No vented masks allowed. Shields are allowed however they must wear a mask as well when they cannot maintain a 6ft distance from others. 

    They may take breaks from their masks when, eating/drinking, at their desks and at least 6ft away from others, during recess, and during P.E. 

    Teachers will also be following socially distancing which means remaining 6ft away from others whenever possible. Wearing a mask at all times when interacting with studens. Frequent hand sanitizing, and hand washing. And they will also be cleaning high touch surfaces frequently. 

    Here are some links with more information on our procedures. 

    Masking Guidance

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention-H.pdf

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/cloth-face-covering.pdf

    Please contact the school to discuss a plan to follow this state mandate and keep your students safe! You may also contact the Ketchikan Public Health Department at 907-225-4350 with any questions regarding COVID-19. 

    Thank you! 

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