(As published by the West County Times)
Good morning Ki-Be Community,
Let me start off by saying "thank you" for the huge amount of support you all showed for Fall sports! It was very exciting to travel to Bellevue and watch our girls compete at the State Soccer Tournament. Although we fell to Seattle Academy, I believe this is huge for the future of our soccer programs and all of our teams.
We will be having conferences for students next week, and while school will not be in session Monday, please be aware that you can ask for a conference for your student either Monday all day or on Tuesday afternoon. I realize that also means that some of you will be leaving to travel for Thanksgiving, so I wish you safe travels!
As I said last time, you will begin seeing more and more specific information about our Levy Election that is tentatively scheduled for February 14. The board is in the process of finalizing the details and will finalize everything at our December 12 School Board Meeting. This election, while it occurs in February, will actually be collected in 2024 and 2025.
We will be shifting gears with our Community Council meetings. We have tried to hold two meetings, one in English and one in Spanish, but we will be holding those meetings simultaneously on the first Tuesday of each month. We will have a translator available for our Spanish speaking parents. Those will still be held at the high school library at 6:00 PM monthly. We are also preparing our next Community Newsletter, so be on the lookout for it in your mailboxes in mid-January.
Finally, for any parents and guardians who have not done so, the Power School App is available for your cell phones and it is very easy to use. This enables you to see real-time updates on grades and attendance. Power School is the district student information system, and while some teachers or coaches may be using other systems in individual classes or sports, Power School is the official and easiest way to see any student's information. Call your students' main office if you need assistance.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and we will hear from us again in December. Always feel free to email me at pete.peterson@kibesd or call my office at 588-2000 or cell phone at 308-5052.